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Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

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John B - Loved one of resident/client
5.0
Brookdale Des Plaines Experience

My father lived here for 2 years and I he was very happy at Brookdale Des Plaines. The staff was always helpful and would notify me if there were any concerns regarding my father. We chose Brookdale Des Plaines because it is a large facility and is located in the downtown area of Des Plaines - Which has a lot of stores and restaurants within 1 mile radius. There are lot of amenities that include a living room, dining room, activity room (pool table), library, fitness/therapy center, salon, outdoor patio, live entertainment, etc. They offer a bus that can take residents on field trips/shopping. My dad loved that he was able to socialize with other residents and staff members. I really like everything that Brookdale Des Plaines offers and I recommend it for anyone looking for a place for independent/assisted living.... Read more

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About the facility Brookdale Des Plaines

Located just outside of Chicago, Brookdale Des Plaines gives you a host of colorful amenities to make your retirement years the sweetest yet. Residents here have access to exciting perks like a fitness center, a coffee shop, a whirlpool, and an ice cream parlor to visit whenever the mood strikes. Plus, enjoy a beautiful backyard with a heated indoor pool and hot tub. Here, you can make the most of your independent or assisted living experience, because trained staff members are here to help whenever you need it. Rest assured, the team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be alerted to any emergencies, and an alert system is also in use. Residents in need of assistance with care or chores can find the assistance they desire. Whether it’s a helping hand with bathing, dressing, cooking, or cleaning, the team has it under control. Transportation assistance and a concierge service are available to simplify your days. To provide even more convenience, the community offers postal services, a clinic, and a bank, as well as a general store and snack shop. Residents are also welcome to share their time and experience with close friends or loved ones....

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4.6(94 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.6

Friendliness

4.6

Meals & Dining

4.7

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Staff

4.8

Value for Cost

4.4

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5.0
D S
Assisted Living
December 2, 2022
Care for my Father

My Father was a resident here. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful his and our (my sister and I) experience was.. The Staff was so helpful and kind. He was in Assisted Living and needed daily care. We could count on the Staff for his safety as well.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
John B - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 30, 2022
Brookdale Des Plaines Experience

My father lived here for 2 years and I he was very happy at Brookdale Des Plaines. The staff was always helpful and would notify me if there were any concerns regarding my father. We chose Brookdale Des Plaines because it is a large facility and is located in the downtown area of Des Plaines - Which has a lot of stores and restaurants within 1 mile radius. There are lot of amenities that include a living room, dining room, activity room (pool table), library, fitness/therapy center, salon, outdoor patio, live entertainment, etc. They offer a bus that can take residents on field trips/shopping. My dad loved that he was able to socialize with other residents and staff members. I really like everything that Brookdale Des Plaines offers and I recommend it for anyone looking for a place for independent/assisted living.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Julie Eriksen - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
October 25, 2022
Wonderful Caring Facility

My parents lived at Brookdale Des Plaines for 18 months until their passing. They had the best care from the entire staff. If I ever had an issue or question, someone would respond almost immediately. The rooms were updated and very spacious. The food was very good. The activities for the residents seemed to be spot on for the elderly. I would highly recommend this facility.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Kathy H - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
October 22, 2022
Comfortable and cared for

My father has been at Brookdale Desplaines for over 5 years now and it has been wonderful! Myself and my family rest easy knowing that he is receiving such great care. He started out in Independent living and moved to Assisted living after a fall. We were so happy that they were still able to accommodate his needs after his fall. The staff on the assisted living floor are so caring and are always available when we have questions or concerns. The management staff is also very responsive and answered all our questions. They helped to make the transition to the assisted living floor seamless. We feel confident that he is comfortable and well cared for at Brookdale!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Rose M - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
September 27, 2022
Excellent facility’

Brookdale is an amazing facility. The staff are all very friendly, caring and helpful. They have a large variety of activities and so many services. The meals are excellent and they serve a nice variety of food. I would recommend Brookdale to any one looking for independent or assisted living.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Bonnie O - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
September 16, 2022
Thriving at Brookdale of Des Plaines

