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Brookstone Estates of Charleston
LIVE THE GOOD LIFE AT BROOKSTONE ESTATES OF CHARLESTON
Opened in 2001 and recently renovated in 2011, Brookstone Estates of Charleston is a premier residential community offering Independent Living and Memory Care. Located in Charleston, Illinois, our community is designed to promote creativity and independence within a safe and loving environment. We would love for you to visit us with your family and loved ones and see for yourself!
FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND YOU
With its convenient location near historic downtown Charleston, a host of dedicated services, and a wide array of amenities, each resident’s wants and needs are carefully tended to in an atmosphere dedicated to the closeness of family and friends. Residents enjoy board games, movies, cards, dominoes, and other social activities in our large and comfy family room. The many activity spaces, services, and amenities at Brookstone Estates of Charleston allow our residents to kick back, relax, and enjoy themselves with friends and family.
WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE
Life at Brookstone Estates of Charleston includes our dining program featuring fresh, home-cooked meals prepared by the Executive chef; full-service housekeeping; award-winning programs; daily wellness checks; and more. We drive groups to local markets, restaurants, and attractions, too. Have a request? We are more than happy to take you wherever you need or want to go—just ask!
THE BEST IN MEMORY CARE
Our state-of-the-art Memory Care center opened its doors in 2011. This beautiful and spacious building offers residents coping with Alzheimer’s and Dementia an opportunity to reside, dine, and enjoy activities in a supportive atmosphere unlike any other. Staffed by experienced and passionate caregivers, Brookstone Estates of Charleston’s Memory Care community promotes dignity and independence in a loving and caring environment.
INDEPENDENCE, JUST FOR YOU
Private or shared? Studio, one, or two bedrooms? Whatever you’re looking for, one of our apartment options is sure to suit your needs perfectly. We offer customized care plans for our residents, who can enjoy the time-saving amenities and social activities as much as they like. Each member of our community enjoys the opportunity to live life their own way, receiving assistance when required and freedom when desired.
CARE THAT’S ALWAYS THERE
Our Charleston Memory Care residents and residents’ families receive valuable peace of mind knowing that licensed nursing staff are available 24 hours a day and a security system is in place for residents with dementia. Prior to moving in, we speak with you and your physician to find just the right level of assistance that will allow you to enjoy your independence to the fullest. Together, we will compose an Individual Service Plan (ISP) to guide us in assisting you. We are here to help with medication reminders, special diet plans, shower assistance, dressing assistance, and more as needed. Our mission is to provide a lifestyle that fosters independence, actively engages the mind, invigorates the body and nurtures the spirit while offering you and your loved ones the peace of mind you deserve.
WORRY-FREE LIFESTYLE WITH JUST A SIMPLE LEASE
While some communities insist on new residents putting down huge, non-refundable payments up-front, we like to do things a little differently. We care about not only the physical and emotional well-being of our residents, but their financial health as well. That’s why we offer our residents all the perks of country club living without the expensive buy-in—just a simple lease.
We have spacious studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments for Charleston Independent Living, and we have private and semi-private apartment homes for Memory Care. Further detail regarding floor plans, amenities, and more can be found along the sidebar to the left.
Dining at Brookstone Estates of Charleston
Live Well, Dine Well
Allow our professionally trained service staff to present you with delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Senior Lifestyle, dining is an integral part of the resident experience, and we do everything we can to delight you with a personalized dining experience.
Dining Directors and Executive Chefs meet with residents to discuss and incorporate enhancements to the menu, special requests, diet restrictions and favorite recipes or foods. Residents can select healthy, locally sourced options based on the nutritional information, or they can simply opt to choose their favorites. And we always encourage residents and relatives to make special arrangements when expecting a family visit!
Services at Brookstone Estates of Charleston
Our Service Culture Makes the Difference
It’s the service culture at every Senior Living community that sets us apart. Our experienced, highly trained staff find everyday fulfillment as they help residents live life to the fullest. Below you will find the services and amenities available that are specific to this location, organized by lifestyle option.
Executive bio for Brookstone Estates of Charleston
Barbara’s favorite part about her role as Executive Director of Brookstone Estates of Charleston has been getting to know so many wonderful people.
“We are a local community with many residents from the Charleston area,” she says. “We have many retired Eastern Illinois University professors and staff here, and it all contributes to an atmosphere of togetherness and family.”
Barbara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where she was summa cum laude. She has one year of graduate studies in Clinical Counseling and is currently finishing her second year of graduate studies in gerontology. She expects to receive her master’s degree in December 2014. Barbara received the Elderhostel Award and the Distinguished Graduate Student in Gerontology Award in 2013, and she was president of the EIU chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, a gerontology honor society, in 2013.
Barbara is also a notary public, and she provides notary services to the residents, their families, and the community at no cost.
For fun, Barbara enjoys working with mosaics, crafts, and rock collecting. She is excited for you to experience Brookstone Estates of Charleston for yourself!
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Save $1,000 on Moving Expenses!*
Senior Lifestyle is here to lessen the load. That’s why we’re offering $1,000 off your moving expenses for move-ins prior to 12/31. We take pride in making everyday a happy day. This even includes moving day.
Request more info to receive a coupon for $1,000 off your Moving Expenses. Print out the $1,000 off coupon and bring it with you when you visit the community!
*Participating communities only. Limited-time offer applicable to new residents only and must be presented at the time of deposit.request info