Brookdale Edina

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

68 Reviews
3330 Edinborough Way, Edina, MN 55435
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Edina

December 10, 2021

By Stephanie

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina was nice, but it's a high rise, and the views overlook the little indoor park. From other places I've seen, I like the others better than this one. The staff was very pleasant. She was wonderful by the time I walked in there. I just don't think it was the right place for my mom. The location was fine. It's right off the highway, kind of the main street, so it's easy to get to.

September 14, 2021

By Donald

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina has a lot of activity and seems to be run very well. The facility is very clean and well-maintained and managed. There's a walking area where I could use my walker and it's kind of in a remote area, and I would appreciate that. But other than that, they're mandated to wear a mask, and I'm pretty uncomfortable with that. I understood that they are quite active and going places, and going out to events and so forth; they also have something going on there all the time. So, I think as long as their health permits, I think they enjoy it. Everything seems to be going efficiently. There was a group leaving the morning I was there, and everyone seemed happy and content. They're very efficient. I understand that they have a swimming pool and several things like the workout room and they're very good. It's fairly easy to get to, but for me, I'd rather be in a small town away from the hustle and bustle. It's located close to the hospital.

Provider Response

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September 10, 2021

By David

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina is a much larger facility, but the pricing is more complicated. It is also tailored to a much broader array of seniors, that is, you've got anybody from people who still are driving and have cars and are going out and playing tennis and golf to (for lack of a better term) invalids. The staff was knowledgeable, very understanding, and caring. They have lounging areas and dining facilities. It was very much club-like. It was very homey.

August 26, 2021

By Steve

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina was a very nice facility. We looked at a couple of different units. One was I think $3100 a month, and the other one was $2900. We saw the two model units, one for each size, and they were very clean and nice. It's a skyrise, so it's high up in the air, but it's very clean, and they have everything like meal services, library, and looked like they had quite a few activities for people. Rose toured us and she was very nice and very helpful. She was very understanding of my mom being apprehensive about a big move like this. Their dining area was restaurant-style and it looked very nice too. They have a fitness therapy room, a board of weekly activities, a book club in the library, a puzzle room, and it's attached to an indoor park. So, that's good for the winter here in Minnesota.

August 24, 2021

By Ella

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina was very nice. It was wonderful and everything seemed very nice. If I had to recommend it to someone, I would. It was nice that the community center was right there, too, so that if you wanted, you could hear children laughing, things going on, and life in general happening. I thought the apartments were nice. Some of the bedrooms are bigger than the bedrooms I have now. I don't know if there were people in the rooms on either side of us, but it seemed quiet in the rooms. There were nice views and sunlight. It seemed like there was a fair amount of storage, but I preferred the two-bedroom ones myself, just because then we would have a place for the computers, the sewing machines, and the stuff that we do. The man who gave us the tour was new to the position -- like within the last year -- so with COVID being a factor for everything, maybe they didn't have all of the information that he needed, but I'm sure as more and more people come to live there, he'll have more advice for new people coming in. The other lady who talked to us, though, was just a sweetheart. She'd been there for quite a while, and she just knew so many things. The dining area looked fine; it looked restaurant-like, not cafeteria-like.

August 17, 2021

By Cindy

I visited this facility

I was impressed with the person who showed us around at Brookdale Edina. She was knowledgeable, warm, and friendly, and she seemed to know many of the clients. It seemed to be an easy, comfortable atmosphere. I thought the rooms were attractive. It is connected with an indoor park, which I loved. But I think that it would be overwhelming for my parents. It seems to me that it would be complex for them, maybe because it was my initial visit to the facility. I thought as far as the people went, everyone I met was very nice. I thought it might be a little harder to make your way around, although they mentioned that they have people who live there who are available and welcome new people. So I thought that was a very nice way to accommodate some of the reluctance about socializing. The food was very nicely presented. It's appealing to the eyes, nose, and senses. It was mild but not bland -- not really an exciting meal, but it looked pretty and it was tasty enough.

June 25, 2021

By Deborah

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Edina and the person who toured us was very good and very nice. The layout looked great and their menu looked very good. I liked that it's hooked to an indoor park and it's a rental. I'm just not sure if I want to live in a high-rise building. If something goes around, it's going to be pretty hard, but I thought that place was very lovely.

June 22, 2021

By Gary

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina was a very friendly, vibrant community with lots of activity. The staff was excellent, very knowledgeable, really welcoming, and gave us suggestions. I noticed they were talking to all the residents that were there too. I noticed multiple staff members that were interacting with residents. The facility was very, very clean and very updated. I would say I liked the location more than anything. The layout is good too. I liked the way you could get to everything within the building. All the things you like, from dining to entertainment to the big atrium area were all very accessible. I also saw that they have a nice spa, a salon, and a great recreation area.

