The Grande

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

44 Reviews
725 Desoto Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601
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Assisted Living Reviews for The Grande

May 26, 2020

By J Wells

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

My Aunt is lucky to call The Grande her forever home. The staff treats her as though she is a part of their immediate family. She has made many new friends which we are so happy about, she was socially isolated living home alone. Even though visits are not allowed right now because of the pandemic the staff there makes sure she is well taken care of and stays in touch with us with any updates. Best move she ever made!

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and for the strong endorsement. We are proud of our amazing team at The Grande, who are committed to providing extraordinary care for our residents. We are delighted to hear that your loved one is thriving in her new home.

April 30, 2020

By M.James60

I am/was a resident of this facility

The rooms at The Grande are set up beautifully. We especially love the courtyard room with the french doors that lead to a spacious courtyard perfect for our door socializing. The staff is friendly and seems to go out of their way to help with anything you may need. Even though they are busy, they make time to tend to your needs. Happy to call The Grande our home.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review! We take great pride in providing the best possible resident experience.

September 27, 2018

By relative444

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

Everybody's very friendly and helpful at The Grande. They have activities and a coffee bar where they have cookies and fruits. They have one part that is independent and one part that is assisted living. If you start out in independent side, which my brother did, and then you need more attention with your medicines, you don't have to go to another place. You just move to the other side. That is a plus because he already knew a few people before he changed to the other section. They have a beauty parlor. They have bingo, activities, crafts, and a man even comes in and sings old songs from the 50s, and they have the place all decorated like the 50s. They menu included hamburger sliders with french fries, desserts, and a drink that everybody enjoys. The food was very good. They care for the residents. They have a room where they have chairs and balls. It's a good value. It used to be a hospital that was converted, but it smells good, clean, and new. It's very pleasant. They have private rooms and semi-private rooms with two people to a room.

Provider Response

Thank you for sharing your kind words! We appreciate your feedback, as we strive to create a wonderful environment and life for our residents.

April 09, 2018

By George

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

When my wife and I first saw The Grande, we were absolutely amazed at how nice it presented itself. It's absolutely lovely, especially the entrance from the north building. It's spectacular for a facility like that, considering that my son came from a facility that was fashioned from a small private residence with five or six residents. We were really impressed. It never ceases to amaze me how well organized the place is. The staff is just wonderful. The cleanliness and the selection on the food menu constantly impresses me. It's a great value.

May 25, 2017

By gayle-l-clark


My mother-in-law has been at the Grande since the 1st of March 2017 and has fallen twice. They do not have the staff to really give care to your loved one unless they are very independent. I would not recommend this place and the 2 no fall she broke her hip and has passed away not one person for over a week called to check on her or us. I was really disappointed that someone was in there care and they could careless . Several others have fallen because of short staff especially on the weekends.

Provider Response

Hello gayle-l-clark, my name is Katie, and I work for Holiday. While I'm very disappointed to receive this feedback, I'd like to sincerely thank you for sharing it with us. We strive to deliver an exceptional experience for all our seniors and their families. Anytime a resident or their family member feels otherwise, or expresses that we've fallen short of achieving that goal, is a time for us to reflect on how we can better improve, and connect with you to gather any additional feedback that you may wish to share. We value your feedback, and implore you to reach out so we can work together on addressing your concerns. We hope to hear from you soon, either directly via phone at 800-370-8331, or email at Thanks again for reaching out; we look forward to connecting with you soon. -Katie

May 07, 2017

By Ollie616414

I visited this facility

The Grande was nice and clean, but I didn’t think it was a place for my wife. The rooms with two people had a wall in-between the two beds and my wife gets claustrophobic, so I didn’t think she could benefit from that. The dining hall was nice. They had a small place where you could sit around and play cards, dominoes, checkers, or whatever you wanted to. My wife needed a lot of help and I didn’t think she could get it from them. I didn’t see that kind of help while I was there. The staff was nice and friendly. It was a lot newer than other places.

