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Brookdale Desert Ridge

4050 East Bluefield Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032
8.5
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40 reviews

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4.0
Review for Brookdale Desert Ridge

Our experience at Brookdale Desert Ridge has been good overall but it was a little bumpy at firstWe picked this facility because of location (safe neighborhood) price, and the fact that Brookdale has a large company that can be appealed to if there are problems with the local facility. The other residents are generally friendly and the facility has good activities.... Read more

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About the facility Brookdale Desert Ridge

Find the personalized memory care programming and assisted living services you or your loved one needs to excel and thrive, here at Brookdale Desert Ridge. Thanks to the compassionate care team, round-the-clock security measures, and diverse amenities, residents can embrace peace of mind in their new, cozy home. Rest assured, staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be alerted to an emergency, and an alert system is also used. To simplify residents’ to-do lists each day, Brookdale assists with transportation, errands, meals, and home maintenance. Assistance with activities of daily living like bathing, medication management, and other personal tasks, are provided as needed. Plus, residents in memory care receive an additional layer of care, which includes gentle guidance and reminders, as well as tailored activities to provide feelings of belonging. While tedious chores and care services are managed, residents are free to take advantage of community perks including the concierge service, beauty/barber shop, postal services, and general store.

Community Services and Amenities

Residents here can participate in daily activities with peers or enjoy the amenities solo — there are plenty of choices. Check out a book from the library, meditate in the chapel, or unwind in the...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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8.5
Review Score
40 reviews

Review Score

40 reviews
8.5

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5 star

43%

4 star

30%

3 star

18%

2 star

8%

1 star

3%

A Place for Mom has scored Brookdale Desert Ridge with 8.5 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 15 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Brookdale Desert Ridge has 40 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4 out of 5.

How we score communities
Cleanliness

4.2

Friendliness

4.3

Meals & Dining

3.8

Care Services

4.1

Activities

4.0

Staff

4.3

Value for Cost

4.0

Overall Experience
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4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 5, 2024
Verified Review
Review for Brookdale Desert Ridge

Our experience at Brookdale Desert Ridge has been good overall but it was a little bumpy at firstWe picked this facility because of location (safe neighborhood) price, and the fact that Brookdale has a large company that can be appealed to if there are problems with the local facility. The other residents are generally friendly and the facility has good activities.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
December 13, 2023
Verified Review
Brookdale Desert Ridge review

Some concerns about being able to get in touch with staff. Nicely done when it comes to the cleanliness, - sometimes the hallways have an odor that smells like diapers thought it was food but it was not -maybe the trash needs to be put out more often- was not the best presentation when our family came to visit Mom for the holiday. But they keep Mom's room very clean! Always greet at the entry - and staff in halls always great or acknowledge. Quality of care - this one is tough - when you have contact with a staff member - the level of care is really good. At first, Mom was very happy but not so much lately - she seems that food has gotten worse--not clearly defined yet - we are going to address this with a meeting we are going to set up. Overall when I was there it was OK. We looked at other places - you get what you pay for - but I still think it's too high

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

3

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


4.0
Tracy - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
November 20, 2023
Verified Review
Review for Brookdale Desert Ridge

I'd tell them it was really nice and that their family member would be well taken care of. We picked this community because of the location and price.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

4

Activities

2

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


4.0
LT - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
November 7, 2023
Verified Review
Review for Brookdale Desert Ridge

It's a nice facility. The people have been very friendly so far and I would recommend it. We picked this community because of the price and proximity and people there.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
November 6, 2023
Verified Review
"Brookdale at Desert Ridge, the perfect and affordable place for our Mom.

We have nothing negative to say. All aspects of the community are very positive. The staff is very warm and helpful! In reference to the food, my mother had not spoken about it and I have not eaten there. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this community to others!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Sarah - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
October 16, 2023
Verified Review
Review for Brookdale Desert Ridge

We picked this community because of proximity to where I live & friendliness of staff. I would recommend to others.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


3.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
August 8, 2023
Verified Review
Tour experience

We toured with Brookdale Desert Ridge and it was a nice place, but what they offered was not as much as [facility name removed].

Response from Brookdale Desert Ridge

August 9, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Your feedback will be shared with management.


2.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
August 1, 2023
Verified Review
Hoping for improvements

It's been a rocky start. They're under staffed right now, and made a large billing error. It's been worked out, but overall the facility seems to be in transition right now. I would still 100% recommend based on affordability and value of what you get for it. It is a larger facility, so there are many selections for friends.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

3

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Staff

3

Value for Cost

4

Response from Brookdale Desert Ridge

August 1, 2023

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.


