Brookdale Monroe Monroe Township, NJ

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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380 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Monroe

June 11, 2018

By HenryKlem

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

My mother Helen is very well taken care of at Brookdale. The staff is always friendly and accommodating to her needs. My family and I very much enjoyed the father's day brunch yesterday. Thank you as always. From the Kleminski family...

May 04, 2018

By Diane

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

My dad is a resident of Brookdale Monroe. It's a small enough community with about a hundred residents. I like that the meals are well-done, and there's enough activities for them to get involved. They have physical therapy on-site and a very nice dining room. One of the things that my dad likes the most is that he can get out and walk around the property. Everyone there has been tremendous, although there's one or two staff members who need improvement. The place itself is clean, and the rooms are bright. He complains about the food, and the price is expensive. From his point of view, there are some things that weren't addressed.

July 04, 2017

By Judy's loved ones

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

Our mother was a resident at Brookdale at Monroe for 17 months. We had high hopes that this move from independent living would continue to foster our mother’s sense of dignity and self-worth. Unfortunately, our experience didn’t match our expectations. The facility was clean, pleasant, and the activities and food were without complaint. Our biggest and most consistent issue was how our mother was treated by the staff and the lack of appropriate action taken by administration to address these concerns. Our issue was solely with the administration and how they handled the complaints we made on behalf of our mother and her treatment by the aides. A slight stroke left out mother with limited mobility which necessitated a move to assisted living. Being confined to a wheelchair meant that our mother was completely reliant on the aides to for every physical move; ie in and out of her recliner, wheelchair, toilet, commode etc. The only thing our mother could do was brush her teeth and feed herself. Dressing, toileting and even just reaching for her water, tv remote, and blankets was impossible. Therefore her reliance on the aides was all encompassing. While some of the aides treated out mother with patience and respect, there was a consistent lack of understanding, a sense that out mother should be doing more to assist the aides and a conveyed feeling that our mother was a burden and inconvenience. Over the course of 17 months, we reported specific instances of inappropriate, rude and hurtful comments, such as; “ you are too heavy for us to move”, “you don’t help us at all”, “stop drinking so we don’t have to toilet you so much”, “my back hurts from lifting you”) however, the response from the administration was always in favor of the aides. We were always told that the aides reported a different version of the incident with our mother being described as uncooperative and needy. We found this to be unconscionable, indefensible and without regard to our mother's feelings and well-being. We never felt as though our mother was cared for or respected in the way we were told she would be during our tour and inspection of Brookdale. The last 2 –3 weeks of our mother’s stay at Brookdale caused great concern by family members. She was attended to last for meals resulting in her eating a cold breakfast alone in the dining room; oftentimes being the only resident at her table for lunches and dinners. Our mother was a dynamic, vibrant and accomplished independent woman who experienced many unfortunate physical illnesses which slowly limited her mobility. She remained sharp and had limited cognitive impairment which made her treatment at Brookdale all the more demeaning and unacceptable. She always stated that she felt she was treated as less than a human being which made her situation all the more difficult and sad for her and our family. We have since moved her to another facility where she receives respectful and decent treatment as she should. In our first week, an incident arose in which an aide made an inappropriate comment. When we reported it to the administration, it was handled in a quick and professional manner with the aide apologizing to our mother and family members. This is all we ask and expect; for our mother to be treated with respect, dignity and kindness. Unfortunately we rarely experienced that at Brookdale.

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We take your comments seriously and are committed to providing quality care and services to our residents and their families. Our management team has reviewed these concerns and we wish to assure you the safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

March 29, 2017

By Mario084326

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

My mother has moved into Brookdale Monroe. There are socializations with other members and events all day long. I know my mother is always busy. They have bus trips, too. Socialization is most important to us because she was all alone where she lived before. They have an internist doctor who comes in-house every week. You can see him if you like if you don't want to go to your previous doctor, so you don't have to leave the building. My mother switched to this doctor. They will transport you to your specialist as long as it's within 15 miles of the place, and all of my mother's doctors fit within that requirement. The food is excellent. They provide three meals a day.

February 10, 2016

By Caring Son32

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Monroe. For every question, I would give them the highest intellects. The staff was working there very well. The rooms were clean, and comfortable. The residents look okay.

December 20, 2015

By Sandra117768350

I visited this facility

My visit at Brookdale Monroe was very good. The staff was great, and the residents seemed very happy. They had a lot to offer and were very flexible. The rooms were large, nice, and felt almost like having a private apartment. The amenities and the dining room were excellent. They had a lot of in-house care for the patients and the residents seemed to be having a good time.

November 22, 2015

By Michael117362050

I visited this facility

Brookdale was very clean and impressive; my mom liked it. The people were very nice and very good. The rooms were fine, of a good size, and clean. There were lots of activities. They had everything for them.