April 14, 2017

By Janet424718

I visited this facility

The Grande looked fine, but while I was there during my tour, they were looking for a resident, and nobody knew where she was. Also, the way you get around to the rooms was very confusing, so I ruled that place out. The lady who assisted me doesn’t seem to be as knowledgeable as she should have been, and she was unprofessional. I just wasn’t impressed with the place at all.

March 29, 2017

By Mary654250

I visited this facility

We visited The Grande. The people were very caring and very welcoming. The place was very clean and nicely furnished. All of the residents seemed to be pleased and happy. The food was wonderful. They had cards, did shopping trips, took residents out to lunch, and movie nights. It was such a nice place that my husband and I looked at each other and said, "This is where we will go when the time comes."

November 24, 2016

By Jerrilyn

I visited this facility

We are at the Grande, and they do a pretty good job. The room and the people are nice. If you got a problem, they do work it out. I suppose the food is alright and good, but the portions could be bigger. He can’t eat enough in the dining room, and the dining room is a little bit far from us. Here, I am allowed to cook, and we eat in our room. They gave us the biggest room they could because my husband is big, so we’ve got the biggest apartment in the facility. I have a living room, kitchenette, bedroom off to the living room, and bathroom off of the kitchenette.

November 13, 2016

By Glenn681041

I visited this facility

The people at The Grande were very friendly, and it was a nice place. We had dinner there, and the food was excellent. They serve breakfast and lunch, and then they also have food you can order all throughout the day if you want to. The staff was very friendly, and the residents were very friendly, too.

August 22, 2016

By Demetri014613

I visited this facility

Everybody at The Grande was very helpful, and everything looked good. The staff was pleasant and courteous. They had trips, outings, and events going on in the facility. What impressed me was the size. The dining area was nice.

January 15, 2016

By Elderly90

I visited this facility

It's owned by a large corporation, buying every building in site around America to profit off the elderly, and it's run like a institution, zero nutrition for food, lazy maintainace workers, things almost never get repaired, most of the lower paid workers are nice and friendly, however the Chiefs are the snaks and fakes praying on the weak and vulnerable families that are in crisis with there loved ones. They nickel and dime you on top of their rate. Food is their biggest over head, so how do you max profit on food, you serve low quality cheap prison food, never meat, and always out of your request.

Provider Response

Hello, my name is Katie, and I work for Holiday. We are so sorry to hear this perspective. Our staff works hard to make sure The Grande is the best possible place to live and retire for our seniors, and is very sorry to hear these thoughts on our community. We wish you well in your search, and sincerely hope you find a retirement community that better suits your needs. Thank you so much, Katie

January 15, 2016

By Elderly options zero

I am a friend or relative of resident

It's owned by a large corporation, buying every building in site to profit off the elderly, and run like a institution, zero nutrition for food, lazy maintainace workers, things never get fixed or repaired, most of the lower paid workers are nice and friendly, however the Chiefs are the snaks and fakes praying on the weak and vulnerable families that are in crisis with there loved ones. They nickel and dime you on top of their rate. Food is their biggest over head, so how do you max profit on food, you serve low quality cheap prison food.

Provider Response

Hi, I'm Katie, I work at Holiday Retirement Home Office. First, I want to apologize for the negative experience that you're having at The Grande. Although I disagree that we serve "prison food," I agree that we are a large corporation and with that, we have the means to feed our residents well. (After all, meals included in most lease agreements, correct?) With that said, we are doing a lot to improve our food service across the board. We are still in the fledgling stages of improving our Dining & Hospitality program, but reviews like this help us hone in on where our meals are missing the mark, so thank you for taking the time to write a sincere review. If you have any other concerns, please know that we're here to listen. You're welcome to call our Home Office Resident Relations department at 1-800-370-8331. Thanks again for your honesty, Katie

August 31, 2015

By Liz C.

