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Freedom Village of Bradenton

6410 21st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209

(800) 558-0653

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4.01

(55 reviews)

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Continuing Care Communities, and Nursing Homes
Top rated on Caring.com

2014, 2015

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Reviews of Freedom Village of Bradenton in Bradenton, Florida

4.01

(55 reviews)

  • Facility

    4.6

  • Staff

    4.5

  • Food

    4.4

  • Activities

    3.3

  • Value

    3.3

Top rated on Caring.com

2014, 2015

FlNative

3

June 7, 2024

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My friend has resided here for over a year. She was in rehab twice and now needs assisted care. The main thing I see after numerous visits is a lack of enthusiasm by the staff. The food in the dining room was very slow to arrive and prepared at a marginal level at best. The apartment is kept nice and, this is a plus. Front desk staff seems to care less and with no personal greeting to anyone. Very expensive living to be ignored. She has been in therapy for weeks and they did not even raise up the handles on her roller so she is not stooped over and her back hurting... I did it for her.

Provider Response

Hi Flnative, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team.

David

3

May 3, 2024

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My wife is a resident of Freedom Village of Bradenton. The care itself is okay, but the running of the organization is very poor. Every week, I have to go in and try to get something squared away that they shifted the week before. You're supposed to get a recording to receive a call back, but they never actually call you back. They have a beauty shop and some doctor services, which are all additional services you have to pay for. When you enter a room, it's clean and kept clean. The food seems to be good. Everything appears to be a balanced diet.

David

5

February 22, 2024

I visited this facility

I will be moving into Freedom Village of Bradenton. It's excellent, gorgeous, and wonderful. Everything is brand spanking new. My apartment has been refurbished from top to bottom, with new carpeting, new floors, and new bathroom fixtures. I'm paying for upgraded appliances, so they will be all upgraded appliances. New floor coverings, new paint on the wall, all new fixtures, new fans, new Venetian blinds, everything's new. The staff is excellent, very knowledgeable, and very helpful. The staff-to-resident ratio is very good. The food is excellent. There are three different restaurants. There are all kinds of choices of food. When you move in, you get one free meal a day. There is something for everybody. There's a huge number of activities every single day. They have an indoor pool. They have a complete gymnasium. They have exercise equipment. They have a shop where if you want to fix things, you can go there and work in the woodshop. They have a library. They have everything.

Chester

5

December 7, 2023

I visited this facility

Freedom Village of Bradenton was nice. It was probably a little more expensive than what we wanted. It was a very good tour. It's a wonderful place. The staff took us all around and showed us the various things that they had. It's a nice place. It would be good to have my wife there, but right now we'll stick with the other place. The rooms were very clean, very nice, furnished well, and looked comfortable. The staff was very knowledgeable. She was very pleasant to deal with. We had a nice visit, and I appreciated all the information that she gave us. I ate in their little café one time when it was open, and it was very good. It looked like they've taken care of everything.

Maryellen

5

August 6, 2023

I visited this facility

Freedom Village of Bradenton was gorgeous. If we had a choice, I would have my father go there, but it's just so expensive. It's beautiful. It's clean. There were staff all around. You don't have to go looking for anyone. The residents were unbelievable, as well as the landscape, the facility itself, and the upkeep. They couldn't get any better. The food was wonderful.

Provider Response

Thank you for your kind comments about the quality of our services and our beautiful campus, as well as the caliber of our staff and residents. Living at a premier Life Care Community such as Freedom Village of Bradenton may not be as expensive as one might think when compared to the cost of home ownership and upkeep. In fact, living at a quality Life Care Community can actually provide financial security for you and your family and protect a person's assets, depending on the type of contract you choose. We have a free 'Financial Guide to Life Plan Communities' that provides a cost comparison worksheet that we would love to share with you. If you're interested in learning more, please give us a call.

Judi

5

January 27, 2023

I visited this facility

Freedom Village of Bradenton had bigger apartments. The food was excellent. And it was restaurant-style. They also had smaller venues where you could go like at lunchtime in a smaller cafe or something. So, they had different options for eating. It was a big place. It had a lot of stuff going. They had lots of activities. They would supply transportation to cultural activities and doctor's visits, and that kind of thing, and parking.

Provider Response

Thank you for visiting our campus and your kind comments about the quality of the apartments, food service, activities and transportation.

Carole

5

July 12, 2022

I visited this facility

Freedom Village of Bradenton had 450 residents, so they had a lot of things going on. The grounds were beautiful and the buildings were well-kept and attractive. I liked it very much. The only downside was their huge buy-in, plus there's a monthly maintenance charge. I probably could have afforded it, but I don't know if I would have wanted to pay it. Other than that, the staff was very good and very professional. There were a lot of clubs and activities. Pretty much no matter what your interest was, there was a group that was following it. There were plenty of on-site facilities like meeting rooms and things like that.

