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Brookdale Brea

285 West Central Avenue, Brea, CA 92821

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Jim M - Resident/client
5.0
Review of Brookdale Brea

First place I looked at. Love this place right away. I love the size and the price of the room. Executive director always honest and supportive about facility. Caregivers are always at their jobs. Ready to help me out when I need it. I have a dog and they take her out for walks in the courtyard for exercise. I enjoy mixing and mingling with others. ... Read more

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About the community Brookdale Brea

Trade in the burdens of home maintenance for a life filled with style and support, at Brookdale Brea. We understand how unique you are, which is why our compassionate team tailors each care plan to your specific needs and lifestyle. Each plan also helps to ensure that you pay only for the care you need, and nothing more. If your needs evolve in the future, we’re equipped to make the necessary adjustments. From medication management, to assistance with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, and more, we provide care you can count on. Your wellness is also supported through collaborative care partnerships, and we’ll take care of daily chores like cooking, cleaning, and laundry. Families can rest a little easier at night knowing the community includes a 24-hour security system. Plus, staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be alerted to any emergencies. Our concierge service is happy to provide direct support with everything from errands to personal requests. While you toss out your to-do lists, you can ponder and plan all of the new hobbies you want to try. Check out a new book from the library or schedule a haircut at the...

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4.0
November 17, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Our tour experience

Our family had an in person tour and it was a nice tour but the parking was bad and no rooms that we liked were available.


2.5
July 27, 2021
TN - Loved one of resident/client
Our Brief Experience at Brookdale Brea

I think they could have handled some things better with our loved one, although I know they had their hands full with him as well. He went into a bit of an episode with some behavioral problems. He also came up with a rash, so we thought he might have had an infection, which might have been why he was acting strangely. Brookdale sent him to the hospital. But come to find out from the hospital at his release, Brookdale didn't say anything to the hospital about the episode. So I'm not sure why the situation occurred in the first place, and I wish their communication had been better with both the hospital and with our family. It just didn't turn out to be as helpful of a place as I thought it might be.

Response from Brookdale Brea

August 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are committed to continuous quality service and care and will share your feedback with our management team.


5.0
June 1, 2021
Jim M - Resident/client
Review of Brookdale Brea

First place I looked at. Love this place right away. I love the size and the price of the room. Executive director always honest and supportive about facility. Caregivers are always at their jobs. Ready to help me out when I need it. I have a dog and they take her out for walks in the courtyard for exercise. I enjoy mixing and mingling with others.


5.0
June 1, 2021
Dottie S - Resident/client
Review of Brookdale Brea

Brookdale is a safe, social, happy home for seniors!


5.0
June 1, 2021
Jim M - Resident/client
Review of Brookdale Brea

Great! Excellent care! All the caregivers and servers do their jobs with a smile. My room is always clean, my laundry is always neat away, and hung in my closet. I don't participate in activities but enjoy watching others and hearing all the positive talk about the activities they just did.


5.0
March 4, 2021
Sandy J - Spouse or partner of resident/client
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Great Place to Put Your Loved One

It is beautiful and my husband loves it here. The staff is very friendly. The apartments are studios and very roomy. The community was able to find furnishings for the room for us, since this was a temporary move. They even have a visitors room for the families to take advantage of to see our loved ones.


4.0
January 29, 2021
anonymous - Toured community

Does not offer a memory care facility for when my mom will need to transfer over time. However, if she only needs assisstance this place is workable. the upstairs room is perfect for balcony and front door overlooks the entryway. Facility is small but they have started social activities. Price is very reasonable.


4.0
January 29, 2021
anonymous - Toured community

Does not offer a memory care facility for when my mom will need to transfer over time. Has a really nice upstairs room with balcony and entrance view. Small and older facility but nice just the same. Provides escort service for a very reasonable proce.


5.0
June 28, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

I would live there! [name removed] are wonderful. Residents seem youthful. Staff could not have been nicer to me and the residents. Place is very clean.


5.0
April 3, 2019
Larry Morrill - Loved one of resident/client
Great Care

Brookdale is a very welcoming facility. Unfortunately [name removed] needed more of a nursing facility. [Name removed] passed away on [date removed].


