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.

Our Druthers

Virginia Wylie February 18, 2017

Carol read this poem aloud as a kind of prayer before we began a poetry corner meeting. “Do unto others” may sound rather trite Nevertheless, it is right If we know our own druthers We think kinder of others: Poor Annie needs care and a smile Sam’s a... Read more

Kindness is Ageless

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN February 17, 2017

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. To celebrate, Brookdale residents from across the country are participating in our Kindness is Ageless campaign and handing out flowers to strang... Read more

Volunteer One

Betty Ago February 17, 2017

Sometimes I get myself into trouble. I tend to say, “Yes” much too readily.   At least that is how I used to operate. I confess to being a serial volunteer at libraries, hospitals, civil liberty groups, social service organizations, Senior Citizen Ce... Read more

8 Simple Steps to Help Seniors, Caregivers Better Manage Medications

Brookdale Senior Living February 16, 2017

Modern medicine can work wonders. However, in order to be effective, medicine needs to be taken safely, according to prescribing guidelines, and patients and health care providers need to be vigilant about the dangers of drug interactions. When it co... Read more

Your Holistic Guide to a Healthier Heart

Brookdale Senior Living February 15, 2017

When people try to strengthen their heart they usually do so by improving their physical health, like being more active and quitting smoking. While this is valuable, it’s only part of the story. Heart health is best achieved when you adopt a well-rou... Read more

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