Brookdale Merrillville - Merrillville, IN

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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Aging in Place
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Podiatrist Available
  • Physical Therapy Available
  • Occupational Therapy Available
  • Speech Therapy Available
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Activities Offsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Beauty & Barber Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
  • No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
  • Hospice Available
  • Respite Available
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Male Residents Accepted
  • Female Residents Only
  • Doctor on Call
  • Nurse on Call
  • Homecare Onsite
  • Dentist Available

Customer Reviews

Wonderful community!!

I have no complaints about my tour of this community,all of the staff where very welcoming and gave us lots of useful information about there facility. All of the bedrooms where spacious and had lovely amenities offered for the residents. I have no complaints and would recommend this place to anyone.

Excellent Community

So far everything is going well for my father here at this community. He is doing well, and I'am pleased with his move here. I know he is in good hands here. They are providing him with good care. They do a good job with the cleanliness of the community. The staff has been very friendly and kind. Overall it has been an excellent experience.

Food is great !!

My loved one has not stopped talking about how great the food is, she says its excellent. The facility is kept spotless and very well taken care of. Fun activities are available all throughout the day for the guest such as cards and bingo. They have very clean living spaces and my mom is always talking about how great all the staff is and how well they take care of there guest. Overall I give this community five stars !!

I think the staff is the nicest I've ever met. I know my Mom is being well cared for. Five Stars to Brookdale!!!!!!!

A friend's mom has resided there for the last 3yrs & spoke highly of it so my dad & I checked into it..he just moved in & so far we agree with them..everybody friendly and knowledgeable

Very nice place!

We're very pleased with how things turned out at Brookdale Merrillville! The people here are absolutely wonderful. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful, and they take fantastic care of the residents. I've recommended it to friends, some of whom now also have loved ones here!

Brookdale has been pretty good so far.

Brookdale has been pretty good so far. I don't have any complaints. My loved one has been there a little over a month now, and I am pleased. So far I would give them a five. I'm pretty happy with them.

Did not work out for us

This place did not end up being a good fit for our loved one. The facility itself is nice enough, and the staff seemed friendly, but the level of care just was not appropriate for our needs. She was not evaluated properly, which is partly the fault of the hospital, but also Brookdale. If they had any doubts they should have erred on the side of caution.

Nice place!

Overall I think they have done an excellent job at Brookdale Merrillville, I'd give them high marks across the board. The staff have all been very friendly and very accommodating, and the facility itself is well maintained and clean.

Close to home, recommended by visiting nurses, work well with us

Not sure how to rate them on value yet.

He's been in and out of the hospital, and he hasn't been there for a month.

He doesn't participate in activities so I can't rate them on that.

They communicate well; I always know when something is going on. My concerns are addressed.

I chose the location because I worked with visiting nurses for 17 years. They recommended it. The location is also close to our house, which is convenient.

Very nice place!

They do a great job at Brookdale Place! The staff are very compassionate, caring, and loving people. You really get the sense that your loved ones will be safe and well taken care of here. The facility itself is clean and well kept, and the care they provide is excellent. They were also very accommodating and easy to work with when it came to billing.

Extremely Happy

My mom has only been there few weeks, but we absolutely love the place. the staff is very caring and efficient. It feels like home there. I've looked at many other places for my mom, but nothing can compare to Brookdale. The nursing staff is excellent and my mom needs or concerns are always met as soon as possible. Everyone is very friendly and seem to really enjoy their job. You can't say that about many places. I was concerned about the distant from my home as it takes me 45 minutes to get there, but this place is definitely worth the drive. Highly recommend Brookdale Place!

My mom & I love this commun...

My mom & I love this community!!. Everyone is so wonderful and helpful. Couldn't have found a better place for my mother.

Should have kept looking.

