Brookdale Bonita Springs

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

33 Reviews
26850 S Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Bonita Springs (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Bonita Springs

June 14, 2019

By Jane

I visited this facility

Brookdale Bonita Springs was nice and clean. The rooms were very large. The person who accommodated me was good. She also called me. The dining area was very nice and very good. The food looked good too. They have a pool and a TV room.

May 22, 2018

By Rhett

I visited this facility

Brookdale Bonita Springs is really great. The place is very clean, and so far, everything has been fantastic. Once my mom went there she didn't want to see any other places. She thought it was great. Every staff member we have dealt with there has been fantastic and helpful. The food looked beautiful too. The people that had been staying there seemed friendly. My mom has not completely moved in yet, but we have spent some time there. Tomorrow she'll be completely moved in. So far, everything has been great. The calendar of activities looks fantastic. My mom has signed up for a whole bunch of stuff.

September 15, 2017

By Jayne Petefish

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

My mother is currently in Brookdale which is pleasant and very like other facilities providing the same service. The 2 star rating is because of the facility's response after hurricaine Irma. Communication with families was exceptionally poor. We brought our Mother out of the hurricaine zone then tried contacting Brookdale to determine return. The phone went to the answering machine. A message was left for the Director (one of 3 options). We had no idea what to do. Finally a week later the answering machine allowed me to speak with someone at the desk and I was informed they were open for business and hadn't evacuated. I understand my expectations are high but I also work in healthcare and I know with certainty administration would have made sure all family members were contacted even if personal cell phones were required to do so. Not prioritizing contacting families and providing an update by email, mail or cell makes me uneasy with Brookdale.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. By giving us your feedback, you are helping us to understand what we do well and what we could focus on improving. Please be assured your feedback will be reviewed and used to help better serve our residents and their families.

May 18, 2017

By jennny

I visited this facility

My family and I had a great experience with them they are very caring and reasonable, from the moment I met Deena Jo she made it easy for us very sweet and informing, could tell she was sincere. Thank you Deena Jo so much for wonderful service.

May 18, 2017

By marissa1989

I visited this facility

Great place! I felt extremely welcomed the minute I walked in and the staff (everyone from the front desk to the nurses) were beyond friendly, helpful and informative. Out of all of my options researched, my family feels strongly that this will be the very best care facility for our grandmother in the near future.

March 27, 2017

By Norman571208

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

Mom is at Brookdale Bonita Springs. The place is great. It's nice and well kept, it's clean, and the people are great. I have no problem with the staff. They have therapy if you need it. They several activity rooms, and they have little groups and meetings around the place. They even have a group that helps come up with a menu for the food, and I think that's pretty nice. They're doing a great job as far as I'm concerned.

September 30, 2016

By Roberta640840

I visited this facility

Brookdale was very nice, they had a swimming pool, and they had more activities. There was a lot of staff for the activities. It was more expensive, but it was probably worth it. However, it was expensive for my sister.

September 30, 2016

By Susan775818

I visited this facility

We selected Brookdale Bonita Springs; we're very pleased with it. The facility and people are wonderful, and we can't say one bad thing about it; we're very excited to get my mother-in-law there. The only reason we chose is the type of license that they had that we needed for my mother-in-law because she's on oxygen. I would recommend it. We like everything about it -- the amenities, the people and the activities that they do with the residents. I haven't tasted it, but I am very satisfied with the food that they're offering. The rooms were in a nice condition and definitely designed for people who are wheelchair-bound or in a walker. They're easy, manageable, and in very good condition.

May 10, 2016


I visited this facility

I like the location of Brookdale Bonita Springs and the fact that they have two dining rooms that were flexible on mealtime. It was in a shopping area, so they have things for the clients to do. The rooms were very nice and very clean. They offered good service and very nice and helpful staff.

March 21, 2016

By Miralyn

I visited this facility

Brookdale Bonita Springs has a high turnover of staff, which tells me the workers are not satisfied there. The location is great and the building is nice, but it smells. The activities are OK.

January 28, 2016

By Joe118141950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Brookdale is nice, and mother is getting used to it. The staff is accommodating. They have Bingo, they take them out to places, and to doctor’s appointments. Sometimes she liked the food, but sometimes she doesn’t.

October 27, 2015

By Caring110907850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My friend has improved a lot since she went to Brookdale. They give out her medications at the same time every day and give her therapy quite often, and she’s improving quite a bit. They have a doctor that goes there, so they don’t have to worry about going out to visit him. They have housekeeping, which is good. The dining room is very nice with a menu they get to read and order from with five choices for meals. The food is good, and they have two sittings.

February 16, 2015

By Caring98605350

I visited this facility

I like the Emeritus at Bonita Springs due to the location, and the pool was better. The staff seemed very good. The rooms were small, and they must improve on the size of the rooms.

