About Our Community
Midland TX Assisted Living
Brookdale Midland, formerly Emeritus at Saddleridge Lodge, is a Midland TX Assisted Living community for seniors. We are conveniently located in a semi-residential/business area in the northern part of Midland. Just off the Loop 250 N service road between “A” Street and Garfield St., we offer easy access to everything that Midland has to offer – a big plus for our residents who still drive. For those who don’t, we take residents wherever they wish to go in our own air conditioned van – on personal errands, to the public library, to their hair and doctors appointments, to the Museum of the Southwest and every Friday, we go out to lunch to one of many restaurants in the area – the Cracker Barrell, Clear Springs and various local Mexican favorites, to name a few. Several medical facilities, including Midland Memorial Hospital and a skilled nursing home, are within just a few minutes drive. The Senior Care Center is just two blocks behind us.
A Wonderful Selection
Our two-story retirement community offers 80 senior apartments, with a total of three different units available: 400-square-foot studios, 450-square foot alcoves and 550-square-foot one bedrooms. All of our apartments are very spacious and offer a kitchenette with a full refrigerator, private bath, wall-to-wall carpeting and individual temperature control. They also have large windows that provides nice neighborhood views. Small pets are welcome to join our family.
A large lobby area greets visitors, guests and staff, with a comfortable sitting area and entrance into our lovely dining room. The first floor also features a library with fireplace. In addition, we have a TV room, activities room, beauty shop, chapel and laundry facilities on both floors for the convenience of our residents. We take pride in the appearance of our Midland retirement community and are constantly upgrading and redecorating. Outside, residents can enjoy our spacious patio area, which surrounds the front of our building and offers cushioned chairs and benches for relaxation and conversation. In our back yard, residents grow all kinds of vegetable and flowers.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
With Midland’s many home health and hospice agencies, we are able to offer our residents and their families a wide range of options. In addition, one home health agency has its offices right here, and residents are welcome to use their services – but it’s always their choice. No matter which agency residents choose, we can work closely with their physicians and coordinate making appointments for them. Services are provided here in the comfort of our community – usually in the resident’s apartment or in a common area. In addition, we bring in other healthcare providers to address topics of interest to our residents, for example, to present vision aids and hearing equipment, special footwear available for diabetics or information on Medicare coverage and benefits.
All of our employees are extremely caring and dedicated to our residents. They are considered family and are treated just like we’d want our own parents or grandparents to be treated.
In addition, we train our caregivers to be well-rounded and flexible, enabling them to step in and take over tasks handled by another employee to ensure that our residents’ needs are always met. The care and service we provide are our number one priority – and it shows in everything we do, whether it’s visiting a resident in the hospital or taking the time to sit down and talk to a resident who may be feeling down.
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Facility I.D. #000-323
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
With such an active group of residents, our full-time Activities Director is diligent about planning all kinds of ongoing activities and events. Residents love the Fit and Stretch exercise classes, held six days a week. They enjoy all kinds of games, from cards to bingo, as well as arts and crafts. Every week, we bring in some kind of entertainment, from the Permian Basin Pickers to the Cowboy Singers. Movie nights with pizza parties are a regular event. We also have Happy Hour and a joint birthday party once a month. Sunday morning church services are provided by the First Baptist Church and Tuesday morning bible studies are led by the Church of Christ. In addition, we typically have an average of 10 volunteers from Community Senior Services here on a daily basis. They do errands for our residents, take them to the beauty salon or store, and run our exercise program. And children from a local elementary school visit here once a month.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Every three months, we hold a large community event. For example, during a recent April, we invited the community-at-large to attend a carnival at our senior living community, during which we cleared out our parking lot and brought in all kinds of entertainment, food and games for children. In addition, we work closely with the local Alzheimer’s Association and sponsor a monthly support group for those of our family members who have loved ones with mild memory impairments. The support group is also open to anyone from the general public who may be struggling with caring for a loved one. We also partner closely with Hospice of Midland. Recently, some of the volunteers who visit our senior living community regularly created a wonderful CD of our community life and showed it at a Valentines’ Day party.
Three meals a day, served restaurant style by our helpful and courteous dining staff, are included with the rent. Lunch and dinner both offer a main entrée and alternative. In addition to three meals a day, snacks – fruit, cookies and cinnamon rolls, for example – are always available. Our diabetic residents also get an additional snack in the evening. Should a resident have special dietary needs, our chef can accommodate most requirements, from vegetarian to gluten-free diets.