Brookdale North Oaks

300 Village Center Drive, North Oaks, MN 55127


About the community Brookdale North Oaks

If you and your family are considering care for a loved one whose journey involves Alzheimer's or other type of dementia, we can help. At our community, in North Oaks, Minn., we have the experience to understand the complexity of Alzheimer's and dementia at every stage. Memory care services in a safe, comfortable, home-like environment are the unique contribution we can make to your loved one's well-being and quality of life. And for you, there's peace of mind knowing we have trained staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our Alzheimer's and dementia care is called the Clare Bridge program, where each resident is surrounded by others with the same cognitive abilities, to give them the important feeling of fitting in. Clare Bridge focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging, purpose and safety while seeking to preserve a sense of self. More simply, we meet them where they are.

You'll see our residents socializing at parties and other get-togethers, listening to live music, playing board games or creating in our arts & crafts studio. Each of these activities is enjoyable, yes, but they're actually part of a carefully designed care...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Memory care

Pricing for Brookdale North Oaks

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Amenities at Brookdale North Oaks

Community Details at Brookdale North Oaks

Activities Offsite

Activities Onsite

Beautician Onsite

Devotional Services Offsite

Devotional Services Onsite

Indoor Common Areas

Meals Provided

Outdoor Common Areas

Vegetarian


Reviews for Brookdale North Oaks

3.9

(38 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.1

Care services

4.0

Staff

5.0

Meals & dining

5.0

Activities

4.1

Value for cost

3.7

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4.5
September 14, 2021
mary jo - Toured community
my tour

we toured this community and it was a nice tour. They answered all of our questions and was very helpful


5.0
September 3, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community
My Review of Brookdale North Oaks

This community was nice, it was a little too far for us. Also, the rooms felt more like apartments and independent living and my loved one needed more assistance.


5.0
January 25, 2021
Anonymous - Spouse or partner of resident/client
Verified Review
my review

If your loved one needs memory care, a stand-alone memory care facility like this one is the way to go. I would definitely recommend this community to others


3.0
August 11, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Disappointed

I would not recommend them. They are not a locked facility. The alarm goes off but they don't always get to it right away. The day staff is great, always smiling, talking to residents, and engaging the residents. They have a new activities director. They serve a lot of starchy foods and I don't ever see any fresh fruit.


1.0
September 12, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
More than Disappointed

My sister has been a resident at Brookdale of North Oaks for the past few months. The place was chosen by my niece because this was one of the places you recommended. She was told that they are memory care and hospice. However, the words ‘assisted living’ was not mentioned. My sister was terminal due to an aggressive brain tumor. She required skilled care for all her needs. In fact the past six weeks or so she required mechanical lift for her transfers and needed total assist with her activities of daily living cares. My niece was assured that she would have two people to help her at all times. That did not happen since they have been extremely short staffed often...especially the last few weeks. Most of the resident aides did their best but only a couple have had training beyond what the facility taught them. How can you expect that they use good infection prevention or know not to pull someone up by their arms or do a pivot transfer without the use of a transfer belt? I will say that the facility did give training on use of the transfer belt and distributed TBs to each resident after we talked to them. However, I still saw residents being pulled by their arms and ambulating with staff without the use of the belt. Staff wore their soiled gloves from my sisters entire cares and then left the room, most times, with the gloves still on. The used briefs and towels were placed on the floor or they hung them over my sister’s bed board. There were no soap dispensers or alcohol gel available in the room or bathroom. The paper towels were way under the bathroom sink and I didn’t even see that they were there until my sister was there for a few months. They don’t give reports from one shift to another. I asked people working there and they all said they didn’t. Couple examples on why I also believe this to be true: 1) My sister had problems with constipation due to her inactivity and her pain medication, so she required medications. When we would ask if she had any results, we were told that they didn’t know. This happened more than once. 2) In mid July, several residents at the facility had stomach flu. We observed the people get ill and/or were told by staff about ‘so and so’ being sick. I got sick within 24 hours of visiting my sister. The hospice music therapist, my niece and her son also got the symptoms. I went and talked to staff about why they didn’t put outbreak management in place... at least a sign at the door telling visitors they had some GI flu there? I was told that there was no GI flu there. That the only resident who got sick was someone who had diarrhea from taking an antibiotic. I was told that I probably got sick from something I ate. The only thing that the music therapist and my family members had in common is that we had visited Brookdale. I had never even met the music therapist and I didn’t visit my sister at the same time as my other family members. I believe there was no investigation. They wouldn’t have anything written in a report or passed on to next shift because of the lack of communication.The medication aides told me they had a whole one day of training. No wonder why several didn’t know how to administer a suppository or put on a pain patch. The last couple weeks, they finally had some LPNs scheduled, but prior to that there was no nurse around after the day shift on week days and none on the weekend. Again, I think the aides did the best they could with what training they had but I do NOT think that you (A place for mom) should be recommending nor should the assisted living facilities accept residents who are heavy skilled care. I am extremely dissatisfied with the administration and the care that my sister received


