Brookdale College Square

Offers Memory Care

15 Reviews
11000 Oakmont St, Overland Park, KS 66210
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale College Square (800) 385-2527
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Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale College Square

August 27, 2013

By Carol49

I visited this facility

I like the way Emeritus is set up. It isn't like fancy-fancy. It is more like a normal home. I like the feel of the place for my sister-in-law. It also seems to be very secure but there are areas where you can take your loved ones outside to sit in the sun and what-not. Their rooms have their own bathrooms and they are of fairly good size. They have windows that look out to a garden. Their staff members are very friendly. I have not eaten there but they did send me a cherry pie to bring home and it tasted very good.

June 17, 2013

By Caring Respondent

I visited this facility

Emeritus was split up into four communities. We interviewed and did a deposit at first. The first time I went there, the place seemed kind of dark. I liked the idea of the facility being a giant dome where people can walk around and everything. When my husband came with me at one point, there was a resident that was walking the building and the lady that was showing us the place got on her radio and said, 'escort him back to his community,' and I didn't like that. I mean if you're allowed to walk the building then, you shouldn't be herded, into a certain place. For that reason, we didn't put mom there. Not to mention again the location, they were out in Overland Park, and that would be a good 45-minute drive for me. But, the staff was very nice, very helpful, and the executive people that I talked to were fine.

May 06, 2013

By reviewbydaughter

I am a friend or relative of resident

My father is a current resident at Emeritus at Overland Park and has resided there for the past year and a half. He is in the later stages of dementia. My siblings and I were very concerned with finding excellent care for him and I must say we hit the jackpot. First and foremost, I must say that they have an outstanding staff, in all areas. Everyone there does their job with excellence. They are all skilled in their positions, caring, considerate, attentive, friendly and compassionate. I do not know what their hiring process is but they know what they are doing. The facility itself is always clean and well maintained with excellent security in place. There is an abundance of secure, nicely landscaped, outdoor space with plenty of seating and a covered patio for the residents who are able to go outside on nice days. The cooks do a marvelous job and the meals are nutritious, appealing and plentiful. Activities are offered for all levels of participation and are enjoyed by all, with attentive activity directors who interact with the residents as though they were their own family. Actually, the entire staff treats the residents as though they were family. I cannot give this facility a high enough rating. This is a tough disease. It is so hard to watch your loved one slowly decline and slip away from you with each passing day. We try to make the best of each day we have left with our dad and Emeritus has helped us so much on this journey. I can leave dad each day fully confident that he is getting the best care possible, in a skilled, caring, loving environment where he is treated every minute with the dignity he deserves.

December 17, 2012

By caring11202

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My husband stayed at Emeritus for respite care. It was pretty good. The staff seem to be very aware of my husband and how he was. However, he did had a pretty drastic decline while he was there. He was put into hospice status and it was thought that he didn't have very long at all to live because he was becoming very weak very quickly. They were keeping him in a wheelchair most of the time, and not encouraging him to walk. He's very unstable on his feet which vary from time to time.

September 13, 2012

By MelissaF1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandfather has dementia and this facility is designed to care for people with dementia or Alzheimer's. I feel that he is well cared for here and that the design of this facility is appropriate for someone with this condition. Each time I have visited him, I have noticed that he is clean and well groomed, and that his room and the other rooms in the facility are clean and safe. The setup of the facility provides a community feel for the residents in that each is placed in one of four communities of people with whom they dine and share a community room. The facility feels secure and safe while still allowing the residents room to move about indoors and out. The staff is numerous and seems attentive to the needs of the residents. Many staff members are often found assisting with meals and group activities. I am pleased with the care that my grandfather receives here.

May 10, 2012

By Marty1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

When I finally realized I could l no longer keep my husband with alzheimer's safe, I started touring facilities and the poor guy went along with me not knowing he was looking at his future home. I toured so many facilties. Some very nice, some not so nice. Some that talked a good story some that just seemed to warehouse. Then I toured Emeritus. It was like coming home and I think Jim - my husband knew it. It is a small facility and the calm and caring feeling when we entered was immediate. Their motto is "Our Family is commited to Yours" and I truly believe that. ALL the staff know everyone's name - will stop what they are doing and will interact with a resident - have a chat - even when those chats don't make a lot of sense, take a walk, play a game, sing a song, whatever it takes to make that resident's day a little better at that time. The directors at Emeritus work so hard to keep residents, families and caregivers included in all aspects that may impact their loved ones. The nurses and caregivers have joined my husband's journey through this terrible disease and have displayed such kindness and carecaring. He doesn't know what is happening but he feels safe with them and I feel safe putting his welfare in their hands. I am so thankful that I have this wonderful place and this new found family.

