Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

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About the community Brookdale Des Plaines

Right outside of Chicago and just miles from O’Hare International Airport, Brookdale Des Plaines sits across from the Des Plaines River and the Northwestern Woods. Des Plaines offers a full calendar of indoor and outdoor opportunities to fit a variety of interests. You can head out for a bike ride, wander lazily through the park, work on your golf swing at the driving range, pay a visit to the downtown library, or check out the exhibits at the Des Plaines Historical Museum — it’s hard to be bored in this town.

If you’re ready to trade in doing dishes for tai chi, and mowing the lawn for bingo nights, Brookdale Des Plaines may be the place for you. With both independent living and assisted living in one place, you’re provided a range of personalized assistance and health care options to fit your needs and lifestyle. If your current care needs change, you’ll have an easy transition to a different level of care in the same community. Along with our care options, you and your loved ones will have peace of mind knowing our staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be alerted to an emergency.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing for Brookdale Des Plaines

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

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2 Bedrooms
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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.

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Reviews for Brookdale Des Plaines

4.5

(78 reviews)

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4.5

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4.5

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5.0

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4.9

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4.5

Value for cost

4.4

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5.0
June 30, 2021
Lisa J - Child of resident/client
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.


5.0
June 29, 2021
Linda R - Resident/client
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.


5.0
June 7, 2021
John - Child of resident/client
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
May 13, 2021
Kimberly M - Child of resident/client
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.


5.0
May 13, 2021
Kimberly M - Child of resident/client
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.


5.0
April 16, 2021
Scott - Child of resident/client
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Mom is having a great experience after being at Brookdale for almost 2 years now. She has a great social network with other residents and staff. And participates in Brookdale events. Brookdale not only is great at room and board but focuses on the quality of life aspect of staying mentally awake.


5.0
March 25, 2021
Joan - Child of resident/client
Welcoming and Supportive

My mom has lived in an independent living apartment at Brookdale Des Plaines for 3 years and is very happy with her choice. The apartments are spacious and common areas are attractive, welcoming and comfortable. The staff works hard, especially during the pandemic, to keep residents busy and engaged with presentations, movies, exercise opportunities and more. The past year they have definitely gone above and beyond! Families are supported and even during the pandemic were invited to participate in activities remotely. The staff always greets residents by name, which is so important and appreciated. Brookdale is a warm and welcoming choice for senior living.


5.0
March 25, 2021
David M - Resident/client
my review of Brookdale Des Plaines,

Wonderful People. Great care especially during the pandiemic.


5.0
March 25, 2021
Roger - Loved one of resident/client
My review of Brookdale Des Plaines,

Great Medical communication maintenance and dining services, Exceptional care, and response. My dad really liked living here and liked all of the staff and residents


5.0
March 25, 2021
Ruth J. Marconi - Loved one of resident/client
my review of Brookdale Des Plaines

My mother and our family loved Brookdale Des Plaines, Everyone was very kind and helpful. The apartment was very nice and the building was very clean. It felt like she was living at a hotel, I highly recommend Brookdale that is looking for a very family-friendly place to live.


5.0
March 25, 2021
J.L. Fenlaciki - Loved one of resident/client
my review of Brookdale Des Plaines

Wonderful community, very friendly and accomodating staff. The meals are very good. The facility is clean and being updated. Apartments are nice and housekeeping comes in and cleans weekly. Additional features in the building are a noon lunchroom, a beauty shop, and a pool. Families are welcome to use the pool.


5.0
March 25, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client

During the last ]date removed] years that my mother has been at Brookdale Des Plaines our family found the entire staff to be kind, Caring, and Competent in every way. Her apartment was clean, cheerful, and well maintained. In addition, Brookdale offered a variety of services that made her life (and ours) easier during this difficult time


5.0
March 19, 2021
David Moran - Resident/client
Review of Brookdale Des Plaines

Wonderful people! Great care especially during the pandemic.


5.0
February 19, 2021
Roger - Child of resident/client
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Great medical, communication, maintenance, and dining services. Exceptional care and response. My dad really likes living here and likes all the staff and residents.


5.0
February 19, 2021
Ruth J. Marconi - Child of resident/client
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Review of Brookdale Des Plaines

My mother and our family loved Brookdale Des Plaines. Everyone was very kind and helpful. The apartment was very nice and the building was very clean. IT felt like she was living at a hotel. I highly recommend Brookdale that is looking for a very family-friendly place.


5.0
February 18, 2021
L.L. Fenlacki - Child of resident/client
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Wonderful community, very friendly and accomodating staff. Menus are very good. This facility is clean and is being updated. Apartments are nice and housekeeping comes in to clean weekly. Additional facilities in the building are a noon lunch room, beauty shop and pool. Families are welcome to use the pool.


5.0
February 18, 2021
Anonymous - Child of resident/client
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Review of Brookdale Des Plaines

During the last 3.5 years that my mother has been at Brookdale Des Plaines, our family found the entire staff to be kind, caring, and competent in every way. Her apartment was clean, cheerful, and well maintained. In addition, Brookdale offered a variety of services that made her life (and ours) easier during the difficult time.


5.0
February 4, 2021
Margaret - Sibling of resident/client
Fabulous senior living.

After an adjustment period, my brother says nothing but great things about Brookdale Des Plaines. Every time I speak to him he states how grateful he is to be at Brookdale. They do everything they can to accommodate all tastes and interests.


5.0
January 10, 2021
Angie M - Child of resident/client
Great Choice

Hello: I am a daughter of a resident at Brookdale in DesPlaines IL. My mother has been there for 6 years. I thought it was important for me to let people know who are looking for a place for there loved one, my experience at Brookdale. Even before she moved in the staff did everything they could to find an apartment that would be perfect for her. They have always been very accommodating and helpful no matter what. Covid has been very hard for everyone but the staff that bring her food is very sweet and very helpful she enjoys the food and loves the friends she has made there. They always have had several activities to keep the residents active and happy. All in all I feel that she is in the right place and we are very content with our decision.


5.0
January 10, 2021
Angie M - Child of resident/client
Great choice

Hello: I am a daughter of a resident at Brookdale in DesPlaines IL. My mother has been there for 6 years. I thought it was important for me to let people know who are looking for a place for there loved one, my experience at Brookdale. Even before she moved in the staff did everything they could to find an apartment that would be perfect for her. They have always been very accommodating and helpful no matter what. Covid has been very hard for everyone but the staff that bring her food is very sweet and very helpful she enjoys the food and loves the friends she has made there. They always have had several activities to keep the residents active and happy. All in all I feel that she is in the right place and we are very content with our decision.


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Brookdale Des Plaines has received an average review rating of 4.5 based on 78 reviews. See all reviews.


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