Brookdale – Senior Living Solutions

by | Jun 1, 2018 | Community Commerce

Brookdale Russellville is a unique assisted living community serving the River Valley and is part of a national network of Brookdale facilities around the nation. Opened in 1996 and located near Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, the Veterans VA Clinic, Millard-Henry Clinic, and Russellville Family Clinic, the facility offers 80 apartments including one and two bedroom floor plan options, studios and alcoves. Brookdale offers both independent and assisted living services and has a registered nurse on call 24 hours to help both staff and families.
Executive director Mindy Brigance notes the community support offered at Brookdale and speaks to the ways in which these systems connect residents to both their families to the larger community. “We host several different organizations and clubs in the building including the Retired Teachers Association meetings, the Forget Me Nots (a dementia support group), the River Valley Senior Network, and regular family nights with themed dinners and fun activities.” These gatherings, says Brigance, create a community of support for residents and families alike. “We also provide transportation for residents, Monday thru Friday.”
Brookdale serves patients ages 55 and up offering assistance with dressing, showering, grooming, medication management and transportation to and from doctor offices. They also work with local home health agencies to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy. “We also offer coordination of care,” explains Brigance. “This takes the struggle out of setting up appointments and allows family members serving as caregivers to go back to being a son or daughter rather than a full time caregiver.”
The staff of Brookdale has a “combined tenure of 40-plus years.” In addition to medical care, residents receive emotional and social support. Recent events included a quilt show, a Mother’s Day tea, and an Earth Day tree planting. Residents at Brookdale can also access a nondenominational church service every Saturday at 2 p.m., denominational church services every Sunday at 2 p.m., Community BINGO the fourth Thursday at 2 p.m., a well attended family night the third Tuesday of every month, Happy Hour offered twice monthly and movie night every Friday at 6 p.m. The facility also is home to the Brushed Salon open Tuesday through Friday.
You can learn more about Brookdale by visiting them online at and checking out their facebook page at Brookdale Russellville for regular updates and photos. The facility is located at 240 South Inglewood Drive in Russellville and can be reached at 479-890-6790.

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