Brookdale Pikesville

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

38 Reviews
1840 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, MD 21208
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Pikesville (800) 385-2527
PROMOTION! 429 days

Lock in your Basic Service Rate until January 1, 2022. We know that budgeting for care can be challenging so we have instituted a care cost maximum in Assisted Living of $1,900 and $2,100 in Memory Care. (exclusions apply) Defer your community fee

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Pikesville

December 16, 2015

By Dorsey1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The reason we chose Brookdale Pikesville was because the population was small with a ratio of eight residents per aide. The relationship has been fine so far. The staff was cooperative. They took time to answer my questions and ask me questions about the necessary care that my father needs. The environment is inviting and clean. They have musical guests that come in and hands-on activities for the residents, like making ornaments for Christmas. I saw them doing group exercises and puzzles to keep their minds as sharp as possible. It’s very neat. The food looks appetizing, and my father never complains. I would suggest they adapt the food to the person’s eating ability or have more food choices for the residents.

November 30, 2015

By Joann27

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My husband has been at Brookdale Pikesville since November. They do not let the people just lay around. They are busy with them all day and discourage them from staying in their private rooms because they want them out amongst people. No matter how slow or weak they are, they try to encourage them to participate in activities at their level. My husband was starting to wander, but this one has a lockdown area. You can't get out without a code. They have four or five people there at all times, and they’re right on the residents' toes. If the staff see a problem, they’re right there handling it. They’re really good. As for the private room, because my husband is on hospice and needs a special bed, the hospice provided a hospital bed. There is a nightstand and a lamp in the room; I had to provide everything else. I have not eaten there, but they have spoon-fed my husband because he cannot handle the utensils. I’m glad I put him in assisted living versus a nursing home. My impression of a nursing home is that they would just lay there and waste away, and my husband is not doing that there. The administration and nursing staff all know you by your first name when you come in and know the patients by their first names, too. They get to know their patients.

April 17, 2015

By Catherine24

I visited this facility

They were very kind to invite me to lunch, and I had a nice lunch in a nice atmosphere. Then, I was shown one of the dwelling places; it was a small apartment, but it was very nice, very clean, very comfortable-looking, and the person who escorted me there was very kind and very helpful in explaining what I might be looking forward to. It was a short visit, and I couldn't say anymore than this: from the outside looking in, Emeritus looked like it was a safe and homey place in a pleasurable atmosphere. I was told that they do have activities for the residents and taking them out -- taking them to the doctor and taking them on trips. The visit was so short, and I really don't have any real ideas except that it was safe, it was bright, it was clean, and it was pleasant.

March 11, 2015

By Caring103066450

I am/was a resident of this facility

We chose Emeritus at Pikesville for my mother-in-law. We actually chose it because of the people that staffed the place. The person who gave us the tour was wonderful and really put our minds at ease, the head chef was amazing, and the fact that they all work together as a team that you will find the chef answering the phone at the front desk, and they all get very involved in the residents and in the residents' lives. We just were very impressed with that. They have a dining room, they feed them three meals a day, and they have very good food. They have a lot of different activities including taking them off campus for lunches. They go out to lunch at least once a month. They would celebrate a different country every month and do a lot of activities centered on that country. We are very happy with it.

March 02, 2015

By William103016450

I visited this facility

Emeritus was very good. The staff was excellent. The rooms were very good. They were clean and had no odors. I thought the security was really excellent too. I ate there, and the food was very good. The vegetables and meats were standard. The dining room was very clean, and the staff waiting there was good too. They had activities like singing, people came in and played instruments, they had people reading to the residents, and they had trivia questions.

December 28, 2014

By Caring99471150

I visited this facility

There are a lot of stores around Emeritus at Pikesville. This facility is not very big. The person we talked to was very nice. Most of the rooms were a living room and one bedroom because it was assisted living. The residents were much older. They didn't have very many amenities. In terms of activities, every Wednesday they would go to Pizza Hut for lunch, and they have people come in to speak.