November 11, 2014

By Caring34656550

I visited this facility

We went to Emeritus at Bonita Springs, and I really liked it there. I probably would have chosen it except they do not offer any memory care. I liked the location as it is very close to where I live. They were actually having an exercise class while we were there.

October 22, 2014

By Caring88082050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I love the setting at Emeritus. It has mature trees. There are plenty of covered portico spaces to sit outside and enjoy the sunset. We’re pleased with some of the staff. We’re pleased with some of the management, but have disagreements about the call button system. My husband and others wait for an hour or more before someone responds to a call, but we were told in our interview that it would be answered within 5 to 20 minutes. My husband has rung the bell hundreds of times, and either it’s a dead zone or they’re ignoring it. We find it very, very frustrating. My husband is able to move around on a scooter to the Promenade Mall just in front of the building, and he was able to go the Farmer’s Market on Saturday so it gives him a lot of opportunities. He participates in the chair-seated exercise group. They have it 6 mornings a week at 10:30am. They’re faithful about their weekly activities. They’ve opened a little store so that 3 days a week, people can go and buy dollar items or treasures they might like. He’s not a bingo person. He doesn’t play bridge. He doesn’t play poker, but those things are available so there are activities for 4 people. There’s a doctor there each Tuesday, and they have a dietitian and a hairdresser come in. They have churches provide pastoring on Thursday and Sunday. They do have a bus and they’ve taken scenic drives around Bonita Springs and up to Sun Harvest in Fort Myers. They had a longer trip to the Ringling Brothers Museum. They have a dinner club like dinner once a month that people can go out to a local spot. For someone in a wheelchair or someone who is weak, it’s hard because it’s a big place. Fortunately, his room is very close to the front lobby and to the physical therapy department. He has severe knee pain, and he has medication. Let’s say it should be given at 7, 1, and 7. The 7 o’clock pill might arrive at 8-8:30 so then they extend it out that many hours. One day they had such an erratic delivery schedule, the third pill came at midnight, and that is a very difficult thing to accept. He had some issues that he wants to talk about with the nurse but the nursing director is not as approachable as I would have hoped. Emeritus has a swimming pool, but it does not have a handicapped lift. It’s only for someone who can walk down the stairs. The layout is very wheelchair-friendly. It has very attractive lobbies and doors. Brookdale has taken over Emeritus, so the food has improved in quality. My husband has been pleased with the better quality of food at this point.

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September 27, 2014

By Jane90790450

I visited this facility

We went to Emeritus at Bonita Springs and we loved that one, it was really nice. We really liked the atmosphere; we saw that the residents were out and about and doing things, which showed that they were happy there. It is homey, and the staff was really kind. They took the time and answered all our questions. They have all sorts of activities there, and they have something planned every day.

September 12, 2014

By Caring87493950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Emeritus at Bonita Springs because it was closer to our home, so we would have easier access if my parents need any assistance. The rooms are actually fairly large; they're pretty good sized rooms. My parents are in a one-bedroom. The staff is fairly good, although I'm not thrilled with the dining room services. My parents are complaining that service is slow and food is not what it was when they moved in. In terms of activities, they have pool aerobics, cards, movies, things like that. My father-in-law plays poker. My mother-in-law goes to some of the music things that they have. Overall, the best thing about this one is to know that my parents are safe. However, they need to improve on the food and the service in the dining room.

August 13, 2014

By Caring2103

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Bonita Springs was too big; it was three stories and humongous, and they didn't seem to have any security. People can come in and get out of there. They have a back entrance and there was nobody at that entrance. There was that old people odor in the building the minute I walked in and that turned me off. The staff was able to address everything at that time; the person who took me around was very nice and very thorough and showed me everything, but I have almost made up my mind after I walked out of there. It was not the place for my husband. There's the huge size of the facility and the lack of security. I think they should have somebody stationed at that door.

July 19, 2014

By Ashley13

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We put my father-in-law at Emeritus. It was nice and close by. It is all great; we have nothing but good things to say about it. My father-in-law loves his food. There are a lot of things for them to do there; however, he doesn't like to do any of them. There is swimming and they have a workout room. The residents looked happy and they seemed to be in good moods.

February 28, 2014

By Caring77913450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My husband is settled at Emeritus of Bonita Springs. He is doing quite well there. He is finding it to be quite satisfactory and he hasn't had any complaints. My first impression was that they were very good. We chose this because at the time, they had the room that I needed on the first floor. When something came available, they followed up immediately and the call came in exactly when I needed it. We did our negotiation and everything went fine. My husband was in there within four days because he was being discharged from the other place. The staff was very helpful to me. I believe my husband is satisfied with them too. He has been very satisfied with the care that is given. He feels that it is a good fit for his needs and he is becoming more independent since he has been there, which I'm very happy for. He has a studio apartment which we furnished ourselves. He has a hospital bed and a lift chair and he has his wheelchair there. The room is spacious enough to accommodate him and his needs. He does not complain about the food at all. He says it's very good. I have eaten there myself twice and it was very good. They have several activities and you can choose to join in or decline as you wish. They have several people coming in to entertain them, so it has been very nice.

