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Heron House

3221 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237

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Andra K - Resident/client

I am a 73 yr old retired RN. I was hesitant to have an assisted living from being totally independent. From the day I moved in continuing until today, I have loved being here. The staff has been open friendly and goes out of their way to be helpful. I could recommend Heron House highly to anyone cooking at an assisted living residence.... Read more

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About the community Heron House

Situated just south of Tampa, Florida, catching the sweet salty breeze from Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach, Heron House is a premier senior living community offering assisted living and memory care to the seniors of Sarasota. Providing a holistic approach to care, they aim to give residents a renewed sense of purpose and belonging through amenities and community programs, homelike living arrangements, and compassionate care.

Community Amenities and Services

At Heron House, compassionate staff work around the clock to provide various types of therapy, personal services, and other skilled health care services right on their property. Residents receive medication management, diabetic care, and incontinence care. With impeccable service like this, as well as direct care from on-site therapists and healthcare professionals, residents can rest assured they’re receiving the best care possible.

Fall in love with exceptional amenities — a big part of what makes this community outshine the rest. They provide an elegant dining experience where residents enjoy hearty, delicious meals along with nutritious snacks. Discover their many unique common areas by sipping iced tea on the peaceful outdoor patio, connecting with new friends in the fireside living room, and visiting their community cafe for snacks and refreshments.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Heron House is a community within SRI Management, LLC properties.

Pricing for Heron House

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Amenities at Heron House

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice Available On-Site
Physical Therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Room Service
Guest Meals
International Cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured Community
Enclosed Courtyard
Outdoor Walking Paths

Transporation & parking

Transportation at Cost
Complimentary Transportation
Resident Parking Available
Property Convenient to Public Transit


Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
TV Lounge
Outside Patio


Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Movie or Theater Room
Piano or Organ
Game Room
Arts and Crafts Center

On-site dining options

Private Dining Room


Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Protestant Services

Reviews for Heron House


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January 10, 2022
K C - Loved one of resident/client
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Good Community, Compassionate Staff

It is a nice place to live. The staff are compassionate and friendly. Some of the activities available include bingo, games, movement activities, and more for the residents to choose from to participate in.

December 9, 2021
Andra K - Resident/client

I am a 73 yr old retired RN. I was hesitant to have an assisted living from being totally independent. From the day I moved in continuing until today, I have loved being here. The staff has been open friendly and goes out of their way to be helpful. I could recommend Heron House highly to anyone cooking at an assisted living residence.

November 22, 2021
Lou L - Child of resident/client

I originally chose this assisted living facility for my mother based on expediency and location. The admissions staff worked late into the evening to assure everything was attended to, prior to my mothers discharge from the hospital (less than 24 hours notice!) Once here I can only say that the resident seem happy and delighted by the activities available, and a staff which responds in a timely basis to any concern. My mother is comfortable and well cared for at this facility.

October 12, 2021
Culkin - Child of resident/client
Heron House for My Mom

My Mom recently moved to Heron, after an injury determined she was no longer able to live alone. It was a worrisome process to find an Assisted Living facility that would meet our expectations: that Mom is well taken care of (Physically & Mentally), she is comfortable in her new surrounding and the facility is maintained clean. All our expectations have been met to date! She it cared for properly and as described she would be. It's a relief to know that now, Mom has her medications administered timely and she receives 3 square meals a day! There are continual daily activities and Mom is participating and socializing more now, than in years! Most important is the Staff at HH Sarasota, whom I feel all work very hard. Separately, I applaud Suzanne Leslie (Manager at Heron) who was extremely helpful in explaining guidelines to us, prior to Mom moving. She has gone out of her way to ensure Mom's needs, and our expectations, are continually met!

October 4, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
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My tour review

I did not like this community at all. It looked like a nursing home and we were looking for more of assisted living.

Response from Heron House

October 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Assisted living in our community should not have felt like a nursing home and shouldn't be portrayed that way. If you will, please call (877) 212-4126 as we would love the opportunity to discuss your experience with us. Your input can greatly help us be a better assisted living community

August 24, 2021
Jennifer - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
A Great Experience

They provided a great welcome. Our family member is happy there. All the residents seem nice and friendly. The staff are very caring, always smiling and friendly, and they take great care of him. They handle his medications well. He likes the food, which they're very prompt in serving. There's a lot of it, and a lot of options. They also offer plenty of activities. We have no complaints.

