Brookdale Hillsborough

600 Auten Road, Hillsborough, NJ, 08844

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Caring112751350 September 15, 2015

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Hillsborough; it was a very nice experience. They’re only 3 miles from my house. It was clean, bright, full of light, and cheerful-looking. The staff there was very pleasant; they make eye contact with everyone. The person who took me on a tour was more than accommodating. The room that she showed me was occupied by a resident, but the square footage was smaller than what I had envisioned for my mother to be living in. The residents in the assisted living area were interacting among themselves, and I thought that that was very good.



John112688650 June 20, 2015

I visited this facility

I found three of them in Hillsborough. I went to three of them, and they were all similar in general practice. Some of them offered a little bit more of one thing and someone else of another. All of them I would be fairly happy probably when the time comes to do something there. They were very helpful, all of them. They gave me a tour and talked about what they do and so on. Everything was satisfactory as far as I'm concerned. I liked all of them and was satisfied basically with all of them. Right now, they all seem to be equal.



William105794450 April 30, 2015

I visited this facility

The Emeritus at Hillsborough was a very good facility. We were considering moving my mother there, but they were limited apparently when patients start to get to more advanced stages of Alzheimer's. They had a fairly wide and open dining area. They seemed perfectly good. The only problem I had was that they could not take care of late stages of Alzheimer's or dementia.



Michelle105871250 February 10, 2015

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Hillsborough is wonderful and beautiful. They have a fireplace right in the lobby, and all the elders are right there, some talking to each other. There is a staff member at a desk so you feel someone is right there watching. Nobody will wander out, or if a stranger came in, at least there was someone there. I walked by the dining area, and it is beautiful. It's like a five star restaurant because they have staff waiting on them. I liked the fact that it felt really homey, cozy, and safe. Even in the hallway down where the bedrooms are located, it felt like a hotel more than it did a nursing facility. There were nurses on staff, but it didn't feel like a nursing home. It felt like a hotel or someone's home.



Caring95652550 October 06, 2014

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Hillsborough is also a very nice facility. They were very welcoming, and the place was just really clean and pleasant, but just a little too far from me. When I was visiting, I did see family coming in and that seemed to be very friendly. I just thought it's a nice place to be if one has to be inside the place.



Susan93446950 August 29, 2014

I visited this facility

I visited Emeritus. It looked terrific and very clean. The director was quite friendly. The dining area is beautiful. It's well-lit and set up nicely. The seniors were grouped together according to their abilities. They had an activity calendar.



Earl4 July 20, 2014

I visited this facility

I have visited Emeritus at Hillsborough. I was treated by the staff very nicely. The place is definitely nicer than the other facility I visited and was a lot newer looking, that's for sure, but I think it was very expensive. It was very clean. I think the residents didn't really look like they were disengaged, but I didn't talk to anybody. I didn't say that much. I walked around it. They walked me in their room and talked to me a little bit. They gave me a brochure and they sent me out on my way. They spent more time with me at the other facility than they did at the Emeritus. I had a pleasant visiting experience, but I wouldn't put my mother there.



Tammy3 October 19, 2013

I visited this facility

I liked Emeritus at Hillsborough. It was a very nice facility, but the location of it would be hard as there's a lot of traffic to get to the facility. I would recommend it though.



joanne21 March 11, 2013

I am a friend or relative of resident

After visiting the two assisted living facilities in my neighborhood, we chose Emeritus for my relative because it seems to us to be the cleaner and more pleasant of the two facilities. The employees were friendly and attentive to the residents. Although money was not the major factor, Emeritus offered our family more "perks" and services for our money. We are very pleased with our choice and feel that our relative is receiving outstanding care.



Jmoc 23 November 20, 2012

I visited this facility

I enjoyed the time I spent at the assisted living home.The staff was friendly and it was very clean. Everything was always tidy and in order. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a place to put a loved one. Everyone there is just so friendly and it makes visiting the place much more enjoyable. When you walk in for the first time, you are comforted with the clean smell and the pleasant decor. The rooms are nicely sized so that everyone has a good place to live. They also hold activities such as bingo which really gets the people going. They play to win little tickets or points that they can use to spend on things they like.



caring10121 October 18, 2012

I visited this facility

We went to Emeritus, got a tour and all that. I thought everybody was very friendly and nice. But it's still depressing at this stage of our lives. My wife is pretty young, she's 69 and she's got Alzheimer's. So we saw the wing for memory-impaired. It seems clean. The people seem content enough, but we're in a kind of strange situation because we're young and my wife's got the Alzheimer's and right now I'm receiving chemo for cancer, and it's not helping. So I need to have some place where my wife could go if I don't get better.



assistedliving1 October 07, 2012

I visited this facility

I would visit this facility multiple times to visit my mom. It is in a nice location, easy to find, and the area looks nice. the Staff are friendly, at least when im around. Everything was clean and kept in a nice condition. would rate 4 stars because i have seen better.



