Brookdale Valencia

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

40 Reviews
300 Valencia Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Valencia (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Valencia

August 01, 2020

By Tonya

I visited this facility

Brookdale Valencia is a really nice place. The staff seems nice and all the people there are nice. The room was also big and spaceous enough. It was a great place.

January 24, 2020

By Karal Veeh

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

It has become a hellish nightmare, stay away! Assisted living is a lie here. If you need help, forget it. You frantically press the help button and NO ONE comes. At least if you die on the street like all the homeless who camp directly outside the gates, which are rarely secured, it is free! Save your loved one's money! Food SUCKS, they don't even have ginger ale and let's not talk about how often the heat or the AC conks out. They used to have a fancy water station to help residents hydrate & now that is gone. Dead roaches in the hall for DAYS, super classy.

Provider Response

The safety and well-being of our residents is our first priority and we share their concerns as well as the concerns of their families. The staff is committed to providing the highest-quality service and care for each resident every day and we will share your feedback with the community.

November 06, 2019

By Tim

I visited this facility

Brookdale Valencia was a little bit old and worn, but it was clean. There was a dining room and a meeting room. They offer laundry services. The person giving the tour was very pleasant; I enjoyed our visit. The place showed some signs of wear, but it wasn't dirty.

July 25, 2019

By Bobby

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

We like Brookdale Valencia so far. They have lots of activities. They have exercises and a little pool. The food is good. My mother's room is nice and big.

June 01, 2017

By larry041440

I visited this facility

What I like about Brookdale Valencia is that their prices are lower than most of the places are. I was able to eat there twice, and the food is good. I also saw that they have an exercise room and an activity room, and their lobby is very nice. Their staff seemed very engaged with the residents. Overall, it seemed really very nice.

March 08, 2017

By Kirk102603

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

We chose Brookdale Valencia because it just had everything my mom was looking for at a good value. They have good activities. She likes the openness of the place. We have lunch there, and their food was good.

May 10, 2016

By Carol123602050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The rooms at Brookdale Valencia are very nice, clean, open, and airy. The whole building is very nice, and the food is good, too. The staff is wonderful. They have entertainment and different things, but I don't know all the activities yet.

May 10, 2016


I visited this facility

Brookdale Valencia was nice. We toured a comfortable two-bedroom. Everyone seemed to be quite nice. We weren’t impressed with the food; it wasn’t that great but wasn’t that bad either. They could improve on it.

February 26, 2016

By Vickie14

I visited this facility

The activities that Brookdale Valencia offered and the friendliness of most of the people impressed me the most. However, the rooms were smaller and one of them was not easy to get to with a wheelchair. The food was OK. Parking for visitors needs improvement.

September 30, 2015

By Moira1

I visited this facility

My mother will be moving to Brookdale Valencia. They have a lot of amenities there. The facility was beautiful and clean. Also, one of the things that I really like is that they have a pool and water aerobics. For food, they have eight choices for meals. There were four different choices for entrees and four different choices for sides. My mother can get a kitchenette in a regular apartment. The one she is going into, it has a shared kitchen-living and a private bedroom and bathroom. The staff was wonderful. We really like this community, especially for the price.

June 18, 2015

By DesertDweller

I am a friend or relative of resident

My dad has lived here for 2 years. He came from another Brookdale facility in another state, so he's pretty happy with it. Happy with everything except the food. The food at the other facility was very good! I ate there several times. I've tried to eat at this Brookdale several times and it was terrible every time. Yes, their menu looks awesome, but it is pretty much flavorless and over cooked. Their "chef", and I use this term very loosely, needs to either take a LOT more cooking classes, or perhaps they should hire someone that actually knows how to cook. Another concern I have is that it is located in the "war zone". They do have a security gate, but it is NEVER shut or locked, even though they are right next door to a rehab center. They have signs posted on the doors asking you not to prop them open for safety concerns. The rest of the facility seems to be run very well, going out of their way to help with little problems I have with my dad. The staff is what makes this place great!

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear your father is enjoying the community, but apologize the dining experience is not meeting you and your father's expectations. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss your concerns with you personally, and hope you will call us at 877-400-5296.

March 19, 2015

By Marty9

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We found a place called Brookdale at Valencia. It had all the amenities that I was looking for. The staff is great. The staff is fabulous. The problem is they are understaffed. The rooms are very nice and spacious. I have tried to eat there, and intermittently they have good food, but for the most part it is not very exciting. They have quite a few activities for the residents there. They have meet and greet, and they have sitcoms with different acts that come to the place on Fridays. They try to be fit. They have cheery yoga and water exercises. They really do a good job on that.

December 26, 2014

By Dave26

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Place. It was very clean. The walls were freshly painted. It looked like the facility was well taken care of. The rooms were spacious and clean, and I think they were well laid out. The staff was friendly and very helpful with mom playing overtime with her stigma in the fear of going into an "old folk's home". My mom thought they had very nice apartments, but again this was an old folk's home, and she's not ready for an old folk's home. They had activities like sewing and knitting. They had social get together of some sort. I liked that all the people there were friendly and seemed to be happy there.

