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8253 Virginia Street
Merrillville, IN 46410-6291

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This is 1 of about 1066 options operated by Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. You may want to checkout some of the overall reviews for Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.

This facility offers Brookdale Merrillville Assisted LivingAssisted Living in Lake County and is operated by Brookdale Senior Living, Inc . Brookdale Merrillville has a current rating of 3/10 based on 2 Review(s) by Assisted Senior Living users. Brookdale Merrillville is listed as a for-profit corporation. The nearest services to Brookdale Merrillville are Lincolnshire Health Care Center, Nursefinders of Northwest Indiana, B & B Interim Health Care, OPTION Health Care and Adarna Home Health Care. This service is described as Assisted Living.
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Name: Brookdale Merrillville
Address: 8253 Virginia Street
Location: Merrillville, IN 46410-6291
County: Lake
(877) 386-8069
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Details About Brookdale Merrillville

Brookdale Merrillville, formerly known as Sterling House of Merrillville, located in Merrillville, Indiana, provides care and personalized "senior-living-solutions/assisted-living/">Assisted Living options for seniors. We take time to know your life stories, your family, your friends and your dreams. The emphasis is on providing a wonderful assisted living lifestyle, allowing you to do what you can and helping you remain as independent as possible.

Life at Brookdale Merrillville

Brookdale is an intimate, single-story building designed and built to providefort, beauty and privacy. Our assisted living community features private apartments, charming, home-like community settings, areas for socializing, dining and entertaining, all of which is easily accessible to those with limited mobility.

Our staff partners with each resident to create a personalized assistance plan, tailored for their specific needs. This process is unique to Brookdale and allows us to provide service fees based on need, meaning residents only pay for the assistance they need. This personalized approach also ensures that we are able to deliver quality service and care to every resident. Our trained staff is available to assist seniors with activities of daily living 24/7. Service plans are reviewed on a regular basis to meet resident’s changing needs with tasks such as bathing or showering, clothing selection, dining assistance, grooming, hygiene, dressing or mobility.

In addition to the services we provide, residents have access to a variety of programs, outings and opportunities that allow our residents to engage physically, socially and with purpose. Our philosophy incorporates resident’s individual interests, as well as opportunities that allow them to make meaningful contributions to each other and to the community, if they so desire.

Learn More About Assisted Living in Merrillville, Indiana

We invite you to come experience personalized Assisted Living at Brookdale Merrillville today. Experience the difference of Indiana senior living at its best. Submit the form to the right for more information.

Services at Brookdale Merrillville

Brookdale Merrillville, formerly known as Sterling House of Merrillville offers personalized Assisted Living services for seniors. While services and care are based on need, all residents have access to the following:

  • Ambulation & Escort Services
  • Ancillary Services
  • Assistance with Personal Needs
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Continence Management
  • Dining Room
  • Emergency Response system
  • Family Room
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Healthcare staff on site 24 hours a day.
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Library
  • Life Enrichment Programming
  • Medication Support
  • Nursing Services
  • Outdoor Courtyard
  • Outdoor Gardening Areas
  • Personal Laundry Services
  • Personalized Service Assessment and Plan
  • Private Dining Room
  • Recreation and Activity Room
  • Short term stay
  • Snacks available throughout the day
  • Specialized health intervention programs
  • Specially designed environment
  • State of the art fire safety system
  • Sun room
  • Three nutritious and appetizing meals served daily
  • Trained Staff on site 24 hours a day

Brookdale Merrillville Reviews
4 Star Rating If you choose this place, watch them like a hawk.
If you are considering an assisted living community for a loved one whose age or other infirmities make independent living an unsafe proposition, then chances are you are looking for reviews about such communities. Here's the skinny on this community: Operated and managed by Brookdale Senior Living - a for-profit company and believe me they show their lack of compassion or sincerity at every turn. Each resident has their own apartment - the quality of each space is more reminiscent of a dormitory room. Room cleaning and laundry services are part of the basic charge - between filthy carpets, clothes closets left in absolute disarray, improperly washed clothes (read: shrunken, some items lost, some items not belonging to your relative received) and the evidence of theft and damage in the apartments, you probably should consider some kind of undisclosed nanny cam too. On-site nursing staff seems mostly apathetic, often disagreeable - without your permission, they will place orders for medications, give you last minute notice about meds orders so you must buy from their overpriced in-house pharmacy, attempt to bill you a couple hundred dollars per month for bringing meds in the same packaging which the rest of the world has agreed to use but that they don't like - and here's the real kicker, they will send your relative to the hospital for something as minor as a brief spike in BP (which we all have) or a headache - not because they care but because they want to cover their own 'behinds' legally - for which now you or your relative must shell out several hundred dollars for a mostly un-insured ER visit. They are under the impression that family members work for them - when the opposite ought to be true. I cannot speak to the quality of dining there as I simply do not eat there. They administer meds as per doctor recommendation - as far as I can tell, this part is ok. They will engage your relative and other residents in group activities with an occasional off-site activity; I have never witnessed one personally, so I cannot offer any description. Often there is a weird odor in that place; I also don't like to see people in wheelchairs left in the middle of the hallway, asleep, and left there like a bag of trash but maybe that's just me. Finally, it is often frustrating that you go to visit your relative and ring the doorbell and it takes several minutes, literally, to wait for someone to open the door. As one last remark, please understand I did not visit multiple assisted living communities, hang around them and then decide what the average or 'expected' experience should be. Who has time or means? This is based on personal observation only; and we all know when we feel our loved ones are being mishandled. To their possible credit, I don't think there ever was any evidence of physical violence used on any resident. On the bright side, if you don't care about your loved one and just want 'someone else to deal with it' then this place is great because it is one of the lesser expensive places around.... but you usually get what you pay for and maybe here, quite a bit less. Thank you.
Posted by: nlarsen On 05/31/2012 Add your review of Brookdale Merrillville

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