Brookdale Brea

Offers Assisted Living

24 Reviews
285 W Central Ave, Brea, CA 92821
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Brea (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Brea

March 08, 2016

By Visitor121419850

I visited this facility

Brookdale was a nice place, but they only have assisted living, not memory care, and it's too expensive. It's an older place, but they recently remodelled.

February 15, 2016

By Steve119353050

I visited this facility

Brookdale Brea was just average. The rooms were small. The staff was excellent. The dining area was good and had good food.

January 15, 2016

By Betty105535450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Brookdale Brea is an excellent facility. I have a friend who has resided there for about four years now. I knew about this facility because I go and visit her once every couple of months. They have a very good and pleasant staff. The rooms and apartments there are very clean and neat. I've been there when my friend was eating, and I'm just impressed that she can order off a menu. The food looked good and healthy, too. I was also impressed that they have their own beauty shop and barber shop there. They have a game room and a movie room where residents can go and watch movies. There's a possibility as well of taking a little dog for a walk. They have everything that is needed. I would highly recommend this place; however, it's just too expensive for us.

November 29, 2015

By Sandy115718450

I visited this facility

Brookdale Brea was OK, but it wasn’t one I would choose to go to. The place wasn’t as nice-looking inside; it didn’t have a lot of appeal. I didn’t like their dining plan, and I wasn’t impressed with the menu.

June 29, 2015

By Anonymous109331050

I visited this facility

I thought Brookdale Brea was depressing. The colors were dark. The elderly were just sitting around, and nobody was interacting with them. It just seemed like a lobby of a hotel rather than a home. The staff was very nice. The rooms were beautiful. I did not have any issue with the rooms. It was just more of the layout of the assisted living senior apartments.

May 13, 2015

By Anonymous105847150

I visited this facility

Brookdale Brea was very small. I did not like the location or the parking. If there was one thing they can improve on, it would be the parking situation. My mom still drives, and it was very difficult to get into. It was very clean.

November 11, 2014

By Caring61489850

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Brea was a nice facility. The rooms were actually pretty big, but it was just really expensive. My mom was on a pretty limited budget, so I had to throw that one out. Also, I didn't like the location of the facility. It was near the freeway and on a very major street. It had the same options and it was a much bigger facility with bigger room, but it was pretty expensive.

October 28, 2014

By Rene1

I visited this facility

We went to Emeritus at Brea. It was a lovely facility. My parents would have probably gone there in a heartbeat, but they were very limited in their finances. At the time of the visit, they gave us lunch and they showed us the entire place. It was a lovely facility and we were treated very kindly. Also, the food was wonderful. Everyone was very caring and that was important. I would absolutely recommend Emeritus at Brea.

September 30, 2014

By Ron34

I visited this facility

The atmosphere in Emeritus at Brea was very nice. The rooms appeared to be adequate; the second floor has a little balcony. The activities available seemed to be adequate for the elderly people. The availability of being taken to the store or doctor’s facility or to shopping is something that the facility has to offer because the people that are there generally don’t drive, so they rely on someone to supply transportation. The eating area was nice. The menu looked better than what I have at home.

September 12, 2014

By Ken30

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Brea was gorgeous. I couldn’t get over how nice it was. It looked like a great place to live -- and spacious. They get two meals a day and eat like a family. They had good parking, and the staff is very friendly, approachable, and outgoing. It seemed like there was always somebody available. But it would be out of the way for the other two sisters, and I just think that Ed is not ready for that yet.

August 26, 2014

By LovelyLady00000871

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Brea is a very nice place. They’re very clean. The surroundings are absolutely gorgeous. The people are great; they’re friendly. The staff is good. They’re also very prompt when somebody needs them. They do have activities for the clients. The residents seem to really like it there.

March 28, 2014

By Sandra49

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We are very happy with Emeritus at Brea. Everything there is good. My dad likes the food, and he gets good care there. We are happy with it. His room actually has a balcony with a sliding glass door. My dad has a table, chairs, television, a dresser, a bed, a recliner chair, a separate bathroom, and a pretty large closet.

October 18, 2013

By Caring72894450

I visited this facility

My mom liked the proximity of Emeritus to her doctor and shopping. She liked the neighborhood. We had lunch there and the food was fine. The residents looked well taken care of.

July 31, 2013

By Linda66874950

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Brea was really nice and clean. Their dining room was nice. Everything was top notch. It was just too far from us and they were full at that time. They had no more room available. Had it been closer to us, I would have placed her there. Also, it was too big, I was afraid that my mother will get lost there.

July 12, 2013

By Nancy71663450

I visited this facility

The location of Emeritus at Brea was convenient for my sister, that's why we chose to check this place for her. It is in the same neighborhood that she is living in now, so friends would not have to go further distance to find her should she decide to choose this place. The facility is very clean. We did check the rooms and I found them to be a little smaller than I had hoped for. However, price-wise, all of the services that go with the facility would probably offset the size of the rooms. Their dining room was nice. The sales staff that I met were very nice. Residents that I got to talk to seemed content. I think that pets are welcomed in this facility. It is a nice perk for people that had pets. However, they don't have very many gardens for people to enjoy very much. They could improve on this. Another thing I would like this facility to have is maybe if they can have a private dining area with a kitchen for a family to come in and cook a special meal so that they can have a meal together with their loved one who is staying in this facility. That would be nice.

June 07, 2013

By Vicky4

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Brea is very, very nice. The staff were very helpful and the minute I walked in they got somebody to talk to me and gave me a tour. The facilities were very nice but was a bit expensive and I cannot afford it.
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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Brea

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

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

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • 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
  • Diet Extra: Low Carb, Low Sugar


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Resident Capacity: 110
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes

Training Areas

  • Patient Transfers
  • Training Areas Extra: 2 Person Assist


  • State Licenses: 306003639
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About Brookdale Brea

Brookdale Brea is a premier senior housing facility that offers a home-like setting and cheerful smiles from their professional staff. The caring staff offers assistance to residents while respecting their independence. Their peaceful setting, restaurant-style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting create a wonderful living environment every day. Through special events, activities, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, they offer unlimited opportunities for residents to get to know each other and the staff.

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