I was highly impressed with Brookdale Des Plaines when researching an independent living arrangement for my mom, and now my aunt is here in an assisted living apartment. From the directors, nurse, front desk, dining and custodial staff all are respectful, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable to the residents. Many things are included in the assisted living package such as laundry, and bed changing. Transportation to a doctor within a mile zone can be provided which is very helpful if your loved ones are in wheelchairs. Many types of doctors visit once a month such as podiatrists and for vaccinations. There are activities morning till evening with a daily bus to local stores and a once a week outing. My mom liked the mailboat trip and lunch in Lake Geneva and Drury Lane performance the best. My aunt is once again smiling, engaged and happy thanks to the attentive, warm and helpful staff. Thanks Brookdale of Des Plaines.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Charlie S - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 12, 2022
Happy Resident

I like the food which is very tasty and nourishing. There is always something to do as far as activities from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. games, shows, computers, and conversations with other residents. I feel as you get older there are safety features such as grab bars, pendant, check-in button, etc. Brookdale Des Plaines has a podiatrist on site who is very good and thorough. It is so nice you don't have to leave the building. I recommend Brookdale Des Plaines if you are looking for a retirement community. Brookdale's philosophy likes to keep their residents life as normal as possible such as pets, pool, activities, and friendships.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
David Ellstrand - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
August 5, 2022
Son's Perspective

My mother lived at Brookdale Des Plaines for over 5 years and just passed away at the age of 97. Brookdale is a wonderful place to live. The rooms are large and large activity area with many tables and counters to host all their activities. There also a library with 100s of books to borrow. Activities range from group exercises, speakers on various topics, and even bingo. They also have family activities several times a year. The food is very good and several choices for each meal every day. The best part of Brookdale Des Plaines is the staff (from the nursing to the administration). Everyone is kind, attentive, and professional. I would give Brookdale a solid five stars. My mother had stayed at four other facilities and definitely put Brookdale as number one.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Mary Draw - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 4, 2022
Resident

I'm near 90, and I recently had a few falls. My family thought a senior living residence would be safer resident than living alone. After investigating senior living the family decided on Brookdale. I presently am living in a one bedroom, kitchen, living room/dining room, and bath/shower with a balcony facing northeast. The food is well prepared, plentiful, and tasty. Each day is scheduled with many activities. There is a swimming pool with pool exercises. Brookdale is beautiful inside and out. Many places for personal quietness for conversation with others. Pets are allowed. Brookdale is a very nice place to live.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Cathy L - Resident/client
Independent Living
July 16, 2022
Current resident

I have lived at Brookdale Des Plaines for 12 years and have found it to be a safe, friendly place to live. The reason I have stayed so long is that the staff is so friendly and caring. I know I can get help if I need it and I have developed many friendships with both staff and residents.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Jeanne K - Resident/client
Independent Living
July 15, 2022
Resident Prospective

After my husband of 54 years passed. I stayed in my home for 6 more years, wondering "Why?" I have not children except for my cat and dog, and I was lonely. Then I started getting unsteady and falling and medical issues made up my mind for me. I decided to research a senior living facility. I visited 5 before deciding on Brookdale of Des Plaines. The associates that work here and residents that choose to live here are the friendliest and most helpful that I encountered on my search. Brookdale Des Plaines has so many programs to participate in and things to do outside the facility that there is no reason to be BORED! Everything is provided for you and made available - food, recreation, games, entertainment, parties, etc. Fun place to live!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
May 25, 2022
Verified Review
Community Tour

My remote tour with Brookdale Des Plaines was fine. Everybody I interacted with was super accommodating and easy to work with. And I thought they showed their residence well via video call.


3.0
Michael - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
March 25, 2022
Verified Review
Good For Independent Living

It's a really nice community for independent living. If you need assisted living or more, I would be cautious about choosing this location. My loved one enjoyed the meals and they do offer a variety of activities to enjoy.

Response from Brookdale Des Plaines

April 7, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. By giving us your feedback, you are helping us to understand what we do well and what we could focus on improving. Please be assured your feedback will be reviewed and used to help better serve our residents and their families.


