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senior retirement community in Sarasota Florida

Sarasota’s Senior Retirement Community

Community — the dictionary defines it as: ‘a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common,’ and while that’s an accurate definition, it doesn’t get to

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Live your best life, with the convenience of the right support.

We support you in realizing your full potential; focusing on new engagement opportunities and on reaching your goals. Our senior living community in Sarasota, FL is designed to give you just the right amount of personalized support so you can focus on continuing to do all the things you actually want to do. Like focusing on your health and fitness, mingling with friends or enjoying the satisfaction of spending time on your favorite hobbies, volunteering and other pursuits.

As you begin to make lifestyle decisions for your future, find out how 81 Oaks can empower and enhance the next step in your retirement journey.

You’ll love the wide array of personalized services, plus a long list of exclusive, concierge-style amenities that are sure to exceed your expectations. Here’s just some of what you can expect.

  • Anytime restaurant-style dining featuring a variety of seasonal chef-prepared entrées in The Mangrove Dining Room
  • Siesta Key Private Dining Room for private gatherings and special occasions
  • Bayfront Salon & Spa – prepare to be pampered
  • Osprey Fitness Center with state-of-the-art exercise and fitness equipment to assist you in reaching your health and wellness goals
  • Oak Branch Library for enjoying a great book, puzzle or quiet meditation
  • Heron’s Nest Theater where you can enjoy both the classics and best new movies
  • Armand’s Bistro for mixing and mingling before dinner with friends or during special happy hours and food-inspired events
  • Flamingo Art Studio where you can inspire your creative side
  • Beautifully landscaped Sand Dollar Courtyard with gazebo and entertainment areas
  • Walking trails, lawn games and putting green
  • Pet-friendly community with plenty of green spaces and walking trails to walk your pup

Assisted Living Sarasota Contents

What is Assisted Living?

Our assisted living community offers you the ability to receive the level of support and engagement you desire and need. Assistance is customized for each individual resident who may or may not need help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) such as medication support, bathing, dressing, dining or mobility. 81 Oaks offers a highly trained team on-site 24 hours a day and seven days a week to assist based on the needs and goals of every resident.

Sarasota Assisted Living Care Services

The trained team members of 81 Oaks provide in-depth assisted living services that are personalized for each resident, and include:

24-Hour Assistance

Enjoy feeling secure knowing that every day we’ll be here to provide support or care personalized for your specific needs. Highly trained, compassionate team members are on hand with 24-hour assistance as needed for the activities of daily living, such as medication assistance, dressing, grooming and/or bathing.

Coordinated Health Coverage

In addition to daily assistance with self-care, 81 Oaks offers comprehensive health coverage, no matter your needs. We coordinate between our internal and partner health teams to provide:
  • Health monitoring
  • Daily wellness check
  • Personalized fitness and wellness programs
  • State-of-the-art ALIS electronic health system (EHR)
  • Coordination of ancillary and medical services by Wellness Director, including medication management, rehabilitation services, visiting physicians and more

Holistic Well-being

Last, but not least, our holistic well-being means that every day everything you do is supported in a way that helps you branch out and attain goals. Our wellness philosophy is woven throughout every aspect of life, with programs, events and support that cater to your needs and desires.

Cost of Senior Living and Support Services

At 81 Oaks, our high-end assisted living starts at $4,395 per month. Several apartment styles include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options. In addition, we offer multiple wellness package options, based on your individual abilities and needs.

What’s Included in the Cost?

Amenities and services included at our Sarasota, Florida, community go above and beyond what you might expect to enable us to truly elevate and enhance your daily experience. In addition to 24-hour health support, you can enjoy:

When Is It Time for Senior Living?

Because each individual has different support needs and unique lifestyle desires, the decision of when to move to an assisted living community should be based on your personal decision. Generally, adults who need daily assistance with personal tasks like bathing, grooming and dressing will benefit from living in an assisted living community.

At 81 Oaks, a personal assessment by our Wellness Director will help determine your needs and if now is the right time to make your move. This assessment could also determine that more advanced medical care is needed, in which case an assisted living community may not be the best option.

Talking With Your Parent About Moving

Having the “talk” about assisted living can be challenging and emotional. Your parent may be reluctant to accept help or discuss care options. But, it’s important to try and start this conversation sooner rather than later, so that you can help your parent enhance their quality of life as soon as possible. Here are some tips to help make having this discussion easier:

  • Remember it’s a process. Start slowly by asking your parent about their thoughts about the future, including any concerns they may have, and go from there.
  • Discuss it in person. Avoid having the talk during a phone call, if possible. It’s easier for your parent to get distracted or disengage from the conversation on the phone.
  • Look up potential care communities. Research the ones that seem to align with your parent’s vision, needs and hobbies so you can be ready to have a meaningful conversation.
  • Let your parent take the reins. It’s important that your parent feels in control of their future. Listen carefully to their concerns and don’t dismiss their preferences.
  • Schedule tours to assisted living communities. Seeing a community firsthand can often make a world of difference. Give your parent an in-person look at what assisted living is all about by scheduling tours at several communities. After seeing everything for themself, your parent may actually get excited about all the possibilities they’ll enjoy with community living.

Join Our Sarasota, FL Assisted Living Community

With assisted living, you can fully pursue your independence and take advantage of amenities that elevate and enhance your individual life experience. When you join our community at 81 Oaks, you become part of a small caring and close-knit community of neighbors and friends. You can age successfully by taking advantage of assisted living services only when you need them in your same spacious apartment. Here, you’ll enjoy branching out with group classes, taking outings to explore the always interesting Sarasota area, eating well, staying healthy and making wonderful new friends — all on your terms. We hope you’ll reach out to our team at 81 Oaks online or by calling (941) 278-8801. We’re here to help you navigate support or care options and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

FAQs Assisted Living Sarasota

Nursing homes offer more advanced medical care in a more clinical setting, and often residents share a room.  In addition, nursing homes focus on 24/7 nursing care where residents are monitored day and night, and receive some medical treatments on-site.

In an assisted living community like 81 Oaks, residents have the freedom to move about the many welcoming community spaces and also enjoy the comfort and privacy of their own apartment. Here, our steadfast commitment is to enable each resident to thrive every day by staying active and connected, experiencing life in new ways, and have a great time doing it all. Our ability to offer independent living or assisted living services in your same apartment without having to move allows you to age successfully your way. 

No, Medicare doesn’t cover assisted living costs such as housing, meals and custodial care. However, any medical care you require, including doctor’s appointments and medications, is typically covered.

It’s important to determine what’s best for you. While aging-in-place may be more budget-friendly, it can also be isolating for older adults who want to lead more active social lives. In addition, aging-in-place doesn’t offer the comprehensive support that is part of an assisted living community designed to enhance well-being in every way.

When it comes to cost, assisted living may be more affordable than you think. Once you factor in all your bills with at-home living (including utilities, property taxes, maintenance, etc.), you may find that community living is about the same price — but offers so much more.