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About Brookdale Geary Street
Brookdale Geary Street is the right choice for seniors who want to stay independent, but also get the care they need. We are located in Albany, Albany. Our residents are close to some of the best local scenery and attractions available in the area. Restaurants, events, and activities also give seniors plenty to choose from.
We create a comfortable lifestyle by concentrating on you and your loved ones. We will create a specialized level of care that meets your needs. Our community is filled with people just like you. Our residents rest easy knowing that they live in a safe, worry free environment that allow them lead dignified lives. Friends and relatives are always welcome to come visit you join you for meal in the dining area.
Brookdale Geary Street Assisted Living and Memory Care
Assisted living and memory care are both provided at Brookdale Geary Street with unique plans that meet every senior’s needs.
There are numerous styles of private and semi-private senior living residences available here. Residences have living room, bathrooms, and activities areas. Our experienced staff share the passion for making sure all Albany residents enjoy a high quality of life. We develop relationships one resident and one family at a time. The selection of meals at Brookdale Geary Street are the results of many years of experience crafting menus. Our cooking staff constantly strives to make sure the dining experience is the best at our community.
Brookdale Geary Street Amenities & Services
Outdoor Common Areas, Activities Offsite, Meals Provided, Beautician Onsite, Vegetarian, Indoor Common Areas, Devotional Services Offsite, Devotional Services Onsite, Activities Onsite and other perks are available to all residents. Seniors enjoy the comfort of their new home while our friendly, well-trained staff is available for anything they may need or want.
We know that seniors need varying degrees of help as they get older, but still want to feel independent. Our facility has Minimum Age of Accepted Residents, Activities Onsite, Devotional Services Available, Indoor Common Areas, Meals Provided, Aging in Place, Nurses on Staff, Podiatrist Available, Physical Therapy Available, Occupational Therapy Available, Speech Therapy Available, Complimentary Transportation, Activities Offsite, Outdoor Common Areas, Beauty & Barber Services, Pets Allowed, No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors, No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors, Wheelchair Accessible Showers, Hospice Available, Respite Available, Resident Parking Available, Male Residents Accepted, Female Residents Only, Doctor on Call, Nurse on Call, Dentist Available and other assistance. We try to make sure that each resident is able to maintain a full life while staying with us.
Residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. Our structured program helps all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many of our activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. We make sure the activities are fun and entertaining.
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Brookdale Geary Street – Reviews
(Part 1) Brookdale on Geary Street in Albany, Oregon,Testimonial This is Dennis Davis, age 80, an in good health. I only take a few OTC medications. Years ago, I had a herniated disk with associated discomfort. The disk gradually improved. As a consequence, I favored my back and ended up using a cane or walker. I am doing physical therapy to regain muscle tone. My wife, Sandra, is 79. Years ago, she fell and broke both ankles, a leg, and an arm. After she was put back together, she could not walk. She is wheelchair bound. She takes several medications, prescription and OTC. I take care of her. We lived in the Albany area in a 3,000 sq. ft. + remodeled school house on an acre for 48 years. We collected a lot of stuff. The one acre was landscaped. I reached a point where I could not take care of the yard, the wife, and do all of the household chores. We decided to move to Assisted Living. We have been at Brookdale on Geary Street for 8 months. We like living here. I still take care of Sandy. We also have two small dogs. There are several floor plans available. Our floor plan is 700 + sq. ft. Ours has 2 living areas. That is where we have the TV, dog beds and recliners. In the other, smaller, living area, we have Sandy’s hospital bed. The kitchen area is at one end of the first area. There is no stove. Brookdale prepares the meals. The bathroom has a door. The bedroom has a door. Living areas – There are windows in both areas. There is also a door with windows that goes out to our patio area. The patio has a cement floor and is enclosed with a fence with no outside entry. The flooring is the same for all of the apartment except for the bedroom. It is an attached rug. The flooring is vinyl simulated dark wood design. There is one air conditioner – heater for the apartment. It does a fine job located in the living area. When we moved in, the ac was not working properly. After I demonstrated what was wrong, maintenance quickly replaced the unit. Works fine. We have two fans, one by Sandy’s bed and one in the bedroom. We use these to move the air into the living area. There are no hot or cold areas in the apartment. The TV and computer inlets are supplied by Xfinity. When we installed our wall-mounted TV, I had Xfinity install the latest modems. There is a learning curve for the TV remote. Bathroom – The shower stall looks like a porcupine with all of the hand rails. The floor of the shower stall sloops to the drain. There is no front lip. It is easy to maneuver her bath cart into the shower area. It has a hand-held wand with several adjustments. The Resident Assistants (RA) give her the bath twice a week. Kitchen – Lots of storage space. There is a microwave and a small refrigerator. We brought plates, glasses, and utensils from the house, but seldom use them. What cups, glasses, and utensils we use are washed daily. Apartment cleaning is done weekly. I use several different condiments on my food. Sandy likes to shop online. We have several condiments stored in the kitchen. I like hot sauce. I put it on everything – eggs, casseroles, vegetables, etc. She keeps me well supplied. Laundry – We treat laundry as a need to get it done basis. We have a laundry hopper with wheels. The RA’s like that. We call via a fob. This is a fob, that when you press the button, an RA will show up. The laundry is done and returned, folded. They will even put it away for you. Security – One can keep the apartment door locked all the time. We have not had an incident where we regretted not having the apartment door locked. The RA’s and Med Techs all have pass keys. If the fob button is pushed, someone will show up to talk to you face to face. Everyone enters the building via the front door. The door is locked. If entry is desired, the doorbell is depressed. One of the staff will come to the door to allow entry. If needed, check in is done at the front desk. There is outside lighting. If face masks are required, they will be donned at the front desk.
