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Azalea Gardens Retirement Living in Tallahassee, FL
A custom Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Facility in Tallahassee, FL for your loved one!
Here at Azalea Gardens, we are more than a memory care facility, we are a memory care community. Located close to Capital Regional Medical Center and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, it offers a warm and welcoming senior community for those in need of assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care in Tallahassee, Florida. Azalea Gardens combines Person-Centered Care with a robust Life Enrichment Program that embraces Sunshine’s six Pillars of Wellness: physical engagement, sensory stimulation, spiritual support, social connection, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. Deeply rooted in Montessori methodology, Sunshine’s Wellness Programs and collaborative, Person-Centered Care assessments come together to provide residents with care that goes above and beyond that of traditional nursing homes. In our secured environment, we strive to empower residents, improve quality of life, enhance dignity, honor choice, support independence, and promote positive well-being. We do this by offering customizable levels of care, so whether your loved one is just starting to experience memory challenges, or if they have been living with Alzheimer’s and dementia for quite some time, you can rest assured knowing that our experienced and professional staff is providing the care they need, day and night.
Pricing starting at $4,200 with customized care packages
Considering memory care for my mom was very difficult, but from the moment we walked in the door for our official “tour", we saw skilled, caring professionals dealing with all levels of care in a beautiful setting. My mom has settled in and is enjoying the wide array of activities and outings. We are so happy we found Azalea Gardens.
Azalea Gardens goes above and beyond in the care for their residents. The staff is well trained in area of Alzheimer’s. The food is delicious and looks amazing. Management is excellent. Ms. Predis makes sure all questions are answered honestly and correctly. I have and continue to recommend Azalea Gardens to friends and family.
Azalea Gardens Photos
- Safety and Comfort
- VR Bucket List Program
- Memory Care Life Enrichment Program & Pillars of Wellness
- Specialized Care Levels & Complete Personal Care Services
- Experienced & Dedicated Staff
- 24/7 Dining
- Sensory Spa
- Extraordinary Location
- Attractive Grounds
- Short-Term & Respite Stays
- Easy-Move Program with NorthAmerican
- Resident Referral Program
- Month-to-Month Lease
- Facility Information
Our building is outfitted with ionized air filtering to remove viruses, bacteria, and other particulates from the air so that your loved one can breathe easy. New residents are admitted after screening though Vikor Scientific Respira-ID and a negative COVID-19 test result. Our virus mitigation protocols include full personal protective gear, sanitizer stations at all traffic areas, and cleaning throughout the community multiple times per day.
Our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Therapy enables residents to explore bucket list journeys and experiences they’ve always wanted to complete, all within the comfort of our community. With VR Therapy, your loved one can explore the Caribbean sea and virtually scuba dive with sting rays, or discover an untapped passion for music with VR first row seats to the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Whether it’s travel or new experiences your loved one seeks, our new, groundbreaking therapy can make almost any adventure dreams a virtual reality.
Our Memory Care Life Enrichment Program is designed to honor the memories and experiences of our residents by providing physical engagement, spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connections, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. The program includes:
- Sensory & VR Therapy: Stimulating the senses can produce a calming effect and in some cases help bring back memories
- Music Therapy: Era-specific music to bring back fond memories and decrease anxiety
- Aroma Therapy: Smells reminiscent from childhood such as home-baked cookies and fresh baked bread
- Validation Techniques: Words are powerful and our residents are encouraged to give and receive positive feedback
- Socialization: Residents and staff all enjoy time together each day in both large and small groups in safe settings to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
- Health & Wellness: Providing activities that promote residents’ physicality help to curb agitation, wandering and sleeplessness, while intellectual activities encourage learning and participating in both new and familiar hobbies
- Spiritual Support: Music, discussion, prayer, affirmations, nature and other diverse means of spiritual support provides comfort and familiar purpose
- Life Skills Stations: Miniature kitchens, faux engines, and mailboxes are among the many real-life scenarios and work the residents did in their youth
- And much more!
Our Person-Centered Care approach focuses on our residents’ needs, while our Active Living Programs allow them to live life to their fullest capability. Our residents feel at home in Azalea Gardens because our approach is based on the residents’ lifetime routine, not ours. Additionally, we provide options for health monitoring, medication management, assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, and oral care.
Our community’s leadership team includes our Executive Director, Health Services Director, and Life Enrichment Director. Our passionate and dedicated team of skilled professionals offer exceptional support for our residents’ needs, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs, through engaging daily activities.
