Assisted Living near Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Senior housing types near Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Atria Willow Wood

    Atria Willow Wood

    2855 W Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    (50)
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    Atria Willow Wood is a 278-apartment retirement community located on more than 18 acres of extensively landscaped grounds in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Our community caters to independent living, assisted living, and memory care residents. Our excellent location provides seclusion from traffic and the...

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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Plantation

    Five Star Premier Residences of Plantation

    8500 West Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322
    (2)
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    Formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt in Plantation Write your next chapter today. enjoy embrace engage enrich Are you ready to embrace a whole new level of independence? Classic Residence in Plantation is the community where you'll find The Vital Elements that are important to living life to the...

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  • Touched By Angels Assisted of Care

    2780 NW 13 Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
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    Touched By Angels Assisted of Care is located in Fort Lauderdale, a city in Florida in Broward County. This senior care home is part of one of the most popular tourist cities in Florida, attracting thousands of tourists each year on account of it sunny weather, mild temperatures, endless white...

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  • Annie's Retirement Home

    1650 NE 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
    (3)
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    Annie's Retirement Home is a fascinating senior care home in the region of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the Broward County. Our home has been set up in a great space that is encompassed by a great and beautiful surrounding. We have a very spacious courtyard where our seniors can take time to relax...

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  • Symphony at the Waterways

    Symphony at the Waterways

    3001 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
    (6)
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    Symphony at the Waterways is located in Ft. Lauderdale on the intracoastal with gorgeous views. We offer enhanced living, assisted living and memory care. We opened our doors almost two years ago. Our residents engage socially and physically every day with a variety of activities to choose from...

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  • Avon Manor

    Avon Manor

    4531 SW 34th Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    (4)
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    Avon Manor is a senior care home located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which is Broward County. The city is known as a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches and canals. Fort Lauderdale is a gorgeous place to live; the extra activities and events make the area ideal for friends...

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  • Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale (Opening Fall/Winter 2019)

    Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale (Opening Fall/Winter 2019)

    1031 Seminole Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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  • Villa Rio Vista

    1115 SE 6th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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    Villa Rio Vista is an assisted living community located in one of Fort Lauderdale, FL's premier neighborhoods in the heart of downtown. Located along the banks of the scenic Tarpon River and just minutes from all the entertainment of Las Olas, Villa Rio Vista is a beautiful, cozy assisted living...

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  • Ranmar Gardens

    1454 NE 56th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
    (1)
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    Ranmar Gardens is a senior care home located in the stunning city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in Broward County. The community is located within a one mile radius of some major health care providers such as the Holy Cross Hospital and the Broward Health Imperial Point. The Floranda Park and the Bay...

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  • The Caring Place

    2953 NW 10th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
    (1)
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    The Caring Place The Caring Place is a residential care home for seniors in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, FL part of Broward County. This ocean side town is home to many beaches, inland waterways, parks, museums and performing arts centers. Known as the 'Venice of America', Fort Lauderdale is a...

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  • Kozy Kove Assisted Living Facility

    Kozy Kove Assisted Living Facility

    490 Northwest 45th Terrace, Plantation, FL 33317
    (10)
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    About Us Kozy Kove Assisted Living Facility, Inc. is a licensed residential facility tucked into a lovely neighborhood in beautiful Plantation, FL. What sets Kozy Kove apart is that our assisted living home is owned and operated by two licensed nurses who provide direct personal care to our...

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  • Presidential Place

    Presidential Place

    3880 South Circle Drive, Hollywood, FL 33021
    (31)
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    Once you enter Presidential Place you will find a warm, home like atmosphere with friendly faces and supportive staff. Presidential Place offers spacious apartments with seven different floor plans to choose from. We offer a diverse and enriching activity program. Our staff is here to serve your...

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  • Colonial at Fort Lauderdale

    Colonial at Fort Lauderdale

    2801 Northwest 55th Avenue, Lauderhill, FL 33313
    (10)
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    Colonial Assisted Living at Fort Lauderdale is truly unique within assisted living communities located in Broward County, Florida. This newly renovated community has been featured in many design editorials and is competing for the nation’s best designed affordable assisted living award. From the...

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  • Angel Care Assisted Living Facility

    Angel Care Assisted Living Facility

    2821 NE 18th St, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
    (2)
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    We are a six-bed luxury assisted living facility located in a single family home. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life to our residents. We provide the highest quality of resident care. We are committed to providing services to those from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Angel care will...

