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Our Community

Located in the heart of Connecticut, Brookdale Buckingham is an ideal senior living community that offers quality Alzheimer's and dementia care. Our community is set among gorgeous country landscape and is surrounded by two picturesque golf courses. Our warm, relaxed family atmosphere makes it easy for residents to quickly call Brookdale Buckingham home. 

A Wonderful Selection

We understand that every senior has a unique journey. We work to get to know every resident in our memory care community to ensure they have the care they need to live a healthy, happy life.

At Brookdale Buckingham, you will find 40 spacious, sun-filled private senior apartments as well as six “friendship suites”.

Apartments can come furnished and all rooms are equipped with emergency call buttons conveniently located by the bed and in the bathrooms. All bathrooms are handicap-accessible with built-in shower chairs to promote self-care and independence for as long as possible, as well as heat lamps to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Brookdale Buckingham was designed architecturally from the ground up with memory care in mind. Our community features two wings, and each wing has comfortable common areas, such as outdoor patios and a living room, so families can visit with their loved ones. We also offer a beautiful and safe walking path, which allows our residents to get daily exercise and appreciate nature’s wonders. 

Our Staff

The staff at Brookdale Buckingham is chosen for their caregiving skills and their caring attitudes. They are carefully selected and trained to manage the challenges associated with dementia. The Clare Bridge Daily Path, one of the programs we use for memory care, provides a gentle structure to each day and targets specific needs of those with Alzheimer’s and various types and levels of dementia. It features:

  • Morning Mental Workout — Daily late morning mental exercises including discussions, brain stimulating games, and reminiscing.
  • Daily Physical Activity — A variety of exercise opportunities including group exercises, walking programs and dancing.
  • Daily Life Skills — Individual or group activities that provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and belonging.
  • Person Centered Life Enrichment Programming – Activities are designed using the resident’s own social history information as a foundation.

Our staff is trained to understand and manage unpredictable behaviors and the need for an individualized approach for every resident, depending on the progression of the disease. We understand that creative problem solving is needed when providing dignity and quality of life to individuals with memory loss. For this we have dedicated dementia care specialists on staff to support our staff, residents and families.

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Amenities

  • Emergency Response in Each Room
  • Concierge Service
  • Library
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Walking Paths
  • Putting Green/Outdoor Sports Activities
  • Community Kitchen
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Parking - Surface
  • Private Dining Room
  • Piano
  • Postal Services
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Wi Fi Access Throughout
  • Screened Lanai
  • Porch
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Keypad Entry
  • Landscaped Grounds
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Levels of Care

Brookdale Buckingham provides a full service Alzheimer’s and dementia care program for seniors. We truly value our residents as individuals, and our associates are dedicated to providing the best care possible.

Memory Care

Our community offers programs and safe environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe no matter where an individual is on life’s journey, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and to enjoy meaningful experiences every day.

Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program, also called the Clare Bridge program, focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging, purpose and safety while seeking to preserve a sense of self. The Clare Bridge concept has evolved over the last 25 years through research and innovations in quality dementia care. Our experienced teams have cared for thousands of individuals with dementia and their families.

Designed by a team of culinary associates, experts in dementia care and registered dieticians, our unique dining program promotes a positive and successful dining experience with the following features:

  • Dementia-friendly menus with selections that are easy to manage and familiar with dishes that promote balanced nutrition and well-being.
  • Individualized dining assistance includes evaluating residents to determine the level of assistance needed to preserve their use of utensils as long as possible.
  • The supportive dining environment encourages familiarity and socialization and offers personalized assistance during meals.

Brookdale is the nation’s largest provider of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. Through our unique memory care programs, we offer comfort from the struggles of dementia for you and your loved one with customized care to meet your loved one’s specific needs. Our skilled associates provide compassionate and attentive dementia care, and enable residents to experience daily moments of success.

Come Experience Our Community

Learn more about unique senior living and our exceptional programs and services at Brookdale Buckingham. Call us today or submit the form for more information.