Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

7179 40th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33709


About the community Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

Located in northwest St. Petersburg, Inspired Living Ivy Ridge provides personalized care for those with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other memory impairments.

The care your loved one receives at Inspired Living Ivy Ridge is tailored to each resident. We begin by learning his or her life story and then create programs and routines to their specific preferences, abilities, and needs. We take a holistic approach, making sure to support the mental, social, spiritual, and emotional needs of residents and their families. We offer residents as much support as they need to live as independently as possible.

You can rest easy knowing that your loved one will receive care that focuses on personal needs and preferences. Our dedicated, professional staff is specially trained in memory care and we have on-site licensed nursing available 24/7.

Our community is beautiful as well. Residents can enjoy the fresh air in our expansive, secure courtyard with walking paths, a shaded gazebo, and a butterfly garden. Inside, the community was designed specifically for those with memory challenges, with comfortable meeting areas and relaxing screened porches.

Our nutritious, brain-healthy dining options allow residents to enjoy delicious meals and snacks at their leisure....

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Senior Living Options Offered

Memory care

Pricing for Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Doctor
Nurse
Podiatrist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
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
Cable or satellite tv

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Services

Beautician
Housekeeping
Laundry service / drycleaning

Pets

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken

Spanish
American sign language

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Game room
Golf course or putting green
Piano or organ

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Catholic services
Art classes

Reviews for Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

4.3

(29 reviews)

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4.4

Care services

4.3

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Activities

4.4

Value for cost

4.3

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4.5
December 15, 2020
Heather - Loved one of resident/client
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They keep their days full and allow them outside access!

For every imaginable holiday there is some activity they find to celebrate it, and if there is not a holiday they get to explore countries. At first we thought the rooms were small, but in fact they are pretty nice and encourage the residents to get out and about. One of the unique selling points is that they can walk outside in an enclosed walk way and sitting area anytime we want. We would recommend this community to others.


4.0
December 10, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

We like the smallness and staff ratio here. Just seems a little expensive for what you're getting.


5.0
February 25, 2020
Susan ElJamal - Toured community
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Review of Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

When my mom began showing signs of dementiaI began looking at all the Assisted Living Facilities in the area. Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge was one of them. I liked the appearances inside and out. The staff were all very friendly.


5.0
February 25, 2020
Signe Santiestevan - Loved one of resident/client
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Review of Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

Very Caring and supportive staff. They listen to your concerns and take the time to get to know you and your loved one's individual needs. There are many memory care facilities out there but none of them show the kind of attention that Inspired at Ivy does. Highly recommended.


5.0
February 25, 2020
Heather Secor - Loved one of resident/client
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Review of Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

We are very pleased with Ivy Ridge. They never miss an opportunity to celebrate a cause or holiday. It is always colorful and festive. [Names removed] interact so well with the residents. [Names removed] are very involved and caring. The size of this facility creates an environment where everybody knows each other. The ability for my mom to go outside safely to enjoy the sun is a wonderful bonus.


5.0
February 25, 2020
Leslie Michalek - Loved one of resident/client
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Review of Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

Great facility with a family atmoshere, caring staff, delicious food and a strong management team. They are always fine tuning their services and enhancing their enrichment activities for the residents. At the end of the day, I know my loved one is in excellent hands.


3.5
September 23, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Better than most

Like all facilities, they will make promises that they can't and keep. If anything they offer is important to you, or if you have special requests that they agree to, get it in writing before signing the paperwork. Their price is higher than most in the area, but their treatment of residents is also above par, for the most part. The staff is very friendly (except the kitchen manager) and I have never witnessed a staff member being unkind to a resident, though some are surely better than others. Staff is specially trained in treatment of those with memory issues and it shows, but they are often understaffed which is problematic and leads to unintentional neglect. Activities are frequent unlike some other places, but it is hard to keep decent activities staff. My parent is no longer with them, but I would recommend this facility over any of the others we have personally experienced.


