Perched upon a tranquil lake and immersed in a natural setting, Brookdale Echelon Lake brings the comfort of home for residents to enjoy. With more than two acres of landscaped grounds overlooking our private lake, you can start your morning with a stroll on our walking paths and then a cup of coffee on the porch. Whether you want to join a book club or learn how to paint, you get to choose how you spend your day. When you pursue a life of genuine connection, you’ll find many residents with similar interests as you — making it easy to create newfound friendships and embrace a life that’s rich in meaning.
With both assisted living and memory care services in one place, you’ll have the care you need, when you need it. To those seeking assisted living services, our team offers medication assistance, help with dressing, bathing, housekeeping, meals, and more. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be alerted to any urgent needs. Residents looking for memory care services at Brookdale Echelon Lake receive gentle guidance and visual reminders, providing a safe space for daily engagement. To meet each resident’s level of skill and...
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I checked them out because a friend of mine had a loved one there years ago, but my impression wasn’t great. I thought it was terrible, sort of like an office building, sparse and not homey. The execution of the virtual tour itself was good, but you can make anything look the way you want it to in a picture.
My mom and dad lived here. I cant go into detail of what I experienced but I would not recommend this place especially if you cant visit your parents during this virus pandemic. At this place I would want to visit my parents daily. If you cant do that then its putting the resident at risk.
I would tell my friends it is a nice place and to go. The rooms are big enough for one person. My loved was in a private room. The food was good according to my loved one. The activities included: trips going to the mall, crafts, music, religious services, and more.
Anytime I have a question I ask and they will let me know the answer. I would highly recommend it to friends. The food is good and my loved one enjoys it. My loved one was diagnosed with COVID and made quick response with getting her to the hospital and the transition back to the community. The communication to the family was wonderful during the transitions. The director is [name removed]. Anytime there is a question he makes himself available.
Residents are cared for in a proper manner. Caretakers are friendly and helpful. The sections of Brookdale we have seen are very clean and welll kept.
I visited many assisted living facilities for my mother who was suffering from Alzheimer's. But when I found Brookdale at Echelon Lakes, I knew I had struck gold. The facility is beautiful, the staff (to a person) so friendly, caring, helpful, and welcoming, but most importantly, they offered me the hope no other facility did. My mother was set against going into "one of those places." Every facility I visited expressed concern that they would not be able to take her if she was not willing. I knew my mother's unwillingness was based on irrational fears and I only had to get her there to show her it was the best place for her-- no longer alone, things to do, caring staff looking out for her. Brookdale staff told me "just get her here and we will take it from there." And they delivered. I got my mother transferred there after a second in a week fall at home and a brief hospitalization. They prepared for her a meal of her favorite food and welcomed her with open arms. Photos they took of her on her first few hours showed a smile on her face we had never, in a very long time seen! We visited an Elder Care attorney at the same time to be sure we had all bases covered and the lawyer spoke highly of Brookdale, mentioning their "very robust" memory care program. The staff able to get my mother dressed in street clothes for the first time in a year (she insisted on bed clothes at home), got her participating in activities, and socializing. I wish I had gotten her to Brookdale sooner.
My husband and I want to thank all the loving and caring employees who work at Brookdale for all of their support and concern relating to [name removed]. Sadly, [name removed] passed away on [date removed] at Samaritan Hospice. She had many medical issues. [Name removed] stay at Brookdale started last December 2018. She would always tell me how wonderful everybody was and she never felt alone. God bless all of your staff for giving [name removed] the proper treatment and care she so deserved. I would highly recommend Brookdale Echelon Lake to anyone who needs to place a loved one in an assisted living environment. Again, bless all of you who helped [name removed] have such a pleasant stay. Sincerely yours, [name removed] and [name removed]
Brookdale Echelon Lake has made major improvements to not only the building but the staffing as well. My family needed a place for Dad, he has dementia and we as a family did not know how to care for him anymore. We were in a difficult position because dad only had 1 year of private pay and we could not find a community that would financially accept him, until Brookdale Echelon Lake. My Dad has now been a resident of the building for 3 years and he spent down all his money and is now a medicaid resident. We absolutely love the lake setting the community sits on. We also love the new management team. Brookdale Echelon Lake truly is a blessing.
My aunt was a resident at this place. I was surprised when I first came to visit her, it is an older building so I didn't expect it to kept up so well. This was about 1 year ago. Everyone was so friendly, it smelled like berries when we 1st walked in, my aunt and the others seem to get along with the staff and they looked well taken care of. It has the most beautiful view of the lake. I wish I could live there.
My loved one lived at Brookdale Echelon Lake and she absolutely LOVED her experience. In a trying time in her life, battling cancer, Brookdale Echelon Lake was our families savings grace. We were put at ease from the moment our tour began through-out the entire move. My Mom's concerns about moving into a senior community were answered honestly when we asked hard hitting questions. The staff truly cares about their residents and takes pride in their service. The building serves all walks of life and even accepts Medicaid after 1 year of private pay. This is a niche community, 1 year private pay, water front lake views and close proximity to a shopping mall and the library. My mom felt independent and like she still had a life to live while at Echelon Lake.
