Dementia, and specifically Alzheimers, is a serious, growing problem. In fact, 1 out of every 10 adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s dementia. As Coral Springs’s senior population continues to grow (9.04% growth between 2015 and 2020), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.
In Coral Springs, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease decreased 10% between 2015 and 2020. Additionally, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group increased by 20%, showing that while Alzheimer’s is a serious concern in the region, the associated deaths have decreased recently. Overall, the percentage of seniors’ deaths related to Alzheimer’s is lower than the rest of the nation (3.22% in Coral Springs vs. 6.46% in the U.S.).
To help families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of cognitive impairment find the support and care their loved ones need, we applied our unique methodology and spent dozens of hours researching senior living communities in Coral Springs. In addition to an overview of the communities’ best features, this guide highlights the best memory care facilities in the city, and gives information about pricing, types of care provided, residents’ reviews, and more.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.
As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.
In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.
To choose the best memory care facilities in Coral Springs, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.
Overall, our team:
Sitting on 73 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Lauderhill, Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace offers a panoramic view of a pristine 30-acre lake and easy access to restaurants, shops and HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital. This community's Legacies Memory Care program provides personalized care to seniors with dementia in a secure setting. The highly trained staff thoroughly assesses each resident's likes, dislikes and healthcare needs before devising an individualized care plan. Seniors receive help with activities of daily living, such as grooming, bathing and mobility, and they participate in cognitive and social activities, including brain games, garden visits and balloon volleyball. The Music & Memory program helps residents improve their recall abilities by connecting cherished memories with their favorite songs. Scheduled transportation, housekeeping and laundry services are available. Amenities include a heated pool, movie theater, beauty salon and wellness center with on-site therapy and medical offices.
Family members praise the resort-like setting and attentive staff. A resident's offspring writes, "The place looks very nice, it's like a hotel and the staff is very good and very attentive. ... Most of the staff is excellent. They're very courteous and excellent towards my mother, and she seems to like them all."
Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise provides award-winning care in a homelike environment. For seniors living with Alzheimer's and dementia, the community takes a personal approach. All caregivers receive ongoing training in dementia care, learning the latest techniques and methods to support seniors 24/7. Through the behavioral problem-solving program, staff address challenging behaviors, such as wandering, confusion or identifying unmet needs. Each day focuses on meaningful tasks, helping seniors feel a sense of belonging, purpose and confidence. The memory care environment is easy to navigate, so residents can feel right at home. The dining experience is designed by dementia care experts and registered dieticians, so it includes diverse choices to help combat weight loss, individualized dining assistance and a supportive environment with music, centerpieces, scented towels and fresh linens to enhance the experience.
Visiting relatives like the staff and activities. "The staff at Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise goes the extra mile to care for my parents. They truly care about them," says one family member. "They provide chef-prepared meals with options that they enjoy. They also have memory games, bingo nights, cinema nights, karaoke nights and outdoor concerts."
Stratford Court of Boca Pointe, part of the Sunrise Senior Living network, provides memory care in a spacious, friendly community with year-round warm weather. Residents benefit from the Reminiscence program, which places them in secure environments that promote easy navigation. A personal care plan is created to address the needs of each senior, with services such as emergency call systems and around-the-clock supervision by professionals trained in dementia care. The community's restaurant-style diner serves three daily meals, and assistance is offered to those who have mobility issues or need medication monitoring. To help maintain engaged minds and bodies, seniors can choose from activities such as board games, social clubs and fitness classes. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and transportation to medical appointments.
Reviews often draw attention to the community's quality of care and positive atmosphere. The daughter of two former residents mentions that "they made wonderful friends, engaged in numerous activities and had a wonderful sense of community. Additionally, they received great care and attention." Another reviewer, whose mother resides in the memory care unit, describes the staff at Stratford Court Boca Pointe as "professional, caring and gracious."
Brookdale Deer Creek provides assisted living and memory care in a structured environment that gently steers residents through their days. The community provides residents with a warm, predictable homelike environment, without the stress, hassle and chores that come with living alone. Memory care at Brookdale Deer Creek takes a person-centered approach, providing support based on more than 25 years of research-based care. Circular paths prevent wandering, and color-coding helps residents find their way to familiar places like their rooms and the dining room. Amenities available to residents include a library, a theater and a fitness center. Additionally, residents have access to 24/7 trained nursing and security staff.
Resident's families praise Brookdale Deer Creek's safety and amenities, with one reviewer writing, "They had a lot of different activities, and they had exterior doors with alarms. They are handicapped-accessible, fully equipped, they had nice outdoors, and they had a good evacuation plan. They also had a tea room, a beauty shop, private dining, full service dining room, a nice family room for social gatherings, a library and an outdoor courtyard."
