- On-Site Medical Staff
- Chef Prepared Meals
- Dietary Accommodations
- Transportation Services
- Laundry Service
- 24-Hour Staff
- Medication Management
- Planned Activities
- Pet Friendly
- Multiple Floor Plans
- Private Rooms
- Fitness Center
- Activity Space
- Theater Room
- Beauty Salon
- Outdoor Patio
- Walking Paths
- Free Wi-Fi
- Senior Living
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
- Nursing Home
- At-Home Care
- Respite Care
Welcome to: Edgewood Castle Hills in Boise
Edgewood Castle Hills (formerly Brookdale) is a cozy 55-bed Assisted Living community, located near Pierce Park in northwest Boise. We offer an enhanced version of home by providing on-site care, services and amenities that facilitate independence and convenience. Plus, our residents also enjoy the benefit of having on-site Therapy Services, Home Health and Hospice provided by Edgewood’s healthcare services divisions, CaringEdge and All Care. But we’re not just tooting our own horn; hear what one of our happy residents has to say:
“Our family has had just a brief experience with Edgewood so far, but we really appreciate everything your team has done for mom already! The building improvements, the new menus and activities and the overall feeling around the community is so positive. We appreciate the compassionate staff and really enjoy getting the know all the other residents. Mom loves living at Castle Hills!”
– Sarah, resident family
Visit us! Come in for a tour or stop by for one of our many community events. Learn why residents and families who use our Assisted Living services are consistently our number one referral source every year! We’re excited to meet you and show you all the reasons why you or your loved ones will want to make Edgewood Castle Hills home.
Make Yourself at Home
We know home isn’t a place as much as it is a feeling, and we can help ease your mind and create the connections that will make Edgewood home. Our Assisted Living offers gracious living spaces with sun-filled rooms and remarkable amenities, plus the people to provide the care you need, when you need it. The notion of moving out of the place you’ve called home for 10, 20 or even 50 years is a difficult and scary thought, but with our friendly faces and warm environments we can help you make your home right here.
Balanced, Comfortable Care
The unique combination of Edgewood’s housing, healthcare and comfortable amenities can truly make a difference in the life of you and your family. Our approach offers a continuum of care, with services customized for each individual’s needs. Residents can live as independently as they choose and still receive the care they choose, when they need it. Our team members are dedicated to your well-being and can provide a range of support.
We provide or gladly arrange:
On-site 24-hour staffing
Scheduled consultation with our nursing services
24-hour on-call access to a registered nurse
Emergency pendant system
Assistance monitoring blood pressure, pulse and temperature
Assistance monitoring blood sugar and weight
Three delicious meals per day plus snacks
Medication management and assistance ordering
Help dressing, bathing, grooming and with other activities of daily living
Scheduled transportation or coordination of transportation to medical appointments
Laundry & linen services
Daily life enrichment activities and regular outings
Common community amenities include:
Chapel with worship services
Family dining room
Outdoor courtyards and gardens
Comforts of Home
Edgewood’s Memory Care residents live as independently as possible within a smaller, more comfortable environment. Our communities are designed to feel like any cozy home; there are spaces to gather, socialize and relax with family and friends. Our communities are designed to simulate the comfort, sounds, smells and feeling of home that ignite our residents’ long-term memories to bring them joy and contentment.
No detail is too small, and while we offer soothing room colors and décor throughout, residents are encouraged to bring their own special pictures, furniture and treasures to make their apartment home.
Our open floor plan allows residents to see every area of their home without having to open doors or walk long hallways. The open concept provides clarity and prompts them to interact with their surroundings and new friends, keeping them engaged, which reduces wandering, behaviors and depression while promoting physical and social well-being.
Alzheimer’s and memory loss affect everyone differently. Our staff-to-resident ratio allows us to provide personal attention and help residents maintain daily living skills. That’s coupled with ongoing training for our staff to understand the conditions and challenges associated with this illness.
Edgewood staff members reaffirm what residents do remember, to help improve self-esteem and reinforce positive experiences. Residents may also assist staff in activities such as meal preparation, cleanup, folding laundry and other tasks to help them enjoy the community feeling.
Wondering about the random household items such as old gardening supplies, a laundry basket full of clothes, or a bassinet and baby dolls lying around our community? These are part of Edgewood’s Life Stations; they help our residents spark old memories and create activities that encourage interest, movement and interaction. They are also helpful in the retention of memories from years past and help create new moments of joy.