May 25, 2021

By Michelle

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

My relatives have been living in Brookdale Edina. They're taking good care of them so far, and the room they have is nice. They've put together a single room and a studio, because there weren't any two bedrooms or two-person rooms available. They had to fix the ceiling though, and that isn't quite finished yet. There was a leak upstairs and we were waiting for that, but other than that it's good. They also seem to like the staff and the food. They said it's good. They have several activities too, although I don't think they have done any of them yet.

March 11, 2021

By Heidi

I visited this facility

We looked at Brookdale Edina. They were great. It's top notch. The staff was very friendly, very attentive, and had all the answers that we needed. The facility was very clean. The three rooms that we looked at were very clean.

March 08, 2021

By Cheryl

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

My mother moved into Brookdale Edina. I think she liked the atmosphere, it was big, and she didn't feel quite so in the spotlight maybe. She was really comfortable with the staff as they were taking her around and talking to her. I think that quite clinched it; it was the staff. She has a studio, and I think it is big enough for what she needed. It isn't overwhelming for her, so we were able to put in all the furniture she wanted without any trouble. The facility is warm and welcoming, the staff is excellent, it's an 18-story building, it's pretty big, but they have a lot of things to offer as far as activities and community kind of thing, which I think will be good for her. Right now, there's not a whole lot of activities. They're doing bingo, she's joined the knitting club, and I'm hoping that they'll open the indoor park fairly soon so she can take walks through the garden. She says the food is very good, she's a diabetic, and she doesn't have a lot of options as far as diabetic.

February 17, 2021

By Crystal

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina was excellent. It's just that they had way more amenities than my father needs. He's 90, and he really doesn't need the extra amenities that they have to offer. They even have a bar, which I thought was pretty cool. The restaurant looked fabulous. They had a pool table and an indoor walking park. The amenities were just wonderful, but he would have never been able to enjoy any of that. I met quite a few of their staff and all of them provided just excellent customer service.

October 29, 2020

By Mary

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina was very nice. They're very friendly. With the COVID they tested us before we went in and took our temperature. The staff was very nice. She and I are still in touch with each other. My bother has chosen it at this point in time. He likes to live where he has a view of things and he would be up on the sixth or seventh floor at this place. There's also the indoor park, so in the winter when it's cold, you have some place you can go and walk around without having to go outside. They have a lot of social activities and things for them to do.

August 15, 2019

By Dale

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

Brookdale Edina is good. The staff is cordial, helpful, friendly, and accommodating. My mother has a very nice corner room and it has a lot of windows, so it seems bigger. She likes it. The food is good and the dining area is like a restaurant. They have happy hour, card nights, exercises, and trips. It's a very nice facility. They have a bus that takes a loop around the Edina area and connects them free of charge to doctors, dentists, Target, shopping, and a movie theater. It runs daily.

January 07, 2019

By Maleiha

I visited this facility

We went to Brookdale Edina and because there's an independent living part of the building, it feels a little bit less like a nursing home than some of the other places that we looked at. It had a little bit more of an active feeling, and it's a little bit warmer, not quite so cold and sterile as some of the newer places, and my grandfather likes that about it. The staff was very good. They were responsive and helpful throughout the process. They had to kind of push us along, but they were very good. The food was pretty good. They've have bingo and concerts in the park that the residents can just walk down to and it's all indoors. They have access to a pool, a treadmill, a walking path inside, and movie nights.

December 21, 2017

By Vicki

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina was very nice. The staff member who assisted me was very informative. They do part of your laundry, have wellness checks, and lots of different kinds of activities, like clubs, exercising, and field trips.

January 15, 2017

By AJ630487

I visited this facility

The tour I had at Brookdale Edina was great. I got to see everything and what was going on. The staff was very nice, helpful, and answered all my questions. The rooms were nice, but the hallways were very narrow, which concerned me because my husband has a big wheelchair. There were a bunch of ladies downstairs, and someone was playing the piano while the others were singing.

October 28, 2015

By Anonymous115521850

I visited this facility

Brookdale Edina was 18 stories, so for me, it was way too big. Also you had to take a certain number of meals with your rent. I like the other one better, where if I didn't want to take any meals, I didn't have to, and the meals were à la carte. Some of the rooms were triangular rooms, and to me, they would be hard to put furniture in. The square-footage was OK, but they just were not conducive to arranging your furniture because of the angles of the way it was built.

July 28, 2015

By Caring111170350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is currently at Brookdale. She has been there for four years. Mother's overall experience there is excellent. The staff is good. Her room has a great view with great space. She enjoys it very much.

