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3409 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
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November 27, 2017

By Paul

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

Summerfield is all on one floor, the food is good, it's very professionally run, and everybody's nice. What's so wonderful and professional about them is that they offer bits of either assisted living or memory care depending on the needs of the residents. The staff is truly well-trained, professional, and is loyal to Summerfield. The place is very good and one of the best. It's clean, and everything has been painted recently, so it looks good. They have a full calendar of activities like Bingo every day. They do all my mom's laundry, including her bedlinens, they clean her room every day, and even when she makes a mess they don't complain. By the time I get there, it's all cleaned up and beautiful.

March 31, 2017

By Jane502537

I visited this facility

Summerfield Retirement was absolutely fantastic because I liked the staff, the way it was run, and that the residents appeared to be happy. I liked the area, and the rooms were very nice and clean. The place was very welcoming. They had their own nature preserve and bird area out back. It was wonderful.

January 09, 2017

By Bruce602226

I am/was a resident of this facility

I resided in Summerfield Retirement. It was a well-run facility with a variety of levels and options for residents in terms of dining and room choices. They had studio and one-bedroom units. Mine was a studio that was clean and well maintained. They had daily services for linens, regular sheets, and towel changes. The pharmacy facilities were good. They had regular dispensing of all medications that were all well tabulated. Their food was quite good, and they served three meals a day. They could improve on available activities. They had many, but I thought they needed more.

November 29, 2016

By Debbie847424

I visited this facility

I visited Summerfield Retirement, and it was OK. The lady who showed us around was very nice. The place seemed clean and big and didn't smell. The memory care center seemed pretty good. They had all levels of care.

November 24, 2016

By Frances F.

I visited this facility

I loved Summerfield Retirement, but the rooms and the bathroom especially were too much like a hospital. The staff and activities were great. They were so concerned about their people that they would pair and team them up according to their personalities to make sure that they were making friends. I was very impressed with that. It was the best as far as having different areas like a library and different sitting areas for family and visitors.

October 14, 2016

By Kevin350503

I visited this facility

We looked at Summerfield Retirement. It was a really pretty place, but I don’t think it is as good as where my dad is at right now. I know they did stuff, but the people didn’t seem as friendly there.

October 11, 2016

By Sharie575263

I visited this facility

I know Summerfield Retirement because I had friends that stayed there. It was absolutely fabulous. But I would not feel comfortable in it because it’s very, very elegant, and I would feel like I have to get dressed up everyday. Besides that, everything was very nice. The dining areas were gorgeous. It looked like you’re going to a very fancy elegant restaurant. The staff was very nice.

September 01, 2016

By Jeff336706

I visited this facility

We are moving my mother in Summerfield. She will be in an apartment. It is large with two rooms. The staff is very accommodating. The residents look happy.

August 24, 2016

By Curtis215660

I visited this facility

My mother is at Summerfield Retirement. I am very pleased with everything. The staff answered all my questions, and they seem to be very attentive to everything my mother needs. The apartment had just been refurbished when she moved in. The food is very nice.

Provider Response

Thank you, Curtis! We are so happy to hear you and your mother are both pleased with everything, and that you also find our food to be very nice. We love what we do, and consider it an honor to get to do it -- thanks again for your comments and appreciation!

August 17, 2016

By Thomas550148

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Summerfield is modern, clean, and bright. It has a beautiful dining room and nice grounds. It's affordable with bigger rooms for less money, so we transferred my parents there.

August 16, 2016

By Randal1

I visited this facility

Summerfield was very nice. I liked the people that run the place, the directors, and the manager. The staff seemed attentive. The rooms were very clean, average sized, updated, and well-maintained. This was the best value for us.

May 10, 2016

By Brian41

I am a friend or relative of a resident

When we visited Summerfield Retirement, my wife seemed to like it herself. My wife is being taken care of very well. The food looked very nice. My wife's bedroom is always nice and clean, they make up the bed everyday. The dining room and lounge area is nice, clean, and well taken care of.

May 10, 2016

By Judy WagnerJPDCU

I visited this facility

Lovely old FL style, all on one floor; rooms are deluxe studio with small kitchenette, walk in closet, private shower. Protected wooded area on side of facility with boardwalks and screened gazebos; staff are finger printed and background checked although not required under FL regulations; very clean and pretty. Library, TV / Wii room, bistro in addition to three meals a day in large dining area, live music on occasion, price is reasonable compared to NY prices. Also, and maybe the best, facility allows extra help in place so start independent and receive additional assistance as needed without being moved to the 'high rise'. Capacity 137, abut 30 in the full assistance ward - mostly alive in bed but unaware. The rest get about independent or with walkers and chairs (very few of those seen). Will update after moving Mom in for a while.

