Magnolia Place Bakersfield, CA

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

32 Reviews
8100 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Assisted Living Reviews for Magnolia Place

March 06, 2019

By Donald

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We chose Brookdale Bakersfield for my mother because the people and the staff were friendly and very accommodating, and the facility was very clean and nice. The food choices looked good on their menu and it was semi-affordable. They have weekly and daily activities like puzzles and games. They have an activity coordinator and it was all great. They had a gym and a salon, too.

January 31, 2018

By Richard

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Brookdale Bakersfield is very good and the rooms are good. My mom is in memory care. They have Bingo, TV, and artwork, so they keep the residents busy. The food looked more cafeteria-like. It's a nice place.

June 26, 2017

By sarbear1985

I visited this facility

Very disappointed in this property because they take your deposit and tell you they will give it back if you decide not to move in....ha! Good luck trying to get your $500.00 back! We have called multiple times and finally was able to speak with someone six weeks ago who said they would mark her account for the refund to be made and we should receive it within 10 business days! Nope six weeks later and my grandmother has yet to receive her deposit! This place is crooked and I would absolutely not pay your deposit unless you are 100% positive you are moving in!

August 12, 2016

By Lyn881600

I visited this facility

Brookdale Bakersfield was OK, but it was not independent living. The staff was friendly, and the rooms were very clean.

April 13, 2016

By Alane

I visited this facility

I liked Brookdale Bakersfield because the residents could just walk around the park-like setting in the middle of a circular path. The place where they hold their activities was nice. They have a two-hour window where they could eat at their leisure in the dining area.

February 15, 2016

By caring visitor28

I visited this facility

Brookdale Bakersfield, formerly Emeritus at Bakersfield, was presented very well. They had three different staff people that showed me around. This place is more for people who are a little bit more independent, and a little bit beyond assisted living. What my brother needs is more convalescence. His needs are just pretty excessive. The staff was very good. They had a cafeteria; not a food service where whatever they cook. That's what you eat. They had a restaurant-type atmosphere that makes a person who's making that transition feel like they have some choices. Also, the rooms were set up more like an apartment versus a converted convalescent hospital. It was more assisted-living so that people have their own privacy. They had windows that looked out onto the courtyard instead of rooms that were blocked off like a hospital room without any access to the outside other than leaving your room, and the building to get to the outside facility. Paint scheme was more upbeat instead of institutional feeling. They used a lot of different colors as you transition from one room to the next. It just looked like some artwork. They had planned off-site activities as well as a lot of scheduled special activities where people were coming in for daily things that you could do; like the exercise classes from a chair, which fit that age-group. They also had more aggressive stuff like dance classes, music with movements, and progressive things that allow people to participate without feeling like everything is below their level. They have a van that can get you to places; but if you just wanted to go for a walk, you're pretty far out from anything. It's pretty isolated. There is a lot of cost that they cover, and it's a little bit cost prohibitive.

December 18, 2015

By Colleen21

I visited this facility

We visited Brookdale Bakersfield (formerly Emeritus at Bakersfield). They were extremely friendly, informative, and helpful. They gave us a tour, a lot of information, and helpful advice. Everything was really nice, and we liked it. The atmosphere was pleasant. They told us about all the activities. They were having music and dancing in the memory care section.

October 30, 2015

By Anonymous114269050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Brookdale Bakersfield made my mom sick. The scents must have been flowing through their A/C system, because everywhere you went, you smelled it, and the smell was unsettling. She was sick for two days; she is very sensitive and has lots of allergies, so it was causing her chest to tighten up and making it hard for her to breathe, so we didn’t stay there for very long. The staff was very nice and very accommodating. We didn’t like the layout of the rooms. It was harder trying to set up the living room where you had a place to have a couch but still have a place for a small table or a desk. There’s no way mom could have lived there.

October 27, 2015

By Sam19

I visited this facility

At Brookdale Bakersfield, I like the help that they give you. The staff was excellent. They're generous with their rooms. The facility had a relaxed atmosphere. However, I didn't see any activities.

September 17, 2015

By Robert113321550

I visited this facility

I looked at Brookdale Bakersfield for my sister. I thought the rooms looked really nice. I didn't eat there, but I was taking the tour during the time when they were eating, and the food smelled good and looked good.

June 15, 2015

By Tricia13

I visited this facility

I went to Brookdale Bakersfield, and it was big. I just took a tour of the place and took my mom over to look at it. They seem to be an OK staff, but I think the one in the other community are a little more caring. The rooms there were probably nicer. It was a little bigger, and for about the same price, they have a little microwave and sink in the room. They have more activities, and they have a van to actually take them places. The dining setup was nice. They just come in whenever they want to eat. It is more flexible on when they can eat because there are more residents there. There is a bigger time span between eating periods more like a café where they come and go. They have more activities than what I expected for this residence. They even have a hair salon with three or four slots. It was set up real nicely, and it has everything that they could need.

January 24, 2015

By Pat101406150

I visited this facility

I visited Emeritus at Bakersfield. I found the people there to be very nice, and the staff was very friendly. I found it clean, and it looked good. The people there seemed to be happy. The rooms were wonderful, and they were nice enough. I would like to live there. They were very clean and large in comparison to the other places. They were also bright which was very important.

December 28, 2014

By Caring103511450

I visited this facility

I like this facility because they have little houses and not just apartments. They also have swimming, and I know they do some exercise.

November 01, 2014

By Dianne9493

I visited this facility

I checked Emeritus at Bakersfield for my mother, and they seemed very nice. It looked well. The staff was very knowledgeable and kind-hearted, it seemed like.