My grandmother lived at Sterling House for a little over a year. It started out good but disappointment set in as a constant staff turnover was seen and with inconsistency in patient care. In the short time she was their, the facility went through 3 executive directors and 2 directors of nursing. Also I was assured that even if hospice became needed, they could meet my grandmothers needs through end of life. This didn't end up being the case. Shortly before her death, I was approached about the facility no longer being able to meet her needs (she was total care) and that I needed to start looking for another place for her to live. She ultimately died in the hospital. I will say that the staff members that were present her entire stay were mostly compassionate and did try to assist her.

stay away

My father and law was a resident for two and a half years at this facility. At first things seemed fine. However after the first year we began to see extensive turn over in the staff. In the past year sterling house of merrillville has had at least 4 different executive directors, and at least 3 directors of nursing. Also every time I go i see new staff. My opinion of the place has really soured over the past year, They care more about making money than residents. Also a lot of the activities, ice cream parlor, and salon are hardly ever available.

Excellent care, great staff

They provide really excellent care here. The staff are pleasant, friendly, resourceful, and very caring. They do all that they can to work with each resident as an individual and accommodate their needs. One of the main things we were interested in when searching for communities was a very secure, but still caring, environment, and that is something that they are able to provide here. The only downside is that while the care is high quality it is also very expensive.

It's an excellent location! the staff is friendly and cooperative.

It's an excellent location! the staff is friendly and cooperative. They have good communication. She was very hostile about going there, but she likes it very much now. The people are good to her, and she is glad, she doesn't have to do the housekeeping, or laundry, or cooking, she is HAPPY! Anytime any of us have ever gone there, it's absolutely spotless, it's always clean as a whistle. She's gained weight and the food is good. It's a huge weight off of our hands. The only complaint is that the parking lot is too small. It's a small community, all one floor.
They have the patience of St. Job, they turned her attitude around and God Bless all of them.

We were very happy there. The food was generally good.

We were very happy there. The food was generally good. We had difficulty with the billing process in the very beginning. They worked it out eventually. I liked the size of it, there are only 45-50 people. They have a lovely garden room with a courtyard where they can go out to sit, which I also really liked.

Nice looking place

We toured this location when looking into options for my Dad. It was a nice looking place, and everyone we talked to was friendly. It was a smaller community, and it seemed to have more women than men. We were interested in something a little larger and more active for Dad, with more men to socialize with.

Residents didn't seem very active

The rooms were very tiny and when we walked in, my husband and I, we talked to a woman for a few minutes and she walked us around the facility and there were 10 residents sitting there and I thought they were watching tv because no one was talking and I thought that wouldn't be good for my parents. The girl told us they did have a lot of activities and that it was just after lunch so they were sitting and digesting, it just didn't seem like the place for my parents. It was very clean, they have an ice cream shop and a hair salon and everything that all the other places have.



Location was key

We chose this community based on the location. It is located very conveniently for our family when we visit. The staff is friendly and so far everything seems to be going well.

Very Personal

For what you get, it's a good price. It's a smaller place with 36 to 40 residents, somthing like that. It's clean and seems to be very personal because of the size. There are lots of activities. My grandpa is 90 so he is able to be around people his age. He's going on little walks which gives him some exercise and they all sit by the fire after meals. He's actually getting out and being social. They don't push it, but they really try to include him.

24/4 Nurse on staff with CNA during t...

24/4 Nurse on staff with CNA during the day. Cost $2,855 for apartment; available in 1 week. additional fees per needs. Medicare can come in for rehab when needed. Check on Veterans Benefits. Has 43 residents;smaller place;I liked the staff, location, facility and security.

From the Community

Brookdale Place Merrillville provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our Brookdale community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional services, amenities and opportunities we offer. And, our residents can rest assured that as their needs change we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages our residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.

Our Optimum Life® and Celebrations programs provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of our residents, their families and associates alike. Optimum Life® is a journey of self-discovery including services, features and benefits that allow each resident to pursue their peak level of health, wholeness and fulfillment while balancing six key dimensions of personal wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful. As part of Optimum Life® we encourage our residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar with themed experiences, special events and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.