Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Continuing Care Communities

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14905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA 98012
Call (425) 338-1580
Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir (425) 338-1580

Reviews of Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

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Assisted Living Reviews for Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

March 18, 2016

By Cindy120448850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Brookdale is wonderful and in a perfect location. The people are nice, the price is right, and my parents couldn’t be any happier. They love the food and have five to 10 activities every day to do. The rooms and place are nice. It looks like an apartment building and is well maintained.

February 15, 2016

By Marilyn117545650

I visited this facility

We visited Brookdale Mill Creek. They were friendly and accommodating. It was a very nice tour. The apartments were small but clean. The amenities were really good.

June 11, 2015

By Orville

I visited this facility

As far as the personnel was concerned, we heard it was quite good, but we decided we're not ready to move into that kind of living. They were in the midst of doing things, so it wasn't the best at the moment, but it looked like the rooms would be alright. It looked like they had good facilities. Apparently, they had quite a few things going on as far as games and stuff, and they take people to things at times, so they are able to go around that way. They seemed to have a lot of activities going on. I liked the location of Brookdale Mill Creek in a sense because it will put us a little closer to our daughter's place, and the layout was pretty good for the overall facility.

December 23, 2014

By Wendy72

I am a friend or relative of resident

My parents moved into Brookdale Mill Creek about three months ago and they love it. The staff is very friendly, there are a lot of activities/events to keep them entertained, their apartment is spacious with a beautiful view of the courtyard, the food and dining room staff are very good... I could go on and on. Great place!

June 25, 2014

By Cheryl31

I visited this facility

Merrill Gardens (Emeritus at Mill Creek) seemed very nice. I like their location. The staff was interested and willing to take us around. They gave us a complete tour and even offered us a meal. They were very accommodating. It looked like they had lots of things to do. They had an exercise room, an indoor swimming pool, a library, and a game room.

October 13, 2012

By webb1832

I am a friend or relative of a resident

In the last year I have helped three of my grandparents move into two different facility's. I also helped in the process of finding the locations. I was surprised to find so many different options. We toured many different facilities and found that there were a few things that were a must have. One being the smell a lot of homes have an Oder that just makes you feel like your in a "old folks" home. I was presently surprised that Merrill Gardens smelled warm and cozy. All the shared spaces were open yet cozy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are a lot of men witch is just what my grandpa was looking for. There are many activities that he will be able to participate in. The food is wonderful and the not having a time you have to go eat is just what he needs. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to help find a warn, friendly, safe, and clean place for there loved ones.I am glad he is in a great place like this that lets him still have a bit of independence! It's just what he needs.

August 14, 2012

By Peter2

I visited this facility

We've visited this place once or twice. The place is good and clean. They showed us one nice apartment. They also have activities for their residents, like, card games, physical activities, and memory care. The staff was accommodating. We also tried the food here, it was good. However, this place is a little expensive. Aside from the price, there are just other things that I'm quite dissatisfied about. I'm not sure if I would want to recommend this place to others.

June 29, 2012

By A364RT7DZKUF7

I visited this facility

The staff seemed sweet but a little strained. Although the residents seemed happy to hear us sing, they also seemed a little lost and the staff, although attentive, had a bit of a hard time keeping up with them. It was also around Christmas time, so it was decorated nicely.The facility itself was clean and had nice decorations. All of the walls were white, which definitely gave off a sterile feeling. All of the residents had blankets to make sure they were warm. Also, there seemed to be somewhat of a community and friendship amongst some of them, but not with others. (In other words, some seemed quite close and talked in small groups together while others seemed kind of stagnent and distant.) Overall, I felt a little sad when I left although it seemed the residents were well taken care of. It seemed the situation had a little strain (although I guess that's inherent in the job.) It's just sort of depressing to imagine myself with their lack of freedom and having employees chronically usher me around, always slightly condescending. This was my only assisted-living experience.
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Independent Living Reviews for Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

February 10, 2016

By Kye

I visited this facility

Brookdale Mill Creek was good. I was not too impressed with the food. It is a bigger place. It is a good place for someone who is more sociable. The rooms were nice, and of big size. They have a pool. Everything is nice at this facility. The staff who assisted me was nice. The residents look very happy. It was not a depressing place. It was very clean, and did not have a smell.

September 29, 2015

By Caring80900650

I am/was a resident of this facility

We're current residents of Brookdale Mill Creek. Well, the bosses aren't very tactful. Quite often we called for a caregiver and they don't come or it takes them a lot of time to come, especially today. The atmosphere is nice in general though. They have social things at about everything. They have bus rides two to three times a week just for scenic tours or to take people for shopping or something, which is nice. In general, the food is good, but sometimes we don't care much for the list or menu.
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Questions about Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our average age for assisted living residents is 82, and we have a ton of activities to keep anyone as busy as they want to be. Our community features anytime restaurant style dining, 3 full time activity directors, a full schedule of transportation, and events and activities that take place both inside and outside of the community.

What programs or activities does Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir offer to enrich residents' well-being?

For the body, we offer daily exercise classes. These include classes such as water aerobics in our indoor heated swimming pool, balance class, yoga, and more. For the mind, we offer educational series, presentations, brain exercises, discussion groups, book clubs, and much more.

What places are near Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are within walking distance to the Mill Creek Town Center, the library, and Central Market.

What transportation services does Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir offer to assisted living residents?

