Brookdale San Ramon

Offers Assisted Living

25 Reviews
18888 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale San Ramon (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale San Ramon

December 28, 2015

By Irwin T.

I visited this facility

Brookdale San Ramon is a very nice-looking structure on the outside. It's rather small, and there are only 81 rooms, so it's one of the smallest ones in the entire area. It's very well-kept inside, and they seemed to have a pleasant staff from the few that I met on my visit. I had a walk-through of two different apartments to get an idea because I really wanted a one-bedroom, not a studio. They were kind enough to show me a one-bedroom, and it met my requirements. It had a full-sized refrigerator and a full-sized stove, so I can do my own cooking if I prefer, but they do offer three meals a day. They have a small library, an activity room, and a small fitness area.

November 11, 2015

By Phillip7

I visited this facility

Brookdale San Ramon looked nice and effective for people who want to use it. It was not brand new, but it looked very well maintained. The cafeteria looked really nice, too; the use of white table cloths make it feel like you're in a restaurant setting. It was very clean. I saw a room with someone living in it and an empty room, and both looked really nice.

November 09, 2015

By Debra115685650

I visited this facility

Brookdale San Ramon is a good facility. I like the location, the staff, and how nicely kept it is inside. When I went there, it seemed like they were doing an exercise class.

June 29, 2015

By Sandra110614050

I visited this facility

Brookdale is a real nice and beautiful place. When we went there on a Saturday, they were having milkshakes. It was a bit pricey but very nice. The staff was very nice. The dining room was very nice and clean. I did look at the menu, it was really great, and the dining facility stays open until 11:00 pm. It was not far from where I live, so it was number one on my list. They have a ton of activities. The place is very secure.

May 29, 2015

By Iris6

I visited this facility

Brookdale San Ramon was in a very nice area, and if you could have an apartment at the back of the building, you would look out over the hills, and it was lovely. Actually, it was the best place I had seen. They had three meals a day. They had a very nice dining area. They had a rec room and an area where they play bingo, bridge, and whatever you wanted. They had a library, wifi, and computer hook ups. Whenever someone left an apartment, they would go in, put in a new carpet, and repaint the walls. They offered a certain day of the week that they would take you around to the different clinics or hospitals wherever you were hooked up; they would take you and would pick you up. They offered shopping trips and things like that to shopping center and to grocery stores. They do had a lot of services. They had independent living, assisted living, and supervised living. The manager there or the person you talked about apartments and things was extremely knowledgeable. She was very nice. I visited there twice, and each time she was extremely nice, remembered my name, remembered who I was and a lot of things about me that I told her the first time. I thought it was a very good experience.

March 08, 2015

By Caring103020250

I visited this facility

I visited Emeritus (Brookdale) in San Ramon. I thought it was nice. It is an older building, but its inside is nice. I don't really know about the staff since I only talked with two people, and they seemed pleasant enough. I thought the studio that I saw was fairly small. It was dark, but that was the only room available. I didn't really see any of the others so I don't know whether if it was just that particular room. It was pleasant enough, and it looked clean. I didn't observe any activities, but they had a TV down there and it looked like it was setup for games. Nothing really impressed me with the facility.

February 18, 2015

By Wendy29

I visited this facility

Emeritus at San Ramon were extraordinarily clean; the bigger rooms were better while the smaller rooms were more like a motel setting. However, the outside grounds were beautiful. The view was stunning. Definitely, a very warm and welcoming environment for anybody; it felt more like a home than it did a facility. The staff was very genuine. I also found them to be very clean and well-organized. The nursing staff was very good with their residents. Again, it didn't feel like they were in assisted living. It felt like they just live in a friendly community -- it wasn't so medical. Not every facility offered what they call all-day dining or anytime dining, but Emeritus did offer 7:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M anytime dining. For example, they told us that if you go in at 2:00 P.M, you could order breakfast. You didn't have to order breakfast only at breakfast, lunch only at lunch, etcetera. So that is probably a feature for some people. I know my grandma, for example, likes to eat really late, so that is something that will definitely work for them if they got to that point and needed something of that nature. Their activities seemed very well-balanced, and I was impressed with that. And Nancy -- who works at Emeritus -- actually went above and beyond and reached out to some of her contacts to help us find something that may possibly work for my grandma even avenues for her income. She really went above and beyond knowing that the facility was out of reach for my grandmother. She genuinely cared, and she wasn't just selling a property. She actually cared about the family themselves, and that means a lot.