July 14, 2015

By Inge

I visited this facility

I had a good feeling about this place. I can recommend Brookdale Monroe (Formerly Wynwood at Forsgate) from just seeing it. They showed us around and showed us everything where my husband might be and introduced us to some people that walked around there. If you didn't like one of the two things they offered on the menu, there was always a choice of salad or a hamburger. I had a very good impression about the place, the rooms, and the general atmosphere there. It was a little larger -- you could walk around more because they did have one huge area for independent living, and then they had the assisted living. The rooms were spacious with bathrooms inside. They had one-bedroom apartments and studios. In the mornings, they had exercise for their residents.

March 27, 2015

By Holly20

I visited this facility

I visited Wynwood. The facility looked very interesting. It was cheerful, and the residents seemed quite happy there. The rooms were very nice. They're very much like a hotel room. As for activities, the one thing I remember is that they had a men's program. They had like a men's club, which I thought was nice. The staff seemed very attentive, and the people seemed active.

December 26, 2014

By Mary99112250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I chose Wynwood at Forsgate because they would take my husband for ten days respite care, and the other places that were recommended would only take him for thirty days. I didn't want him to go for thirty days. It has been absolutely excellent. The place itself was lovely, the accommodations were more than adequate, the food was very good, the grounds were very well-kept, and the staff was extremely friendly and cooperative. I couldn't say anything bad about them because they were all very good. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

August 31, 2014

By Mary94148950

I visited this facility

Both my husband and I did visit Wynwood at Forsgate and the place was very nice. We were able to try their food and it was very good. They were celebrating the month of friends and they have entertainment so they have activities. The rooms were spacious and it's well laid out. Their dining room is large. I like the way the grounds are laid out. They have a vegetable garden that the residents help maintain.

August 27, 2014

By Barbara66606150

I visited this facility

I found a nice place, Wynwood actually. I had even paid for a room for my uncle, but he passed away. All of the facilities really seemed very nice. It was affordable, which was why I chose it, but the place itself was also very nice. The staff was excellent. I was impressed with the care and the things that they had planned for the people there. My uncle would have been in the dementia unit. They even put a little bar at the end of the floor, and that was going to be a place just for the men. It seemed like they took a lot of care in making it a comfortable and happy place for the residents. From what I could see, it was very well-run.

August 15, 2014

By Kerri2

I visited this facility

Wynwood at Forsgate was very nice. The staff was very friendly. The one room that we saw was very clean and spacious for one person. What impresses me when I visited this place was its cleanliness. The dining room was a very good size.

July 25, 2014

By Diane88199950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Wynwood seems to have a very attentive and caring staff. When we went to look at all the different places, they seemed to take the most time. My father has become very well adjusted and happy there. Their therapy program is excellent. He is now walking again. They seem to have a very good social scene. There seems to be plenty of activities. The staff is always there. Every time we go, there's the staff hanging around. They say hello; they ask how everybody is doing. The place is clean. His apartment is lovely. The apartments look very nice in terms of the way the rooms are laid out, and the hallways are very nicely kept. There's living furniture and carpeting everywhere. He's in a private room. We've eaten there several times. The food is quite good. It seems very healthy. We've had quinoa. There are always vegetables. The portions seem appropriately-sized, which is good because most of these people are not that active. My father seems to like most of the food. It seems to be very well run, and he seems happy.

June 19, 2014

By Caring88012950

I visited this facility

Wynwood was very nice, very pleasant, and I had no problems walking around there. The rooms were fine. Everything there was lovely. If I could place my mother in there, I would. However, I can't give them a perfect score because I didn't see everything.

January 31, 2014

By Caring73268350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Wynwood at Forsgate's rooms are smaller than others but it's a little more personable. Everything is just very clean. Money-wise, it's a really good value.

December 30, 2013

By Caring82043650

I visited this facility

Wynwood is in the area where my mother lives. The facility was lovely and beautiful and it looked like a hotel. The staff was friendly, courteous and professional. The bedrooms were private rooms with shared kitchen and bath. They had arts and crafts, exercise and music.

October 25, 2013

By Caring72506150

I visited this facility

I didn't like Wynwood at Forsgate as much as the other facilities I've looked into. Although the facility is nice looking and very well kept, the rooms were small and the staff didn't seem that attentive to the people.

July 31, 2013

By Joyce16

I visited this facility

When I visited Wynwood at Forsgate, everything was excellent. They had everything.

October 23, 2012

By timmeh

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I was young when my grandfather first developed alzheimers and moved into the facility. The facility is located in a beautiful building with a nice outside area to sit and chat and do whatever. Going inside the building is warm and nice and all of the staff members seemed very friendly. My grandfather would often sit comfortably on one of the chairs in a large sitting area and would either sit to himself or try to engage with some of the other residents. There were always staff members standing by in case they were needed for any reason. I remember the food being decent and filling, if not bland and unexciting. The rooms are spacious and warm and the beds are comfortable. The courtyard was a big open space with a small pond and nice green shrubs and other plants, and was a very nice place to sit. Overall it seemed like a pleasant place to live and I would recommend it to others.

