About Our Community
Brookdale Everett, formerly Emeritus at Seabrook, is a Everett WA assisted living community nestled back from the road in a beautiful setting. We are centrally located to everything this northern Puget Sound city has to offer, including Providence Regional Medical Center and the Everett mall. Our community is adjacent to 4th Avenue W, close to Highway 99, and I-5 is less than one mile from us.
Everett is a wonderful small city located in Puget Sound, with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and close proximity to Seattle. In addition to its small town community feel, Everett offers all kinds of amenities. The Everett Mall, with its wide variety of banks, restaurants, specialty shops, major clothing retailers, book store, hobby shop and much more is just a quick five-minute drive from here. Providence Regional Medical Center is also within close proximity, as well as the Comcast Arena, where residents enjoy local sporting events. In addition, we take residents in our own vans to attractions around the region. For example, we recently visited the Kangaroo Farm, Miniature Horse Farm, Museum of Flight, and Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. We also visit our local casinos and take residents out to lunch every month. Our residents decide where they want to go—the sky’s the limit! We will take them just about anywhere in our own vans.
A Wonderful Selection
Brookdale Everett offers a total of 60 senior apartments, including four differently configured studios, as well as one-bedroom suites. All senior apartments include a refrigerator, microwave, full bath with walk-in shower, wall-to-wall carpeting, large windows with blinds and curtains, and a small window with a blind looking into the hallway. Some apartments have views of our courtyard; others look out onto a greenbelt. All utilities except basic cable and telephone are included. In addition, each senior apartment is individually climate-controlled including air conditioning. And pets up to 25 pounds are welcome at our community!
Senior Living Community
You’ll feel a sense of family everywhere you go. When you first walk in, residents will often be engaged in conversation in a sitting area near the front entrance or in the living room/library with its piano, fireplace and large-screen television. Above the living room is a balcony and open area, from which residents often sit and watch musical performances held below. At mealtime, residents dine in our bright, spacious dining room with its huge windows, tall ceilings and light-colored walls. Should they want to bake cookies or prepare refreshments, our activities room includes an oven and stove. In nice weather, they can be seen relaxing in our lovely U-shaped courtyard, which is furnished with cheerful white-wicker chairs and tables and protected by an awning. Grass, walkways and a garden all around the courtyard create a lovely area for enjoying the out-of-doors. And in the summer of 2010, our staff helped residents establish three raised-bed vegetable gardens for their gardening pleasure. Learn more about Brookdale’ senior living apartments.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
For the convenience of our residents, we bring many healthcare services into our senior community. A physician comes here once a week to see his patients. A podiatrist is available on site once a month. We also offer onsite visiting nurse and hospice services. In addition, the Westin Group provides occupational and physical therapy services at our community – a new service that is allowing us to be even more responsive to the rehabilitation needs of our residents and enabling us to ensure greater continuity of care. The same therapists see our residents and as a result, become very familiar with their care needs. In addition, they know our community and can make sure the resident’s apartment is set up to accommodate his or her specific rehab requirements.
One of the key strengths of our community is our staff of LPNs. We offer 16 hours of nursing services each day, seven days a week. This is especially important, since Brookdale Everett has many diabetic residents in need of daily blood sugar monitoring and insulin injections. Our full-time resident care director, a registered nurse, performs the initial assessment of new residents, and manages our nursing department and supports our LPNs as needed. We also offer the services of staff med techs, who work with our LPNs to provide medication management. Our staff of resident assistants take care of all daily assisted living services, and our housekeeper cleans each apartment once a week. Just as we have low resident turnover, we also have many staff members who have been here for 5 to 10 years, including caregivers, kitchen staff and our life enrichment director, who joined our community in the early 2000s.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Because of customer satisfaction, Brookdale Everett has one of the lowest move-out rates of any senior living community in the region. Since many of our residents have lived here for several years, they treat each other as family. Those who are more independent are helpful and accepting of our residents who are less able to assist themselves. For example, at mealtime, our residents pride themselves on helping each other into our dining room, where everyone sits together, just like family.
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Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Our community participates in a buddy program in which children from local schools visit. For example, students from the local middle school come by at least once a month to talk with a resident who has been designated as their “buddy.” This gives the student someone older who is willing to be here and listen to them, and it gives our residents someone to share their life experiences with. Other student groups, from preschool through high school, can be seen at Brookdale Everett as often as four times a month.
Our life enrichment director has developed strong relationships throughout the community. We take trips to see newborn ponies, visit the Kangeroo Farm, view the Tulip Fields in Mt. Vernon, and do lunch out at many favorite local restaurants. Our residents have also “adopted” the Lake Stevens Food Bank, sponsoring canned food drives during the holidays. In addition, they put together Christmas stockings full of gifts for children and seniors in need. And at Easter, our residents make more than 200 Easter baskets filled with all kinds of toys and treats for children associated with the Lynnwood Food Bank.
Three homemade meals are served, restaurant-style, every day. We offer one main entrée and an alternative option. However, if our residents would rather eat something else, we offer other choices, such as salads, sandwiches, homemade soups and quiche. Our dining services director/chef has been with our community for five years and takes pride in preparing everything from scratch. So it’s not surprising our residents often compliment her cooking! In addition, many of our residents are diabetic and are on low-sodium, low-sugar diets. For them, we make sure we provide many healthy and delicious choices. Cookies and coffee are always on hand in our activities room, and fresh fruit reflecting the bounty of the season can be found in our lobby area.
At Brookdale Everett, we help seniors meet their financial needs by partnering with several senior financial solution providers and by developing special programs. To learn more about our financial solution programs click here.