Brookdale Fairhaven

Offers Assisted Living

7 Reviews
2600 Old Fairhaven Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225
Call (844) 325-8230
Brookdale Fairhaven (844) 325-8230

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Fairhaven

May 30, 2014

By Barbara83809950

I visited this facility

I saw Emeritus. It was wonderful, it was clean. It was spacious, and everybody got along real well. I went to lunch there. I've never laughed so much in my whole life. We had a great time, and the food was good. The apartments looked nice, and it was a wonderful setting. I liked that there are things you can do there. The people who worked there were lovely. The gardens around it were nice. It's a very lovely place. I did see the rooms. They were smaller than I had hoped.

May 30, 2014

By Joy16

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Emeritus at Fairhaven for my mother-in-law because it was recommended to us. The facility is very clean, light, and airy. The staff are very friendly. She has a private room with a large window out over a garden, and she is very happy with it. She loves it! I have tried the food, and I like it. They have activities, but I don’t know what they are.

April 16, 2013

By Susan34

I visited this facility

I visited Emeritus at Fairhaven Parkway because my former mother-in-law who was a 104 years old was dying and I went there to say goodbye to her. I looked at their bedroom because they had one unit available at that time, and it was very nice.
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Questions about Brookdale Fairhaven

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

Brookdale Fairhaven serves residents with a wide range of needs. Our youngest resident is 65 and our most senior resident is 105! Because our community is a single level, residents are able to easily participate in programs with minimal barriers. Currently, we have an active group of gentlemen who love entertaining their friends with their best jokes. Our best attended program is our daily exercise class which is often resident lead.

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

Each month, residents meet with our Program Director to plan the calendar. They share their interests and provide feedback on current activities to create a truly resident-driven calendar. Residents love going on shopping shuttles, going to the casino and out to lunch. They also love partnering with our local middle school by joining them for class once a week and sharing their words of wisdom. There is also an active knitting club that donates their knitted hats to a local homeless shelter.

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

Starbucks is an easy walk up the street and is in the same complex as an optometrist office and urgent care. We are directly on a bus line that offers a short ride to downtown Fairhaven, Bellingham's historic district located on the Waterfront, offering hotels, local shopping and restaurants. It's also where Bellingham's Ferry Terminal is located. Right outside Brookdale's front door is access to the interurban trail which is miles of gravel paths through the woods that lead into downtown.

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

We offer a weekly medical shuttle, regular bus outings to restaurants, grocery stores and shopping. We will also schedule public transportation to Doctor's appointments for you. We are also located directly on a bus line.

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

Each month, residents meet with our Dining Services Director for a menu chat. Our Dining director listens to likes, dislikes, feedback and suggestions so she can make a menu catered to their liking. You can expect to have fresh, homemade food each day. And you'll get to enjoy scratch-made cookies every day at 2:30 pm. Your mashed potatoes will never be instant and you'll have plenty of options for veggies.

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

Each resident is given a pendant which allows them to call for staff 24-hours per day. It will also auto-detect falls. It's also waterproof and safe to wear in the shower. We are equipped with all the modern safety features and have regular fire drills to ensure all staff, on all shifts, can confidently manage an emergency and keep our residents safe.

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

Part of being a smaller community means families have consistent access to all staff, including our department heads. Our nursing and care staff inform families of any changes in condition and have regular care meetings. Our nursing team regularly communicates with physicians in order to ensure comprehensive care. When a resident first moves in, we always assess. Part of that assessment is asking the family how they would like us to best partner with them.

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

We have an on-site nurse 7 days a week from 7:30 am.-8:30 p.m. In addition, we have our Health and Wellness director (a nurse) during normal business hours. In addition to that, we have a med-tec and care associates 24 hours per day focused just on care. Because our care structure is unique and individualized to each resident, it allows us to staff according to the need in our community.

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

We love animals and they are welcome, on-leash, anywhere in the community other than the dining room. We also ask that resident are able to take care of their animals independently, or have arrangements for them to be take care of.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

We have required training each month that is specific to the department of each of our staff. in addition, we have monthly staff meetings to review training and focus on areas that would benefit our residents specifically.

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

We have trained staff in our community 24 hours a day and secure our doors each evening. However, residents are able to leave the community at any time. If residents leave the community and are at risk of getting lost, it's likely they will need a different setting. We are dedicated to advocating for the best interest of our residents. If they are not able to stay safe in our setting, we will work with the family to help them find a community that can meet their needs and keep them safe.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Fairhaven

Room and housing options

  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals


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

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 49
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes


  • State Licenses: 2259
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About Brookdale Fairhaven

We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a wonderful living environment everyday. Our genuine caring staff, home style meals, daily activities add to our residents' experience.

Through special events, activities, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, we offer unlimited opportunities for you to get to know other residents and us. Call to set up an appointment for a tour because we delight in showing you our home.

Amenities and Services
  • Daily assistance with bathing and dressing
  • Medication management
  • Dining assistance and special diets
  • Assistance with reminders and redirection
  • Escorts and assistance with walking
  • Emergency response call system
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry and linen service

*Rates subject to change at any time. Level of care not included.

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