The Beacon at Gulf Breeze is an assisted living community in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Featuring over 100 individual apartments, we strive to provide convenient personal assistance while honoring independence. We encourage residents to live life to the fullest, hosting fun social gatherings like wine tastings and themed birthday parties where residents can meet new friends. The Beacon was thoughtfully constructed to reflect themes of luxury and comfort. Our sunlit common areas feature plush, comfortable seating and fireplaces - residents often spend afternoons reading by the hearth. Our commitment to excellence extends to our unique dining services. Professionally garnished desserts inspire conversation and give residents insight into an array of culinary techniques. To discover all that our community has to offer, talk with one of A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors!
Oriented around resident experience, The Beacon at Gulf Breeze boasts accessible community amenities that keep residents socially, physically, and mentally engaged. Our common spaces and scheduled activities also offer residents the chance to try new things, meet new friends, and explore new interests.
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Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.
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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.
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This is a great community. The staff are very helpful, caring, and attentive to my loved one. However, it is hard to get the management to call us back or respond to emails. The billing invoices aren't being sent to us; however, they tell us to go to the portal to view our bill. It seems that the staff at the front desk are poorly trained, informed, and have no personality. If I had to it all over again, I would choose Beacon again. They are really, really good at what they do.
My husband is happy and feeling secure at The Beacon. He likes to participate in the activities (exercises, devotion, social gathers, and games). His room is spacious and has a view of the court yard. He gets the assistance he needs and the other tenants are friendly.
It depends on the desire of your family member to become involved. My loved one has become reclusive and misses out on all of the activities. There are upcharges for many of the in-room services. The base price is outstanding compared to other facilities, but all of the little things add up and can become significant. With Covid, they've been short-staffed. For a while, they had very limited staff and limited food services, but they seem to have recovered. They've brought in a few new folks that are still learning their way around, but most of the staff are outstanding.
An excellent retirement home , most friendly staff & clean and neat senior place to live.
My husband, Don Meade, was in your facility for two weeks in [date removed], on several occasions, the nurse or nurses' aide was very slow to responded for ca" help"! One of the nurses was given an order from the Dr. for a hemoglobin test to be done that day...I personally tracked down the nurse on duty and gave it to him by hand! The test was done the next day AFTER my husband had fallen backwards from a standing position and hit the floor hard in the dining room!!!! THEN the test was done...I was called LATER....since the results were dangerously low as to what to do??? I requested him to be taken to the hospital immediately ...he died shortly after reaching the hospital! I would never recommend The Beacon.....I wanted to sue you. for negligence ..but didn't think I had enough money to sue a big. corp. Nadine Meade * I KNOW THIS WILL NEVER BE POSTED....now I'm looking for myself...BUT NO BEACON!
I only have very positive things to say about all members of the staff. Each person is well educated and of the best personality for memory care. They treat my wife with respect and understanding. I also observed this caring attitude with other residents in memory care. The office staff and leaders are easy to work with and care about a quality environment.
Response from The Beacon at Gulf BreezeMay 28, 2019
Thank you so much for the kind review Robert! We appreciate you being a part pf the Beacon family!
Great place for my loved one. Very pleased,never knew of it, untill I called a place for MOM.
Very please with Beacon. Would recommend to anyone searching for a place for loved one!
The Beacon was clean, well-organized, well-equipped and appeared to be sufficiently staffed. The staff appeared to be caring and patient with the clients. The rehabilitative equipment was simple and well-maintained. If [name removed] was more interactive and independent still (cognitively and higher executive function), this would be a facility that I would seriously consider for long-term care.
[Name removed] was great and disclosed & answered all our questions. The facility is very clean and we were able to speak to a few residents and staff. I was impressed with the Movie Theater and table cloth dining room with a grand piano for entertainment while residents eat. I wish I looked at places like this when my mom was alive. Would highly recommend.
This place was great, although a little on the more expensive side. Lots of amenities, activities. Nice facility. The residents seemed happy and the staff were attentive. They have a memory care center and a license for end of life treatment (basically, nursing home care), so that your loved one would not need to move again if his or her health needs changed.
We have been getting our parents into a care facility with much resistance from them, but when it became necessary the Beacon provided all the support we could want. They have been so amazing and accommodating to all the silly little demands asked of them, it made it much more workable for us. Now let me say the accommodations are beautiful, the food is outstanding, and the staff from top down is friendly and attentive. When you enter there you would think you were entering a fine hotel, except of course the only guest are aged (but engaged). The home is no longer The Blake,it is now The Beacon at Gulf Breeze.
The new director leaves much to be desired. The bottom line is all that matters. When facility was “The Blake” with [name removed] as Ditector it was amazing! Since selling out (in many ways) to become “The Beacon” it has gone downhill. No Sunday worship services - [name removed], the director said we are no longer welcome or permitted to visit and share the Lord’s supper with residents, etc. last I asked there were no RNs and only one LPN (although the helpers and PAs call themselves “nurses”) in staff for 125++ residents!!! Not a place I would recommend for any loved ones! I’ve seen the quality of care lacking firsthand. Also search PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL about the employee who stole thousands from resident.
My brother and sister in law toured this community while I was looking at others. They felt this was not an option at all for our mother it had too much of a nursing home feel and environment too it. It was not appealing to them.
Response from The Beacon at Gulf BreezeMay 28, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of your experience. We have worked exceedingly hard to change that, and hope to show you the improvements!
I had recently taken a tour of this community for my loved one and I have no complaints of how things went for us. The staff where on time to our tour and made sure to answer any questions we had for them in detail. They made sure to give us there honest opinion on what my mother had needed and pointed us in the right direction. The property was beautiful and very well maintained for all of the residents. It was not the right fit at the time for my mother but I would recommend it to anyone.
The staff are fantastic. Mom loves the food and they offer a good diet. Mom is in the memory care unit and they have trips out as well as daily activities. This locked down community is very open and the residents are able to enjoy the outdoors. The community went through an inspection before we moved in and it is immaculate. This community is all inclusive so we pay the same price for whatever care she might need. I would recommend this community.
My father stayed at the Beacon for about a week in May, 2016, for respite care as we were out of town. My Father and I got a guided tour by Tiffany of the facility, and were invited to any events or meals that we wished to do, before the respite care stay. My father enjoyed his stay, and wants to go back. I highly recommend the Beacon for respite care.
From the moment we arrived with our mom, we knew we had made a mistake! We decided to give this facility a try, but as time went on, we witnessed many residents being neglected and uncared for. Our mom suffered a stroke, and we were not notified until days later. We will forever regret our decision to place her at the Blake. The workers were uncaring and unconcerned about her care. Thank goodness we had a hospice team in place.
The Blake at Gulf Breeze is where my grandmother lived for over a year in the memory care side. The staff was so compassionate and caring towards all the residents when I went to visit her on a regular basis. The nurses were well educated and knew exactly what to do to assist the other residents for their daily requests. The building was just like a 5 star Ritz Carlton hotel and was just as gorgeous inside. My grandmother always raved about how good the food was as well as how attentive the staff was to her every need. I would highly recommend The Blake at Gulf Breeze for anyone to house their loved ones to retire at.
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