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Reviews of Brookdale Baywood
June 30, 2011
I visited this facility
Many communities have pets on site for the comfort and enjoyment of their residents. Recently, the ED of Cypress Court brought her 12 week old puppy for a visit. It was just after lunchtime, and the residents were making their way out of the dining room. One woman who appeared to have dementia was so overjoyed with the possibility of hugging the dog that she began to cry. She was given ample time to stroke and pet the pup, who took it all with calm grace and loving puppy kisses. It's moments like this that make memory care communities worth their price and why so many of us choose to make our living serving the elderly. The puppy will be raised as a member of the community to the great advantage of all who live there.
June 10, 2011
Visited this facility
Nothing smells worse than a poorly run assisted living center or nursing home. My father in law was recently diagnosed with onset dementia. My husband and I knew that we could not provide the care he needed ourselves. We live in Mesa, AZ and he lived in Surprise, AZ which is about an hour's drive each way. We visited many facilities, over twenty, half in his area and half over here in Mesa. Cypress Court had to be one of the worst I've seen. At first, the staff seemed amicable, ready to answer questions and even gave us the full gamut of tours. The facility seemed okay, a little run down and the nurses and aides seemed overly busy, not many smiling. The smell bothered me the most. It was over-powering with disinfectant but I could also pick up slight smells of soil, possibly body odor, not entirely sure, but it just smelled stagnant. Several times throughout the tour I could overhear aide's raising their voices at residents. I did happen to stop and chat with an elderly lady sitting in a wheelchair. She actually stopped me and seemed lonely as if she wanted company. When I asked her how she liked living here, she replied: it's lovely, dear. I didn't care for what seemed like chaos. I felt the facility was under-staffed and was afraid my father in law's needs would not be properly met.
About Brookdale Baywood
Brookdale Baywood is an assisted living facility in Mesa, AZ that offers residents independent living options and daily support services.for more details on housing, services, and rates.
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