Brookdale Panama City
2575 Harrison Avenue , Panama City, FL 32405
Reviews of Brookdale Panama City
Dec 5, 2014 | Reviewed by Care giver
I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident
The facility has a smell of urine in the hallways. The costs are ridiculous. You pay $1525 per mos for help with dressing, escort to meals, showering (2 times a week) and giving medication. If you need a nebulizer be prepared to add an additional $250 per month for them to "administer" it. Also an additional $274 per month for compression knee high hose to be put on daily. As you can see the costs add up to quite a bit. Often times no one is available to assist with dressing etc as the staff seems to be over whelmed. If you need medication at nite there is no nurse on duty so none can be administered.You are told to wait until morning. Most of the time no one responds to the call button. Food is very average. Fresh fruit is seldom available. The only reason I gave it a 2(instead of a 0) is that the majority of the staff is very nice and seems to care about the resident. They need to hire additional staff to handle the current residents (who are paying for additional services). I do not feel the staff is to blame as they really seem to try but they are understaffed. Also, the food can really use improvement as it is not very good and lacks fresh vegetables, fruits etc. That is probably a budget problem not the fault of the staff. This facility is definitely not worth the price and Brookdale needs to really improve what this facility offers. If the resident is in a wheel chair their is no available transportation unless you hire an outside company (cost of $65 to transport) so the activities off site are not available if you are in a wheel chair.
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Oct 9, 2014 | Reviewed by Gran
I Am A Current/Past Resident
This facility is unclean, understaffed, and way over priced! The smell of urine greets you at the door; Residents sit in soiled garments for hours; Resident rooms are not properly cleaned; Most of the food is not good; lots of frozen pizza! Management does not care! There are far better choices that offer much greater value and service.
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Amenities at Brookdale Panama City
Emergency Services: Less than 1 Mile
Shopping: Less than 1 Mile
Recreation: Less than 1 Mile
Full-Time Activity Director
Live Music and Entertainment
Religious Activities and Services
Pet Policy: Small pets allowed
Private Dining Room
Nurse Availability: On-Call 24/7
Help with Activities of Daily Living
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Description of Brookdale Panama City
At Brookdale Panama City (formerly Sterling House of Panama City), we provide each of our residents with their own apartment so that they can preserve a sense of privacy while living in our community. We also focus on allowing our residents to maintain as much independence as possible, while making sure that they are also getting all of the care and attention they require.
Brookdale Panama City is a part of Brookdale. Brookdale is one of the nation's largest owners and operators of retirement living communities and has been helping seniors achieve a high quality of life since 1978.
At Brookdale Panama City, we understand that moving into a new home can be a daunting challenge. That is why we have outfitted our home with state-of-the-art fire safety and emergency response systems so that our residents always feel safe. Emergency pull cords ensure that help is never more than a moment away.
When the weather is nice, our residents get plenty of fresh air and light exercise in our outdoor courtyard and gardening area. We even operate a beauty salon and barbershop on the premises so that our residents can always look and feel their best.
We realize that good health begins with good food, which is why we offer our residents three nutritious meals a day, as well as healthy snacks whenever one is needed. To keep minds sharp, we also offer our residents a full schedule of life enrichment programs.
Many of our residents need a little bit of assistance in their lives, which is why our professional staff are always available to help with activities such as dressing, grooming, hygiene, mobility, housekeeping, medication support and even continence management.
Moving into an assisted living community can be one of life's most difficult challenges, but knowing there is a caring community waiting at Brookdale Panama City makes the decision to move into a new home an easy one.
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