Brookdale of Burr Ridge is more than a place to live. It’s home.
The newly renovated and remodeled building at Plainfield Road and High Grove Blvd. in Burr Ridge is now part of Brookdale – the largest senior living network in the country.
And it’s not just the facility’s expanded therapy gym, private suites and dedicated memory care community that make it such a nice place to call home, said Director of Sales and Marketing MaryBeth Beatty. It’s also the care shown by those who work at Brookdale of Burr Ridge.
Brookdale’s dedicated memory care community, Clare Bridge, is designed completely around keeping residents busy, engaged and happy. Breakfast begins with warm, scented cloths, followed by a day full of activities. Residents bake, play games and participate in interactive computer activities that stimulate their minds and their memories.
Beatty said Brookdale staff gather a detailed personal and family history for each person who chooses Brookdale as their home. That information allows staff to interact with residents on a personal level right from the start.
“We can refer to their life story and bring them to a place or a time that made them happy,” Beatty said.
A maximum of 30 residents live at Clare Bridge. The facility also has 69 private and semi—private assisted living apartments and room for 29 people in its skilled nursing facility.
The Burr Ridge facility is designed to provide for the changing needs of its residents, who can easily move from assisted living to skilled nursing or memory care as needed.
“That truly sets us apart,” Beatty said.
Residents of Brookdale’s assisted living apartments enjoy having a beautiful space of their own, but they also spend plenty of time outside their living quarters. Beatty said residents enjoy frequent outings out into the community, as well as a full schedule of in-house activities that promote socializing and lifelong learning.
Along with classes and entertainment, monthly trivia nights allow friends and family to join residents for a tavern-like experience, complete with cocktails, food, music, and of course, trivia.
Of course, the heart of any happy home is the kitchen, and Beatty said the kitchen at Brookdale consistently turns out some tasty meals.
Beatty invites anyone interested in learning more about Brookdale to join her for lunch.
“Come out and try the food,” she said, and see firsthand all that Brookdale has to offer.
Another opportunity to visit Brookdale is the Grand Re-opening of the skilled nursing facility. The doors will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, and food and entertainment will be offered.
To request a visit, or to attend the Grand Re-opening, call (630) 920-2900.