Brookdale Central Whittier

Offers Assisted Living

27 Reviews
8101 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA 90602
Call (800) 385-2527
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July 17, 2017

By Suzanne

I visited this facility

Brookdale Central Whittier was not as good as the other Brookdale I visited. They did not have a wide selection of food, and they only served at set times. They did not have a 24-hour selection of food. You could eat when the food was available rather than they had food available whenever you wanted. One of my friends who stayed there called it an old folk's home. The only reason he stayed there was because that was the only one he could afford.

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February 10, 2016

By Veronica11

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale. I really liked the fact that it did not look like an institution. I liked the fact that it had anytime dining and liked the availability of everything. The room looked like a regular apartment. It was spacious and extremely clean. The residents seemed very happy.

September 30, 2015

By Jill29

I visited this facility

The facilities in Brookdale were very dark and closed in, and there weren’t as much outdoor areas like garden areas. The person who assisted me was very kind, very welcoming, and forthright, but I just didn’t like the facility.

September 30, 2015

By Anonymous94105150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father-in-law is living in Brookdale Central Whittier. They are an adequate facility for providing meals and a clean and safe environment for him. It is a nice apartment, there are only 62 people living there, and it's two-story. He has made friends, and it is a nice setup. They take him to pick up his pharmaceuticals and for shopping, they have programs and speakers at least one a day everyday, and he orders off of a menu just like a restaurant for his meals.

August 09, 2015

By Danna1

I visited this facility

Brookdale Central Whittier was great. It was too small for what I wanted for my father, but I liked it. The people were super nice. The studio apartments that were available did not have kitchenettes. They only had a bedroom and a bathroom.

August 09, 2015

By Marina3

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Everybody is extremely friendly. The ambience is very nice, very clean, very welcoming, and warm. I felt comfortable having my grandfather live in this environment. We are extremely impressed by Brookdale Central Whittier (Formerly Emeritus at Whittier). The rooms are good sized. They look like little apartments. It has a restroom and a living space, big enough to put a bedroom set, about the size of a studio. We were invited to come back and try a meal there; it was a nice meal, and he enjoyed it. They take them on field trips, and they have a shuttle or bus that comes to pick them up and take them to doctor's appointments as necessary or on grocery shopping trips. They have a movie room, a little pub, a library, an outdoor area, and a cafeteria. The staff is just amazing. They truly genuinely want to help us find a good home to place our grandfather in, whether it was them or somewhere else. They weren't pushy.

July 12, 2015

By Linda109949050

I visited this facility

The one that I almost chose was Brookdale (Brookdale Central Whittier). It just wasn't geographically as good as the other one. It was clean and friendly. The dining rooms were all wonderful. The grounds were particularly nice. They had a friendly and accommodating staff.

June 25, 2015

By Ale1

I visited this facility

They were very nice and very hospitable at Brookdale Central Whittier, but they did not have memory care. I did not actually tour the whole facility, but the manager asked me to come to her office, and she went online and got ten directories for me to follow up with. I thought she really went out of her way.

April 24, 2015

By Caring105401150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I put my uncle in Brookdale Central Whittier. We chose it because they had a room available on the ground floor close to the dining room. The closeness was a consideration. I also like the people. They were above and beyond caring. They were helpful and took a lot of stress off of me. It was definitely the right thing to do. When we went walking through, all the workers seemed to know all the patients and their names, and we have talked to them. Overall, they are terrific.

February 11, 2015

By Troy3

I visited this facility

The one that I visited is Emeritus at Whittier (Brookdale) because that is the city closest to me. I went and check it out. I loved it. The place is great. I could get back and forth to her more frequently. I had my mind kind of made up with that, but my mom passed away. The staff was great. I actually went there twice because I had to go back about a month later. The surroundings were fine, but I was more in tuned to the inside. The surroundings were nice, and the outside was presentable. It was nice, and it didn't look raggedy or needing care. The rooms are fine. As for activities, everything that she needed and liked was there. I like the activities that they have, I like the rooms, and I like the dining room; there was so much that I just liked everything.

July 31, 2014

By Caring63140050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother has been at the Emeritus at Whittier for about a year. The staff is great and she is well cared for. They play a lot of card games; they have entertainment; and they do crafts. There is more interaction.

July 26, 2014

By Patrick9

I visited this facility

Emeritus was very nice, but it was an older place. The woman that I talked to was extremely friendly and nice. She went far beyond what she needed to do. She introduced me to the other members there. She was very outgoing and involved. I saw one room only and didn’t like the one room area. They have basic exercises and daily music and dancing.

May 10, 2014

By Caring84457150

I visited this facility

The staff at Emeritus at Whittier are super polite, very welcoming, caring, and sensitive. The manager was really welcoming. They are very informative about the financial system. I thought they were really great. Their dining room is perfect for their residents. I think they have an agenda of activities to be done every day. I would recommend this facility.

January 30, 2014

By Caring75315150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Emeritus because it was available. It seemed to be okay. They were friendly enough and the staff was alright. I think the facilities were alright. We ate there one time and it was okay. The room was spacious enough.

December 30, 2013

By Caring82065650

I visited this facility

We like Emeritus. They are not too far away from places to shop, to market, etc. They also provide transportation to those stores and that's nice. However, this facility was just as expensive as the other facility I visited. I just don't want my brother's money to be spent solely to living expenses because he still has medical bills to pay. The facility itself was clean and nice but not as nice as the other facility. The staff was pretty informative and they provided information that I needed to know for my brother. Their rooms were nice and clean. They have a dining hall where people can eat food and they also have a small kitchen area.

December 30, 2013

By Caring1063

I visited this facility

I visited Emeritus and I had a really good experience. It was clean facility and had a very nice atmosphere. When you walked in the facility, they had a garden at the center of the building, which was very nice. The lady who showed us around was really cordial and informative.

October 18, 2013

By Caring70575650

I visited this facility

The director who showed me around Emeritus at Whittier seemed very nice. The place is also very nice. The residents that I saw roaming around looked very happy. It was a place that I would live myself. The staff that toured me also mentioned that they go on shopping excursions.

October 05, 2013

By Robert71355850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Emeritus was the best place for my mother. The staff that I met with had a very involved attitude. After talking with them, I was sure that they were committed to helping the people that were there not because it was their job but that it was personally important to them that they provide good care for the residents there. Not all the rooms have the same size. They offer both single rooms and shared rooms. My mom has probably the largest room there.

July 31, 2013

By Linda66874950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Emeritus at Whittier is our choice for our mother because it is close to home. It is clean and we like the staff. My mother is in her own private room and has her own bathroom. It is very spacious and we like it. The food is good. They have a beautiful patio that is very well kept. They have all kinds of activities that I liked and I hope one day my mother will like it too. They have bingo, card games and exercises. They have a movie room. They have a library. They have a fellow that plays the guitar, another fellow playing the piano, and a horn player. They have people coming from the churches singing. They take them out for shopping and casino. But she hasn't done any of them and she won't go. The people there were all happy and we are very happy with them too. It is what we are looking for. When I reach that age, that's the place I would like to be.
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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Central Whittier


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3120/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: No
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

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


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Features Extra: Library

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

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Business Hours, Monday Through Friday


  • 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: World Cuisine Celebrations, Cooking Demonstrations, Local Senior Center Trips , Weekly Zumba Gold And Much More!

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


  • State Licenses: 197606945
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About Brookdale Central Whittier

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

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