Brookdale Foundation House

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

28 Reviews
32290 1st Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003
Call (844) 325-8230
Brookdale Foundation House (844) 325-8230

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Foundation House

April 30, 2018

By Mary

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

Brookdale Foundation House is a wonderful, clean, and well-kept place. It is a very busy place with a lot of residents, but they seem to handle them all very well. My friend has her dog with her, and there's a dog walker. It's all been very good. They have a daily calendar of activities, and she's really looking forward to going to bingo. They also take the residents to outings every week. They took her to her doctor two miles out of the allowed distance, which I thought was really amazing. My friend is a very picky eater, but she tells me the food is great. It's a very large community but the setup is very lovely and homey. There's a section in the main lobby where they have three or four fireplaces and a library area.

November 27, 2017

By Nancy

I am/was a resident of this facility

Brookdale Foundation House was very nice but very expensive. I stayed there for almost a year. The rooms were nice and had a little kitchenette. The food was OK. You could order off a menu. The people were very nice. They had trips to different places.

March 22, 2016

By Pam121798550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My aunt is at Brookdale Foundation House (formerly Foundation House of Federal Way). It's a very nice, recently updated facility that recently lowered the prices on their one-bedroom apartments, which made it very affordable for her. She's a pretty active gal, which is great because they have activities and transportation. At this point, everything has gone well, and she's very happy. I would recommend it. She seems to be pretty satisfied with the menu.

November 16, 2015

By Michael115274550

I visited this facility

Brookdale Foundation House was too big for my mom, but it and everybody was nice. They were in the middle of a major renovation.

October 30, 2015

By Anonymous115342850

I visited this facility

Brookdale Foundation House was very large, new, and beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would have to find a room closer to the dining area for my sister. My parents liked it very much. It was close to medical care, and, along with that, it was very beautiful and well-kept.

October 28, 2015

By Pat114904850

I visited this facility

The staff at Brookdale Foundation House was very helpful, and the cost was a little less expensive, but still getting all the care. We had a meal there, and the food was good.

September 15, 2015

By Anonymous107097950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Foundation House is a great community and a very pretty place. They have vans, and they go to the doctors or take them to the store. They have a little store, a beauty shop, and music there. They have just about anything that she needs if we are not available to help her. I haven't had any trouble with the staff; they seemed fine. My mother has a one-bedroom apartment and a huge bathroom with a big shower, a little kitchen, and just about everything that she needs there. They have a dining hall where she can go to eat if she doesn't cook, and she likes eating there. They have lots of activities, so there's never a dull moment if you don't want one.

October 16, 2014

By Denise27

I visited this facility

I didn’t feel the staff at Foundation House was as friendly as the other facility I went to. We were with two nurses as we toured, and they were dealing with a client. He seemed like he just wanted to get back to his room, but they told him he had to wait for someone to come to assist him. That isn’t what I want to hear, because there were two of them, I don’t know why one of them couldn’t have assisted him. I didn’t tell that they were being very pleasant generally but when you have clients or potential residents come in there to visit, the staff should be very open and friendly to those people. The rooms were pretty decent, and it was a nice facility, but the staff turned me off.

Provider Response

We deeply regret that we were unable to meet all of your expectations. We want to thank you for taking the time to visit and to share your feedback. Please know it will be reviewed and used to better serve our residents and their families in the future.

June 17, 2014

By Caring86628750

I visited this facility

We have committed to a place called Foundation House. It is independent living with options for assisted. We have a cottage there, so we are independent. What I like best this place is the independence, the availability of all of the activities, food and everything, and the ability to move into assisted living when we need it. They have bridge, bingo, exercise, crafts, excursions, transportation, and classes. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

April 22, 2014

By Caring82260850

I visited this facility

I had heard of Foundation House before, and so I went there for a visit. The facility is high quality and very nice. The foods are very good, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I didn’t see any activities, but we were told that they do have some. The cost is pretty high for this facility for us to be able to get a place there.

February 28, 2014

By Caring79214750

I visited this facility

I like the open concept of Foundation House. I like this facility a lot, but it was way too expensive for us. The people are very friendly. I talked to the residents and they like this facility. Their dining room was very nice.

October 18, 2013

By Caring71651950

I visited this facility

I visited Foundation House. It was not what I was told it would be. I was supposed to meet some residents there and was supposed to be served lunch, but none of that happened. I was shuffled into a room, left with the woman whom I talked to. We went to see a couple of places. I was quoted prices that were outlandish. I would not recommend that place to anybody.

September 19, 2013

By Maude1

I visited this facility

My mother did stay in Foundation House for a couple of days. They're all wonderful there. The staff, the activities and their residents, they're all great. It is a fine facility.

November 16, 2012

By ThomA

I visited this facility

Foundation House is fine. We thought it was a little like a hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful, is always around, gives us lunch and answers all our questions. The foods were okay, but not outstanding.

November 17, 2011

By Tim G.

I visited this facility

While I did not enjoy the prospect of having a family member living in a nursing home, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of devotion the staff had. In many places, it seems like the staff is moderately apathetic-this facility however had workers who seemed to genuinely enjoy their work. The staff was happy to answer any questions I had.While the facility was not the most advanced, and did not have the amenities of some more expensive nursing homes, it did have excellent staff and better than average available activities for residents. The facility was clean and orderly, while still seeming somewhat at ease. While my family member did not seem very enthusiastic about the prospect of living there, after a month they greatly enjoyed it. Having friendly staff on hand seemed to make them feel more like they were with family, not people being paid to help out. I would choose this facility for myself if I ever found myself in a position where I needed to go into assisted living.
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Independent Living Reviews for Brookdale Foundation House

April 27, 2015

By Pat102910350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom has been at Brookdale Foundation House for about 3 weeks. It was the only one that she really liked. It is very good, and we would recommend it. The staff is very friendly, and the communities are very clean. It’s a couple of miles from the mall; you could take the bus there. They do exercise programs quite frequently, and they do bingo and Wii bowling. They go out on trips; they have shopping 3 times a week.
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Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale Foundation House

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Foundation House

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
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: None

Guest services

  • Overnight Guests


  • Diabetic
  • Low Fat
  • Special Diets
  • Renal
  • Vegetarian
  • Diet Extra: None


  • English
  • Languages Extra: English


  • Resident Capacity: 189
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Payment options

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  • State Licenses: 1917
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About Brookdale Foundation House

Brookdale Foundation House 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.

Optimum Life guides our "Signatures" programs provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of our residents, their families and associates alike. Optimum Life & Signatures 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 guides and "Signatures," 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

Our community offers Anytime Dining 7am-7pm, gorgeous grounds, mature landscaping, beautiful outside sitting areas, nurses-16-24 hours a day, physical therapy, insulin injections, live entertainment, Happy Hour, Wine and Cheese Event on Monday evenings, Tailgate Parties during football season, Holiday parties and much more!

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