Brookdale San Jose

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

34 Reviews
1009 Blossom River Way, San Jose, CA 95123
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale San Jose (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale San Jose

June 10, 2016

By Mary572858

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom was in Brookdale. They ate in a restaurant type room, and they didn’t monitor what they ate, so she was eating the same thing at lunch, though the food was good. We would go there, and she would be sitting at a table all by herself. It was a healthier group. She had a studio apartment. They let us eat and sleep there. She liked to play cards and Bingo.

May 10, 2016


I visited this facility

Brookdale was very clean, organized, and well laid out. The staff was pretty friendly and helpful. There were social activities at the site as well as opportunities for off-site social activities. The dining room looked very clean, and the menu had a nice variety and looked healthy.

May 10, 2016

By Caring DaughterLMISX

I visited this facility

The Atrium (Brookdale San Jose) had a very pleasant staff, but I did not find it clean. It is a little old with a lot of older people, which bothered my father. I knew right away that it was not the place for him. It was like a hotel with everything is confined in the building. There was a place outside where you go and sit, but basically everything else was inside the building. They have a set menu, which I did not like. The bedrooms were big, and there were activities happening during my visit because it was Christmas time, but it did not have the right atmosphere for my father.

March 30, 2016

By Visitor121946050

I visited this facility

My sisters and I went to four different facilities and the one we liked the most was Brookdale San Jose. We thought that it was fantastic, and we liked the units that had the open patios and that there are all sorts of different functions or things that the adults can enjoy and socialize. We also liked their cooking because we had lunch there and the lunch was absolutely great. This one, we thought my parents would like.

December 25, 2015

By Visitor32

I visited this facility

I like everything about Brookdale San Jose. The facility is very clean. They have good food. The activities are good, nice location, and good transportation. The only thing I didn’t like is that they didn't seem as welcoming with their clients with dementia, and they are very inflexible. My mother would have been right there now, but they would not take her in to their assisted living because they had mild dementia.

August 31, 2015

By Caring112698550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Brookdale San Jose is newly renovated and very clean. The staff is very friendly. They are kind of ballpark with pricing. They offer independent and assisted living. Mom has been there for nine years and has been very happy.

May 24, 2015

By Betty106953550

I visited this facility

I was able to visit Brookdale San Jose, and it is a very nice facility. The people there were very friendly and thoughtful about showing us around and answered questions very thoroughly. We saw a two-bedroom apartment that we are interested in. Size-wise, it was good, but they definitely need to update the cabinetry and the kitchen and vanities in the bathroom as they are very outdated. They have lot of activities going on, and I think that is very fine. We ate a meal, and it's very good.
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Independent Living Reviews for Brookdale San Jose

May 22, 2018

By Colin

I visited this facility

Brookdale was the one I'm most impressed with. It was on a weekend, so there were not many people around. The food was good, the apartments were standard.

December 26, 2017

By Stan

I am/was a resident of this facility

I moved into Brookdale, and it's very friendly, both the staff and the people living there. So far, I have heard nothing but good comments from people who lived there for several years. There's quite a few activities going on every day, a good library, and computer rooms. The apartment is modest. The food is good, and there's enough variety to appeal to someone.

July 17, 2017

By Clay

I visited this facility

The Atrium (Brookdale San Jose) was good, but it was three stories and cramped. They had an exercise room but no swimming pool or gym. They had good food, but they had five different seatings at dinner to eat.

December 28, 2016

By Margaret181670

I visited this facility

Brookdale San Jose was a little more standoffish, and I felt you had to be a little more proactive there to get some assistance. The lady who took us on the tour was very nice. The rooms were a comparable size. It's a nice-looking facility with halls that were adequately wide enough. The dining hall looked nice and had a lot of activities.

June 28, 2016

By Yvette723166

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Brookdale San Jose is clean, upscale, and has everything my loved one needs. Her room is a beautiful and brand-new one-bedroom that's big and spacious. The staff and food are very good. We're very pleased. They have singers, piano, movies, cards, painting, and everything that she needs.

May 10, 2016

By Jack124084450

I visited this facility

Brookdale was very nice, clean, and well-maintained. The rooms were fine, and the staff seemed very competent. It was a well-run facility.

February 29, 2016

By Elysse

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We moved my dad into Brookdale San Jose. He has been living there since January. It is great. The staff is great. They’re awesome. My dad is in an apartment. It is big, clean, and brand new. They have bingo and poker. My dad is not very social, but they have quite a few activities so it is very nice.

February 10, 2016

By Pam120379050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

At Brookdale San Jose, there is an active community in the independent care section. They have independent, assisted living, and memory care sections. Memory care was important to us. My mom is in the independent living area, and my dad is in memory care. For the most part, the staff really has a good work ethic and a very good attitude. Everybody is very friendly, and they know my parents by name. Compared to some of the other places in the area, the kitchen is very small for independent living, but otherwise, it wasn’t any different than the ones at other places I have seen. The apartment itself is nice and well-maintained.

