Brookdale Riverwalk

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, and Memory Care

29 Reviews
350 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Riverwalk (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Riverwalk

March 06, 2019

By Donald

I visited this facility

Brookdale Riverwalk was extremely nice and clean and they've got friendly staff. The activities were good and they had an activities director and a calendar of activities every day. The residents have a pendant or a bracelet that they push to call a staff member, so no matter where they are in the facility, whether they fall down or if they need help, they can get help. They've got a gym and a salon, too.

April 28, 2018

By Albert

I visited this facility

I was impressed with everything about Brookdale Riverwalk ... except for the cost. The overall feel was very good and they have everything that you might need. They have villas, apartments, a very nice central location, and Alzheimer's care as well as dementia care. The facilities were separated but within a compound type of area. It's very clean and very nice. We went through everything. They introduced me to the people that would help guide the yoga classes, library readings, walks, and that sort of thing.

July 17, 2017

By Visitor

I visited this facility

Brookdale Riverwalk had beautiful grounds and is very nice, but the rooms were awfully small. They have refrigerators, but they're so tiny. They have a nice big room for games.

December 20, 2016

By FaithLoveHope11

I visited this facility

I had a tour of their entire campus and was thoroughly impressed! The staff was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and presentable! The food looked absolutely tasteful and the variety on the menu was surprisingly great. My tour was very informative and I felt immediately welcomed by everyone we encountered. the Skilled building in particular was surprising as well.. not what you would expect for a hospital setting environment. Brookdale Riverwalk really outdid themselves in making it feel like home instead of the hospital. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone and everyone, as long as you can afford it. They are willing to work with you so I highly recommend going in and seeing despite the cost. Hands Down 5 stars! This is the best fit for my mom.

August 12, 2016

By Lyn881600

I am/was a resident of this facility

I like the friendliness of the people at Brookdale Riverwalk and the cleanliness of the apartments. The staff is very knowledgeable. The common areas are clea,n and the cleaning staff is wonderful. We have very nice activities here, so there's always lots to do.

January 31, 2016

By Stephen24

I visited this facility

Brookdale Riverwalk was architecturally nice, and the employees were nice. Aesthetically, it was pretty. We toured the senior living as well as the care facility. The gym I thought could have more gym equipment. The rooms seemed very nice.

November 11, 2015

By Anonymous lady8

I visited this facility

The staff was pretty good, helpful and friendly. We ate there and didn’t think the meal in the assisted living was very good. We were really leaning that way to take my mom there, but it was just too expensive for us. The people were good.

January 21, 2015

By Pat101406150

I visited this facility

The rooms were really big. They were well staffed. They were very clean. The meals looked very nice. It was a cushier scenario, and the price was higher than all the others in the area. They had a wonderful activity program. They had trips for the ones who could go out. They had activities going on at different times every day. The lunch that I had when I went to a nursing conference there was very good. I would give them a 5 provided you could afford it.

September 30, 2014

By Caring95691650

I visited this facility

It is a pleasant facility. They have double rooms as well as triple rooms. I really don’t know exactly with regards to their activities, but I think they play bingo. The staff were very pleasant and really nice. We had a meal there and it was good. They had a nice variety to choose from.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Please be assured that we are always trying to engage our residents through scheduled programs and outings designed with their interests and capabilities in mind. From fitness and education programs to cultural and social events, there is something for everyone!

July 19, 2014

By John89753450

I visited this facility

I've been to this community visiting someone down there. It was the cheapest one I saw. I have the money to get in there, but they won't take me. They had nice rooms. They have nice equipment. They had all sorts of different games, and they have some people come in and put on music and sing. They have a living room and kitchen combination, and they have a separate bedroom and a big bathroom. I ate dinner several times; it was very good. It was a real nice dining room. It could be like a hotel.

June 27, 2014

By Caring87234450

I visited this facility

The rooms were of adequate size. They have options for studios versus one-bedroom apartments. I saw some people around, and they seemed OK. The dining facility is cafeteria style, and they have two or three different choices. They have a fairly active calendar. They took residents on tours, they’ve got game nights, and music comes in sometimes.

November 27, 2013

By Sheri5

I visited this facility

The staff seemed very nice. The lady that took us around was very professional and very nice. The facility looked clean and well taken care of. The rooms looked good and I was very impressed with it. They do have activities and every time we went to visit my dad when he was there two years ago, there was something going on or something planned.

