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Senior housing types near Oakland Park, FL

  • Good Hope Manor

    2251 NW 29th Court, Oakland Park, FL 33311
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    Good Hope Manor is an assisted living community featuring a country-like setting in the middle of Oakland Park, Florida. Florida is known for its sunny days and warm weather allowing residents to spend a lot of their time enjoying the outdoors. The landscaped patio creates a safe haven for residents...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kozy Kove Assisted Living Facility

    Kozy Kove Assisted Living Facility

    490 Northwest 45th Terrace, Plantation, FL 33317
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach

    Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach

    1050 SW 24th Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Sonata at Coconut Creek

    Sonata at Coconut Creek

    4175 West Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
    (33)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Grand Villa of Delray East

    Grand Villa of Delray East

    14555 Sims Road, Delray Beach, FL 33484
    (61)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Grand Villa of Delray Beach East Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Residence in Delray Beach, Florida. We're glad you're here! We are excited to show you all the wonderful features and amenities of our East Delray Beach senior living community. As you explore our web site, we think you'll...

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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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  • 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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  • The Court at Palm Aire

    The Court at Palm Aire

    2701 North Course Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Villa of Kings & Queens of Delray

    Villa of Kings & Queens of Delray

    13415 Barwick Road, Delray Beach, FL 33445
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Villa of Kings and Queens of Delray is a privately owned and operated Florida licensed Assisted Living Facility. Located in the heart of Delray our residence offers the finest in luxury senior loving combined with total peace of mind. Our residents enjoy the independence they desire balanced by...

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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
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood

    Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood

    2480 North Park Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Colonial at Miami

    Colonial at Miami

    1864 Northwest 175th Street, Miami, FL 33056
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Avon Manor

    Avon Manor

    4531 SW 34th Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Oasis Palms Inc.

    Oasis Palms Inc.

    12629 SW 21st Street, Miramar, FL 33027
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Alpha & Omega AFC

    Alpha & Omega AFC

    18574 SW 55th St, Miramar, FL 33029
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    Alpha and Omega AFC is a senior home care situated in the city of Miramar, FL in Broward County. The seniors' home is centrally located at 595 at Florida turnpike. The home has a well-equipped hospital, which is just 1 kilometer away. The region has an above average security rating based on recent...

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  • The Sterling Aventura

    The Sterling Aventura

    2777 Northeast 183rd Street, Aventura, FL 33160
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale Sunrise

    Brookdale Sunrise

    4201 Springtree Dr, Sunrise, FL 33351
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Plantation

    Five Star Premier Residences of Plantation

    8500 West Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Colonial at Fort Lauderdale

    Colonial at Fort Lauderdale

    2801 Northwest 55th Avenue, Lauderhill, FL 33313
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • The Preserve at Palm-Aire

    The Preserve at Palm-Aire

    3701 W. McNab Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
    (66)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Stratford Court at Boca Pointe

    Stratford Court at Boca Pointe

    6343 Via De Sonrisa Del Sur, Boca Raton, FL 33433
    (58)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Margate Assisted Living & Adult Care Center

    Margate Assisted Living & Adult Care Center

    521 NW 70th Way, Margate, FL 33063
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Angel Care Assisted Living Facility

    Angel Care Assisted Living Facility

    2821 NE 18th St, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 Atrium at Boca Raton

    The Atrium at Boca Raton

    1080 Northwest 15th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33486
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brookdale Deer Creek

    Brookdale Deer Creek

    2403 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
    (47)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Waterside Landing (Opening Spring 2019)

    Waterside Landing (Opening Spring 2019)

    5600 Lakeside Drive North, Margate, FL 33063
    (53)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • First Choice Assisted Living Facility

    First Choice Assisted Living Facility

    2221 Jamaica Drive, Miramar, FL 33023
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • The Forum at Deer Creek

    The Forum at Deer Creek

    3001 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Sonata Delray Beach

    Sonata Delray Beach

    8020 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33446
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sonata Delray Beach offers personalized assisted living and Alzheimer's and dementia care options for seniors in Delray Beach, Florida. Our community is located nearby historic downtown Delray Beach, which was recently awarded 'Best of the Road—Most Fun Small Town in America' by USA Today. Socialize...

