Exploring Senior Living Options

Making the move to a senior living community is a big decision. Whether you are searching for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, you want to be sure all the right things are in place. Here are some thoughts to consider when choosing the right path for you or your loved one’s future.

What’s Right For Me?

Just as no two residents are the same, neither are senior communities. The following points are to help you decide if Aviva is right for you. They are intended to help you communicate with your friends and family about your decision to transition to an active senior community that provides all the services and support for continuum of care.
It’s always a good idea to become educated and to begin planning for this extremely important move.

The information below serves as a useful way to explore your options and begin discussions regarding your future, so your days ahead are filled with fun, comfort, safety and the support you deserve.

What’s Right For My Loved One?

It might be nearing the right time to move a loved one into a senior living community when health and safety concerns arise. Being prepared can remove some of the anxiety and worry from the situation. The goal is to arrive at a decision that allows your loved one to feel comfortable with their new home – and your ultimate peace of mind.
The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one – both emotionally and physically. Discussing the topic of assisted living with a loved one can be overwhelming. Children and spouses resist this complicated conversation, as they may be unsure of a loved one’s reactions.

The following information can create a more healthy and productive discussion when it’s time to talk with a loved one about moving into a senior living facility.

  • Kobernick at Aviva

    Independent Living

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  • Anchin at Aviva

    Assisted Living & Memory Care

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  • Benderson at Aviva

    Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

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Q & A


Should I Move Into A Senior Living Community?

Some seniors realize that moving into a senior living community is a wise choice. As such, there are many factors involved to consider when you are making your retirement plans.
Proactive seniors will often initiate a move to a senior living community on their own to ensure that their needs are met and to avoid placing a future burden upon their family members. It is important to discuss such decisions with your family to help address the questions of everyone invested in your choices and to ease the process.
We invite you to take a tour of Aviva to see all we have to offer. This experience can also help alleviate any concerns your family may have.

Why Choose Aviva?

Aviva is truly one of the best-kept secrets in Sarasota when it comes to quality senior living – and the area’s only rental senior community offering a full continuum of care. We are a not-for-profit, mission-driven, non-sectarian senior living community offering all levels of exceptional living on the same campus: independent living, assisted living, secure memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

  • Kobernick Independent Living at Aviva welcomes individuals and couples who are at least 62 years of age. Our residents thrive when they move in to Kobernick and participate in daily social interaction, outings, classes and a wide variety of opportunities to stay engaged mentally, physically, spiritually and culturally.
  • Anchin Assisted Living and Memory Care a Aviva have highly trained licensed nursing staff and certified nursing assistants to provide assistance and compassionate care for those who need varying levels of support for daily activities. Our extended congregate care license enables our residents to age in place with dignity, joy and peace of mind, with round-the-clock assistance. In the secure memory care environment, “person-centered care” fosters dignity, engagement, trust and respect, resulting in improved quality of life. Innovative programs include multi-sensory therapy, word games, Dakim Brain Academy, bingo, therapeutic reminiscence in the 1950s Kitchen, exercise programs and so much more!
  • Benderson Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at Aviva offers short-term and long-term services for anyone seeking the best in neurological, orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary and stroke rehabilitation, post-surgical care, physical therapy – as well as a full range of skilled nursing care

Residents and staff feel as if they are all part of one caring family – and this feeling is evident every day.

What is a Rental vs. Buy-In?

Aviva offers the services of a continuing care retirement community without the high buy-in fee. The absence of the upfront buy-in helps residents enjoy more financial freedom and flexibility for the future. Our apartments are rented on a month-to-month basis with a minimal increase each year.

What Can I Expect As My Needs Change?

Aviva residents and their families take comfort in knowing our community will accommodate their needs regardless of what the future brings. We are the region’s only senior rental community offering a full continuum of care. Our campus includes 187 spacious independent living apartments, a 70-bed assisted living community with secure memory care, and a 45-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.
We’re here to meet your changing needs.

How Do I Know If My Loved One Is Ready?

Conventional wisdom says that we all want to stay in our own homes for as long as we can. However, as a family member or close friend, you are in the position to know when your loved one is ready to make the move to a senior living community.
The signs aren’t going to be the same for everybody, but there are things to watch for. These may include unusual changes to daily habits; problems keeping up with personal care, household maintenance or finances; depression or social withdrawal; and health needs that have escalated beyond your ability to cope.
Transitioning to an independent or assisted living community means having a plan for the future. If you think that the time is right, start the discussion with your loved one. Opening the lines of communication can make the process become a more compelling option.

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