The Reserve at East Longmeadow
741 Parker Street , East Longmeadow, MA 01028
741 Parker Street , East Longmeadow, MA 01028
3.0 out of 5.0
The Reserve at East Longmeadow was open and spacious, and the residents seemed to be more mobile and not confined to wheelchairs, which I liked. The staff was wonderful and exceptional. I looked at a very spacious 1-bedroom and the bathroom was designed for handicapped people. The rooms seemed to be a little larger than other facilities, the hallways were wider, and I liked that they had elevators.
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My sisters and I moved our Mother into the Assisted Living Section of Brookdale (formerly Emeritus) in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts prior to her being diagnosed with dementia. Within five months, the Director of the facility informed us that our Mother had wandered outside unescorted and would need to be moved to the Memory Care Unit immediately. With no guidance and little communication from the staff at Brookdale, we hesitantly moved our Mother into this new area. That’s when our real nightmares at Brookdale began. While the Assisted Living Section of this facility may be adequate for seniors who need little to no assistance, the Memory Care Unit is extremely poorly staffed for people with dementia. During the first of two meetings with Brookdale’s Director and Senior Nurse, we were ASSURED that unless our Mother needed hospitalization, she would be able to live out the rest of her life at Brookdale. They emphasized that they were well versed in the late stages of dementia and would absolutely be able to care for her there. We were told that there was medical staff available which we assumed would mean that should our Mother have any medical issues, they would be able to take care of them. We soon found out that those were completely false statements. The care that our Mother received there was of the poorest quality. We constantly received phone calls from the nursing staff suggesting that our Mother’s confusion was due to a urinary tract infection, which was not true as we had taken her to an urologist and were told she didn’t have one. Our Mother’s bed was rarely changed; her laundry was thrown into her room, along with clothes that belonged to other residents; she was often left in bed all day long with very little supervision; and it became a common occurrence to visit her and find her crying and confused over very small things that the staff could easily have taken care of. Our impression of the senior staff there was that they cared more about meeting dollar quotas than taking care of their residents. While the Memory Care Unit at this facility may be an adequate place for seniors with mild or initial stage dementia, I would not recommend it for mid- to end-stage dementia.
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Emeritus at East Longmeadow 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.
Emeritus at East Longmeadow 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 Emeritus at East Longmeadow.
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 Emeritus at East Longmeadow. Through special events, activities, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, we offer unlimited opportunities for you to get to know other residents and us. Call to set up an appointment for a tour because we delight in showing you our home.
At Emeritus at East Longmeadow our family is committed to yours.