October 06, 2014

By Caring95682450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Emeritus at Pikesville was recommended to us by my cousin, because she felt it was a good place so we had mom in there. It's all very lovely so far. It has just been a couple of weeks since she has been in there. They have bingo and games.They also have singers come on. It has a very nice central living room and a very nice dining area. They have dining area and lots of different rooms.

September 29, 2014

By Jamie7

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Pikesville is great the same with other Emeritus I have visited, but the only difference in them was cost. They were very nice, accommodating, gave me a lot of good information, and were very knowledgeable. They had big round tables, there were people eating there at the time that I went there. Everybody was seated at the round table so they could talk and all the ones that we talked to seemed pretty happy. The place is very clean; they showed me several different rooms, and it was very nice. They provided some of the furnitre that they might need like a coffee table and they have little kitchen, very home-like.

August 27, 2014

By Jean97992150

I am/was a resident of this facility

I spent some time in a home in Emeritus at Pikesville. I stayed there for one month. It was pretty. The location was across from the shopping center. The apartment was great. It was clean, and the rooms were spacious. I think some of the apartments were independent living, but the majority of them were assisted living. They were wonderful! Everyone was nice to me. I got what I asked for and on time. They checked on me from day to day. The food was fine. They have people come in to the building and they have shows; of course they have exercise classes. They have a lot of things going on.

June 30, 2014

By Caring84631050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My brother liked it at Emeritus at Pikesville. They have a beautiful front porch that patients can sit on. He actually has 2 rooms; one is a living space which is nice. He also has a microwave, a refrigerator and an easy chair. Food was very good and their dining room is beautiful too. He doesn't complain about the food. He certainly isn't losing weight, apparently its okay. In addition, the great room is lovely. They have activities; if you want to play cards, bingo or whatever. They also have a workout room.

May 30, 2014

By Caring010509

I visited this facility

I went to visit Emeritus at Pikesville when I looked for a place for my mom. The sales representative was nice. The place was pleasant, and the rooms were pretty. The price was just out of my range.

May 20, 2014

By Caring85189150

I visited this facility

Emeritus was pretty good. The staff was great. The rooms were pretty nice. From what I saw, the residents looked happy.

May 20, 2014

By Robin28

I visited this facility

Emeritus was very nice. My sister and I went there. They provided lunch for us, and the food was very good. The dining area was beautiful. The environment was very beautiful. It was very clean, and the staff was friendly. The director invited us into his office, and he is very nice, warm, and very informative.

April 29, 2014

By Caring80765450

I visited this facility

The director at Emeritus at Pikesville came to see me and took me on a tour at the facility. The facility seemed really nice and clean. They showed me the biggest room they have, and it was very nice. They also had a lot of things to do. The staff were all nice to me, and they were very friendly. I couldn’t say anything bad about this facility, but it's very expensive.

March 28, 2014

By Laura28

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Before my mother passed away, we had put her in Emeritus. My mother had only been there for two and a half months. It was a lovely place. They had a memory care unit. My mother had her own room in the regular part of the facility because there was no opening in the memory care unit; however, she was able to participate in the program during the day. The staff was excellent. The rooms were spacious. They were nice, and they had their own bathroom and sink with a microwave area. They also had refrigerators, which they supplied. Food was OK too.

March 27, 2014

By Caring58680850

I visited this facility

The staff at Emeritus at Pikesville were very nice and very accommodating. The rooms were nice, and they were on the bigger side. When I went over there, they had some activities going on.

February 28, 2014

By Caring78802250

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Pikesville is a very nice and pleasant facility. I went there for a visit while I was searching for a facility for my mom. It's very nice and very clean. The staff were very helpful in showing me around and the things that they offer. I was also impressed with the staff because they seem to have adequate knowledge to take care of the people living here. I went there during lunch time and the residents seemed to be enjoying the food and that was a plus for me. The dining room is very clean and it seemed to be well taken care of. The rooms were very nice and clean. The rooms are of adequate size and they have entertainment area for the people. It’s a facility that would qualify for my mother's if she needed assisted living, but right now she needs a nursing facility.

