About Our Community
Brookdale Renton, formerly Emeritus at Renton is a Renton WA assisted living community conveniently located in downtown Renton, on the south end of beautiful Lake Washington. Our assisted living and retirement community offers easy access to Route 167 (Rainier Avenue), I-5 to the west and I-405 to the east. Numerous shopping areas, including the Village Square Shopping Center, Renton Shopping Center and Renton Village Shopping Center, are within a quick drive from our community. Several hospitals are also nearby, including Valley Medical Center, Highline Community Hospital, the VA Hospital, as well as all of the world-class hospitals located throughout Seattle.
With a wide range of residents with different physical abilities, including some who live independently, we work hard to accommodate everyone by offering a variety of different off-site excursions. Shopping trips to Fred Meyer, Dollar Store and our local bakery are always big favorites with residents. We also take occasional trips into Seattle to enjoy such attractions as the Museum of Flight or to the Pike Place Market. When October comes, our residents love to spend the day at the Puyallup Fair, the largest fair held annually in Washington state and which is among the top 10 agricultural fairs in the world. Residents also enjoy trips to Northwest Trek, where they board a tram and tour its 435-acre free-range area, home to all kinds of native animals including moose, big horn sheep, bears and gray wolves. And we often visit Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, as well as the Bonsai Gardens in nearby Issaquah.
A Wonderful Selection
Our three-story retirement community offers 80 studio and one-bedroom senior apartments. Residents who don’t want to live alone or who wish to save on rent, have the option of sharing a friendship suite. All of our apartments include a small kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave; private wheelchair-accessible bathroom, most with bathtubs and showers; large windows with views of Rainier Valley and downtown Renton; wall-to-wall carpeting; and individually controlled temperature. Small pets are also welcome at Emeritus at Renton!
Our community feels like home, with a TV room equipped with a large flat-screen television, comfy couches and an activities room where residents play games, watch television and participate in our daily exercise program. We also offer a resident-run library, where residents share books with one another. And, of course, we have a spacious dining room, where residents gather three times a day for relaxation and conversation. A beauty salon/barber shop and laundry facilities are also located on-site.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
We work closely with Gentiva Health, one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, to offer our residents the full range of occupational and physical therapy services. Gentiva therapists come on-site, providing services here at our community for the safety and convenience of our residents. We also partner with Novice Mental Health, which provides counseling services to residents as needed. When residents need to see their doctors or other healthcare providers, our wellness coordinator takes care of scheduling all transportation. In addition, should a resident require more extensive rehabilitation or need extra support for any reason, Regency at Renton is located just behind our community so residents can receive the skilled nursing care they need right in the comfort of their own back yard. Such close proximity also allows our staff to visit frequently and keep close tabs on the residents’ progress.
We have a wonderful, warm and down-to-earth staff of people, including med techs, a wellness coordinator, a life enrichment director, executive director, community relations director, housekeepers and maintenance staff, and resident assistants, who provide most of the assistance with daily living. In addition, we have a staff of wellness nurses, all of whom are registered nurses. A staff nurse is on-site from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Many of our team members have been here for many years and always go the extra mile to make sure our residents feel like they belong. And all of our staff undergo extensive training, which covers the fundamentals of care, dementia and mental health. Some of our resident assistants are also certified nursing assistants.
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Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderfully Active Lifestyle
Our senior living community is small and cozy; a place our residents are proud to call home. As we like to say, we may not have all the bells and whistles of the expensive assisted living buildings, but we offer an atmosphere much like our residents grew up in – homey, inviting and warm. And our friendly staff, many of whom have been here for several years, always greet everyone with a genuine smile and kind words.
Brookdale Renton also offers nursing care 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as on-site diabetic management. And should a resident ever require hospitalization, there’s no better place to receive care than right here, with Valley Medical Center, the VA Hospital, Virginia Mason Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, and Harborview Medical Center among just a few of the outstanding hospitals located in the Greater Seattle area.
Our full-time life enrichment director offers a robust activities program that is carefully geared to our residents’ interests and preferences. In fact, we have an active resident council, which lets us know what residents would like to see in our community, including activities and outings. For example, in response to our resident council, we recently implemented happy hour. Wii® bowling is also very popular, and in fact, we hold competitions with our sister Brookdale community in nearby Federal Way. Residents also enjoy all kinds of games, from dominos to Bingo to cards, as well as memory games that promote brain health. Our weekly schedule always includes different types of arts and crafts programs, as well as a current events discussions and movie nights with popcorn – always among the residents’ favorites. Every day, our wellness coordinators lead a fun, seated exercise program designed to help our residents stay limber and build muscle strength. And, once a week, we hold a non-denominational Rosary service, which is attended by many friends and families from the Renton community who affectionately call us The Renton Villa Church!
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
We are fortunate to have a close relationship with the Renton Senior Center. Three times a week, a bus from the center picks up residents at our building for a morning or afternoon of fun and fellowship with other seniors in the area. And of course, they bring them back to our senior living community when they’re ready to come home.
We serve three meals a day, restaurant style. Our menu typically includes a variety of comfort food favorites, with a main entrée and alternate always available. Our gracious staff serves our residents soup, salad and bread first, followed by the entrée, then dessert. Residents often tell us that our food is “comfortable and delicious.” A variety of snacks, including beverages and fruit, is always available. We can also accommodate special dietary needs with physician orders. When you come for a tour, just ask about our special diets.