As a resident, you’ll enjoy a friendly environment where common living areas, an inviting dining room and a warm kitchen naturally bring people together. In your private apartment, you have all the comforts of home, and with the addition of your personal furniture and cherished possessions, it’s sure to be an even brighter place.
You will also enjoy delicious meals and may take part in as many of our social and recreational activities as you choose. Whether reading a book from the selection in our library, tending to your favorite plants or flowers in the outdoor gardening area or joining in an arts and crafts project, Forest City feels like home the moment you walk through our doors.
Keeping Life Vibrant
Integral to life at Brookdale are the programs, outings and opportunities we offer. Our philosophy is to incorporate not only individual interests, but opportunities that allow residents to make meaningful contributions to each other and the community on a regular basis. An array of social, educational and cultural programs encourages each resident to rekindle their past interests and explore new ones with friends and neighbors.
We love taking our seniors out to local restaurants and unique shops and making exciting day excursions. Favorite attractions include visiting The Bennett Classics Antique Car Museum, the Rutherford County Farm Museum and scenic drives through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Every resident offers something special to our senior living community, and we strive to tailor activities that represent their individual interests, hobbies and talents.
Optimum Life is a bold initiative that defines the way we live. By balancing six key dimensions of wellness with purpose, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual fulfillment, Optimum Life helps you live at your peak level within a lifestyle that promotes health and wholeness. Intended as a journey of self- examination and discovery, it includes services, features and benefits that allow each resident to reach these goals, regardless of real or perceived limitations.
Substantial investments in our culinary program and staffing, allow us to provide mealtime experiences that set our communities apart from the competition. From a Culinary Arts Training Program for chefs, to our select seasonings and bakery options, Brookdale has created one of the industry’s leading dining services. Our fine dining experience is prepared by a trained chef and receives nutritional support and recommendations from a registered dietician.
Three restaurant-style meals are served each day in the group dining room and snacks are provided throughout the day. We continue to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dining choices that offer satisfying entrees while supporting their health and well-being. Each meal offers a selection of delicious choices, sensational service and we always accommodate special restrictions and requests.
To help alleviate any confusion or added stress, we keep mealtimes very routine for our Memory Care community. Residents all sit together at the same time and same table each day. Meals are served on colorful plates and tablecloths so they can more easily distinguish their food. We also provide easy-to-eat snacks between meals, helping to ensure these residents get the nutrition and calorie count they need.
- Daily Check-in System
- Emergency Response in Each Room
- Pet Friendly
- 24 Hour Security System
- Concierge Service
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Walking Paths
- Fireside Living Room
- Parking - Surface
- Private Dining Room
- Special Dietary Menus
- Postal Services
- Therapy Room
- Computer/Internet Access
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Flat Screen TV
- Keypad Entry
- Landscaped Grounds
Levels of Care
As the population ages, more people are discovering assisted senior living and the peace of mind we offer. Our community’s approach focuses on being a trusted partner and listening to your needs, understanding the life you want for yourself or a loved one and customizing a solution that puts that life within reach.
Assisted Living and Memory Care
Brookdale Forest City offers two levels of care:
- Assisted Living provides personal assistance and support with daily activities and services needed, such as medication management, meals, bathing and dressing, as well as amenities for housekeeping and linen services, transportation and recreations. Our individualized care plans provide an ideal blend of convenience and support, with respect for personal preferences.
- Memory Care was created over 25 years ago and continually embraces current research in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, coupled with the experience of caring for thousands of people with dementia. Associates help residents create daily moments of success, offering opportunities for them to experience a sense of purpose and meaning. A gently daily structure is provided to help maintain and encourage current skills.
The Clare Bridge® Concept
Clare Bridge offers care programs and secure environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe that no matter where an individual is in their life, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and enjoy meaningful experiences every day.
Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our program focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self. Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for our staff members. All of our highly trained associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach and care for seniors with dementia.
An established set of protocols and techniques enables our team to intervene when challenging behaviors resulting from dementia arise. Our whole-community philosophy is the key that empowers staff members to identify any unmet needs and be a part of the solution.
Strong, Professional Relationships and Staff
Residents can feel safe knowing some of the state’s best medical facilities are all within an easy drive. We nurture strong relationships with area hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers allowing us to provide a seamless continuum of care for our residents. All of the services we provide are customized to personal and unique needs by creating a way of life that enriches the lives of others through compassion, respect, excellence and integrity.
Brookdale’s family values set us apart from any other senior living community. The true measure of our success is evident when watching the interactions of our staff and residents. We have very close relationships with each person and their family. Forest City is proud of the longevity of qualified and nurturing caregivers, medical assistants and executive management, and our personalized approach encourages each person to continue to live as they please, with the added support our staff delivers.
Learn More About Brookdale’s Levels of Care
We invite you to experience the exceptional Assisted Living and Memory Care services Forest City offers. Please fill out the online form or give us a call to schedule a tour.