August 28, 2014

By Caring91274750

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Place at Valencia and it seems to be fine. It was a very nice facility. The staff was OK. They were very kind. Their one-bedroom apartment was very nice. They had like a hundred residents.

July 31, 2014

By Caring89698650

I visited this facility

I visited the Brookdale Place. It was my second choice. Everything was fine. The people were friendly. It's in a part of town that if somebody walks too far, they're in a bad area, and I knew my brother would take off. He would still go for long walks, because he isn't that old. The place itself is beautiful. The area around it is nice, too. There are a couple of things. There's the fact that there wasn't a lot of places you would walk to that you would be safe. The room that they had available was nice. It was a ground level floor, which was nice. The dining room was nice.

July 18, 2014

By Netta1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I placed my dad at Brookdale Place of Valencia, and I am happy with the facility. He is still there, and everything is great. We are very happy with the whole facility. He has a one-bedroom apartment with a balcony. He goes to morning exercise every day from 9 to 9:30, and he goes down for three meals a day. He also goes to pool therapy two times a week for an hour and a half. The dining facility is great, and he seems to enjoy everything on the menu. We chose this facility because it is an independent living facility where you could move into assisted living.

May 30, 2014

By Jan32

I visited this facility

Brookdale Place at Valencia is my number one choice. I was really impressed with everything about the facility. I thought the residents seemed to be very happy and friendly. They were obviously very happy with where they were. The energy of the place was very positive. The place was very clean. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the units I saw, plus the general facility. Everything about it was very nice. Regarding the rooms, I thought they were much more generous and thoughtful, as far as providing closet space and storage space and things like that.

February 27, 2014

By Jodi3

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandmother is in Brookdale and it seems everybody knows her and talks to her. The staff has always been every nice. They are checking on her every two hours. Their food is very good. They have activities all the time, I just don't know if she goes to them. They have swimming pool and a nice exercise room. Her room is like a little studio apartment. It is like an L-shape with bathroom. She also has a refrigerator and microwave. There is stove but we don't have the stove working for her. She also has a kitchen table, a love seat, a recliner, a dresser and a bed.

February 21, 2014

By Jptinohio

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother lived in Brookdale Assisted Living for the last three and half years of her life. The entire Management and staff with their personal compassionate card are the strength of this facility. They appropriately identified the correct time for Hospice to come and coordinated with them very well. We are comforted in the fact that Mom spent her last years in such a caring environment. If we had a rare issue and raised it to management it was handled promptly. The facility has been recently remodeled in good taste and we think appeals to its potential residents. Having Mom in a facility that provided/coordinated all phases of end of life (assisted living, nursing, hospice) in her same apartment and surroundings was important to us and Mom. Job well done Brookdale, Thank You.

October 05, 2013

By Larry21

I visited this facility

Brookdale Place is nice but it's more expensive and more fancy. The rooms are also nicer. You could tell it's a good place.

September 30, 2013

By Rick12

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We felt Brookdale Place at Valencia would meet the needs of my mom-in-law in terms of assisted living so we put her in there. They had a good reputation. We toured the facility and saw that the staff were caring and it seemed like she will be receiving good care in there. The food was okay.

September 26, 2013

By Lovely Wife

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Valencia and it's an older facility, but very nice. The people were extremely nice. The staff were very pleasant. The price is quite reasonable and the rooms are of adequate size.

July 24, 2013

By GloriaV

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Place Valencia and it just did not stand out for me. It was kind of small and laid back. The facility itself was an older facility. Their rooms were also on the small side. However, the facility had a very friendly atmosphere. I like that it was also very pet-friendly.

July 24, 2013

By Suzanne10

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Brookdale Place because it had both independent living and assisted living facilities. My mom also liked the price. It was clean and modern. My mom had a two bedroom apartment with two bathrooms, living room and kitchen. It was very big compared to the others we saw online and it could accommodate two people. They had a lot of activities and they had something going on everyday. They had a lot of music and dancing which my mom liked. Even if you were in the independent living, you could just pay for the additional services you wanted and they did it. Although the dining room seemed to be understaffed with waitresses, but the food was good. The location was not on the best part of town so that was a concern but it was fully-fenced. So far, I had not seen any problem.

February 27, 2012

By Caring500505

I visited this facility

I visited them regarding care for my mother. I am still researching facilities that specialize in memory care. I really like the layout of the facility. The Memory care portion of the facility was very impressive. The caretakers had an unobstructed view of the entire memory care unit. The residents' lived in quarters that resembled little neighborhoods. It is a controlled environment yet I didn't get the feeling that it was a confined space. They could go wherever they chose in their neighborhoods of 5-7 groups without it being an overwhelming environment. I like the outside areas of the memory care unit as well. It was inviting and non intimidating. I would definitely recommend this facility to others.