May 07, 2015

By Caring11234

I am a friend or relative of resident

The entire building has been undergoing a remodel for about a year and a half, and it's not finished yet. The noise level and disruption have been extremely stressful for many residents, some of whom have had to move on very short notice to a different section of the building. There are many blocked-off areas, and tools, ladders, and other construction supplies that present fall risks and other dangers to the residents. Throughout this time, the facility has continued to charge full rent, at least to my family member. The management keeps saying how much people will love the final result, but I don't think that matters as much to some of the residents as having a quieter, safer, less chaotic home.

Provider Response

We are sorry to hear that your experience with us is not fully meeting you and your loved one’s expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns and hope you will call us at 877-400-5296 or email us at to discuss your concerns in greater detail.

March 30, 2015

By Caring104389950

I visited this facility

They didn't have the memory care in Edina Park Plaza, which they did say they would be having very soon. A lady helped us with a lot of information, as far as talking to us about the elderly waver. They had an indoor park, and they did allow the public to come in and goof around in there with the children. They had a swimming pool and exercise place, and it's right attached to the assisted living.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to visit and share your feedback. We hope you will come back and visit us soon!

March 03, 2015

By mildred10

I visited this facility

This facility is under construction right now. It is a mess! It is very loud and my love ones always complained that at times there is no hot water. Not only does this facility offers Independent Living, but also Assisted Living. The Independent Living residents are better cared for versus the Assisted Living. When I toured the place, I witnessed a man in pain and seemed so lost. He lost his balance and lowered himself to the ground. I had to help him get up, because no staff was in sight. I found a staff in a green shirt and asked where the nurse was and she pointed me out to her office. I went in there and she was not there. The staff tells me that she was in a meeting. I checked again 2hours later and the staff tells me she was still in a meeting. I could not believe it! I reported to the staff what had occurred, who tells me that this happens all the time. I do not care for this place! It should be reported as a negligence to the state!

Provider Response

We apologize for any inconvenience the construction has caused, and we are looking forward to completing our improvements. We appreciate you taking the time to share your care concerns and hope you will call us at 877-400-5296 to discuss in greater detail.

December 29, 2014

By Caring82727450

I visited this facility

The staff at Edina Park Plaza was really great. The woman that showed us around was really warm, helpful, and very detailed. We had lunch beforehand; she set that up for us so we could try the dining facility. We saw several different apartments, and they were updated. They have nice kitchens, and it kind of have a little bit more like a hotel feel than like a home feel. I like the updated apartments.

November 28, 2014

By Kimberly12

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Brookdale is one of the nice ones, and it had the price that we could afford. The staff is very nice, and they are on doing some updating so there is some construction going on which is really hard on my dad. The food is OK; it’s not great, but it’s okay. There are quite a few activities like book readings, sing-alongs, and trips; they’ve got a bus, and the location is nice.

October 16, 2014

By Caring96472750

I visited this facility

When we were at Edina Park Plaza, it was under construction. It was very noisy, and it was really hard to get a good feel for how it really was there. It was a high rise building which my mom wasn’t really interested in, and it wasn’t a good fit for us. It just seemed like it was a hard place to get in and out of and difficult for people parking and coming to visit. There were a few things that were just not very pleasant about that.

Provider Response

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. We are currently remodeling our dining room and public areas, and unfortunately, some parking is temporarily closed off due to the remodeling. Our residents are looking forward to the renovations and we hope you will visit again to see all of the improvements we have made!

July 31, 2014

By Peggy35

I visited this facility

I thought the food at Edina Park Plaza was very good; the tour was nice; and we enjoyed the facility. The staff were all very nice. The dining facility was what I liked the most and the overall layout was nice, too.

June 28, 2014

By Caring60173050

I visited this facility

I got a tour of Edina Park, and the staff was excellent. They answered all my questions quite clearly. I saw people sitting and reading and playing cards, and there were people in the dining room chatting. The parking was easy. The rooms were beautiful. The size was adequate, and they had a good kitchen area and safety poles. They’ve got excellent views out the window. The attitude of the staff was very good. The marketing manager went out of her way to help us, and she was excellent.

March 31, 2014

By Caring80786950

I visited this facility

Edina Park Plaza indicated that they were going through a fairly major renovation. The bathroom was remodeled, and they had all of the safety grips, but they had those things before. It's just that it was time for an upgrade, evidently. They had kitchens with marble-looking countertops and new appliances. The windows are big, so there is a lot of natural light in the windows in the rooms. In some cases, they're from a very high ceiling down, not to the floor but to within a couple of feet of the floor, so it's very bright and sunny. The people were very nice. We met some of the residents and the staff. They have a nice area for dining, as well as an area where they can go out onto. It's not outside, but it's into Edinborough covered park area, which has trees, and they do activities and concerts and things there as well. It has a good connection to the rest of the building in the facility and community. It was a good, interesting visit.