I visited this facility

Having to make the decision to put my mom in an assisted living facility was a difficult one. I visited several different ALF's in Spring Hill and Brooksville over a 3 month period and ultimately chose The Grande. It was clean, the staff was very friendly and the food was great. We recently moved my mom in and she is adjusting well, thanks to the staff. She even brags to her sister, who is in an ALF in PennsyIvania, about the food. Kudos to Chef Katie! I have nothing but good things to say about The Grande and would recommend the facility to anyone having to make the decision to put their loved one in an ALF.

June 13, 2015

By Maureen19

I visited this facility

The Grande was very nice, and the food was great, but my mom just feels like it’s a nursing home. The rooms were very clean, and the people were very nice and respectful. The clientele that’s there were all very happy looking and all said hello. They have bingo and singing as part of their activities.

April 18, 2015

By Jeena

I visited this facility

The Grande LLC was not updated or well-kept. The staff was accommodating and friendly, but they were not as professional. The dining room was adequate; it wasn't huge, but it was acceptable. The rooms were a good size and very spacious. I didn't like the place, so I got in and got out pretty quickly; I didn't pay too much attention. It had more of an asylum feel. It was cheaper, and the rooms were bigger, but it wasn't a nice place.

Provider Response

Hi, I'm Katie, I work at Holiday Retirement Home Office. I'm sorry to hear about your experience at The Grande and appreciate your sincere review. I've passed your feedback onto our Resident Relations team for their review. Please feel free to call them as well at 1-800-370-8331 if you have anything else to add. Thanks, Katie

February 10, 2015

By Caring98002150

I visited this facility

We went to The Grande. The converted a hospital into an assisted living. It smelled like a hospital. It wasn't as clean as it should have been. The food was terrible. The place wasn't cheerful; people need to be cheerful. I was not comfortable at The Grande.

Provider Response

Hi, I'm Katie, I work at Holiday Retirement's Home Office. I'm so very sorry that you had a negative experience at The Grande. Making visitors and residents feel welcome is a key component to the Holiday lifestyle, so I passed your review on to our Resident Relations department. You're welcome to call them as well if you'd like to share any other part of your experience with them. Their number is 1-800-370-8331. My apologies once more and thank you for leaving a sincere review.

November 03, 2014

By mhowell

I am a friend or relative of resident

THis place is terrible. The service is always bad. he workers are always changing. No one knows what is going on. The director is leaving. There is no organization. My Dad took the bus to Publix and the driver didn't come back for two hours. THe nurses do not give my Dad his meds on time. If he doesn't ask for them he doesn't get them. He is in assisted living. The is no assisting. The food is terrible. No meat for most lunches. My Dad ways 3500.00 for what? Keep your family away.

Provider Response

Hi - thanks so much for reaching out. We're very sorry to hear about your father's negative experience at The Grande. We'd like to know more details about his experience and see if there's anything we can do to rectify the situation. Please feel free to call our Resident Relations line, 1-800-370-8331, at your convenience.

July 31, 2014

By Susan89571050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Grande's comfort level is better. They have Bingo for all the residents. They have different people come in and entertain them. They have sing-a-longs, card games, and all kinds of activities for residents to be more involved and to get to know each other. The food is very good. If they don't eat in the dining room, they can eat in their own room; food will be delivered to them. There were never any questionst that the staff could not answer. My dad lived there independently before he moved to assisted living. He just pushes a button and they'll assist him with anything he needs. My dad left from the Grande and went to rehab for five months; then he went back to the Grande. During the rehab process, they helped us get him back to assisted living instead of a nursing home facility. The director there -- she is phenomenal -- better than I've seen in any other facility that I have visited.

May 28, 2014

By Caring81934750

I visited this facility

I was very happy there at The Grande. I thought they were excellent. They seemed to be very attentive to the residents. I thought everything was wonderful. The rooms that I saw appeared to be suitable for the specific resident, whatever their needs were. The rooms appeared to be comfortable and seemed well lit.

