Our community offers spacious, open floor plans. Our apartments include a small refrigerator, sink, microwave, an open sitting area and a privacy wall behind which is the bedroom area. A separate vanity area is outside of the bathroom, which includes a walk-in handicapped-accessible shower. Some of our apartments have French doors that open onto a patio.
The Adult Residential Care community has two atriums – one on each side of the building – with lovely skylights, tables and chairs. In one atrium, there is a library and the other has been transformed into a chapel. Our residents love visiting in our spacious living room, which has a large flat-screen television, piano and a fireplace.
Our Memory Care Neighborhood offers apartments set up just like our Adult Residential Care community, except that some rooms have linoleum instead of carpet. We do offer the option of a Friendship Suite, in which two residents share accommodations – but that’s totally up to the resident and their families. The Neighborhood includes a spacious living room with skylights and fireplace, two huge secured courtyards and two large patios off the dining and living rooms enable residents to easily enjoy the outdoors.
Brookdale Alexandria’s great location means you’ll have easy access to many stores and amenities. We take our residents on frequent outings to Super Wal-Mart, the Alexandria Mall, our local movie theater and Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center to enjoy live performances. Residents also enjoy scenic drives into the older parts of town, especially in the spring when the wild azaleas are blooming.
Highly Personalized Health Care
Our staff works closely with many of the physicians nearby, as well as with hospice agencies and inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation services. When residents require physical, occupational or speech therapy; we will provide referrals, but of course, it’s always up to the resident and family to decide with whom they’d like to work. Therapists can provide services on-site, in the convenience of the resident’s home.
- Pet Friendly
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Wellness Center
- Game Room
- Fireside Living Room
- Parking - Surface
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Snack Shop
- Flat Screen TV
- Community Room (Rental Space)
- Landscaped Grounds
When you stay at Brookdale Alexandria, you can have two different care options: Adult Residential Care (similar to Assisted Living) and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care. With each one, our staff is dedicated to supporting and caring for the individual’s needs.
Adult Residential Care
We offer a unique blend of service, care and hospitality for those looking to live an independent lifestyle but who also want to receive help performing certain daily tasks. Our community in Alexandria, LA has an impressive line of services and amenities to make your life a little easier.
Carefully selected employees can assist you with daily activities like dressing, bathing and dispensing of medications. No more struggling with trying to do these tasks on your own or relying on family members. Our staff is trained to administer care professionally, with the upmost respect for residents, and provide only the support that residents need.
Each resident has an individualized and custom care plan that’s implemented by our skilled medical professionals. Each plan can be tailored to fit your particular needs, and we achieve this through a Personal Service Assessment. We will take time to listen to you and understand your needs, and then craft a care program that’s right for you.
Our Clare Bridge® Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program was created over 25 years ago and continually embraces current research in dementia care, coupled with the experience of caring for thousands of people with dementia.Our highly-trained staff takes this approach with every one of our residents. We are committed to having our memory care be centered on the person. Our program strives to make each person feel a sense of belonging and purpose.We offer a gentle daily structure (seven days per week) choreographed with a minimum of six programs per day. All are designed to maintain the resident’s abilities and to encourage the use of their current skills.
Our dining program was designed by a team of culinary associates, experts in dementia care, and registered dieticians. Our goal through the dining program is to support the resident’s opportunity to enjoy and master the dining experience. Some of the program’s specialized aspects include:
- Dementia-Friendly Menus—providing diverse offerings that help prevent weight-loss. Selections are easy to manage, familiar and appealing to the senses.
- Individualized Dining Assistance—includes evaluating each resident to determine the level of assistance needed during dining, with the goal of preserving their use of utensils for as long as possible.
- The Supportive Dining Environment—which incorporates small dining rooms with consistent seating to support the challenges of those with dementia, this encourages familiarity and socialization while supporting the needs of the residents through the assignment of resident care assistants. Music, centerpieces, warm, scented wash towels and fresh linens enhance the dining experience.
Come Experience Our Community
We invite you to see why Brookdale is the right choice for you or your loved one. Call today or click on Contact Us to let us know how we can help you.