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  • The Forum at Deer Creek

    The Forum at Deer Creek

    3001 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
    (7)
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    The Forum at Deer Creek is an Independent Full-Service Retirement Community. An easy drive from the West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale airports, The Forum at Deer Creek is a beautiful country club community surrounded by water and lush landscaping. In this amazing country club setting, we pride...

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  • Oasis Palms Inc.

    Oasis Palms Inc.

    12629 SW 21st Street, Miramar, FL 33027
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    When searching for affordable luxury assisted retirement living in Miramar, look no further than Oasis Palms Inc. We understand that our residents' needs change as they mature, so we offer licensed assisted living care services for residents who need a little extra help with certain activities of...

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  • The Preserve at Palm-Aire

    The Preserve at Palm-Aire

    3701 W. McNab Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
    (66)
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    The Preserve at Palm-Aire provides the highest quality of geriatric care, assisted and independent living in the Pompano Beach, Florida area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and...

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  • Active Senior Living Residence

    Active Senior Living Residence

    9057 Northwest 57th Street, Tamarac, FL 33351
    (5)
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    Active Senior Living Residence meets more than the basic needs of its residents. Our family has more than 25 years of experience seeing to your loved ones care and your peace of mind. We are family owned and operated. Our unique home provides a garden walk up setting for your relatives to enjoy....

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  • HarborChase of Coral Springs

    HarborChase of Coral Springs

    2975 Northwest 99th Way, Coral Springs, FL 33065
    (16)
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    Welcome to HarborChase of Coral Springs! Our assisted living community is located near the wonderful shops on University Drive and the Coral Springs Medical Center. We even offer our very own 'Mainstreet', a warm and welcoming gathering place where you'll find a beauty shop, post office, wellness...

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  • Atria Tamarac - Assisted Living

    Atria Tamarac - Assisted Living

    7650 N University Dr, Tamarac, FL 33321
    (32)
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    Set on beautifully manicured grounds in Broward County, Atria Tamarac is a vibrant community designed to help older adults enjoy the benefits of a simplified lifestyle. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, each with a kitchen or kitchenette. Just...

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  • Sonata Boca Raton

    Sonata Boca Raton

    9591 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434
    (16)
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    Sonata Boca Raton offers assisted living and memory care options for seniors in Boca Raton, Florida. We are just 20 minutes away from Highland Beach and nearby many local restaurants. Find a new book to read in our library, watch your favorite movie in one of our living spaces or enjoy the sun from...

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  • The Atrium at Boca Raton

    The Atrium at Boca Raton

    1080 Northwest 15th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33486
    (16)
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    The Atrium at Boca Raton offers Assited Living and Memory Care, we deliver the finest quality in senior living care, and are recognized in our industry for both quality and innovation. The Atrium at Boca Raton has been voted ' The Best of Boca by the readers of the Forum Publishing Group. Guided by...

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  • Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach

    Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach

    1050 SW 24th Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
    (25)
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    Welcome to Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach, our lovely assisted living and memory care community is located in Deerfield Beach, FL, and minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Grand Villa offers outstanding features and amenities that help our residents live every day to the fullest! Grand Villa offers...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace

    Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace

    5500 NW 69th Ave, Lauderhill, FL 33319
    (69)
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    Discover Luxury Senior Living Escape to Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace. Journey beyond the predictable and uninspiring. Escape the ordinary. Discover affordable luxury senior living at Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace. Here you can immerse yourself in an exclusive lifestyle reserved for...

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  • Margate Manor

    Margate Manor

    1189 W River Drive, Margate, FL 33063
    (7)
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    Margate Manor is a lovely, quaint 64 bed Assisted Living Residence abutting the shores of Margate Lake. Upon entering the immaculate premises one is impressed with both serenity and a very lively atmosphere. It is a mixture of a New England Bed and Breakfast with an Old Florida feel. Margate Manor...

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  • Margate Assisted Living & Adult Care Center

    Margate Assisted Living & Adult Care Center

    521 NW 70th Way, Margate, FL 33063
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    Enjoy all the comfort of home without the worry. Enjoy a variety of social activities! Looks like home, feels like family! Our caregivers treat you with respect and dignity. You've tried the rest now try the best!