Provider Response

Hi Carole, thank you for your comments about the Freedom Village campus and the upkeep of our properties, and for recognizing that we have many activities and events to empower our residents to live a healthy, vibrant lifestyle. I think you will find that our entry fees are most competitive with other senior living communities, and Freedom Village is certainly a wise investment because we are a Life Care Retirement Community, which means we will take care of you and our residents' healthcare needs and living accommodations for the remainder of their lives regardless of the level of care required. Thank you for visiting our beautiful campus and we hope you will reconsider how much the benefits of living here outweigh the costs.

Pauline

5

June 8, 2022

I visited this facility

I toured Freedom Village of Bradenton. We started with an overview of what the community was, what I would be experiencing, and what I was looking for. We started through the foyer, and there was one section where it was the dining room with a little cafe and a breakfast area, and then we went to a possible apartment. As I was going through, there was a walkway that was closed in, and on both sides, I was able to see the outside and what I would be seeing every day walking back and forth. We had to walk through a beautiful foyer. We went to the elevator, we saw the apartment, and I went through everything in the apartment. It has everything. It's very fancy and very attractive. Then we went to see another apartment, so I saw two apartments, and they were very similar. One was a little smaller, and one was a little bigger. We went to the dining room, and she explained that it was right on the floor where I would be. The staff sent me home with some information and an estimate of what it would cost. I saw some of the activities while walking through right at the very beginning of the first building. There was a classroom, a sewing room, a group meeting doing a prayer group, and a Bible study. There was a hairdresser room, a swimming pool, and an exercise room. I was able to see it more on the second tour. I saw people doing the activities and even a woodworking shop for the men. They could bring their own tools if they wanted to. I was impressed because it wasn't just dealing with ladies, and that was very, very nice. The staff asked me what I was interested in, and so she the took time to find out why I was looking for independent living. And she invited me to an open house that they just happened to be having a couple of weeks later, so I went with that and met many people. Every table had a resident who was there to help us and answer some of the questions that we may have while we were sitting there, and the one I had was extremely pleasant. She gave her card, and she said, 'When you come, call me a couple of days before, while I'll make sure we will have much together, and I'll introduce you to some of my friends. That way, at least for the first couple of days, you have somebody that you could sit with.' Very, very hospitable. They take care of you and help you be comfortable. I took another tour, and I saw more people in the hallway that day, and they all said hello and everything. My sister came with me, and then she had gotten to a point that she couldn't walk anymore, and so she sat right there and two people came over to her. One says, 'Hello, how are you doing? Is there anything I can do for you? Can I get you a drink or anything?' This was a staff. The second person came over a little while later and he says, 'Hello, are you moving in?' She said she was looking at the apartments and she says, 'Oh, isn't this a lovely place? I have been here six years, and I have no regrets.' And she had a conversation with her, and I found that very impressive and she found it very impressive, too. I found everybody very, very helpful and very friendly.

Provider Response

Hi Pauline, Thank you for such a detailed and positive posting about our Freedom Village of Bradenton community. We are so glad that you toured our campus more than once and saw the consistent level of hospitality, service and care we provide to our residents and guests. This is indeed an active community with many activities to choose from each day, but more importantly, we are a caring community where staff and residents alike genuinely place the well-being of each resident first and foremost in all that we do. This morning, we had several guests visiting for a hurricane preparedness luncheon and several of our residents were there mingling with guests. During the presentation one of the speakers asked "who here has more than 50 friends," and I think every resident in attendance raised their hand and one of them said "way more than that." Yet it's not about the number of friends you'll make, it's about the genuineness and joy that you will just feel in almost every interaction. We're so glad that you and your sister had the opportunity to experience that for yourselves. If we can answer any questions you may have, please give us a call. We hope you choose to become a member of the Freedom Village community.

Gail

4

April 2, 2022

I visited this facility

I toured Freedom Village of Bradenton for my mom. It was nice for her. Right now she is at Bay Club Condominium, and it's just down the road about two minutes away. It's so close to doctors and family that a lot of her friends have gone there. They recommended it and some of them are there now. All the staff that I met were really nice, very cooperative, and very honest in what they are upgrading. She was talking about upgrading the units and painting. Then she talked about what mom would need because she is a handicapped person and in a wheelchair or uses a walker. They would be able to upgrade the units so a handicapped person could use the sink and stuff like that; she wouldn't be standing up. They were very amicable to make those units work for her. It's a large studio with the bathroom that's handicapped acceptable. They have units that overlook a courtyard, that each member on the floor can have their own plants and can garden. They have staff that could be around. Also, they have bingo every day. It sounded funny, but the impression that I got from the director (the person that introduced me to Freedom Village) told me that there's a really good group of residents there that kind of make their own rules. They only had bingo one day a week, and then they say we want to have bingo every day. It's like they have their own kind of something that's separate from the rest of the village. We just visited the dining area, but nobody was in there because it was an odd time of the day. I did notice that people were taking their lunch and eating it in the library or something like that. They're just free to go wherever they wanted to go and have lunch and read a book. They also had a balcony where everyone could have their own plants on the floor that they can claim to regardless. In the courtyard, they could grow vegetables and herbs. They were upgrading the units when I was there. They were painting; they were renovating and updating. They're painting and upgrading some of the vanities in the bathrooms. Mom would be in assisted living, and this was important that it's separate because she's in assisted living. They recognize that she's not going to be going to the pool or to the gym. She's not physically able to be doing that. I rate them a four because I didn’t see what the end result was for the renovation and how long for the renovations. I only met that person that gave me the tour. She answered a lot of questions and showed me around. She wasn't trying to sell me anything. I didn't feel like I was being pushed into something. Mom is going into assisted living, so she's not buying in. Her next step is going to the nursing facility.