The memory care community at Sonata Coconut Creek is designed around the Founding Four Ps Philosophy, which stand for purpose-built design, person-directed care, participation and partnership. Residents live in cozy studio apartments or companion suites and gather in easy-to-navigate common areas that feature color-coding and special lighting. Staff members provide care geared to the individual needs and abilities of each resident, offering a consistent daily routine, help with daily living activities, medication management and housekeeping. Residents also enjoy three delicious meals per day. Programming covers seven different wellness dimensions: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational and environmental. Activities may include everything from exercise to games to parties. Sonata Coconut Creek partners with families, providing support and education to residents' loved ones.
Residents and their families appreciate the bright, clean, open atmosphere and the caring staff at Sonata Coconut Creek. "The entire staff and management are always attentive and personal," says one reviewer whose mother is a resident. He also appreciates the well-maintained campus and the stimulating activities. "I am comfortable knowing that my mom is in good hands," he adds.
Located in a friendly beach town minutes from the Atlantic, Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach offers easy access to recreation, shopping, dining and medical venues. This community's memory care program empowers seniors with dementia to freely explore and choose their activities in a safe setting. Residents live in a specially designed neighborhood with secure exits, state-of-the-art motion sensors and guiding lights to ensure their safety. The staff thoroughly assesses each resident's needs and preferences before developing an individualized care plan. Seniors participate in daily therapeutic and recreational activities, such as music therapy, multisensory stimulation and pet therapy, that promote independence and preserve dignity. Light exercise programs, including group walking and Wii bowling, help residents improve strength and flexibility, while life skill stations spark memories by recreating familiar situations from the past. The culinary team serves three delicious meals daily restaurant-style.
Family members love the clean environment and friendly staff. A resident's daughter writes, "My father is doing good at Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach. ... It's very nice and clean, and the staff is nice and friendly. The rooms are nice. Everything is nice. ... The facilities look nice. He sounds so much better since he went there."
HarborChase of Tamarac provides specialized memory care in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast. Residents living with Alzheimer's and dementia reside in a secure neighborhood designed to feel like home. Compassionate caregivers work around-the-clock to ensure that residents are healthy and safe. Using a personal approach, staff get to know every resident's unique needs, help with the activities of daily living and explore new ways to keep seniors stimulated in body, mind and soul. Exciting activities and programs that help keep memory care residents engaged and encourage personal achievement range from nature walks and low-intensity workouts to memory-focused games. The dining experience features nutrient-dense meals, locally sourced snacks, live tastings and chef demonstrations.
Loved ones appreciate the abundant activities and kind team. "HarborChase has been able to preserve her quality of life through participation in activities and engagement with the other residents," says one family member. "I visit the facility on a weekly basis, and the care partners are also personable, and my grandmother smiles and says complimentary things."
The Meridian at Boca Raton offers luxurious homelike living in a peaceful area of Boca Raton. The community is located next to the beautiful Boca Raton Nature Reserve and close to Baptist Health Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Caregivers are specially trained in caring for seniors with memory loss and offer 24/7 assistance with daily tasks, as well as providing specialist therapies. The Montessori programs are designed to slow down cognitive decline and provide residents with a sense of purpose. Residents can keep fit in the yoga studio and fitness center or relax in one of the spacious lounge areas. The picturesque outdoor area includes a grilling station, walking paths and a dog park. Activities include art classes, music therapy and exercise classes. The culinary team prepares three nutritious meals per day for residents to enjoy together.
Visitors praise the stunning community, with one reviewer saying, "The staff is fabulous. The place is terrific, and the food's great. The activities are just amazing. I couldn't say enough about it. The dining room and the gym are also fabulous, and they have a beautiful hair salon. All the activity rooms are great. I was thrilled."
Located on a lush 18-acre campus, Wickshire Fort Lauderdale provides a high level of care in a scenic setting where residents have easy access to nearby hospitals and medical facilities. Thanks to the continuing spectrum of care, seniors receive services tailored around their distinct needs. Those living with Alzheimer's and dementia reside in a secure environment surrounded by peers and engaging activities. Caregivers go through Artistry of Moments dementia care training to address the challenges facing seniors at every stage of memory loss. From helping with everyday challenges to assisting with bathing, dressing, grooming and medication, staff lends consistent support around-the-clock. Seniors also have 24/7 access to a nurse and an on-site wellness center. Amenities include restaurant-style dining, an arts and crafts studio, movie theater, library, game room and auditorium.
Visiting family members compliment the compassionate team. "This is a great community with loving staff. Everyone is very welcoming and kind," says one relative. "They have put a lot of work into this community. The memory care staff are some of the best I have ever seen."