March 29, 2014

By Rick18

I visited this facility

Edina Park Plaza was nice, but they remodeled all the things now, and I haven't been there since it was remodeled. I only got to meet a couple of their staff members, and they were very friendly and very pleasant. They had an exercise area there, and it was very nice. I also know that they had level three rehab there.

December 30, 2013

By Nancy82036850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Edina Park Plaza it fabulous. They treat my mom with such respect and kindness. When we get to the restaurant of the place, they always make sure to get her order first and talk to her. It just needs a little remodeling and the elevator is slightly worn. But I am very pleased and I highly recommend it to others.

September 09, 2013

By Caring4669

I visited this facility

I saw two different apartments of Edina Park. They were quite nice. They're doing a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion. They were very proud of their food services, so I was invited to have lunch but I was unable to stay at that point. One of the things that I like about it is it's connected to really nice indoor park. I would recommend this facility to others.

September 05, 2013

By johnsondgdt

I visited this facility

Beautiful lobby! Does NOT feel like like anything other than a luxury hotel. This feeling carries over into the newly remodeled apartments all with large windows. Superior services provided and no stone is left unturned when it comes to amenities.

July 31, 2013

By Shirley24

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parents are in a nice 2-bedroom apartment in Edina Park Plaza. Their room was on the 16th floor and has a balcony with an incredible view especially at night. The food at the restaurant downstairs is very good. The thing that I really like the most is that they have this cafeteria type of service with a huge service menu and items can be paid a la carte. My dad is crippled and has diabetes, and just recently we found out mom has Alzheimer's. They provide (I didn't get to listen how much or what was the number about) meals per person per month, which is really helpful because my mother doesn't have to cook. It also forces her to go downstairs and socialize with other people living there, which is very good.

July 24, 2013

By Rebecca16

I visited this facility

Edina Park Plaza was absolutely amazing. It was a block away from where my mother-in-law lived so it was near. The people were warm and family-like. When we went there, they served us lunch and had three residents who joined us so my mother-in-law could ask them questions. They showed us three different floorplans available. They had a lot of activities like music, concert, outings, restaurants and all activities were posted in the wall. It would be nice if they had some green space and outdoor gardens.

July 23, 2012

By heckw33

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Park Plaza always made a good impression on me from the very beginning. Not only me, but my grandmother seemed to enjoy living there as well and honestly, she's not the easiest to please. The staff was always very friendly when greeting and very flexible when it came to moving in and out. I always thought that the facility was very nice and well kept, and it seemed like there were always events and things that my grandmother was taking place in. As far as the food and meals went, my grandmother always raved and sometimes bragged about the meals they would get there. I actually stayed for a meal with her once and the spaghetti was delicious! The common rooms all seemed very large and spacious, and there were always friendly residents around to talk to. It seemed like everyone I would encounter always was in a good mood. If I had to recommend an assisted living facility near the Twin Cities, I would definitely recommend the Park Plaza.

July 23, 2012

By Joe S.

I visited this facility

My family put my great uncle into the Edina Park Plaza Assisted Living and Senior Community because he was struggling living by himself. We thought it would be a painful process moving him into the facility, but the staff made it as easy and painless as possible. My great uncle learned to enjoy himself here, as he enjoyed the food and the multitude of different activities he could take part in with the other residents. The other residents were also very nice, and truly seemed to enjoy their time at the facility. When my great uncle's time finally came, the facility staff again helped make the process as painless as possible, and were incredibly kind and understanding during the whole thing. I would definitely recommend Edina Park Plaza Assisted Living and Senior Community to anyone, they will take very good care of your loved ones, and make a rather difficult time go as smoothly as possible.

March 26, 2012

By cocoabutter

I visited this facility

Edina Park Plaza Assisted Living and Senior community was probably one of the best assisted living facilities that I have ever been to. Every area that I saw was in excellent condition and exceptionally clean. The common areas are very large and open and provided a very welcoming atmosphere. The occupants that I observed seemed very happy and had only good things to say about the facility. One person spoke of the wonderful food quality and options that they have. I was surprised to see a menu with a variety of detailed options; nothing even comparable to other facilities that I have seen. The staff seemed very friendly and knowledgeable about the residents and their needs. They seemed to offer shuttle services several times throughout the day. Overall, I was very impressed by this facilities clean and inviting atmosphere and amenities. The staff and residents seemed to have respect for one another and it seemed like a place for seniors to create meaningful relationships. I would have no hesitation recommending this location to anyone looking for such a place to live or stay.

February 12, 2012

By nonajoy

I am/was a resident of this facility

We live here, and love it. The food is outstanding, with the staff supportive, caring, and friendly. Bill C., the building manager is a friend to all us and goes out of his way to help in any way possible. The services provided are well-planned, appropriate, and interesting. The shuttle service is very good, running every hour to take us to great shopping, medical appointments, library, and many other locations "in the loop". The design of the building encourages us to get to know one another, but our privacy is always respected. This is a great place to live. Did I mention that the food (restaurant style, with a varied menu) is excellent, and the chefs come out to see if we like what they have prepared, and work hard to please us all.

