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Brookdale Sun City West Sandridge

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13810 West Sandridge Dr. , Sun City West, AZ 85375

(855) 840-7257

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My mother is in Brookdale Sun City West Sandridge now. She is in the section that is closed off from all the other residents, and she does get out for social things, but otherwise she is pretty much locked in. They've got chefs that develop their food and all their sauces, and it is very good. I've had a couple of meals there, which are just unbelievable. The staff is like family. All the upper level staff have been there for years. They greet everybody by first name, and they know everybody there. It's a big building with 3 stories and 2 wings -- a wing on each side of the lobby type area. They do a great job taking care of the people there. They do a lot of things, and every week they've got somebody coming in to entertain them. During Christmas, they bring people in constantly and do music programs for them, they do slide shows for travel, and they do things to make it worthwhile for the people to spend time there.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

Freedom Inn is a community that truly understands the needs of their residents. They are a compassionate and committed staff with longevity not often seen in today's health care community.

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Dear Community Professional - Thanks so much for your glowing votes of confidence about Freedom Inn Sun City West. I noticed our Food category vote fell a little short of perfection, so if you wouldn't mind, I hope you'll tell me specifically what we can do to improve our food. You obviously helped us to win this award for the greater Metropolitan Phoenix area, so we appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey! Joan F. Thielbar Executive Director

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

I moved my dad here two months ago and I can't say enough about Freedom Inn. The staff are amazing. All staff in all depts. They treat him with such respect, they remind him about activities. When I've had questions about his nursing needs, I am always treated with concern, communication is very clear and they always follow through on what we've talked about. The food is very good, portions are nice.There is food and juice, coffee always available. The chef meets with the residents to get feedback about the meals. All the staff seem to know the residents, from the Executive Director through all depts. The staff also know the resident's families. They have a wide variety of events and activities. They have van transportation available every day. The facility is always very clean and neat, they keep the residents' apts. very clean on a regular basis. The care is outstanding, the staff communicates well with me about his needs and they observe changes in his needs. The staff interact with the residents, not just the caregiver staff. Excellent facility, truly his home, now that he's not living in his own house.

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Provider Response

Hi, Bev - Thanks so much for the GREAT REVIEW! If I didn't know better, I'd think you were ready to move in, as well. Yes, we all pride ourselves on knowing our residents by name, because this is a large community; we want our residents to know they are more than just a room number. It truly is our pleasure to serve, so please contact me in person, by email, or by cell, if you ever have any comments, questions, and/or concerns.

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When I have the pleasure to visit Mom I have found the meals excellent,the wait staff as good as you find in a fine dining establishment making meals very enjoyable.My complements to both the Chef and the staff. Activities are many and varied.If I want to call Mom I try to catch her before breakfast as she is not in her room much the rest of the day till after evening bingo,movies and of course the ever enjoyable Friday evening entertainment.The Activity Director and her assistance get the residence and sometimes visitors involved in a way that makes for a very fun fulfilling day. The one thing I think is needed is a path around the building so anyone capable could make a complete circle on a hard surface around it instead of following the sidewalk towards the street.

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Thanks so much for your kind words. We have not given up on a circular walking path around the building, since we agree this would be more preferable to walking off-campus. Because the current landscape is not uniformly level, we are strategizing how to convert a non-level surface to a reasonably level pathway to avoid unnecessary mishaps for our residents, who generally have balance and stability challenges. I would sincerely encourage any additional comments and/or insights in this regard.

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The entire staff at Freedom Inn has treated my aunt and our family with the utmost care and kindness. Care workers make a special effort to see that all her needs are met. Our family has been so impressed with the friendly and open atmosphere and the genuine caring given from everyone, including the directors, wellness staff, therapists, care givers, chef and dining staff and maintenance. The facility is always meticulously clean and beautifully decorated. Activities are offered throughout the day and are fun and enjoyable for the residents. For example, most days have a musical group or musician/vocalist performing for residents. Besides entertainment, there are daily physical activities and intellectual activies. Residents meet regularly with staff to express their needs including which activities they enjoy. The dining room is always immaculate, well decorated, and inviting. We have always been impressed with the selection and quality of the food offered. My aunt receives healthy, tasty meals each day and talks to all her friends about how great the food is. She gets bus service for shopping, medical care, church or whatever her need. Freedom Inn has become her new home; we are so happy we selected it. For our situation, it is the perfect size, location and quality we were hoping to find.

