When it comes to long-term care planning in Sarasota, you will want to choose the best option for you amongst award-winning providers in and around the city. Senior Advisor’s 2016 Best of Senior Living award winners consistently display high ratings and frequent positive reviews from residents’ families. You can find a new home to fit you and your lifestyle in Sarasota from a few of the winners listed on the site.
When you are used to living independently, but find you need more help with activities for daily living (ADLs) like personal care, meal preparation, and housecleaning, an assisted living community can provide you with the necessary care while still maintaining your independence.
Heron East in Sarasota is located within minutes from restaurants, shops, and doctors’ offices as well as close to Siesta Key Beach. It has won the Best of Senior Living award in 2013-2014, 2015, and 2016. The facility provides activities and home style meals in the plantation-style building. Each resident’s room is a private studio apartment. The center also offers aging in place, allows pets, provides transportation, and has on-site beauty and barber services.
If you require specialized therapy, you can receive it at Heron East. This includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. There is also a podiatrist available and the center provides both respite care and hospice care.
One reviewer described her contentment with the center, “My mom has been at Heron East since January 2015. She loves this facility and so do we, her family. She is very well taken care of and the staff is there to please. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted with a smile and a warm, friendly reception. My mom receives great care and all the residents seem very content in living there. There are many daily activities to keep the residents occupied.”
Another reviewer commented on the family-like atmosphere, “I give Heron East five stars, but more importantly than that, my mom would give them five stars! They have really embraced my mother and fully brought her out of her cocoon and allowed her to feel like she is with family. I am just ecstatic! They have really been great. It is hard to even put into words how great the experience has been!”
One reviewer, whose mother is a resident, mentions the safe and secure environment Heron East provides, “Heron East is so much more than a building or a place where my mother lives. It is a community where she finds security/safety, contentment, and daily structured care which meets her physical needs as well as emotional needs. The family of caregivers there, including the administrative staff, provides an environment in which my mom has found a certain peace, despite her health issues. From the family perspective, we find immediate response to questions and those occasional "system" issues which are always going to arise no matter where we are. We are very grateful for the exceptional care Mom receives at Heron East.”
You can find more listings for assisted living communities, independent living communities, senior group homes, and Alzheimer’s care centers on the site for the areas of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch.
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