Brighton Gardens of Saddle River - Saddle River, NJ

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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
  • No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
  • Hospice Available

Customer Reviews

Brighton seemed like it had a lot going on which is ok but a little less homey and more of a corporate feel than some of the other communities I visited. Didn't think it was the right fit for my 93 year old mom but seemed to have a lot of activities and good level of care. Tour was adequate.

End of life

I transferred my 85 year old husband from another facility as after he was told there was no value in him receiving any more physical therapy as his once brilliant mind and body were deteriorating rapidly.

As an adult nurse practitioner, I had experience with the specific needs of patients of varying ages.

After evaluating several options for my husband, regretably he was unable to return home, he was transferred to Brighton Gardens in Saddle River where he had a private room in the memory section.
My husband received good care and kindness from the aides and circulating nurse who at one point recognized that he had pneumonia and had him transferred to the hospital for 2 days for antibiotics in IV fluids after which he returned to Brighten Gardens.
He died peacefully there.
I am grateful for the medical and personal attention he received.

Brighton Gardens was the first assistant living facility I visited. After visiting a total of six facilities none compared to Brighton Gardens. Everyone looks happy there, the staff and the residents. Whenever I call or email I get a response and all my questions and concerns are met. My mother has been there for four months now after my father passed in May and she is happy and that is all I want.

Thank you

I can not express how hard it was for us to place our Mom. However, with the guidance of the staff starting with [name removed], [name removed], the nurses, [name removed], [name removed], the aides (my mom’s love [name removed]) and everyone involved with the placement and care given to Mom and helping us through a sad time.
Brighton Gardens has an outstanding staff. The facility is a place that put a smile on mom’s face. Mom cooked an Italian lucnch for her friends (manacotti). They have many activities. Mom takes Zumba glasses, they sing, dance and go out on day trips. Holiday parties are awesome and the food is fantastic. There is always snacks 24/7 if your loved one gets hungry at night. Mom has made so many friends. We are all like one big family. I can not thank Brighton Gardens enough for all you have done for our mom. You all are a wonderful loving extended part of our family. THE ONLY DISAPPOINTING THING I FOUND, IS YOU DO NOT ALLOW US TO RATE YOU OVER 5 STARS! Bless you all!

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Stay away

The Director at this facility is a cold-hearted, uncaring, rude, condescending, obnoxious and lying individual. My mom was a resident at this facility, and she was recently moved to another facility, thank God, where the staff is loving, compassionate and caring. Stay away from this facility.

I'm very impressed with this place

My Mom lives here and loves it. She’s adjusting very well and always doing crafts and giving me ceramics. I’ve watched her interacting with everyone, when she doesn’t know I’m there, and she’s always dancing and clapping and singing along. The staff has been very nice and I think they’re terrific. They all know her by name and the facility is kept very clean. The food is good, there’s a nice selection, and you can pick whatever you want. They already know what choices she’ll get in the morning and are good about anticipating her needs. They have a few activities like Zumba, yoga, and lower body exercises. They also have an outsourced physical therapy group that’s there and she can use them to work on her legs if needbe. They’re very on top of things and working together as a group. Anytime she has a problem, they’ll call me immediately for my own opinion on how to help her. They even call me before doing anything that might cause an additional charge. This really is the perfect place for her; she’s getting the attention she wants and needs. I would absolutely recommend them to others.

Sunrise Senior Living

Local Representative

Thank you so much for sharing! We are happy to hear that you and your mother have had a pleasant experience at our community. Please do email us at information (at) sunriseseniorliving (dot) com should you have any additional thoughts or recommendations on how to better serve our residents and families at Saddle River. Have a safe and wonderful start to 2018. - The Sunrise Team

Satisfied With My Love One Move Here

This community is working out well for my aunt. and her needs. I'am comfortable with her move to this community. She is safe, and in good hands. It is an expensive, but very nice community. Everything is working out very well. This is a community I would recommend to my friends.

Wife Had a Nice Tour

My wife has a pleasant tour of this community. She toured it for my mother, and her needs. The tour went well, and from what she saw the community looked nice. The staff was kind, and polite. It was a nice experience, but we did find another community that suited our needs better.