April 29, 2014

By Reeni

I visited this facility

The Grande is more like an institution because it used to be a hospital. They are trying to redo it into an assisted living and independent living. The apartments were very large and spacious. The courtyard in the middle was nice. The dining room operates at certain hours. They invited Mom and Dad for a free weekend, so they were very generous with that. They need an exercise room because they don’t have one. They weren’t organized yet because they are still starting.

June 29, 2013

By Mary64782050

I visited this facility

We decided to choose The Grande because the rooms were spacious and they had more selection for independent living. The price is affordable about $1800 a month.

January 04, 2012

By grande fan

I visited this facility

This place is what it says GRANDE love the staff and the residents are also GRANDE!! so compassionate I felt like a King as soon as I stepped foot in the door
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Independent Living Reviews for The Grande

April 21, 2020

By Kayla34

I am/was a resident of this facility

I lived here for a year and didn't like it. I had several accidents there which I never had before. I'm glad to be out of the grande. Some of the staff were very nice, but the ones I knew of aren't there anymore. I'm sorry but I wouldn't recommend it. I know have my own house, live alone and very happy.

Provider Response

Thank you for your feedback from your time at the Grande. We strive to give every one of our residents and staff a great life. Part of this is always looking for ways to improve. We would love to hear more about your experience with our community. Please feel free to call us to discuss any issues further.

February 06, 2020

By Joan

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

My mother moved into the Grande. She liked the room; it was spacious. She liked the little kitchenette and the full-sized refrigerator. We had lunch there. She liked the lunch we had, and she just liked the overall feel of the place, as well as what they had to offer. They take them to doctors' appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. They like field trips. They go to Publix on Wednesdays and Walmart on Fridays. She likes that, and she likes to get out and do those things. Once in a while she plays bingo.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review, Joan. We are excited to have your loved one with us at The Grande. Thank you for your trust in our staff to provide exceptional care for those who matter most.

July 09, 2019

By Chris

I visited this facility

The Grande was a fabulous place. The rooms were what I expected, and the staff members were extraordinary. They go above and beyond to make the people staying there feel like family. They offer a lot of activities, games, exercise, outings, and they're above the standards of most of the places we visited. The food was very good, it's presented very well, and the people that serve the residents were also wonderful. They're in the process of making a theater room, they have different rooms for cards and activities, they have an area where people can put together puzzles and things, and if they don't finish it, it's still there for them the next day or until they finish it. The sales person was above anything I would have expected to find. She gives everybody hugs, she knows them by name, and interacts with them when she sees them in the hallways. She does everything she can to welcome them and to make the transition easy for them.

Provider Response

Thank you for your kind words, Chris! We're happy we could meet your expectations! We strive to create a wonderful environment and we absolutely love our residents. Please let us know if there's anything additional we can do for you. Thank you!

June 27, 2018

By June

I am/was a resident of this facility

The Grande's staff is very friendly, nice, cooperative, and dependable. The residents all seem to be very friendly, too. I've only been here a few days, so I'm just getting acquainted. The food is very good. I have watched them playing bocce, but I haven't really done too much else. They have exercise classes and visiting entertainers singing and playing instruments. I have a pretty good-sized room with several dressers, small set of drawers, recliner, a small refrigerator, and a little side table.

October 08, 2017

By Doris

I visited this facility

I really liked The Grande. Everybody we talked to was very friendly, and I liked the way they welcomed us there. They were truly happy to assist me in whatever I decided to do. However, a lot of the activities were things I wouldn't be interested in, and I didn't particularly care for the comments from the staff member when I told him that. They go to grocery stores twice a week. I saw a room that I could have gotten that was really small.

March 27, 2017

By Barbara152803

I visited this facility

I took my mother to The Grande, and it was OK, but it was small. We ate during our tour, and the food was very good. The people were very friendly, even while we were eating. People came over and introduced themselves. They have games and nightly activities; it seems to be a very active community.