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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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  • Golden Swan Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility

    Golden Swan Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility

    4755 Northwest 76th Street, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • HarborChase of Coral Springs

    HarborChase of Coral Springs

    2975 Northwest 99th Way, Coral Springs, FL 33065
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Flamingo Care

    Flamingo Care

    1270 Northeast 174th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Active Senior Living Residence

    Active Senior Living Residence

    9057 Northwest 57th Street, Tamarac, FL 33351
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Symphony at the Waterways

    Symphony at the Waterways

    3001 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Grand Villa of Delray West

    Grand Villa of Delray West

    5859 Heritage Park Way, Delray Beach, FL 33484
    (77)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Grand Villa of Delray Beach West Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Residence in Delray Beach, Florida. We are excited to show you all the wonderful features and amenities located on our West Delray Beach senior living campus. The Grand Villa of Delray Beach West campus...

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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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  • Golden Swan of Boca Assisted Living Memory Care

    Golden Swan of Boca Assisted Living Memory Care

    19494 Hampton Dr, Boca Raton, FL 33434
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 Oakland Park, Florida

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living communities provide lodging and care to seniors who need some assistance with daily tasks like taking medications, making meals and keeping up with housecleaning. Assisted living communities can be found in all shapes and sizes, so touring them may be the most effective way to figure out which one is best for you or your family member.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

No one assisted living facility is like another. At the very least, assisted living provides independently minded seniors meals and snacks, assist with things such as washing and dressing, and an array of activities such as health and fitness programs, cultural occasions, excursions and much more, all in a safe and secure environment with people their age.

What Are ADLs?

If you are considering assisted living, you’ve most likely run into the acronym ADLs, which means the Activities of Daily Living. These include:

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

Formulated in the 1950s, ADLs evaluate a person's general health and function. In general, older adults who can take care of ADLs by themselves but who are considering a move to senior living may be better candidates for independent living. For those who have questions about what care type is the best fit for your family member, email A Place for Mom. Our Senior Living Advisors can answer any questions you might have about assisted living, independent living, memory care, life plan facilities and even more.

Assisted Living Vs. Nursing Homes

The term “assisted living” was first found in the 1980s to spell it out a unique kind of residential living for older adults that was notably different from more traditional nursing home designs. Assisted living is designed for people who want some help with day to day activities but who still would like degree of independence and who want to live in an apartment-like environment like a studio or a one-bedroom apartment. Many assisted living communities offer a full schedule of activities and events and provide multiple meal choices to provide for varied tastes and preferences, including special eating plans and restaurant-style options. Small pets are often permitted.

In comparison, the sign of nursing homes is that they offer skilled nursing care. They are created to meet the needs of seniors and other people who have medical conditions that necessitate 24x7 medical attention. Meals are usually served in a central dining room and residents live in private or shared bedrooms. Some nursing homes also include short-term therapeutic care. Nursing homes today are also known as convalescent care centers, nursing centers, skilled nursing communities and long-term care facilities. Since they provide more support, nursing homes are more costly than assisted living communities.

Both skilled nursing and assisted living communities may offer memory care, which is specialized support for people dealing with cognitive impairment. Actually, 40% of the people who reside in the state of Florida are currently living with some form of dementia, based on the National Center for Assisted Living. In general, people living with the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia are greatest supported by assisted living facilities while people living with later stages of Alzheimer's require the medical care of a nursing home.

What Is Assisted Living Like?

Whilst every facility is certainly distinct, here are a few features that almost all assisted living facilities share:

  • They provide different degrees of care, occasionally at different prices.
  • They offer assorted living options, from studios to one-bedroom flats.
  • Many allow residents to bring their personal household pets, including birds, cats and in some instances little dogs.
  • They focus on different backgrounds, traditions and hobbies and interests. Some facilities, for instance, are faith-based, while some are multi-lingual, with activities and dining choices to complement. Still more are created for retired armed service or college or university alumni and might be even situated on or near college or university campuses.
  • They may offer accommodations for spouses as well as individuals.
  • They range in size. Some communities have only 20 residents, while others many have significantly more than 200.

With so many choices to choose from, choosing the best facility can feel overwhelming. Our Senior Living Advisors can help. They live in the areas they work in. When you talk with a Senior Living Advisor, he or she will ask a few questions to better determine what you are looking for, what your budget is and what unique needs your loved one may have. On top of that their assistance is no cost!

When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living?

