You immediately feel a real family atmosphere when you walk in our front door. We offer private apartments in a selection of floor plans, and all are surrounded by our great room. They are on one level making it easy to move around, and provide private bathrooms and great views of our wooded property.
The great room is adjacent to the country-style dining room for even more convenience. Our residents enjoy visiting before and after meals while chatting about old times. Each day is filled with smiles and laughter from all of our seniors, and Brookdale’s staff takes pride in respecting the privacy and individuality of each person, while at the same time creating a real sense of community.
An array of social, educational and cultural programs encourages residents to rekindle their past interests and explore new ones with friends and neighbors. Many county parks are nearby for fishing trips or picnics, and the Homossassa Springs Wildlife Park is always a favorite day excursion. Live entertainment, bingo, Wii games and auctions are also a big hit.
We have great holiday programs including holiday feasts and caroling from local elementary school kids. On any day at Citrus, our activities calendar is brimming with a great variety of things to do, and all activities are created around the passions, hobbies and talents of each resident.
Substantial investments in our culinary program and staffing, allow us to provide mealtime experiences that set our communities apart from the competition. From Culinary Arts Training for chefs, to select seasonings and bakery options, Brookdale has created one of the industry’s leading dining services. Our fine dining experience is prepared by a trained chef and receives nutritional support and recommendations from a registered dietician.
Three restaurant-style meals are served each day in the group dining room and snacks are provided throughout the day. We continue to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dining choices that promote their health and well-being. Each meal offers a selection of delicious choices, sensational service and we always accommodate special restrictions and requests.
To help alleviate any confusion or added stress, we keep mealtimes very routine for our Memory Care community. Residents all sit together at the same time and same table each day. Meals are served on colorful plates and tablecloths so they can more easily distinguish their food. We also provide easy-to-eat snacks between meals, helping to ensure these residents get the nutrition and calorie count they need.
As the population ages, more people are discovering senior Assisted Living and the peace of mind we offer. Our community’s approach focuses on being a trusted partner and listening to your needs, understanding the life you want for yourself or a loved one and customizing a solution that puts that life within reach.
Assisted Living provides personal assistance and support with daily activities and services needed, such as medication management, meals, bathing and dressing, as well as amenities for housekeeping and linen services, transportation and recreations. Our individualized care plans provide an ideal blend of convenience and support, with respect for personal preferences.
Memory Care was created over 25 years ago and continually embraces current research in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, coupled with the experience of caring for thousands of people with dementia. Associates help residents create daily moments of success, offering opportunities for them to experience a sense of purpose and meaning. A gently daily structure is provided to help maintain and encourage current skills.
Memory Care at Brookdale offers programs and a secure environment for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe that no matter where an individual is in their life, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and enjoy meaningful experiences every day.
Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our program focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self. Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for our staff members. All of our highly trained associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach and care for seniors with dementia.
An established set of protocols and techniques enables our team to intervene when challenging behaviors resulting from dementia arise. Our whole-community philosophy is the key that empowers staff members to identify any unmet needs and be a part of the solution.
We have great working relationships with area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers such as Citrus Memorial, Seven Rivers, Lifecare, Brentwood, Diamond Ridge, Cypress Cove and Citrus Health and Rehab. Through the professional relationships with key staff within these affiliations, we can continue to be involved in the care of our residents.
Brookdale’s family values set us apart from any other senior living community. We are selective when choosing staff to join our team and serve our residents. Only those with a caring heart and experience in working with seniors are accepted into our family.
We are proud of the longevity of qualified and nurturing caregivers, medical assistants and executive management, and our personalized approach encourages each person to continue to live as they please, while respecting individual preferences.
Brookdale Citrus is an active partner and is committed to our community. We hold monthly Alzheimer’s support groups and a variety of educational opportunities to help with the well-being of our seniors and family members. We host family dinners during the holidays, yard sales, car shows and have our own wonderful visits from Santa. Our residents love the diverse group of citizens these events bring to our community.
We invite you to experience exceptional Assisted Living and Memory Care services at Brookdale. Please fill out the online form or give us a call to schedule a tour.