Being Taken Care Of

I have the piece of mind knowing that mom is safe and is very well taken care of. The community is very clean and well maintained and the staff is friendly and helpful. They offer exercises and activities which mom does participate in. She overall likes the food.
The price is expensive but for the piece of mind, I am getting it is well worth it. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I toured a few other communities and what made me choose this one was the location and the overall feel of the community.

Great choice!

Moved my mom in about a month ago and she seems happier every day! It is bright and cheery and every person we've dealt with is so nice and compassionate!

Amazing Staff!!

I think this is the best possible place for my dad. The site is sunny and cozy. The attention he receives from the staff is wonderful. He is flourishing from the quality of care. The staff has been very quick to respond to my communication with them regarding any updates or treatment plans. Overall, the activities are stimulating and the food is great. I would definitely recommend BGSR to anyone.

Mom has made a lot improvement!!

My mom has made a lot of great improvements since making the move into this community. Her attitude seems to be much brighter and she has also gained a lot of healthy weight from the nutritious meals they are providing her throughout the day. I am very pleased with the experience we are having and look forward to what the future holds for her at this place.

The right fit!

My mother is doing great since her move to this community. They take very good care of her. I like that they were able to provide the level of care that she needed. We have no complaints and are happy with our choice so far.

Great service

Affordable and well-staffed. It was done within a couple of days... even though he arrived on Christmas Eve. Very pleased!

My Tour Went Well of This Community

I toured this community for my mother and her needs. There were many factors that played into where to move my mother to. This is a nice community. From what I saw everything looked nice and well maintained. The staff I met was friendly. It was a good tour, but I found a community that was closer to me, and travel too.

Second Choice!

The Brighton Gardens was much closer to our home but a bit small. When we walked into the community, I thought it was cute how at the end of the hallway, they had a crib with a cat and changing table. The place was very nice but the rooms were small, and the dining area and activity room were on top of each other.

The Answer To Our Prayers

On the tour we realized it was very clean and we like the way they treated the residents. We appreciated what they taught us about the disease. We enjoyed the staff and they had a doctor on call, dentist and podiatrist come once a month, so no need to leave the facility. I am happy with the attention they give my brother-in-law, they don't say no just redirect the residents. Every time I visit him he is up, clean, and dressed. His room is spotless and the bed is made. The staff keep him active and always going on outings. I love all the staff, I have not met anyone who is mean, they all love him. He enjoys the meals and the staff extent an invitation, all we have to do is let them know ahead so they can prepare meals. We are able to come day or night and take my brother-in-law for awhile or overnight. I like that they know he loves dancing and use games to help their memory. I saw him sitting with a group and they were shouting answers to what are some green things. He is able to work at his own pace.

A Good Tour, Staff was Kind and Helpful

I toured this community for my father and his needs. It was a nice tour. From what I saw the community looked nice and clean. The staff was kind and friendly. They were also informative and answered. It was a good experience, but not the place for my father and his needs.

Somewhere you'd want your family member to be!

I'd spent several months looking for an assisted living facility for a family member(because of circumstance there was a few month lag in between) I'd spoken to many places and looked at several too!
I found Brighton Gardens of Saddle River to be very nice and clean. The people very friendly and helpful!
Ultimately I found that this was the right choice for my family member!

Friendly, compassionate staff

I thought they did an excellent job at Bright Gardens of Saddle River. They took care of all of our needs, and the staff was friendly and compassionate. I would recommend them to others looking into care in the area.

A Great Place To Be!

After choosing Brighton Gardens, there was no need to search for any other facility to care for my relative. The condition of all of the rooms was beyond clean and comfy. If any one does have to go there to check on those condition, they need to only open their front door to see the wonderful picture of pleasant appearances of Brighton Gardens.
The rooms for the residents are outstanding, clean and pleasant.
I'm very confident that anyone looking for a place for a very loved relative, will finish their search after inspecting Brighton Gardens.

5 Stars for Brighton Gardens

After extensive research into assisted living options for my mother, my wife and I couldn't be more thrilled with our decision to go with Brighton Gardens.

In the little more than 2 months that she has been here, mom's physical condition has improved dramatically and she has never had so much social interaction (which she thrives on) with the wonderful residents here.