Provider Response

Hi Gail, thank you so much for your positive comments about Freedom Village of Bradenton!

Christine

4

March 16, 2022

I visited this facility

We found Freedom Village for my mom. She will be moving in on April 1st. We primarily liked it because of the location to her family, like she's going to be four miles from me. She had lunch, which she said was amazing. She loved her lunch, and she met with a couple of residents who gave her such a glowing review of the facility. She met people in doctor's offices. Her new doctor recommended it. We met people that can't speak more of it. She likes her apartment. She has a lanai, so that was important to her. She has a full kitchen, and that was important. I think she's going to be happy there. We didn't try the food, but she did, and she loved it. She only had lunch, but she enjoyed it. The room had a washer and dryer, which was important to her. It has ample storage, and she got a nice-sized lanai, so she could sit outside when the weather is appropriate. The grounds are beautiful. They have these walkways where they're windowed, so they're enclosed, but it's a nice nature view. It's over the water, and you can see turtles and birds, so it gives a nice peaceful vibe.

Provider Response

Thank you so much for your review of Freedom Village of Bradenton! We are thrilled to know your mom enjoyed her visit as well as her meal and the tour of her possible new apartment! As you stated, we have such spacious units with all the amenities of home! I know she will love it here once she decides to move in! We'll look forward to hopefully having her join us soon.

ReviewerFC112121A

1

November 24, 2021

I am/was a resident of this facility

I'm at Freedom Village of Bradenton. The management system here is so disruptive. Three years ago, memory care had 4-star dinners. Everything's good, but gradually they refused to pay their help. Then the help leaves, and now they have to cut back the dining. Probably 80% of it is in your own apartment, and that's about as much socialization as you'll ever get. They refused to address any of the residents' complaints. They are not planners in any sense of the word. The places we visited were somewhat more organized. It bothers me that they do not have line-item budgeting. There's no way to tell where your money goes or anything else. We're in independent living, and what they have done is they've taken all their money and put it into the memory care and the hospitalization rehab. They're giving bonuses to get nurses and stuff so they can stay certified, but then they screw them. They haven't changed our rate, but they're going to go up almost 6.5% percent on our next raise, and we don't get a thing extra. We get less and less stuff, that's why I want to get out of here. I cannot and will not ever recommend this place to anybody. It's almost like a prison. Their management thinks that everyone here is senile and has Alzheimer's. They don't think for themselves. There are people here that are 90 years old that are sharper than high schoolers. They need to improve their search tactics for people, and they need to improve their wage structure. It's way too low. The hospital next door is paying $18 an hour for beginning housekeeping. They pay $11 an hour here. They're depending on high schoolers to sacrifice and come here to work as servers under the guise of giving them scholarships and stuff. In October, they had the mandate for the vaccinations. I don't think that's right because I think that's a personal choice. The workers are good, and they try their best. The food quality has gone down markedly in the last two years. The activities are coming back. You pay for what you get. This place is like the Pharisees and the whitewashed sepulchers in the Bible. It looks great on the outside, and I'll drop it there.

Provider Response

Reviewerfc112121a, we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback. We would like the opportunity to address your concerns. Please reach out to us directly when you have a chance. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Bill

3

June 27, 2021

I visited this facility

Freedom Village of Bradenton had smaller rooms, smaller windows, gray colors, and can be considered depressing. The staff that showed us around was fine but she was not very good at what she did, as far as dealing with a prospective resident. The facility looked fine and it's near the hospital.

Provider Response

Greetings, Bill! thanks for your feedback. If you have any questions or would like to come back again to see some larger style apartments we would be happy to have you back.

Roland

4

April 13, 2021

I visited this facility

Freedom Village is a gigantic place. The only building I went into was the assisted-memory care building. The apartments are well laid out. There is assistance with the activities of daily living. There is continuum care that is available there. I want to go back there because it was the day when they were all getting the COVID shots, and there were tons and tons of people coming and going. I could tell that the attention of the person that was showing me around was all over the place, but it wasn't her fault. After I visited it, two or three days later, a young man came to the door with two or three bags of food for us, and he said this comes from the person that showed me around and thought that this might be good for an evening meal, and it was very, very good. They happened to have five restaurants right there, including a pub. The food was very, very good. The building was very clean, open, and pleasant too.

