Camellia at Deerwood

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

28 Reviews
10061 Sweetwater Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Camellia at Deerwood

November 25, 2016

By Janet551383

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

Camellia at Deerwood's rooms are very nice. My mom has a 1-bedroom, and it's very nice. They do her laundry and housekeeping, and she gets 3 meals a day. It's a very nice community. They have a very nice dining area, and the food was OK. It's a little different to what she's used to eating, but I think will adjust. The staff is very helpful, and I am very pleased with them. They have lots of activities for them to do.

November 01, 2016

By Ms. Miller

I visited this facility

Our experience at Camellia at Deerwood was very nice. It's a more intimate place than other places we visited, and the food was excellent. We met a lot of people who lived there because we have breakfast and dinner there, and we wandered around and talked to people and to the staff; everybody who lives there seemed to love it. It doesn't have skilled nursing -- just independent, assisted and memory care. It's pretty inside, but there are no tall trees outside. It's kept up very well though, and the staff is very competent and nice. It's small, but that's a nice thing. The people there felt like family.

September 10, 2016

By Greg111817

I visited this facility

Camelia was brand new and had everything that anyone could ever want. It was too elaborate and too much, and my dad wants a small facility. It was five or six floors with multiple dining rooms and multiple places. It was very nice, and my wife said if we could, we would move there, but it’s not for my dad.

June 10, 2016

By Mrs. James734715

I visited this facility

Camellia is clean, nice, and safe. They had a lot of activities to offer, but the price was a little bit high for my budget. I liked the physical surroundings, and the staff cared. They are knowledgeable and answer your questions.
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Independent Living Reviews for Camellia at Deerwood

January 06, 2017

By John441166

I visited this facility

It looked like the residents of Camellia at Deerwood were from a higher socio-economic group than we think of ourselves as being in. Everyone was very nice and professional. They had tours, and their amenities were a step up, but it was the most expensive place that we looked at; we eliminated it just for financial reasons. I wasn’t really impressed with their fitness room. I think they expect people to go out and do things outside of the facility, so they didn’t really have a lot of equipment. They offered either a game night or a movie night and those kinds of things. It was all very professional. For our needs I would put it at about a 4.
Provider Response
I’m sorry to hear that our community is not the right fit for you. We are proud of the quality services and amenities offered at Camellia. Our commitment is to provide the best services and care for our residents, as it is our number one commitment. We wish you all the best in your search for a community and welcome you back if you would like to tour again. Thanks, Perry Brown, General Manager

January 03, 2017

By sandoerr46

I visited this facility

The apartments were great at Camellia at Deerwood. They didn’t have a full kitchen; just a mini-kitchen. The bathrooms were really nice and had the roll-in shower, so if you were in a wheelchair, you could get in and out very easily. It had a very nice pool and an inclined ramp with a hand rail going down into it as well as steps. The entire time that my son and I were there, even though we would say hello or nod to residents, not a single soul said anything to us. We ate lunch, but there was something just a little off about the meal that didn’t taste quite right. It wasn’t bad and spoiled; there was a saccharin aftertaste. My son had one entrée and I had another and we each sampled the other ones but both entrees had that same odd aftertaste. The dining room was very pretty and clean. It didn’t have any odors but didn’t seem overly homey, either.
Provider Response
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize your dining experience did not meet the high standards we strive to here at Camellia. While we are proud of our overall dining experience, we realize that there can be room for improvement. I invite you to come back into the community and hope you will give it another try – on us. We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Perry Brown, General Manager

June 28, 2016

By Sandra647807

I visited this facility

None of the residents at Camellia at Deerwood spoke to us. They didn't even nod their heads and say hello, which was a little off-putting. We stayed and had lunch there, and the food was very good and service was excellent. It's more like checking into a very nice, upper-class hotel than a residential home. We spoke with Victoria who gave us the tour. She was thorough, I think, but seemed a little rushed. Supposedly, there were some other people who should be on the tour as well, but they didn't show up. We kind of felt like she was trying to get through with us if and when those individuals came and she could devote uninterrupted time to them. The apartment was very nice. It just didn't feel much like a home.

June 18, 2016

By Gigi011400

I visited this facility

I looked at Camellia at Deerwood recently, but the one-bedroom was too small. Other than that, I very much liked it. It’s very lovely and offered a lot of activities. I liked it because the facility was new, very modern, and up to date.

June 17, 2016

By VI375615

I visited this facility

Camellia at Deerwood was very nice. It's almost out of my price range, but they worked a lot with me to try to see if it could be workable with my budget. The staff was very nice. I met with the director and the marketing representative, and they were very helpful, knowledgeable, and seemed like they really wanted me to join their community. I had lunch there, and the food was very nice and served fairly quickly. The waitress was very friendly. I really don't have anything bad to say about them. The place was clean, and there were a lot of residents around. I would certainly recommend them. They seemed to have a nice variety of activities you could participate in.

January 29, 2016

By Helen119621950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Camellia at Deerwood is very nice. I find the rooms adequate, and nice. We move our person into a studio which is of course a little small, but really all she can handle. It has brand new carpet, and new cabinet. A lot about it is new so it is all shiny, and pretty. They have three meals a day.