December 20, 2015

By HB2

I visited this facility

Summerfield Retirement is a slightly newer place, but the air about it seemed to be more like a nursing home more than an assisted living. It looked very clean and organized. They just needed a more centralized location for the residents there. A lot of the residents were congregating at the front of the location, and they looked not being observed as well as they should. The staff seemed very pleasant and nice people though.

November 11, 2015

By Anonymous102698050

I visited this facility

Summerfield is friendly, warm, cordial, and inviting. They are very willing to please. I would live there in a heartbeat, but we just couldn’t make it happen due to the financial structure. They were awesome, and I made a friend there. The rooms were outstanding, and the food was awesome as well. The environment makes you feel like you're on a cruise ship.

October 23, 2015

By Polly3

I visited this facility

Summerfield was very nice. It was a bit old fashioned but homey. The people were very nice and helpful, and the rooms were very nice.

August 15, 2015

By Patricia111922750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Both my parents are now in Summerfield, and they have a one-bedroom apartment. I like that it is convenient for the family and that it is all on one level. They have been there not quite a month, and mother is having a hard time adjusting. Staffing seems a little sparse, but the people that the family had dealt with all seemed very nice. It is just a big adjustment. I liked the menus that I have seen, and I thought the food was very good. In fact, they did a birthday dinner for my father's 96th birthday, and that was excellent; they made a special meal for us. My mother complains that she doesn't think there is enough food, but it looks adequate; it looks more than adequate. I think the room is very nice. It is bright, a pale yellow, and both rooms have a big window with blinds on it and white sheer curtains. The refrigerator is tiny, and I would like a bigger refrigerator, but they have two bathrooms, which I think is a plus. I don't think all of them do, but I think it is very nice. They have Bingo, and today they have an ice-cream social at 3 o'clock. There is chair and yoga, and there is a beautiful outdoor garden for a nature walk. I would suggest perhaps having more staff available. We were told that they do have these lavaliers that they wore around their neck with a button that they can press if they need help, but it seems there is a long response time, especially because my father needs help getting on the toilet. But the people that we've met have been very nice and very kind. It just seems like there should be more of them.

August 10, 2015

By Caring111416450

I visited this facility

We had our visit at Summerfield Retirement Residence, and it was fine. I was going to move her there, but she refused to move because it was too small for her and the view just looked out on another building. The biggest thing that I liked about this facility was their food and their nursing staff. They are very good; that is why I wanted to move her there, but she would not.

March 23, 2015

By Caring0380

I visited this facility

Summerfield Retirement Residence was very nice, but I think it was too high-class -- what my neighbor would call high-class for her. It is more for people who have been aristocrats, and she had not been one. It was beautiful, laid out very nicely, and kind of big. You need to be very mobile to be there.

November 13, 2014

By caringtogether

I visited this facility

I stopped in to tour this community a few days ago. Many things were going on. I understand that they are remodling all areas of the community. Currently seeking memory care. I noticed that they have therapeutic programs to include music and reminiscencing which I think my mother would love. I spoke to one of the family members who told me they could have not picked a better place. But advised me that the first month would be difficult and hard. She proceeded to help me understand what I could expect. I think I will be moving mom in but just so scared to pull the trigger. Will keep you posted.

July 27, 2014

By roxieismydog316

I am a friend or relative of resident

I placed my dad here. I liked the fact we could go walking outside and the dining room with its choice of foods. I was told they were a memory care facility and could handle my dad's Alzheimer's. This is absolutely not true. My dad was in the locked area, which he needed. Staff rotated quickly and some even yelled at him. They held him responsible for behavior he was not responsible for. They even had him Baker acted when his sleep schedule became disturbed. The public areas are small and ther is limited staff. If you have an elderly relative who is a tad senile but still is aware of their surroundings this could be a good fit for you. If they have full blown Alzheimer's, search elsewhere. If you are self sufficient and don't need the lock down ward, this could be a very nice place for you

July 22, 2014

By Caring85040550

I visited this facility

Summerfield Retirement has lovely surroundings around the units, and it’s peaceful. The apartments were nice, but there was something in the carpet. I had trouble breathing when walking down the hall.

June 25, 2014

By Caring4742

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Summerfield is smaller and nicer, and it is only ground level, that's why I chose this for my husband. I got him a one-bedroom apartment in the assisted living, and it has two full rooms. They have an excellent activities department. They have a full-time activities director, which other facilities do not have. They give the clients the opportunity to go on the bus up to four times a week. They can take the bus to go to the bank, to go shopping, to go out to lunch, to do various things.