Provider Response

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! If you have any further questions, please give us a call. We're always happy to help!

Donna

5

October 2, 2020

I visited this facility

I knew someone at Freedom Village of Bradenton and visited them often. It's a beautiful facility but it's not suitable for my husband, my husband needs more. The staff was wonderful, they answered all my questions and the staff to patient ratio is excellent. It's one of the best that I spoke with. What they have to offer as far as activities and the prices are good. They're not the top of the line but they're not the bottom of the line. For what they have to offer they're reasonable. I like the type of program that they have, you can go in and actually stay right at that facility 'til the end because they have the different levels and I like that. I know from past experience how they care for their individuals, I've been there many times and the staff is so friendly. When I went in for the first time everyone was speaking to me, they said hello and welcome to Freedom Village, whereas in other places they don't even acknowledge that you're there. It's a wonderful place, I just wish my husband would fit in better but he'd be lost and confused. From all that I have talked to and looked into, it would be right up there at the top of the list.

Provider Response

Hi Donna! Thank you so much for your kind words. We feel the same way. It really is a wonderful community and we love our residents with true passion. What level of care does your husband need? We have all levels of care; independent living, assisted, memory care, and long term skilled nursing. So wherever your journey is, we have a place for you to be cared for. Please feel free to reach out to Allie Hanson if it is assisted living or memory care you are looking for. If it is long term care, call Lona. Feel free to reach out anytime. We are near to support you!

Vicki

1

June 29, 2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We had a disappointing experience at Freedom Village at Bradenton. The outside grounds are beautiful, and most of the nursing are pretty good, but the CNAs were not trained properly. There were just too many things that were going on that were not good for us. It was not a good place for my dad. The food was pretty good, he did not really eat a lot, but it was pretty decent. They have a room for movies, they were doing physical therapy on him, but there were few activities.

Florence

5

June 6, 2019

I visited this facility

I'm moving into Freedom Village Bradenton. The food is really fantastic. They're allowing me to have my two dogs, and I have a little villa with a backyard that I can take them out. They have a library, an indoor pool, water aerobics, nurse on-duty, and five restaurants. They only give you one meal a day, but you can go to any of the restaurants and buy food yourself. They have a lot of clubs, movies, they take you to theaters and restaurants, and they have a little bus they take everybody to. It's the nicest place I've seen of all of them. Everybody is so friendly and so helpful. My villa will have new appliances, a full kitchen, a large bedroom, and I'm able to take a lot of the furniture I already have.

Hand

5

February 12, 2019

I am/was a resident of this facility

Wow, what a great place to live. There are so many things to do that you have to pick and choose. The residents are all friendly and a delight to be with. The staff are very helpful and fun to be around. My children thank me for choosing Freedom Village as they know they don't have to worry and that I'm in good hands. I really love it here.

Linda

5

January 6, 2019

I visited this facility

Freedom Village Bradenton is a top choice for me but you have to have money to go there since it's not cheap. It's luxurious and top-of-the-line. The salesperson was very personable. It's a buy-in and going to cost about $250,000 to move in, although I'm still considering them because it's that nice. They have three formal dining areas and a café. The food was good. They had a big auditorium where they were giving out flu shots. They had lectures, movies, a swimming pool, and exercise classes.

Andrew

5

October 14, 2018

I visited this facility

Freedom Village Bradenton was very nice and everything looked very good. The apartments were very nice and several had carpets in them. The dinner we had was very good. They have all kinds of activities. The staff member who showed us around was very knowledgeable, nice, and pleasant, so we had a good time.

Irwin

4

October 9, 2017

I visited this facility

Freedom Village Brandenton was a good place. We looked at the pool, the library, the dining rooms, and the grounds. We were reasonably satisfied. Lunch was very satisfactory. They had three or four dining rooms. It was an open community without guards. We visited some friends before and participated in some of their activities. They had dances, shows, movies, art groups, card games, swimming, and outside activities like watching the opera and going shopping. The staff was extremely pleasant.

Gloria562147

5

April 5, 2017

I visited this facility

Freedom Village was very nice, and the facilities, layout, and the accommodations were good, but it’s too far for my family. I used to visit friends there. The apartments were very nice and a good size. Everybody seemed happy. They had activities, like going off campus to different places and entertainments, so they were very active.

Edwin518404

4

January 3, 2017

I visited this facility

The rooms that were showed to us at Freedom Village at Bradenton were very good. There were one or two options, so we're quite happy with the way things are going. They have all the activities you can imagine. We saw a room with one bedroom and a great big lounge. We'd recommend it and have a lot of friends who are already there. The dining area was very nice and had good food that's served well.