May 26, 2011

By commercesd

Visited this facility

Edina Park Plaza is located in a conveniently situated area very near Minneapolis. Known as a high-end community, this facility fits right in. My aunt had lived near Edina for many years, so she is familiar with the area and has many friends and family nearby. This will be very convenient for visits. The community includes an accessible and comfortable lifestyle, while providing assistance on an as-needed basis. It was clear that the staff here understand that everyone is different and they act accordingly. Edinborough indoor park provides a year-round opportunity to visit the outdoors regularly, which is unique in Minnesota. The weather can be brutal to deal with, so this part is a welcome attribute. My aunt really liked the gorgeous plants, trees and flowers, walking paths, track, and swimming pool. She had been a member of the YWCA and swam regularly, so this is important to her. We were also told that a professional will tailor a personalized exercise program. The interior and private rooms were really inviting and they can adjust design to your tastes, which is unique. There is plenty of room, adequate for private visitors. The menu features all of my aunt's favorite foods and includes many new things to try. They also make every effort to provide foods that are appetizing and will prepare things to your liking, including new dishes. The staff was very accommodating and also seemed very caring to everyone we encountered at the facility.

May 24, 2011

By slclynn

Visited this facility

Edina Park Plaza is one of the nicest assisted living facilities I have been in. It is immaculately clean and has a warm homey feeling from the special rooms like the library to the swimming pool, walking path and gorgeous gardens. The seniors I visited who lived at Edina Park Plaza loved the fact that they were able to have their dogs living with them and felt that made all the difference in the world to them as far as feeling that they were really home there. The dining room has great décor and the meals look pretty good although I have never eaten there. Edina is a very safe neighborhood according to local crime reports, and the residents I visited really enjoyed walking in the local neighborhood area. The staff were very friendly and were quick to respond to resident's requests. I would definitely give this facility 4 stars.
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Independent Living Reviews for Brookdale Edina

May 25, 2021

By Robert

I visited this facility

We took a tour at Brookdale Edina and it was good. They showed us their facilities, and it appealed to us. The important thing for us is the location. We like that it was not too far from where we live right now and what we are accustomed to. The staff were very helpful. We saw a sample of what the dinner meal would be.

February 15, 2021

By Reviewer012021

I am/was a resident of this facility

Brookdale Edina was fine. We had a 1-bedroom 1-bathroom, and we had two meals a day. The food was alright. The problem being there was that they raised our rent. Also, the amenities that we were offered were not available. It was not their fault, but it wasn't our fault either. I don't think they should have raised our rent. Food was as good as it could be in a place like that.

October 28, 2020

By Barbara

I visited this facility

We went to Brookdale Edina. It's wonderful, the apartment was very nice, and the staff was very cordial, and very nice. They were wonderful people to work with. We checked the dining area, we were offered a meal to take home, but we declined. We were told about the amenities, but we did not observe any.

April 17, 2020

By Reviewer041420

I visited this facility

We had a nice visit at Brookdale Edina. It was very good. The lady was very nice and I like the place. They showed me everything and everything was fine. Food was good, too. The place was OK.

May 01, 2018

By Tim

I visited this facility

We checked out Brookdale Edina, and the first thing they told us was, they're basically private, did not accept government assistance, and you would have to pay from your own funds. It has 18 floors of residence, which is rather tall, and they were on the more expensive side. They had different varieties of apartments you can choose from, like studios, one-bedrooms, and some were very nice, upscale-rooms, while others were standard, regular scale-rooms. The staff seemed very nice, and we had a good tour, but we didn't like that the building was attached to an indoor city-park; we thought it was risky for elderly people who did not have a good memory, and they could easily get lost. Doctors come, so you do not need to leave the facility to go to a doctor.

December 29, 2017

By Morgan

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale and thought it was a lovely environment. It's close to many amenities, things to do, and shopping. It felt like very nice, upscale living. The staff was friendly, open to questions, and treated me very well. The food was amazing. They're connected to a community center, so you can go swimming. It was more for active people.

October 19, 2015

By pber

I visited this facility

They've just renovated and their new prices make YOU pay for the renovations!! Very expensive!!!

Provider Response

We are sorry to hear your tour of Brookdale Edina did not meet your expectations. We want to thank you for taking the time to visit and provide feedback. Our staff is committed to providing the highest-quality service and care and we will share your feedback with our management team.

