350 Calloway Drive , Bakersfield, CA 93312
Reviews of Brookdale Riverwalk
Nov 19, 2017 | Reviewed by Friend
I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident
I visit here many times and find it difficult to get to the person I am visiting. The parking for a handicapped person such as myself is horrific and there is usually nowhere to park without an uncomfortable walk. To get to a room is another story. I've had to start bringing a walker to be able to sit half way to the room. I visited a few years ago and found the same problems. I have instructed my family to not put me there, as anyone wanting to visit has a long walk ahead of them. I have friends int the nursing home on Westwold and it is so convenient to park and walk in with no problems nor need for canes/walkers.
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Aug 28, 2017 | Reviewed by Mike C
I Visited This Facility
Brookdale Riverwalk (Formerly Glenwood Gardens) is exceptional. They've got great programs. It's a wonderful place and it's very clean. The staff is awesome. We saw at least three rooms and we liked the fact that they had a more complete kitchen than other facilities. The rooms were a little on the small side, but I think they're going to be more than fine for my father.
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Aug 23, 2017 | Reviewed by Stacy
I Visited This Facility
Brookdale Riverwalk was very nice and the staff was very pleasant and informative. The rooms were nice and had patios. They had a courtyard area for everybody, a salon, an exercise room, and housekeeping.
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Apr 13, 2016 | Reviewed by Visitor
I Visited This Community
Brookdale Riverwalk was nice and had open space behind the facility. They could have nicer things on the fence so they don't look directly out onto a dry riverbed. The staff knew what they were talking about and were very helpful in giving me good suggestions on what to look for and what I could do. They also showed me the kinds of facilities that are available. I liked the idea that you can have two people in the same room with a some separation; to the left is one bedroom and to the right is another bedroom, so it feels like you are not sharing a room and just share a bathroom which is fine because you still have your own privacy. They have a two-hour window where they could go into the dining area and eat at their leisure.
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Licensed Capacity: 376
Emergency Services: Less Than 8 Miles
Shopping: Less Than 7 Miles
Full-Time Activity Director
Special Meals: Low-salt
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Description of Brookdale Riverwalk
Brookdale Riverwalk, formerly known as Glenwood Gardens, is a senior living community in Bakersfield, California that provides everything from independent living to skilled nursing care. The community is the culmination of a mission to provide the best possible care for its residents, whether they want to live independently or require assisted living, require memory care, or skilled nursing.
The community’s staff encourage residents to maintain a full and healthy life, in part by helping them keep up with favorite hobbies or engaging them in new ones. The community offers various levels of support tailored to individual residents and developed with help from residents’ families, doctors, and therapists.
Costs at Brookdale Riverwalk are charged on a monthly basis, similar to paying a lease on an apartment. Monthly fees include the price of housing, meals, housekeeping, transportation, and a host of community amenities including a pool, gym and library and a full calendar of activities and events.
Several financial support options are available to residents depending on their individual circumstances. Staff support to help residents sell their homes is also available, and Elderlife Financial provides low-cost bridging options to support the initial move to Brookdale Riverwalk For veterans and their spouses, veterans’ benefits can help cover monthly costs.
Brookdale Riverwalk provides a variety of amenities within each apartment and for the community as a whole. Each home within the community includes a living and sleeping area, private bathroom with shower, patio access, kitchen with full-size refrigerator and microwave, and basic cable TV.
The community’s facilities are designed to foster a communal feel and promote its residents’ physical and mental health. Residents have access to the community’s heated pool, along with high-speed Internet in the Center for Learning, a garden terrace and an outdoor dining patio. Meals are cooked fresh and served up in the community’s dining room, with a range of menu choices offered daily.
Never a Dull Day
Residents are encouraged to become full members of the community, both within Brookdale Riverwalk and the surrounding Bakersfield community. Onsite, residents can take part in everything from board games and puzzles to Tai Chi, water aerobics, and Wii bowling alongside organized movies nights and happy hours. Staff typically organizes several group outings each week to local shopping centers, restaurants and churches.
A Focus on Memory Care
While Brookdale Riverwalk caters to a wide range of senior health needs, it is best known for the care it provides to residents with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. These residents live in a secure care wing where they receive extra support and take part in daily, organized activities aimed at maintaining memory and boosting brain health.
The community’s “Mind Body Awareness Club” is an integral part of this program. The focus on care for cognitive impairments makes this community ideal for seniors with dementia or other memory impairments requiring extra support.
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