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I first learned of Freedom Inn when helping dear friends find living arrangements for their mother upon the passing of their father, it was such a sad time, and I hoped that anything I could do researching options would reduce the burden since no prior planning had been done. I took them to Freedom Inn to tour and introduce the assisted living life style. My own mother is in an independent living facility and so I had a bit of knowledge of the challenges and rewards of the move for an elderly parent. I was so pleased to meet the wonderfully warm and friendly staff, to see the homelike and attractive facility, to hear the cheer in the voices of the current residents, and to feel the caring and welcoming sense of home. I was most surprised to hear of the low turn over in staff as many have been there for a career long stay, showing dedication to the lives of others. I'm so glad that Virginia chose to move in almost immediately, and although she toured other facilities, none matched the sense that she gained at Freedom Inn, Sun City West.

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Thanks so much for all your kind words about Freedom Inn at Sun City West. We take our life work and reputation very seriously, so it's always a pleasure to hear our residents and/or their families, friends, responsible parties notice the "difference". I have no doubt Virginia will settle-in here easily and we are delighted to welcome her to our family. If you ever have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, I hope you will feel free to email or call me, per the information below.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

The staff is wonderful. The apartments are very nice. Nursing staff is very attentive and extremely capable. Iam impressed at the ability of the staff to involve even the most reluctant resident in participating in activities.

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Thanks so much for your kind words about our assisted living community. We work very hard to maintain an environment our residents will find friendly and as homelike as possible. We also want our residents' families and responsible parties to feel secure in the knowledge their loved ones are safe and well-cared-for. If you ever have additional questions, comments, and/or concerns about Freedom Inn at Sun City West, please feel free to email or call me, per the information below.

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I think the atmosphere reflects a very homelike style of living, the food is superb, the staff is always courteous, friendly, and always has a smile on their faces. When you come into the building, you have to ask yourself, "How can this 15-year-old building look this good?" It is impressive to see how clean the community looks and how fresh it smells. The management and staff all exude a pride of ownership. This is a very well-run and respected building.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

Great facility. The staff )all areas) are excellent and really care about the Residents. Great food and the food staff caters to the needs of the Residents. The food selection is just like you would receive in a restaurant.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

Close attention to residents needs and an extremely friendly staff, along with a great wellness center, make a great provider. The entire staff works closely with the me to provide us a good feeling of professionalism and safety. My sister is suffering from early dementia, lost her husband last summer, but her life at Freedom Inn offers her full support that I need to live my life also.

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Compassion, outstanding health and personal care, awesome activities, and an excellent chef combine to create a most welcoming atmosphere for residents, staff and visitors. And absolute perfect choice for Senior Living!

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

Moving my mother into Freedom Inn was definitely the right decision. It has been an excellent experience for her and has given me peace of mind knowing she was in the right place with the right care. Her therapists Nicole and Rani have been wonderful - her recovery complete and successful under their care. All the other Freedom Inn staff, especially the room attendants and escorts, have made my mother feel at home and well cared for. I have been pleased every day with her care and she is definitely a happier person now than the day she moved in. I will recommend Freedom Inn to anyone that is looking for an assisted living community .

