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Brookdale Virginia Beach

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937 Diamond Springs Road , Virginia Beach, VA 23455

(855) 840-7257

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My son had been in Brookdale Virginia Beach for a couple of months. It's a pretty nice facility, but the doctor who was seeing him said he didn't belong in that place. It's mostly much older people seriously ill with dementia. He had been in a state of dementia due to cardiac arrest but he's only 60 years old and still pretty active and able to carry on a conversation. This doctor said that we should find a better place for him because he's not getting much care here that will stimulate him. It looked like a very pleasant place. They had a couple of outdoor gardens where the residents could go, and the rooms were very nice and well furnished. You either bring your own or they have furniture if you didn't have any. He had his own furniture. It was nice for people to come visit him there. Very few of the staff there were nurses. They were nursing aides or assistants. There really weren't very many planned activities for them. It didn't seem like they were doing much except keeping them safe and well fed. They didn't even make an effort to get them outside very often either. I thought with the pretty gardens and outdoor seating they had, some of the attendants might take them out on pretty days, but they didn't. They didn't really encourage them to go out. The administrator and her assistant were both very nice and very efficient. The food was fine, and I never heard my son complain about it. The price is a little on the high side but I know this type of care is expensive. There's not really any individualized care there. In general, they watch the people and keep them safe and keep them well fed, but I don't think there's any real specific activity especially for the younger more active people who are able to do more.

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This facility is totally awesome. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My wife arrived there this afternoon and was greeted with a welcoming gift and made to feel at home. There is a bird, cat, dog, guinea pigs and fish....everything a person might have at home. A nice outdoor seating area is also available

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Amenities at Brookdale Virginia Beach

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 3 Miles

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 50

Semi-Private Units

Private Units

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Beauty/Barber Shop

24-hour Bistro

Wrap-around Porch and Terrace

Sunroom

Outdoor Garden Areas

Activities

Full-Time Activity Director

Live Music and Entertainment

Religious Activities and Services

Community Outings

Mental and Physical Fitness Programs

Amenities

Outside Patio/Gardens

Dedicated Concierge

Special Meals: Low-salt

Private Dining Room

Restaurant-style Dining

Services

Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Housekeeping

Ambulation & Escort Services

Clare Bridge Memory Care Program

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Description of Brookdale Virginia Beach

At Brookdale Virginia Beach we know that memory losses due to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are progressive and residents' needs are continually changing. That's why we provide balance in our residents' capabilities, personalities, and preferences to create daily routines that enhance their spirits and increase their sense of purpose. We believe the amount of satisfaction our Alzheimer's and dementia care residents receive from the tasks that fill their days goes a long way to maintaining their sense of purpose and overall satisfaction with life. An integral part of this is our promise to encourage each resident to find Daily Moments of Success. To help our residents achieve these moments, our associates receive the tools and training needed in such key areas as specialized dining and the ongoing monitoring of healthcare and behavioral needs, to name a few.

We provide Alzheimer's and dementia care residents with the lifestyle, housing, and services they need in comfortable surroundings combined with the amenities, programs, and care to help stimulate recognition, recall, and wellness in a safe environment. Through years of caring for individuals with dementia, our professional care staff has learned to create optimal surroundings and approaches to care. Familiar environments that our residents have enjoyed throughout their lives are recreated to help them feel reassured and comfortable. The Alzheimer's and dementia care programs at Brookdale Virginia Beach are built to embrace, not restrict our residents' desire to wander and to provide a sense of belonging.

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