Brighton Gardens of Bellaire

(866) 653-9337

4620 Bellaire Blvd, BELLAIRE, TX


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Short Term Care: Respite
  • Hospice

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

09/24/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

This place can not keep a Director. Look on the 5Star website and look at how many positions are always available. Everything is pretty good except the food is terrible. Possibly because they do not have anyone over the kitchen as well...

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    07/10/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    The facilities are filthy. The carpets are stained, the exterior and interior need a fresh coat of paint desperately. The furniture is dirty and appears to have had a rough life, as the wooden night stands are missing chunks of wood. The bed limits appear dirty, as well as, the living quarters in general. There was a stain on the remote from the prior resident. The wood below the window is rotten and separating from the wall.
    You feel as though you will catch a serious disease if you sit down or touch anything.

    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Brighton Gardens of Bellaire is a small, for profit, nursing home with 46 beds based in Bellaire, TX. At last check, the facility had 41 residents indicating that it is 89% occupied which is about average within the state of Texas. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Brighton Gardens Of Bellaire, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 89% of nursing homes in Texas. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 5 stars to 4 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Brighton Gardens Of Bellaire with other senior care providers in Texas. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 11/10/2011.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    01/30/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    A family member stayed here and their health severely declined 3 days after admission when we pulled him out and found other arrangements. He fell out of his bed 2 nights and the second time resulted in the ER with a cracked skull and back into the hospital. The Nursing staff was rude and even combative. He only stayed there 3 nights total before making other arrangements. I recommend looking for other options before letting a loved one stay here.

    12/14/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I absolutely loved this facility!!!

    05/02/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Brighton Gardens of Bellaire was one of the worst experiences I have ever had. There were so many issues during my mother-in-laws stay which resulted in her being transported by ambulance back to the hospital to the ICU unit.
    Over the course of her stay, her mental acuity went from 'normal' - coherent, lucid, oriented to date, time and place, to the complete opposite, suffering from in-hospital delirium. This was not addressed until it became a problem for the staff, to which their response was to have a psych evaluation without family input and started to medicate her with various psych drugs.
    She was in a diaper and had a foley during her entire stay. She would only be changed if it was requested during the night shift. One instance when it was requested that she be changed, her gown and sheets had fecal matter on them, the aide only changed her diaper and left her in her soiled gown and sheets. The staff never attempted to remove the foley or to work on bladder training. My belief for this is that it is easier and less frequent need to change her for only bowel movements than for urine two or three times a day.
    She was transported to the hospital on a prior occasion during her stay and was found to be severely dehydrated and had a UTI.
    On her last day at BG, we walked in to find her totally unresponsive and with a frightening low BP. Even though she was totally unconscious, the staff was trying to put food and drink in her mouth! They had given her an anti-psychotic medication with an increased dose. She did not even respond to painful stimuli. She was so dehydrated, it was difficult to start an IV.
    After being admitted to the ICU, we went to retrieve her items from her room (some items had gone missing during her stay, 2 night gowns and a plant) and only the administrative staff bothered to ask how she was and did not seem surprised that we would not bring her back.
    All in all, it may be just fine as a retirement home, but as a SNF, the skills are lacking, as are the compassion needed for that environment.

    03/24/2010  -  An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes:

    I was EXTREMELY unhappy with the care my father received. When he checked into the skilled nursing facility, after surgery at a local hospital. He was in reasonable shape, able to ambulate without assistance. After a week, he had lost 7 pounds, developed 2 pressure ulcers, had edema in both legs (I was told "it will go away"), he could no longer walk nor eat without assistance. The staff would respond with appropriate answers and they were very cordial, but their actions did not correspond to those answers. His complaints of pain were ignored by staff and he did not receive any additional treatment, other than medications that had been prescribed by his doctor while in a hospital. Realizing he was dying due to what seemed to be lack of care, I took him back to the hospital ER, where he was admitted and spent almost a month there. Then I moved him to another skilled nursing facility, which provided much better care. He is home now, living alone and doing extremely well. It is my strong opinion that he would have died at Brighton Gardens had I not taken him to an ER.

    Response: What other skilled nursing center did you take him to that provided better care that resulted in him being able to move back home?

    Response: I am stunned. I spent hours yesterday reading all of the state reports and the medicare reports and decided this was the best place within 30 minutes from home. Now I am stunned to read your review. I have no idea where to start now. He is at Triumph acute care center and I am so disappointed in that place that I thought this looked great. Please share where you went to that you liked. Please!

