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 Pompano Beach’s senior population continues to grow (9% growth between 2015 and 2020), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.
In Pompano Beach, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease decreased 10% between 2014 and 2019. Additionally, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group increased by 19%, 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 Pompano Beach 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 Pompano Beach. 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.
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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 Pompano Beach, 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:
The Preserve at Palm-Aire is a resort-like Arbor senior community adjacent to Palm Aire Country Club and minutes from Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital. It has an outdoor pool and whirlpool spa as well as a fitness center, arts-and-crafts room, library lounge and game room. Aside from independent and assisted living, there are two dedicated neighborhoods for cognitively impaired residents. The Bridges neighborhood is for those with mild cognitive impairment, and they're supported with customized interventions that help them stay highly functional and socially connected. Bridges residents benefit from medication assistance, cognitive and physical wellness programs, and creative and recreational opportunities. The Evergreen memory care neighborhood for residents with later stages of dementia also provides specialized support as well as therapeutic sensory activities and Dining with Dignity for those requiring special diets and/or mealtime assistance.
Reviewers appreciate The Preserve at Palm-Aire for keep families involved in the care of their loved ones. A resident's sister shares, "Resident safety, well-being and family involvement are all excellent The Memory Care director and her staff are problem solvers and tenacious when it comes to finding ways to keep memory care patients fulfilled and happy as possible."
The W Assisted Living at Pompano Beach provides a secure, comfortable setting where seniors who require memory care can thrive. Specially trained staff members provide a calm, worry-free environment by helping residents with daily living activities, housekeeping, laundry and medication. Activities support each resident's interests and abilities and provide a sense of purpose. Games, musical entertainment, crafts, exercise sessions, pet programs and socials offer fun and stimulation, and residents can also relax in their own rooms or in comfortable common areas indoors and out. Restaurant-style meals accommodate special diets and international tastes. An on-site salon, physical therapy and library offer even more convenience.
Residents and their families are pleased with the cleanliness and compassion at The W Assisted Living at Pompano Beach. One reviewer whose uncle was a resident notes that "The staff was helpful and courteous." The community is immaculate, another reviewer remarks, and his wife seems happy in memory care and enjoys the food.
Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace is a full-service community located 10 miles inland from Pompano Beach. For residents with Alzheimer's and dementia, the designated memory care neighborhood provides a supportive and safe environment to call home. With a yoga studio, a movie theater and vast outdoor spaces all on site, residents can feel empowered to live independently. Trained staff offers 24/7 assistance with daily living tasks, such as personal care, medication management and transportation. Each resident is provided with a personalized memory care plan that includes familiar and new recreational, social and cognitive activities, designed to slow down memory impairment and enrich body and mind. Whether residents prefer to dine in the comfort of their room or with friends in the elegant dining room, the culinary team ensures residents have nutritious meals they enjoy.
Reviewers appreciate the attentive staff, with one resident saying, "I've been living here for 8 years now. I love it here. The food is great. We love Indi. She is very accommodating. I believe she has been here for over 20 years. There are many employees that have been working here for over 10 years."
Located in tropical Florida, Stratford Court of Boca Pointe offers a resort-like living environment in a warm and sunny climate less than 15 minutes from the West Boca Medical Center and Bethesda Health Center. This community's Reminiscence memory care program has an LNS (Limited Nursing Services) license to provide medical services, such as wound care and catheter assistance. For each resident, the staff develops an individualized care plan that may include multisensory stimulation, medication management, daily exercise, continence management and group activities. The caregivers, trained in dementia care best practices developed by the Alzheimer's Association, also help with activities of daily living, such as personal hygiene and dressing. Seniors live in a secure neighborhood designed to support social interaction and easy navigation. A licensed nurse visits monthly for health checks, and the culinary team serves three restaurant-style meals daily.
People love the attentive staff. A resident's daughter writes, "The care is good, they keep track of her, and they take her downstairs every afternoon for lunch . I would rate the staff a five because they're attentive, available, and accommodating."
Brookdale Deer Creek is an assisted living and memory care community offering support for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia. Brookdale's person-centered memory care program leverages research-based activities targeted to each senior's preferences and abilities to help older adults develop their skills and sensory awareness. The fully secured memory care neighborhood hosts specially trained staff who monitor seniors and respond to emergencies. Homelike apartments feature inviting floor plans, kitchenettes, housekeeping services and an emergency call system. Nurturing caregivers assist with activities such as grooming and bathing and prepare delicious dementia-friendly meals. Memory care residents engage in stimulating creative pursuits such as brain games, painting and music programs. They can also socialize in the enclosed courtyards, patio and other secure outdoor spaces.