The Preserve at Palm-Aire is a senior living community located just minutes from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It offers two levels of memory care support services. The Bridges neighborhood is designed for seniors with early-stage dementia who may be facing cognitive challenges. Its Evergreen neighborhood is for seniors with advanced stages of Alzheimer's and dementia. The community's trained caregivers provide seniors with supportive services, including medication management and assistance with activities of daily living in accordance with their individualized care plans. Seniors can participate in daily activities and have access to an outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, library and beauty salon. The community's Dining with Dignity program ensures all seniors have an engaging and healthy dining experience.
Residents are pleased with the level of care they receive and the friendliness of the staff at The Preserve at Palm-Aire. One family member notes, "My mother moved there 2 years ago and we can't say enough good about the employees. They are always friendly and helpful. … HIGHLY recommend."
Wickshire Tamarac provides a high level of care for seniors at every stage of memory loss. Every staff member undergoes Artistry of Moments dementia care training, learning the ins and outs of different dementia types so they can help monitor symptoms and encourage seniors to live with purpose every day. Using a personalized approach, the care team, including a licensed nurse, offers 24/7 support with the activities of daily living; a wellness center is also available on-site. Through Rise and Well programming, seniors enjoy engaging activities tailored around five aspects of wellness: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual. Partnerships with local schools give residents the opportunity to enjoy lifelong learning, mentor young people and participate in intergenerational activities. The elevated dining experience features fresh, chef-prepared meals tailored to a variety of mouthwatering tastes; seniors can contribute their own recipes for all residents to enjoy.
Visitors love the active social calendar. "They had a lot of recreation options for the elderly," says one reviewer. "They would take them to the park, outside to do barbecues, to go fishing and to play games. I think they had a gym where you could work out. I liked the location."
The Monarch at Coconut Creek is a specialized senior living community that focuses solely on memory care support. It provides seniors struggling with Alzheimer's or dementia with a safe, secure and comforting environment. The community's low staff-to-resident ratio allows staff to deliver personalized services based on each senior's unique needs and interests. A licensed nurse and trained caregivers are on hand 24/7 to assist seniors with everything from medication management to support with activities of daily living, such as grooming, bathing and dressing. The community uses a mixture of therapy, including art, pet and music therapy, and daily activities, such as holiday events, trivia games and fitness programs, to keep residents social, happy and healthy.
Residents and family members are pleased with the community's friendly staff and welcoming environment. One family member states, "This is a beautiful community with even a more beautiful staff. … From the management, to the care staff to the housekeepers to the reception and everyone in between, they are all top notch."
The W Assisted Living at Pompano Beach provides memory care services that help seniors with dementia maintain a higher quality of life. Residents live in a secure environment where caregivers check on them constantly and keep them on regulated schedules that work for their temperaments. Residents receive medication management services, have meals served to them in a community dining room or delivered to their rooms and have housekeeping and laundry needs taken care of for them. A 24/7 support staff means residents always have emergency help available and someone around to redirect and guide them if they become confused or frustrated. The W Assisted Living at Pompano Beach organizes activities that residents with memory loss can easily engage with, and it arranges social events that offer cognitive benefits and help to prevent less vocal residents from feeling isolated.
Residents describe a clean and well-kept community where staff members are kind and receptive to their needs. They also compliment the activities program and appreciate the diversity of events and things to do.
The Sheridan at Cooper City is a community for older people living with dementia and other memory conditions. They're kept safe by watchful caregivers who check on them regularly and keep them clean and comfortable. The community's Embrace Memory Care program addresses each resident's unique challenges so caregivers can better serve them. All cleaning, laundry, grounds maintenance and meal preparation needs are handled for the residents, who instead spend their time participating in activities designed to match their levels of cognition. They also receive meal service and periodic checkups that ensure they receive proper nutrition and hydration. Residents can roam freely within common areas or along walking paths because the entire campus is secured with anti-wandering technologies and surveillance systems.
Residents comment positively about the quality of service and general upkeep at Sheridan of Cooper City. A resident's child says, "Not possible we could have chosen better. Clean, affordable and filled with kind and caring people. The food was great and the activities were amazing."
Presidential Place provides a relaxed environment for memory care residents with a compassionate team that assists with daily activities such as bathing, grooming and eating. Personalized fitness and wellness programs help residents stay active and improve cognitive symptoms. The emergency response system offers an easy way for seniors to get help when they require immediate attention. Social and cultural programs and entertainment keep residents engaged, and a 24/7 health team is available to administer medications. Residents can invite family members over for a meal or take a walk in the beautifully landscaped gardens.