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  • Imperial Club

    Imperial Club

    2751 NE 183rd Street, Aventura, FL 33160
    (13)
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    Welcome to Imperial Club , Aventura's best value in full-service retirement living. We are a community for those desiring either an Independent retirement lifestyle, with additional services, such as our Independent Plus Program or Assisted Living services, available for when residents' needs change...

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  • Williamsburg Landing

    Williamsburg Landing

    1776 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
    (1)
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    Williamsburg Landing is known for its picturesque setting. A short walk to the back of our property puts you on Fort Lauderdale's scenic Middle River. If anything defines us it has to be this peaceful view, that, and the phenomenal care our staff provides to each and every single resident....

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  • The Horizon Club

    The Horizon Club

    1208 South Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
    (4)
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    Located just minutes from I-95, the Sawgrass Expressway and Florida's Turnpike, the Horizon Club is also close to gourmet restaurants and shopping.  Nestled in a park-like setting of 15 wooded acres, our community offers to our residents a lake, walking paths, three courtyards with tropical...

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  • Sonata at Coconut Creek

    Sonata at Coconut Creek

    4175 West Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
    (33)
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    Sonata at Coconut Creek offers assisted living and memory care options for seniors in Coconut Creek, Florida. Our community is conveniently located nearby the promenade at Coconut Creek, Butterfly World and many restaurants and shops. Play pool with friends, relax by the fireplace with a good book...

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  • Golden Swan Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility

    Golden Swan Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility

    4755 Northwest 76th Street, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
    (5)
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    WELCOME to Golden Swan Assisted Living Memory Care Facility, (6 beds) "A Place like Home". We are a family owned, with several years of experience in senior care. We specializes in caring Patients with Parkinson's, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. We cater 6 seniors 24 hrs. per day, by 2...

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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood

    Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood

    2480 North Park Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
    (1)
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    Formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt in Hollywood Write your next chapter today. enjoy embrace engage enrich Are you ready to embrace a whole new level of independence? Classic Residence in Hollywood is the community where you'll find The Vital Elements that are important to living life to the...

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  • Holy Garden Assisted Living Facility

    Holy Garden Assisted Living Facility

    2904 North 36th Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33021
    (3)
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    We will treat your loved one as part of our family and provide a comfortable environment they can call HOME. Holy Garden ALF is conveniently located in the Hollywood Gardens neighborhood of Hollywood, within walking distance to TY Park. Our luxurious 6 bed residence features well appointed rooms...

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  • The Sterling Aventura

    The Sterling Aventura

    2777 Northeast 183rd Street, Aventura, FL 33160
    (21)
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    Welcome to resort-style living! Our eight-story building is in an unbeatable location, near many attractions and resources and just five miles from the beach. Offering Aventura Assisted Living and Memory Care services, our dedicated staff here at The Sterling Aventura would like to welcome you and...

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  • Avalon Park Retirement

    Avalon Park Retirement

    604 N 62nd Ave, Hollywood, FL 33024
    (5)
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    Avalon Park Retirement offers a modern retirement lifestyle in the beautiful ocean side community of Hollywood Florida. Apartments and residences in Avalon Park Retirement are comfortable and accessible, providing all the remarkable amenities and beauty to be found at the edge of the Atlantic ocean....

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  • Brookdale Deer Creek

    Brookdale Deer Creek

    2403 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
    (47)
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    Fine Senior Living for Exceptional Seniors You won’t find many senior living communities like this. Florida seniors who are looking to put a little more elegance in their senior living lifestyle have found the right place. We offer exceptional assisted living and memory care options for seniors in...

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  • First Choice Assisted Living Facility

    First Choice Assisted Living Facility

    2221 Jamaica Drive, Miramar, FL 33023
    (3)
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    First Choice Assisted Living Facility First Choice ALF of Miramar, is a full service assisted living facility specializing in individualized care of our residence and one of a kind service. We are experienced and dedicated professionals with over 15 years of experience in the nursing field, owned...

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  • Brookdale Sunrise

    Brookdale Sunrise

    4201 Springtree Dr, Sunrise, FL 33351
    (44)
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    Brookdale Sunrise provides excellent assisted living and memory care options for seniors in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our ideal location among many quality shopping centers and restaurants creates a wonderful setting for seniors to enjoy retirement life. Our intimate community is an ideal place for...

