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Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045
9.6
Review Score
61 reviews

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Anonymous - Family/friend
4.0
our family's experience.

The facility was very clean. The staff and residents were friendly and welcoming to my mother. The first nights 1-3, my mother was given her evening medicine incorrectly. My mother would often get her morning medicines at different times ( varying by 2-3 hrs) throughout the morning. The meals were appetizing and tasty and a good variety. There seemed to be plenty of activities but more effort could have been made to get my mother to participate. The facility itself was very nice but for the monthly cost, I felt that I was constantly having to checkup with the staff to make sure that my mother was receiving her medicine or PT on time or having her shower fixed.... Read more

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About the facility Brighton Gardens of Columbia

Centrally located between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C., Brighton Gardens of Columbia provides residents with a vibrant and active atmosphere. We have an experienced, compassionate team that offers assisted living and memory care services as well as respite care and hospice coordination. Our team members provide care 24 hours a day and work diligently to deliver personalized services as well as enriching moments. Monthly wellness visits are also provided regularly by a licensed on-staff nurse.

Brighton Gardens of Columbia is an ideal choice for families that want to help their loved ones lead an active, full life with the care they deserve. We also provide a family engagement app where we send photos, videos, and community updates to family members — so everyone can stay connected and engaged.

Against the perfect blend of parks and walking paths, Brighton Gardens of Columbia offers a community full of hospitality. We’re close to Wegmans, Columbia Mall, various movie theaters, and a wide range of restaurants. For residents who enjoy live music with family and friends, we are close to the Merriweather Post Pavilion. We’re also just down the road from Howard County General Hospital.

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia is a community within Sunrise Senior Living properties. See all Sunrise Senior Living communities.

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9.6
Review Score
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A Place for Mom has scored Brighton Gardens of Columbia with 9.6 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 17 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Brighton Gardens of Columbia has 61 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.3 out of 5.

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Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.6

Meals & Dining

4.5

Care Services

4.3

Activities

4.2

Staff

4.9

Value for Cost

4.2

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4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 4, 2024
Verified Review
our family's experience.

The facility was very clean. The staff and residents were friendly and welcoming to my mother. The first nights 1-3, my mother was given her evening medicine incorrectly. My mother would often get her morning medicines at different times ( varying by 2-3 hrs) throughout the morning. The meals were appetizing and tasty and a good variety. There seemed to be plenty of activities but more effort could have been made to get my mother to participate. The facility itself was very nice but for the monthly cost, I felt that I was constantly having to checkup with the staff to make sure that my mother was receiving her medicine or PT on time or having her shower fixed.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

3

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

February 8, 2024

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We are pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and provided you with the necessary information. Please feel free to reach out to us at information@sunriseseniorliving.com or the community directly, in case you have any additional questions regarding Sunrise!


5.0
Thalmus A
Assisted Living
December 29, 2023
Friendly environment

Staff is so kind and clean facility. There are community functions that involves family and friends. They host Veterans day celebration for Veterans residents. And provide the highest level of care for residents.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
M A - Industry reviewer
Assisted Living
December 26, 2023
Highly Recommend

Sunrise Brighton Gardens is a wonderful community in Howard County. The community is cozy and warm and the staff are professional. They have a great activity team for resident engagement and support. Always make me feel welcome as soon as I walk in. A great place for any loved one looking for home.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

January 29, 2024

Thank you, MA, for your kind words about Brighton Gardens of Columbia! We're thrilled to hear that you feel welcome and appreciate our professional team and engaging activities. We strive to create a cozy and warm community for all our residents.


5.0
Melba C - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 8, 2023
Respite at Brighton Gardens

Brighton Gardens was for me a very welcoming Community with very professional and caring staff. My confidence in Brighton began with the interview. I was impressed with the staff members understood my needs and outlined in clear terms what the community offered. The full range of staff services, the variety of activities and the delicious cuisine proved to be the best place for recuperation and recovery. I sincerely appreciate the care I received.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Cole - Toured community
Assisted Living
November 15, 2023
Nice tour, lots of activities going on

I took my mom on a tour here. It was clean, pleasant, and active. The staff were very helpful and informative. The food looked good and healthy, and the community pup was very sweet. Definitely looking at move-in options.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

December 1, 2023

Hi Cole, thank you so much for your positive review! We're glad to hear that you and your mom had a great experience on the tour. Our team takes pride in providing helpful and informative service. We look forward to assisting you further with your move-in options.


5.0
David F - Toured community
Assisted Living
November 14, 2023
Amazing Brighton Gardens experience.

[name removed] and the rest of the team were so extraordinary that my mother told me a number of times after her visit to Brighton Gardens that she wants to move there immediately. And my mom is not easy to please. They were so nice to me and my mother, that to some degree they have restored my faith in humanity after a rough couple of years. I loved the food and I loved the staff, and I even loved the residents who welcomed me and my mother with open arms.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

November 17, 2023

Dear David, thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that our team at Brighton Gardens made such a positive impression on you and your mother. Your feedback means a lot to us!


