When seniors need assistance with daily living activities or memory care, The Sheridan at Lakewood Ranch offers compassionate care in an upscale setting that redefines the experience of living in a retirement community.
The Windsor is a licensed assisted living and memory care residence dedicated to providing quality services in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve.
Aging in place in a gorgeous Florida setting is possible when you join Sun Towers Retirement Community because we offer a continuum of long-term care services that are complemented by first-class amenities.
Located in beautiful North Port, Florida, The Springs of South Biscayne offers assisted living and memory care amidst an atmosphere of timeless elegance. We strive on providing the care and comfort to allow seniors to age in place.
For families seeking memory care or assisted living services for a loved one, they can trust Osprey Health Care Center to deliver the compassionate care that is needed for them to remain active and enjoy life.
Kobernick Anchin Benderson is the Sarasota region's only rental retirement community featuring a full continuum of care. As a non-profit community committed to Jewish family values, we are committed to ensuring dignity through all of life's seasons.
<p>You could take a meal to your room at Heron House. It was nice, and they had separate bedroom facilities, which I liked. It’s well taken care of, clean, and had nice landscaping. The staff was very friendly, and the residents seemed pleased.</p>
<p>Heron House was OK. The staff was very good, very informative, professional, kind, and sounded caring. I just didn't like the room layout. It was in a good location, and the place looked clean. They showed us a couple of rooms, the memory care wing, and where the residents could go outside in a secured area. They had a very nice dining room.</p>
Spanish explorers first discovered the bay area around 1513. Surviving maps from the 1700s name it Zara Zoté, which is thought to be what the Native Americans called it. When the United States took control of Florida it was first Sara Sota, later combined before statehood to Sarasota. Until the late 1800s, Sarasota was a seasonal fishing settlement with no permanent residents. Several wealthy families from the North came together by accident over a period of about 40 years, contributing to year round settlement. By the end of World War I, the city had just over 2,000 people. Assisted living in Sarasota can be quite enjoyable with beautiful beaches on several keys. A consistent year round climate, thanks to the warm Gulf of Mexico water, allows seniors to spend as much time as they choose outside.
Organizations Serving Seniors in Sarasota
Many non-profit organizations support Sarasota assisted living seniors. The Sarasota Friendship Centers are the primary senior centers for the community. In addition to traditional activities found at senior centers, the Friendship Cafés offer several dining locations in Sarasota County. Both Meals on Wheels of Sarasota and Friendship Meals on Wheels provide home delivery meals to Sarasota assisted living residents. A pioneer nationally, Sarasota County’s Friendship Center provides Health and Dental Services to those over 55 with lower fixed incomes or limited access to insurance from a fully volunteer-based staff of doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. Sarasota assisted living seniors can utilize SCAN, a service of the county, which offers an exhaustive directory of services available to seniors. iTN Sarasota is a truly unique transportation service providing a 24/7 membership-based, taxi-like service, but with the care assisted living Sarasota seniors would expect. The service’s motto is “Arm through arm. Door through door.” No money is exchanged and tipping is not allowed. It’s like having your own car, only seniors get to ride rather than drive. One additional resource of services available to Sarasota assisted living residents is the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, which provides a long list of providers of senior services statewide. Sarasota County Area Transport (SCAT) provides bus service along 24 routes from 5am to midnight, 7 days a week.
Sarasota Senior-Friendly Activities
One look at the Friendship Center’s Activities Calendar and you’ll quickly realize there is plenty to keep Sarasota assisted living seniors busy. From a class on how to use an iPhone to painting watercolors, yoga, hula dancing, bingo, and mahjong, the list of activities is diverse enough to engage any senior in an enjoyable activity. It will take multiple trips to the Ringling Museum to feel like you’ve seen it all. John Ringling, one of the five brothers who owned “The Greatest Show on Earth,” started the museum with his own personal collection in the 1920s. Today, the museum is under the care of the University of Florida. Take a leisurely stroll through the Mote Laboratory & Aquarium to see oceanic life up close. Assisted living Sarasota seniors can find additional places of interest at the Visit Sarasota website.
Sarasota Medical Facilities
Sarasota Memorial Hospital is one of nation’s top 100 cardiac treatment centers. Sarasota assisted living residents can rest assured that the hospital’s Geriatric Department works directly with the majority of area assisted living facilities, providing oversight and assistance to their staff. The hospital is one of 15 in the State of Florida with a Memory Disorder Clinic to help patients with various memory issues. Doctors Hospital of Sarasota provides excellent care and has a renowned Orthopedic and Spine Center.
The median cost of Assisted Living in Sarasota for a single-occupancy apartment is $3,098/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.