Brookdale Blogs

At Brookdale, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of senior care. We also love to talk about the ways that we engage with our seniors. On our blog you’ll find lots of great reads — from snapshots of health advice to a peek behind the curtain at what makes our company tick.

Brookdale Hospice Volunteer Spotlight: Maddie

Brookdale Senior Living April 26, 2017

You won’t find most teens spending time with senior citizens on a Friday afternoon, let alone seniors in hospice. But Maddie, from Brownsburg, Indiana, isn’t like other kids her age. On top of school work and a part-time job at the library, this high... Read more

Brookdale Hospice Thanks Volunteers

Toni Norman April 25, 2017

It takes a lot of courage to befriend someone who is at the end of life. It takes compassion to sit at their bedside and listen to their stories, fears and wishes. It takes devotion to do this simply out of the kindness of your heart. But that’s what... Read more

Transportation for Seniors: Brookdale and Lyft Partner up to Give Residents a Ride

Andrew Smith April 24, 2017

Pat King is a vibrant, 92 year old woman who loves to paint, sew and arrange flowers. When she speaks, her giggle seems to bubble up in between her Australian-accented phrases. But as she’s grown older, she decided it wasn’t safe to drive. She told u... Read more

Drink More Water

Virginia Wylie April 22, 2017

Yesterday during a meeting, our resident council president, kept talking about why we should drink more water. This led to complaints about how many of us have to take water pills and the problems of getting to the bathroom in time. That's one reason... Read more

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Tips for Getting Your Loved One Outdoors

Juliet Holt Klinger April 21, 2017

The sun is shining today, and that alone puts me in a good mood. I always feel better when there are buds on the trees and a promise of warmer days ahead. The same is true for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The need to go outside and co... Read more

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