Brookdale Monroe Monroe, WA

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

9 Reviews
15465 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272
Call (844) 325-8230
Brookdale Monroe (844) 325-8230
PROMOTION! 12 days

$500 off Community Fee


Reviews of Brookdale Monroe

9 Reviews Write a review
Food
(1 Review)
Staff
(3 Reviews)
Facility
(3 Reviews)
Activities
(Not Rated)
Value
(1 Review)

Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Monroe

September 13, 2014

By Caring94037250

I visited this facility

Emeritus at Monroe was too expensive for our taste. They charged a lot of money for an upstairs apartment that was very small and there was nothing in it except a small refrigerator, a small stove, a living room and a kitchen together. It was not worth it. We can live in a trailer or an apartment cheaper than that. They were really expensive for the apartment that they wanted sold to us, which was in the building itself and not an individual apartment. They do have some, but they were all filled up that for what they sold us, which was upstairs, we would have to take the elevator up and down, and my husband has a wheelchair so it wouldn't be suitable for us. We did not really look at all of it. We were not interested because they were too expensive. They were courteous, but that was about it. I think it is outrageous to charge senior citizens that much in the first place.
See all Assisted Living reviews (6) See fewer reviews

Independent Living Reviews for Brookdale Monroe

Memory Care Reviews for Brookdale Monroe


Questions about Brookdale Monroe

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Brookdale Senior Living requires all direct care staff to have 2-3 hours per month of ongoing resident care related training. We also require non-direct care staff to have 1-2 hours of senior-related training on a variety of topics and issues. We require food-handling certification, CPR/First Aid certification and current licenses for direct care staff. Our staff is also required to have Mental Health & Dementia certifications.

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

We have a community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and secured memory care in our Clare Bridge. Since we have all of these lifestyles on one campus and residents have the opportunity to remain here under changing physical and cognitive situations, our average age is 85. We have very active residents who enjoy golfing and swimming at the nearby YMCA, and others who enjoy our Brookdale Fitness classes and trips to the area casinos. Some favorites are Happy Hour (of course!), our evening Adult Coloring Classes and our weekly Art Classes led by a local artist.

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

We offer daily B-Fit Flexibility and B-Fit exercise classes led by instructors. One day a week we even have an instructor from the YMCA lead a senior fitness class. We also have weekly "Flex Your Brain" and the "Red Herring Brain Game" to keep residents sharp and stimulate memory recall.

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

Lake Tye is a nearby lake with a variety of wildlife and lovely, paved walking & running paths. While not within walking distance we also have a large craft and home decor store, Ben Franklin Craft Store, that residents and families really enjoy. Fred Meyer is very close as well and is a favorite of residents.

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

We offer transportation in an 18-passenger bus as well as a regular mini-van for small groups. We offer scheduled transportation 6 days a week for regular outings and shopping as well as concierge service for unexpected trips or errands.

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

At Brookdale Monroe, we offer All Day Dining in our restaurant-style dining rooms where residents choose from a variety of daily featured entrees along with healthy choice options. Brookdale Monroe is also recognized for our themed dinners and events. From our Annual Luau to our New Year's Eve Bash, we are known for our buffets featuring carving stations and even ice sculptures and entertainment. We are fortunate to have at the helm of our Dining Services, a chef with experience in fine dining as well as experience in health care specialized diets.

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

We offer emergency pull cords in each apartment and the individual rooms in the apartments. We also supply individual pendants residents can wear. We have a daily check-in system as well. We also conduct monthly fire drills to keep staff trained on the emergency procedures we follow at our community.

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

Brookdale Monroe conducts Quarterly Family Connects calls with our families for feedback about their loved ones. We also have Care Conferences with our families at scheduled intervals as well as when needs or care issues arise.

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

The staff-to-resident ratios vary based on the population of Assisted Living residents and their care needs. On a typical day, we have nurses on staff, licensed CNA's and HCA's providing care for our residents.

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

At Brookdale Monroe we do accept dogs and cats and we welcome them with open arms! Cats generally stay in resident apartments but dogs have very extensive outdoor areas to walk and take care of business. We do require dogs to be on leash at all times and they are not allowed in the dining rooms. We also offer pet care as part of our Assisted Living services program.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Brookdale Senior Living requires all direct care staff to have 2-3 hours per month of ongoing resident care related training. We also require non-direct care staff to have 1-2 hours of senior related training on a variety of topics and issues. We require food-handling certification, CPR/First Aid certification and current licenses for direct care staff.

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

We have a community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and secured memory care in our Clare Bridge. Since we have all of these lifestyles on one campus and residents have the opportunity to remain here under changing physical and cognitive situations, our average age is 85. We have very active residents who enjoy golfing and swimming at the nearby YMCA, and others who enjoy our Brookdale Fitness classes and trips to the area casinos. Some favorites are Happy Hour (of course!), our evening Adult Coloring Classes and our weekly Art Classes led by a local artist.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Monroe is a growing city that features a wide variety of restaurants from fine dining to casual. We have a 12-theater multi-plex and several health and fitness clubs. Monroe is also home to the Evergreen Speedway where racing enthusiasts gather to enjoy car racing and demolition derbies. Lake Tye is a nearby lake with a variety of wildlife and lovely, paved walking & running paths. While not within walking distance we also have a large craft and home decor store, Ben Franklin Craft Store, that residents and families really enjoy. Fred Meyer is very close as well and is a favorite of residents.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Brookdale Monroe has organized?

