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Brookdale Margate was very nice and low-priced. I looked at a large one-bedroom with a living room and a bedroom, a little kitchen area and a walk-in closet. They had a beauty salon on the property and planned activities. The residents were very friendly. The dining room was very good and nice. I had lunch there, and it was lovely.

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Brookdale Margate was horrible. The rooms that they showed me were so disgusting. I've seen better dog kennels. The entryway looked decent and nice, but where the people actually have to live was really scummy. The rooms need some fixing up. They had a pool area, but nobody should have to live in something as scummy as what I saw. I'm not saying that you have to make the place look like the Taj Mahal, but take out the old, dirty scummy oven, stove and sinks that have been there since the 1900s. It was so dirty that I wouldn't even want to run the water to wash my glass. All they need to do is fix that up somehow. The staff was OK, there is just no excuse for the filth. The people were nice and the place has potential otherwise, but why would they take us to those gross rooms and try to sell us on that?

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We all know that it is inevitable that we might have to move our loved ones into a an assisted living or nursing home facility one day, but that does not make it easier. After seeing dozens of places that quite frankly made us consider continuing to care for my mom ourselves (even though we know we couldn't provide her with the appropriate level of care), we settled on a place that was too expensive, did not offer the amenities she needed and that we were not excited to go visit, let alone put her there. Then we received a suggestion to check out Brookdale Margate at the last minute and EVERYTHING changed. Hemo, the sales director was awesome and was a real pleasure to work with. Virginia, the administrator was very organized and helpful. Richard, the director, was a genuinely good person who loves his job and who really cares about making his place the best. Even the housekeeping employees and the maintenance men were so professional and willing to do whatever was needed to make her life better. The place was incredible, it was clean, the unit was so nice that I would live there and the services were EXACTLY what my mom needed. The rent was no more than if we rented her a similar apartment somewhere else without 24 medical supervision, skilled nurses, daily transportation, tons of activities and 3 incredible meals per day along with hundreds of amenities. For a reasonable additional fee they allowed us to pick and choose what mom needed (medication management, bathing assistance, oxygen storage, cable and internet, etc) and to exclude what she did not need right now. For the first time in several years, my mom was able to truly live and feel independent. Mom has a pendant around her neck in case she needs assistance and has nurses who manage her medication around the clock and check up on her. The base rent also includes housekeeping, laundry, linens and a bus to the bank, grocery store or doctors appointments and much more. She loves the apartment and after losing almost 100 pounds in a year, the food was so good that she ate more than she has at a single seating in a long time (and trust me when I tell you that mom is a very picky eater). She was able to bring her own furniture and make it her own, has 2 TVs with Comcast and Internet, a full kitchen with brand new appliances, a screened in patio with artificial grass, a separate bedroom with a huge walk-in closet, a very patient friendly bathroom and she even was able to bring her companion, a 5 pound Yorkie. Prior to the move, during the move and after the move everyone there has been so helpful and accommodating. They welcome all of the family including my 5 year old son to come hang out, go swimming, and no different than if she had her own apartment, she can invite her family and friends to stay there as long as they want and even overnight (up to 7 days at a time). My wife, my son and the entire family enjoys visiting and we love the people (all of the staff and the other residents) and the place. I truly believe that Brookdale Margate will add several years to my mother's life expectancy by giving her the ability to have a life again and that makes us all happy. Needless to say, I would highly recommend them to everyone who wants to help an aging loved one to live an independent life in their retirement.

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Brookdale Margate was absolutely horrible. The residents looked like they were thrown in there and were just waiting to die. There were no independent people there, they were all like zombies. The staff was inattentive. The food was vile and the place was not clean. We were like a burden to them when we had lunch there. They don't care about their residents.

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Brookdale Margate is a lovely seniors living community. It's very warm and inviting. The staff is always patience and very helpful. The staff could benefit more from communicating effectively so everyone collectively can meet the vision for the seniors. The apartments are suitable for seniors and have natural lights and ceilings fans. The attached bathroom are spacious and has storage space for personal items. The food is good and the culinary staff is nice and trys to accommodate the seniors request. The activities are fun and enlightening. The also go on outings to nearby stores and movie theaters. They plan an array of social gathering onsite so new residents can get familiar with the staff and neighbors.

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