Brookdale Colonie

626 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY, 12110

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based on 21 Reviews

Denise38 August 10, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is in Brookdale Colonie (Formerly Emeritus at Colonie Manor). The staff are all very friendly. The place is clean. Everybody is very nice. The rooms are a little bit small, but very clean with new carpeting. The dining room is beautiful; however, the food is not so good. They have bingo and arts & crafts, they can sign up to do outings, and they go to diners or the mall. She wanted to be in Colonie because that's where her old apartment was, and she wanted to stay close to her friends and the activities that she is still able to do.



Caring111164650 July 31, 2015

I visited this facility

Brookdale seemed very nice. However, it was a little bit further than I wanted to go because my mom?s grandchildren live away. It would probably be an hour's ride for them to just come and visit, so I needed something closer.

The manager was a very nice guy. He showed me all around. He was extremely knowledgeable -- knew his stuff back and forth, up and down. He explained everything and was very engaging. The residents were all very nice. They all said hello, and he said that they are very good when they meet a new person. All in all, it seemed like a nice place to be. It was a little dark when I walked in, and I wanted something a little brighter.

The respite rooms were nice. They were furnished; they had a living room, a bedroom. Everything is furnished if you?re doing respite. If you?re doing independent-living, you have to bring in your own furniture.



Golfer Greg June 30, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

I recently visited my grandmother from out of town. The first thing I noticed when pulling up was residents sitting outside enjoying the weather. The building and maintenance was very clean and well kept! As I entered I was greeted right away and noticed more residents enjoying snacks and socializing...it was really cute! The rooms were an ideal size and the staff seemed pleasant. Mike the sales manager made this possible for my family and was extremely genuine throughout this difficult and personal transition. If you are looking for a place for your loved one, give Mike a call. We trust our family in Brookdales care!



Caring103739650 June 01, 2015

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Colonie Manor was nice, and the staff seemed very nice. The people seemed to be well taken care of. The rooms were very small, and the facility was a little tired. It was little older, but I thought that the care there was probably excellent. Maybe the overall looked of the place could use a little freshening up. However, the cleanliness was very good. I would recommend that people go look at it and see if it would fit their needs.

It was more modest. It was older, but also the cost was more reasonable. If you were looking for a place that was really going to take care of your parent, I thought that that's an excellent place to go. I thought it was a very solid place, and I thought the manager was really great.



Patti54 February 27, 2015

I visited this facility

My husband and I toured Colonie Manor after hearing about it through a friend. We were looking for a place for my Mom and all of the staff were wonderful. Mike the director spent a lot of time with us and explained the whole process. Location was perfect, but my Mother needed full nursing care. Would recommend this community to anyone in need.



Belle6 February 05, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

Rooms are incredibly small. We paid for the "extra" care which was almost never delivered. Food was disappointing. It is obvious to me that some of these reviews are fraudulently written by Colonie Manor Staff! Look elsewhere for a place for your loved one.



Alexandra4 January 13, 2015

I visited this facility

We just had a tour here in Emeritus at Colonie Manor. There was nothing that I can say specifically that I disliked about it. It is very well furnished. This is one of the three facilities that I visited which I can say is the most expensive and the best in terms of physical facilities. The rooms have updated bathrooms, and it's very nicely furnished, very well decorated, and really quite luxurious. My husband and I thought there was something walking in there that made us felt stifled. I can't give you a good obvious reason why I didn't like it. But after the tour, both my husband and I felt the same way. I don't think the care there is very good either. That is my impression.



LovelyLady26 December 07, 2014

I visited this facility

The people at Emeritus all said that they liked it a lot, and they were very happy to be there, but I didn’t like it. I went in a couple of rooms; it was an older facility and not quite as up to date. The staff was very nice. The administrator was really on top of things; they were very sharp and very, very nice. There was a lot good about it. They do take respite which very few do, and they had different levels of care there.