Craig710277

4

August 31, 2016

I visited this facility

Freedom Village is nice, the rooms are nice as well as the dining room. However, the rates are high. It was okay, but expensive.

FLBSN

1

April 7, 2016

I visited this facility

I would never put my family member or loved one in the skilled area of Freedom Village. I have been witness to many negligent practices by the staff and their attitudes are horrible. There are a few staff members there that seem to genuinely care but the majority are there just for a paycheck. The nurses are often heard complaining about the work they have to do and and will flat out refuse to do anything except pass the medications. The CNA's are often observed standing around in the hallway while the patient call lights are going off. Both the nurses and CNA's act like it is a major inconvenience when a family member complains or requests something for their loved one. Wound care is a joke and the therapy department acts like they are better than everyone. I have been witness to and reported to AHCA about the way the patients are talked to, like they are children being scolded. A couple of years ago this place was pretty decent and now it seems like any other run of the mill nursing home. AHCA needs to spend a couple weeks there to really see what goes on during day to day operations.

Serious Visitor

3

December 17, 2015

I visited this facility

Freedom Village at Bradenton required a large upfront payment to get in, and we're not interested in any place that requires it. The facility was quite nice and very lovely, but they had no two-bedroom, two-bath apartments available for us or even in their planning.

Anonymous83099050

5

November 25, 2015

I visited this facility

Freedom Village was just as nice as the other one I visited, but they had more activities. It was an older unit, but if I had gotten an apartment, they would strip it and make it brand new again. Their one-bedroom was much cheaper than the efficiency at the other place I visited. It was continuing care, and the fee was for the future when ehy would take you up to the nursing home. Even though you could not know if you would be using it, you had to pay in advance. The staff was very nice and very helpful. I ate at their restaurant, and the food was good. They had a sports bar, a little steak house, and three restaurants besides the main dining area.

Anonymous102698050

2

November 12, 2015

I visited this facility

Freedom Village is beautiful with gorgeous rooms, but the staff is uppity. I didn’t appreciate the attitude of the staff. It wasn’t warm, fuzzy, and inviting.

Caring112305250

1

September 16, 2015

I visited this facility

I like the rooms at Freedom Village, but in order to get to them, you had to go down three steps, so that's useless. People who can't get around well -- e.g. those who uses walkers -- can't go down three steps like that, so that's definitely a no. The atmosphere was dark. There were so many trees, and everything was dark. Going through the hallways was dark. I think it was hard to get around. The staff person that I talked to was not helpful. She was not helpful with finances. She was a terrible person to represent that community.

konaron

4

July 26, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

I put my 99 year of Mom in Freedom Village after visiting several other assisted living facilities. Mom is alert and active, and is only hampered by a wheel chair. I have actually stayed with her so I got to see all shifts and all personnel. I am more than satisfied with FV. Very caring staff and directors. Everyone accommodates Mom's every need. They have activities appropriate to the age group daily, from sing-a-longs, to bingo, to mental acuity games, to picnics, to movies. Their Rehab center is terrific. Many of the residents I have talked to say it's better than the ones the went to before entering FV. The price is a bit high, but it includes everything. You are guaranteed the monthly rate for life. And because it is a Brookdale community, you can transfer to any other community in the nation without any extra costs! I've read some of the negative comments on this page and disagree heartily. If they want better, they certainly spend a lot more and find bigger rooms and gourmet food elsewhere.

Caring110349350

4

July 6, 2015

I visited this facility

We visited Freedom Village Bradenton. We didn't care for it. The staff was fine, but there were not many activities because it was Mothers Day, so there were not that many people. Security was fine. However, they need more lighting because it was dark, and it smelled musty or old.

Caring107745750

4

June 30, 2015

I visited this facility

Freedom Village was good and we selected it. We chose it because it has five dining rooms and the facility is very nice in the inside. The downside is the fact that it has no campus or yards and it’s in Bradenton. The food and the dining room were wonderful. The staff was excellent and we had probably four meals there and they set us up with other members and we enjoyed the meals, very well done. The activity was very good and I think it’s a very active group. It’s a larger facility also and they have more things to do.

Susan Knight

5

April 5, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother lives at Freedom Village and she is well taken care of. I am a nurse and I have seen many nursing homes and Senior living facilities. Freedom Village is well above most. I am so glad my mother is here and I know she is well taken care of. The staff is caring and spend time with clients as if they are family. The dining is really good, and family can come and eat with their loved one for a small fee. Full Course. We are very impressed and so happy to have Freedom Village in our life with my mother.

Caring99965650

4

February 10, 2015

I visited this facility

We visited Freedom Village. The room was very nice. The dining area was nice and clean. The food was good. There were activities going on all the time. They also had outings. The staff was very nice. However, we were concerned about assisted living, and it doesn't looked like it was provided all the way through.

