5600 Lakeside Drive North, Margate, FL 33063
5600 Lakeside Drive North, Margate, FL 33063
3.33 out of 5.0
We all know that it is inevitable that we might have to move our loved ones into a an assisted living or nursing home facility one day, but that does not make it easier. After seeing dozens of places that quite frankly made us consider continuing to care for my mom ourselves (even though we know we couldn't provide her with the appropriate level of care), we settled on a place that was too expensive, did not offer the amenities she needed and that we were not excited to go visit, let alone put her there. Then we received a suggestion to check out Brookdale Margate at the last minute and EVERYTHING changed. Hemo, the sales director was awesome and was a real pleasure to work with. Virginia, the administrator was very organized and helpful. Richard, the director, was a genuinely good person who loves his job and who really cares about making his place the best. Even the housekeeping employees and the maintenance men were so professional and willing to do whatever was needed to make her life better. The place was incredible, it was clean, the unit was so nice that I would live there and the services were EXACTLY what my mom needed. The rent was no more than if we rented her a similar apartment somewhere else without 24 medical supervision, skilled nurses, daily transportation, tons of activities and 3 incredible meals per day along with hundreds of amenities. For a reasonable additional fee they allowed us to pick and choose what mom needed (medication management, bathing assistance, oxygen storage, cable and internet, etc) and to exclude what she did not need right now. For the first time in several years, my mom was able to truly live and feel independent. Mom has a pendant around her neck in case she needs assistance and has nurses who manage her medication around the clock and check up on her. The base rent also includes housekeeping, laundry, linens and a bus to the bank, grocery store or doctors appointments and much more. She loves the apartment and after losing almost 100 pounds in a year, the food was so good that she ate more than she has at a single seating in a long time (and trust me when I tell you that mom is a very picky eater). She was able to bring her own furniture and make it her own, has 2 TVs with Comcast and Internet, a full kitchen with brand new appliances, a screened in patio with artificial grass, a separate bedroom with a huge walk-in closet, a very patient friendly bathroom and she even was able to bring her companion, a 5 pound Yorkie. Prior to the move, during the move and after the move everyone there has been so helpful and accommodating. They welcome all of the family including my 5 year old son to come hang out, go swimming, and no different than if she had her own apartment, she can invite her family and friends to stay there as long as they want and even overnight (up to 7 days at a time). My wife, my son and the entire family enjoys visiting and we love the people (all of the staff and the other residents) and the place. I truly believe that Brookdale Margate will add several years to my mother's life expectancy by giving her the ability to have a life again and that makes us all happy. Needless to say, I would highly recommend them to everyone who wants to help an aging loved one to live an independent life in their retirement.
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Brookdale Margate was absolutely horrible. The residents looked like they were thrown in there and were just waiting to die. There were no independent people there, they were all like zombies. The staff was inattentive. The food was vile and the place was not clean. We were like a burden to them when we had lunch there. They don't care about their residents.
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Brookdale Margate is a lovely seniors living community. It's very warm and inviting. The staff is always patience and very helpful. The staff could benefit more from communicating effectively so everyone collectively can meet the vision for the seniors. The apartments are suitable for seniors and have natural lights and ceilings fans. The attached bathroom are spacious and has storage space for personal items. The food is good and the culinary staff is nice and trys to accommodate the seniors request. The activities are fun and enlightening. The also go on outings to nearby stores and movie theaters. They plan an array of social gathering onsite so new residents can get familiar with the staff and neighbors.
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Brookdale Margate (formerly Emeritus at Regency Residence) offers a homelike setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.
Brookdale Margate is a part of Brookdale, a company that helps residents and family members create senior living solutions that enrich their lives through passion, courage and partnership so they can get the most out of “All the Places Life Can Go.” Brookdale has been providing the very best in senior living solutions since 1978.
Our peaceful setting, restaurant-style dining experience, activities and beautiful surroundings combine to create a wonderful living environment every day. Our genuine, caring staff, home-style meals and daily activities add to our residents' daily experience. They will tell you they appreciate all the options while living at Brookdale Margate.
Our staff prides itself on respecting the privacy and individuality of our residents, while at the same time, creating a real sense of community. You can maintain the same independent lifestyle you have always enjoyed, plus have the opportunity to connect with your peers, participate in activities and even form new friendships for a lifetime.
Our customized Service Care Plan offers just the right complement of additional services, from assistance with medication to daily help with bathing, dressing, grooming and ambulation. Our tiered levels of service ensure that you are only paying for the services that you need.
The sense of community is all around you when you become part of our family at Brookdale Margate. Through special events, activities, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, we offer unlimited opportunities for you to get to know other residents and us.
Our Family is Committed to Yours.