4.0
September 20, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Great Care

My wife has made such tremendous progress being here she is able to come home by the end of the week. The staff is wonderful here they are working with her alongside an outside physical therapy service to gain her strength back which she is doing. My wife loves the staff here they are so nice and patient. After dinner, she goes to play bingo every night she which enjoys. The food she does not like it has no taste to it no seasoning. I would recommend this community


5.0
August 26, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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My husband care and comfort

This is a good community for my husband. I like the staff who are taking care of my husband. The community is always clean. We like the nice very of the menu and I like knowing that he likes everything they offer. He does participate in the activities with the other residents. I would recommend this community for other families.


5.0
July 13, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Ivy Ridge excels in providing inspired living

Updating my 2015 review (at which time I gave 5 stars) - if it was possible to give more than 5 stars I would. The behaviors and needs of those afflicted with dementia do change over time, and Ivy Ridge has stayed in step, making changes in my aunt's care to meet her needs. I cannot visit often, so how do I know this? It's because of communication. Emails, videos, photos - we get updates all the time so that I can see my aunt and hear her laugh and read about her daily life ... each day is truly inspired living for her. Ivy Ridge provides an enormous amount of activities all day every day. Residents are encouraged to participate or at least to be present. The staff knows the personalities of each and knows how much level of encouragement is needed, or when to back off, because they know each one's interests. Great thought goes into planning these activities, often adding a twist to make them unique, and, therefore, very enriching and never boring. Dancing, singing, crafting, holiday and birthday celebrating, games, volleyball with a balloon and other sports, movies, playing with a Wii, animals who come to visit - the list is endless. For those who can there are field trips, lunch at restaurants, community involvement such as delivering Meals-On-Wheels. But Ivy Ridge's excellence is more than just keeping my aunt entertained. Maintaining her physical health is a priority. The staff is highly skilled in using positive motivational techniques to promote success in my aunt's physical therapy, to stimulate her to eat, to encourage her to get out of bed to start a new day. At all times the staff maintains a positive attitude and shows great patience. The greatest gift that the staff at Ivy Ridge has given to me is that they make me feel as if my aunt is the only resident. This shows the level of personal one-on-one care she receives ... as do all the other residents because I, of course, know that my aunt is not the only resident living an inspired life - just looking at their very active Facebook page shows me such wonderful photos and videos of so many other residents having a blast and living an inspired life. Thank you Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge!


5.0
April 28, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

This is a nice community with nice staff members who make you feel comfortable. The community is clean and they make it a nice place to live with good care. The menu is appealing and a nice variety. The activities are the offer to the residents who want to participate. We would recommend the care and the value of this community to other families for a good value


4.5
March 14, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Interacts with patients to keep them active and involved

My husband is currently in his 2nd respite care at Ivy Ridge. He and I chose Ivy Ridge because the people living there have activities going on just about all the time, including a popular bingo game every evening at 6Pm. People are free to choose activities , meal choices, and may go to their rooms when they choose. From our observation of other places we felt they seem to be more oriented to the families rather than to the patients. Ivy Ridge is definitely oriented and engaged with their patients. My husband's first stay was for a month. This current one will probably be longer. I've been in al all hours and have been pleased with all shifts. My background is in nursing/administration


4.0
October 10, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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A Good Respite Stay Experience

My mother in law was here for a respite stay, and for the most part it was a good experience. They have a good staff here, they were very helpful and caring. They do a good job with keeping the community nice and very clean. She was cared for well here. She enjoyed playing bingo, and she would do brain stimulating activities with the staff. The memory care they provided her with was good. This is a community I would recommend, it worked out good for us.

Response from Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

October 12, 2016

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to give share your experience. We take pride in taking care of moms and dads and thank you for sharing your mother in law with us.


3.5
October 6, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Community gave me an uncomfortable feeling !!

The community gave me an uncomfortable feeling during our tour. The staff was very awkward and didn't have direct answers to the many different questions I had presented to them. The main living and dinning room needed more natural light and not so many dimmed lights.

