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Brookdale McCook

Formerly: Emeritus at Willow Ridge
1500 East 11th Street
McCook, NE 69001
This community offers:
  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living


About Our Community

McCook, NE Retirement Community

Brookdale McCook, formerly Willow Ridge, is a McCook, NE retirement community for seniors. From a relaxing atmosphere to themed events to day trips, Brookdale McCook is a truly well-rounded community of care and support. We offer a variety of options for our residents. From retirement living with a safety net of care provided to each resident to our assisted living facility with varying levels of care, we will customize our services to each senior we serve.

Our homey community has 91 senior apartments all on one level for easy access to our residents. Of those, we have 34 Assisted Living apartments and 57 Independent Living apartments. There’s no need to worry about tumbling down stairs, difficulty maneuvering around in an elevator and no confusing floor plans. Whether dining with friends in the dining room, relaxing with a good book in the library or kicking back in the TV room, gazing at the stars under the gazebo or strolling with friends around the grounds or through the halls, residents and their loved ones have the opportunity to get to know one another and enjoy each other’s company. Our ice cream parlor and fresh popcorn are always a hit for everyone. We also offer a wide range of activities each month, home cooked meals and off-site excursions. Each day at Brookdale McCook in McCook is about living life to the fullest and letting us take care of all the mundane daily chores.

Our Staff

Brookdale McCook believes that work ethic and relationships begin at the top. Our management and department heads work so well together this easily translates to all of the staff. We have formed a bond that promotes teamwork and community with one goal in mind and that is providing the best possible care for our residents.

Our Community Lifestyle

A Wonderful, Active Lifestyle

We have resident-led Water Aerobics in our Spa. During the week, we offer two exercise classes per day. We have transportation available for scheduled rehabilitation to our state-of-the-art treatment center located down the hill at our Community Hospital.

Partnering with the Community

Our residents are encouraged to play an active role in our community. In return, our community treats them as one of their own. We partner with the Humane Society by baking dog biscuits for the dogs. Ministerial Association comes weekly to officiate Christian Services. Our Chamber of Commerce has coffee connections at Willow Ridge.

Fine Dining

With a certified Dietary Manager at Brookdale McCook, the dietary team serve three meals daily to our residents. Each meal offers a choice of entree, salads, homemade breads and desserts. Meals are served restaurant style focusing on socialization between residents to enhance their dining experience. Residents may enjoy family for guests for any meal as a part of the Brookdale McCook family. Monthly we offer a candlelight dinner and a spot light chef presentation.