Brookdale Lafayette

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

33 Reviews
215 West Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Lafayette

May 07, 2021

By Marisa D

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

The facility is clean, comfortable and laid out well. The staff members are friendly, professional and communicative. The food is fantastic. Many dietary choices. The dining room is like a nice restaurant. My mother loves the staff, her apt, the food, all the activities and the fact that they check her vitals daily. It’s great knowing that she is safe and happy. They have handled the pandemic amazingly well. We highly recommend this facility to anyone looking for assisted living for a loved one.

May 05, 2021

By Jim Kincel

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

Excellent facility overall. Great and caring staff. Activities may be plentiful but my mom has macular degeneration and cannot be engaged in any of the activities with others that have vision connected to it. She does go to exercise and attends cooking demonstrations (to taste the food) but is not engaged due to her eyesight. Would be awesome to have additional activities she might be able to do. Food is good but of course not home cooked as she likes it. Overall an excellent facility and even higher rated staff.

December 05, 2020

By Jim

I visited this facility

Brookdale Lafayette was fine. I met one of the directors of the assisted living facility. The problem that they have is that it's an old facility and right now they're in the process of remodelling, so they've got a lot of construction going on. It's frankly sort of old and tired; it may be a lot better once they finish all their construction. The staff member who gave me the tour was very nice. She's been there for three and a half years and knew what she was doing. I didn't have any complaints. It's pretty safe, the front door was locked. I had to knock down and they came to let me in, took my temperature, brought me into a room where I waited for the director, and we took a walking tour of the facility. So they seemed to have adequate safety procedures. There's a library, exercise areas, dining areas, probably pretty much standard things for assisted living and nothing out of the ordinary.

March 21, 2019

By Dana

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

Brookdale is a lovely place! Full of sunshine with a true sense of community. Every time I stop by to see my mother, there is lots of activity and smiling faces on the staff. I NEVER leave here second-guessing the choice of assisted living that I made for my mom.

March 13, 2019

By Earlene

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

Brookdale Lafayette staff is extremely caring and personable. The engagement of their residents is a prime concern for the administration. The meal service is over and above any I have seen in an assisted living facility.

January 31, 2019

By Stephany

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

My mother moved into Brookdale Lafayette. It’s clean and more like a hotel than an assisted living. The dining room is stunning, like a first-class restaurant, and everybody is very nice. They have plenty of activities and my mom’s room is perfect. They have a group that goes for walks, bingo, cards, puzzles, and outings. They go to shows, out to eat to dinner at a restaurant, and shopping. There’s always something going on, and they have church over there. They have Bible study groups, music, and people who come over there to play music, so they can dance. It’s really nice. The staff is friendly, know what they’re talking about, take care of their responsibilities, and are awesome. They check on her, stop by the table, visit with her, and know our names.

December 06, 2017

By Deborah

I visited this facility

Brookdale Lafayette is a nice, neat place. They have very concerned people. I went almost six months ago and they were always trying to assist me in whatever I needed. They also came up with a lighter bill until I can get VA for my husband. The staff was very informative. Everything that I needed to have answered, they answered. They took me around the place. The experience was very pleasant. Everything was neat. It was my best visit. They showed me the room for a person who would need extra help and a room for a person who may be a roamer. That's another area they will monitor; it is like a locked-in section. There are areas for different levels of health care and even mental care. There are a lot of places I consider, but Brookdale is my best choice for neatness and for what they're providing.

February 11, 2017

By Robert174454

I visited this facility

Brookdale Lafayette had the best service. It was a clean area. No problem with your pets whatsoever. There are plenty of good shopping areas close by. Their food was great. Their chicken, their salads, and their fruit dish are excellent. They have different things in their dining facility. They even have bands coming on the weekend. The rooms are spacious. You can put a garden out there and do what you wish to do. The place is real nice and manicured. We toured their whole grounds, courtyards, and everything around the whole building.

May 10, 2016


I visited this facility

Everything was great at Brookdale Lafayette, except that the rooms were too small. The dining room was very nice, though.

March 30, 2016

By Lorraine40

I visited this facility

Brookdale Lafayette was very nice and a little more upscale with nicer, more updated rooms than in the other place I visited. It was in a larger city. They took their residents to Target. The facility had wood flooring, which I thought was very attractive. When I was there, they had a nice, comfrotable area where two residents were strolling. It had a beautiful fireplace and a dining area. The staff was super nice and impressed me. They offered a lot for their residents. I thought my father would be happy there.

February 29, 2016

By William120989050

I visited this facility

Brookdale Lafayette had just finished renovating the place when we visited two weeks ago, and it looks very nice. The rooms they showed us are unfurnished because the residents will furnish the rooms themselves. They were putting on hardwood floors. They were nice-sized rooms with a bathroom. Some come with a little kitchenette, some don’t. The facility grounds are nice. The people are very nice, very knowledgeable, and quite accommodating. I saw their activity board and they have something going on all day long. They hold mass daily and there is a minister who administers the Eucharist daily. They always keep the families of the residents engaged which is really good. This facility would be a good standard to set in looking for a facility for mom.