It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as low gluten and sugar-free diets, and much more.
Our daily menu also incorporates foods from the Rush University Medical Center MIND diet that fosters brain health. Our goal is that the MIND diet, in conjunction with our many Memory Care programs, will help hold off memory issues for as long as possible. Entrees are served on colored plates to stimulate appetite, and a server greets each resident individually with multiple daily menu choices. Learn more about our Memory Care dining program and the MIND diet.
Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the five senses (taste, smell, vision, hearing, and touch) with the goal of evoking positive feelings. This innovative therapy can reduce tension, agitation, anxiety, depression, and anger which are common behavioral side effects in seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. By planning meaningful, stimulating activities and considering our residents’ unique interests, we can create personal experiences in our custom Sensory Spas and make a significant difference in our residents’ lives.
Azalea is close to Capital Regional Medical Center and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Our many secured walking paths and well-tended, enclosed gardens encourage a daily stroll. Residents can feel safe while enjoying the outdoor environment with a patio that features comfortable benches and beautiful views.
Whether you’re going away on business, planning a vacation, or simply need a break from caregiving, respite care at Azalea Gardens is the perfect solution for providing your loved one with the Person-Centered Care that they need. Our safe, nurturing environment and professional staff will support the wellness needs of your loved one. Take advantage of the full amenities of our community; your loved one can rest while socializing with team members and other residents and you’ll have peace of mind knowing each suite features its own emergency response system. Contact us today to learn about the various levels of care available to our respite and short-term stay residents.
To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, Sunshine Retirement Living Communities have partnered with trusted national moving company, northAmerican, to institute a senior-specific program that lessens the strain associated with moving. To learn more about this moving program, click here.
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Our one-time community fee helps fund expenses incurred in making your loved one’s suite move-in ready and keeping the community beautiful and comfortable for all our residents. There are no upfront buy-in fees to reserve future higher levels of care or long-term contracts. Cost of care may increase or decrease as a resident’s needs change and is subject to change due to periodic and transparent assessments completed by onsite nursing staff and partnered caregivers.
Azalea Gardens – AL License 13050 – Certificate 55139
To view a downloadable PDF, click here.
Why Azalea Gardens is the right place for your loved one
Azalea Gardens is one of the most beautiful facilities for senior care Tallahassee has to offer. Our all-inclusive senior living center is more than a memory care facility.
Although we make sure your loved one is physically well cared for, we also focus on the social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of aging, so your loved one is as happy and content as possible. Although there are plenty of other senior homes in Tallahassee, we are proud to focus on our client’s individual needs at Azalea Gardens.
Depending on their needs, residents can choose from private and semi-private suites as well as shared suites. Although our staff encourages our clients to be as independent as possible, our facility was designed to be able to offer assistance with personal hygiene and continence management easily.
If you are looking for dementia or Alzheimers care, Tallahassee or anywhere else in the Florida panhandle, schedule a tour of Azalea Gardens.
You will feel good knowing that Azalea Gardens is conveniently located near the Capital Regional Medical Center and the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Our senior homes are located on attractive, well-tended grounds. Your loved one will be able to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather while strolling through the outdoor walking paths that are enclosed for our residents’ safety.
The staff of our Alzheimer’s, Memory Care, and Transitional Care programs are highly trained and dedicated to offering the best care available for your loved one.
Our residents are served gourmet food prepared from fresh ingredients. They won’t go hungry! Healthy and nutritious food is available 24 hours a day.
Since most of our residents suffer from memory issues, we follow the Rush University Medical Center’s MIND diet that fosters brain health.
We have innovative programs such as music therapy, aromatherapy, and life skills stations.
Our staff is trained in validation techniques to make sure our residents live in as positive of an environment as possible.
We also have many health and wellness activities, such as armchair yoga and strength training specifically designed with seniors in mind.
We organize horseshoe tosses every Wednesday and dances once a month. Our residents make dog biscuits and deliver them to a local animal shelter monthly.
The Floor Plan
As you can see from the photos, our facility is attractive, comfortable, and homey. There are many nooks for quiet discussions as well as larger living rooms where our residents love to socialize.
There are private suites with a bedroom, living space, and a private bath, or there are semi-private and shared suites.
Reach out to us!
The staff of Azalea Gardens is ready to help your loved one live his or her best life. Regardless of your aging family member’s circumstances and physical abilities, we will tailor our care to meet any needs.
Reach out to us to schedule an appointment to tour our facility. You can call us at 800-583-4909, or you can fill out our online form.
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