Bridgeport Place, University Place WA
At Bridgeport Place, people can live a life of relaxation while they meet friends, enjoy restaurant-style meals, and receive compassionate long-term care. The community’s assisted living program is comprehensive, offering senior living solutions for people who need help with their daily activities.
Located in beautiful University Place, WA, Bridgeport Place residents have easy access to everything the surrounding area has to offer. From stunning views to quality locally-owned businesses, older adults have limitless opportunities for fun outside of the community.
Bridgeport Place offers four floor plans: two studios, a one-bedroom, and a two-bedroom. Residents can choose from a standard studio or a studio with an alcove, which offers additional space. Studio apartments feature a large living room that doubles as a sleeping area, creating an expansive, open living environment. One-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments offer more solitude thanks to their private bedrooms, but they may cost more than studio floor plans.
Each apartment is unique, with its own charm and interior decor. Assisted living residents may arrange their apartments as they please, make it feel like home. Regardless of the floor plan, each living unit features:
- Private bathrooms with large showers
- Kitchenettes with sinks and full-size refrigerators
- Expansive closet space
- Large windows and exceptional views
- Emergency call systems
Residents are welcome to prepare meals in their kitchenettes, but most are happy to eat in Bridgeport Place’s on-site restaurant. The restaurant serves an ever-changing selection of meals three times daily, featuring delicious recipes like marinated pork roast, garlic-herb chicken and baby back ribs. The menu changes monthly, letting residents try new meals and seasonal favorites on a daily basis.
The restaurant serves meals in a communal setting, letting assisted living residents enjoy company with their friends while dining. In addition to communal meals, Bridgeport Place offers the following amenities to encourage social interaction and creative expression among residents:
- Arts and crafts sessions
- Musical performances
- Guest speakers and lectures
- Fitness classes
- Game and movie nights
- Group outings and hikes
Social activities are open to all residents, including those in short-term respite care. By offering community events, Bridgeport Place stimulates their residents’ minds and helps them define their retirement with new hobbies, interests, and meaningful friendships.
Staff work with each person to develop an individualized care plan that fits their needs. Each person’s care plan is different and it changes as the person’s needs do. Bridgeport Place’s primary senior care services include:
- Personal care/assistance with activities of daily living
- Medication management
- Transportation to appointments
- Laundry and linen services
People who come to Bridgeport Place for short-term respite care are welcome to the same senior care services like long-term care residents. However, the community does not offer memory care services and may not be a suitable choice for people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Memory impairments and Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging and often require specialized care. Bridgeport Place is not equipped for people with moderate or severe memory loss, however, their staff can help prospective residents find a suitable memory care program in the community.
With exceptional senior care services and fun-filled amenities, Bridgeport Place is one of University Place’s most popular assisted living facilities. Check out the FAQ below for more general information about the community or use the link above to make an inquiry.
Prospective residents may consider scheduling a tour of Bridgeport Place to get a closer look at life in the community. Tours are open to everyone and guests are invited to a complimentary lunch during the experience. The staff answer questions and explain different facets of life in Bridgeport Place, making it easy for guests to compare the community with other assisted living and independent living communities in the area.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How do I know if Bridgeport Place is right for me?
Everyone’s care needs are different and they may change with age. Bridgeport Place offers a safe and soothing environment for people who need mild to moderate care, giving them a place to enjoy their retirement with the security of around-the-clock care.
However, the community’s services are limited to non-medical personal care. They are not licensed to provide skilled nursing care, nor may they provide ongoing medical treatments. To determine if Bridgeport Place is the right choice for senior care, interested parties can ask themselves the following questions to get a general idea of their care needs:
- Do they need ongoing medical attention to treat chronic illness or injury?
- Are they ambulatory?
- Do they need rehabilitation?
- Do they have Alzheimer’s or dementia?
- Do they need help with their activities of daily living?
If a person requires continual medical attention or they are non-ambulatory, Bridgeport Place may not be a suitable alternative to skilled nursing care. Their staff is not equipped to help people with advanced medical needs and the community may not admit applicants who require ongoing health care services for the person’s safety. The community cannot admit anyone they are not sure they can care for, and this may apply to people who fall into these categories.
The same principle applies to people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory loss and impairments introduce unique challenges into a person’s life that may require special care. Bridgeport Place does not have a memory care community on site, nor do they offer Alzheimer’s care services. Depending on the severity of a person’s symptoms, Bridgeport Place may not be a suitable choice for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
To learn more about Bridgeport Place’s senior care services and admission requirements, prospective residents can use the links above to make an inquiry or tour the community. The staff can answer questions about the spectrum of their services, helping older adults and their families understand which care options may be right for them.
Q: Is Bridgeport Place a good choice for people with Alzheimer's or dementia?
Bridgeport Place offers a wide variety of assisted living services and wellness programs, but they do not offer specialized memory care services. People with memory impairments, Alzheimer's or dementia are welcome at the facility if their symptoms do not facilitate specialized Alzheimer's care, but the community may not be the most suitable option compared to a dedicated memory care community.
To learn more about Bridgeport Place's options for people with Alzheimer's disease, use the link above to make an inquiry. If a person living with Alzheimer's needs dedicated dementia care to preserve their wellbeing, the community's staff can recommend a nearby senior living community with a memory care program.
Q: Is Bridgeport Place pet-friendly?
At Bridgeport Place, the staff believes animal companionship plays an important role in healthy aging. The community allows small, well-behaved animals to live on-site with their owners provided they fall within the community’s guidelines. Residents may have one pet at a time and the animal must be non-aggressive and non-destructive. To learn more about the community’s pet policy and requirements, prospective residents can use the link above to make an inquiry.
Q: How much does Bridgeport Place cost?
Bridgeport Place charges each resident a base rental fee and adds additional fees for each additional service a person receives. The rental fee includes the cost of room and board, housekeeping, and three daily meals, and varies depending on a person’s chosen floor plan and living arrangement.
To get a personalized price quote for Bridgeport Place, use the “Get Pricing” tool above.
From The Owner
Welcome to Bridgeport Place, a unique blend of retirement and assisted living serving the Tacoma metropolitan area including University Place, Fircrest, Steilacoom, DuPont, Lakewood and Gig Harbor. We’re passionate about giving residents the freedom to choose. What do you want to do today? Take a fitness class. Have lunch with friends. Enjoy a cooking class. Let’s go shopping. Try your hand at billiards. Massage, anyone? Don’t forget to set aside some quiet time to curl up with a good book in front of the library fireplace. Design just the day you want without the hassles of maintaining a home or the worry of accessing health care services. Choose from studio and spacious studio alcove-style apartments, plus one-and two-bedroom apartment suites. Plus, dining and shopping opportunities are just minutes away. Our care services staff include 12 hours of nursing care daily along with a 24-hour response system. Our hallmark is listening and responding to the needs of each individual and ... Keep Reading