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  • Stratford Court at Boca Pointe

    Stratford Court at Boca Pointe

    6343 Via De Sonrisa Del Sur, Boca Raton, FL 33433
    (58)
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    Sunrise Independent Living is for seniors who want to maintain their rich and rewarding life without the responsibilities of running a household. Here, you're given independence and options. We offer a choice of apartment floor plans, restaurant-style dining, housekeeping services, exercise and...

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  • The Court at Palm Aire

    The Court at Palm Aire

    2701 North Course Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
    (5)
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    The Court at Palm-Aire is a continuing care retirement community, offering independent & assisted living, skilled nursing and many ancillary wellness services, in the exclusive neighborhood of Palm Aire in Pompano Beach. In addition to spacious apartments, three chef-prepared meals daily, weekly...

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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Boca Raton

    Five Star Premier Residences of Boca Raton

    22601 Camino Del Mar, Boca Raton, FL 33433
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt in Boca Raton Write your next chapter today. enjoy embrace engage enrich Are you ready to embrace a whole new level of independence? Classic Residence in Boca Raton is the community where you'll find The Vital Elements that are important to living life to the...

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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Pompano Beach

    Five Star Premier Residences of Pompano Beach

    1371 South Ocean Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
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    For over 22 years, Premier Residences of Pompano Beach has served the needs of our residents in our beautiful Ocean View community. As part of the Five Star Senior Living family, we proudly provide both Independent Living and Assisting Living services and amenities that cater to the needs of older...

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  • Veranda Club

    Veranda Club

    6061 Palmetto Circle North, Boca Raton, FL 33433
    (24)
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    Gain a new perspective at Veranda Club, located in sunny Boca Raton, Florida. Our community offers Independent Living and Assisted Living services in a warm environment that encourages social activities, wellness and comfort. Residents enjoy weekly happy hours, visiting lecturers and Shabbat...

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  • Waterside Landing (Opening Spring 2019)

    Waterside Landing (Opening Spring 2019)

    5600 Lakeside Drive North, Margate, FL 33063
    (53)
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    Building an Exceptional Life We are an assisted living and independent living community for seniors where you can find a wonderful retirement lifestyle that lets you trade the hassle and stress of living at home for comfort and relaxation surrounded by other seniors just like you. Our intimate...

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  • Vi at Aventura

    Vi at Aventura

    19333 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Imagine waking up every day to gorgeous views on your balcony at Vi at Aventura. Enjoy an uncompromising lifestyle in an extraordinary place that you will love calling home. Vi at Aventura is a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), located in Aventura,...

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  • Colonial at Miami

    Colonial at Miami

    1864 Northwest 175th Street, Miami, FL 33056
    (4)
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    Colonial Assisted Living at Miami offers care for those in need of assistance with daily living activities but do not require the full time healthcare services from a nursing home. The Miami area provides warm temperatures and plenty of sunny days for retirement living. Colonial Assisted Living at...

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  • Park Summit

    Park Summit

    8500 Royal Palm Boulevard, Coral Springs, FL 33065
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Park Summit is a premier continuing care rental retirement community, offering independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. We are located approximately 20 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale, in the city of Coral Springs, on seven beautifully-landscaped acres. We are...

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  • Flamingo Care

    Flamingo Care

    1270 Northeast 174th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
    (3)
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    Flamingo Care is a senior care home located in North Miami Beach, FL in Miami-Dade County. This residence is designed in apartment style for ease assistance to everyday activities and is wheelchair accessible. Its geographical location in North Miami Beach is an added advantage because of the...

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  • The Peninsula

    The Peninsula

    5100 W Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33023
    (52)
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    The Peninsula Assisted Living Community offers assisted living and secured memory and Alzheimer's care services in Hollywood, Florida. Licensed for 200 residents, The Peninsula is full of vibrant activity while also offering a warm and comfortable feel. The residence offers affordable assisted...

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  • Golden Swan of Boca Assisted Living Memory Care

    Golden Swan of Boca Assisted Living Memory Care

    19494 Hampton Dr, Boca Raton, FL 33434
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    Welcome to Golden Swan of Boca by the Golf Course! We are an Assisted Living Memory Care Home Facility 6 Beds.Offering 24-7 on Duty 2 Compassionate and lovely Certified Nursing Assistances, well training Very proud to caring seniors with memory loss Parkinson's, Alzheimer's or another type of...