(Part 2) Meals – Good food is important. As individuals, we have individual taste preferences. The kitchen delivers very good meals. Taste preference can be adjusted with a wee bit of condiments. The breakfast menu follows a weekly schedule. Several adjustments can be done to the menu. Eggs can be prepared several ways. Scrambled is the default. Toast preferences can also be requested. White toast is the default. Wednesday is biscuits and sausage gravy day, my favorite. Instead of toast, I include a bare biscuit with butter and jelly on the side. The lunch menu has 4 - 5 entrees, 4 – 5 accompaniments and 3 - 4 deserts. The dinner menu is similar to the lunch menu with soup being added. The ingredients are excellent. The portions are generous. The accompaniments are usually some sorts of vegetables. The entrée quality is very good – no excessive fat, no gristle, no excessive bones. Some of our favorites – tacos, pizza, lasagna, pork roast, ribs with BBQ sauce, chicken with BBQ sauce, beef pot pie, ham, shepherd’s pie, baked salmon, cod, chicken fried steak, macaroni and cheese, stuffed peppers, stuffed cabbage, and Cobb salad. The vegetables are of good quality – no wilt, no green, no over ripe. Some of our favorites – snow peas, beet and apple salad, spinach, potato salad, cole slaw, carrots, garden salad, potatoes, and mushrooms. A lot of different beverages are available at each meal. Upon request, the standard condiments are available. Selections are available that are not on the menu – hamburgers, hot dogs, ham and cheese, and ice cream. Staff – The Resident Assistance personnel are very courteous, helpful, and willing to do unusual requests. They replaced the battery in one of our fire alarms. They volunteered to walk our dogs when the weather was nasty. At one point, I had a dead battery in my vehicle in the parking lot. They jumpered the battery for me. They have a regular task routine – tidy up, make the beds, empty the trash, etc. They do not gossip. They respond quickly when the call button is used. The med techs deliver the medication on a scheduled time frame. They make sure the medication is taken. I skinned my arm. When the med tech saw my attempt at first aid and a bandage, she insisted that she would re-do my wound dressing. This was done. The dressing was changed often, the scraped skin cleaned, and ointment was applied. I survived. Maintenance – They fix what has to be fixed. Had a light bulb go out on one of the ceiling lights. They replaced the incandescent bulb with an LED bulb. Then they replaced all of the lights in the apartment with LED bulbs. They mounted our TV on the wall. Administration – Courteous, helpful, and willing to listen. Over time, I have had questions and suggestions. All of the administration folks have responded to my inquiries. They demonstrate they are here to assist the residents. They keep this place running. That involves inventory control, resident medical assistance, personnel training, outside folks visitation, and making assisted living enjoyable. That has been accomplished. Covid virus – We moved in during the Covid virus pandemic. We have submitted to three separate nasal swabs. The med techs take our skin temperature and oxygen level daily. The meeting areas and dining area were closed. Group Activities were curtailed. All of the staff wore face masks and shields. Outside of the apartment, residents wore masks and maintained the 6 foot separation. We did not mind the restrictions as they were in place before we became residents. We received our flu shots at Brookdale. How convenient. We received our Covid virus vaccination shots at Brookdale. How very convenient. The restrictions have been lessened. The dining area and meeting areas have been opened. The resident activities have been opened – exercise, Bingo, word search, movies, and reminiscing.