Monroe is home to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds and since we sponsor "Senior Day at the Fair", our Activity Director organizes the all-day shuttle to and from the fair. Stay an hour or all day, the bus comes on the hour to bring you home when you're ready. Our Activity Director also organizes our yearly excursions to Leavenworth to see the fall colors and La Conner to see the tulips. In between, she organizes trips to Mariner's Games, local casinos, Whidbey Island, the Boeing Plant, and the Western Heritage Museum. There are numerous outings and trips requested by residents at our monthly meeting, the "Resident Programs Chat."

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

We offer transportation in an 18-passenger bus as well as a regular mini-van for small groups. We offer scheduled transportation 6 days a week for regular outings and shopping as well as concierge service for unexpected trips or errands.

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

At Brookdale Monroe, we offer All Day Dining in our restaurant-style dining rooms where residents choose from a variety of daily featured entrees along with healthy choice options. Brookdale Monroe is also recognized for our themed dinners and events. From our Annual Luau to our New Year's Eve Bash, we are known for our buffets featuring carving stations and even ice sculptures and entertainment. We are fortunate to have at the helm of our Dining Services, a chef with experience in fine dining as well as experience in health care specialized diets.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

One of our most appreciated and loved common areas is our backyard. With a large patio with plenty of chairs and paved walking paths around our pond with a fountain and mature, landscaped grounds, our campus is a beautiful oasis in the heart of a neighborhood. Our community has several large common areas for independent living residents. We have a spacious library, two dining rooms, a large activity multi-purpose room, a lovely Sun Room and several comfortable living rooms around our community. We also have 2 pianos for residents who play and for those who like to listen.

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

Brookdale Monroe features emergency call pull-cords in all apartments and common areas. Independent residents also have the option of wearing personal emergency pendants. We also have a resident daily check-in program.

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

At Brookdale Monroe, we do accept dogs and cats and we welcome them with open arms! Cats generally stay in resident apartments but dogs have very extensive outdoor areas to walk and take care of business. We do require dogs to be on leash at all times and they are not allowed in the dining rooms. We also offer pet care as part of our Assisted Living services program.

Does Brookdale Monroe work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

At Brookdale Monroe we have our own licensed care staff. We do accept home care agency support for our Independent residents with licensing and insurance requirements to be on file with us.

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

In our 12-apartment secured Clare Bridge Memory Care we have staffing determined by resident care service plans and resident needs. When fully occupied we have a nurse, 2 care staff and one Clare Bridge Programs staff during the day and through the dinner hour. In the evening, we have 2 care staff and overnight we have one care staff in the unit. All of our care staff have 24-hour support by phone from our Health and Wellness Director or our Executive Director.

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

We have a secured memory care unit called the Clare Bridge and that building has a coded key-pad entrance and exit protocol.

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

At Brookdale Monroe, we feature the Clare Bridge Daily Path. This program offers a gentle daily structure choreographed with a minimum of six programs per day. All are designed to maintain the resident's abilities and to encourage the use of their current skills. The Daily Path gives each resident a sense of security that they are "right" where they need to be. The Daily Path includes: Morning Mental Workout, Daily Physical Activity-like Brookdale Fitness B-Fit, Daily Life Skills and Person-Centered Programming. Person-Centered Programming is designed to use the resident's social history as a foundation, by honoring past interests and involvements to tap into current skills and support successful experiences.

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

Our Health & Wellness Director assesses a new resident for admission so they will be successful joining our current population of residents. 2 weeks later, our Wellness Nurses assess to make sure care needs are accurate and then again they complete this at 30 days of residency. Our caregivers and nurses have daily clinical meetings to discuss resident issues, activities and care needs and changes.

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

At Brookdale Monroe we have a Supportive Dining Environment incorporating small dining rooms with consistent seating. Music centerpieces, and warm, scented towels and fresh linens enhance the dining experience. We provide dementia-friendly menus with easy to manage and familiar selections.

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

Brookdale Monroe conducts Quarterly Family Connects calls with our families for feedback about their loved ones. We also have Care Conferences with our families at scheduled intervals as well as when needs or care issues arise.

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

We are located in a long-standing residential neighborhood. We are located about 4 blocks from our local hospital.

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

Our local hospital is minutes away and we have excellent EMS service and support in Monroe.

Photos of Brookdale Monroe


Services and Amenities of Brookdale Monroe

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

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

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: During Business Hours

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services

Guest services

  • Overnight Guests

Diet

  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt

Languages

  • English

General

  • Resident Capacity: 128
  • Pets: Yes

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training

Licenses

  • State Licenses: 2284

About Brookdale Monroe

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.


Map of Brookdale Monroe


Get Costs

Get Costs

Brookdale Monroe


  • By submitting this form, you agree to Caring.com's Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Agreement to be Contacted by Telephone.