Brookdale Potomac

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

17 Reviews
11215 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Potomac (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Potomac

April 29, 2015

By Anonymous106143150

I visited this facility

I think the Emeritus at Potomac was very nice. It was just a little too distant from where the rest of the family is. The people were very good, and they answered my questions.

October 31, 2014

By Caring96986650

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Potomac is a really nice facility. The staff are really nice as well, but the problem is if you ran out of money, you are out on the streets. They do have trips that the residents can go on. Emeritus would have been my second choice if I had the money because it is very comfortable. It's in a nice location, and really it's just a nice place. The people were very friendly and nice.

August 13, 2014

By Caring89995950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We already found a facility for my uncle. It is an Emeritus facility. The facility is pretty good. It is reasonable in price. One very important thing is that it is very close to us, so we can visit him more often. He has a one-bedroom "partnership" apartment that he shares with another gentleman. It has a kitchenette and a bathroom, but each reisdent has his own separate bedroom. It is like a small apartment some shared space. He has facilities in the center to read and all those things.

June 26, 2014

By Caring84575450

I visited this facility

I went to Emeritus at Potomac, and the place seemed nice enough and pleasant. Their activities were appropriate for assisted living. They offer dementia care, but only for early stages of dementia. The administrative staff is extremely nice and helpful.

February 28, 2014

By Caring77628950

I visited this facility

I liked Emeritus. It was very lovely and well-kept and the people are very friendly. The big drawback is it's very expensive. They have activities and socials. The rooms were very nice. They were repainting and putting new carpeting in the one they showed me to get ready for the next person who's going to live there. It's very nice. It's actually one of the ones I probably end up of having to choose.

December 30, 2013

By Lindsey2

I visited this facility

Emeritus might have probably been the best solution for my grandmother if we had moved her somewhere. They had a great dementia program and great services for individuals with dementia. We were trying to move her quickly and they were willing to visit her that day and get her move in right away. So, they were very responsive and helpful. Their rooms were well equipped with someone with special needs and accessible for visitors. Also, they had staff nearby. So, for someone like my grandmother, it was the right level of care for her.

October 29, 2013

By Caring73350550

I visited this facility

My visit at Emeritus at Potomac was fine. Their rooms were pretty spacious but their bathrooms were kind of small. My uncle might be comfortable there but he didn't like the size of their bathrooms. However, the staff was very knowledgeable and very helpful.

September 24, 2013

By caring00030

I visited this facility

The people at Emeritus seemed very nice. The people who worked and lived there were accommodating in making arrangement for me to see it. The have different amenities.

April 16, 2013

By SOS

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Potomac was beautiful. I really like that because everywhere I look people were all chirpy, smiling, just carrying on and joking. Residents there are a lot more upbeat. It did have a whole different feel to it as far as the atmosphere. There's quite a few there that mom could mingle with. They got a lot of land there and it's quiet. In Potomac, I guess that's too far away from me. I have to deal with traffic and it's very difficult to get there right now with all this traffic to see her. One night we went to see her and it took us four hours just to get there. But it was a very nice place, I certainly would recommend it.
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Questions about Brookdale Potomac

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

All associated hired by Brookdale Potomac attend a in person training as well as a series of classes online. They are required to take courses online every month.

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

The average age of our residents are 85. Our youngest resident is 60 and our oldest is 103 years old.

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

We have a full monthly calendar that is prepared for the residents which includes a daily exercise class called B-Fit, yoga, Christian and Jewish services, cooking demonstrations with our chef, resident counsel monthly meetings, flower arranging, happy hours, arts & crafts, live entertainment, speakers from the community, games including bingo and move nights.

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

We are located across the street from Cabin John shopping center which offers a variety of stores, restaurants and banks. We are located a mile away from Montgomery mall.

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

Brookdale has a shuttle here to provide residents transportation to doctor's appointment, shopping outings, scenic rides, museums, movies and restaurant trips.

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

Our Chef makes all of our meals in house daily including salad dressing and soups. We have fresh meats, vegetables and fruits shipped in weekly. We are able to accommodate regular diets, no salt added, limited sodium, carbohydrate controlled, low fat/low cholesterol, liberalized renal, finger food, texture modified and pureed diets.

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

At Brookdale Potomac we have concierge at the front desk from 8:30am to 7pm and our doors do lock for safety from 8pm to 8am. We have nurses and caregivers in the community 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

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

We have weekly update emails sent from our Executive Director, calls from our clinical team, care plan meetings and families can call or email our management team.

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

We have a Health and Wellness Director, Health and Wellness Coordinator and Resident Care Supervisor who work 5 days a week including rotating weekends. We have licensed nurses in the community 24/7 as well as caregivers. Our staffing depends solely on the care needs of the community.

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

We do accept pets in our community with the proper paperwork and we do charge a deposit. We have a 5,000sq ft. patio behind our community which is secured by a fence but dogs are able to be walked there or in front of the community.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

All associated hired by Brookdale Potomac attend a in person training as well as a series of classes online. They are required to take courses online every month.

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

In Clare Bridge/Memory Care we do have a Memory Care Director who works 5 days a week, a nurse and 3 caregivers for our 16 residents.

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

Residents who wander will need to move to our Clare Bridge Memory Care community.

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

Clare Bridge/Memory Care offers a full schedule of activities that occur 7 days a week. These activities include but aren't limited to exercise classes, art therapy, live entertainment, singing, dancing, raised garden and games.

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

Assessments are completed prior to a resident moving in, 15-30 days after moving in and every 6 months thereafter unless there has been a change in status before 6 months.

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

Care plan meetings, weekly family emails from ED, calls from clinical team.

Describe the neighborhood around Brookdale Potomac. 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. Most families live in the area within minutes away.

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

We work with Suburban which is our closest hospital and can refer to skilled nursing homes if needed.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Potomac

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

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

Health services

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

Activities

  • 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

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

General

  • Resident Capacity: 102
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Licenses

  • Licenses: yes

About Brookdale Potomac

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.

What Makes Us Special

Weekly Shabbat and Catholic services, large park-like outdoor courtyard.


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