Brookdale Colonial Park offers a beautiful assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care community for seniors. With a continuum of care, our loving family is designed to support those needing assistance with daily activities. Residents have the security of knowing they can remain here, in their home, without having to relocate and separate from their familiar surroundings and friendships, should their needs change over time.
Our beautiful community is a wonderful place to call home and is the perfect retirement experience for our residents. We offer well-appointed accommodations, restaurant-style dining and many activities to enliven your interests, passion and purpose.
Encompassing resort-style luxuries and amenities, Brookdale takes pride in the services we provide. You can easily accomplish daily tasks while staying socially engaged, all without leaving home.
We are conveniently located in the center of Sarasota and only minutes from I-75, downtown Sarasota, Sarasota International Airport, Siesta Key, voted as one of the world’s the most beautiful beaches and numerous other fun spots. Our community is set on ten southern acres with graceful oak trees and colorful landscaping.
Hospitals, physicians offices and cultural venues are all within minutes of our community. With our near-perfect weather, families are able to enjoy the outdoor living that Florida is known for. Come spend an afternoon on our beautiful lanai sipping on a cool glass of lemonade or ice tea.
You enter our retirement property through a traditional southern setting of centennial oak trees, lush landscaping and a red brick exterior with large white columns lining a relaxing front porch area. Our community is one of comfort and hospitality. The most common comment we hear is “Your community is so warm and welcoming.”
We offer roomy one-bedroom apartments and studios, with huge walk-in closets, a large kitchen area, as well as large walk-in showers. Some have outdoor access to our courtyard area. All are on one level for easy access to the dining room, library, large living room, activity center, lanai, rehabilitation therapy suite and courtyard. Residents can relax in the privacy of their own apartment or enjoy the many group common areas with the company of new friends in the community.
We offer a wide range of activities each month, home cooked meals and off-site excursions. Each day at Brookdale is about living life to the fullest and letting us take care of all the mundane daily chores.
Our senior living community allows residents to plan the activities they enjoy. Each day is filled with echoes of laughter in the hallways that stem from a calendar of enriching activities. Choices in social, physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and creative activities are encouraged. A variety of live entertainment and day excursions are offered, all with the security of knowing care is available, if needed.
Begin your day with an exercise class, followed by Wii bowling, horse racing, beachball, volleyball, coffee chat, craft club, movies and popcorn or Bingo. We take weekly bus trips to local stores and personal physicians, as well as to outside events. Resident council decisions are instrumental in planning which entertainers to host and how to best showcase the talents of everyone that lives here.
Substantial investments in Brookdale’s dining and staffing, allow us to provide mealtime experiences that set our communities apart from the competition. From a Culinary Arts Training Program for chefs, to our select seasonings and bakery options, we have 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 offer satisfying entrees while supporting 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 assisted senior 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.
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. A whole-community philosophy is the key that empowers our staff to identify any unmet needs and be a part of the solution.
We nurture strong relationships with area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers, such as Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Heartland Rehabilitation, Health South Rehabilitation Hospital and Manor Care. Through the communications and relationships we share with key staff members in these affiliations, we provide a seamless continuum of care for our residents.
Our management team and staff have served many years in both our community and within the senior health care profession. Brookdale Colonial Park has been selective when choosing those who will make up this team to serve our residents, and only people with heart, experience and a desire to serve are accepted into our family.
Optimum Life is a bold initiative that defines the way we live. By balancing six key dimensions of wellness with purpose, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual fulfillment, Optimum Life helps you live at your peak level within a lifestyle that promotes health and wholeness. Intended as a journey of self- examination and discovery, it includes services, features and benefits that allow each resident to reach these goals, regardless of real or perceived limitations.
To experience Brookdale Colonial Park and the services we provide, please give us a call or submit the online form on this page. We would love to show you our home!