LeahTiberini

1

December 30, 2014

I am a friend or relative of resident

Please, please I beg of you to not bring a loved one here, this place is a disgrace to be called a rehab and hospice facility. My grandfather is dying of stage 4 lung cancer and was told this place was good for him. So the hospital he was at took him here. Not only were the staff horrible, but they did not care about him at all! He is now in the hospital again with an infection to his rectum, his lungs, his bladder and his penis as well as pneumonia All because these 'certified nurses' did not want to move him or take care of him. For days and days we watched him suffer as they tried to change him. Nurses leaving the room because they 'couldn't do it' instead, my father, grandmother and uncle had to change him and clean him. There is absolutely no help to take the elderly to and from rooms, so I did some of it for them. They are not understaffed, just lazy. Only one nurse in the whole facility would help my dying grandfather as he suffered horribly. Not to mention, the food is horrible and the rooms are small and split in two for two patients, making it crowded and uncomfortable for both patients families. Also, we were supposed to take my grandfather to a full hospice care the day before he went to the hospital and had all of the papers signed. But when the family was all gone, they tried to guilt trip my grandmother who stayed with him from the time they let her in the doors until the time they kicked her out to keep him there saying "if you take him to Tidewell Hospice then he cannot come back here, this is your warning." As well as, they somehow canceled the papers from going through to try and keep him there for longer. This place only cares about money and how they can earn it. Everything from the food to the TV cost extra, do not take your loved ones here for the sake of their health!

Provider Response

We appreciate you sharing your concerns with us. Please be assured that the safety and well-being of our residents is our first priority and we share their concerns as well as the concerns of their families and friends. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss it with you personally and hope you will call us at 877-400-5296.

Caring85040550

5

July 7, 2014

I visited this facility

I liked the location of Freedom Village. I liked the apartments, the food, and the activities. I liked everything about it except that you had to buy the apartment, and I did not want to do that.

Caring84834050

4

June 30, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parents are already at Freedom Village at Bradenton, and it has been working out well for them, so we are feeling good about that. I like the fact that they have different levels of care depending on what the person needs. They range from independent, to assisted, to nursing care. The rooms are good.

Caring83087750

5

May 30, 2014

I visited this facility

Freedom Village is outstanding in every way. From the people we met there to the food, everything was outstanding; the physical environment is beautiful, and the quality of care seemed to be outstanding. It's excellent. They have a wide range of rooms, from studio to 2-bedroom/2-bathroom with extra small room as a den. The campus is 7 or 8 buildings. They have 3 resident buildings, each of them with its own dining room and its own staff. Everything is very modern and very up to date. They have everything, from political discussion groups, a swimming program, and all kinds of physical activities. It's a continuing care facility. So you're going as independent living, and if time comes when you need assisted living, it's there. The staff is highly qualified. And if you get into something deeper and you need more help, they have a memory care unit and a skilled nursing unit. The overall impression is elegance. The people there are an educated population and seem to be mentally and physically active. It's in Tampa, St. Petersburg, in Sarasota area, so you have a large variety of places you can go to do things, and they provide transportation and whatever else you need to get there.

Susie9

5

May 30, 2014

I visited this facility

We thought Freedom Village was a great place. The rooms are spacious and clean. Eleanor was very helpful, very kind, and she was wonderful. They offered to take time with my husband's parents and gave them a tour via FaceTime on an iPad. They were just very helpful and not pushy. They had anything you could possibly want to do. You wouldn't have to be idle for a moment. We would have liked them to move there. It looked a little bit aged, and some of the common areas had huge ceilings. There was some dust and cobwebs, but overall, it was clean and well maintained. I don't mean to say it wasn't. But other than that, the hallways and the rooms themselves were very clean and well maintained. It's a big campus.

Caring83087750

5

April 24, 2014

I visited this facility

Freedom Village had all levels, and we would start with independent living. I like the warmth, the people, both the residents and staff, and the quality of the environment. The physical environment is very large, quite cheerful, and it’s beautifully maintained. Other than that, it’s at a price range we could afford. It’s expensive, but it’s not completely ridiculous. They seem to have everything that any human being could want to do. If you’re into sports, they have sports activities. If you’re into intellectual things, they have intellectual things. It’s not New York City, but you have two large cultural centers within fairly easy reach, and that was good. It’s a kind of place you want to be in. We had a couple of meals there. The food is exquisite, and the service and the way in which it’s handled is marvelous. We got to spend more time with the people in Freedom Village, and they seemed to be upscale, educated, and culturally interested in what was going on around them. I would recommend it to anybody who had the same kind of interests that I do.

