Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, located in Port St Lucie, Florida is an exceptional senior retirement community that offers care for a broad spectrum of seniors. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, partially due to the friendly staff and partially due to the aesthetically pleasing environment. I toured the building with Anne Branen of Sales and Marketing who was incredibly warm and helpful. She emphasized the fact that Brighton Gardens is a place where seniors can feel at home and comfortably age.
They accommodate anyone from seniors still capable of driving to those who are in need of hospice care. The base rate is $85 a day which includes a medium sized apartment (350 square feet) with a seat in shower bathroom, three restaurant style meals a day, laundry, and weekly bathing assistance among other services. If the individual requires extra assistance, there are different levels of placement determined by a nurse assessment. There is even a skilled nursing unit for the placement of individuals who are just out of the hospital requiring extra supervision and rehabilitation.
The social life of residents at Brighton Gardens seems to be very active without forcing activities on residents. There is a daily happy hour, an in house barber/beauty shop, and frequent trips (transportation provided) to stores and restaurants. Brighton Gardens does an excellent job of keeping seniors involved in the community and is nowhere near isolating. There are countless activities provided that allow the seniors to bond with fellow residents while expanding their personal interests and talents.
Sunrise Senior Living manages to incorporate this wide range of individuals in a facility that is far from overwhelming. The building itself is beautifully built, well decorated, and looks more like an upscale apartment complex than a healthcare facility. Residents are provided many options of entrees at meals and have a refrigerator and microwave within their rooms if they wish to prepare their own meals. This is just one example of how Brighton Gardens offers exceptional service while allowing seniors to maintain their independence if they so choose. There seems to be a perfect balance of at-home intimacy and the entertainment of an active social community.