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Brookdale Spruce Wood

25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH 03824

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MF - Loved one of resident/client
5.0
Welcome to your home town place.

It's a very open, very comforting place. It feels like an old Victorian home. The people that I've met have all been very nice, and it seems my loved one has made a lot of friends already. I feel like they offer plenty of activities, but maybe they could improve on getting her to be more active in participating.... Read more

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About the facility Brookdale Spruce Wood

Located two short miles from beautiful downtown Durham and the University of New Hampshire, you can find Brookdale Spruce Wood. Here, residents have access to a variety of shops, restaurants, and museums, as well as boat cruises and local excursions to the seacoast and mountains. Whether you’re seeking independent living, assisted living, or memory care, Brookdale Spruce Wood’s compassionate team members can help you age gracefully in place. With multiple levels of care, residents can easily pursue their dream or their desired lifestyle. If care is needed, residents will be given a comprehensive plan that includes an assessment and outline of care services. Care plans are adaptable and will be adjusted accordingly if health issues change or evolve. Assistance with activities of daily living such as grooming, bathing, dressing, medication management, and more, are also offered, to help simplify your days.

Residents and families can find additional comfort knowing trained team members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be alerted to any emergencies. In addition to care and heightened security measures, residents can look forward to nutritious homemade meals; assistance with housekeeping, laundry, and home maintenance; and planned daily activities. With less chores and errands, you’ll...

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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.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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4.1

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3.9

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3.0

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1.0

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4.1

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5.0
August 2, 2021
MF - Loved one of resident/client
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Welcome to your home town place.

It's a very open, very comforting place. It feels like an old Victorian home. The people that I've met have all been very nice, and it seems my loved one has made a lot of friends already. I feel like they offer plenty of activities, but maybe they could improve on getting her to be more active in participating.


5.0
April 7, 2021
Jeffrey D - Toured community
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My review of Brookdale

Brookdale is a beautiful facility and we liked it, it just had a more corporate-like feel to it. They do have the option to transition based on your type of care which we liked.


1.0
March 24, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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I would not recommend

I do not recommend Brookdale Spruce Wood at all. They have gone through 3 directors since their time here and the nursing staff is very unresponsive to my father in assisted living. They have gone through at least 3 chefs and he was getting frozen pizza for meals, so it is not good quality foods which is what they need. I will sometimes see other family members here when I drop off food and they are taking their loved ones out of the facility because it is so bad. I would not recommend to others looking.


5.0
February 23, 2021
anonymous - Toured community

Enjoyed our tour and the place is beautiful, clean and cheery. Out presenter was knowledgeable and we really feel like this would be a good fit. Will be looking into Brookdale more.


2.0
January 25, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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My families experience

When we took our initial tour, and based off the only other time we were able to visit the community was kept very clean and just overall very lovely. However, our one great concern we had, was shortly after our loved one moved in, all the administrative staff we interviewed with left all around the same time. The director, maintenance man and the head nurse all left. There was also a high number of temporary help, so we started to lose confidence.


5.0
October 7, 2020
Russ Bernstein - Loved one of resident/client
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The best facility around for non dementia patients regarding the price, but for memory loss patients its much more expensive

The staff members at Brookdale were very nice and very accommodating. The food they serve is very good. The rooms are nice, but our loved one was moved into the memory care facility where she was placed into a double room which she did not like. One thing we did learn about this community was that there was an 804 and an 805 facility. The 804 facility was much cheaper, very open, they residents were able to walk freely and come and go as they please. However the 805 was more isolated since it was for the memory care and much more expensive, it was doubled the price.


5.0
May 30, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

Extremely impressed with professionalism, organization and staff attiitude. Provided the best overall care options for the communities we visited.


5.0
November 10, 2018
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Right place, right time

Brookdale was the right place at the right moment for my parents who lived independently into their 90s. They recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in safety and comfort in their new small Durham apartment.


5.0
October 8, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

We (wife & me) are touring assisted living communities for her parents. We very much enjoyed being greeted by a resident of Brookdale. Then after talking with the resident we meet [name removed] our tour guide who was so helpful in explaining and showing Brookdale independent and assisted living areas to us. Brookdale is has very comfortable apartments and community areas. Hope to return soon with my in-laws to take another tour.