Caring81258650

3

April 11, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom has been at Freedom Village since January. It's a nice facility, its top of the line. She loves her room, but she doesn't like the food and the help. The food choices are not that great. They have 5 choices, but it's always the same every night. The two choices are full of fats and she can't have that. Another problem is that there's not enough help because they're not charging for levels of care. They only have one person for the whole floor. For instance, my mom doesn't get her breakfast until 9 or 9.30, and so by the time she's finished its 10 am and they want her to have lunch so of course she can't have lunch. One woman that helps her in the morning has made numerous mistakes, and also they don't give her enough privacy. Instead of cracking the door if she is in the bathroom, they just push it wide open. Another woman can't understand. Instead of turning the refrigerator down, she turned it off, so all the food spoiled. In addition, they don't treat her with respect when they bathe her. There are times that my mom bathes and dresses on her own. We are not very happy with the facility.

Caring79241550

5

March 12, 2014

I visited this facility

I have a friend who lives in Freedom Village. It's very nice. It's not affordable for most people. You have to purchase your apartment, and then they care for you in your apartment. As your health declines they still continue to care for you but they move you out of your apartment. You have to have some money. Everything there is fine. It's a place that I would be willing to go to. It could probably be modernized, but still as a place to live and be cared for and have good food, lots of entertainment, a very attentive staff, it's very good.

Carol79020450

4

February 28, 2014

I visited this facility

Freedom Village was a very large facility. They did have facilities from villas through skilled nursing home. They did have all sorts of level. It was a beautiful place. However, it was more expensive. If you can live there before you need assisted living, it's a phenomenal place. If you go there and you're of sound mind and fairly good health, the place is outstanding. It is like going into a very fancy hotel where they have a little shop and an indoor pool. They have three dining places to eat so you can choose which area you want to eat in. I have heard a lot of very positive things about the villa part, but the assisted living, I don't know. The assisted living just wasn't homier. It was on the second or third floor, so it had that hospital kind of feeling.

Caring76938150

5

February 28, 2014

I visited this facility

Freedom Village is a popular community. It is very well-run. I know it's a good community and everybody has good things to say about it here in Bradenton. I spoke with Tonya, one of the managers there several times. But it came down to the affordability. We couldn't afford it.

Caring73314950

5

October 30, 2013

I visited this facility

My wife's mother is at Freedom Village. It's a very classy and upscale facility. What we were primary interested with that facility was the fact that they have continuing care and you are able to go from independent to nursing facility without leaving the campus. They are very impressive.

Marcy1

5

September 25, 2013

I am/was a resident of this facility

I like everything about this place. The staff is terrific. I absolutely have no complaints. I'm just very fortunate to be here at Freedom Village. I would absolutely recommend this place to others.

dcarman

3

June 19, 2013

I am a friend or relative of resident

The staff is very competent and friendly, but the food is terrible. For people who look forward to meals as a big part of their days, it's tragic.

Love Freedom Village

5

November 20, 2012

I am a friend or relative of resident

Excellent care and great residents who are friendly!

neryarevalo83

4

September 27, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

When I would come to visit my grandmother her residence was always neat and tidy even though it was small. She thought she lived at the five star of retirement homes and for the most part I couldn't find anything that made me feel otherwise. She loved being able to go swimming. She had lived most of her life near the beach in FL and the fact that Freedom Village has a pool was always a major plus. I have only visited one other facility. My other grandmother lived in England and passed away when I was very young and I do not remember much of the place she stayed other than it's garden, but I can't imagine that there are many better than Freedom Village. My grandmother always liked to think of herself as a very classy lady and the fact that Freedom Village had a restaurant, I don't remember the name, where the wait staff wore tuxedos and served excellent food always put a massive grin on her face. She passed away a happy lady with many friends she made,both residents and employees, at Freedom Village.

inkrevolution

5

September 12, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I'd have to say that I would rate this facility pretty high. I have known about three people there, and all of them were very happy with it. Freedom Village has independent and assisted living, and I have known 2 people in independent and one in assisted. They have plenty of nice activities, and the building itself is very well kept and nice even for visitors to walk around in. Even before I knew anyone residing there, I would take walks with my family around the area because they have a very nice lake/park area with ducks etc. The person that I knew in assisted living was going blind and was also just becoming generally physically weak although his mind was all there. There were still plenty of opportunities for him to join those in independent living on trips etc. I was always impressed at how well everyone was accommodated. It was not gloomy like I'd always imagined such a place to be. Even though my grandmother is fine living in a condo on her own, she has said that she would have liked to move there if she could afford it, especially considering the many trips and all of the people she already knows who live there. That's the one thing, it is a GREAT retirement center...but it is only for the very rich. It's a shame that most people in the same position aren't treated as well. I have heard horror stories from some other places. Also, they have one of their dining rooms that's open to the public I've eaten there a few times, and everything was excellent like at any nicer restaurant.

bebocker

3

August 21, 2012

I visited this facility

They all seemed very pleasant, well staffed, and well coordinated. Everyone I spoke to was knowledgeable about dining times, medication passes, and knew each of the residents very well. There were also many activities available for each resident to participate in and many people always looking for new friends.