We knew that the quality of food would be important for her and she takes to the daily menus with gusto and reports being extremely pleased with the quality and quantity.

Finally the dedication and conscientiousness displayed by the care managers couldn't be more wonderful! They are patient, attentive and highly creative.

Very impressed

My wife and I were searching for a place for her mother to spend her remaining time in a comfortable, loving, and encouraging place. We were turned off by the hospital feel of some other (and much cheaper) places, but this one felt a lot more home-like. We debated a lot about Brighton Gardens and Sunrise Wayne. BG was a little less expensive and more convenient to get to for us. Today is move in day for my MIL. I sure hope she loves her new home. The staff and residents here seem very friendly and accommodating for her high level of needed care.

Very welcoming but a few things could be improved.

The building is locked at night, and during the day you can just press a switch, but at night you have to have someone let you in, there is nobody to let them in. They have very few exercise programs, and they are sporadic. The activities have been disappointing. It seems that some more mentally stimulating activities, some discussions and things would be nice. I would like to see more exercises or physically stimulating activities, as well. The staff has been lovely. The building could use a little bit of maintenance and updating as it is old. The food is not so great either. Some things are okay, and nicely done and nicely served. I know it has to be tough to balance the low sodium, and light seasonings, and still make it taste good, but it could be done. The rooms aren't particularly large here, but they have been very accommodating of our situation, they welcomed us with open arms.

Sunrise Senior Living

Local Representative

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We would like to talk to you further regarding the activities and dining as we take your comments very seriously. Please reach out to information(at)sunriseseniorliving(dotcom) with your contact information. Thanks, The Sunrise Team

Very friendly staff

We're glad we found this place! Our loved one has been doing very well here, and seems happy. The facility itself is lovely, and they always keep it very clean. The staff are very friendly. This place also just had great atmosphere that we felt would mesh well with our loved one. Many of the places we looked at just felt too fancy, and she wouldn't have been comfortable there. This one is much more homey and low-key.

Our experience has been with their Re...

Our experience has been with their Reminiscence Memory Care unit. The staff is very helpful and considerate of my mom's needs. They do all that is necessary to keep everyone safe and comfortable. They know each resident by name and and make efforts to learn about their pasts, their "former" lives, their likes and dislikes, in order to accommodate each person's needs.
Any questions or concerns are responded to quickly.
It is a bit pricey, but at-home care, given the expenses of 24/7 care and maintaining a home, come very close, and the quality of care at home would be less.

Bea Overst

Thanks so much because I had a bad experience with Memory Care Living. They made me take my mom (93 years, dementia) from one hospital to another. Don't worry I sent them the bill from the second hospital.
I kept hearing your commercial on radio (770 AM) in NYC tri-state area, I said let me check this out. I turned out great. I moved my mom lock, stock and barrel the day after Christmas. I just saw her yesterday and she loves it.

Brighton Gdns

Very nice place and gentle considerate help.

The Facility would be perfe...

The Facility would be perfect for my parents even though they don't include the phone/cable. The fact they are willing to evaluate my parents at their current facility and not have me bring them there is huge!! As Victoria said a 2 plus hour drive each way just to spend a few hours is not in their best interest. they also make a better evaluation seeing their current care level/Meds first hand. I have to figure out how to pay the up front one time time fee of $3500 and only if VA benefits start could they come close to the $10,020 quote pending the results of their evaluation of care level. It could be a little less the quote was done at the highest level for my Mom and next to the lowest up for my Dad.

Nicest of the bunch

We visited about 4 communities and this was the nicest of the lot. The rooms in Brighton Gardens just seem more spacious and a little bit nicer then the other communities. This community they have their own bathroom and at other they had communal bathrooms. Overall Brighton just seemed to be a little better then the other community and we would recommend it to anyone.

Tour with staff member, very nice pla...

Tour with staff member, very nice place, owned by Sunrise. This has 90 units, had been owned by Marriott, is more like a hotel in looks.

Beautiful, and very close by. Friendl...

Beautiful, and very close by. Friendly staff.. Price is an issue.

From the Community

Step into Brighton Gardens of Saddle River and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping. Look around and you'll notice fresh flowers throughout the residence, and you may even spot our dog or cat.