Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

5555 Friendship Boulevard Chevy Chase MD 20815

866-465-5993

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At Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights, we have a range of community features. Frequent off-site experiences and trips are very popular with our residents. Cats and dogs are welcome in private quarters. Our property is located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi. Free resident parking, guest parking, and covered parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community provides the advantage of specialized care; every characteristic of the community is designed to cater to the unique needs of its occupants. All meals are provided to occupants. We love to accommodate visiting company, meals included. Dining options are comprised of restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors, and room service. We offer dining choices such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options. Residents stay active with specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical well-being. The exercise program includes stretching classes, chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations, and Tai Chi™ classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact. We love to organize holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. We offer Dakim BrainFitness™, a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Our inter-generational programs offer many benefits for both children and seniors, emphasizing the joys of human connectivity and propagating longer and happier lives for our residents. Our

communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Our community offers a healthy living program covering cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. Residents may engage in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities cycle includes trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and dances and Senior Proms. Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie. Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement in mind. Our community grounds offers an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, and raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours. Indoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or to just relax. Our community is secured to ensure our residents are protected. Residents have access to our communal spaces including our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, a computer room, a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents, a jacuzzi available to residents, and a fully-stocked arts and crafts center. Staff members who speak Spanish and French are employed by the community.

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents seeking a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor quarters are available. Free wi-fi is available to all of our residents. To accommodate our residents, our community has WanderGuard capability, and air conditioning and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals. Resident units featuring wheelchair accessible showers are available. The facility also offers free cable satellite TV to all residents.

We provide complimentary transportation services at our community. We provide residents access to transportation services at a reasonable cost. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer grocery shopping services to eliminate the need for trips to the store. Our

on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. Both laundry and dry cleaning services are offered. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. Pet care is offered for our residents' beloved pets. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as reminiscence therapy, which stimulates sight, sound, smell, and touch faculties to encourage memory recall and the enjoyment of sensory experiences. Additionally, we offer sensory-based programming (like Snoezelen therapy) that creates relaxing and stimulating spaces for residents coping with anxiety or agitation. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. Our staff is awake and available 24 hours a day to assist your loved one with any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and amusement, we employ a full-time director of activities. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. Available services include on-site RN's and LPN's. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. Our community staff includes registered nurses. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. We have a Nurse Practitioner on staff who serves as a Medical Director, responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. The facility offers 2-person assisted transfers, including sitting-to-standing, standing-to-sitting, etc. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. We are not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. Grocery shopping services are available as needed. We offer on-site massage therapy to our residents. A visiting optometrist is available to provide comprehensive eye care. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, administered injections, insulin injections, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Staff members are versed in the usage of the Hoyer Lift for total transfers. Our community provides psychiatric care. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents. Our

facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise. Our facilities are secure and our staff is specially trained to contain and de-escalate dangerous behaviors and suicidal ideation. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

Our community is licensed for 135 residents. The building was built in 1996, and last renovated in 2018. We accept residents from the age of 50 and above. Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond. The community is near several churches, shopping centers, and beautiful parks close by. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors.

Pricing at Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

  • I can not say enough positive things to adequately express our positive experience working with the Brighton Gardens. Over the course of the interview and preparation period all our questions were promptly...

  • Difficult - But very do-able!

    It has been hard for my friend to make this move. She is 95, not good with change at any age and now it is even harder. The staff has been wonderful about reaching out to her and doing their best to make...

  • Compassionate and empathetic staff

    Unfortunately my loved one was only here for a very brief time, but in that time my experience with Brighton Gardens was a very positive one. The woman who does their sales, Sue, was great. She was compassionate...

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Community Details at Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

  • Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights Amenities

    • Devotional Services Onsite
    • Vegetarian
    • Activities Onsite
    • Indoor Common Areas
    • Devotional Services Offsite
    • Meals Provided
    • Outdoor Common Areas
    • Beautician Onsite
    • Activities Offsite

Senior Housing Types Provided at Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Nursing Home
  • Care Homes
  • Independent Living
  • Home Care
  • Senior Apartments