The Beacon at Gulf Breeze
Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care
Reviews of The Beacon at Gulf Breeze
Assisted Living Reviews for The Beacon at Gulf Breeze
February 25, 2018
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Questions about The Beacon at Gulf Breeze
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
All staff receive annual training.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Beacon at Gulf Breeze. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Average age is 82 Most of our residents enjoy the awesome activities we plan in and outside our community.
What programs or activities does The Beacon at Gulf Breeze offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Morning exercise daily, happy hour 6 days a week, walking club, leisure drives to the beach, movies in our theatre, bingo, entertainers (piano,guitar), Church services & bible studies.
What places are near The Beacon at Gulf Breeze or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Leisure drives to Pensacola & Navarre beaches.
What transportation services does The Beacon at Gulf Breeze offer to assisted living residents?
We offer both wheelchair van and car transportation.
What makes the chef or dining program at The Beacon at Gulf Breeze exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Breakfast: fresh fruits, hot or cold cereals, eggs made to order, pancakes, waffles, French toast, sausage, bacon, biscuits, toast, juice, coffee Lunch & Dinner: We serve Specials for the day and an a la carte menu Samples: Tossed Salad, lemon peppered turkey, steamed rice, green beans, roll, almond cake Fish, mac & cheese, turnip greens, hushpuppies, brownies Spinach salad, BBQ beef platter, chuckwagon corn, braised cabbage, cornbread, pie Tea, coffee, juices A la carte: Chef salad, Chicken fingers, Hamburgers, Soup & Salad, Chicken or Tuna Salad
What safety features or security measures does The Beacon at Gulf Breeze offer to assisted living residents?
We offer an emergency response system with a call button on a lanyard given to each resident upon move in.
How does The Beacon at Gulf Breeze keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We call and email family members. We send out Newsletters via email and mail that keep them informed about the monthly activities.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Beacon at Gulf Breeze during daytime and nighttime hours?
We exceed the state requirement for staff-to-resident ratio all hours daily in Assisted Living and Memory Care
If The Beacon at Gulf Breeze accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
They can enjoy the courtyard, as well as grassed areas in the front of the building.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Our staff receives yearly and quarterly training on how to transfer residents, our policies, and first aid.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
We have two resident aids on each floor, as well as one nurse or medicine technician on each floor.
What safety features or security measures does The Beacon at Gulf Breeze provide to protect residents who wander?
We have a locked Memory Care division. We also lock the front doors after seven pm. There are sign in and out logs in the front of our building, for the residents and their visitors.
What programs or activities does The Beacon at Gulf Breeze offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
We offer many activities that trigger memories. For example, Pictionary, Wheel of Fortune, Garden Club, and Card Games.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Our Director of Resident Services assesses each resident quarterly to make sure they are receiving the right level of care.
How does The Beacon at Gulf Breeze keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
We mainly make phone calls about our resident's health, but we can also use email if that is more efficient. Most of resident's family members visit regularly, so we are also able to update them as they visit.
Describe the neighborhood around The Beacon at Gulf Breeze. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
We are located in a rural setting. We are surrounded by wooded areas, as well as the beach.
Is The Beacon at Gulf Breeze affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
We are not affiliated with any hospitals.
Costs for The Beacon at Gulf Breeze
Services and Amenities of The Beacon at Gulf Breeze
- Rent Plus Care Fees
- Assisted Living Starting At: $3300/month
- Memory Care Starting At: $3900/month
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- Housing Extra: Shared Living
- Resident Capacity: 120
- Pets: Small Pets Allowed
About The Beacon at Gulf Breeze
The Beacon at Gulf Breeze offers the finest senior living experiences for those needing assisted living or memory care services. To learn more about one of these lifestyles, please click below and explore that area within the community. Staying active, nurturing friendships and caring for your health is living your best life. The Beacon at Gulf Breeze combines the comforts of home and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that a compassionate, around-the-clock staff is fully committed to serving resident needs. Best of all, residents enjoy onsite activities every day and frequent outings to local events, shopping, entertainment, and more. The Beacon is a unique assisted living residence that encourages an active lifestyle and daily fun for seniors. Our activities, amenities, and services promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle. We also offer onsite therapies and transportation to medical appointments and care. The entire Beacon team is dedicated to providing personalized care so you can enjoy all that life has to offer.
At The Beacon, the choices are numerous. Catch up with neighbors in the outdoor patio area, take a stroll in the courtyard along secure walking paths, or socialize with friends during Social Hour. No matter how you choose to fill your day, you can always find an inviting setting and warm greeting.
- Studio and 1-bedroom apartments
- Spacious living areas
- Beauty salon, barber shop, spa
- Dining Room featuring restaurant-style menus and service
- Private dining room
- Beautifully landscaped courtyards
- Movie theatre
AT YOUR SERVICE
- Scheduled, chauffeured transportation
- Reserved parking
- DAILY Social Hour
- Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry services
- Day trips and off-site field trips
- Beautifully landscaped courtyards
- Respite and day stay programs
FOR YOUR WELL BEING
- On-site licensed nurse 24/7
- 24-Hour emergency response system
- Assistance with medications
- On-site physical, occupational and speech therapies
Caring for a loved one living with memory loss can be overwhelming — physically, emotionally and mentally. By reaching out for help, it’s common to feel a sense of guilt or doubt. When you can no longer manage alone, it can be comforting to discover a setting with trained and caring staff. Our team has been trained in programming with intention building on quality of life through everyday activities in a meaningful way.
The Beacon programs are individually customized to encompass the core ideas of family, comfort and new experiences, with the intent of becoming an “extended-family” for your loved ones. We are committed to providing an environment that is compassionate and caring; a place where individuality and belonging coexist.
Thank you for your interest at The Beacon at Gulf Breeze. Please give us a call to schedule a free tour.