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

The Freedom Inn is loaded with friendly and competent staff, which is the backbone of any successful organization. This includes the night staff that brings my Dad his evening snack to the dining room staff that loads up his plate during each meal. Could mention every department because each area have caring respectful people.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

the freedom inn at sun city west is the best facility for assisted care. i looked at many in the sun city area and this care center was far beyond any of the others. everyone is so caring and personable. i am from out of state and i have so much confidence in knowing that my mother is well cared for. they go above and beyond in everything...i would give them a 100 plus in all that they do nancy risoli mother betty skee

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My mother has lived at Freedom Inn SCW (FISCW) for 3 years---shortly after our father passed away. Mom and our entire family feel that the caring attitude of the entire staff at Freedom Inn SCW PROVIDES THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE possible. Mom has made so many new friends at FISCW and that is due to the WONDERFUL ACTIVITY PROGRAM; the warm, family-type setting for meals; bus trips.....and the list goes on. The "social" part of DINING at FISCW is, also, wonderful, which is closely linked to the TRULY UNBELIEVABLE GOOD CUISINE and kind, smart and well trained kitchen & dining room staff. ALL of the DEPARTMENTS at FISCW WORK WELL TOGETHER and the entire FISCW TEAM IS CARING, WELL TRAINED & KIND, KIND, KIND! They truly are the GREATEST!!

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

I have never seen a facility where all the residents are happy to be there. The staff has been there continuously which helps the residents feel comfortable. They don't have to keep seeing new workers. The staff works had to get to know everyone and get them involved in the community.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

Overall this is a very Top Notch "home" where we we put our beloved mother. Everyone here is so nice and friendly and truly makes you feel welcome. My mother-in-law has been there less than a week and already has made lots of new friends and loves ALL the activities. We looked at many places and this was by far the most comfortable and caring community we visited. The staff truly cares about ALL the residents here and it shows. Would highly recommend this wonderful "home" to anyone!!

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

It was a very difficult decision to decide who I should intrust my mothers care. From day one I knew I had made the right decision with Freedom Inn. I'm so at peace knowing she is getting LOVING care . I am a retired nursing home supervisor and in every area of review I give them 5's.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

The staff have been terrific to work with, especially during the decision-making process and helping my mom make the transition to her new home. We especially find the medication management as a very helpful tool. It's nice to know she's being well taken care of from a long distance. The peace of mind is a godsend.

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I would feel very comfortable about referring Freedom Inn-SCW to others, whose loved ones may be in need of assisted living services.

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Amenities at Brookdale Sun City West Sandridge

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 1 Mile

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Resident Capacity: 97

State License #: AL8900C

Private Units

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop

Library

Recreation Room

Country Kitchen

Business Office and Postal Service

Activities

Full-Time Activity Director

Exercise Programs

Arts & Crafts

Trips and Outings

Live Entertainment

Amenities

Outside Patio/Gardens

Computer/Internet Access

Pet Policy: Pets allowed

Special Meals: Diabetic,Low-salt,Vegetarian

Membership in Sun City West Recreation Centers Included

Restaurant-style Dining

Services

Medication Management

Diabetes Care

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Guest Meals

Housekeeping

Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Description of Brookdale Sun City West Sandridge

Brookdale Sun City West Sandridge provides our residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's signature Personalized Assisted Living we customize our care offerings for the individual. This allows each assisted living and Alzheimer's care resident the freedom and opportunity to make choices that will ease their lifestyle transitions. Residents enjoy life with the support they need, coupled with the proper lifestyle and care accommodations as their needs change.

We promise Respect for Individual Preferences and offer personalized care needs in an atmosphere that encourages each resident to live in health and longevity. Our residents enjoy life with the support they need, coupled with the appropriate assisted living and Alzheimer's care accommodations as those needs change.

Our community is dedicated to enriching the lives of our residents every day with signature services for those who value their freedom and independence, but desire or need services providing them with the highest level of quality, care, and value.

Our Clare Bridge Place program serves those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Each day, we promise to work to deliver Daily Moments of Success for each resident. The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides structure and activities each day designed to meet specific needs of those with dementia, while the Clare Bridge Dining Program, designed by a gerontologist and registered dietitian, helps residents in need of Alzheimer's care retain the ability to enjoy and master the daily dining experience.

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