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
June 28, 2023
Verified Review
Pleased with our experience

The staff to resident ratio in the memory care unit is very good . The staff in general is very considerate and respectful of the individuals who live there . They try to keep the residents engaged and active as possible while still considering each individuals abilities. The staff keeps an open communication with the families and are very accommodating for visits and participation in activities.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Johanna - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
June 16, 2023
Verified Review
Review for Brighton Gardens of Columbia

On the tour the memory care looked great, the friendliness of the staff, the staff to resident ratio and the activities. Yes, I would definitely recommend their memory care section. Staff really cared for the residents. Their hospice care was comforting.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

2

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

July 10, 2023

We are so glad, Johanna, that you shared such a wonderful story about how Sunrise has helped you and your loved one. Thank you for taking the time to share this heart-warming message. – The Sunrise Team


5.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
April 25, 2023
Verified Review
Tour of Brighton Gardens of Columbia

I toured Brighton Gardens of Columbia and the tour was great! The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The staff and my tour guide were also great. The building did look a little bit older than some of the other facilities that I toured.


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
April 4, 2023
Verified Review
Review for Brighton Gardens of Columbia

Bright Gardens has been perfect for my parent. The staff are caring, responsive and kind. They even provided furniture! The medical professional is excellent. Brighton Gardens could improve by providing more hands-on activities, more frequent outings, and more varied food options at meals.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Karen K - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
March 24, 2023
Verified Review
Highly recommended

It is really pricey, but the staff is exceptional, friendly and attentive. Mom loved the food, and there were choices if you didn't care for the main item at each meal. The nurses really helped get mom onto much better physical shape. I would highly recommend the facility to others.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
September 14, 2022
Verified Review
good place for loved ones

The staff members at Brighton Gardens are very friendly and they know all the residents by their first name. The community itself is very clean and the residents look like they are really well taken care of. Based on the experience we have had so far we would recommend this community to other families.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

September 15, 2022

Hi Customer, Thank you for the wonderful things you said about Brighton Gardens of Columbia and the dedicated care givers and team members. Our residents are part of the Sunrise family and we take enormous pride in having the privilege to take care of them.


3.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
August 4, 2022
Verified Review
Tour

Toured

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

August 9, 2022

Hi Customer. We're sorry that you did not have a positive experience. Would you care to share more? Please email us at info@sunriseseniorliving.com so we can address your concerns.


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
July 5, 2022
Verified Review
Comforting

Overall the whole environment is good. The staff is very friendly, and they keep the residents busy. The community might need some updating, as far as the rooms are concerned; but other than that it's very nice. The facility is locked and secure, we feel comfortable knowing our loved one is safe there. From what I've heard, communication between the community and our family has been very good. If there are any concerns, they'll address it. I would recommend Brighton Gardens of Columbia to others.

Cleanliness

3.5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

July 7, 2022

Hi Customer, It is delightful to hear that you have been satisfied with the personalized support provided to your loved one by Brighton Gardens of Columbia. Our team members share a common goal of enriching every resident’s life by carefully listening to their needs and always delivering the very best. Thank you! – The Sunrise Team


4.5
Judi - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
June 1, 2022
Verified Review
Good Place

If your person (like my loved one), is really picky about everything, then I recommend that you try to get somebody to come in to give more one-on-one care - and that would apply to ANY facility you choose. I was happy with Brighton Gardens during the short time my loved one was there. The staff were all very friendly, and I was quite happy with them. It's not the most expensive place, but certainly not the cheapest. But I think it was a good value.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

5

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

June 2, 2022

Hi Judi, It is delightful to hear that you had been satisfied with the personalized support provided to your loved one by Brighton Gardens of Columbia. Our team members share a common goal of enriching every resident’s life by carefully listening to their needs and always delivering the very best. Thank you! – The Sunrise Team


5.0
Frances G - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
May 17, 2022
Parent

Quick response, able to help immediately, very friendly.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

May 19, 2022

Hi Frances, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience with Brighton Gardens of Columbia. We are pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and provided you with the necessary information. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@sunriseseniorliving.com or the community directly, in case you have any additional questions regarding Sunrise!


4.0
Cheryl L - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
March 3, 2022
Verified Review
Wonderful Staff

They made the move and transition process very easy. This community is a good value for the money. The staff here really just seem to care about the other residents and my loved one. They have activities like people coming in to play music, bingo, dancing, meditation and a lot of different things to keep the residents busy and occupied at the community.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


3.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
February 22, 2022
Verified Review
Mediocre

This is not what I expected. I would like to see them get here quicker when I ask for help. The staff are very good, but on weekends they have temps come in, and they don't know what they're doing or what they're supposed to do. I do like the food though, especially the desserts.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3.5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

3.5

Activities

No data collected

Staff

3.5

Value for Cost

3

Response from Brighton Gardens of Columbia

March 6, 2022

Allow us to take a closer look at this for you. Please contact us at info@sunriseseniorliving.com with your information so we're able to best assist you. Thank you.- The Sunrise Team


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
February 14, 2022
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had a virtual tour, it was rally good they were very helpful in answering all of our questions and they even gave us suggestions for other communities we were looking at.


3.5
Brenda - Toured community
Assisted Living
January 14, 2022
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had an in person tour and the tour was nice but it felt more institutional. The hallways were lined with monitors and with the residents charts so it reminded us of a hospital and not a home. The staff were very thorough and very complete but for the money it just wasn't there. nice tour but felt more insitutional


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