Brookdale West St. Paul

305 East Thompson Avenue, West Saint Paul, MN, 55118

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based on 9 Reviews

Linda85025850 June 10, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is in Sterling House of West St. Paul. We only looked at two because the doctor says we need to have her in a facility rather quickly, and my mother likes this one because it is small. There are only 19 people in the house, so it's like a group home. She thinks it feels more like a home. The staff that works there seems very good. They are always friendly. They always say "Hello" whenever I go and visit, and I usually go unannounced. I don't call ahead and say I'm coming. They have rooms and not apartments. They are nice, bright, and airy. They are not roomy or large, but they are not overly small. Every single room has a great big window, which makes the room nice, bright, and comfortable. I don't know all of the activities they offer, but because it is a memory care, they do some music, therapy sessions, and memory games with them. They take them on outings and they go out to eat. They go to the park. They do actually quite a bit with them. One thing that I am not thrilled about is their food. I don't think their food is wonderful. It is very different from the way that we have always eaten at home. I don't know. I never think of myself as a food snob, but after eating there, maybe I am a little. I think they can improve on the food.



Paula Frank October 30, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

This was the best option for me and for my grandma when she became sick. I was not able to look for her accurately and she had to take her medication. Also, she needed someone to help her with the daily activities she had to do, including going to the toilet and so.I needed someone to take care of her. Sterling House of West St. Paul was my best choice ever. I chose it because the staff here was very nice, they were very pleasant people. My grandma was pretty happy about them, as she could discuss some interesting things with the man who took care of that. Also, there were many other facilities that seemed very helpful for her. I really thought that this was good both for her and for my family. Me and my husband had to put a great effort into taking care of her.I'm really satisfied about this Assisted Living facility. My grandma seemed happy and that made me happy, too.



LoveandCare October 20, 2011

I am a friend or relative of a resident

When looking for a place for my Grandpa to live in the area, this looked like the best place. The staff was really nice and provided care for anything my grandpa needed while still letting him decide what he wanted to do. This place is great, it has so many things that care for their residents. My grandpa has Alzheimer's and I needed the best place to care for him and this place has everything. A nice place to eat, a fireplace, and food/delivery service. They do an excellent job of caring for their residents and I really appreciate the great work they do.This place offers so many services and they actually care for their residents and it shows. I'm happy with my grandpa staying here and being able to visit and not have to worry about anything. I would recommend this place to anyone else that is looking for the best Assisted Living in the area.



commercesd May 29, 2011

Visited this facility

Since were in the St. Paul area, we decided to drop in and see the Sterling House of West St. Paul as we were looking for a place for our uncle to live. The exterior of the facility looked like a vacationing center, well-manicured and inviting. The vibe was friendly, but still professional. The staff are all casually dressed, even the medical staff, which puts everyone at ease.

The main entry room had a nice fireplace in the corner with an adjacent seating area. The family room is a good size to entertain visiting families. The food is specially prepared to meet specific nutritional and dietary needs. They track weight with management plans as needed. The snacks included fresh fruit, crackers, hard boiled eggs and vegetables.

We were relieved to find that they can accommodate residents with Alzheimer's and dementia if necessary, since our uncle has some memory problems. They also have plenty of staff to help with unscheduled personal needs and personal requests, which our uncle really liked. He can also have his cat at the facility.

The private apartments were really nicely decorated with plenty of light and great views. The layouts were easy to navigate and the kitchenettes had more counter space than most that we've seen. Some have nice eating areas which makes it nice for private visits. We were also told that they could help us customize a living plan for our uncle that would include all of his particular needs and preferences.


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From Brookdale West St. Paul


Brookdale West St. Paul provides assisted living residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's signature Personalized Assisted Living, we customize our care offerings for the individual. This allows each resident at our community the freedom and opportunity to make choices that will ease their lifestyle transitions. Residents enjoy life with the support they need, coupled with the appropriate accommodations as their needs change.

We promise Respect for Individual Preferences by offering personalized care needs and providing an atmosphere that encourages each assisted living resident to live in health and longevity. We also offer special housing and care options for those who require assistance with the activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing and assistance with medication. We offer graduated levels of care based upon the individual need of residents, as determined by our continual assessment process. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of residents every day with signature services for those who value their freedom and independence, but desire or need services providing them with the highest level of quality, care, and value.

Features of Brookdale West St. Paul


Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency Call System
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • 24 hour nurses: Yes

Room and housing options

  • Studio apartments
  • Housing extra: Deluxe Suite
  • Companion suites: We offer companion suites

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • 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
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Gardening
  • Cooking

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • 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
  • Staff patient ratio: 1 to 5
  • We offer respite care (short term stays)
  • Minimum age: None

Licenses

  • Licenses: Comprehensive

Financial guidance

  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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