June 10, 2016

By imatreke

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandmother is staying in The Grande. The people are great, the food is good, and she seems happy and doing well. Her room is amazing. There are people I know in Denver with smaller apartments than hers. They went to the wildlife park, go to restaurants, and have all kinds of outings every Wednesday. They have a lot of things going on in the community as well without leaving. The food is exceptional, and the area is nice with a lot of things close by.

March 28, 2016

By Sarah121910750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I’ve had a patient at the Grande. It was a nice-size room with a private bathroom, and the gentleman had his own furniture in there with plenty of space. I checked the dining area, and it was very nice. They had an open house and the residents were into the hostesses, and it was really nice. They had exercises and would take them on outings.

May 06, 2015

By Caring105976950

I visited this facility

We visited The Grande. The staff there was very nice, but I didn't like the individual room. The shower was extremely small, and she would have to step over or step up into a 6-inch step, which she could not have done. The individual apartment was too small. There was only one pull chain in the entire room. Pets were allowed, and it simply smelled lie urine. I think it was cat's urine. We visited on a Friday night, and they were having some live entertainment. Their dining area was very clean and very nicely set with lots of light.

January 29, 2015

By Barry9

I visited this facility

The Grande was really close to where I was living and where my brother lives. Everybody was very friendly, and I just kind of liked the lay-out for where it was, which was really nice for us. Things were more centralized and exposed together. I thought it might be an easier access for my parents with their limited mobility. It wasn't as new as the other place, but everything still looked pretty clean and good. I couldn't find anything really wrong with it. I think the rooms were just a bit bigger. It was fine, and I liked it. I was trying to convince my parents, but they wanted to go home.

September 08, 2014

By Robert94454550

I visited this facility

I've seen The Grande when I was looking for an independent living facility for myself. It's an old hospital that was converted to a facility. It's nice and clean. It's brand new and bright. For their apartments, they have a one bedroom, studios, and I think they also have two bedrooms. I was there for lunch and their dining area is clean and they have good service. The food is so-so. They have movies and they go to different places as well.

June 23, 2014

By Julio2

I visited this facility

The tour with The Grande was excellent. I was quite impressed with the location, the surroundings, and also with the people I got to talk to. I met a lot of them, and they were just delightful. If I was looking for a place for myself, that would be where I would go. The place I saw was quite spacious. They had a single room, TV, a bathroom, and a balcony that looked out to the garden. They had all kinds of activities like exercise, singing sessions, and movies. They’ve got it all.

October 30, 2013

By Maggie13

I am/was a resident of this facility

Right now I'm living at The Grande and the facility is very nice. I liked the fact that when it was established, it had a very good staff. They were able to advertise that they have very caring people which is true. Whenever you ask, there is always somebody to take care of you, so they were very good with that.
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Services and Amenities of The Grande


  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: Il Is Inclusive/Al Is Rent+Care
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3500/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3000/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

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  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


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

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  • Housekeeping


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services


  • English


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 11732
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About The Grande

At The Grande, we know how important it is to make each day more exciting, comfortable, enjoyable and easier for our residents. Whether this means offering a bit of assistance for residents who want to live as independently as possible or providing opportunities to be more active, engaged and involved, our world revolves around making life better for everyone at The Grande.

Independent Living:

At The Grande, you’ll find the retirement lifestyle that you desire and deserve. Instead of thinking about chores and the tasks of homeownership, think about how you’d like to spend your days. With a full activity calendar, maintenance-free lifestyle and endless opportunities for life-enrichment, relaxation, and fun, this is a lifestyle that WOWs!

Assisted Living:

The Grande provides a wide variety of opportunities to make life great, all while providing the care that’s needed if it’s needed. Enjoy programs and activities, make your social calendar as full as you want, explore the surrounding area and relax with friends. Each day is ready to be filled with everything you love, with caring support ready and waiting.

What Makes Us Special

The Grande offers everything residents want and need in a prime location. Just 45 minutes from Tampa and close to local shopping, dining and attractions from Busch Gardens® to the Lowry Park Zoo and The Florida Aquarium, there’s something to do for everyone.

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