The people at Brookside Retirement Residence offered me a wheelchair-accessible bedroom. It's totally flat and has lower sinks and lower cabinets. I am very comfortable here. I am very happy that they have wonderful food, a full course meal once a day, and a light breakfast. They even serve some of their meals with wine as an option. It is all air-conditioned, especially in the last 2 months when the temperature was so high. There are people who would change my sheets and wash them, vacuum the room and clean the bathroom, and they all provided wonderful help. They are very cheerful and efficient. I've been really pleased. We have music a couple of times last week on the grand piano, and fresh flowers on the tables. We have a beauty parlor and an exercise room that's free. They have open porches and they allow cigarette smoking on one of the porches outdoors. I thought the price was high when I first came to look at it, but when I came here to live and realized what I was getting, it was all worth it. They have a transportation to take us to doctors' appointments, to Walmart, and banks.
My mom just moved into Brookside Retirement Residence. So far, it's been good. She's only been there since last week. They have different sizes of rooms. I think they're a little bit small, but the price is appropriate for the size. They have an activities director. I haven't tried the food, but my mom says they're good. She's been happy with what they have. It's nice, clean, and they have people that come in every day and change their linens and pick up their trash. It's a bit of an older facility. It seems like some of the living areas are a bit small, but they can't do anything about that. That's the way the building was built. She's very satisfied with all the services that they've offered.
Brookside Retirement Residence is an independent living community in Ukiah, CA designed for seniors, normally 55+, who are able to care for themselves and wish to live independently. Contact Brookside Retirement Residence for more details on housing, services, and rates.