Heron East, Sarasota FL
Located in sunny Sarasota, FL, Heron East is a premier senior living residence offering everything a person needs to live their life to the fullest. Their compassionate staff help residents with their daily activities, keeping their homes tidy and offering companionship to give them more free time, helping them feel safe, and making their retirement fulfilling. With a wide variety of long-term care services and dozens of recreational amenities, there's something for everyone at Heron East in Sarasota.
What makes Heron East such a spectacular place retire? Their assisted living care program centers around residents, tailoring each person's daily routine to them individually. The community's care advisers work with residents one-on-one to identify which activities of daily living they need the most help with, then create individualized care plans that target those activities. A person's daily care routine may include assistance with activities like bathing, eating, or dressing, while weekly housekeeping and laundry services are standard for everyone. The community also provides medication management for people who need assistance with their prescriptions.
Heron East's goal is to provide everything a person needs within the assisted living community since some older adults prefer to travel as little as possible. With an on-campus hair salon, a billiards room, an outdoor garden, and a library, there is plenty for residents to do without going far from home. Physician visits and on-site therapy are available as a la carte services, making it even easier for residents to get everything they need under one roof.
While quality personal care and accessibility are important parts of life at Heron East, so is staying active, making friends, and having fun. The community believes recreation is a crucial building block for a happy retirement, providing scheduled social activities daily. Residents may enjoy a classic movie screening with their friends in common areas or go head-to-head in a board game competition. If they want to learn something new, they may take a painting lesson or listen to a guest speaker. The community's events schedule is different every day, meaning residents have an ever-changing selection of fun events to choose from. They may include:
- Group outings and hikes to nearby sightseeing landmarks, shopping malls, and more
- Pet therapy
- Live musical and theatre performances
- Devotional meetings, like prayer groups and Bible studies
- Community gardening
- Happy hours
- Fitness classes and exercise programs
- Classic movie screenings
- Billiards and card game nights
- Board game competitions
- Arts and crafts sessions (like painting or photography classes)
- Guest speakers, lectures, and other lifelong learning opportunities
Many people wonder what sets assisted living care apart from in-home care, other than the costs. While Heron East offers the same personal care services as a person's in-home care provider, they offer around-the-clock care that family members may not provide. Having access to twenty-four-hour personal care is essential for older adults who need daily assistance, giving them peace of mind that help is only a few minutes away when they need it. While family member may want to be there for their loved on day and night, they may not be equipped to provide assisted living services around-the-clock like retirement communities.
Heron East also stands out from in-home care because of its on-campus restaurant, known as the Bistro. Like Senior Lifestyle's other assisted living communities, Heron East serves three meals a day in its dining room, open to all residents. The kitchen staff prepares meals by hand, crafting savory selections like beef stroganoff, sirloin steak, and chicken with wild rice. Meals are included in residents' cost of assisted living, and diet-friendly substitutions are available for people with special dietary needs. The on-campus restaurant is located just a few footsteps away from the assisted living center's apartments, making it easy for residents to navigate to and from the dining room.
With a wide variety of senior care services, compassionate staff, and updated care facilities, Heron East is one of Sarasota's most highly-rated assisted living communities. Their senior housing units are spacious and well-appointed, without being overwhelming for assisted living residents. Thanks to the communities many amenities, older adults can find everything they need under one roof, simplifying their retirement and giving them more free time.
To learn more about Heron East, use the link above to make an inquiry or schedule a tour. Touring the community is an exceptional way to see everything it has to offer, from its beautiful senior housing units to its stunning dining room. The staff is happy to answer questions about the community, discussing what makes Heron East such a unique assisted living facility.
For more information, read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Other than assisted living, what other long-term care programs does Heron East offer? Do they offer independent living or memory care?
Heron East is strictly an assisted living facility and does not offer independent living or memory care services. The community's residential care programs are not designed with Alzheimer's disease in mind, and may not be suitable for people with dementia or memory loss. Alternatively, their personal care programs may offer too many services for people who need independent living. Their residential care programs are most suitable for people who need help with their chores, their activities of daily living, and medication management, but who do not need memory care.
To learn more about long-term care programs at Heron East, use the link above to make an inquiry.
Q: Does Heron East offer skilled nursing care for assisted living residents?
No. Heron East is a non-medical residential care community and is not licensed to provide the same care as skilled nursing facilities. Their staff is not equipped to provide skilled nursing care, nor may they provide ongoing medical attention.
To learn more about the differences between a skilled nursing facility and a residential care community, use the link above to make an inquiry.
Q: How much does it cost to live at Heron East?
Everyone is different, and so are their long-term care needs. Heron East charges each person according to their floor plan, their care routine, and their a la carte services to make sure their fees are fair for everyone. The cost of assisted living varies from person to person, so it's important for families to use the "Get Pricing" tool above for a personalized monthly quote.
From The Owner
Heron East Assisted Living facility, voted best Assisted Living in Sarasota, FL, offers the care and support to live your life to the fullest. Only a short drive from the action of Sarasota, our one-level facility of private apartments is nestled just off of Cattlemen Road, surrounded by oak trees. When you choose assisted living in Sarasota, you’ll have five levels of care and assistance with self-administration of medications tailored to your needs. It’s our top priority to provide you all the services and amenities you need to live life the way only you know how! Step through the doors of our Heron East Assisted Living facility and join a gracious community where new friends and familiar comforts await. Sip your coffee and enjoy a good book on our porch as you look onto our quiet garden, have friends over for a delicious restaurant style meal, take a shopping excursion to one of our favorite hotspots in town, or join the Wii bowling team! Our lovely common areas are as cozy as your… Keep Reading