About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Brookdale East Mesa, formerly Emeritus at East Mesa – and throughout Brookdale senior living communities – has shared since 1999, when our memory care community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful – a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our community.
The Perfect Location
Brookdale East Mesa is just a short distance from the scenic Superstition Mountains, Las Sendas and the breathtaking views of Usery Pass. Our residents enjoy our weekly scenic drives through the Superstition Mountains. We are also conveniently located near the Red Mountain 202 Freeway and US 60, making us an easy drive from Gold Canyon, Queen Creek, Mesa and Gilbert. We are located in the heart of East Mesa down the street from Banner Baywood Hospital and near many skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities if ever needed.
A Wonderful Selection
Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with several courtyards, lovely gardens and walking pathways, Brookdale East Mesa, is not your typical memory care community. Our community was designed to make the lives of those with memory loss easier by providing smaller living environments that do not overwhelm our residents, while still having ample space throughout the community to provide the social stimulation that is an integral part of our care program. Brookdale East Mesa is described as a home-like and warm environment by the families that are a part of our community.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Our goal is to get those who are in need of senior services “safely somewhere.” We partner with local area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers and doctors in order to be a useful and educated resource. Through the communications and relationships that we share with key staff within these affiliations, we provide a seamless continuum of care for our residents.
Brookdale East Mesa celebrates the longevity of our staff. The management team is comprised of professionals that have tenures as long at 10 years in our building. We like to think of our staff as extensions of our community family and seek employees that desire a rewarding career with longevity.
Our community was recently recognized in the February 2010 edition of “The View” newspaper. Additionally, we are recognized as a premier memory care community by other industry professionals.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Our activity calendar is designed to keep our residents active, social and healthy. We enjoy getting physical with Joints in Motion, stimulating our minds with trivia, or having fun listening to our weekly entertainers at happy hour. We are proud to have an amazing and highly experienced life enrichment director who has been with our community since 2000. She has created a remarkable program for our unique population of memory care residents.
Our program allows our residents to participate in many choices of social, physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and creative activities that are encouraged by our caring staff members. Our activities program enables residents in all stages of memory loss to keep their mind stimulated and bodies active.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
We are passionate about being a resource for our local community. Our focus is to host events that add quality and value to the lives of others. We hold an Alzheimer’s/dementia support group that meets the last Monday of every month. We also provide educational seminars that are open to the public to offer help with health issues and financial support. We are frequently partnering with local organizations to find ways to give back to the community. We have worked with local churches doing food drives, the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, and the Area Agency on Aging on a summer fan drive for those seniors without air conditioning.
Our dining services program has an intimate and homelike atmosphere with smaller dining rooms tastefully coordinated and managed by a dedicated, well trained staff. We often host barbecues, holiday dinners and seasonal parties. We are dedicated to those with memory loss and their special needs. Our menus are based on the food pyramid for older adults as well as resident preferences and seasonal foods.
Because sitting down to a large, full meal can be overwhelming to someone who suffers with Alzheimer’s disease, we offer residents smaller portions several times a day for optimal nutrition. Our “six mini meal program” consists of three meals and three “snacktivities” every day. Additionally, we have alternative meal options available and an assortment of snacks available any time.
We are blessed to have Melinda Hull who has perfected her craft working in a variety of fine dining, buffet and catering, family dining, and health care establishments. She has had many wonderful opportunities that translate into 25 years of experience. Fifteen years ago, after a single visit to Arizona, she enjoyed the lifestyle so much that she decided to move across the country and become a part of the Brookdale family as the dining services director. Being part of the Brookdale family has allowed her to enhance the dining experience for our residents and most importantly, improve their quality of life.