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Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living facilities offer lodging and care to seniors who want some assistance with day-by-day tasks like taking medications, making meals and keeping up with cleaning. Assisted living facilities come in all sizes and shapes, so touring them may be the most effective way to determine which one is most beneficial for you or your family member.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

No-one assisted living community is similar to another. At the very least, assisted living provides independently minded seniors foods and snack foods, help with things such as showering and getting dressed, and a wide variety of activities such as wellness programs, cultural occasions, excursions plus much more, all in a safe and sound environment with people their age.

What Are ADLs?

If you are researching assisted living, you’ve very likely run into the acronym ADLs, which means the Activities of Daily Living. These consist of:

  • Bathing and showering
  • Toileting
  • Dressing
  • Feeding (however, not meal planning)
  • Continence
  • Functional mobility, which includes getting in and out of a bed or seat

Developed in the 1950s, ADLs evaluate a person's overall health and function. In general, older adults who can manage ADLs by themselves but who are thinking about a switch to senior living could be better prospects for independent living. For those who have questions in what care type may be the best suit for your loved one, contact A Place for Mom. Our Senior Living Advisors can answer any queries you might have about assisted living, independent living, memory care, life plan communities and even more.

Assisted Living Vs. Nursing Homes

The word “assisted living” was first used in the 1980s to spell it out a new kind of residential living for old adults that was significantly not the same as more typical nursing home models. Assisted living is created for individuals who need some support with day to day activities but who still expect degree of independence and who want to live in an apartment-like situation such as a studio or a one-bedroom apartment. Many assisted living facilities provide a full calendar of activities and events and offer multiple meal options to focus on varied tastes and preferences, including special eating plans and restaurant-style options. Small pets are often permitted.

In contrast, the sign of nursing homes is that they offer skilled nursing care. They are designed to meet the needs of seniors and other people who have health challenges that require 24x7 medical attention. Meals are usually served in a communal dining room and residents reside in private or shared bedrooms. Some nursing homes also include short-term therapeutic care. Nursing homes today are also called convalescent care centers, nursing centers, skilled nursing facilities and long-term care communities. Since they provide more services, nursing homes are more costly than assisted living facilities.

Both skilled nursing and assisted living facilities may offer memory care, which is specific support for individuals coping with cognitive decline. In fact, 40% of the individuals who reside in the state of Florida are living with some type of dementia, based on the National Center for Assisted Living. Generally, people living with the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia are greatest served by assisted living communities while people living with later levels of dementia require the medical care of a nursing home.

What Is Assisted Living Like?

Whilst every facility can be unique, here are some attributes that a majority of assisted living communities share:

  • They offer assorted degrees of care, occasionally at different prices.
  • They provide assorted living choices, from studios to one-bedroom flats.
  • Many allow people to bring their private small pets, including birds, cats and in some cases smaller sized dogs.
  • They focus on differing backgrounds, traditions and hobbies and interests. Some communities, for instance, are faith-based, while others are multi-lingual, with activities and dining options to complement. Still more are designed for retired military or college or university alumni and might be even located on or near university campuses.
  • They may offer accommodations for couples as well as individuals.
  • They range in size. Some facilities have as few as 20 residents, while some many have significantly more than 200.

With so many choices to choose from, choosing the best community can feel overwhelming. Our Senior Living Advisors can help. They reside in the areas they serve. When you talk with a Senior Living Advisor, she or he will ask a few questions to better determine what you are looking for, what your budget is and what special wants your loved one may have. Best of all their assistance is no cost!

When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living?

In the event you are asking this question, chances are good that it’s time you learn more about senior living. Below are a few other signs that assisted living could be ideal for both your family member and your family:

  • You are concerned for your loved one’s well-being.
  • You are worried they aren’t eating correctly.
  • You feel concerned about them leaving the house by themselves.
  • You notice they are spending much less time with friends and family.
  • You receive a telephone call or note from a friend who's worried about them.
  • You discover that your family member may have difficulty remembering people’s names or using a well-known technology like their mobile phone or TV remote.

