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Our Community

People move here from great distances because we are regarded nationally as a premier care community for the Deaf. We have a reputation for the special services our associates provide and the relationships they have with families who entrust us with the well-being of their loved ones.

Designed and staffed to specialize in assistance for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing seniors in an immersive ASL (American Sign Language) environment, Brookdale Chestnut Lane enriches the lives our residents in ways that no other senior living community can.

Here, Our World Adapts to the Deaf

Throughout the ages and stages of their lives, the deaf are often forced to adapt to a hearing world. However, at Brookdale Chestnut Lane we have instead created a world adapted for the deaf.

Our community completely and exclusively accommodates the needs of the deaf, enabling them to be included in all of life’s enriching experiences. Brookdale Chestnut Lane is one of only two personal care communities in the U.S. that specialize in care for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing residents.

We embody deaf culture. At Brookdale Chestnut Lane there is no such thing as hearing impairment. Here you are surrounded by people just like you who speak your language (literally), understand you, and accept you.

Staffed to Serve the Deaf

Brookdale Chestnut Lane offers an “immersive” American Sign Language (ASL) environment, where communication is often expressed in ASL. Many of the staff, from caregivers and chefs to the beauty salon stylist and Executive Director, sign fluently.

Some of our deaf employees commute more than an hour because of their strong desire to serve at our special community. At Brookdale Chestnut Lane, we are extremely selective in who we choose for our team. Only those who are willing to make a long-term commitment are accepted into our caregiving family.

Each of us is part of our resident’s extended families — and we are part of theirs. When you see clusters of residents, caregivers, and staff together throughout our community, they look much like a typical holiday gathering of grandparents, children, and grandchildren.

We Balance Independence With Assistance

Your senior doesn’t have to choose between independence or assistance. Unlike a nursing home, Brookdale Chestnut Lane is a community of apartment homes where they can have both … the independence of a private home, plus whatever type of supportive aid they need to perform daily tasks and maintain health.

The Senior Living Leader

Our community is owned and operated by Brookdale, the nation’s largest provider of senior living solutions. We are the number one leader in retirement hospitality and care because our associates connect with our residents, “adopt” them as our grandparents, and enrich their lives every day.

Discover How We Bring New Life to Senior Living

At Brookdale Chestnut Lane, you or your loved one will find a community like no other — where we listen with our eyes and speak with our hands.

Find out more about our distinctive blend of resort-style comforts and personalized care designed for deaf residents. Complete the online form to receive more information. A Brookdale Chestnut Lane representative can correspond with you by email, online chat, or videophone to answer your questions and tell you more.


  • Library
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Gardening/Greenhouse
  • Theatre
  • Community Kitchen
  • Fireside Living Room
  • Computer/Internet Access

Levels of Care

At Brookdale Chestnut Lane, our personal care services provide the senior in your life the freedom and comfort of living independently, plus peace of mind from having help close at hand. Your loved one spent decades taking care of others. Now, it’s their turn to be pampered.

Personal Care

We learn resident personalities before a resident moves into their Brookdale home, and our staff meets with their family to learn about their loved one’s life history, daily routines, and particular likes and dislikes.
We tailor individualized plans based on each resident’s needs and preferences, and we design a Personalized Service Plan that can include the following services:

  • Help With Daily Personal Tasks – Our staff can assist your loved one with showering, hygiene, clothing selection, dressing, and grooming.
  • Incontinence Management
  • Mobility and Escort Service
  • Dining Assistance
  • Nurse on Call
  • Medication Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Wound Care
  • Home Healthcare Agency Services
  • Visiting Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapists

Our associates who provide and assist with resident healthcare needs are fluent in ASL and serve as interpreters during resident medical appointments. Brookdale Chestnut Lane has built close, warm relationships with a local network of doctors, hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers in our area. Our residents enjoy the comfort of working with a diverse range of medical professionals who know the needs of Deaf patients and understand their unique culture.

Learn More About Our Care

We’d love for you to come visit to see what we can provide for you. Call today or click on Contact Us and let us know how we can help you.