October 31, 2014

By Sue101104150

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Bakersfield had long halls, very spacious and big. It was really good; they had a balcony which I liked, and it was very light. I could put lawn chairs in the balcony and sit there and sit outside which I liked. There was a woman there that showed us around. She was very friendly, and the lady there came by and talked to me and my daughter was with me. The woman invited me to come and visit her, and I said I would when I moved in. I like the games, bingo, I like the shopping at WalMart, they take me to doctor’s appointment, picked me up, and brought me back home; I liked all that. They have a washer and dryer. I like the dining area; it was huge. I like the spaciousness, the bigness of the rooms, the layout, and the outdoors.

September 30, 2014

By Caring43970050

I am/was a resident of this facility

Dad was at Emeritus, and it was OK. If I have to do it all over, I wouldn’t have put him in assisted living; I want to put him more into a house. He was in the big facility, but they don’t have as many people to watch him, and what killed my father eventually were a lot of falls and hitting his head. I would not have put him in a facility like that. The staff was nice, but then more the upper level staff was a little snotty it’s just didn’t run in the right way probably because I complained about the cleanliness, and they didn’t watch my father. Although more of the staff was pretty much nice but the RNs and the director of the place did not have good attitudes.

January 31, 2014

By Caring77556350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I place my aunt in Emeritus. The staff is wonderful. They have been so good to my aunt and it has been a very positive thing. She is in a beautiful room. They put in new curtains, painted the wall and place new mini-blinds in. I have eaten a few times there and the food is very good. Since she moves there, she has a little bit more positive attitude and she gets up at 7 o'clock to go to breakfast, which she never did before. As far as the whole picture and all the activities, I am old enough but I am not ready yet, but I will live there and I highly recommend them.

September 05, 2013

By L Gilli

I visited this facility

We recently had a tour of Emeritus of Bakersfield and were very impressed. The staff was very friendly and seemed quite efficient. The entire campus was clean and there were no unpleasant smells. The residents seemed happy to be there. Now if we could only convince my Mom that this is where she should be.

November 05, 2012

By Caring2773

I visited this facility

We just went through the housing and they just showed me around the dining room and the apartment. The rooms were nice.

March 05, 2012

By S.O.A.P.

I am a friend or relative of resident

I have a loved one residing at Emeritus. The facility is beautiful and the rooms are very spacious. There is a court yard that is nice but could use a makeover. When my loved one moved to Emeritus, the food in the dining room was very good, healthy and appealing. Due to some changes in staff, the food is mediocre at best now. The facility is safe and clean. The care and attention given by the aids is top notch though and the support staff is exceptional, (front desk, housekeeping, med-tech, maintenance, etc.) They genuinely care about the residents and really take good care of them. I do not feel the same way about the nurse in charge there or the administrator of the facility. I do understand that their job is to look out for whats best for everyone at the facility but the compassion and concern for the individual is lacking. If we were to do it over again, we would choose Emeritus because it really is a nice place but I wish it were more like it was when our loved one first moved in.

December 07, 2011

By smeffreyd7

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The setup of this facility is very well designed. The employees were all very nice and thoughtful of their residents. The facility had programs almost every day which was nice because it helped the residents get out of their rooms and get some exercise. My grandmother really loved this place and I did too because they kept very good care of her and she knew that. There was only one problem with this place was that they could have kept it a little bit cleaner. But other than that it was and still is a very nice place.
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Memory Care Reviews for Magnolia Place

March 31, 2020

By Elaine

I visited this facility

We really liked Magnolia Place. The rooms were nice, the area was very nice, and the staff was friendly. We didn't taste the food, but we heard it was good. They go on outings, there's exercise class, puzzles, and movie nights. It's clean, bright, upbeat, and new. The director of the facility and memory care were friendly and informative.

December 04, 2019

By Bob

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My brother has moved into Magnolia Place, and it's been very good. Everything seems smooth and comfortable for him. He's settled in, and he's now up and walking. The staff is friendly, kind, and concerned if you need anything. His apartment has everything that he needs. I furnished it, and he has a chair in there. The food is very good. I've been there for all the meals. They did a good job on Thanksgiving. The dining area in the memory care has plenty of room, and the main dining is pretty nice too.

August 11, 2019

By Kevin

I visited this facility

Magnolia Place was very professional looking and very nice. I was impressed by it. The rooms were good and large. We specifically looked at a memory unit, and it was very good. The staff member during the tour was very good. The dining room looked nice, spacious, and easy to get in and out of. We saw some innovative things they were doing, and some folks were playing in the game room in the memory area. The game was being led by one of the staff members, and I was impressed by that.
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Services and Amenities of Magnolia Place


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3355/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6000/month

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 147
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 157206832
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About Magnolia Place

Assisted living, memory care and respite care are available at Magnolia Place in Bakersfield, California, the home of country music’s Bakersfield sound. The community is situated close to the Kern River, where there are many paved paths for seniors to enjoy gentle walks. Residents are conveniently close to grocery shops, restaurants and two large health care centers.

Magnolia Place’s care team, which is available 24/7, offers assistance with daily tasks and managing medication. Seniors live in well-appointed suites and spacious apartments that are maintenance-free and accessible. Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care residents benefit from individual programs designed to improve cognitive function and fine motor skills. Daily nursing support is available. 

Amenities include a beauty/barber shop, courtyard area with seating, dining area and space for private parties. A social coordinator encourages seniors to join in sing-a-longs, pet therapy, Bible study and exercise classes. Outings to museums, the theater and scenic landmarks are a few trips that seniors can enjoy, along with complimentary transport to medical appointments. 

What Makes Us Special

We have a long shaded front porch and our grounds are surrounded with beautiful trees and mature landscaping. We have raised gardens beds so our residents can enjoy their passion. Our location is just off the interstate and there is a park, shopping close by.

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