Loved ones are impressed by Brookdale's tight-knit community and the friendly, supportive staff, who strive to establish a personal relationship with each resident. One reviewer writes, "They make every attempt to address them by name and get to know their families. The community is just very personable; the dining room is very bright with a long wall of windows."
Sonata Coconut Creek is a memory care community where seniors with dementia live in a highly social and engaging environment under the care of trained staff. The residents are kept safe via security personnel and anti-wandering systems within secured spaces, so they can freely explore the campus and walking paths. Their daily needs are addressed by staff members who make sure everyone bathes and eats regularly. Medication management is provided. Nurses are on the premises 24/7 to assist with important care needs. The community provides housekeeping and maintenance services while seniors focus on stimulating activities such as arts and crafts. Community members watch movies together and play games, with all activities adjusted for individual cognitive abilities. A culinary team prepares three healthy meals that fit into each person's dietary restrictions.
Residents express satisfaction with the care provided at Sonata Coconut Creek. A resident's family member says, "My family is very happy with the care provided at Sonata Coconut Creek. My Mom feels like she's part of a family and all of her needs are met on a daily basis."
Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach is an assisted living and memory care community that blends modern technology, such as traceable RFID bracelets, with compassionate care from dementia-trained staff to create a safe, calming environment for memory care residents. Private apartments allow memory care residents to retain some independence while receiving aid when needed. Motion sensors alert caregivers to assist residents with the activities of daily living. Throughout the day memory care residents can enjoy sensory-based activities, music therapy and pet therapy.
Most reviews of The Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach are positive, with one visitor remarking, "The people were nice, and the memory care is on the second floor, and you have to have a key or something to get to that floor and from that floor, so there will be no chance of her wandering off. Everything looked clean, and the places looked nice."
HarborChase of Tamarac is a senior housing community designed to provide memory care for seniors with dementia. The senior care provider is nestled in a serene location along Florida's beautiful Gold Coast. Residents receive 24-hour attention from dedicated care partners trained to provide health care services such as physical therapy and skilled nursing. The caregivers also remind seniors to take their medication and attend to day-to-day tasks such as bathing and grooming. The memory care neighborhood in HarborChase of Tamarac is warm, supportive and fully secured to prevent seniors with memory impairment from wandering. The community's activity director schedules memory-focused tasks such as nature walks and brain games to stimulate and engage residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. Residents can enjoy nutritious all-American cuisine and tasty snacks served in the community's dining room and restaurants.
Family members applaud the community's compassionate staff and stimulating memory care pursuits that give seniors a renewed sense of purpose and vitality. One reviewer says, "With my grandmother having advanced stage dementia, her needs have increased and HarborChase has been able to preserve her quality of life through participation in activities and engagement with the other residents."
Belmont Village Senior Living Fort Lauderdale supports seniors experiencing cognitive decine with a comprehensive memory care program. Residents can enjoy stunning views of the nearby ocean and upscale facilities that boast 24/7 nurse support, whole brain fitness activities, and dietitian-crafted, chef-prepared meals. This high-rise facility has a dedicated memory care parlor and terrace constructed with residents' safety in mind, along with companion rooms that include safety and mobility fixtures such as handrails and shower seats. The Circle of Friends community provides group activities and events that enrich residents' physical and mental wellness.
Belmont Village's beautiful, well-maintained facility and friendly staff impress residents and their family members. One husband comments, "The memory center takes great care of my wife. The personnel are friendly and nonaggressive, and she has adapted well to them. The ladies have made friends with her, and she has fun with them."
Wickshire Fort Lauderdale is a senior living community serving seniors with Alzheimer's/dementia. This community accommodates people at all stages of dementia, delivering personalized care services in a setting designed for their safety. Every staff member receives specialized training, so they're equipped to address each resident's daily needs, keep them calm and redirect them effectively. Staff members ensure each senior receives thorough personal care services and help with hygiene routines, bed and chair transfers and meal times. This campus offers restaurant-style dining, and residents live a maintenance-free lifestyle, with their living spaces cleaned and maintained by staff members. Wickshire Fort Lauderdale organizes specialized activity programming, so those with memory loss can participate to the best of their abilities and have opportunities to socialize. Seniors can move freely within a variety of spaces secured with anti-wandering measures.
