Brookdale North Gilbert

Offers Memory Care

14 Reviews
845 N. El Dorado Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85233
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale North Gilbert (800) 385-2527

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Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale North Gilbert

September 26, 2013

By Mary68837850

I visited this facility

I had a tour at Emeritus at Gilbert and the place is very nice. The lady that took me around was very knowledgeable and very helpful. The facility appeared to be very clean and organized. They allow pets which I like because my mother has a small dog. They have a nice ground where they can go out and walk and the dogs can go out too. The place is very open, bright, and the residents seemed relaxed and happy even though most of them are in wheelchairs.

April 16, 2013

By caring0328213

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandmother is in the Emeritus at Gilbert. The cleanliness of the place is fine, and the staff is very nice. They should make their food more accommodating to special diets, and a little bit healthier, though.

January 20, 2012

By JerrBear

I am a friend or relative of a resident

From my experience this home seems very nice. My grandma moved in here about a year ago, and although she was wary of it at first, she seems to have grown to like it quite a bit. She has made many friends there and enjoys socializing and participating in activities with her new friends. She likes the fact that it is not like "living in a hospital" but more like a community of older people. She fits in well and is generally happy. She says the staffs is all very nice, and seem sincere in their care. They ar not just doing a job, but actually care for her wellbeing. This is a very good sign. She likes the meals there and the scheduled activities as well. She says it gives her something to do and look forward to, rather than just sitting at home, occupying herself. Overall, very happy with this home, and would recommend it to others.

November 07, 2011

By Hoping for Change

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The facility looks lovely, requires you to wait for door to be opened, in evening that could take a few minutes sometimes 5 or more. Employees are cheerful and outgoing. Menu choices have been changed to include more starches, but tastes good. Sometimes there should be more protein in standard evening meals-since their budget was cut. Since most residents are memory care, offsite activities are not on the schedule this last year. There is only one walkway they can use in the court yard. When weather permits AND they have 2 members of staff available they sometimes walk to a close HOA park. Ask to look in several residents bathrooms and kitchen areas, look at sinks and toilets for cleanliness. Housekeeping is often over looked-inadequate staff- and sometimes requires resident or family member reminders. Basic maintence requests require follow-ups. Also due to reduction in staff, activities are often preempted or changed. Snacks are not always given per the stated 3 times a day. In past year there have been 3 Executive Directors. Employees and on-site Management are stretched too thin.

October 14, 2011

By Babycakes2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother lived at Emeritus for over 5 years. I visited at least every week and came at different times - mornings, afternoons, late evenings, etc. I always found the staff friendly and the facility clean. I would give Emeritus a 5 star rating, except my mother would complain occasionally about the food. However, she has always been very picky. There were many meals she did like. They had different chefs so she had favorites. I would recommend Emeritus to a friend.

August 19, 2011

By Emmyrose

I visited this facility

This is a medium size 38 apartment facility. All are 1 bedroom with partial kitchens.Since the specialize in memory care residents it is a secure facility. They are licensed for all three levels and have hospice residents.It is one story. The building and grounds are beautiful with flowers, fountains, and greenery. The courtyard is in the center.There walk paths and covered patios. They have scenic views of the lake and golf course.There is a garden area. There is a licensed nurse on staff and on call and 3 certified caregivers on each shift..There is a doctor and physcians assistant who visit weekly and are on call. Each resident has an alert pendant or bracelet. There is a physical therapist available when needed. There is a central kitchen and dining room. They have a culinary chef on staff. They offer three meals a dat with a large variety. Snacks are always available. They are very big on activities. As well the usual games of bingo and cards yjry endeavor to bring in lots of outside entertainment a musicians etc. They have bbqs,parties, movie nite, and ice cream socials.They take the residents on outings to movies and other events, Yje staff seems very caring and there is a homey feel to this place. I was very impressed.
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Questions about Brookdale North Gilbert

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Every Brookdale Associate is assigned courses every month via Brookdale’s Learning Management Systems in addition there are also classes/in-services held in the communities monthly that Associates are required to attend.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

We have 46 associates total at Brookdale North Gilbert. If by “staffers” you are referring to our Caregivers and Medical Technicians we have 7 on for the A.M. shift. 7 on for the P.M. shift and 3 on for the Overnight shift. As of right now (01/07/19 @ 01:13pm) we have 19 total Associates in our community working. We have 3 nurses on staff here at Brookdale North Gilbert and we offer 7 day a week nurse coverage.

What programs or activities does Brookdale North Gilbert offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Brookdale aims to create meaningful and purposeful programming to speak to our resident’s individual interests. When we take the time to know residents’ histories, their past and present roles and relationships, their hobbies, habits, likes and dislikes, we can help them stay connected to who they are, and respect and reflect how they see themselves, not how we see them. By knowing about the residents, we make sure that we define them by who they are, not by the symptoms of their dementia. On our calendar you may find those staple programs such as Bingo and Karaoke colored with activities that speak directly to our residents as individuals such as knitting circles and garden clubs. There is also a focus on connecting the mind body and spirit and that is reflected in our yoga, dance/movement therapy, and music therapy groups.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

The Health & Wellness Director or The Health & Wellness Coordinator.

What techniques does Brookdale North Gilbert use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Modified diets, verbal cuing, hand over hand assistance, total hand fed, dining skills evaluation completed on admission, annually and as needed.

How does Brookdale North Gilbert keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Communication to a family could come from a Care Associate, a Medical Technician, any of our nurses on staff and even our Executive Director. Also, depending on the preference of the family, the communication could be phone call, email, text messages and in-person meetings. Also collaboration of care meetings are held with the families.

Describe the neighborhood around Brookdale North Gilbert. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Our newly renovated secured memory care community enjoys a panoramic view of the El Dorado Lakes Golf Course nestled near the edge of a residential area.

Is Brookdale North Gilbert affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Brookdale is not affiliated with any hospitals; we honor our residents and families preferences regarding hospital choice.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale North Gilbert

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

General

  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • State Licenses: AL7864

About Brookdale North Gilbert

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.

What Makes Us Special

Our newly renovated secured memory care community enjoys the panoramic view of the El Dorado Lakes Golf Course nestled near the edge of a residential area. Private and companion, studio and 1 bedroom apartments to include; walk-in closets, kitchenettes with refrigerators. Private bathrooms with handicapped accessible showers. Large interior courtyard with a water fountain, raised garden beds, extended walking paths and covered patios.


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