Florida Senior Living: Dating Goes Silver

Florida Senior Living: Dating Goes Silver

One thing about being a single senior. It reopens the whole possibility of, dare we say it, feeling the fluttery excitement of getting out on a date once again.

Do you find that idea a little, well … intimidating? You needn’t.

Think back. When you were a teen, dating opened up a whole world of potential difficulties. Blind dates. You-two-are-going-to-hit-it-off mismatches. False starts. Not to mention the next-day joys of wondering whether or not the phone will ring.

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Florida Senior Living on the Web: Where to Go to Know

Florida Senior Living on the Web: Where to Go to Know

In recent years, a host of companies promising to help families find Florida senior living options on the web have set up shop, eager to serve the state’s growing population of older adults.

The promises of these services are appealing: Their local advisers work hard to understand your unique situation and then provide a handpicked list of senior living options in Florida that meet your needs. All at no cost to you.

But in reality, these promises are only half the story.

Many of these companies are actually referral services. They sell your contact information to providers who then compete for your business. Once you find a Florida senior living option that fits your needs, the provider may have to pay a hefty fee for the referral.

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Five Ways to Help Loved Ones Transition to Senior Living in Florida

Change can be tough, particularly when you’re embarking on a major life transition. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing. Think back to when you moved to your college dorm, your first apartment, your first home. Were you nervous yet looking forward to new beginnings at the same time? Moving to senior living can be thought of similarly for your loved one. They’re likely feeling that mix of emotions and fear of the unknown about the changes in their life. But you can give them confidence and peace of mind by being proactive in their transition to senior living in Florida. Here's how:
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Is it Time for a Senior Living Community? Answer these Questions to Find Out

How do you know when it’s time for mom or dad to move to a senior living community? While this is one of our most commonly asked questions, it’s also one of the most difficult to answer. The reality is that there’s rarely one ‘this is it’ moment where you clearly know what your next step should be. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t subtle signs that your loved one may need extra support.
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Six Tips for a Smooth Move to a Sonata Assisted Living Community in Florida

There’s no getting around it, moving your loved one to assisted living can be challenging— for everyone. That’s not to discount the tremendous benefits you’ll experience. As with any major life change, there may be some trepidation and uncertainty. But there’s also a lot to look forward to in an assisted living community in Florida, and a number of ways to create a smooth move for your loved one and you.
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One-Size versus Your-Size Senior Living Communities in Florida

You know the term ‘one-size-fits-all,’ but have you ever really seen the idea work well in practice? Think about it; we’re all individuals with our own wants, needs, beliefs, style – it’s what makes us, us. And we wouldn’t have it any other way – right? So why would we settle for something that doesn’t really fit – whether it’s clothes, shoes, cars or particularly something as important senior living?

Yet for years the senior living industry has asked us to do just that. It’s essentially followed a ‘one-size-fits-all’ model with standard offerings for dining, living arrangements, activities and even the care provided, leaving many residents and their families feeling it’s far from well-suited to them. Not anymore, at least not at Sonata, where our approach is all about finding just the right fit for your family and your circumstances.

A Lifestyle that Fits

Aging well goes way beyond providing a few games and social activity options. In fact, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAG) has identified seven overlapping dimensions of wellness that can help seniors live as fully as possible: emotional, intellectual, physical, vocational, social, spiritual and environmental.

Sonata has taken these wellness dimensions and integrated them with the latest research in active aging along with the most current training, equipment and resources to develop our proprietary Live It Up!℠ signature program.

Our residents Live It Up! in our communities, some of which offer amenities such as fitness centers, game rooms, a pool, an art studio and even a dog park. In addition, we offer a full monthly calendar from which to choose clubs or hobbies that interest you, as well as your pick of cultural,
educational, spiritual and volunteer opportunities.

Our communities are designed for the needs of our residents and emphasize natural light, safety innovations, diverse amenities and outdoor recreation areas.

Convenience that Fits

Have no worries about managing for yourself at Sonata. We are always At Your ServiceSM. We believe so strongly in this philosophy that we’ve created an entire signature program around it based on eight standards of excellence that all team members embrace: commitment, caring and compassion, teamwork, communication, privacy and confidentiality, safety and security, cleanliness and quality and service recovery.

At Your ServiceSM gives our residents the freedom to enjoy a more active, fun and purposeful life while leaving us to take care of chores such as:

  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Personal laundry services
  • Standard maintenance
  • Move-in coordination services; from medical paperwork to scheduling movers
  • Electronic billing, email notifications and newsletters

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Care that Fits

We pride ourselves on appreciating the uniqueness of our residents. Whether it’s independent living, assisted living or memory care; we offer a personal approach to each resident in our senior living communities in Florida that includes:

  • 24-hour licensed nursing onsite
  • Visiting physicians
  • Access to medical services including physical, occupational and speech therapy

Plus, Sonata’s memory care communities were early adopters of internationally renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC), which strives at all times to: Connect, Protect, Reflect, Engage and Respond.

Each of our caregivers is trained in this method and helps residents thrive in three areas:

Proactive and facilitative focus – Rather than do tasks for residents, we perform tasks with them to create confidence, self-control and trust.

Ability-centered approach – Evaluations and care plans focus on each resident’s current abilities to maximize engagement, function, health and happiness.

Individualized care – Integrating residents’ life stories and preferences into daily care helps to improve personal connections, independence and emotional well-being.

Our ‘your-size’ approach to senior living communities in Florida has earned us national recognition as an innovative leader with evidence-based design and programming. But our approach that focuses on helping our residents to live their best lives is what truly matters most to each of us at Sonata.

Come see for yourself how well you’ll fit here. Call a Sonata Senior Living community in Florida near you today to schedule a visit →

5 Tips on Moving your Loved One to a Senior Living Community in Florida


There’s no place like home, right? For many seniors, this is absolutely the case.

Even when you know — and they know themselves — that the time has come to move to senior living. But that doesn’t make it any easier to leave.

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