2.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
March 23, 2022
Verified Review
Downward Turn

Absolutely don't go there. My loved one was there from [date removed]. The new year a lot of staff members left. They said they were quitting because Brookdale cut their hours. The food was good and then it changed to crappy meatloaf having to bring my loved one food everyday. The dining room used to serve you like a restaurant, by the new year they turned it to a buffet. Weekends used to be family nights and family came. They changed that to have meals sent to your room which was like a sandwich. The restaurant was closed to families, the residents were not getting the same level of service anymore. The kitchen staff was cut back so much they had servers cooking to cut downs costs. The nurse called an ambulance because my loved one's o2 was 88, we refused her ambulance. They said she was required to go based on their pulmonologists. The nurse finally said it's because she would be gone and no nurse would be there through the night if her oxygen declined. They were advertising 24/7 nursing care and they had the maintenance worker checking on residents after October and no nurses over nights. The moment we learned that, it was the final straw. We removed her from this place.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

3

Meals & Dining

1

Care Services

1

Activities

4

Staff

1

Value for Cost

1

Response from Brookdale Des Plaines

April 7, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We take your comments seriously and are committed to providing quality care and services to our residents. Your feedback has been shared with our management team for review.


5.0
Jan S - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
March 3, 2022
Mom was very happy

My mom lived at Brookdale Des Plaines for close to [date removed]. When we needed to find a place we stopped here unannounced and they gladly gave us a tour and talked with us. Mom made many friends with the residents and staff who were always friendly and assisted her when needed. She lived in Independent Living and was wheel chair bound but was always able to things for herself. They would always contact me if needed and when mom broke her shoulder I was able to make arrangements to have someone assist her .

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Diane F - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
February 24, 2022
A comfortable home

I highly recommend Brookdale Des Plaines. My mother moved there 9 years ago as an Independent resident, progressing to Assisted Living in later years. The care she received there was excellent, every request or concern was taken care of in a timely manner.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Lisa J - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
June 30, 2021
Finding a new home for our beloved uncle post-stroke

When our uncle who without children & never-married, had a stroke, my siblings & I needed to find an assisted living facility for him. None of us had experience with researching these types of facilities nor did we know what to look for or what kind of questions to ask. After seeing a handful of establishments, we were felling incredibly discouraged by the cost, poor conditions, and lack of staff support. Thankfully we met with Brookdale Des Plaines. We had an overwhelmingly warm feeling when we walked through the front doors, it was like entering a high-end hotel. Not wanting to get our hopes up, we knew that the facility needed to meet all of our uncle's needs, medically, that staff had to be qualified & supportive and the entire facility had to be CLEAN, free of any foul odors, outdated furnishings or filth. I am very happy to share that all of our expectations have been met & exceeded at Brookdale Des Plaines. I credit the staff for making this facility a home for our uncle.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Linda R - Resident/client
Assisted Living
June 29, 2021
All in all, very good

Three years ago, I was looking for a place to live that was near my son in Park Ridge. We looked at several independent living facilities that had assisted living included in case I would ever need it. After visiting several facilities, I came to the conclusion that Brookdale in Des Plaines was the best choice, The residents seemed to be smiling all the time, and the staff was welcoming and friendly. I have lived at Brookdale in DesPlaines for three years now, and with the exception of our COVID experience, it’s been fun. I have a one bedroom apartment which is large and cozy. The people are friendly and the staff willing to please. We are just now getting back to our (almost) normal routine. We had our first live entertainment last week and are now eating in the dining room for breakfast and dinner. Our bus service is up and running for medical appointments and to go to grocery stores.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
John - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
June 7, 2021
Our experience

From the moment I walked into Brookdale with my father, I knew it was the place for him. It was like walking into a five star hotel lobby. It was all there on the first floor (dining room / big lobby with seating / off on another wing was a small restaurant for snacks / a hair salon / small room for private dining with family / off another wing was areas for get-together functions). The place is spotless. Now for the services that are offered to my father are priceless. If he needed anything, Brookdale was there to help him. If he fell, Brookdale was there to assist him and any further actions needed as his days come to an end. Brookdale is a true senior living place for anyone thinking of putting their parent or parents into. It has everything your parents need and more.


5.0
Kimberly M - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
May 13, 2021
Lovely place to live. Fantastic staff!

I looked at many retirement communities when my parents’ house became too much for them to handle and I am so glad we decided on Brookdale Des Plaines. They have lived here for 3 years now, and we could not be happier. Their apartment is beautiful and airy. The activities and exercise classes are challenging, engaging and fun. But most of all, we cannot rave enough about the wonderful staff. They are always so friendly, attentive, and caring. They treat everyone with respect, compassion, and levity. You can tell when people love what they do, and it shows here. I would recommend Brookdale Des Plaines to anyone who is looking for a warm and inviting place for their loved ones.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


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