220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
From open spaces and old-fashioned charm to views of the Watchung Mountain ridges and the Manhattan skyline, Brighton Gardens of West Orange offers the perfect mix of city and nature. Our community features bright and inviting common areas, a secure memory care neighborhood, a compassionate team of caregivers, and an array of care services to meet each resident’s needs. We can assist with a range of short or long-term care needs and provide residents with personalized memory care, assisted living, short-term respite care, and hospice care coordination.
Residents in our community enjoy our close proximity to local parks and reservations, offering plenty of opportunities to go out and enjoy time in nature. We’re close to plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, including the Essex Green Shopping Center and the Pilgrim Shopping Plaza. Families and loved ones find peace of mind knowing we are only minutes away from several medical facilities and hospitals.
Residents participate in activities designed to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit through our Sunrise Live With Purpose™ programming. From poetry clubs and art appreciation to poker tournaments and mah-jongg, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Memory Care residents benefit from our unique Reminiscence neighborhood, memory-focused...
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I wasn't aware it wasn't a continuing care community. Which meant that if my loved one needed nursing care beyond 14 days, she would need to move to a different community. They were terrific while she was there. The service was great. It seems they frown upon if you choose different options than their standard, recommended options. For instance, they encouraged me to switch to the doctor that's affiliated with their facility, which I declined. But they sent their doctor to see her anyway and then charged for it, which I'm still fighting. But the staff there was wonderful, and my loved one misses the staff there more than anything. I just needed her closer to me, and I needed nursing care with the option to stay and live out the rest of her life there. Also, there's not a lot of residents there. And because occupancy was lower, there weren't a lot of activities. So my loved one was bored a lot of the time.
Nice dining and common areas, indoor spaces, grounds, a good deal of space, nice social activities. Pet friendly.
I only visited Brighton Gardens one time and we thought overall the community was okay, the workers were very nice and friendly. I was able to eat a meal there and the food would be a four out of five.
My dad was in the dementia wing, after a week he wasn't feeling good and they kept telling us he was fine and he was getting used to the facility. He ended up in the ER with a urinary tract infection. Another time, I got a call my dad had fallen and I asked when they last checked on him and they had said 7 hours ago. For all the money spent, it was horrible. The place looks great, but the care was horrible. I would not recommend to anyone.
Everyone at the community was very accommodating and very nice. They were all very friendly. The medical office was not as communicative as they promised they would be. It felt a little bit like they didn't want to help me with assisting my friend with her needs. Some of the aids, however were absolutely phenomenal. Some of the food was pretty good, not great, and some of the wait staff were very good as well. They encouraged the residents to participate in group activities. The director was pretty accessible if I needed anything.
The team at Brighton Gardens has been fantastic. My mother moved in about 6 months ago and is doing very well. Everyone that we have come in contact with has been so caring. From the sales team, to the executive director, to the front desk and the girls that care for my mom. I cant say enough good things about Brighton Gardens.
Very nice people. Gut reaction was mixed. Large facility. Air had a dankness, particularly when compared to [removed]. Rooms were OK. Pricing is comparable -- but quality is not equal to others.
Brighton Gardens is poorly equipped to handle dementia patients who exhibit typical dementia related behaviors such as agitation, confusion, and aggression. My father just suffered a severe head injury, which along with his mild dementia led to the aforementioned behaviors. We were constantly assured by the facility's sales rep, [name removed], that these behaviors would be addressed appropriately. However, once we signed on the doted line to the tune of over $10K per month, we learned otherwise. My mother, sister, and I, were daily visitors, so we saw first hand how the staff dealt with patients who were more challenging than their preferred patients, i.e., those who had limited communication skills or were semi-comatose. Patients who were confused, agitated, or showed signs of aggression were spoken to poorly. My mother overhead a staff member speak disparagingly about my father. It pained us to think what was said when we weren't there. Medically, my father had numerous urinary tract infections and episodes of high blood pressure that were often overlooked. Although his behavior had taken a turn for the worse, it was often attributed to his dementia and not his medical condition at the time. My father's stay at Brighton Garden culminated in him being forced to go to psychiatric facility for a psychological evaluation. One of the staff members left the obituary page of the newspaper in his room, and one of the deceased had the same name as his sister. My father was confused and saddened at what he thought was the passing of his sibling. In seeking information, he shook a woman who he regularly confused for my mother. As a result, the staff on duty made the decision to send my father to a psychiatric hospital. The staff NEVER called any of our family members to inform us of this decision. I only found out, since I had stopped by on my way to dinner. By the time I had gotten there, my father was calm and in his room. The obituary page, however, was still in his room, despite being the cause of his agitation. In order to avoid being send to the hospital, I had to agree to sleep in my father's room all night and take my father for psychiatric testing the next morning. As is normal protocol, the hospital does a complete medical before any psychiatric testing is done, so that medical issues can be ruled out as a source of the behaviors. When we got to the hospital the next morning, my father tested positive for yet another urinary tract infection and his blood pressure was a whopping 231! My father was kept overnight to monitor his medical condition. The psychiatric department did a psyche eval and released my father immediately. He clearly was not a candidate for the psychiatric wing. All I have to say about this incredibly, horrible experience is SHAME ON YOU, Brighton Gardens of West Orange. You should not be in the dementia business if you are unable to address typical dementia behaviors.
My loved one has been at Brighton Gardens for 2 months. She has told me that the food is not as good as where she was before this move. She would like to have an activity added that was her favorite at a different Sunrise. It met every AM after breakfast with an activity person. The discussions were about current events & stimulating. She really misses this! She has not told me about many activities she attends, but she must be at some of them. I would like to know if the family or POA over medical gets called 1X a month with updates? I was told it would happen at the previous place, but it did not. Is this a practice you do?
Response from Brighton Gardens of West OrangeApril 3, 2019
Good afternoon Ellen - thank you so much for sharing your experience. Family communication is indeed something that focus on and value. Please do reach out to us directly at information (at) sunriseseniorliving (dot) com so that we can connect on any opportunities to make sure you and your loved one has the best possible Sunrise experience!
I toured the facility with [name removed]. She was very nice and I was very impressed. This is the first place that I have visited.
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