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Cathy707 January 23, 2015
I visited this facility
Went to look at the facility. I was inquiring for my mother but I wasn't sure to what was best for her. I thought I know a lot about senior living but I was wrong. I felt so much better when I left the facility after I met with the sales rep at Emeritus. The person I talked too was very kind to show me around the facility, if it was possible, I would have moved my mother there but unfortunately my mother has dementia and needed a different setting. I am impressed with the people who works there, the people who resides there and the location of the facility.
bre2123 June 23, 2012
I visited this facility
I visited the Sonoma facility, and I enjoyed it immensely! It was so beautiful, with the gardens, and trees surrounding it. It was even beautiful inside. I spoke with most of the staff, and they enjoyed their jobs there. They also tend to love speaking with people, it's one of the only places that I visited that weren't overrun with people, and not enough help, though of course this place was made mostly for the rich people so I could never afford it, but I enjoyed visiting it all the same. My grandmother would have loved to live there, being that she has Alzheimer's she is losing her memories, and mind faster than we had hoped so it is becoming too difficult to take care of her anymore, and she would have loved the view that she would get from one of the rooms within the care facility, I believe anyone would be happy there.
commercesd June 14, 2012
I visited this facility
Knowing that we would be in the area, we decided to make an appointment to see Merrill Gardens at Sonoma. The grounds were all well manicured with plenty of areas for residents to enjoy. Even though it was raining, we could see that it would be a great place to spend time.
We've always liked that area and our aunt had expressed that she liked it as well. Our family has members spread through California, so this location would be ideal for visiting her.
We really liked how well the staff was prepared for our visit. They had taken the time to find out about our aunt and the things she likes.
We were shown all of the common areas, all of which were really nice. There were plenty of scheduled and non-scheduled activities to choose from. For example, our aunt really likes to read and they had a book club discussion going on with a member of the local library. This is an activity that our aunt really loves.
The private housing options were all lovely and looked like they had been personalized. We were told that a decorator works with staff and residents to update them regularly to keep them fresh.
The dining room was really lovely as were all the adjacent communal areas. The guest lunch meal that we saw looked and smelled really great. The snacks offered include everything from specially designed and prepared baked goods (geared toward health) to fruits, vegetables and delicious puddings. Despite the fact that they were made to be healthy, they all tasted really good.
Merrill Gardens at Sonoma was a really nice assisted living facility that was well designed and seemd very accommodating for all of the seniors that live there.
From Brookdale Sonoma
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
- Laundry and linen service
*Rates subject to change at any time. Level of care not included.
Features of Brookdale Sonoma
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Medication Management
- Hospice care
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Beauty/Barber shop
- General store
- TV room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
- Shared space where residents can host parties
- Features extra: Fitness Room/Gym
- Arts, woodworking, craft
- Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
- Religious services
- Lectures and discussions
- Book clubs
- Wii sports competition
- Tai chi
- Activities extra: Computer class
- Guests can attend meals
- Guests can stay overnight
- Ample parking for guests
- Laundry service for linens
- Private services
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Dining extra: All apartments have Kitchenettes
- Pets: Small pets allowed
- 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
Location of Brookdale Sonoma
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