We offer transportation to and from doctor appointments, errands, outings, and overnight trips.

What makes the chef or dining program at Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Chef John has been with our community for 6 years. John graduated Culinary College while working in local restaurants and began his career in fine dining in Downtown Seattle, where he worked for Victor Rossellini and ultimately became chef for Rossellini’s 5 Star restaurant “The Other Place”. He then travelled to Europe as a “Commis de Cuisine” for Hotel Suisse et Majestic in Montreaux, Switzerland. After returning to the U.S., he resumed his work for Rossellini at “The Four-10”, where he acted as the sous chef. He went on to be the chef at Duke’s in Bellevue and chef at various prestigious restaurants around the Pacific Northwest. He is able to accommodate all special diets and his greatest passion is saying "yes" to special requests.

What safety features or security measures does Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir offer to assisted living residents?

We offer daily safety checks, 24 hour/day staffing, emergency pull cords, and our property is patrolled by the Mill Creek Community Association Security Force.

How does Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We offer an 'open door' policy with our executive director and our nursing director. We encourage an open line of communication with families and all departments.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir during daytime and nighttime hours?

Our staffing depends on the acuity of our resident population

If Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are very pet friendly, and our community is surrounded by a greenbelt with a private walking trail, so we have plenty of space for our four legged friends.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Each staff member receives and completes all required training as prescribed by Cogir and the State of WA

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our overall population is 2/3 independent with an average age of 81. Most of our residents are very active and outgoing, many still drive and some still work and volunteer. Our residents enjoy happy hours, BBQ's, concerts, trips to the museum or the theater, overnight trips (such as Leavenworth or Ocean Shores), educational series and presentations, book clubs, exercise classes, and more.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

We are near the Mill Creek Town Center and the Mill Creek Library, as well as numerous parks and golf courses.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir has organized?

We recently had an overnight trip to Leavenworth and also a trip to the Seattle Gold Rush Museum

What transportation services does Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir offer to independent living residents?

We offer transportation to and from doctor appointments, errands, outings, and overnight trips.

What makes the chef or dining program at Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Chef John has been with our community for 6 years. John graduated Culinary College while working in local restaurants and began his career in fine dining in Downtown Seattle, where he worked for Victor Rossellini and ultimately became chef for Rossellini’s 5 Star restaurant “The Other Place”. He then travelled to Europe as a “Commis de Cuisine” for Hotel Suisse et Majestic in Montreaux, Switzerland. After returning to the U.S., he resumed his work for Rossellini at “The Four-10”, where he acted as the sous chef. He went on to be the chef at Duke’s in Bellevue and chef at various prestigious restaurants around the Pacific Northwest. He is able to accommodate all special diets and his greatest passion is saying "yes" to special requests.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

We offer a warm and inviting living room, billiards room, game room, library, activity room, indoor heated swimming pool, media/theater room, beauty salon, private courtyard, restaurant, private dining room, and a general purpose room.

What safety features or security measures does Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir offer to independent living residents?

We offer daily safety checks, 24 hour/day staffing, emergency pull cords, and our property is patrolled by the Mill Creek Community Association Security Force.

If Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are very pet friendly, and our community is surrounded by a greenbelt with a private walking trail, so we have plenty of space for our four legged friends.

Does Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

We have our own care staff consisting of nurses, CNA's and Med Techs that we train and employee on site. We also work with 3rd party providers such as physical/occupational/speech therapies as well as hospice.

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Services and Amenities of Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

Costs

  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2395/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2395/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

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

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room

Languages

  • English

General

  • Resident Capacity: 203
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Yes

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About Mill Creek Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

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For Independent Living:

Mill Creek Retirement Community residents fully enjoy hotel-like amenities including restaurant-style all-day dining, cleaning service, and transportation. Quality, comfort, and enjoyment are paramount to Happy Living and residents take advantage of the warm accommodations and professional hospitality services to pursue their passions, socialize, and enjoy every day.

Resident satisfaction is our number one priority. Our on-site executive team is empowered to listen and respond to the needs and requests of individual residents, and the community as a whole, to continuously optimize their dining, activity, and event options.

For Assisted Living:

If you or a loved one requires attentive daily assistance, the large team of passionate professional caregivers at the Mill Creek Retirement Community is eager to welcome you to our family and share the high-quality services, meals, and activities that define the Happy Living brand.

Assisted Living residents will of course benefit from the same hotel-like amenities as our independent residents, but with added personalized attention and care in the privacy and security of their apartment home. Prior to moving into their new Happy Living home, each assisted resident and their family will be consulted in order to develop a tailored care plan based on the resident's needs, personality, and wishes.

Why choose Mill Creek Retirement Community:

  • All-day restaurant-style dining
  • Chef-prepared, Nutritionist-approved menu
  • Transportation for outings and medical visits
  • Daily events and activities for fun and learning
  • Fitness and therapy centers
  • Indoor pool
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Carport and surface parking
  • Game Room
  • Billiards
  • Library
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Courtyard and walking paths
  • Community room
  • Piano
  • Complete WiFi coverage in common areas
  • On-site nursing
  • Emergency Response System throughout property
  • Pet Friendly

What Makes Us Special

Mill Creek Retirement Community is nestled between the cities of Seattle and Everett, only a few blocks from Mill Creek Town Center and the majestic Mill Creek Nature Private Reserve. Whether Independent or with Assisted Living, residents enjoy our premium amenities and well-curated activities and outings.


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