4.0
May 9, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

Would like a larger apartment living room. Everything else was very good and housekeeping and cleanliness meticulous. Friendly, staff and residents.


3.5
November 13, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
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Brookdale Spruce Wood

I toured Brookdale, and I thought it was a very nice community. However, it’s a big place, and I was uncomfortable with the fact that it was situated across two floors and my mother would have to use an elevator to get around. I thought she’d be more comfortable in a single floor community.


5.0
August 4, 2017
anonymous - Toured community

Today Mom made the choice to become part of the Brookdale community. She absolutely loved it and it meets her healthcare needs perfectly. The community is very beautiful with a warm-family oriented feeling. The move will be a difficult one for her but the kindness of the residents and the staff at the Brookdale will certainly make it easier for her.


3.5
July 11, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Spacious Rooms!!

My mother has recently moved into this community and out of all the different ones we had looked at this one was by far her favorite. She has a spacious suite with a comfortable bedroom and living room as well as a little kitchen. She has had no complaints about the meals and enjoys participating in some of the activities they offer through out the week. I have a peace of mind with her being there and would recommend it to anyone.


4.0
February 25, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
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A great tour!

The Brookdale Spruce Wood was a very nice place. The staff was all friendly and the tour guide was knowledgeable. We chose another community because of personal preference.


0.5
February 23, 2017
Sharan Moore - Loved one of resident/client
Very scary experience at Brookdale Sprucewood

Looks can be very deceiving. Don't risk your loved ones life like I did by falling for pretty decor and nice fake smiles. Their main concern is profit. My Dad lived there for only 2 months and I am very grateful that I was able to be there every day and see what really goes on there. We found his blood pressure meds on the floor and in the bed. His BP was sky high, he could have had a stroke and died there. Asking for them to take BP and got a lot of excuses why they can't get a reading until we start heading out the door to ER. They clearly had a lot to hide judging by the way they acted when I asked for Dads medical records. Property of the patient according to NH bill of rights, page 2 sec.10. They refused to give them to us. Had to call NH Ombudsman. When I finally received the records there was a lot of missing info. No daily vitals. No medication administration records. No BP records for month of Jan when problems occurred. No notes from CNA or RN in resident log except 5 entries by the director of nursing. Seems very odd that for Dec there was 5 pages of notes by various staff but January the only person who had time to write in Dads log was the DON????? The whole experience really just felt slimy. Fake smiles covering up an lot of inadequate care and very understaffed. Had other issues getting help with daily activities also but not life threatening like the mismanagement of medication.


4.0
November 7, 2016
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Location, location, location!

The people here are great. They gave a very insightful tour and knew what they were talking about. The community looked like it was kept up. The residents were out and about and the staff was involved. The location just was not what we wanted.


5.0
September 3, 2015
Anxious Daughter - Toured community
Verified Review
Just what I was looking for!

Since my first communication with this facility, I have been very pleased. Everyone is helpful, professional and the quality of the environment is very nice. I found it to be an ideal setting for my Mother.


3.5
June 19, 2015
Doreen P. - Loved one of resident/client
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Mom doing ok in Memory Care Unit at Emeritus at Sprucewood

Overall we're happy with Emeritus at Sprucewood. My mom is in the memory care unit and the care my mom is getting seems good. She has on different clothes each time I see her so I do think she is clean. I like the activities they do with the patients. The food is ok. My only complaint, so far, is that I feel cleanliness could be better. You have to look at a chair before you sit on it because patients do drop food on the chairs. I understand that is going to happen but I don't think they are cleaned on a regular basis. My mom's bathroom definitely needs cleaning. Of course, my main concern is that my mom is taken care of and she does seem happy there. We definitely try to check in on her frequently because we want to make sure she is ok and being taken good care of.


5.0
May 1, 2015
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Nice place!

We toured this community while looking into care options for a loved one. Emeritus at Spruce Wood seemed like a very nice place, overall! The people here were great, and the community itself was beautiful, clean, and well kept. They're definitely worth a look for anyone looking into care in the area!


1.0
January 26, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Not a good experience

We did not have a good experience with Emeritus at all. The facility itself looks nice enough, but they just don't put a lot of effort into the care. They just gather them all into a room and leave them there for most of the day. My loved one did not do well here at all, and we decided to find another facility after a few weeks.

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