Response from Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

October 12, 2016

We’d love to have you back for another tour and to meet additional members of our staff. We are a hard-working and very thoughtful team and we take caring for moms and dads very serious. If you wouldn’t mind sharing your contact info, we would enjoy speaking with you about your experience. You can also reach out to Wendy McLeod the Executive Director at [removed]


3.5
August 25, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
It Is A Suitable Place

My mom has fell walking down the hall. The staff called me and let me know this but I also noticed a few more residents had fallen too. Otherwise, she is doing fine and well. The place looks pretty clean and looks good. My mom does not enjoy the food at times. I am unsure why she does not like the meals.

Response from Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

August 29, 2016

Thank you for sharing with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make sure mom is getting the nutrition she needs. We encourage you to share your thoughts with Wendy McLeod the Executive Director any time at [removed].


5.0
May 22, 2016
Wolf43 - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Outstanding in all areas so far

Mom moved in 2-weeks ago, and so far everything has been 5 stars. We are especially pleased with the number of activities each day, which is important for those with early dementia. The care staff has been very friendly and helpful with Mom's transition from another memory care facility.

Response from Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

June 7, 2016

We are glad to hear of her positive transition. Having programming for all of our Gems is key.


5.0
May 16, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very Helpful Staff

This is a great community and they are trying their best to care for my mother. They keep the community very clean, everything looks nice and neat. The staff has been very helpful and kind. They do offer good activities for the residents. The food is fine. I would highly recommend this community.

Response from Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

June 7, 2016

Thank you for the positive feed back and we will be sure to share your comments with our staff.


4.5
October 26, 2015
Gloria Centonze - Industry reviewer
Verified Review
what to look for

Being in the health care field for 31 years in pinellas county, I have had the opportunity to visit many facilities. Dawn Gretter at Ivy Ridge really helps my families feel comfortable about making the hardest decision of their lives. In my recent experience with the staff there, all of them from maintenance, dietary and care givers have gone above and beyond to ensure my residents have a positive adjustment. The secure outside area offers my residents a feeling of freedom, something that can be of great importance to them. Debra Castro the executive director has been available to me and my families if needed. Sheri Derry the program director is wonderful, I myself held this position for 17 years out in the community, so I am very particular on this subject. I rarely stop at Ivy Ridge when something meaningful, appropriate and fun isn't taking place with great attendance. I never see residents in recliners placed in front of the television and calling it an activity. No facility is perfect, but I appreciate one that is trying to be.

Response from Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

December 1, 2015

Gloria thank you so much for your kind words and support. Making the decision on where to place your loved one is certainly a challenge. Here at Ivy we are very proud of our programming, dining and care services. We are committed to changing the way seniors are cared for. Our vision is an environment much closer to a never ending senior summer camp as opposed to typical community living. Inspired moments happen all the time here at Ivy. Its unlikely to achieve perfection but start to finish we are certainly striving for the best experience possible. We are here to help and that is the expectation from all of the Ivy team.


5.0
September 8, 2015
Basya Schwarcz, Chicago - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
So Thankful for Ivy Ridge

You guys, this really is a five star place. If memory care is what your loved one needs, this is the place. I can not express my gratitude enough to the staff. They are kind, generous, thoughtful, and dedicated. They really do go the extra mile. I live in Chicago, and am thankful every day, knowing and trusting that my dad is safe and happy in his home in Florida. The residents are clean and well groomed, their lives are filled with fun, laughter, and meaningful activities. The rooms are on the smaller side, and the community itself is simple. There are two lovely enclosed out door areas, and a dedicated van for regular outings, as well as doctors visits etc. Please see their facebook page for pictures, videos and additional information. Highly highly highly recommended.

Response from Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

October 26, 2015

Thank you for your kind words. We truly do strive to provide the best experience possible in all cases. Our ultimate goal is to create the highest quality daily living experience for our residents and their families. Ideally each new resident is cared for and thought of as our Mom and Dad, joining our Ivy family.


3.0
May 11, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
They don't follow through on their complaints

They really play up the place. It is very uplifting. The only issue is that they do not follow through on their complaints. The housekeeping could be better. My loved one went almost 2 weeks without anyone picking up his laundry.

Response from Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

October 26, 2015

Thank you for your response, we appreciatle the feedback.


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