Residents describe Wickshire Fort Lauderdale as a friendly community with professional staff and a well-maintained campus. One reviewer says, "Everyone is very welcoming and kind. They have put a lot of work into this community. The memory care staff are some of the best I have ever seen."
The Meridian at Waterways is a resort-style senior community near the Intercoastal Waterway that caters to the needs of those living with memory loss conditions. This community uses the Montessori approach via its Moments in Time program, which combines daily personal care with activities designed to evoke sentimental moments and help seniors with memory loss adjust to their surroundings. Residents are encouraged to engage with others through activities designed to match their abilities, such as puzzles, chair exercises and musical programs. The community works to integrate loved ones via social and educational events. The Meridian at Waterways emphasizes wellness through a healthy dining plan and exercise programs that can yield cognitive benefits and help delay physical and psychological decline. The campus is secured so residents can safely move around as they wish without getting lost.
Residents describe a quality, caring program 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."
Atlantis Senior Living and Memory Care provides attentive support in a homelike community just south of Pompano Beach. Thanks to the small size of the secure gated community, staff can give residents personalized attention tailored to their needs and preferences. The team of qualified staff, which includes a full time nurse, offers 24/7 support with personal care, housekeeping and meals. Stimulating daily activities, designed to slow down cognitive decline, include music therapy, fitness programs and trivia. Chefs and a nutritionist collaboratively produce a menu of fresh, home-cooked meals for residents to enjoy in the spacious dining room. The sunny outdoor courtyard gives residents a safe place to soak up some vitamin D, and the living room is the perfect spot for enjoying activities and games with friends.
Reviewers praise the kind and attentive staff. One reviewer says, "My father-in-law is in Atlantis Senior Care. He's in memory care. We love the staff because everyone in there is just so caring and so easy to do business with. They just make you feel comfortable that you know they're going to care for your loved one."
Wickshire Tamarac is perfectly located on Florida State Road 817 and just a couple of blocks from HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital. The quaint campus features a large courtyard that can be viewed from the screened patios. Other upscale amenities include a lobby with a grand piano, restaurant-style dining room, activity room, full-service salon and a recreation area with table games. Residents also have 24/7 access to a nurse that performs clinical oversight. The memory care neighborhood is staffed by care associates who receive Artistry of Moments specialized training on dementia care, in conjunction with Teepa Snow's Positive Approach. These memory care associates use evidenced-based care techniques to provide tailored support to residents with dementia. Residents are served nutritionally balanced meals and are offered personalized activities for therapeutic recreation and social engagement.
Loved ones find every Wickford Tamarac staff member to be highly commendable. A memory care resident's family member says, "The staff is fantastic! They truly care about the residents' well-being The place is super clean and the food is both good and varied. Mom has a special diet, and they bend over backwards to accommodate her."
Conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood, The Atrium at Boca Raton is less than 5 minutes from the Boca Center For Health and Baptist Health Boca Raton Regional Hospital. This community's SPIRIT memory care program provides fulfilling activities and comforting companionship to seniors with dementia. The staff learns each resident's life story before developing an individualized care plan catering to their abilities and passions. The associates, supervised by a wellness director, are on duty 24/7 to provide medication management and help with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and grooming. Scheduled transportation services and weekly housekeeping are available. Seniors live in a dedicated neighborhood equipped with an emergency response system to ensure their safety. The culinary team serves three nutritious meals daily, and snacks and drinks are available throughout the day. Amenities include an on-site beauty salon and theater.
People praise the compassionate staff and clean environment. A reviewer writes, "The property is clean. There are many activities. My loved one kept stating that she felt like she was on vacation staying in a hotel . She truly loves it. The nursing and wellness director is amazing . Her team is very kind, loving and thoughtful!"
The Monarch at Coconut Creek is a senior living community specializing in Alzheimer's and dementia care. Personal care specialists who are trained to assist seniors with memory impairment provide compassionate care, medical services and assistance with daily chores. Residents live in secured, easy-to-navigate neighborhoods where they can engage in Inspirits, a unique holistic program for those coping with cognitive decline. The program integrates interactive art, music and pet therapy to enhance seniors' mental acuity. The community's YourStory activity programming fills each resident's day with fun life enrichment tasks, workout sessions and health/wellness programs to meet their cognitive, social and physical needs. Older adults can soak up the scenic views of the surrounding palm trees and socialize with friends and neighbors in the well-manicured grounds, courtyard or patio. They can also access housekeeping, salon and spa services.