If these or a variety of other symptoms are worrying you, take action. Get in touch with A Place for Mom and talk to a Senior Living Advisor today. They can answer your questions and help you figure out next steps. Best of all, their expertise is free of charge!

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings

Florida provides families with superb usage of its assisted living inspection and ratings information. Based on our state-by-state review of state records , Florida’s assisted living regulation and inspection program is one of the most transparent in the country. To find the records of an assisted living community in the greater Fort Lauderdale area, go to the FloridaHealthFinder.gov site and search by facility type to obtain inspection reviews, licensure data, fees and actions assessed against the service, option of nursing staff, an emergency power plan summary and more.

The state of Florida requires that all new assisted living residents have a medical examination within a month of move-in to assess an personalized care program. The state also mandates a standard number of weekly employee hours determined by the number of individuals who live in a community to make sure care plans can be accommodated.

10 Things to Look For When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

The easiest method to find out if an assisted living facility is best for your loved one is to go to one -- or even better, four or five of them! Here are a few points to pay attention to when you tour:

  1. Does the personnel connect to the residents?
  2. Is the residence clean, odor-free and well taken care of?
  3. Is there a procedure in place for assessing the requirements of a new resident?
  4. Can residents request transport if they need it?
  5. Are the staff professional and respectful?
  6. Are there particular visiting hours or are family and friends welcome anytime?
  7. Does each resident possess a care plan in place?
  8. What happens if a resident’s needs change?
  9. Is there an emergency program in place in case of a natural or manmade disaster?
  10. Do the individuals who live there remind you of your loved one?

For more tips about the things to look for while touring an assisted living facility, see our Planning and Advice pages.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Fort Lauderdale, Florida?

According to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, assisted living in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida ranges from $1500 to $11370 monthly. The Senior Living Cost Index is based on what A Place for Mom clients paid when they moved into senior living. It is the only price database of its kind. By providing these details, families can understand how much they could save in different areas of a particular city area or even a neighboring state.

Ready to learn more? Visit our Senior Living Cost Index web page to discover what costs are in your area.

How to Pay for Senior Living In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

How to pay for assisted living is one of the most typical questions families have when they meet with one of our Senior Living Advisors. Here are some of the most typical financing options for senior living:

  • Personal income or savings. If a senior will not have a sufficient amount of funds saved to cover long-term care, it’s common for families to combine funds to make up the difference.
  • Home equity. Many times, seniors sell their homes to fund senior living. In some instances, a bridge loan could be offered to help cover the expense of moving while the home is readied for sale.
  • Long-term care insurance. This particular kind of insurance is designed to pay for senior care expenditures. Some policies could cover additional expenditures which can be incurred while in the transition to assisted living, such as acquiring a case manager or care coordinator.
  • Veterans benefits. Many seniors have served in the military and may qualify for support. Because benefits go unused, it’s worth it to check to discover if your family member or his or her spouse may qualify. For more information, go to va.gov or see our Instruction to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for more details.
  • Sale of a life insurance policy. There are many ways to use life insurance to finance senior living based on the type of policy you hold. Consult a life insurance or financial counselor to learn about if this option might work for your situation.

Many families believe that Medicare will help pay for assisted living, but it really can only cover short-term care. For more information, go to Medicare's internet site.

Understanding Assisted Living Costs

Assisted living costs vary broadly from community to community, so it pays off to do your research. Below are a few factors that can have an impact on just how much you spend:

  • Type of residence
  • Size of house (studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment)
  • Types of solutions needed
  • Geographical area
  • Located area of the facility
  • Level of luxuriousness

Assisted living facilities often charge a flat fee that addresses many basic solutions, with additional charges added on for special services. Various other facilities will charge a rate for each individual service, referred to as a la carte payment, so that residents only pay for the services they use. Typically, the monthly base rate covers only lease and meals, with care charged separately. Entrance costs and deposits are also often expected. Charges and prices differ by community, therefore it’s beneficial to ask communities you are researching about their costs and services.

For more details about assisted living costs and fee structures, call a Senior Living Advisor at A Place for Mom.

About Senior Living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

With its low tax prices and tropical weather, the state of Florida is among probably the most popular places in the United States for seniors. The Area Agency on Aging for Florida offers an abundance of information for seniors and their own families. Call A Place for Mom to find out more about the more than 50 assisted living communities in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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