Caring95445150 October 16, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Emeritus is a little dated. I would say on a scale of 1 to 10, I would probably give it a 6 for cleanliness. Compared to other facilities, I would not put it on the top, there is only the minimal amount of staff that care for the amount of people that lived there. As an example recently I was asking about housekeeping and one of the housekeepers was an irregular and told me they just hired a person. I tried the food one time and I would say it’s mediocre. Dad doesn’t complain about it, but he has some dementia. The other people that live there encourage him to participate in activities, and one of the big senior citizens' best options there is playing Wii bowling. But, they probably need to update some of the basic things that they have in the rooms like the closet. The doors are half-working, the bathrooms are a bit dated, the cabinets that they have could be changed, and thet could have more staff.

Provider Response

We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns and hope you will call us at 877-400-5296 or email us at familyconnection@brookdale.com to discuss them in greater detail.



Caring88938750 October 03, 2014

I visited this facility

I had a quick visit at Emeritus at Colonie Manor. The apartments were not really spacious, but they were nice. Their dining room is pretty. When I was there, they were having karaoke.



Caring87049550 September 24, 2014

I am/was a resident of this facility

My mother is in Emeritus. The staff was friendly and nice. They helped setup my mother in her room The new management is friendly, but the housekeeping is not what I expected. The cleaning is not done to our satisfaction. My mother is happy with the food. They really don’t have a fully adequate library or media rooms, but mom watches TV and goes down to different games.



Caring64694650 June 27, 2014

I visited this facility

Emeritus is all in one building and on one floor. I can bring my pets. It looks like everybody there is happy. They brought me a couple of meals to my house.



Mary Ann10 May 11, 2014

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Colonie Manor seemed like a pleasant place. It looked like a nice, clean, and caring place. The staff seemed to be good. There were a lot of good activities for the seniors. The dining room looked nice, and the meals looked good. However, the rooms were kind of small. The place was large; maybe it was too large for a senior. There were too many people, but I wouldn't discount it. Everyone looked content.



Caring76377950 December 27, 2013

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We have my mom at Emeritus at Colonie Manor. It was one of Caring.com's recommendations. The place is small, which is a good thing especially if there are ambulatory issues. The staff is great. They're very friendly and very helpful. Mom hasn't been there long enough to make any kind of judgment; however, I didn't have any real difficulties with them.



STEVE8 September 13, 2012

I visited this facility

It is one of the best facilities i ever visited.I got a chance to meet the residents of the facility and they all looked quite relieved and happy.Evereything in this facility is just great and in a very organised manner.Residents are enjoying their lives there.Staff and management are thorough professionals and take care of the every requirement of the residents. Food quality is fine and menu is balanced and nutritious.Daily health checkups are conducted.They also have activities which everyone participate and they even have facilities like internet, library, laundry and other misc.Overall, I would rate this facility very high and recommend it for all old but loved ones.



white ben February 28, 2012

I visited this facility

This nursing facility has been personally visited by me couple of months ago along with my grand mother. I also happened to meet the residents and get their opinion. I found this facility a real home with neat and tidy atmosphere. Residents are enjoying all perks and privileges with supreme respect and dignity. Staff and management are thorough professionals who are giving their 100 % to make the facility a success. Activities have been planned to let everyone participate with his heart out and enjoy the daily routine. Food quality is fine and menu is balanced and nutritious. Health facility is available in the form of near hospitals. Nursing staff inside the complex is available round the clock to take care of old and patients. Internet, library, laundry and other misc facilities are readily available to meet the requirements of people. Overall, I would rate this facility very high and recommend it for all old but loved ones.


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From Brookdale Colonie


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.

Features of Brookdale Colonie


Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical therapy
  • 24 hour nurses: Yes

Room and housing options

  • Studio apartments
  • Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • Hiking trails
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared space where residents can host parties
  • Features extra: Library

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Wii sports competition
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens

Dining options

  • Meals in a shared dining room

General

  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • We offer respite care (short term stays)
  • Minimum age: 55

Licenses

  • Licenses: ALR

Technology and entertainment

  • Technology extra: Emergency Call System

Financial guidance

  • We help with selling the house (finding a realtor. staging, etc)
  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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