People love Presidential Place for its attentive and welcoming staff. One family member writes, "I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff. Everyone has made sure Mom felt welcomed from the moment she moved in, and I can see that they're handling COVID-19 issues very thoughtfully and caringly, and that's so comforting."
The Peninsula Assisted Living & Memory Care is a vibrant community in the heart of Hollywood, Florida. Residents living with Alzheimer's and dementia can gain peace of mind through the Montessori Moments in Time program, which gives them a sense of purpose and meaningful moments every day. Developed through extensive research and first-hand experience, this program incorporates five directional paths: family connections, health and wellness, dining experience, life engagement and team promise. Customized plans are based on resident preferences and past history. Caregivers offer 24/7 assistance with daily living while helping to reduce dementia symptoms, such as agitation or confusion. The memory care neighborhood is a secure, specialized setting with a homelike ambiance, supervised access to amenities and a highly trained team. Engaging activities help seniors stay active in mind, body and soul, whether they're taking an exercise class or attending a social event.
Family members love the attentive team and engaging activities. "Awesome culture, truly everyone we encountered that is a part of Mom's care team was incredibly friendly and caring," says one relative. "The activities are amazing in keeping the residents engaged and provide a purpose that they deserve to have."
Conveniently located in a charming suburb north of Miami, The Sterling Aventura is close to parks, shops, restaurants and HCA Florida Aventura Hospital. Residents with dementia live in a specialized memory care neighborhood with 24-hour security and an emergency response system in every bathroom. The professionally trained staff carefully evaluates each senior's likes, dislikes and needs before creating an individualized care plan. Caregivers are on duty 24/7 to monitor residents' health status and help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, mobility and dressing. Laundry, linen, maintenance and weekly housekeeping services are also available. Seniors can participate in social activities, weekly outings and personalized fitness and wellness programs, and scheduled transportation is provided for off-site events. Amenities include a beauty salon, media room, patio and library.
Family members love the excellent staff and delicious food. A resident's son writes, "They have a really great staff. ... The dining room is fantastic, and the food is really good. Their nursing is excellent. Their activities coordinator is fabulous. ... They're friendly, and they're taking good care of my mom. She told me she's happy there."
Oakmonte Village's memory care community is located in the beautiful, secure Cyrus Building where residents live in a safe environment but still receive all the benefits of the community. Residents receive full assistance with daily living activities, medication and housekeeping, and care is available 24/7. Activities for memory care residents are designed to simulate minds and bodies while building connections and enhancing well-being. Residents gather in comfortable common areas for themed parties, classes and arts and crafts, and they take weekly outings. Other activities that provide sensory stimulation and laughter include games, coloring, music, aromatherapy, social hours and pet therapy. Residents can choose from gourmet dining options every day.
Residents and their families are pleased with the beautiful apartments and caring staff at Oakmonte Village. A relative says, "Her room is pretty spacious. It's kind of a studio with a sitting area and a separate bedroom, big bathroom, very high ceilings, and it's overlooking a solarium or garden area outside. It's very nice."
MiCasa Senior Living fosters a safe and encouraging environment for seniors living with dementia. Residents are supported and redirected by staff members who work 24/7, guiding them through daily routines and keeping up with their medications and nutritional needs. MiCasa Senior Living enables each resident to live a maintenance-free life by taking over routine tasks such as laundry, cleaning and food preparation. The culinary staff takes each resident's dietary needs into account. Residents experience care approaches that fit their unique memory challenges and personalities while being offered outlets via social attention, dementia-friendly activities and freedom within common areas designed to prevent wandering using access controls.
Residents describe an attentive community with engaging activities. A resident's sibling says, "My sister has been a resident at MiCasa Senior Living for the past seven months. She is very happy there and enjoys the many activities. The administrators and the nurse have taken very good care of her."
The Meridian at Waterways is a care community serving seniors living with memory loss. Its Montessori Moments in Time program finds meaningful aspects of each resident's day and makes them more comfortable as they receive services from experienced caregivers trained to address the frustrations and challenges associated with dementia. This secured unit can care for residents at all stages of memory loss. Its Life Engagement program emphasizes building relationships with caregivers and other residents to prevent isolation and delay cognitive decline as much as possible. The residents can rely on their caregivers to maintain their daily routines, including bathing, showering, using the restroom and other hygienic needs. Residents are served three nutritious meals each day and participate in a health and wellness program involving exercises adjusted for their individual capabilities.
Residents compliment the caregivers at The Meridian at Waterways. A resident's child says, "The Meridian at Waterways in Fort Lauderdale is a superior assisted living and senior memory unit community. Our father has received outstanding care, services and quality of life while living there. We give Meridian At The Waterways our highest recommendation for anyone considering a senior living community."