April 06, 2015

By Tom104251450

I visited this facility

Edinborough (Edina Park Plaza) looked like a complete facility from independent living, and then they were adding on a memory care unit later. I liked its location. I looked at the independent living units, and they looked very nice. I liked the arrangements that they had there. I was trying to compare it with what my current facility already had, and it was pretty similar. The attraction to me was that they were building a memory care unit with it, which my mother would need in the future. I met with Donna -- she was the sales associate or whatever her position was -- she was very accommodating. I liked the layout of the rooms. They were pretty new. They were renovating them. They looked spacious and very comfortable. What was attractive to me was that the community's park and recreation department headed in-door recreation facility was in the same complex, and I liked that because family members with young children could come over and visit them, and they could go over to the park and be able to play. There was something for the little ones to do while they were visiting great grandparents. The location was close to a hospital. It was probably about a mile from the hospital. I would recommend it, and if my parents were interested in the place, I would say I would recommend it to them.

May 29, 2014

By Denise20

I visited this facility

The rooms were nice. I like that they have a lot of activities. It's connected to the city park, and so there's a lot going on down there. They were having a Christmas show. The staff was real nice, helpful, and knowledgeable. It was good. They were renovating a lot of parts of it. I just thought that the halls were a little close; it's real tight in there. That's the only thing. It's more like a hotel. It's a tall building. The dining area looked nice and clean.

April 26, 2014

By Caring82889150

I visited this facility

What I liked about Edina Park Plaza was that there were so many activities associated with the building, lots of activities for kids. I haven’t seen anything else like it before. The staff seemed fine. It looks like they might have had some turnover with the staff, and I’m thinking that things are just getting busy. It seemed a little bit old, but I know that they’re going through some changes, so it may be a good thing. I want to go someplace that caters to the young and the old, and when I’ve looked at other places, they just don’t measure up to Edina Park Plaza.

October 21, 2013

By Don25

I visited this facility

Our impression of this facility was that it was more like a hotel than a Senior home. Narrow halls and small rooms. Pretty expensive, also. Assisted care was provided on an "as needed" from Home delivery.

September 26, 2013

By Aileen48

I visited this facility

Edina Park was definitely old but it was clean and well kept. Most people there seemed to be about 80. I never even looked at the rooms or anything. I just said I don't think this is the right place. I had a meal in their dining room and it was fine. The staff was extremely accommodating.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

June 22, 2013

By caring06101

I visited this facility

My aunt and I visited the Edina Park Place and we liked the facility. They have all the services that we needed. The only concern we have is the price and that's just because my aunt is not used to paying rent, but I think that's priceless comparable to other facility. The people we had interaction with working there were very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. We also had lunch there and the food was good. One thing though that she really didn't like was the fact that it overlooked a busy interstate and it was noisy.

September 25, 2012

By Opheim

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Myself and my family all agree this facility to be one of the best around. Every time that I go to visit my grandmother there is a great experience. The facilities are very modern and in better shape then most normal apartments and always in a very clean state. The security is also quite good and does not allow for any stragglers to just walk in from off of the street. There are elevators that are large and speedy enough to make sure there are no traffic jams as was witnessed when we used them to help move my grandmother in. Her apartment is very nice with newer appliances and a great view. She is always talking up the meals that they make as just wonderful and loves that she no longer has to cook every meal herself, but she is allowed to make her own food as well. The staff is very professional and courteous and some how has managed not to upset my grandmother at all, and that is very hard to do. There are plenty of other residents around that she has made friends with and is always bragging about the grandchildren and great-grandchildren too as they are to her. Also there are always new events being set up for everyone to do such as movie night, dancing, and board game night. Over all this facility is much better then any other facility that I have been to and would recommend it to anyone.
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Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale Edina

October 09, 2020

By Ellen

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

We chose Brookdale Edina for my husband because he was in another Brookdale that we were not happy with, and we thought that transfer to another Brookdale would be the easiest for him. The staff members seem fine. We've not had too much connection with them only because my husband has been in quarantine ever since he moved in, but he got out yesterday, so we're looking forward to more interaction with the staff. His room is lovely. It seems that they knew what they were doing. I'm just not that familiar with it so far. He said the food is fine.

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We appreciate you providing this feedback regarding your experience with Brookdale. We encourage you to connect with the local management team for any concerns you might have. We have shared this feedback with management.

May 23, 2019

By Sharon

I visited this facility

My rating for Brookdale Edina is not very good. I didn't get to see the staff or see how they were dealing with the memory unit people. I didn't get to see what the program was. I did tour the facility, but all I saw were the rooms. The living atmosphere was very good. The person who showed us around was very good. She was very cordial and engaging. The food was fine. However, I didn't get to find out what I wanted to know. They didn't show me the program.
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Questions about Brookdale Edina

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for Clare Bridge associates. All associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach and care of persons with dementia. All executive directors also attend Brookdale’s Clare Bridge Leadership Competency Training.

