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Brookdale Westlake Village

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28550 Westlake Village Dr. , Westlake, OH 44145

(855) 840-7257

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We toured Brookdale Westlake Village, and it was a very nice facility. It was very clean, nicely decorated, and had a comfortable feeling, but the memory care unit is in a whole separate building. Each resident had their own room, and it was large enough to put a bed, dresser, and a couch in, and they had their own bathroom. It was done up like a bullpen with the rooms on the outside perimeter of the building. The center was a large country kitchen. You could sit on the counter top area or the tables, they have a large community family room area, and another area where you can do crafts, arts, painting, or drawing. They had a spa room, and they had a large soaking tub that was wheelchair accessible. It reminded me of a high-end spa. They had morning and evening aromatherapy, exercises, social activities, arts and crafts, and they watch TV and movies. My husband liked the facility because of how it was structured.

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My dad was in the Skilled Nursing/Rehab facility following a hospital stay in November 2016. My dad had moderate dementia at that time with sun-downing behaviors that became much more pronounced while he was there due to the added confusion of an unfamiliar place and people. They were not equipped to handle this despite their assurance that they often dealt with Alzheimer/dementia patients. When I toured the facility (which is attractive, bright, and clean) before making a decision and asked specific questions about fall prevention, I was assured that they have procedures to minimize fall risk as much as possible. This was an issue with my dad and his memory/confusion problems - he could not remember that he needed assistance to get up and get around (since just a couple weeks before he had been maneuvering independently), and we did not feel that fall risk was minimized as they had assured. Their solution for the cognitive and falling issues was to suggest that WE hire an outside private care agency to provide one-on-one monitoring around the clock while he was there - which we did - at great expense - for peace of mind and because there seemed to be no other options offered. That helped, but we were disappointed it was needed since he was already in a facility that was supposed to be caring for him. Communication and problem-solving were lacking; we felt like WE had to initiate communication in several instances and also try to come up with ideas to make some situations better - this left us scratching our heads since we were not the experts in this type of care - we thought they were! The rehab sessions were very good and progress was made, but at only about an hour per day, without follow-up the rest of the day from other staff to encourage more walking, etc. - that progress was limited. They did offer quite a few optional activities during the day which would be great for people who were mentally capable of organizing and scheduling themselves, but that was not the case here. The food was really good and helped my dad regain some much needed weight. Many of the nurses and caregivers were extremely helpful, caring, and hardworking, which we did appreciate. But if your loved one is placed here and cannot speak up for themselves well, I would suggest you have someone with him/her there most of the time - either rotating family members or hiring outside help like we did. Those weeks were very stressful, and when my dad moved from Brookdale Skilled/Rehab into nearby Arden Courts of Westlake Memory Care Community, he was much happier and we were much more at ease with Arden Court's understanding of dementia issues that appeared lacking at Brookdale Skilled.

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

Mom was in the independent living of Brookdale Westlake Village for the first 10 years, and it was absolutely wonderful. The apartment was very nice with full kitchen, a den, and an extra room. The price was a little bit higher, but we felt it was worth it. She enjoyed the people there and the food in the dining room, and they did a very nice job. Five years ago, we had to move her to the assisted living part of it. It started out all right then Brookdale came in 3 years ago, and I feel that it's gone downhill ever since that. The price has gone higher and higher, but the quality of service went down. They have constant change of staff, and the ones that are there long-term aren’t the ones I would like to see kept there. They are just not patient-oriented. I just feel that they are more in the business of making money than caring for the adults. The independent part of it was lovely, and it had all the things that Mom needed. The assisted living part had a nice dining room. They had redone it since Mom moved in. The community gathering room seems a little small for the number of residents they have. The activities that they offer are OK, and they have 3 or 4 a day.

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Amenities at Brookdale Westlake Village

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 1 Mile

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 62

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Kitchenette

Full Kitchen

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop

Lakeside Dining Room and Pub

Arts and Crafts Studio, Greenhouse

Card Rooms and Cafe Area

Full-Service Lorain National Bank Branch

Activities

Full-Time Activity Director

Tai Chi and Fitness Classes

Outings and Trips

Happy Hour, Poker, Bingo and More

Live Music and Entertainment

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Outside Patio/Gardens

Computer/Internet Access

Dedicated Concierge

Pet Policy: Small pets allowed

Private Dining Room

Restaurant-style Dining

Services

Medication Management

Diabetes Care

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

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Housekeeping

Therapy Clinic

Wellness Clinic

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Description of Brookdale Westlake Village

Brookdale Westlake Village provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our Brookdale community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional services, amenities and opportunities we offer. And, our residents can rest assured that as their needs change we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages our residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.

Our Optimum Life® and Celebrations programs provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of our residents, their families and associates alike. Optimum Life® is a journey of self-discovery including services, features and benefits that allow each resident to pursue their peak level of health, wholeness and fulfillment while balancing six key dimensions of personal wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful. As part of Optimum Life® we encourage our residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar with themed experiences, special events and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.

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