3.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
July 19, 2023
Verified Review
Brookdale Desert Ridge

Base on our families experience with Brookdale Desert Ridge the staff members are friendly, but there are some areas that need improvement - such as organization, communication and overall staffing.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

2

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3

Response from Brookdale Desert Ridge

July 20, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Your feedback will be shared with management.


2.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
June 27, 2023
Verified Review
Hope they got their act together and listed to complaints

We were not happy with Brookdale staff - so we moved our mom. Unlocked doors at night because the lock was broken- two staff members for the whole place at night and they were good but overwhelmed. Always said there would be activities but it rarely happened even after they hired someone rood over 3 weeks for her to do anything. I led exercise a couple times because the ladies came and no teacher. Nice facility but cockroaches in bathroom and closet are hard to ignore. There are always having a staff meeting-every day for hours. There is a broken lock on the front door. Not enough night staff and activity director hired and then didn't do anything for 3 weeks. Nurse was hard to get ahold of until we gave notice we were leaving. They found a good one I hope.

Response from Brookdale Desert Ridge

June 29, 2023

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.


4.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
May 23, 2023
Verified Review
Tour experience

I toured with Brookdale Desert Ridge. The location of this facility was not great. The view looked at office buildings. There was not really any outside area to sit and enjoy. These are the main reasons we did not choose Brookdale.


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
May 22, 2023
Verified Review
Review for Brookdale Desert Ridge

We picked this community, because I visited two places. Desert Ridge is bright and cheery. I would recommend Desert Ridge. I am concerned the elevator has needed to be repaired a few times. Also, how the residents in wheelchairs would get out of the building in the case of fire.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Linnea - Family/Friend
Memory Care
April 12, 2023
Verified Review
Comfort and Safety for your Loved One

The facility is beautifully maintained. There are no odd odors. I know that sounds weird, but some of the other facilities I toured just smelled musty. The housekeeping of my loved one's room is wonderful. He has to use depends, so they make sure they take his trash out every morning. The staff is amazing. Not only do they take excellent care of my loved one during the initial visits and drop off, they also took care of us! The food is delicious. And you can even eat with your loved one anytime you want. There are snacks during the day and so many fun activities. Even though my loved one is in Memory Care, they have some thing for them to do every day. I cannot recommend Brookdale Desert Ridge enough. I feel so fortunate that we found them.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


3.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
September 6, 2022
Verified Review
a nice community

We really like our loved ones room, it is really nice and well laid out. However they could work to improve on the activities there is just nothing really going on there

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

3

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

2

Staff

3

Value for Cost

3

Response from Brookdale Desert Ridge

September 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.


4.0
LS - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
March 1, 2022
Verified Review
Wonderful Place to Put Your Loved One

Our loved one was there for a short stay due to increasing health issues. But I Thought the community was very supportive and helpful. The process was very easy, and they made it convenient for us. And the facility was very clean as well.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

5

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4.5


4.5
Janis Flavin - Family/Friend
Memory Care
July 23, 2020
Verified Review
Great fit for my mom and and affordable

It is a very nice facility. My mom is in the memory care and she is happy there. The caregivers are very nice and we know them well. We chose community because it was nice, it was affordable, and it is close to our family, We feel very fortunate that we were able to get moved our mom into this community. I would definitely recommend this community to other families.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
June 22, 2020
Verified Review
Be careful before sign a contract

We signed a contract because there was a special going on and we were told we only had a couple days to decide. We decided a a week later that it wasn't going to be a good fit and and we needed to consider another alternative, They said we signed a contract and they wouldn't refund us anything and keep the $4600 even though we never moved there.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

3

Activities

4

Value for Cost

3


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
February 12, 2020

The facility was clean and seemed well organized. People were friendly. Had that "down home" informal feel, which was something my mother would enjoy. [Name removed] was very informative and pleasant. Did not like the location itself very much. Very little outdoor space for enjoying nature. Surrounded by buildings and concrete. Overall, my mother would not have been enthusiastic about Brookdale.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
February 1, 2019

I liked the facility, the people were very nice and they are pet friendly. I really like the fact that they take the residents out shopping so life can seem somewhat normal.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Jeff S - Family/Friend
Memory Care
November 13, 2018
Respite stay

The staff at a Place for Mom was great. Very courteous, understanding and professional. The respite stay at Brookdale Desert Ridge was very nice. The staff was helpful, kind, loving and did a great job. I trust them with my Mom. If needed, we would stay there again.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


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Brookdale Desert Ridge offers Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedrooms and Semi-Private. Learn more.

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Call (602) 996-6268 to reach a resident at Brookdale Desert Ridge.

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