September 29, 2011

By PattyAnn1

I visited this facility

My husband and I looked into Brookdale Place at Valencia because we can no longer take cant of my mother-in-law on our own. When we arived the staff seemed to be very friendly and patient while they showed us around and awnsered our questions. They were very interested in what my mother-in-law had to say and treated her with lots of respect. My husband liked this alot and it made him feel better about looking into Brookdale because it made him feel like his mother would be taken good care of. We were shown one of the apartments that they have to offer, Nancy (my mother-in-law) loved the size and layout of the apartment. she said "it's great, I could really see myself moving into a space like this." We were also taken to the dinning room witch seemed very nice. It had plenty of space for people to eat and the food was high qulity and very tasty. WE all loved this place and nancy is now living there very happly.

July 30, 2011

By Cat_Fan_79

I visited this facility

I need help taking care of my elderly father. That's why we took a tour of Brookdale Place Valencia. Brookdale Place Valencia is located about three blocks south of Central Avenue on 300 Valencia Drive SE.A friendly staff member named Pam took us on a tour of Brookdale Place Valencia. Pam was very nice to my father and me. She was also very patient while she showed us what the facility had to offer. I appreciated that because it showed that she cared about my father's needs.She started the tour by taking us to the library room. It was a cozy space that contained many books about sports, finance and other topics. My dad liked it because the room's large window made the area inviting. Pamela then took us to the residents' dining room. It looked clean. It also seemed to have enough room to allow residents to relax while eating.Moreover, the food they served us for lunch was quite delicious. The sandwiches and brownies were fresh. They contained high-quality ingredients. They also were served in huge portions. We later toured the kitchen where the residents' meals are prepared. It seemed clean and inviting. The staff members were also friendly. Pamela then showed my father inside one of the facility's apartments. The apartment seemed to be comfortable. It also seemed to be furnished with the things you'd need to live comfortably. He seemed to enjoy the apartment's kitchen because it had a powerful microwave that he could use to prepare snacks quickly. Finally, we took a tour of the game room. The game room had a pool table, an air hockey table and a card table. My father especially enjoyed the pool table because it could be converted into a snooker table.As a result, my father and I would gladly consider Brookdale Place Valencia for all of my dad's long-term care needs.
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Independent Living Reviews for Brookdale Valencia

December 01, 2019

By C. Garcia

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

My in-laws have been in Brookdale Valencia. They have independent living with assistance for their medication. They serve three good meals a day. My in-laws have started attending some church services there, which they're enjoying. They're having a little trouble getting used to just being there, but we appreciate them being there because there is somebody that can be there and check on them. Like I said, they give them assistance with the medication and that department is really good. The only concern we have is getting in contact with the executive director, but everybody else there is very helpful. They get your questions answered. My in-laws got a one-bedroom apartment with a balcony, which is very nice. They have movies, games, arts and crafts, puzzle rooms, exercise sessions, and reading groups. There are a lot of social activities that are available, but my in-laws haven't taken part in them yet. They have a library and an exercise pool, too.

November 18, 2019


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

My father is at Brookdale Valencia, and it's been really great so far. He is non-verbal and they've been working with it pretty well as best as they can. Mostly it's the cleaning staff and the maintenance staff that he knows well. They're all very helpful and friendly, especially the housekeeping staff. The accommodation is fantastic. He has a large 1-bedroom, and he doesn't do any cooking in his own space. He's been very comfortable. The dining area is nice, comfortable, easy to get to, and accommodating for him, and the food is very good. I've eaten a few meals with him there. However, the service is really slow and it seems like the staff members in the dining area don't quite have service abilities. They don't do a very nice job. There are a few that were quite fast and on top of things like the people in the kitchen making the meals, but the service staff is a little slow. The activities are a little lacking.

July 24, 2019

By Beth

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

We placed our mother in Brookdale Valencia, and I'm very impressed with them. The food is excellent, and the caregivers are absolutely so kind and loving. Many of them have been with this community for ten to 20 years, and there's very little staff turnover. That really makes the quality of care that much better. The size of the apartments are much larger than in other places, and there's a lot of storage space. So those were the determining factors for us in selecting Brookdale Valencia. They have a fair number of activities, there's a library, a pool, and they're in the process of completing a full interior remodel. There's many things offered there, but there are more in other communities, so it's in the middle of the road in terms of activities and amenities. This place is not as fancy as the new ones, but the food is excellent and I've eaten there multiple times. For this kind of place, there's a good variety, and the food is well-prepared. I think the value is excellent, so I would rate them a five on that.

January 30, 2015

By bdhansc

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother lived alone at Brookdale at Valencia from 2007 until her death last year. It took "the whole village" of Brookdale to help her stay in her Independent Living apartment, and they were successful. She went through many periods requiring help from the Personalized Living staff--even though she would "fire" them whenever she felt she no longer needed them, they, and the other staff, were always there to help. We were particularly impressed with the persistence and effort the Personalized Living staff put in to get coverage from her Long Term Care insurance policy--there were endless requests for "more information", but in the end, we received the full amount the insurance company would cover.
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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
  • Pool
  • Spa

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  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Available During Business Hours


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Resident Capacity: 100
  • Minimum Age: 65


  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3335/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2025/month
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    About Brookdale Valencia

    Brookdale Valencia 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.

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