October 22, 2012

By Michele2

I visited this facility

My mom was treated excellent at Wynwood. It was a beautiful community. There's a specific section for seniors with dementia. They were very assistive. She said she had a good time. The food was fabulous. It was like a hotel.

July 05, 2012

By luciejay

I visited this facility

Everyone was very friendly. The location is very nice and peaceful, well kept, and clean. The facilities were not too sterile-looking, which is nice. The residents seemed to be engaged and entertained and happy. Online reviews of the facility are pretty much universally positive, which is very important since these are the most honest opinions you can find. We feel that this is one of the best facilities that we have visited so far. Most important to us, my grandmother seemed to like it as well, which is important since she is leaving her husband in the facility's care. Although we have not come to a conclusion yet, this does seem to be a definite possibility. It's in a very nice neighborhood as well. The gardens are beautiful and very peaceful. However we are also looking for a facility with more therapy options, although we do need something that we can afford as well.

May 27, 2011

By Wonderer

Friend or relative of resident

One of my friend's relatives has resided in this living facility for over 9 months now. I was able to pay her a visit in March and I have only but praise about the grounds of the facility, amenities and the exceptional staff on duty. As I approached the grounds, I felt a very vibrant, vacation like atmosphere which brought a sense of tranquility and calm to the forefront. I feel that this was imperative as the daily grind and life outside the facility is very chaotic and not fit for those who require assisted living. The meals that I saw in the facility looked scrumptious and were portioned out, similar to a meal in a typical home. The residents looked to be eating steak and potatoes while playing cards, a very jolly and carefree atmosphere. Finally, the staff was very friendly and seemed to be on call at all times for assistance and also to engage in the activities of the residents. Overall, I highly recommend this facility.
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Questions about Brookdale Monroe

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Monthly in-service trainings and brookdale course trainings in addition to additional dementia training courses for associates in our memory care community on a monthly basis.

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

The Daily Path of programs is an individualized, gently structured to the day that is designed to meet the needs of each individual resident.

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

Brookdale Monroe is within walking distance to a lovely golf course, pizzeria, bank, as well as a 55+ community.

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

Brookdale Monroe offers transportation to trips weekly.

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

All exterior doors are locked and coded. The main entrance is locked during the receptionist's off-hours. There is a doorbell for entrance/exiting of visitor's that get sent to all associate's pagers at the community.

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

Our wellness team communicates effectively to ensure everyone is in the know.

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

Staffing within the community is based off of resident acuity. Staffing is reassessed constantly in order to ensure we are meeting our residents' needs.

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

Brookdale Monroe is pet friendy and can enjoy all areas within the community under supervisition.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Monthly in-service trainings and brookdale course trainings.

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

Staffing within the community is based off of resident acuity. Staffing is reassessed constantly in order to ensure we are meeting our residents' needs.

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

All exterior doors are locked and coded. The main entrance is locked during the receptionist's off-hours. There is a doorbell for entrance/exiting of visitor's that get sent to all associate's pagers at the community. Our memory care community is a secured environment that a code must be entered to enter/exit 24/7.

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

The Clare Bridge Daily Path of programs is an individualized, gently structured to the day that is designed to meet the needs of each individual resident.

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

Our wellness team is responsible for re-assessing all residents. The assessments are completed prior to move-in, upon admission, within their first 30 days, every 6 months, and as needed if there is a change in condition.

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

Brookdale creates a familiar environment for our residents.

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

Our wellness team communicates effectively to ensure everyone is in the know.

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

Brookdale Monroe is located in a residential neighborhood located among several 55+ communities.

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

Brookdale Monroe is not affiliated with a hospital. However, we foster a positive working relationship with many LTC facilities to ensure we provide a continuity of care at all times.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Monroe

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Studio W/Den, 1 Br W/Den

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

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

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime

Diet

  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

General

  • Resident Capacity: 116
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training

Costs

  • Assisted Living Starting At: $5490/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6880/month
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    About Brookdale Monroe

    Brookdale Monroe provides our residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's signature Personalized Assisted Living we customize our care offerings for the individual. This allows each assisted living and Alzheimer's care resident the freedom and opportunity to make choices that will ease their lifestyle transitions. Residents enjoy life with the support they need, coupled with the proper lifestyle and care accommodations as their needs change.

    We promise Respect for Individual Preferences and offer personalized care needs in an atmosphere that encourages each resident to live in health and longevity. Our residents enjoy life with the support they need, coupled with the appropriate assisted living and Alzheimer's care accommodations as those needs change.

    Our community is dedicated to enriching the lives of our residents every day with signature services for those who value their freedom and independence, but desire or need services providing them with the highest level of quality, care, and value.

    Our Clare Bridge Place program serves those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Each day, we promise to work to deliver Daily Moments of Success for each resident. The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides structure and activities each day designed to meet specific needs of those with dementia, while the Clare Bridge Dining Program, designed by a gerontologist and registered dietitian, helps residents in need of Alzheimer's care retain the ability to enjoy and master the daily dining experience.

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