2.0
September 11, 2019
Kathryn Goucher - Loved one of resident/client
Poorly Managed/Extremely short staffed

My sister was there for 5 months. Unlike other familys that tend to drop off their loved one & only come every once in a while, we are a very big loving family that was represented most all day every day so we saw everything first hand. At the beginning it wasn't too bad, but there were certainly issues as I am certain they weren't used to our level of involvement. We resolved those issues, and a new General Manager was brought in. [name removed] is a true phony, She was sweet as she could be to our face, but I tend to believe that she more than stretched the truth. The staffing was seriously depleted, and she had every excuse in the book. Naturally, it was everyone but her fault. She started firing her best most caring personnel for the most foolish reasons. None of which could possibly been verified. I truly believe she is a corporate woman who's only concern is the bottom line. This is not the type of facility that I would ever want to be a resident of or take one of my loved ones too.


3.5
February 6, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Kind and Caring

Exceptionally helpful and kind staff. Always respectful and cheerful with the residents. Happy we found this place. A charming atmosphere. Just wish the rooms had room for a small table and a tiny refrigerator to make it more like home.


5.0
July 6, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
They Were Too Far For Me

I had a tour and got to see the staff. They looked like they were trained and knew what to do for the residents. They were just too far in distance and I did like them.


4.0
May 16, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
So cozy!

I am very impressed with Brookdale! The facility is clean and has a very cozy feel to it. The staff are amazing! The are so nice, patient and willing to cater to residents' needs and requests. I knew almost immediately that this was going to be a great fit!


5.0
May 3, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My husbands care

This is a nice community with outstanding care. We like that they are always caring and they do keep me informed on his progress. The community is clean and we like the menu with the choices that are very appealing. They have activities that are offered to all of the residents. I have recommended this community to other families for the outstanding care and value for a loved one.


5.0
May 1, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Comfort for dad!

My father is doing great, they are taking good care of him and keeping him safe. The facility is clean in organized every time that I visit. They are able to accommodate him and his needs.


4.0
April 10, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A good tour!

My tour of Brookdale North Oaks went very well. The community was clean and everyone there was very friendly. It was a good experience but they did not have a set fee and it was not in our desired location.


5.0
March 25, 2017
Judy D. - Loved one of resident/client
Incredible Staff & Family Support

Dear Brookdale North Oaks Staff, Our family would like to thank all the staff for the care, concern, and love you gave my Mother-In-Law in the last phase of her life. Thank you for all your prayers, and allowing her to die with grace and most of all dignity. She was only there for about 5 months, but she could not have been in a better place. Shelly you were instrumental in getting her into Brookdale, thank you for crossing my path. I DO believe that was Devine intervention!! It's tough to care for the aging, but you all seem to do it so effortlessly, and with so much love and genuine concern. Angels, that's what you all are! I will praise and promote Brookdale of North Oaks any chance I get, your facility and staff are fantastic. Kind Regards, [Removed]


4.0
March 24, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

My loved one is doing fine, but we are not still 100% sure if this is the best place for him. He is very active in all of the games and things they do. The reason we chose this community was because it's closer to my home and other loved ones.


4.0
March 23, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Care and comfort

I liked this community. The staff are nice and caring. They need some organization assistance. The community is clean and well maintained. They do offer a lot of great activities that are offered to the residents who want to participate with the others residents. We would recommend this community for other families.


4.0
February 16, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Great Staff

My Mom has only been there a couple weeks but I have to say they have done a wonderful job with getting her out of her room and participating in activities. The staff is very welcoming.


5.0
February 7, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
They Were So Compassionate

The staff were very compassionate and the care was very good. My wife was in pretty bad shape when we moved her into this community and she passed away. I would recommend them to a family or friend.


5.0
November 13, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

Cannot say enough about Brookdale North Oaks, their staff and the care that our loved one is receiving! I would highly recommend this dementia care community to other family members and friends. All of the staff is very friendly and truly cares about all the residents.


5.0
October 18, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

We are very impressed with Brookdale North Oaks! The staff is very attentive, caring and professional. They made the transition very smooth and we can't say enough about the environment, meals and how comfortable and at ease we are as a family with the decision we made to go with Brookdale North Oaks. Thank you!


4.0
October 4, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A good community!!

I have good communication with the staff at this community. The restrictions at this community are for memory care residents and I do not think they work for my loved one. They have been accommodating and working with me to change the restrictions for him. They are great about trying to make sure he has food he likes to eat as he thinks the food is to bland. I would recommend this community for people with Dementia and Alzheimer's. This community is clean. The activities are to simple for them.


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