December 17, 2015

By Liza5

I visited this facility

Brookdale San Jose was very nice and with newer rooms. They did a lot of remodeling, so it’s very pretty. The people were very nice too, and we actually put a deposit down there. My parents were going to move in, but we had some incident, and it didn’t happen. But they were very expensive.

October 04, 2015

By Caring114083250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother-in-law is in Brookdale San Jose. I like its closeness to our residence. I like the multiple levels of care from independent to memory care. I like the availability of a small kitchenette for her. I like the social activities, the transportation, and the general feel of the facility itself. The rooms and apartments are small, but well appointed.

August 09, 2015

By Caring110859650

I visited this facility

I did visit The Atrium San Jose (Brookdale San Jose). The facility was good, but the people living there were telling me they were not happy. The room was good -- everything was good. I just basically want my mother to eat the diet that she's used to. Indian food is very vegetarian, so she really would have a hard time managing. They didn't have too many activities, but the staff was good and helpful. The room was very nice, and it had a kitchenette, but my mother refused to even want to cook her own food. I suggest that every meal should have a vegetarian option.

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May 03, 2015

By Caring106337350

I visited this facility

The largest one that we went to was the Atrium by Brookdale. This one has very nice parking and a lot of activities going on. I kind of like this one, and we were somewhat familiar with it because we take our dog down there, but we had never been on a tour of the place. We did go on a tour of it, and it was quite good.

March 27, 2015

By Robin44

I visited this facility

The Atrium Retirement Community was nice. They were very accommodating. However, they just haven't gotten back to us -- no phone call, no nothing -- and they said it would be about a month. This was in August, and we put a deposit down and everything. It was close to my house, and it was very good place to put my mom. The experience of going there was great. However, their response in getting back to us was horrible. I mean, they took our money, we heard nothing from them, they said it will be about a month, and it had been 7 months.

October 09, 2013

By Larry22

I visited this facility

The Atrium was out of our price range. The buildings themselves looked very nice. The grounds were always well-landscaped and taken care of. The people that we dealt with were very friendly and very informed.

September 26, 2013

By Caring6522

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I had an elderly friend who I took care of off and on and she was at Atrium San Jose before she passed away. I thought it was a pleasant facility. She made friends there. I was there all the time. It is a good facility especially for somebody that needs a little bit of help; however, I think they need more caregivers per floor. As a whole, I think Atrium is probably as good as the rest of them here.

September 09, 2013

By Caring682276

I visited this facility

I've visited the Atrium at San Jose and I loved it. I also enjoyed the people. If I had more money, I'd be there. That's my dream community, but it's out of reach for me right now.

July 29, 2013

By Craig4

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom is at Atrium San Jose. It is close to me and my mom likes it there. It is an independent living but they have and on sight homestead care there. They staff is very good and friend. She likes the apartment. She is in a one bedroom apartment and it is in a pretty good size and she's more comfortable there. They have a lot of activities, like singing, piano player. They have happy hour on Wednesday. They have a lot of going on there. One of the better ones I have seen. Unfortunately, my mom is not very active right now. There is a nice outside garden. So, they take her out there. The food is actually very good and the dining room is very spacious. I would recommend it to others. The only drawback is that the caregivers cannot eat with her. So, they have to wait outside until she's done. But they do come in and check them out. I recommend this facility to others.

July 12, 2013

By CaringD

I visited this facility

Atrium of San Jose was certainly lovely and impressive. Also their staff was accommodating. However, this facility was just not a good fit for my mom.

April 05, 2012

By Caring466732

I visited this facility

Due to the fact that my client moved in a few months ago, I have become a regular bi-weekly visitor at the Atrium. I visit several assisted and independent living facilities as an outside consultant and the Atrium has brought a lot of joy to my clients life. It has far surpassed her own expectations of hospitality living and she loves the food! My client aged 91 had been living in a 55+ mobile home park for the last 30 years, she lost her husband 5 years ago so she had been a bit isolated and needed to be around other folks going through the same phase of life. At this age it was critical this be the right move for her. I recommend a gradual transition like she did, visit the facility a few times before the move, giving your senior ample time to adjust to the thought of moving into any facility. The staff at the Atrium accommodated these wishes for my client and so when it came time for the move, the staff and surroundings were familiar to her. To make it seem even more homier, my client was able to pick a color scheme for her walls to be painted. As a bonus it is conveniently located near a shopping mall with restaurants, movie theatre, shopping and banking - all within walking distance which is great exercise for the seniors. I commend the staff at the Atrium and really find their facility to be top notch. Job well done and deserving of a five star rating.
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Services and Amenities of Brookdale San Jose

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • 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
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • State Licenses: 435202447
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About Brookdale San Jose

Brookdale San Jose provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our Brookdale community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional services, amenities and opportunities we offer. And, our residents can rest assured that as their needs change we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages our residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.

Our Optimum Life&reg and Celebrations programs provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of our residents, their families and associates alike. Optimum Life&reg is a journey of self-discovery including services, features and benefits that allow each resident to pursue their peak level of health, wholeness and fulfillment while balancing six key dimensions of personal wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful. As part of Optimum Life&reg we encourage our residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar with themed experiences, special events and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.

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