ElleSm July 06, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I was visiting Emeritus as a relative of someone living there. The facility itself is quaint and well-kept; the interior looks almost like a golf country club, which may or may not be a comforting factor for some seniors. I imagine the furnishings are similar to the type of d̩cor many of the residents had in their previous homes. There was no apparent smell, which was nice. Nearly all uilities do not incur an additional fee. From speaking with my uncle who has stayed, it seems like most if not all of the staff genuinely care for the patrons. Some days, staff can get impatient or short with the seniors, however. There were plenty of activities for the seniors to participate in, including clubs and excursions, as well as multiple wellness and fitness areas. They also allow smaller pets to be brought in and even assist in taking care of them when needed.



HappyCamper5 June 29, 2012

I visited this facility

Overall we were quite pleased with our experience and visit at Emeritus at Hillsborough. Upon driving up we could easily tell the grounds were well cared for and everything was maintained very well. It was nice to pull up and see how well they kept up on the cleanliness of the entire site. The staff was also very friendly and the residents we saw seemed quite happy. We were able to even interact with several residents to really get an understanding of how they were treated and taken care of. This was big because the staff could easily portray one thing just to get you to believe it. This was not the case. Every resident we spoke to had great things to say which really put our minds at ease. Our biggest concern was the facilities themselves and that where we choose would be a great place for our grandma. After the visit we could tell that Emeritus at Hillsborough would be a top candidate in our upcoming decision. A decision like this is never ever easy but it is nice to know such facilities exist and really truly care about the people they look after. After all, they are our loved ones!



cat0327 June 16, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Emeritus at Hillsborough is a wonderful facility. The staff is always very friendly and they are very kind to my grandmother and meet her every needs. There is 24/7 care for her and I know that she is in good hands there and if anything were to happen to her that they would be able to handle the situation very well. The facility is always very clean and well kept and the rooms are also very nice and a decent size. I loved the fact that the utilities were included in the total charge for a room and it is overall a wonderful place. I would recommend it to anyone in the area.



cab324 June 13, 2012

I visited this facility

I felt that they offered everything that she needs to be comfortable, and that she would be in good hands. However, regardless of the services provided it is always difficult psychologically for her and I'm sure all of the other patrons living there. This is because knowing you are dependent on other people is something difficult to accept that is constantly apparent when living in such a facility.



RickWilson June 13, 2012

I visited this facility

The staff seemed nice, It was quiet and not to busy. One of the first things I noticed was the face that the facility was clean. My aunt complained about the fact that she doesn't get the full care she needs as far as food and she also has problems with mobility. We mentioned it to the staff and they assured us that they take her walks and excersize her during the day. The facility all together didn't seem to big but they have things to keep the people who stay there entertained. There was no smell of old people when I walked in which was a pleasant surprise. All together I give it a 4 star rating.



Cathy McKinney May 22, 2012

I visited this facility

I toured this facility last week. I met with the community relations director. She took her time and didn't rush me through. She refered to the place as a community not a facility which I liked very much. The residents who live there were engaged in an activity that was age appropriate. The residents looked well kept and happy. The interior was well kept and clean. The staff were introduced to me during the tour. Some of the staff have been there a long time, over 5 years. The community relations director said she was fairly new there but was very knowledgeable about the place. The rooms are nice and all the utilities are included! There is no charge for an evaluation of care. The rates are good. Overall it is my #1pick of the 10 places in the Hillsborough area listed. I also looked at 3 other places not listed but this is the best of them all. I put a deposit on a room and am excited to move my dad in!



MichVign February 29, 2012

I visited this facility

I have toured several assisted living facilities and this one was above average. My main reason is that it did not have a smell when you first walk in. Most of the other places I have visited had a smell that hits you in the face when you walk in the front door. Also the staff was generally positive and pleasant here. I noticed that the residents were involved in more activities here and liked the interaction more. On the negative side I did not like the hotel style rooms. The long hallways made it seem different and not as cozy. I have been considering living at a place like this in the future so I will always be critical of assisted living facilities. Overall, this one was above my expectations. The food is another concern of mine. From asking around here it seemed like no negative concerns were voiced by the residents.



Johnny1 October 01, 2011

I visited this facility

At this senior living facility, I was amazed at how much elegance was present and how well each senior was cared for. The facilities were great, clean, and above average. With oldies music playing in the background along with old style furniture, I have no reason to believe that a senior could hate it. Although, despite the staff got the job done, there was no possible way they did it with pleasure. They seemed tired, angry, and didn't want to listen to the seniors one bit. The staff grumbled every where they went, and didn't -t want to live up to the seniors needs, but then again, helped them when necessary .I went there for Bingo once, and every senior seemed pleased and overjoyed, leading me to believe that Emeritus of Hillsborough is a great assisted living facility. Overall, I would recommend this facility to any senior that would like to live in a clean, elegant area.


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From Brookdale Hillsborough


We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a wonderful living environment everyday. Our genuine caring staff, home style meals, daily activities add to our residents' experience.

Through special events, activities, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, we offer unlimited opportunities for you to get to know other residents and us. Call to set up an appointment for a tour because we delight in showing you our home.

Amenities and Services
  • Daily assistance with bathing and dressing
  • Medication management
  • Dining assistance and special diets
  • Assistance with reminders and redirection
  • Escorts and assistance with walking
  • Emergency response call system
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry and linen service

*Rates subject to change at any time. Level of care not included.

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