January 25, 2016

By Dave42

I visited this facility

The staff that I met at Brookdale Lafayette was excellent, and very caring. The rooms were very nice, private, and recently remodeled. They had bingo, TV watching, and movies. The atmosphere is very nice, very friendly, very clean, and very accommodating.

November 24, 2015

By Kevin22

I visited this facility

We visited Brookdale. The facility and services were excellent. The only reason we did not go there was because it was too expensive. I met the nurse. They had shuttle services available. They served three meals a day in a dining area set up in the style of a restaurant.

November 09, 2015

By Barbara114309550

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Lafayette, and it was fine. The rooms were very nice and of a good size. Everything was very nice. The staff was very accommodating and very nice.

October 31, 2015

By Mike114504850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Brookdale Lafayette is a wonderful place. It is a wonderful community, with all their amenities and their great staff. They have been there for my dad from Day 1. They are very wonderful. I would recommend this place to anybody. They're expensive, but that's OK. My dad deserves the best.

June 25, 2015

By Caring107035550

I visited this facility

I thought Emeritus at Lafayette (Brookdale Lafayette) was a nice facility, but it needed updating, and that would be my biggest complaint. I found the doors too difficult to open and very heavy. The staff was very pleasant. The rooms that I saw were an adequate size, and the bathrooms were nice. I think the big thing is that it needed updating.

June 15, 2015

By Anonymous108154050

I visited this facility

We really liked Emeritus at Lafayette. It was very nice, clean, and very well organized. The price was a little too high. The dining area seemed good. The rooms were nice.

May 24, 2015

By Caring105606350

I visited this facility

I’ve been to Brookdale a couple of times. I was very impressed with the personnel. The facility was clean, but it was undergoing renovation with the new ownership. The food was great; there seems to be a fairly active director. The only turnoff there was the layout of the rooms. It’s a 70-year-old facility. The bedroom and living area were all one big L-shaped room.

May 23, 2015

By Nadine4

I visited this facility

Mother and I went to Emeritus at Lafayette. Walking in, it looked classy and elegant. It looked more of a home environment as opposed to a nursing home environment, which was very important to her. The staff was very sweet, very complimentary to her, very informative, and tended to all of her needs at that moment as far as questions or looking around. They were very forthcoming, which was important to her, and it was as important to me for her to be comfortable. She is a very hard to please kind of person, very picky, and very OCD about things being very clean and neat. And here was my mother visiting -- this very elegant classy lady -- and even the residents welcomed her as we walked through. As they would see her, they'd introduce themselves and were just forthcoming, and I thought, "Wow." This is where you'd want to be, and this is where she wants to be -- not necessarily in this particular place -- but to have that interview and experience for her, because she likes to be around people. So to walk here and see people greet her, introduce themselves, shake her hand, and the gentlemen as they would see that she is going to sit down were pulling up chairs, she was like, "Wow." She just kind of liked that because I think the idea of visiting an assisted living or a nursing home per se just blew her mind away. She knows that it is going to probably happen eventually, and I don't want to pick the place for her. I wanted her to pick the place and be comfortable in what she does. She saw this place, and she loved it, she loved the people, she didn't feel like anybody was trying to hide anything from her, and that was important to her.

May 22, 2015

By Julie106039750

I visited this facility

The room and the people at Brookdale were very nice. It was setup very well for residents who have memory problems, and it was an all around community. If I would have moved my dad, this is the place to be. The residents looked happy; some walk around, and some were in the Alzheimer’s unit. The worker there was very nice. I had some questions about how they would be able to handle my dad, and they were very informative. The grounds were very nice and welcoming, and it is a quiet neighborhood. They go on trips as part of their activities. I would recommend the facility.

July 19, 2014

By Pamela19

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom is in Emeritus at Lafayette. Everything is fine, and she's doing well. The living environment is good. I just wish she had a bathtub, but she has a shower. As far as her apartment, it is very nice and very cozy. The staff is very friendly, and they try to work with her. They try to get her involved in a lot of activities there. They have a saloon. They have field trips. It is a very nice facility with no smell. It is more of a homey type of facility and not institutional.

March 29, 2014

By Beverly33

I visited this facility

Emeritus was fine and nice but not that impressive. The rooms were not that roomy; most of the rooms are a studio type. It wasn’t quite as luxurious. The staff who assisted us in the tour was very nice. They also have a lot of activities.

August 15, 2013

By Christian2

I visited this facility

Friendliness of the staff and the services offered at Emeritus at Lafayette were pretty impressive. There's ease with which a person can live independently and still maintain some sense of community. The thing I liked best about Emeritus was the setting and the design of the building.

June 19, 2013

By Chris23

I am a friend or relative of a resident

They are great. They gave the assistance needed to take care and get them on the right track. They made sure that they got their medicine and they were well taken care of.