0.5
October 6, 2018
Teri Hatch
Horrible customer service

All talk and no action! After a highly encouraging initial conversation with a member of the sales team about securing a spot for my mother with end stage cancer, nearly every promise made was quickly broken. Promise: They were to email me a breakdown of costs and options. (Never happened). Promise: They had a bed and would welcome my mother the next week. (Turned her admission down without ever examining her). My sister toured the facility with the Chief of Sales, leaving with the impression that all was going swimmingly well. (My mother’s hopes were dashed; she was crushed. Five sisters had come to terms and had chosen this place. Emotions were high anyway; the unreliable positive build-up was cruel and completely unprofessional) Promise: Chief of sales, [name removed], answered the phone and promised to call me back as soon as he was finished with a meeting. (Did not call back; I called him back an hour later and receptionist informed me that he had left for the day). Implied promise: As directed by his voicemail, I left a message requesting a call back, leaving two contact numbers. (He never called back.) I wouldn’t trust anything these people say!


4.0
December 29, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Didn't quite fit our specific needs

I toured this facility and it was really nice. I liked it because it has a homey feel to it. However, it did feel a little closed in and my Mom has claustrophobia, so overall it wasn’t ideal. The courtyard didn’t have any cushiony seating available either but they said they’d be able to bring pillows out to make it more comfortable. I was able to take a look at the rooms and one of them had a lovely little balcony on it. The prices overall seemed good and I think it would’ve been a good choice for her if it weren’t for the narrow spaces.


5.0
November 20, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Absolutely Wonderful

Brookdale is absolutely wonderful. The staff is excellent. You asked them something, they give you a great answer and if they don't know, they call up someone who can help. The food is very good there. They just had a branch for the Thanksgiving holiday that was wonderful. Thy have activities going on every afternoon such as sing-alongs, live music, and games. It's also very clean here. They are always cleaning. This community is excellent, I'd definitely recommend it.


0.5
September 13, 2017
Rob D. - Loved one of resident/client
Horrible food!

My Dad has been there for 18 months now. His constant complaint is the poor food quality. He is having a very hard time even eating the food -esp dinner. It's bland and often served cold. The other residents complain as well. But it falls on deaf ears. Nothing changes. The front desk staff have been friendly, professional and helpful. But it's the kitchen and the servers that leaves a lot to be desired. Dad said moving there has been the biggest mistake of his life. All bc of the food! It's very sad thing to hear from a 90 year old man.


4.5
July 20, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Was only here for a month

Mom broke her foot and her shoulder and needed to go somewhere that could take care of her for a short amount of time. She really liked the place the staff was amazing king, friendly and was always right there when you rang the call bell she never had to wait for help. She really enjoyed the food while she was there. Mom had recently said that if the time comes she would go back there on a regular basis but for the moment the pricing is a little out of her budget range


2.0
April 23, 2017
anonymous - Toured community

Only studio rooms available. My dad needs a lot more space than that.


4.0
October 31, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My mom's care

This is a nice community for my mom. She likes the care that is given. She really likes the care that is given here. The food is good and a nice variety to choose from. They offer my mom great activities. I would recommend other families to this community for good care.


5.0
October 9, 2016
anonymous - Toured community

We found Brookdale Brea to be a warm and caring place. The residents seemed happy and content and the caregivers treated the residents with respect. It felt like a big family, a place where we felt our aunt would like to make her home.


5.0
September 7, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Wonderful community!

Mom has been doing very well since the move to Brookdale Brea. We are very happy with the friendly staff. They are providing wonderful care for my mom. They offer a variety of choices for meals and my mom has found her favorites. The community has a variety of activities for the residents to choose from. My loved one is progressing very well at Brookdale Brea!


4.5
March 7, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
No Regrets

Mother is still adjusting with everything and the move into the community. I feel that she being taken care of well and is safe, I feel she is better off than me right now. I do not have any regrets moving my mother into the community, they have been wonderful in helping her settle in. I just wish there was more of an introduction to the community for my mother, like how they run things around there. She is taking some time to adjust to the schedule they have their residents on. It is a very good community and we are pleased so far. I have recommended it to one of my neighbors whose father is getting to the point where he would be needing care. I told her to go check out Brookdale Brea.


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