January 24, 2015

By Caring104976850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The reason we picked Emeritus was it is in the right location. It met my father's needs at the time. It is an independent living facility. I'm just trying to plan ahead when he needs more assistance. The food is adequate and fine. The place is very clean, and the grounds are kept very nicely. The rooms are typical for this kind of living arrangements. I think they need better physical therapy facilities.

January 15, 2015

By Julie49

I visited this facility

My mother never made it to Emeritus at San Ramon but it (18888 Bollinger Canyon Rd) appeared very clean, and everyone was very nice and helpful when they gave me a tour. I would recommend it; it seemed to be very nice, and I would not have any reason not to.

December 17, 2014

By Darlene21

I visited this facility

I thought Emeritus at San Ramon was well-run, it was beautiful, and they had a lot to offer the residents. I especially liked their restaurant or eating area. They were able to choose from a selection of food, not just one main meal where everyone had the same thing. It was well-kept and very nice. I am sure my mom would have loved it. The staff was great. They were very friendly.

November 30, 2014

By Caring102368350

I visited this facility

Our visit at Emeritus at San Ramon was very nice. I like the person in charge as she is so kind to me. The building was really nice, but the rooms were not really nice. They were small and overpriced. I think for what you are getting, it's too expensive, although they they might work for somebody else.

July 20, 2014

By Caring62739950

I visited this facility

I would like to go to Emeritus. My son and I toured there and we were very impressed with them, the cleanliness of the place, and their dining room. Their rooms were very nicely done and well kept. As far as I could tell, the staff was adequate. The staff seemed very friendly and very up on what they were doing, and the food was good. They seemed to have a lot of activities. They have a van with a lift so that everybody can get on it. It's within a couple of miles of shopping, and the big Kaiser Medical Center is only like 3 or 4 miles away.

July 19, 2014

By Anee1

I visited this facility

I was very pleased with Emeritus at San Ramon. They were quite friendly, and the situation at this facility seemed like it could be a good one. One thing that I liked the most is the meals are available all day long. You donÕt have to eat at a certain time. The rooms were quite spacious compared it to other facilities. Their dining room is quite nice. The residents look happy living there.

July 19, 2014

By Laurie25

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom has lived at Merrill Gardens at San Ramon, which is now Emeritus at San Ramon, for 12 years. The staff is excellent. They are very caring and actually give my mother a lot of extra attention because she has been there for so long. The nursing director is very good and always takes the time to work with you and explain things. The rooms are very nice. She has been in three different rooms in those years. They offer a lot of activities, not only within the facility, but they do senior trips. We are very pleased with having her there.

May 30, 2014

By Caring010516

I visited this facility

My parent felt that Emeritus at San Ramon was way too sterile. She did not care for it at all. When she asked if their patio areas were part of their rooms, they said they were not. The place did look clean; however, unfortunately, there was sort of a "perfumy-ness" to the air inside, and my parent didn't like that. Also, in terms of activities, at that time, there was nothing going on. We only saw a few people sitting in the lobby, and other than that, nothing.

May 29, 2014

By Vinod1

I visited this facility

I went to Emeritus. It's a newer building, and I noticed that there were more people in assisted living there than the independent living. The staff was good. They were very nice. There was an open cafeteria from 7 in the morning until 7 in the evening. You go and eat whenever you want to go and whenever you want to come. You can eat any time, any number of times. Emeritus has very few residents. There are about 80 or even less. I also noticed that they put you on a waiting list. There are no rooms available. The rooms are clean. It's a little bit remote from the city but not a lot. You can probably walk less than 5 minutes and get to the shopping malls.

February 27, 2014

By Caring66647050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I have my mother in Emeritus. I'm very happy with it. I'd had the food and it is very good. I enjoy the food myself. Her room is kept up very nice. It's very clean. They're quality staff, they're very caring, they're very attentive, very friendly. When I need something or something needs to get done, they go ahead and they do it. I'm satisfied with everything that they do.
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Services and Amenities of Brookdale San Ramon

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Nytime Dining 7am 7pm

Cleaning services

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

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes


  • Licenses: RCFE
  • State Licenses: 79200355
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About Brookdale San Ramon

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

We are located in the beautiful scenic hills of San Ramon! Our Homey, friendly community has full kitchens and all day dining!

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