Brookdale Senior Living is the nation's premier operator of senior living communities. Our mission is to enrich the lives of the people we serve with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity. We operate and manage senior living communities across the country, with the ability to serve more than 60,000 residents.
We operate independent living, assisted living, memory care, and continuing care retirement communities. Through our comprehensive network, we help to provide seniors with care and services in an environment that feels like home.
Here’s a breakdown of the services we offer:
- Independent Living: Independent living is designed for seniors who do not need assistance with daily activities or around-the-clock skilled nursing care but may benefit from dining services, senior-focused recreation, basic housekeeping, concierge services and social opportunities. The biggest difference between Independent Living and Assisted Living is that Independent Living does not provide any health care services or assistance with activities of daily living like bathing, medication or eating.
- Assisted Living: An Assisted Living community assists residents with activities of daily living — such as eating, bathing, dressing, medication management — and basic care support in a home-like or apartment setting. Residents also receive meal and dietary services, recreational and social activities, housekeeping, apartment maintenance, and transportation. Residents’ needs in these communities are not suitable for Independent Living but also do not require the level of care provided at a skilled nursing center.
- Memory Care: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care communities consist of specially designed living spaces and supportive environments for those who are living with cognitive challenges brought on by Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Brookdale’s Clare Bridge program was created more than 30 years ago to specifically help affected seniors by continually embracing the latest research in dementia care, coupled with the experience of caring for thousands of people with dementia and their families.
- Skilled Nursing: Skilled nursing communities provide round-the-clock nursing care and significant assistance with the activities of daily life. These health care centers have nursing staff on-duty 24 hours a day to help individuals meet their daily physical, social and psychological needs. A licensed physician supervises each resident’s care and therapy including speech, occupational and physical therapy are available to provide rehabilitation services.
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRC: CCRCs are campuses made up of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care and Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing centers, all in one senior community. As a resident grows older, and their health care needs progress, they are able to continue living in the same community. Although they may need to change to a different apartment, the people, atmosphere, food, activities, and staff remain constant, thereby providing stability. There are two types of CCRCs, rental communities and Life Care communities. At a rental community, residents pay a monthly rental fee. At a Life Care community, residents pay an upfront entry fee in addition to a monthly service fee. Life Care resident benefits from significant savings and stabilized costs if they need more care.
- Personalized Living and Brookdale at Home are convenient, customized solutions that offer clients support for a range of day-to-day tasks. Most services can be arranged within 24 hours and are available seven days a week. This long- or short-term care can include medication management, concierge services, health support and companion support