Assisted Living

Assisted Living

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

Think assisted living means you stop living independently? Then think again, because it actually means the opposite, especially at 81 Oaks. That’s because our assisted living community in Sarasota, FL is designed to give you just the right amount of personalized support with daily tasks, so you can focus on continuing to do all the things you actually want to do. Like focusing on your health and fitness, socializing with friends or enjoying the fun of your favorite hobbies, volunteering and other leisure activities.

As you begin to make lifestyle decisions for your future, find out how assisted at 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 Keys Private Dining Room
  • Bayfront Salon & Spa
  • Osprey Fitness Center with state-of-the-art exercise and fitness equipment
  • Oak Branch Library
  • Heron’s Nest Theater
  • St. Armand’s Bistro
  • Bay Island Lounge
  • Flamingo Art Studio
  • Beautifully landscaped Sand Dollar Courtyard with gazebo and entertainment areas
  • Walking trails, lawn games and putting green
  • Pet-friendly community
  • Resident and guest parking


What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a community of apartments for older adults who need long-term support. Assistance is customized for each individual resident who typically needs help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) — medication support, bathing, dressing, dining or mobility. In assisted living communities, there is a highly trained team on-site 24/7 to assist based on the needs of the individual 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 one-on-one 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 dressing, grooming and 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 Salus™ by Solvere approach to holistic well-being means that every day everything you do is supported in a way that helps you branch out and attain your goals. The Salus™ welnesphilosophy is woven throughout every aspect of life, with programs, events and support that cater to your needs and desires.

Cost of Assisted Living in Sarasota

At 81 Oaks, our high-end, all-inclusive assisted living starts at $3,995 per month. You can choose from several apartment styles that include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options. In addition, we offer multiple wellness package options starting at $500, based on your individual abilities and needs.

What’s Included in the Cost of Assisted Living?

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:

Exceptional Amenities

  • Season chef-prepared entrées customized for those living with a memory impairment
  • Bayfront Salon and Spa
  • Osprey Fitness Center with state-of-the-art exercise and fitness equipment
  • Oak Branch Library
  • Beautifully landscaped secure courtyards with walking paths
  • Pet-friendly community

Outstanding Services:

  • Weekly housekeeping and weekly personal laundry and linens
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Resident and guest parking
  • Concierge services
  • Emergency response system in each apartment
  • Accushield visitor and vendor tracking management for added security and peace of mind
  • Utilities included (except phone), such as electric, water and sewer, property taxes, heating and air conditioning, trash removal, landscaping, community-wide WiFi and base cable TV.

Assisted Living Sarasota, FL Floor Plans

Typically, in an assisted living community residents are able to choose from a variety of apartment floor plans to find the one that suits them best. Then they are encouraged to make their own when they move in by bringing their favorite furniture, photographs and other mementos. At 81 Oaks, residents not only have their own private apartment to call home, but are also able to enjoy being part of an inclusive intergenerational neighborhood that includes a school, church, auditorium and park, in addition the community’s expansive outdoor green spaces, an on-site fitness center, a salon and a spa, personalized wellness programs and more.

When Is It Time for Assisted 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 Assisted Living on Sarasota, FL.

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 assisted living community at 81 Oaks, you become part of a small caring and close-knit community of neighbors and friends. 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 care options and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

FAQs Assisted Living Sarasota, FL

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.

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.