Moving somewhere new can be scary, especially if the move feels as permanent as an assisted living facility. The choice to put a loved one in a place outside of their original home is certainly a big one, and it takes a lot of careful planning and discussion.
There’s never a bad time to start planning for senior living for your loved one or even for yourself. It takes time to decide what you will want and need during retirement. However, the consensus about living at Brookdale is that residents wish they had moved in sooner. The friendly and attentive staff at Brookdale is ready to welcome you right now.
When you move into Brookdale Senior Living, you can rest assured that you’re getting so much more than a normal nursing home. Brookdale is a community, with an emphasis on connection, relationships, and quality care. The living experience at Brookdale is customized by and for each resident. If you want a personal studio, Brookdale has it. If you want a spacious villa with multiple bedrooms, it’s all yours! Whatever you need, Brookdale is there to provide it and make you feel completely at home. And you only pay for the services you need, so you can customize your experience based on your budget.
Moving into Brookdale amid a new normal
COVID-19 took a toll on many people because social isolation led to feelings of loneliness and depression. Seniors struggle with those feelings more than other demographics because they often live alone and may start losing friends to old age. Feeling lonely and socially isolated can put seniors at risk of developing dementia or other serious medical conditions. To reverse those trends, Brookdale prioritizes socialization, forming new friendships, nourishing family connections, and creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
It may seem like the worst days of COVID-19 are behind us, but it’s natural to still feel wary about in-person interaction. If you don’t feel comfortable socializing in person, which is allowed at Brookdale now, residents can utilize video call apps like FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom to help residents stay in touch with family, loved ones, or their best friend next door.
Living in a fun, social, and safe place sounds perfect, but it’s one thing to idealize and another thing to accomplish. Brookdale constantly monitors state guidelines to keep residents and staff safe while everyone enjoys themselves at the on-site fitness center, game rooms, art studio, theatre, beauty salon, holiday parties, and happy hours.
Family and friends of current residents will always be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, but after that, they are welcome in the resident’s apartment or designated visiting areas. Staff members use personal protective equipment at all times, and they continue to apply enhanced infection control and cleaning protocols to prevent infection. Vaccine clinics are 100% complete in all communities, and various partnerships allow Brookdale to offer the vaccines to residents, associates, and healthcare professionals. If you're not vaccinated yet, Brookdale can help you find your vaccine at vaccinefinder.org.
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