Brookdale Senior Living owns and operates over 700 senior living communities and retirement communities in the United States. Brookdale was established in 1978 and is based in Brentwood, Tennessee.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Fortress Investments became the majority owner of Brookdale, holding approximately 51% of its share. Currently, Glenview Capital Management holds the largest number of shares. Brookdale has approximately 70,000 staff members and 100,000 residents.
As of 2018, it was the largest operator of senior housing in the United States.