At Brookdale, our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence, and integrity. We have approximately 794 communities in 45 states and the ability to serve around 75,000 residents and 20,000 patients as of September 30, 2019.
We are the only provider operating at scale across each segment of the senior living continuum with a fully integrated ancillary services platform: independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing, personalized living, home health, therapy and hospice.
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 requiring the level of care provided at a skilled nursing center.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia 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 nearly 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.
Rehabilitation and 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.
Home Health: Brookdale Home Health operates more than 30 agencies throughout the United States. Serving roughly 15,000 patients a day, Brookdale Home Health seeks only the experienced and qualified, rather than the best nurses, therapists, social workers, and aides, with a focus on quality outcomes and responsive care.
Therapy: Brookdale Therapy offers three different types of services depending on the resident’s needs: rehabilitation care, fitness care, and education care.
Hospice: Brookdale Hospice is a philosophy of care focused on comfort and quality of life at the end of life. It is designed to treat the whole person emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically by providing comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. As part of the process, family members also receive care and support, all provided by a team of specially trained professionals and volunteers. Bereavement services for family continue for one year after the patient has passed.
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.
We have the ability to serve around 80,000 residents and each community reflects the personality of those who live there. Here’s a little bit of what a resident might experience on a daily basis while living at a Brookdale community:
Every single community offers residents a personalized monthly calendar of events. The available activities are selected based on the interests of each senior and are designed to be enriching and fun for the residents. Communities also organize plenty of special events throughout the year. We also encourage family and friends to participate in any of these activities.
Fine Dining Experience
A great meal is one of life’s simple pleasures. At Brookdale, we believe dining well is part of living well. Our residents enjoy restaurant-style dining with chef-prepared meals in an elegant dining room. Each day features a three-course meal with an appetizer, main course, and dessert, along with a variety of menu options that changes daily. Brookdale’s Culinary Arts Institute is a professional development program designed to enhance the food preparation and presentation skills of our dining and culinary arts team at our senior living communities.
Our Optimum Life program is based on the philosophy of holistic well-being. It encompasses six dimensions: Physical, emotional, purposeful, social, spiritual, and intellectual. We utilize this philosophy every day to help our residents live the best life they can. More than anything, our residents have fun! If you’d like to learn more about a Brookdale community near you, click here.
At Brookdale, we are in the business of taking care of seniors and to do that, we must first take care of our associates. That’s why we are committed to providing opportunity and career development to the dedicated associates who make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Working at Brookdale is more than a job. It’s a passion. Serving seniors is our calling. We work together as one team with a common goal – to enrich lives every day. To learn more about joining our team, visit Brookdale Careers.
As the nation’s largest senior living provider, we boast a large number of subject matter experts in the senior living industry. Our Perspective offers the latest commentary, insight, and information on the issues that matter most in senior living – Optimum Life, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, Clinical Services and Innovation. Our experts are thought leaders in their respective areas and are passionate about providing the highest quality care to our residents. Click here to Meet Our Experts.