Brookdale Virginia Beach
937 Diamond Springs Road , Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Reviews of Brookdale Virginia Beach
Oct 12, 2017 | Reviewed by Janice
I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident
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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Provider ResponseOct 19, 2017
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Oct 29, 2013 | Reviewed by Dave
I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident
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
Emergency Services: Less than 3 Miles
Shopping: Less than 1 Mile
Recreation: Less than 1 Mile
Full-Time Activity Director
Live Music and Entertainment
Religious Activities and Services
Special Meals: Low-salt
Help with Activities of Daily Living
Transportation to Appointments
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Description of Brookdale Virginia Beach
Located in the beautiful resort city of Virginia Beach near miles of sandy beaches, Brookdale Virginia Beach is a warm and inviting senior community that features peaceful surroundings and a homelike ambiance, providing the ideal setting for our specialized Alzheimer's and dementia care services. From our building design to our carefully selected staff and specialized programming, we focus on the individual needs of each resident and family we serve, and do so with kindness, understanding and compassion.
Brookdale Virginia Beach is a part of Brookdale. Since 1978, Brookdale has demonstrated exceptional pride and commitment to the quality and services experienced by seniors in our communities.
Brookdale Virginia Beach offers quiet and comfortable spaces throughout our community designed for those experiencing memory loss. The enclosed outdoor courtyard is a beautiful place to stroll in safety.
Our private and companion suites are bright and cheery, with wall-to-wall carpeting and emergency call systems. Rooms can be decorated with residents' personal belongings and important mementos, an essential aide in helping identify personal areas.
Carefully selected staff are trained to understand the challenges associated with Alzheimer's and various types and levels of dementia. Many of the same caregivers are with a resident throughout the day, helping with all their needs and giving them a sense of familiarity.
Our chefs are masters at creating favorite traditional meals, which we've incorporated into our award-winning, dementia-friendly dining program, designed to help residents successfully master and enjoy their dining experiences.
Brookdale Virginia Beach is a place that offers residents a sense of safety, reassurance and meaning in their everyday lives.
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