Formerly: Emeritus at Friendswood
Friendswood, TX 77546
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- Memory Care
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
Exceptional Senior Living in Friendswood, Texas
Brookdale Friendswood is a senior community that provides independent living, assisted living and memory care options. The living experience in our community is highly personalized. We take time to know your life stories, your family, your friends and your dreams. The emphasis is letting you do what you can and helping you stay as independent as possible.
Located in the beautiful town of Friendswood, originally a Quaker settlement, we are close to many churches, and several hospitals including Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Christus St. John Hospital and Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital.
With our close proximity to Houston and Galveston, we have easy access to the best of all worlds with beautiful Texas beaches and the big city.
We make sure residents can take full advantage of the area, whether it’s visiting NASA, taking in a football or baseball game, shopping at the Bay Brook Mall or weekly trips to Wal-Mart, Target and area grocery stores. We also take occasional field trips to Brennam to see the Blue Bonnets in glorious bloom during the springtime. Trips to Blue Bell Creamery, fishing excursions and outings to the Galveston Moody Gardens are also big favorites with our residents.
A Wonderful Selection
Brookdale Friendswood offers a full range of accommodations to meet the needs of all seniors, giving residents the flexibility to be able to easily move between communities as their health needs change. Located in a separate building are 12 studio and one-bedroom senior apartments for our independent residents. All apartments offer a full kitchen and bathroom, weekly housekeeping, three meals a day, all utilities, transportation and complimentary use of a washer and dryer.
Our single-story assisted living community is located next door, offering 70 apartments consisting of four floorplans for studios, studio deluxe, and a one-bedroom. All senior apartments have windows and ceiling fans, individual temperature control, wall-to-wall carpeting and bathrooms with step-in showers. An emergency call system is located in the bathroom and living area.
Residents in our assisted living community enjoy our common areas. Our living room includes a baby grand piano, large-screen television, comfy sofas, a sitting area and mini library. We also offer a second living room where you will often find residents playing a game of cards. Our activities is a great space for residents to socialize and enjoy the company of friends and family.
Connected to the assisted living community, but located in a secured area, is our memory care neighborhood. Our community offers 30 apartments in two sizes, both featuring a private bathroom and shower. Each apartment has wall-to-wall carpeting, individual temperature control and can be shared by two residents as a “friendship suite.”
The memory care neighborhood offers one main common area with a television and sofa and two additional sitting areas, one with an organ and piano, the other with a television.
Living an Optimum Life
Brookdale’s Optimum Life program balances six key dimensions of wellness — purposeful, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual. Intended as a journey of self-examination and discovery, it includes services, features and benefits that allow each resident to reach these goals, regardless of real or perceived limitations.
Strong, Caring, Professional Relationships
We work with our on-site partner Westin Group to provide physical, occupation and speech therapy service; however, we welcome any home health agency to provide services to our residents. For the convenience of our residents, therapists will provide services in their apartments or in the common areas as appropriate.
Also located in our community is Southwest Home Health to provide a higher level of nursing care as needed. We also welcome any hospice agency to provide on-site services as required by residents. Providers always keep us abreast of the status of the resident when services are provided.
Professional and Caring Staff
Brookdale Friendswood has caring and tenured staff. The reason for such longevity is simple. Our caregivers enjoy their job and are committed to our community and have a tremendous passion and love for the residents. In fact, we just conducted a survey of our residents and their families and many said they felt that the staff truly loved them and treated them with a great deal of respect.
The care of our residents is provided by experienced staff, including registered nurses in each of our communities and a wellness nurse. Our Resident Care Director and Executive Director, also a registered nurses, work together to oversee our community. With the skills and expertise of our nursing staff, we can often identify problems before accidents happen or before a resident becomes seriously ill. Our memory care neighborhood has its own dedicated staff trained in our Join Their Journey program.
Learn More Our Community
We invite you to learn more about the exceptional senior living at Brookdale Friendswood. Call us today or submit the online form for more information.
Levels of Care
Brookdale Friendswood offers our residents independent, assisted living and memory care options. We truly value you as an individual and we are dedicated to providing tailored Levels of Care to meet all of your or your loved ones needs.
Our independent living services offer a rewarding lifestyle for seniors. We provide vacation-style amenities such as elegant accommodations, restaurant-style dining, laundry services, and cultural and recreational programs. We enable seniors to trade in the chores of home maintenance for the sophisticated comfort of a well-deserved retirement with wellness opportunities in an engaging social environment.
Brookdale Assisted Living communities support residents with daily living activities and amenities, such as housekeeping services, transportation and recreational activities. Trained caregivers provide services such as help with medication, bathing and dressing and coordinating services with outside providers.
Our individualized care plans provide an ideal blend of convenience and support with respect for individual preferences. We take the time to listen to our residents, so we can understand their needs. Then we establish clinical, dining and program support that works for them in a meaningful way.
We partner with our residents, recognizing their individual needs and preferences, and adjust services to meet their changing needs. So whether it’s a unique snack, the celebration of a favorite season or a lifelong interest, we value the privilege of knowing our residents and building relationships with them to create a truly personalized living experience.
We provide care that balances independence with assistance and delivers service with compassion, understanding and respect. With comfortable accommodations and an impressive line of features and amenities, Brookdale residents enjoy life with the confidence of knowing we are here, partnering with you and your family, to customize solutions that support our residents’ needs as they evolve.
We understand your concerns for your loved one’s safety and well-being, and we understand the weight of the responsibility of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Let us help you and your loved one with our compassionate, specialized care.
Brookdale offers programs and safe environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe no matter where an individual is on life’s journey, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and to enjoy meaningful experiences every day.
Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program, also called the Clare Bridge program, focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging, purpose and safety while seeking to preserve a sense of self. The Clare Bridge concept has evolved over the last 25 years through research and innovations in quality dementia care. Our experienced teams have cared for thousands of individuals with dementia and their families.
The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides residents with a structured routine of activities that help maintain their abilities and encourage the use of their current skills. The Daily Path includes programs such as discussion groups as a mental workout and daily physical exercise such as dancing. The Daily Path gives each resident purpose and a sense of security that they are “right where they need to be.”
Clare Bridge Dining Program
Designed by a team of culinary associates, experts in Dementia Care and registered dieticians, our unique dining program promotes a positive and successful dining experience with the following features:
- Dementia-friendly menus with selections that are easy to manage and familiar with dishes that promote balanced nutrition and well-being.
- Individualized dining assistance includes evaluating residents to determine the level of assistance needed to preserve their use of utensils as long as possible.
- The supportive dining environment encourages familiarity and socialization and offers personalized assistance during meals.
Brookdale is the nation’s largest provider of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. Through our unique memory care programs, we offer comfort from the struggles of dementia for you and your loved one with customized care to meet your loved one’s specific needs. Our skilled associates provide compassionate and attentive dementia care, and enable residents to experience daily moments of success.
Personalized Living services meet residents’ specific preferences and needs. Our associates help manage a range of day-to-day activities and personal matters. Services are cost-efficient, convenient, customized and can be arranged on either a short- or long-term basis.
Health and Wellness
Brookdale promotes the health and wellness of our residents by bringing together systems to assess, plan, deliver and follow-up on their needs. By individually customizing care offerings we help ease residents through life transitions. Plus, Brookdale’s more than 30 years of experience allows us to develop unique clinical capabilities in each element of our continuum of care that identify and respond to resident needs.
Come Experience Our Community
We invite you to see why Brookdale Friendswood is the right choice for you or your loved one. Call us today or submit the form for more information.
Brookdale Friendswood blends the unique spirit of our community and its residents with our award winning, evidence-based programs to provide a customized, integrated pallet of opportunities designed to support the pursuit of living well. And to inspire all the places that each life can go.
A Wonderful, Active Lifestyle
Each day at Brookdale Friendswood begins with an exercise program, followed by word games, bingo, card games and arts and crafts. We also have designated shopping days, doctor days and grocery store trips.
Throughout the month, our full-time Life Enrichment Director coordinates entertainment and artists. We also invite local performers to teach our residents activities, and many volunteers enjoy spending time and visiting with our seniors. In addition, we have weekly bible studies, church services and sing-alongs and many family-oriented events, such as picnics, potlucks, a Mother’s Day Tea, Easter egg hunts and of course, families are always invited to our holiday dinners.
The Life Enrichment Program at Brookdale was designed to add joy, purpose and meaning to the lives of our residents. At Brookdale, our approach to life enrichment means offering retirement activities and programs that reflect the talents, interests and personalities of the residents in each of our senior living communities, while also offering new experiences that will challenge them and keep them mentally healthy.
Brookdale Personal Solutions make life easier and more convenient with direct-to-doorstep delivery for all of your personal care products.
When you make a move to senior living, you shouldn’t have to give up your pet. Our community has pet-friendly apartments available for pets under 20 pounds.
Three meals a day are served restaurant style, which include a breakfast of made-to-order eggs, an array of breakfast meats, French toast, hot and cold cereal, pancakes, juice and coffee. Lunch is our main meal of the day and includes a main entrée and alternative. Our chef likes to cater to our residents’ preferences for local cuisine, and makes great Tex Mex and just about the best pot roast you’ll ever have. We also serve two to three snacks a day including cookies in the morning, ice cream in the afternoon and we even have our own ice cream café.
Our memory care residents are in their own dining room and on colorful plates that make it easier for them to see their meals. They also have three substantial snacks a day which is basically a total of six meals as people with memory impairments tend to lose weight due to their short attention span. We have one area in the dining room designated for residents who we know won’t get up while eating and another area for residents who tend to wander and walk around and need more assistance at meal time.
Senior Living Services & Amenities
- Licensed nurse on-site, 24 hours a day
- Assistance with personal needs including dressing, bathing and dining
- Medication assistance, administration, and management
- Personal service plan
- 24-hour personal care assistance
- Ongoing monitoring of resident’s health status
- Three freshly prepared, nutritious meals served daily
- Snacks and beverages available throughout the day
- Room service available
- Ongoing monitoring of residents’ health status
- Daily programs, events, or outings
- Scheduled transportation service available
- Incontinence care/management
- Short-stay options available
- Respite care available
- Diabetic care
- Hospice care available
- Coordination of hospice care
- Ambulation and escort services
- Housekeeping services
- Personal laundry and linen services
- Ambulation and escort services
- Specially designed environment for individuals with limited mobility
- Specially designed exercise and fitness programs
- Ongoing dementia training and support for all staff
- Private suite
- Private deluxe suite
- Companion suite
- One-bedroom apartment
- Shared one-bedroom apartment
- Wall-to-wall carpeting
- Window coverings
- Kitchenette with refrigerator and sink
- Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
- Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and sink
- Telephone hookup
- Cable hookup
- Basic cable included
- Large, lighted closets
- Private bath including step-in shower and safety bars
- Walk-in shower
- Small pets welcome
Learn More About Our Community
We invite you to experience unique independent living at Brookdale Friendswood and learn more about exceptional senior living at other Brookdale retirement living. Call us today or submit the online form for more information.