Our sparkling new senior community offers residents an enjoyable lifestyle with the security of knowing supportive care is available, 24-hours a day. While we have a wide variety of private and beautiful apartments, we dedicate plenty of common space for visiting, relaxing, reading the paper or enjoying a good book. The Estate at Franklin has a lobby café, our own library and we even host occasional happy hours. We also have a concierge who can attend to your needs and manage special requests.
With our Personal Transitions programs and our financial resource options, we provide a wealth of tools to help families with the sometimes difficult transition into senior living. The Brookdale community is committed to making this change a positive experience for everyone and will help your loved one adjust to their new surroundings.
Something fun is always going on at The Estate at Franklin. As we age, we don’t lose our taste for good food, social interaction or interesting experiences. After all, these are the things that make us who we are and keep life vibrant and exciting.
We have our own Life Enrichment Director, who finds new social, recreational and cultural activities for our seniors. Resident life stories are gathered and explored to understand individual interests and hobbies as a basis for choosing activities. So whether it’s Senior Prom, A Night In Paris, Italian Festival or Tropical Nights, these events bring our entire community together through food and fun.
Numerous times every week, we have day excursions enjoying attractions and events in the Franklin community and also all of the cultural and historical sights and events Boston has to offer. Whatever your desires, we work hard to plan meaningful activities, group outings and educational programs that will provide you with numerous choices.
Our experienced Dining Services Director prepares three delicious and nutritious homemade meals every day including multiple menu choices for lunch and dinner. Meals are served on china, in the group dining room, in a restaurant-style atmosphere so that residents can enjoy conversation with their friends and neighbors, while enjoying an exceptional culinary experience. We honor family traditions, and special occasions, private birthday and anniversary parties are always welcome in our private dining room.
Brookdale’s substantial investments in our culinary program and staffing, allow us to provide mealtime experiences that set our communities apart from the competition. From Culinary Arts Training for chefs, to select seasonings and bakery options, we have created one of the industry’s leading dining services. Our fine dining experience receives nutritional support and recommendations from a registered dietician.
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.
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.
The Estate at Franklin offers two levels of care:
Memory Care at Brookdale offers programs like Join Their Journey® which gives residents a constant community of friends and staff to assist them and their health-care needs. Our staff understands the changes and challenges that occur with memory loss, and we provide a secure environment 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. The whole-community philosophy is the key that empowers our staff to identify any unmet needs and be a part of the solution.
Our associates provide care and respect but are also passionate about senior care as their occupation. As a team, we are committed to delivering the highest standards of service to our residents and their families. All of our caregivers undergo extensive, ongoing training and their skills and knowledge encompass the aging process, accident prevention, communication techniques, infection control and how to manage behaviors.
Residents can feel safe knowing some of the state’s best medical facilities are all within an easy drive. In addition, home health and rehabilitation providers from the immediate area come into our community and offer services such as physical and occupational therapy, here in the comfort of the resident’s own home or in one of our many common areas.
A personalized approach encourages each person to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences. 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.
We invite you to experience the comfortable lifestyle Brookdale offers. Call today or click on Contact Us to let us know how we can help you.