16 May 2016

CHICAGO, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Illinois seniors living with Alzheimer's and dementia is expected to climb 24 percent by 2025, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Two Brookdale Senior Living communities will soon be able to accommodate those in different stages of the disease by creating spaces within the existing buildings designed specifically for those with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

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Combined, the projects total a $4 million investment and will create dozens of new jobs in the area. Brookdale is the nation's largest dementia care and senior living provider. The projects are part of a capital investment and community management joint venture between Brookdale and HCP­­, further solidifying the long term relationship between the two companies.

Brookdale Prospect Heights, a Brookdale managed community, is located at 700 East Euclid Avenue. The expansion consists of converting existing space into 26 new apartments for those in the early stages of dementia. It will feature Brookdale's Clare Bridge Crossings programming designed to help maintain abilities and possibly slow the disease's advancement by participating in activities that build up brain synapses and resilience.

"This expansion of our existing Clare Bridge Alzheimer's and dementia care program gives us the ability to help impact those with the disease sooner in its progression," said Brookdale Prospect Heights executive director Vicki Munoz.

Also managed by Brookdale is Brookdale Burr Ridge located at 6801 High Grove Boulevard. This project consists of converting existing assisted living apartments into 26 new apartments for those in the mid to late stages of dementia.

"This conversion allows us to deliver specialized dementia care provided by our highly trained staff where we focus on person centered programming," said Brookdale Burr Ridge Executive Director Carole Considine. "We're excited to make a difference in the lives of those with Alzheimer's and related dementias."

In addition to Alzheimer's and dementia care, both communities offer assisted living and skilled nursing.

For more information about Brookdale, visit brookdale.com.

About Brookdale

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is the leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing senior living solutions within properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently Brookdale operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with approximately 1,121 communities in 47 states and the ability to serve approximately 108,000 residents. Through its ancillary services programs, the Company also offers a range of outpatient therapy, home health, personalized living and hospice services.

Contact: Dana Schroering, 615-564-8453, dschroering@brookdale.com  

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SOURCE Brookdale Senior Living Inc.

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