If you are considering assisted living in Sarasota, Florida for yourself or for a loved one, then you probably have a lot of questions, the first one being, how will my own life, my spouse’s life, or my loved one’s life change after entering an assisted living community? The good news is that, if you choose the right community, your life or your loved one’s life should only change for the better and become richer.
After entering an assisted care community, a senior should have the ability to connect in friendship with other active seniors and even embark on a new romance and remarriage (if he or she is single). Senior residents live in beautiful, high end apartment, town home or condo-like units that encourage independence and self-sufficiency in a safe, health conscious and loving environment.
Assisted care facilities are so modern and luxurious these days that many people choose to retire in them even before they reach a point that, health-wise, they can no longer live at home. However, these communities also have great medical professionals available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for active seniors that do need these services.
In addition to emergency on call service at the press of a button, senior residents will also have access to long term rehabilitative care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, after surgery and after hospital stay care, daily medication administration assistance, IV care, catheter and colostomy care and diabetes care and monitoring. Residents will also receive help (only if necessary) with any daily activities they might find challenging or that they might need companionship for like walking, shopping, bathing, arts and crafts and basic household chores.
A new senior resident will only enter an assisted care community after a customized individual care plan has been agreed upon by the potential resident, the facility’s medical staff, the patient’s current doctors and therapists and any other family or custodial decision makers involved.
If assisted living care sounds right for you, your spouse or a loved one, then you should expect to pay about $36,000 per year for ongoing assisted care and residency in a Sarasota community. Sarasota has a lot to offer its residents and though it is considered a pretty expensive town to live in, getting good assisted care is quite possible here at a surpisingly reasonable price tag.
Sarasota boasts both great food and great weather and is a favorite vacation destination for many baby boomers. However, purchasing a nice home here could cost you anywhere from $450,000 to $500,000, discouraging many people from actually retiring here, though they might want to. However, if you enter an assisted living program, retiring in “Stunning Sarasota,” becomes a much cheaper and more realistic option.
Things to do in Sarasota include many outdoor activities like gator and wild animal watching, hiking and site seeing at places like the Big Cat Habitat and Sanctuary, the Myakka Canopy Walkway, the Myakka River State Park, South Lido Park, Legacy Trail and at the Children’s Park.
There is also great food shopping at Detwilers Farmers Market, the Sarasota Farmer’s Market and Le Macaraon, and many local theaters like the Asolo Repertory Theater, the West Coast Black Theater Group, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, the Sarasota Opera and the Florida Studio Theater, feature new live shows every season. To see other types of senior care in Sarasota, enter your desired location into the search and then use the tabs to see each type of care.