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

We know that every resident has unique dreams and passions that continue to grow throughout life. That is why we work to create a place that goes well beyond physical support-to a socially connected community with opportunities to challenge the mind, lift the spirits, revitalize purpose and nurture the heart. We call this Optimum Life and believe it provides the ultimate in senior health & wellness. And, everyone can live one-regardless of challenges that may come with age. Our award winning, evidence-based programs provide a customized, integrated pallet of opportunities designed to support the pursuit of living well. At its foundation is the ability to maximize functional abilities. Our Brookdale B-Fit exercise program is designed with that as the goal. This cutting edge program encompasses the latest research & guidelines for seniors to provide a fun, holistic and stimulating exercise experience that we customize to accommodate the needs and challenges of each resident’s abilities.

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

Walk through the "back" door and enter Edinborough Park with its one-acre full enclosed park filled with a junior-Olympic size swimming pool, a 250-seat Greek-style amphitheater, a running track and fitness area, a huge indoor playground and a multi-purpose banquet room and play area. All of these amenities are connected by meandering pathways through the densely landscaped interior, which contains more than 6,000 plants, trees and flowers. Our residents have full access to the park and it's amenities. One of the highest rated restaurants in town, Ciao Bella, is right across the street.

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

Not only do we have special outings for our assisted living residents we also have the community bus. Our bus runs Monday through Friday 9am-4:30pm with more than 25 designated stops throughout Edina including Target, Cub Foods, Byerly's, Southdale Mall, multiple health clinics and Fairview Southdale Hosptial. The bus is in the area during those times and available to pick our residents up with one phone call.

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

A great meal is one of life’s simple pleasures. At Brookdale, we believe dining well is part of living well. You'll enjoy restaurant-style dining with chef-prepared meals in an elegant dining room. Each day features a three course meal with an appetizer, main course and dessert, along with a variety of menu options that changes daily. Brookdale's Culinary Arts Institute is a professional development program designed to enhance the food preparation and presentation skills of our dining and culinary arts team at our senior living facilities. To encourage socialization regardless of our seniors abilities, we support the needs of the residents through the assignment of resident care assistants if needed.

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

Brookdale Edina has a 24/7 concierge at the front of our community. In addition, associates are staffed on each floor all day, every day. There is a safety pull cord in every room of the apartment and each resident has a pendant that serves as a medical alert system.

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

We hold regularly scheduled care conferences to verify that the resident is receiving the care and services they want and need. Our community leadership team coordinates individualized wellness needs in collaboration with the residents additional care providers.

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

We absolutely love to accommodate our residents furry family members and have services available to support their care needs as well. We have ample outdoor areas right outside our front door.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our staff is very involved in the day-to-day lives of our residents, with the aim of providing an enriching and caring experience for them. Each member of our staff is always willing to go above and beyond for residents. For our associates, this opportunity to serve others is more than a job — it’s a passion. Our staff is extremely well-trained and highly-experienced, ensuring that they are able to properly care for your loved one. All new Brookdale associates complete the Associate Foundations orientation program prior to working with residents, which includes between 10 and 25 hours of training. Our associates also continue their education throughout the year, as they participate in monthly annual in-service trainings.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Every kind of restaurant, shopping store, entertainment, health care or service needs you have are within minutes of the community. From the Galleria and Southdale Mall to Fairview Southdale Hospital and Park Dental. From Ciao Bella and Tavern on France to Target and CVS. From Trader Joes and Byerly's to the movie theater

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Brookdale Edina has organized?

At a minimum, off-site events are organized by the Resident Services Director. The types of events are influenced by Brookdale Edina's resident council group. Recent events have included trips to the Guthrie Theater, volunteer event at Feed my Starving Children, shopping and lunch in downtown Stillwater and a tour of the American Swedish Museum. In the summertime we take advantage of the warm weather with boat rides, Como Park Conservatory and other outdoor adventures.

What transportation services does Brookdale Edina offer to independent living residents?

Our community bus runs Monday through Friday 9am-4:30pm with more than 25 designated stops throughout Edina including Target, Cub Foods, Byerly's, Southdale Mall, multiple health clinics and Fairview Southdale Hosptial. The bus is in the area during those times and available to pick our residents up with one phone call.