October 28, 2015

By Caring114654150

I visited this facility

We had lunch at Camellia At Deerwood and toured their facility. It was very nice. The apartments were nice. For the respite stay, they were furnished nicely. They have memory care, as well as a nursing. If I look to move my mother in there, she could stay in that facility, regardless at how badly she got. The staff was very nice, very helpful, and very friendly. I had lunch, and it was very good. They have line dancing, bingo, and exercise groups. The cleanliness of this facility was a step higher than the other facility.

August 15, 2015

By xssn720co

I am a friend or relative of resident

Food service has not improved in the 15 months my mother has been there. Legionella has not been eradicated since April 2014. We were rented the apartment without being told by the company about the legionella outbreak. Serious leadership and management issues there.

May 12, 2015

By Anonymous64854250

I visited this facility

Someone recommend Camellia at Deerwood to me. It was very nice. I like the apartments. They were not just rooms. They had two-bedroom apartments with two baths, a little kitchen, and a living room. It was very convenient and homelike. The staff was helpful. They had a really nice dining room. The food was OK. They had a workout room, a game room, and a pool outside. The only thing I did not like about it was being too much in between all these apartments. If you look out a window, you’re going to see apartments. You are not going to see any kind of a view. They had a nice walking area, but it was not really that huge.

October 28, 2013

By Roberta2

I visited this facility

I'll be moving into Camellia on the 30th of November. Right now, it's independent living on one wing and on the other wing, it's assisted living. They're just waiting for their license which will be coming in another month. This place was my choice because, honestly, they don't have as many sick people. A couple of places I went to looked like nursing homes and I couldn't deal with that. This facility was beautiful and well-kept. It was like walking into a resort. I like that everything has been in one building. They have a beautiful dining room. They have a bistro. They have a lovely library. They have a movie theater. If I want to get my hair done, it's also there. Everything is in one building and that's very nice. They also have transportation to doctors which I need desperately. I will have a one-bedroom apartment all by myself. Everything is included in the price. I don't have to pay for anything else. Regarding staff, I didn't see too many but they were younger than the ones I saw before. They have more enthusiasm about things and were very active, so that's what I like too. Food was excellent. It was very good.

October 09, 2013

By Donald13

I am/was a resident of this facility

Camellia at Deerwood is a new community. The place is excellent. The staff is very good, very cooperative, and very informative. I checked the other residents and they said it's an excellent facility and truly it turned out to be a very excellent place. I have been here for almost two months now and the price is perfect. I think it's just above average and it's lesser than other facilities. They just don't have enough people serving in their dining room, but the food is great and very well prepared.

September 30, 2013

By Van1

I visited this facility

Camellia at Deerwood is less than a mile away from us. Everything is wonderful. The people were friendly. Everything was great except the price. They are charging $3000 for me and $500 for my spouse per month.

September 13, 2013

By Anonymous69361650

I visited this facility

I'll be moving into Camellia next year. What I find appealing in this place is that the people there are very friendly. They seem to be concerned with each other. Their apartments are very nice. The staff there is very nice too. I just like this facility.

September 13, 2013

By Karen66846950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother had a complimentary stay before she chose Carmelia at Deerwood. We chose the place because it had all the things we wanted including a two-bedroom apartment, meals, transportation, and lots of activities, and it's a very nice facility. The staff are very enthusiastic and helpful.

August 29, 2013

By caring08222

I visited this facility

The Camellia was very nice. It's more modern, it's a three year old facility and everything was very very nice. I liked that a lot, but there weren't many residents out there and my mom wanted to meet a lot of people.

May 11, 2013

By Brenda8

I visited this facility

My husband and I are looking at different independent living facilities that we could move into, and we liked Camellia at Deerwood the most. The place was clean and the staff was warm, friendly, professional, and caring. I can't say well enough about them; they're wonderful. The food was good too, and they have two different specials on the menu every day. It was an excellent place. The residents seemed to be happy and are having such a good time.
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Costs for Camellia at Deerwood

Cost of Assisted Living

$ 1,234

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Cost of Independent Living

$ 1,234

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Cost of Memory Care

$ 1,234

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Services and Amenities of Camellia at Deerwood


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2600/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2250/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $3180/month

Room and housing options

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

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Resident Capacity: 220
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 60
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: AL12415

About Camellia at Deerwood

Camellia at Deerwood sets the standard in senior living, with a lifestyle dedicated to whole person wellness. Enjoy a vibrant community in a supportive, active, and enriching environment where assistance is available when you need it. Nestled in sunny, southeast Jacksonville, you’ll find exciting venues like the Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville Symphony, championship golf courses like Pointe Vedra Beach, and numerous dining options. You’ll love living near everything the Jacksonville Beaches have to offer. Our community is the perfect place to explore hobbies and forge friendships. Whether taking a stroll down our walking paths, browsing our creative gallery, or relaxing in our outdoor swimming pool, you’ll feel at ease.

What Makes Us Special

At Camellia at Deerwood it’s easy to stay as involved and engaged as you choose. Meet up with friends for a quick bite in our bistro, or take in a recent blockbuster in our movie theater. Test your aim in our billiards room, or focus on fitness in our exercise room. Step outside and discover peaceful outdoor spaces. Swim a few laps in our picturesque pool or take a stroll around our beautiful community.

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