February 14, 2014

By Stuart3

I visited this facility

Emeritus At Pikesville is a wonderful place. I liked everybody. I met several clients and I had a wonderful luncheon with some people. Manager Todd couldn't have been nicer including the nurses. I'm extremely impressed that I've been recommending it to other people that could afford it. If I could afford it, I would definitely wanna go there. The level of service and the clients I met were interesting. I felt unusually at home. I really did. I didn't expect it.

December 13, 2013

By Linda75244250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Emeritus of Pikesville was Brighton Gardens when my parents first moved in. Once Emeritus took over, I wasn’t very happy with the facility. They were also too expensive, more expensive than I thought it would be. I wouldn’t take it into consideration for my mother in law.

October 29, 2013

By Caring70152450

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Pikesville was a small facility. The staff though was friendly. Also the common living area was really inviting, warm and comfortable-looking. However, their rooms were really small for the price. My mom was immobile and has a wheelchair, but the room that we saw there has no moving space at all in my opinion. I also saw their dining area and it looked comfortable. It looked like a restaurant, but again, for someone with a wheelchair it didn't look that "movable."

October 25, 2013

By Shaka

I visited this facility

We paid a down payment at Emeritus at Pikesville, but my mom decided that she did not want to go, I ask them to give my money back and they told me they couldn't. My mom never moved in, never used any of their services. We lost $5000. We have been waiting for three months now for a promise check and we called them but they never made a return call.

September 26, 2013

By Valerie12

I visited this facility

We visited Emeritus, however, we learned that we couldn't cook there. Although the staff explained why, we already knew that we don't want to stay there once we found out we couldn't cook. The rooms weren't big enough and we didn't like the area, too.

September 19, 2013

By Mollie1

I visited this facility

I did visit Emeritus at Pikesville. It is a very nice facility. They have a nice dining room. Mealtime is very flexible. The residents are able to go whatever hour for mealtimes. They also have a variety of foods to choose from. They have plenty of things to do for their residents. They have outings and residents can actually suggest where they want to go. They will just schedule and make arrangements for it. There are plenty of activities onsite as well. The staff is fabulous. They're very nice, very friendly and willing to help you and answer any questions you might have. This is a very good facility but they're just a little bit more expensive than we are able to afford.

June 19, 2013

By Joan P.1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

When you walk in Emeritus at Pikesville, you immediately got an extremely good feeling about it. My mom moved in there just this April and I chose this community for her because it was closer and accessible to both me and my daughter. Their staff are absolutely wonderful. Their caring staff are very attentive to their clients and they learn their clients' names quickly. They also have a wonderful wait staff and an equally wonderful chef. It was just an overall great place. My mom loves it there. Also when my mom had to go to the hospital and when they called me to alert me to what was going on, the emergency team was already there preparing to take her. So I was extremely pleased that they have reacted so fast. This facility is top notch and I would consider this place myself.

May 23, 2013

By Diana10

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I chose Emeritus because it was a secure facility compared to the first one where my mom stayed. She was in a big room with her own bathroom, sitting area and television. They had activities happening every day. I have not tasted the food but it looked fine. The facility was expensive since it was very secured and she cannot go out or walk away.

April 16, 2013

By Caring 5920

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My wife's been at the Emeritus at Pikesville for two months now. She's had a couple of incidents where she's fallen and hit her head. They have 3 or 4 caregivers during the day, but since I'm not there, I don't know how much attention they're giving her. She's lost her false teeth and tennis shoes in a combined area, and I don't understand how they can lose things like that. I'm paying $4,800 a month and I figured you should get pretty good care with that much amount.

September 24, 2012

By Caring410 1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We think Emeritus of Pikesville is very nice. It looked like it's well-kept and the people are very nice. I think my son is treated very well. I would recommend this facility.