    Response: I had the same experience as you did. My mother suffered a stroke and was discharged from the hospital to Brighton for care. The staff would always give pat answers as to problems that surfaced. We had to ask that her teeth be brushed daily and that she be put in clothes rather than gowns that they seemed to want to keep her in. She was kept doped up and did not follow up with the hospital/doctors about changing medications. I was told by her roommate that some nights she was not even put into bed; she was allowed to stay in a wheelchair most of the night. She was rushed to the hospital due to severe dehydration after being there a month and the hospital later found three bacterial infections due to catheters being used; one of the bacteria was not immediately identifiable. Even with my family staying on the staff, this happened.

    09/22/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I feel that my son could not have picked a better facility for me. I think you have some very wonderful workers who have attended to me since I've been here are very caring and Godly name a few Lerlene, Monae, Cynthia, the main nurse Jennifer and Rose and Paience.(I am sure I have left some out but it is not intentional.) The cafeteria staff is also nice and the cooks are superb. The presentation of food is fantastic. It not only looks good but tastes good, also the persons at the recptionist desk are always ready to help, regardless of the nature of the call. In other words, my stay has been very plesant because of all of the above. I could not ask for more, My Doctor and his nurse practician, Jeannette, are very helpful. Jeanette takes her time with me and makes sure that I understand what is happening, My boys and their families are very pleased. I also enjoy my roommate and her family.

    Description of Brighton Gardens of Bellaire in BELLAIRE, TX

    Number of Beds : 46

    Offering skilled, warm assisted living and skilled nursing services, The Gardens of Bellaire is located in a picturesque community. For residents who cherish their independence but still need a helping hand with some daily activities, the assisted living program at The Gardens of Bellaire is designed for exactly such a lifestyle. Come experience true freedom, but one with compassionate care always nearby! Assisted living communities have many benefits. Research suggests that seniors who live near their peers and have a variety of social activities feel a greater sense of well-being. With assisted living, you'll enjoy senior-friendly apartments and a busy social calendar. Other services you'll find include around-the-clock supervision and security, access to professional nurses, emergency call systems, help with daily living, and nutritious meals prepared by chefs. These communities typically provide housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and a calendar of social events. Reside at The Gardens of Bellaire and enjoy an exciting new chapter of life, where residents can enjoy conversation and meet new friends. In this community, assisted living and skilled nursing services are provided. The help you'll find at assisted living communities is offered as necessary, with the goal of supplying the support services required to stay as self-reliant as possible. At The Gardens of Bellaire, seniors find the ideal services and amenities they need to live comfortably.



    Parking & Transportation
    • Resident Parking
    • Guest Parking
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Dogs
    • Cats
    • Birds
    Community Services
    • Activity Director
    • Concierge
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Service
    • Library
    • TV/Media Room
    Housing Options
    • Shared Room
    • Studio or Efficiency Apartment
    • 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • 1-Bedroom Home
    • 2+ Bedroom Apartment
    • 2+ Bedroom Home
    • Private Bedroom with Private Bath
    • Private Bedroom with Shared Bath
    • Air Conditioning
    • Cable Hook Up
    • Private Telephone Line
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    Dining Options
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snack
    • Restaurant Style
    • Buffet Style
    • Room Service as Needed
    • Ethnic Meals
    • Gluten-Free
    • Low Sugar
    • Low Sodium
    • Vegetarian
    • 24 Hour Controlled Access
    • Controlled-Access Garage
    • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
    • Emergency In-Room Call System
    • Fire Sprinkler System
    Personal Assistance
    • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
    • Catheter Management
    • Foot Care
    • Sitting, Standing, Walking
    • Toileting
    • Medication Management
    Behavioral Support
    • Hits, Kicks, or Acts Physically Aggressive
    • Yells, Curses, or Acts Verbally Aggressive
    • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
    • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
    • Paces or Rummages Habitually
    • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
    • Wanders
    • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
    Special Health Conditions
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Broken Bones
    • Cancer
    • Colostomy or Urostomy
    • Depression
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
    • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
    • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
    • Osteoporosis
    • Stroke
    • Tendency To Fall
    • Diabetic Diet
    • Oral Medication
    • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
    • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
    On-Site Therapy
    • Adult Day Care
    • Audiology
    • Dental Care
    • Eye Care
    • Massage Therapy
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Restorative Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Support Groups for Patients
    • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers
    Memory Care Services
    • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
    • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
    • Specialty Trained Staff
    • Safe Wandering Areas
    • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
    • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
    • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
    • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
    • Dementia Stage 1
    • Dementia Stage 2
    • Dementia Stage 3
    • Dementia Stage 4
    • Dementia Stage 5
    • Dementia Stage 6
    • Dementia Stage 7

    Demographic Profile for BELLAIRE, TX, 77401


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    40.6 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    62% Above
    Cost of Food
    15% Below
    3% Above
    3% Below

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    15.8 / 100
    Water Quality
    37 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    10 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes