I cannot say enough about the staff at the Brandywine in Howell. My mom suffers from dementia/Alzheimer's and it has been a very difficult time for my entire family. Anyone that is familiar with this disease can tell you that it is absolutely heartbreaking watching a parent/loved one slowly transition into a helpless shell of the person they once were. As a daughter, I always promised my mom that in her later years , she would come live with me. As her disease progressed, we had to make a change. We tried, as a family, every option out there. From hiring aides to live with her, hiring aides to live with us, adult daycare, moving into her house and trying to care for her myself...nothing was working. My mom was and still is my best friend. I researched every assisted living facility in both Monmouth and Ocean county, I felt I owed her that. I spoke with other family members, staff, compared notes and decided on The Brandywine in Howell. A year later, I can tell you that this is probably the best decision we've ever made. I no longer have that awful guilty feeling that I had for so long. I visit my mom almost every day. The staff there have now become part of my family. I am so grateful for each and every one of them. We have been faced with many challenges this past year, as my mom is aging and the disease is progressing but I can assure you that along the way, the staff at the Brandywine have gone above and beyond to keep my mom both happy and safe. I will be forever in debt to the entire team. The bottom line is..they genuinely care about each and every resident there!!