April 20, 2012

By BenStein

I visited this facility

I toured this facility with a friend and was very impressed. Everyone was friendly. I even saw the administrator and the head nurse interacting with the residents which you don't see very often. It was clean and the food looked great. If I had to make the choice for a family member of mine it would without a doubt be Emeritus at Pikesville.

March 13, 2012

By rara1234

I am a friend or relative of a resident

When I visited my grandmother at this facility I was happy with what I saw. She was a very independant women and was initially horrified at the thought of living in a facility that took away this freedom. Emeritus, however, allowed her to maintain her own schedule and even encouraged her to be more active that she previously had been living on her own. I distinctly remember visiting and seeing her riding a stationary bike during her exercise therapy... something that I did not expect to see a 95 year old woman do with a smile. This facility gave my grandmother a routine that pushed her comfort levels in a positive way. She did not sit in her room and wait for her daily medication, as some may thing, but instead was able to interact with others, maintain physical fitness, and utilize all the wonderful attributes the center has to offer. The staff was kind and helpful always and clearly well trained.

July 13, 2011

By StoopBasi

I visited this facility

Located just outside of the Baltimore Beltway in Pikesville, Emeritus at Pikesville provides gracious living accommodations for those who require a little extra help in their activities of daily living. As the U.S. population ages, more and more of these specialized facilities are being built to provide a safe and supportive environment for those who need just a little extra help in their daily activities. Emeritus at Pikesville is a relatively new facility that is reminiscent of a large, country estate. When you pull into the parking lot and make your way to the entry doors, you immediately feel like this could be your home. Fresh flowers welcome you when you walk through the doors and you struck by the quality furnishings that adorn the entry hall and sitting room areas. To those looking for a home for their twilight years ... Emeritus at Pikesville could be just the place you are looking for. I visited Emeritus at Pikesville last year when I drove my uncle there to visit his former army buddy, who moved there after realizing he was having trouble taking care of his basic needs. Emeritus does a very good job of making sure all residents take their medications, get dressed, go to breakfast, lunch and dinner, and participate in daily activities. Nurses and nursing assistants are never more than a few steps away from the residents, and they are helpful (without being pushy or intrusive). It's an assisted living facility that places an emphasis on ""living"" and to their credit, they push the residents to remain as independent as possible. Cost is always a factor when considering an assisted living facility, and Emeritus at Pikesville is just as pricey as others in the area. However, because my uncle's friend was a Veteran who served during wartime, he was able to apply for (and receive) a monthly stipend from the U.S. Veterans Administration called ""Aid and Attendance."" This goes a long way in helping pay for about 20 per cent of the monthly, recurring fees. The rooms at Emeritus at Pikesville are clean and moderately sized, with a private bathroom attached to each room. A small refrigerator is provided for drinks and any medication that needs temperature control. There is an emergency response system which can be worn around the neck for convenience and ease of notification. The food at Emeritus is adequate and plentiful, but my uncle's buddy has had some issues with his dentures. However, if that is the only major complaint, I would say we are all doing very well!
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Questions about Brookdale Pikesville

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

All staff are required to complete training in order to gain a basic understanding of cognitive decline and dementia. Staff who will frequently provide care or interact with those diagnosed with dementia participate in more in depth training to help them develop skills and techniques to best care for those with cognitive decline. Clare Bridge staff receive additional training that is guided by the Clare Bridge Coordinator/Manager and could be more specific to the challenging behaviors that can occur with advanced dementia.

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

We have a very diverse population in Pikesville. The average resident age is early 80's, but have residents as young as early 60's and as old as mid to late 90's. Our demographic very much reflects the Pikesville population-Jewish, African American, Christian. The activity interests are as diverse as our population. A variety of popular programs are offered daily. Our residents always enjoy the live music, family events, movies, exercise and of course anything related to food!