October 14, 2011

By rsam0823

I visited this facility

During my visit at Kingsley Place, I found the facilities to be in decent shape, clean and well-maintained. The front desk staff however were not very friendly, and were curt when asked questions. When I asked where I am required to sign-in, they ignored me the first time. I had to ask three times to get their attention. When I finally got their attention they treated me as if I was a pest. The amenities provided were good, each room had a large living area, bed, private shower and kitchenette equipped with sink and mini-fridge. The dining area was clean, the kitchen staff were friendly, helpful and genuine in their responses. The salon and doctors office were centrally located next to the dining area and were clean and well-equipped for resident's needs. There were also large and spacious public restrooms that were handicapped accessible centrally located. The laundry area was small, however, and located on one side of the spacious grounds. It may be difficult for some of the residents with mobility issues living on the opposite side to access. However, the residents may request assistance from the staff. The nursing staff were kind, honest and empathetic. They seem to have a genuine relationship with the residents and the residents seemed happy when they did their rounds.
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Questions about Brookdale Lafayette

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Elopement Drill Training, Ageism, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Dining Program, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Signs and Symptoms, Learning to Communicate Through Dementia Training, etc.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Brookdale Lafayette. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The average age is 86 years old. Our resident’s love to play BINGO, B-Fit Exercise, sitting outside in our peaceful enclosed courtyard and bird watch, live entertainment, Mystery Trips to various places in the Lafayette area, going shopping to popular stores that are located very close to our community, and monthly celebrations that include: birthday parties, holiday parties, themed parties

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

B-fit Exercise and our Walking Club to Enrich Physical Flex your brain enhance mental state Socials and outings for socialization

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

Our community is on W. Farrell which runs parallel to the popular street Ambassador Caffery which includes various stores and restaurant’s including Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, At Home, Home Goods, Whole Foods, Walk On’s, McAlister’s, Costco, etc.

What transportation services does Brookdale Lafayette offer to assisted living residents?

We provide schedule transportation to and from Doctor Appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also provide transportation for resident outings who are interested.

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

Our Daily Menu’s include a Main Choice and a Lighter Option, as well as, the Always Available Menu. The Always Available Menu serves favorites based on our Food Preference Form that is given to each resident upon move in.

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

Our Assisted Living community allows our residents to come and go freely, but the front entrance doors lock automatically at 8:30pm and unlock at 6:30am daily. The front doors are the ONLY entrance to the building and a concierge is on duty until 5pm. All guests sign in so we know who is in the building at all times.

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

Our Health and Wellness Director/Clinical Team will be in constant communication with our residents, their family, and their Primary Care Physician to answer/solve any concerns.

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

We base our staffing on residents needs so the number of staff during the day and night can change. Brookdale will never go below 2 Care Givers at a given time.

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

We are pet friendly and we allow pets that weigh 25 lbs or less. We have two enclosed outside court yards that have areas for pets to enjoy.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Brookdale provides monthly trainings for ALL staff members to complete. The subjects range from OSHA Training’s monthly, Safety Meeting Training, CPR Training, Direct Care Staff Training for Resident Safety, Safe Lifting and Transfer Training, Evacuation Procedure Training, Fire Drill Training, Elopement Training,

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

We base our staffing on residents needs so the number of staff during the day and night can change. Brookdale will never go below 2 Care Givers at a given time.

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

Brookdale Lafayette is a perfect community to age in place because we are an Assisted Living community with a secured environment called Clare Bridge. In Assisted Living, residents have the freedom to come and go as they please with exception to the front door locking automatically at 8:30pm. If a resident is wandering we would consider that to be a Change in Condition which would prompt a new assessment that would be completed by our Health and Wellness Director. If we saw fit, we would then transition that resident to our secured environment called Clare Bridge

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

Every day we go over Daily Events, Newspaper Articles, Brain Games- Finish the Phrase, Everyday Trivia, B-Fit Exercise, Pet Therapy, Mystery Trips, Reminiscing Activities, Cluster Groups that are designed to accommodate each stage of Alzheimer’s for each individual resident.

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

Our Health and Wellness Director and Health and Wellness Coordinator assess each resident’s health and cognitive function. We complete our assessment prior to move in, 14-30 days after move in, Quarterly and/or for a Change in Condition.

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

Brookdale’s Clare Bridge Dining specializes in a person centered approach which honors tastes, preferences, past dining habits, and offers choices. We keep the table setting simple and provide water during all meals and snack times.

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

Our Health and Wellness Director/Clinical Team will be in constant communication with our residents, their family, and their Primary Care Physician to answer/solve any concerns.

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

We are located in a residential neighborhood that is close to many shops, stores, and hospitals.

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

Brookdale Lafayette is not affiliated with any local hospital but we are located near the two main hospitals, Lafayette General Medical Center and Our Lady of Lourdes.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Lafayette

Room and housing options

  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

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


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services

Guest services

  • Overnight Guests


  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt


  • English


  • Minimum Age: 65

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training
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About Brookdale Lafayette

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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