February 01, 2014

By bonita1

I visited this facility

Seems like a nice place.Staff was friendly,residents were happy and close to my home and my mothers.It was just a visit.If we decide that my mother is going to a assisted living facility this is the one that it will be.

December 26, 2013

By Billy6

I am a friend or relative of a resident

They treat mom very well and she is very satisfied at Emeritus. They come get her and bang on the door in time so she doesn't miss her lunch or dinner. The girls who distribute the medication are always precise and on time. If there's more medication we need, they have it there on the spot. They have a lovely dining room. The people are nice and there are lots of activities.

September 26, 2013

By Janice20

I visited this facility

I also looked at Emeritus at Bonita Springs and it was kind of shaded and I didn't felt warm when I visited there. It wasn't bad, but I didn't see the activities. I believe that it's important in a facility to be bright so that the residents would have the energy.

September 26, 2013

By Brenda19

I visited this facility

I visited Emeritus at Bonita Springs and the place was very nice, very attractive and very modern. It felt like a home, more like a natural environment, but they were not able to accommodate the needs of my brother because he is a diabetic and he is just 58. They are very expensive. If they had been able to accommodate us, we probably would have accepted it.

July 13, 2012

By canadia71

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I have visited Emeritus at Bonita Springs five or six times in the last few years. With each of my visits, the staff has always been courteous, professional and friendly to my grandmother and my family. They always have a smile or "hello" as we pass by in the hallway. The facility itself is very clean and attractive, as well as the entire property. The apartments I have seen are nicely-sized and have all the amenities she needs (full kitchen, washer/dryer). My grandmother talks often about how well she is treated there and about how much she likes the friends she has made there. The facility is located conveniently close to my parent's house, and is near a large shopping area. The dining rooms are spacious, and the food selection looks great to me, though my grandmother is extremely picky with food and doesn't seem to like any of the options. They also have a large pool on the property, but I haven't seen it up close yet. Overall, I've been very pleased with my visits so far.
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Questions about Brookdale Bonita Springs

What programs or activities does Brookdale Bonita Springs offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Since Kendell, our program director, takes the lead from our highly engaged residents, he offers a diverse range of programs that eclipse the six dimensions of wellness: happy hours, live entertainment, life-long learning, yoga, interfaith worship.,

What places are near Brookdale Bonita Springs or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

The Promenade Shops featuring boutique shopping and fine dining is right across the street! and ready to get on the beach - it's just a short drive.

What transportation services does Brookdale Bonita Springs offer to assisted living residents?

Our drivers are the best - and they'll get you there in style in a private sedan or in one of our shuttles.

What makes the chef or dining program at Brookdale Bonita Springs exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Joseph is classically trained and universally beloved. A saucier, he is also known for his homemade desserts.

What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Bonita Springs offer to assisted living residents?

There are a number of obvious and less-obvious security measures in place for both our independent living and assisted living residents. Have a specific concern? Ask us for more information!

How does Brookdale Bonita Springs keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

As a pioneer in senior living and our country's largest senior living provider, we've established the highest standards in communication between residents, families and our team.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Brookdale Bonita Springs during daytime and nighttime hours?

Because this number can vary based on the needs of our residents, please ask us for current information when you call or visit.

If Brookdale Bonita Springs accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Understanding that for many of our residents their pets are extended family, all Brookdale communities are pet friendly. Ask about our pet policy.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Whether it's leadership training program, our very own Culinary Institute, or team of Clinical Expertise, on-going training, coaching and mentorship are one of the hallmarks of Brookdale.

What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Bonita Springs provide to protect residents who wander?

This particular community does not offer memory care services.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Bonita Springs

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: One Bedroom Deluxe/ Cut Through Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym, W/D In Residence

Cleaning services

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

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

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


  • 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


  • English


  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • Licenses: Limited Nursing Services - LNS License
  • State Licenses: 9322
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About Brookdale Bonita Springs

Brookdale Bonita Springs is a senior housing facility that provides a home-like setting and cheerful smiles every day from its professional staff. Its caring staff offers the assistance residents need while respecting their independence. The peaceful setting and restaurant-style dining experience combine to create a wonderful living environment. With special events, activities, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, Brookdale Bonita Springs offers unlimited opportunities for seniors to get to know their neighbors and the community's staff members.

What Makes Us Special

Our community offers Aging in Place -No matter what your care needs are, you won't have to move to a different apartment. We are located directly behind the Promenade shopping center. Surrounded by beautiful palm trees

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