The Anchin Assisted Living Promise
At Anchin Assisted Living at Aviva, enjoy the best of both worlds – independence when you want it and compassionate care when you need it. Throughout the Aviva community, our promise is to give seniors more of what they want and what they deserve out of their lifestyle. We do this by embracing health and wellness in ways that create a unique and intimate experience for each resident. At Anchin Assisted Living, your health and happiness are our number one priority.
Among the Best Assisted Living in Sarasota, Florida
Aviva was awarded a zero-deficiency survey – one of the best results in the state of Florida – for our high level of care. Each year, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) performs a rigorous set of examinations that take a comprehensive look at essential nursing care elements like the quality of care, the quality of service, patient rights, and more. We’re one of the few senior living communities to receive a deficiency-free survey.
The Full Continuum of Senior Care
We are proud to be one of the only senior living campuses in the state of Florida with a full continuum of care on one campus. We offer independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. If and when your needs change, our award-winning services can help you transition to or from assisted living and include everything you need without having to relocate, leave behind friends and neighbors, and get to know a whole new care team.
Life at Anchin Assisted Living
Anchin Assisted Living offers 38 spacious private and semi-private studio and one-bedroom apartments with beautiful common areas for socializing with family and friends. We provide a staff of on-call nurses, available 24 hours a day. We encourage our residents to assert their independence where they can but reach out to our staff when they need extra help.
Enjoy All That Sarasota Has to Offer
Aviva is located in the heart of Sarasota, surrounded by shopping, art, dining and more. These are just a few of the attractions located within a few minutes’ drive of the Aviva campus:
- Myakka River State Park
- Lido Key Beach
- The Ringling, the State Art Museum of Florida
- St. Armands Circle
- Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
- Sarasota Opera
- Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves spring training
- Meadows Country Club (right next door!)
As a resident of Anchin Assisted Living, you will enjoy luxury amenities and find plenty of fun on our senior living campus, too! Enjoy resort-style living complete with gourmet dining in the Kobernick dining room, a fitness center, religious services, educational programs and dozens of on-campus clubs. Whatever you’re interested in, we’ll help you find ways to stay active and social.
Things to Do
- Heated pool and tropical walking paths
- State-of-the-art fitness center and training
- Lifelong learning through Encore Academy
- Library with computer access
- 24/7 concierge services
- Campus WiFi and senior TV
- Onsite kosher dining room
- Housekeeping and maintenance services
- Campus rabbi and religious services
- Transportation for shopping and group outings
- Emergency response system
- On-site geriatrician, podiatrist, hearing aid technician and dental services
- Licensed nurses on call 24/7
- Medication management
- On-site physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Biodex balance testing and training
- Transportation for medical appointments
Experience Anchin Assisted Living
Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living
What is assisted living?
Assisted living usually refers to a rental home or apartment with private access, where residents enjoy their independence, but get access to healthcare services and more specialized help for daily tasks like cooking, cleaning, getting dressed and more. Most assisted living campuses, including ours, are staffed with on-call nurses 24 hours a day.
How is assisted living different from skilled nursing?
It is easy to misunderstand the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing. Skilled nursing centers, also known as nursing homes, provide more specialized support. They act as an intermediate step, often between a hospitalization and a return to independent or assisted living. Nursing homes may serve patients with memory care needs and are equipped with monitoring systems and safety supervisors to keep residents safe.
How do I know when it’s time for assisted living?
Choosing to move to assisted living is a highly personal and important decision. There are some signs that will help you recognize when it’s time for assisted living, including escalating care needs, safety concerns, cognitive decline, declining chronic medical conditions and social isolation.
- Read more about how to choose a senior living option that’s right for you.
What other levels of residential care are available?
In addition to assisted living and skilled nursing, you may hear of independent living or memory care.
Independent living consists of rental apartments for seniors who can perform all of their necessary day-to-day tasks but with added amenities like transportation and housekeeping services. Some Aviva residents choose to live in independent living and later transition to assisted living.
Memory care provides a comfortable, safe and home-like environment for seniors living with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory issues. Activities may be designed with their specific needs in mind, and the staff is trained to handle these specific kinds of challenges.
What qualifies someone for assisted living?
Representatives of an assisted living community will meet with a potential resident and, if they wish, their family, to ensure they can meet the senior’s needs. Note that the State of Florida regulates assisted living communities as residential environments, not as medical facilities. According to their requirements, a senior resident must be ambulatory, must not display violent behavior, and must not require 24-hour nursing. Specific nursing services may be permitted according to what licenses the assisted living community holds.
What are the costs of assisted living?
Many senior living communities require a “buy-in” or entrance fee, which Aviva Senior Living does not charge. Some also charge fees for amenities and activities, which Aviva does not. The main cost of assisted living is simply rent. As a nonprofit organization, we keep our fees low and our focus on delivering a superior living experience. Many seniors moving to independent or assisted living actually save money by reducing their costs for utilities, groceries, home upkeep entertainment, medical care, and transportation.
How can I pay for assisted living?
Some residents choose to pay for assisted living using personal funds, annuity payments from a 401(k) or IRA, or social security income. If you have a long term care insurance policy, it may cover a portion of the expenses.
What if my spouse needs assisted living?
Aviva offers a full continuum of care, and that includes different senior living options for each resident. In some cases, couples may need different levels of care. We can provide arrangements for couples, such as where one spouse lives in assisted living while the other lives in independent living.
Is financial assistance available?
State sponsored coverage for assisted living (Medicare or Medicaid) varies by state. States have an incentive to cover assisted living, since it costs them less than skilled nursing. Florida covers assisted living for seniors with financial need through Statewide Managed Medicaid Care and the Florida Optional State Supplementation for Assisted Living.
If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit. This program can provide assistance up to $1,881 a month for a single veteran or $2,230 a month for a married veteran. The approval process can take a long time, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead.
Medicare Part A covers skilled nursing, so if your needs change to a higher level of care, that becomes an option.
Can I take a tour of Anchin Assisted Living?
We would love to welcome you to our campus for a tour. Request a tour today.
- How to Talk to a Parent About Assisted Living
- How Assisted Living Is Different from Skilled Nursing
- How to Know When It’s Time for Assisted Living