May 10, 2014

By Gary33

I visited this facility

Summerfield Retirement has probably the best sales staff. Many of the staff there has worked for 15 to 25 years. We had lunch there, and food was very good. The rooms were very nice, pleasant, and the view out the window was very nice. They had the usual things, like bingo and crafts. The thing that stuck out is a really nice nature trail and area for the residents for things outdoors. So it's a much nicer than the average place to take a walk. The overall atmosphere was just very light and homey. It didn't seem medical, like some of the others.

April 11, 2014

By AG2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I've been in Summerfield about 3 years. Summerfield has been in transition almost from the time I came here because it changed hands, but they have done a lot in upgrading here: painting and putting in new floors. We got completely new heating and cooling units that are up high on the wall. They have a clicker, you go operate it by clicker, and that's very handy. I'm seeing some rooms now are getting wood floors put in. There are lots of rooms here, and the building is only 1 story, which I like, too. Overall, there have been a lot of problems, but they have been very good in taking care of them. We've been struggling with the food situation, but it is getting better. We had a good chef who left recently because they were cutting back on some things. We have a resident council once a month, and everybody can go to that and can express their problems. They have all kinds of activities that I don?t participate in. I'm a book worm, and I would rather be reading a good book than playing bingo or all those other games they play. There are a lot of people involved in those, and we have people with all different levels of mental abilities, too. We have one locked section where people are really bad, like they would go out and run away.

February 28, 2014

By Carol79020450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I already put my mother in Summerfield Retirement. I like the fact that it is within my driving loop where I normally go, so it is convenient. It is close by so I could visit more often. It is also ground floor and not like a hospital setting. At Summerfield, it feels like you live in a mansion. I go in and out there everyday and I went there in all sorts of hours, so I have checked it out thoroughly. Outside, the facility looks like a plantation in the South. When you open the door, it has a beautiful lobby. Also you would look into this living room with fireplaces and a piano, and further you can see the dining room and the card room. It has a wonderful elegance feel to it. Then the rooms are off to the side. You can have a suite that has a little refrigerator or you can have a plain studio. You can have your spouse because there are suites that have two rooms. You can also bring a pet. They have a really wonderful and accommodating staff. Their admission person has been there for 23 years. With regards to admission, they were extremely accommodating. They made the admission and the financial part very easy. They accept Social Security plus my mother's VA benefits, so between that it would cover the cost, which is very good because some of other facilities are more expensive. I've talked to the manager and if there is any little difficulty, he would fix it, even if it was just a dead flower on the table. They are just very gracious and helpful.

January 30, 2014

By Barb's buddy

I visited this facility

I went to Summerfield Retirement for a visit. I did not have anything against it but it was the least that I liked. They had a lovely place where you could walk outside and I liked it very much. There was also a little summer house where you could sit. I did not like that the residents with dementia were tucked way in the back. It was a locked-down facility towards the back of the place rather than being treated like everyone else. I preferred that the whole building was for mental care so they were not compared with the other residents.

June 13, 2012

By Kristina2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff was very friendly and go along well my my grandmother diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She can be frustrating sometimes, so this is a great feat. It was easy to visit her, and the staff was also caring towards me. They remember details about me which she had told them about, that was very nice and comforting to know they care. She had freedom to visit her friends also staying there as well as freedom to go outside as she pleased. She had many amenities available to her. The facility was clean and well taken care of. She said she enjoyed the food, I agreed it looked fresh and well prepared. I am overall very impressed with this place! I would recommend it to anyone wishing to have their elderly relatives or friends cared for.

September 29, 2011

By damicoj

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Summerfield offered my Great Aunt the freedom that she needed to live on her own without actually being totally on her own. My Aunt was able to come and go as needed for doctor appointments and family gatherings. My Aunt really enjoyed having other people around her verse being stuck at home with nothing to do and no one to talk to. Our family found a lot of comfort in the fact of knowing that she was not home alone, just in case something happened and she needed help. Summerfield offers a bus that takes their residents on daily shopping trips or to the movies and many other different adventures. The negative thing I have to say is that they really didn't offer nurses. If a resident needed a little bit more assistance the family would need to hire a one on one nurse to be there with that person. There just aren't enough professionals to assist those who have higher needs.
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  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: Yes
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Studio Deluxe

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  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio

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  • Laundry For Linens
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  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room


  • English


  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Yes


  • State Licenses: 7239


  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2740/month
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    About Summerfield

    Choose the way you spend your days and maximize your independence at Summerfield. Our assisted living lifestyle provides all the comforts of home with assisted living programs tailored to your needs and preferences. Enjoy opportunities for social engagement with enriching activities to suit your interests.

    Personal care plans are developed upon move-in and reviewed quarterly to ensure the proper level of care. Residents receive assistance as needed with activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, grooming, mobility, medication management, and continence care.

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