October 26, 2012

By caring10251

I visited this facility

It was very nice, but I couldn't afford it. It was like the Four Seasons. The staff was very nice. They do have wonderful social activities for their residents.

September 17, 2012

By bigdeezle

I am a friend or relative of a resident

very expensive facility. everything provided for the live in patient. staff was helpful on occasions and. they had a restaurant you could take your family to that was very high end. the food was good. they had a very nice gym that was never busy but fully stocked with all the gym equipment you could ask for. they kept the living facilities very clean and the grounds were kept nice. there was constant security day and night. i never heard of any problems going on with any crime or anything related.

May 19, 2012

By Amy Grant

I visited this facility

The grounds were beautiful and thoughtfully planned out for ease of mobility. Everything was clean. The staff are kind and efficient. Our family friend saw her caregivers as extended family. The room was well appointed. We were impressed by the salon and workout areas on site. The food was good and our friend said it was better than some other places she had been. The independent living cottages are nice if that is an option for you.
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What programs or activities does Brookdale Riverwalk offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Optimum Life Program

What transportation services does Brookdale Riverwalk offer to assisted living residents?

Monday- Friday scheduled transportation, Sunday church route

What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Riverwalk offer to assisted living residents?

24 hour LVN

How does Brookdale Riverwalk keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Care conferences

What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Riverwalk provide to protect residents who wander?

Gated community

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Riverwalk


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2995/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $4895/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5995/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: Yes
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Cottages

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: 2 Meals Daily Provided In Independent; 3 Meals Daily In Assisted Living And Memory Care


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Pool
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym, W/D In Apt

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt


  • English
  • Spanish


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  • Medicare Provider Number: 555771
  • Ownership Type: For Profit Corporation
  • Date Certified: 10/01/2020


  • Resident Capacity: 138
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • State Licenses: 157203395
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About Brookdale Riverwalk

Brookdale Riverwalk, formerly known as Glenwood Gardens, is a senior living community in Bakersfield, California that provides everything from independent living to skilled nursing care. The community is the culmination of a mission to provide the best possible care for its residents, whether they want to live independently or require assisted living, require memory care, or skilled nursing.

The community’s staff encourage residents to maintain a full and healthy life, in part by helping them keep up with favorite hobbies or engaging them in new ones. The community offers various levels of support tailored to individual residents and developed with help from residents’ families, doctors, and therapists.

Considering Costs

Costs at Brookdale Riverwalk are charged on a monthly basis, similar to paying a lease on an apartment. Monthly fees include the price of housing, meals, housekeeping, transportation, and a host of community amenities including a pool, gym and library and a full calendar of activities and events.

Several financial support options are available to residents depending on their individual circumstances. Staff support to help residents sell their homes is also available, and Elderlife Financial provides low-cost bridging options to support the initial move to Brookdale Riverwalk For veterans and their spouses, veterans’ benefits can help cover monthly costs.


Brookdale Riverwalk provides a variety of amenities within each apartment and for the community as a whole. Each home within the community includes a living and sleeping area, private bathroom with shower, patio access, kitchen with full-size refrigerator and microwave, and basic cable TV.

The community’s facilities are designed to foster a communal feel and promote its residents’ physical and mental health. Residents have access to the community’s heated pool, along with high-speed Internet in the Center for Learning, a garden terrace and an outdoor dining patio. Meals are cooked fresh and served up in the community’s dining room, with a range of menu choices offered daily.

Never a Dull Day

Residents are encouraged to become full members of the community, both within Brookdale Riverwalk and the surrounding Bakersfield community. Onsite, residents can take part in everything from board games and puzzles to Tai Chi, water aerobics, and Wii bowling alongside organized movies nights and happy hours. Staff typically organizes several group outings each week to local shopping centers, restaurants and churches.

A Focus on Memory Care

While Brookdale Riverwalk caters to a wide range of senior health needs, it is best known for the care it provides to residents with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. These residents live in a secure care wing where they receive extra support and take part in daily, organized activities aimed at maintaining memory and boosting brain health.

The community’s “Mind Body Awareness Club” is an integral part of this program. The focus on care for cognitive impairments makes this community ideal for seniors with dementia or other memory impairments requiring extra support.

What Makes Us Special

We are the only community in Bakersfield that offers 24/7 day a week nursing care. We are also the only gated community. We are a beautiful Continuing Care Retirement Community in a resort like setting.

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