June 28, 2011

By Roberts1980

I visited this facility

This facility is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the busy suburb of Overland Park, so it is quiet, but still close to shopping and dining and other activities. The grounds are lovely, designed as a big, fenced-in square. The inner courtyards have a lot of walking paths and plenty of raised planter beds, but I was a little disappointed to hear that the residents do not have entirely free access. They may go out whenever they want, but they have to have the door unlocked by staff. I was told this was to make sure they knew if someone was out there and could check on them periodically. The interior of the facility is a bit dated. There's been some attempt at decorating but my impression was that it was a surface treatment which didn't entirely hide some of the more institutional aspects such as the hospital-blue paint on the walls. The residents' rooms felt quite small to me, which my guide said was intentional. There's room for a single bed, dresser, and night-table. In addition, there are only a couple of joined couple's rooms and most couples have separate single rooms. The rooms are organised in four separate hallways which helps memory care patients by assuring a smaller, consistent group of people with whom to socialise. My guide was very personable, as were her staff members as far as I saw. However, their approach to memory care was a little different than I've heard described at some other facilities. Rather than trying to orient the residents to today, they try to "join their journey," for example in 1945 if that's where the resident is mentally. This would certainly be an approach to research more fully before choosing Court at Overland Park, but in all other respects I would recommend this facility to a loved one.
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Questions about Brookdale College Square

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

We have monthly trainings and additional online training required for staff to ensure we have our best practices in place.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

We have 24/7 RN coverage. We run 6-8 NA/CMAs first and second shift. Staffing overnight is 4 associates.

What programs or activities does Brookdale College Square offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

We offer a wide variety and are most known for our active activity calendar! To list a few: art, music, brain fitness, weekly outings, entertainment, gardening, and lots more!

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Our Nurse, Amanda, every 6 months.

What techniques does Brookdale College Square use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

hand over hand to help with eating, quiet meal times with soft music, easy to eat foods and we offer meal choices.

How does Brookdale College Square keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Our nurse, Amanda, reached out to families should there be a change in condition.

Describe the neighborhood around Brookdale College Square. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

We are tucked back in the neighborhood close by JCCC.

Is Brookdale College Square affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

No, however we offer skilled nursing provided at Brookdale Overland Park & Brookdale Rosehill for our residents should they need rehab post hospital stay.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale College Square


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5035/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: Yes
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Security Gate
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

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


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

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Diabetic
  • Low Fat
  • Special Diets
  • Low Salt
  • Renal
  • Vegetarian


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 54
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed Only

Range of services

  • Personal Care Assistants
  • In Home Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

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  • State Licenses: N046047
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About Brookdale College Square

Brookdale College Square is a 54 apartment Memory Care considered a hidden Gem in Overland Park. Brookdale College Square is known for it's service excellence and key leadership and care staff with excellent tenure. We offer all inclusive care providing round the clock nursing care for residents who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer's. Our community features a secured environment giving families peace of mind knowing their loved ones will have independence, but also be kept safe. Our Optimum Life program focuses on person-centered activities designed to meet each resident's unique needs. We prepare fresh and delicious food each day. Our residents are served in one of our 4 smaller dining rooms so that our residents can have more hands-on help from our care staff should that be required. Our nurses are some of the very best, we hold our team to the highest standards when it comes to direct resident care. We have 2 large courtyard patios for our residents to enjoy, and offer active life stations for resident engagement. We feature private and shared suites which come unfurnished allowing residents to bring in their furniture from home. We hope you come and see why people have called us the Hidden Gem of Overland Park.

What Makes Us Special

We have two spacious courtyards allowing our residents to safely enjoy the outdoors at their desire. Our community has centrally located life stations for resident engagement. Our programing is second to none, but it is also our people that set us apart.

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