Using activities such as gardening, working with tools, desk work and folding laundry, Life Stations help our residents revisit and retain memories in a comforting way, and provide a sense of purpose through familiar activities. Residents who engage in Life Stations are less likely to wander, have reduced levels of stress and anxiety, and exhibit a calmer demeanor.
Our Life Stations are designed to be engaging for each community’s residents, by studying their biographies – where did they work, what were their hobbies, etc. These Life Stations are dynamic and will reflect the wants, needs and historical past of our residents, and will need to adapt as our population changes. It is important that the residents define the Life Stations and not vice versa. Ask our staff for ideas on how to create your own Life Stations at home.
Edgewood Memory Care Residents Receive
24-hour staffing with nurse coverage
Safe environment with secured doors and fenced courtyard
Staff members with specific Alzheimer’s and memory care training
Three nutritious home-cooked meals and snacks
Group and individualized activities
Assistance with bathing, grooming and dressing
Medication administration under nurse supervision
Consultation with physicians and other care providers
Laundry and housekeeping services
Barber/Beauty Salon services available (additional fee)
Life Stations designed to spark past memories
Remove the Worry; Stay with Us
Short-Term Stays are exactly what they say they are: brief, overnight stays in a fully-furnished Assisted Living or Memory Care apartment. Stays can be as short as 24 hours or up to several months, and may be for a family member or yourself. If you are a caregiver to a family member, a short-term stay might be just the thing to remove worry and allow you to take that long overdue vacation. Maybe you are preparing for or recovering from surgery, or are considering a move to Assisted or Independent Living but are not ready to commit to a move. Either for a family member while you’re away, or yourself when you need a little extra help, a short-term stay might be right for you. Knowing that Edgewood has more than 20 years of expertise in operating Short-Term Stay programs means you can remove the worry and stay with us.
Short-Term Stay residents enjoy all the same services and amenities as our full-time residents:
24-hour staffing and on-call nurse coverage
Safe, secure environment
Care from staff members with specific training in aging and memory care
Nutritious, home-cooked meals and snacks
Individual and group activities
Assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing and other activities of daily living
Medication assistance with nurse supervision
Daily life enrichment activities and regular outings
Laundry and linen services
Edgewood prides itself on being a big, small company, deeply rooted in the upper Midwest; large enough to provide all the benefits of a full-service senior healthcare company, yet small enough for each community team to be involved in the day-to-day life of each resident. The Edgewood difference is about truly improving lives and being there when you need us.
Edgewood’s Core Values
Honesty and dependability
Respect for all
Commitment to serve our residents
Commitment to continuous quality development
Commitment to teamwork
A Culture of Excellence
The mission of Edgewood is to provide precision senior housing and healthcare services. Based on our commitment to standards of excellence and our core cultural values, we will achieve the best possible outcomes in terms of quality and value for our customers and financial success for our investors.
The Edgewood Difference
Industry leaders focused on enriching the lives of our residents through exceptional care and innovative programs.
An industry leader with this unique program, we can help reduce the volume of medication by improving health and, in turn, help reduce the risk of falls.
Fall Risk Reduction
Another innovative program, utilizing physical therapy, exercise programs and other protocols to improve strength and endurance, we can help decrease the frequency and severity of falls.
Resident Advocacy Program
We ensure residents are free from neglect or abuse by being an industry leader with this proactive and transparent program.
Life Enrichment Program
More than just activities on a calendar, it’s connections and involvement we provide our residents daily.
Providing delicious homemade meals based on individual likes with healthy, dietitian-approved options.
Chef Specialist Program
Designed to provide educational resources and hands-on training to enhance skills and add creativity to the dining experience, keeping Edgewood on the cutting edge.
Legacy Memory Care Training Program
Meticulously developed to create knowledgeable and empowered employees who make a difference in residents’ lives by making real connections.
Life Stations help our residents revisit and retain memories in a comforting way, and provide a sense of purpose through familiar activities.
Connecting Through Compassion
Real people, real compassion and real care through advocacy, enrichment and education. That’s the Edgewood difference.
Walk for Alzeimers Event
All of our Edgewood locations are actively involved in our communities, through projects and organizations that fit our mission and our passion for vibrant lifestyles. Here are just a few examples of our current corporate responsibility activities:
In addition to ongoing fundraising and efforts to raise awareness for the disease and its research, Edgewood proudly sponsors a corporate Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, as well as local teams at many of our 60+ communities. We also participate annually in the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day event. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association