I have been so disappointed in Brookdale, Echelon Lake. I blame corporate Brookdale on this. Extremely poor management. Receptionist placed in charge of housecleaning. One custodian leaves and my mom’s room hasn’t been cleaned by staff since. My sisters and I have to clean everytime we go to visit. My mother, who is wheelchair bound- is so often soiled because staff doesn’t come for 30+ minutes after being called. My mother has been told by staff they don’t have time to care for you- we have others to care for besides you. That is all my mother asks of them. Family members shower my mother. We supplement my mom’s meals because of low nutrient meals. I could go one, but don’t think any of it matters. Our elderly are being taken advantage of by large corporations who don’t care and don’t know how to manage facilities housing human beings. They hire staff at minimum wage or slightly above and put our parents at their mercy- of which there is little. I am saddened and sickened that this is where we have placed our mother. Choices are so poor for our beloved parents.
1 year private pay req., once on medicaid would be sharing a studio/1 bath with another resident. $3780/mth, $3000 entry fee
[Removed] was very helpful in reviewing this community and the other Brookdale residences nearby. We determined that Echelon Lake was not the right fit for my father in law.
I have no complaints about the tour I had taken at this community for my loved one. The staff where on time to our appointment and made sure to provide us with lots of great information as well as answer any questions we had for them. I liked the layout out of the over facility and thought it was easy to navigate throughout the building. Overall the staff did a great job and this place was great it was just not the right fit for my dad in the end decision.
Brookdale Echelon Lake is an older but clean establishment. It does need some upkeep. I absolutely give a five-star rating on the staff. They are very friendly and do a good job caring for my Mom. I couldn't ask for a nicer staff. My only complaint is the food. The meals could use a lot of help. There is not enough variety. Last night my Mom did not eat any of the food provided, so I brought her food that she would eat. They offer plenty of activities, my Mom prefers not to participate. She does enjoy people watching. They provide outdoor seating for residents to enjoy the outdoors. They also offer transportation for shopping trips for the residents. Mom is very content at Brookdale Echelon Lake. We feel good that she is in a safe environment.
My tour of this community was a pretty nice one. The community looked nice, and from what I saw everything appeared to be well-kept. The staff was kind, and answered my questions. It was a good experience, and everything went well. I did find another that met our needs better,but my tour went well of this facility.
We had taken a tour of this community for my mother and it was a pleasant experience for us. The staff where on time to our appointment and made sure to give us lots of great information about there facility. The residents seemed to be enjoying them selves and involved in activities throughout the building. It just was not the right location for my mother in the end decision.
I had a good tour of this community. Everything went well, and they were all very kind to my family and myself. The experience went well, and I was satisfied with my tour. The community looked nice and neat. The staff was kind. This is a pretty nice community.
My Mom has dementia and lived there for about a year in the memory care unit. While there are instances of compassion from the employees, this organization is very poorly managed. To give a little background, I live in California but honored my Mom’s wishes that she stay in New Jersey to remain close to her friends, hence the decision to move her into Brookdale Echelon Lake. As my Mom’s only child, I am her legal and financial representative. In August, I received an invoice which showed an increase in Mom's Personal Service Rate (PSR) by $641 per month retroactive to 6 June. I called Brookdale Echelon Lake multiple times to determine the reason for the increase, but received no response. Since I had no response from the local facility, I called Brookdale central billing who said they could not address my question and that I had to contact the local facility. I left more messages for their local business office to call me, but they were not returned and I was not provided an explanation. In September, I traveled to the East Coast and met with Brookdale’s Business Office Manager and several other of the facility’s leadership. During that meeting I was told that there is no requirement to notify me in writing of the increase in PSR, nor obtain my formal acknowledgement of the increase. I pointed out that there was a signature block on the personal service plan for the legal representative, which I had not signed, yet they insisted they had no requirement to obtain my acknowledgement for the change in services. Finally, when I showed them that notification was required according to the Residency Agreement they eventually refunded the money. When I asked why the rate needed to be increased they stated that my Mom required bathroom assistance, which equates to $641 / month. Interestingly enough, I visited with my Mom for several hours that day and not once did I witness a Brookdale aide ask her if she needed help going to the bathroom, nor did anyone actually take her to the bathroom. Several weeks later, a friend of my Mom (who is a Doctor) visited her and told me that “she had to assist my Mom to go the bathroom because the staff was ignoring her” – yes, that was her unsolicited comment to me. According to Mom’s Personal Service Plan dated 6 June 16 the additional funding was in order to "assist resident using the bathroom schedule: approximately every two to four hours during the day and as needed during the night". I could go on, but to close this out, Brookdale informed me that they could no longer accommodate my Mom. She had several unwitnessed falls, and they were becoming increasingly concerned with her safety. I will say that they were very patient as I attempted to find a facility near me in California and moved her closer to me. I finally moved my Mom on 20 October. It is now 11 December, and Brookdale has still not returned the remainder of my Mom’s payment for fees for the rest of October in the amount of $2,600. Looks like I have more phone calls to make this week.
I really enjoy the staff at this community! I love that they offer music all the time because that is what my loved one likes. The staff is caring and always there for my loved one. It is also in a great location. There is a mall and restaurants right across the street where I can take my loved one on outings. The community is always clean and neat.
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