August 11, 2021
Ken - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Very Knowledgeable Staff

It served our needs for my loved one. The stay for my loved one was during the pandemic. I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones. The staff was very nice and was able to get ahold of about my loved one during our stay.

August 6, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
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Tour of Heron House

Heron House looked very nice and the tour was excellent. They had a fast response time and were accommodating with setting up a virtual tour. They were not pushy and I really appreciated that. It just came down to location, I needed her closer to me.

June 21, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
They go out of their way to make people feel welcome.

I would recommend to others placing their family here. I liked the friendliness and the room size. My loved one enjoyed the food. She just ended up needing more help than they were able to provide. There was an aide who helped us tremendously in the move-out process. He broke down the bed, and we were ale to move everything out in record time and get her transferred her to a different place.

June 18, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Our Tour Experience

We thought Heron House was excellent. It was very clean, and I liked the activity room. The girl who took us around was super nice, and I could tell she knew people’s names. They were saying hi back to her, and you could tell she had some involvement and didn’t just sit in the office. She was peppy and seemed to enjoy her job. The rooms and the grounds were nice. When we brought up our loved one's pet, they were genuinely open and enthusiastic. We really liked it here, but the price was steeper, and if our loved one ever needs to convert to Medicaid, they don’t take Medicaid.

May 28, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
I would recommend

The staff members and their care services are really good there, and we do not know much feedback about the food but we do know she is eating well. Our loved one seems to be doing very well there, and is having fun. The value for cost is very good.

April 27, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
My experience

We chose Heron House because it was perfect location to family, the price was decent for what you were getting, and it just seemed like a nice place and everything is on one floor. The rooms here are very nice, my mom has a larger one and it is great. My mom complains a lot about the food, they could use more variety on the menu and they do not cater much to her diet. I also think they could clean up her room a little better and make sure that she changes her clothing and showers more often. Overall I would recommend them to others who are looking.

March 19, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
My experience with Heron House

We chose Heron House at the time because I live out of town and we needed a place quickly. With covid, it was the best choice that we had at the moment. They have not been very good with communication at all. I would really appreciate it if when they made their deductions if I was notified. It would be a little more professional I think. They do have some key staff members here that have been better than most and they will facetime me with my mom due to the covid situation, so they definitely have some good members. I would recommend for short term stays.

February 26, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Highly recommend

We chose Heron House because of of all of the ratings answered above. The room sizes here are adequate for his needs. Overall, it was a perfect fit for my dad and a beautiful facility. The staff were wonderful and he was very happy here. I would recommend them.

November 12, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My review of Heron House

Heron House was very clean. They did a great job at keeping their residents safe during the pandemic. We chose this facility in the beginning based on the location and a recommendation from a friend who had a good experience here. One issue we had with Heron House was that they are limited with their care, they were only able to provide a fixed level of care. When he needed more, he would have to move out of the facility which caused issues.

August 24, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Good value and trust worthy.

They are wonderful but they have struggled with staff turn over. It is hard to get good night staff. It is cost-effective. The laundry service has improved. The food is not good, it needs improvement. It is unappealing and unappetizing. They have done a good job with Covid-19 keeping residents safe.

July 24, 2020
anonymous - Toured community

[Name removed] was wonderful; she showed us around, introduced us to some staff and explained their on-boarding process as well as details of daily life. Things are quite different with COVID, but we are hopeful life will go back to normal soon.

May 29, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

Lovely campus. Generous mix of Assisted living and memory care. Staff ratio seems excellent. Have opted to move mom in. Hopefully will be happy and healthier there.

Response from Heron House

June 3, 2019

Thank you so much for making the effort to write a review! We couldn't be happier to welcome your family!

November 10, 2018
Beth Blackmon Hill - Loved one of resident/client

The heron house is great they take good care of my mother in law and she is happy there.

Response from Heron House

November 15, 2018

Hi Beth! Love to hear it! We are so glad that your loved one feels comfortable and cared for in our community; it's the highest form of praise!

August 1, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Not for us

It was not a good tour for us at the Heron House. The staff was not very friendly. We noticed that many were busy on their cell phones. The residents we saw did not look happy. It was not an inviting environment.

Response from Heron House

August 8, 2017

Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that your visit at Heron House did not live up to the expectations we strive for. It’s important to us that we address your concerns and make this right, so we invite you to reach out to our Executive Director at [removed]. Thank you again for your input, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Heron House has received an average review rating of 4.4 based on 30 reviews. See all reviews.

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