Love Freedom Village

5

July 26, 2012

I am a friend or relative of resident

Mom was treated very warmly. She has made a lot of new friends. We could not be happier with her decision to choose Freedom Village!

jlmarcy

4

April 18, 2012

I visited this facility

Freedom Village is like Disney World for the elderly. There are so many activities for the folks living there. It contains various luxurious ammenities such as swimming pools, shuffleboard and five different four star resturants where the servers and waiters wear tuxedos. The residents have the ability to come and go as they please until thier health prevents it. At that time they move to a more secure wing of the community where nurses and caring staff are there to help and provide the neccessary medical attention. The apartments are spacious and very luxurious. The residents bring furniture, pictures and various other items from the patients home to help to provide that feeling of being home. The facility is also right next to a golf course and if that isnt thier cup of tea there are plenty of activities to participate in if the notion presents itself. There are clubs and plenty of other social gatherings to attend if the patient is a social butterfly. The facility also has a bank located with-in one of the main hallways and it is a secure place totake care of finances. I would reccommend Freedom Village to anyone looking to bring the ease of assisted living with the comforts of home and the fine taste of luxury.

mmcaneol

4

November 17, 2011

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff at freedom village is very good. They treat the residents very well and are equally as nice to guests. In the immediate area there are lots of good things for the residents to do. The restaurants are good and it is located in a good area of Bradenton.

Kbobalik2009

3

September 11, 2011

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandfather, Frank W is a member of the assisted living community at Freedom Village. Both my grandparents on my father's side of the family were members of an assisted living facility as well, but I chose to speak about Freedom Village because I have visited it more often and it has left a striking impression on me. The interior of the Freedom Village facility is what is most disappointing about the facility; it is laid out in the exact shape and atmosphere of a hospital and it constantly smells like urine. I often had to hold my breath upon entering the facility and was sad to think that individuals had to stay there. There were two people to a room, whih I liked because it allowed a sense of community, and the elder residents often befriended each other and liked the company of another in the room. However, the rooms were cramped, even for one person, and consequently all the resident's personal belongings were crammed into a room the size of a walk-in closet. The best thing about Freedom Village was the staff; I never say a single staff member be anything but kind or helpful throughout the entire stay, and they attended to all the patients with a kindness that touched my heart.

travisjones0

5

July 31, 2011

I visited this facility

I recently had a tour of this facility and from my personal experience its very clean. The dinning room is awsome first rate food . They seem to be well staffed and the administration was very helpful showing genuine empathy. The halls were clean the residents that i met in the lobby seemed to be in very good spirits. Although it may seems that im gushing about the Pines what really was the kicker for me was the actitvites director. There were many things planned to keep any one who stayed there occupied and mentally stimulated . It seemed to Me that they made every effort to include all ability levels. This is something that ment a lot to me know that my father would be staying there and he is a very active person dispite his age. In conclusion i'd recommend anyone who is looking to find a nice plce to call home i'd say give the Pines of Sarasota a try.

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Costs for Freedom Village of Bradenton in Bradenton, Florida

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$4,300

Starting Price

Independent Living

Independent Living is for those who desire the feel of a private residence with the amenities and activities available in a planned community, such as fitness classes, game nights, and group excursions. Services such as cleaning and groundskeeping are often available.

$1,900

Starting Price

Memory Care

Memory Care is specifically designed to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Specially trained staff members assist with activities of daily living (such as bathing and dressing) and provide therapies to slow further loss of cognitive abilities.

$4,400

Starting Price

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities or convalescent homes, serve anyone who requires preventive, therapeutic and/or rehabilitative nursing care. Nursing homes provide residential care for people who don't require hospitalization but need 24-hour care they can't get at home. Some nursing homes are set up like a hospital with staff members providing medical care. Nursing homes also provide a wide range of other services.

$9,300

Starting Price

Services and Amenities of Freedom Village of Bradenton in Bradenton, Florida

Costs

  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • 3-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We offer companion suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Detached Homes

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals

About Freedom Village of Bradenton in Bradenton, Florida

Nestled on a scenic park-like campus in Bradenton is Freedom Village, a premier life care retirement community that is linked by location to water and sunshine. Here, the conveniences of city living and the quiet charm of coastal suburbs flow together in a tranquil, comfortable neighborhood of friends.

Freedom Village of Bradenton provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional independent and assisted living services, amenities, and opportunities we offer. And, the residents at Freedom Village of Bradenton can rest assured that as their needs change, we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.

Our Memory Care Place program serves those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Each day, we promise to work to deliver Daily Moments of Success for each resident. The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides structure and activities each day designed to meet specific needs of those with dementia, while the Clare Bridge Dining Program, designed by a gerontologist and registered dietitian, helps residents in need of Alzheimer's care retain the ability to enjoy and master the daily dining experience.

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