My time there was mainly a very positive experience. The ED is supportive. If I was feeling overwhelmed and near tears she would drop what she was doing to save the day.Due to Covid, the staff could not go into other units. All of the staff was at the AL side which made the MC unit feel isolated. No fault of the company. My training really lacked. But, again no fault of the companys.The floor staff working incredibly hard. As in all facilities, they are under paid.A couple of issue were deal breakers for me. I was expected to make sales call, attend sales meetings, and do virtual tours. It was hard enough to do medical care without adding this to work list. They have a sales person. Let them do the sales and let the medical staff take care of their own business.The other issue was the never ending staff calling in. Between all the paperwork, sales, useless sales meeting, and finding coverage left me no time to do patient care. This went against my work ethicsThis doesnt make for a bad company. It was just something I could not live with.Over all.. a hard working staff at a hard working company. When Im old and in need of help I would have no problem living at Brookdale.
From the day I walked in I felt at home and apart of their family. The management team helped guide me through a very difficult time with my mother in law. We knew this was the place to move her after my first visit. All interactions with staff from the housekeepers, cooks, care staff, and management have been great. I eat with them 2-3 times a week and the food is top notch. They recently had a remodel and it is beautiful. They are an answer to prayers!
My Nana Claire has been here since December 2019. We are very grateful to Brookdale for the care she receives. Our family was caring for Nana until it became too much. They have teams of people attending to her every need and because of that she gets better care than we could give ourselves. Also the grounds and buildings are safe environments for her to move around blind with walker without getting hurt. I just got off the phone with her and she was bragging about the flourless chocolate cake. She tells me the menu every time I call. She loves the food. This is good because she did not approve of my exotic ethnic cooking at my house. Shes healthy and happy. Theyve done a great job keeping Covid19 out and protecting residents. Thank you Brookdale.
My dad has lived with the kind & generous folks at Brookdale Geary for nearly 2 years. The level of care they provide is simply astounding and they do it with care and love!
Couldnt be happier to work with these amazing people. Teamwork is what it is all about. Hi Im Julie and Im the new LPN at Claire Bridge. I cant wait to meet all of you. Thank you for allowing me to love your loved ones.
Ive had the pleasure of meeting several employees of Brookdale Geary street. They all go above and beyond for their residents as they would their own family. The staff at this community sets the bar higher for all care communities. I would consider this as an option for myself as I age and would have peace of mind calling this community home for any of my loved ones.
This an amazing care facility. I high recommend Brookdale for any family that is looking for care for a loved one. Thank you Brookdale staff for your daily dedication and sacrifices today and everyday.
My nana has been there now for a few months. She says she is very happy there. She loves the food and many of the activities. I have had great interactions with all staff and residents. So far it has been a great fit. The only complaint she has had is not getting her showers all the time on time, she is getting them, just not when she thought she should, would every time. Not a major thing at all, but something we are watching for now. Overall it has been a great experience for all of us 🙂
This place is pretty nice friendly staff and most of all my grandma is actally really happy here even thought she dont want to live in a senoir center
it is amazing there good food and more my mom works there to
We have a relative here. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
I love how attentive and caring the staff are and go the extra mile to provide for the needs of the patients! The facility is beautiful with lots of natural light and an open feel! The activities are diverse, creative and purposeful and include family when visiting! There is always room for improvement in this type of facility and have experienced there willingness to listen and make adjustments wherever needed!
friendly family feeling place to be
This place is one of the best senior living communities I have ever seen. Staff is truly caring and compassionate, they care for all the resident and make sure that top quality care is provided. If I had to choose a place for my loved ones to stay with security, knowing they will be safe and treated good this will always be my first pick.P.S. When brookdale hires an employee they must sign agreeing to random UAs (Urine Analysis) testing for drugs and alcohol, if you are asked to take a UA while employed through brookdale and you refuse thats automatic termination. Management and staff will go to any means to protect the residents and staff including calling the police when necessary.
Very impressed with how they handle their residents in the memory care section. Very attentive to needs, great at redirection, and were able to calmly handle little outbursts. Staff really seem to care, which you dont always see in this type of setting.
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Brookdale Geary Street Amenities and Services
- Outdoor Common Areas
- Activities Offsite
- Meals Provided
- Beautician Onsite
- Indoor Common Areas
- Devotional Services Offsite
- Devotional Services Onsite
- Activities Onsite
- Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
- Activities Onsite
- Devotional Services Available
- Indoor Common Areas
- Meals Provided
- Aging in Place
- Nurses on Staff
- Podiatrist Available
- Physical Therapy Available
- Occupational Therapy Available
- Speech Therapy Available
- Complimentary Transportation
- Activities Offsite
- Outdoor Common Areas
- Beauty & Barber Services
- Pets Allowed
- No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
- No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
- Wheelchair Accessible Showers
- Hospice Available
- Respite Available
- Resident Parking Available
- Male Residents Accepted
- Female Residents Only
- Doctor on Call
- Nurse on Call
- Dentist Available
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