Family members speak highly of the community's excellent care and its warm, safe environment. One reviewer writes, "If you're searching for somewhere safe, clean and very caring for your parents, I can guarantee from personal experience that this is the place for you! My mother has been well taken care of, and all the nurses/staff are pleasant."
Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise offers compassionate memory care assistance to senior citizens in Sunrise, Florida in a warm, calm neighborhood that's near hospitals for emergency access. Memory care staff members provide in-person assistance for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. They offer personalized help with activities of daily living such as medication management, personal hygiene, dressing and cooking, as well as music and art therapy. Community amenities include a library, wellness center, screened lanai, sparkling pool, movie theater, 24-hour security systems, courtyard and garden. Residents can enjoy gourmet meals in the community's private dining rooms. Regular housekeeping and laundry services are available.
Residents love the services, amenities and the community's staff. One relative says, "The staff at Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise goes the extra mile to care for my parents. They truly care about them. Their apartment is spacious and clean." Another reviewer says, "We liked the warmth of the people, we liked the homey atmosphere of the memory unit, and we thought that the price was very fair."
The Colony Club Sunrise provides a special care community for residents coping with Alzheimer's disease and mild to moderate memory loss. Specially trained staff members develop individualized care plans for each resident that may include help with personal care activities, housekeeping and laundry services, medication management, mobility assistance, health monitoring, and reminders and guidance. The community's whole-person approach meets residents' physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs through activities that include arts and crafts, exercise, music, movies, games, religious services, virtual travel tours and pet therapy. Residents are encouraged to eat family-style meals in the dining room, where they can choose from a variety of fresh menu items.
Residents and their families appreciate the compassionate care at The Colony Club Sunrise. One reviewer whose brother lived in the community remarks that "he was treated with so much kindness and loving care." His family always felt safe leaving him "in good hands" with people who loved him. Other reviewers note the good food and enjoyable activities.
The Sheridan at Cooper City offers an upscale lakeside setting near The Cooper Commons, conveniently close to Memorial Hospital Pembroke and HCA Florida University Hospital. This resort-style community encourages memory care residents to connect through group activities such as courtyard walks and ice cream socials. The scenic, pet-friendly campus features multiple landscaped courtyards. Luxurious indoor areas include a fitness studio, rehabilitation gym, theater, art center, salon and spa. The community's award-winning Embrace memory care program benefits residents with personalized assistance, daily up-and-about checks and electronic medication management. Nursing care is always available and diverse activities for holistic wellness keep residents engaged. Memory care residents are encouraged to join morning exercises or Paint n' Sip sessions and group games.
Residents and their loved ones appreciate the comforting atmosphere in this community. One reviewer says, "The lobby is beautifully and comfortably decorated, with ample seating available. The coffee center was a welcome treat on a cool day."
Oakmonte Village of Davie is a 10-acre community located in a bustling corner of Davie, Florida, just two miles from Memorial Hospital Pembroke and 20 miles from Pompano Beach. Memory care residents live in the Cyrus building, a home-like setting designed to provide a safe environment while offering as much independence as possible. This community offers a complete wellness program and organizes mind-stimulating activities. Residents can enjoy fresh air in the secured courtyard, watch films at the on-site movie theater and put together puzzles in the activity room. They also benefit from healthy, homestyle meals and 24/7 staff members.
Reviewers appreciate Oakmonte Village's kind, accommodating staff and opportunities for residents to socialize with their families. One resident's family member writes, "The Memory Unit (Cyrus) staff took very good care of her. There are many social events that families are invited to, and this helps you to enjoy time with your loved one."
Presidential Place offers comprehensive memory care services in a stable environment to seniors who can no longer live on their own. Caregivers who are trained to address memory loss and related needs assist each resident with important activities of daily life, such as dressing, bathing and eating. Nurses provide 24/7 health monitoring, and security personnel protects everyone at all times. Presidential Place's homelike environment lets residents spend time in familiar surroundings where anti-wandering systems keep them safe. Caregivers handle weekly housekeeping and laundry, maintaining seniors' quality of life. Three daily meals are served restaurant-style in a community dining room. The community organizes simpler versions of activities that residents can easily engage in and hosts celebrations and social events that provide consistent opportunities for interaction and help prevent isolation.
Reviewers say that Presidential Place offers a caring and active lifestyle. A resident's child says, "My mother has lived here a year and is thriving. She was so alone at home and has always been a social person. At Presidential she has daily activities and weekly lunch outing as well as visits to the park and beach."