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

Our chef provides delicious, well-balanced meals made fresh and with the finest ingredients. Customized meal plans or dietary requirements is no problem, and we're happy to accommodate special requests. The menu features a soup or salad, six different entrees, accompaniments and desserts. Residents can select from the Optimum Life option which is prepared with reduced sodium, fat and cholesterol. Featured entrees change daily but here’s a couple residents were raving about: roast pork loin with caramelized peaches, veal marsala with mushrooms in a red wine sauce and a filet of sole almondine. Seasonal soups like cream of carrot, split pea with ham and tomato orzo are perfect for our fall weather. We strive to make each dining experience exceptional in our restaurant-style dining room. Don't spend your afternoons worrying about grocery shopping, cooking and dishes — you've done that for years. It's time to start enjoying the care-free lifestyle you deserve.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Brookdale Edina features a large gathering space upon entering the community featuring seating and a grand piano. There is a living room with a fireplace and room for puzzles. We have a huge library which includes computers and serves as our theater. There is a wellness room, bistro where you can play cards or watch TV with a glass of wine. There are several activity rooms available, a private dining room, conference space if needed and a pool table. Walk through the "back" door and enter Edinborough Park with its one-acre full enclosed park filled with a junior-Olympic size swimming pool, a 250-seat Greek-style amphitheater, a running track and fitness area, a huge indoor playground and a multi-purpose banquet room and play area. All of these amenities are connected by meandering pathways through the densely landscaped interior, which contains more than 6,000 plants, trees and flowers. Our residents have full access to the park and it's amenities.

What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Edina offer to independent living residents?

Brookdale Edina has a 24/7 concierge at the entrance to the community where all visitors or vendors must sign in and obtain a badge prior to moving throughout the community. Daily morning wellness checks are also completed for each resident.

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

We absolutely love to accommodate our residents furry family members. We have ample outdoor areas right outside our front door and hold a Pet Parade every year!

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

We have 24/7 staff oversight on all floors that offer assisted living. The community is locked overnight and a concierge is at the front door at all times.

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

The Clare Bridge Daily Path offers a gentle daily structure (seven days per week) choreographed with a minimum of six programs per day. All are designed to maintain the resident’s abilities and to encourage the use of their current skills. The Daily Path gives each resident a sense of security that they are “right where they need to be.” Daily Path activities include the following: • Morning Mental Workout with discussions, brain-stimulating games and reminiscing • Daily Physical Activity with exercise opportunities including Brookdale Fitness B-Fit group exercises, walking programs and dancing • Daily Life Skills provide a sense of purpose, meaning and belonging individually or as group activities. • Person-Centered Programming includes activities designed to use the resident’s social history as a foundation, by honoring past interests and involvements, programs tap into current skills and support successful experiences.

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

The communities Health and Wellness Director, a Registered Nurse, assesses the residents prior to move-in, 14 days following move-in and every 90 days. In addition, if there is a change of condition an assessment will be completed.

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

Designed by a team of culinary associates, experts specializing in dementia care and registered dieticians, the unique Clare Bridge Dining program sustains the resident’s opportunity to enjoy and master the dining experience. The program offers such specialized aspects as: • Dementia-Friendly Menus providing diverse offerings that help prevent weight-loss; selections are easy to manage, familiar and appealing to the senses. • Individualized Dining Assistance includes evaluating each resident to determine the level of prompting assistance needed to preserve their use of utensils as long as possible. • The Supportive Dining Environment, which incorporates small dining rooms with consistent seating to support the challenges of those with dementia, encourages familiarity and socialization while supporting the needs of the residents through the assignment of resident care assistants. Music, centerpieces, warm, scented wash towels and fresh linens enhance the dining experience.

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

We hold regularly scheduled care conferences to verify that the resident is receiving the care and services they want and need. Our community leadership team coordinates individualized wellness needs in collaboration with the residents additional care providers.

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

Brookdale Edina is surrounded by both residential and a business district. The community is attached to Edinbourough Park where it’s 70 degrees and sunny all year round. The expansive indoor park complete with walking paths, a swimming pool, track and performance theater as well as beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds with more than 6,000 trees, flowers and plants. All the shopping, dining and entertainment you want and need is nearby.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Edina


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2970/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2310/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5095/month

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


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

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Overnight Guests


  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt


  • English


  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training
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About Brookdale Edina

Brookdale Edina provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our Brookdale community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional services, amenities and opportunities we offer. And, our residents can rest assured that as their needs change we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages our residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.

Our Optimum Life&reg and Celebrations programs provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of our residents, their families and associates alike. Optimum Life&reg is a journey of self-discovery including services, features and benefits that allow each resident to pursue their peak level of health, wholeness and fulfillment while balancing six key dimensions of personal wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful. As part of Optimum Life&reg we encourage our residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar with themed experiences, special events and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.

What Makes Us Special

Each of our Residents enjoy free access to the attached 1.5 acre indoor park with a walking track and junior olympic size heated pool which is much appreciated during the Minnesota winters! Transportation services to Southdale Shopping Center, restaurants, theaters, hospital. doctors. We are a high rise with tremendous views. Also feature Indoor parking and all day dining from 7-7:45. Enjoy our bistro, and complimentary happy hours.

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