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

Our programming is based on Brookdale's Optimum Life program. The calendar reflects activities that stimulate all aspects of wellness. We develop cognitive, physical, spiritual, social and expressive activities to engage our residents. Active seniors are the happiest and healthiest! We also can offer interventions for mental health that include a geriatric Psychiatrist and LCSW.

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

Brookdale Pikesville is centrally located. There are a variety of restaurants, shops and services very close by. Although it is possible, due to the busy traffic, we would not recommend most of our residents to walk to such locations. We do offer scheduled transportation and outings for our residents.

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

We have a van with a lift for wheelchairs and a car to transport residents to outings or appointments. We offer transportation to medical appointments 2 days a week, within a 10 mile radius.

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

At Brookdale, we have developed a specialzed menu for a seniors dietary needs. There is a wide variety of choices that change daily as well as a standard always available menu. Our Brookdale signature spices ensure tasty meals without increased sodium and are nutritionist developed. Our menu reflects cultural choices for our residents as well.

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

Residents are offered a pendant with GPS, pull cords in bathrooms and safety railings throughout the community. OT, PT and speech therapies on site. Our Memory Care, Clare Bridge, is a secured environment that includes a beautiful outdoor courtyard area. All doors in community are locked and alarmed between 8pm and 8am.

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

Our Executive Director sends monthly emails to all families. If there is an individual issue related to care, our families are informed by Health and Wellness department and or the ED. Family meetings can be scheduled as needed.

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

Our staffing includes a nurse on site 24 hours a day. All medications are administered by LPN's. In Clare Bridge, our memory care, there are 3 care givers during the day, and 2 overnight (26 residents.) Clare Bridge has a dedicated nurse daily. In assisted living, we average 4 caregivers during the day as well as nursing on each floor. Overnight, there are 2 caregivers and a nurse to provide care and comfort as needed.

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

We do accept well behaved and housebroken pets. Cats must stay in the residents room. Small dogs are welcome. ( Under 25 pounds) We have a walking path on community grounds. Residents must be able to take care of their pet.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Staff are required to participate in monthly online and in person training on a variety of topics related to seniors, health and wellness, resident rights, safety and dementia care. Training may vary depending on staff capacity/contact with residents.

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

As stated, Clare Bridge provides 2 caregivers overnight to offer care and comfort to residents with the common sleep disturbances associated with dementia. A nurse is on site overnight as well.

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

Our assisted living community is focused on residents who would not be considered a wandering risk. All doors to the community are locked and alarmed from 8 AM to 8 PM daily. Residents who wander would be recommended to reside in Clare Bridge, our secured memory care. They have unrestricted access to the secure outdoor courtyard during daytime hours, weather permitting.

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

Clare Bridge programming is focused on supporting our residents where they are and can be individualized for maximum effectiveness and engagement. The Daily Path is a structured plan for each day that includes cognitive, social, musical, creative and individualized or cluster group programs throughout the day. Staff understand that engaging activity can take place during routine daily care as well as during planned and led activities. Staff engage with residents in a way that encourages fun as well as purposeful activity to minimize anxiety. Frequent snacks and hydration are offered.

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

The Health and Wellness Director oversees the entire clinical needs of residents. The HWD does an initial assessment at move in to determine care needs. Then, within 30 days or sooner,the resident is reassessed to confirm or change care as needed. After that, care is reassessed every six months or as needed due to changes that are reported by nursing and caregivers.

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

Clare Bridge has developed a specialized dining program. We utilize aromatherapy as part of the RePhresh program to signal the beginning of meals and to stimulate appetite. Choices are offered visually to assist residents with communication challenges. Caregivers are provided training in cueing and hand over hand or hand under hand dining techniques and to encourage independence.

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

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

Brookdale Pikesville is located on Reisterstown Road, but our building sits back and has pretty walking grounds. Traffic noise is minimal. Access to the community is very convenient from 695.

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


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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Pikesville

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

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


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

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt


  • English


  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training

About Brookdale Pikesville

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.

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