For anyone who is asking this question, chances are good that it’s time you find out more about senior living. Below are a few other signs that assisted living could be right for both your family member and your family:

  • You are concerned for your loved one’s health and safety.
  • You are worried they aren’t eating properly.
  • You worry about them leaving the home all alone.
  • You see they are spending less time with family and friends.
  • You get a phone call or email from a friend who's concerned about them.
  • You observe that your family member may have difficulty recalling people’s names or working with a familiar technology like their cellular phone or TV remote.

If these or other indicators are bothering you, do something. 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. On top of that, their expertise is free of charge!

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings

Florida provides families with excellent access to its assisted living inspection and ratings records. Based on our state-by-state review of state records , Florida’s assisted living regulation and inspection program is among the most transparent in the nation. To find the records of an assisted living community in the wider Oakland Park area, go to the FloridaHealthFinder.gov site and search by service type to locate inspection reviews, licensure data, fines and actions assessed against the service, availability of nursing staff, an emergency power plan overview and more.

The state of Florida requires that new assisted living residents have a medical examination within a month of move-in to assess an individualized care strategy. The state also mandates the absolute minimum number of weekly employee hours determined by the number of people who live in a facility to make sure care plans can be accommodated.

10 Things to Look For When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

The easiest method to figure out if an assisted living community is ideal for your family member is to go to one -- or better yet, four or five of them! Here are some things to be aware of when you tour:

  1. Does the staff connect to the residents?
  2. Is the facility clean, odor-free and well looked after?
  3. Is there a procedure set up for determining the requirements of a brand new resident?
  4. Can residents arrange for transport if they require it?
  5. Are the staff professional and respectful?
  6. Are there particular visiting times or are friends and family welcome anytime?
  7. Does each resident have a care plan in place?
  8. What happens if a resident’s requirements change?
  9. Is there an emergency strategy in place in the event of a natural or manmade disaster?
  10. Do the people who live there remind you of your family member?

For more tips on the things to look for while touring an assisted living community, see our Planning and Advice webpages.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Oakland Park, Florida?

Based on the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, assisted living in the city of Oakland Park, Florida ranges from $1500 to $11370 per month. The Senior Living Cost Index be determined by what A Place for Mom clients paid when they moved into senior living. It's the only price database of its kind. By providing this information, families can understand how much they could save in different areas of a particular city area or perhaps a neighboring state.

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

How to Pay for Senior Living In Oakland Park, Florida

How to pay for assisted living is one of the most common questions families have when they meet with one of our Senior Living Advisors. Here are a few 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 households to pool funds to create up the difference.
  • Home equity. Many times, seniors sell their house to fund senior living. Occasionally, a bridge loan could be offered to help cover the price of moving while the house is prepared for sale.
  • Long-term care insurance. This special kind of insurance is designed to pay for senior care expenditures. Some policies may cover various other expenses that can be incurred through the transition to assisted living, such as hiring a case manager or care coordinator.
  • Veterans benefits. Many seniors have served in the armed service and may qualify for help and support. Because benefits are untouched, it’s worthwhile to check to discover if your loved one or their spouse may be eligible. To find out more, go to va.gov or see our Guide 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 determined by the kind of policy you have. Consult a life insurance or economic consultant to learn about whether this option might work for your situation.

Many family members assume that Medicare will pay for assisted living, but it can only cover short-term care. To learn more, go to Medicare's website.

Understanding Assisted Living Costs

Assisted living costs vary widely from community to community, so it makes sense to perform your research. Below are a few factors that may impact just how much you spend:

  • Type of residence
  • Size of apartment (studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment)
  • Types of solutions needed
  • Geographical location
  • Location of the community
  • Level of extravagance

Assisted living facilities often charge a flat rate that addresses many basic solutions, with extra fees added on for particular services. Other communities will charge a fee for each individual service, known as a la carte payment, so that residents pay just for the assistance they use. In most cases, the monthly base fee includes only rent and meals, with care billed separately. Entrance charges and deposits are also often expected. Charges and rates vary by facility, so it’s important to talk to facilities you are investigating about their costs and services.

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

About Senior Living in Oakland Park, Florida

Because of its low tax prices and tropical climate, the state of Florida is among one of the most sought after areas in the United States for seniors. The Area Agency on Aging for Florida offers an abundance of information for seniors and their own families. Get in touch with A Place for Mom to discover more about the more than 50 assisted living communities in Oakland Park, Florida.

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