Atria Park of Lake Forest

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

37 Reviews
5433 West State Road 46, Sanford, FL 32771
Call (800) 385-2527
Atria Park of Lake Forest (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Atria Park of Lake Forest

May 25, 2021

By Rick

I visited this facility

I went and talked to the salesperson at Atria Park of Lake Forest. She followed up with emails and calls. I also talked to the director. They were nice people. It is a nice facility. Everybody was very helpful. I was impressed with the facility. They got Memory Care as well as Assisted Living. At that particular time, they did not have any two bedrooms available. They had what they call a one bedroom deluxe, which to me still seemed awfully small for two people. I was a little bit disappointed in the size of the rooms, but I did not see a two bedroom. The people were very nice and professional. There was not high pressure or anything like that. They went over carefully the pricing with me and the care that they provide. If we decided to move my folks down in this area that would be at the top of the list. I just walked in on a Saturday afternoon, and they were quite generous to make time for me because I had not called ahead.

Provider Response

Hi Rick, It was our pleasure to show you and your family our community. Your feedback is so important to us, so thank you for sharing your experience!

May 05, 2021

By Micha A

I visited this facility

We are in the process of moving my mom here, and the entire process has been so smooth and comforting. I’m happy to know that most of the residents (and all of the staff) are vaccinated against COVID. Their protocols are thorough but well thought out.

Provider Response

Hi Micha, We're thrilled to welcome your mom to our community. Your feedback is important to us, so thank you for sharing your experience.

March 22, 2021

By Calvin

I visited this facility

We visited Atria Park of Lake Forest for my mom. It was good, and the place was very nice. We were there twice but unfortunately, we could not make it work out. But it was a good visit. The staff were phenomenal, very helpful, and pleasant. The facility was very clean and well laid out; it was a nice facility. The location is easy to get to. There was a lot of road construction, but that will go away eventually. They just had a lot going on.

February 23, 2021

By Susan

I visited this facility

We went to Atria Park of Lake Forest, it's beautiful. For an active senior community, I think it's very nice. We couldn't actually go to anything because at that point everything was still much locked down. But we walked by it and saw what they had. The lady that took us around was different than what was being said by somebody else. They weren't on the same page with the place, which was a little bit why we steered away from that. The guy in charge made a couple attempts to get in touch with me after the fact. When you go there and you go on these tours, you want the facts, you don't wanna find out like "Oh, by the way, that's not really included", well she told us it was when it's really not, that kind of stuff. So they were not on the same page. The lady at the front desk was wonderful, the lady that took us on the tour was very nice, and the staff that was walking around was very friendly. They seemed to have a lot of activities, and it was just very clean. It was just not run that great which was a little concerning.

February 04, 2021

By Ed

I visited this facility

We had looked at the assisted living in Atria Park of Lake Forest, and they're very nice. In fact, my mother even liked it because I took her with me. It was very nice, very clean, and had very friendly people. I wouldn't have a problem living there myself. I think the room is for a single person or maybe two. For a couple, it would be great and its a good size. There was a lot of garden area around, so if the person wanted to go outside and sit under a tree. Of course with Covid, I think they've cut back on that. The rooms were plenty big enough, you can decorate it yourself to your liking. There are outside areas and it's enjoyable, it's not like you would be cooped up inside the building all the time. I've tried a cake there and it was very good.

November 18, 2019

By Angela

I visited this facility

I had a very good visit with Atria Park of Lake Forest. They had an enclosed outdoor area for the residents, a cafe patio, and they had more than one dining area, and I was impressed with that. They had a big rec area, they had a little chapel, and the rooms were really nice and spacious. They showed me a 1-bedroom, one was furnished, and one that's not furnished. The staff who gave me the tour was really great.

Provider Response

Angela, It was our pleasure to show you around Atria Park of Lake Forest. Feel free to reach out to us if you have more questions. See you again soon!

July 20, 2018

By J Kinmonth

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

In Jan. 2018, Atria changed direction. It no longer allows “aging in place.” It says it is due to state law, but directors of other Assisted Living homes believe the cited law only applies to residents who need IV, etc. My 95-year-old dad is the 6th or 7th resident asked to leave his floor in the past few months because he is no longer able to stand on his own. Anyone with any form of dementia will regress to the point he or she cannot stand alone. Atria’s new administration shows little care or compassion for the heartache this causes families or the hardship it causes residents, giving them just 45 days to relocate. Ironically, my mom moved to Atria in late December while the former administration was still in place. Atria in late 2017 welcomed her warmly, saying they completely believed in “aging in place.” In an intensely bittersweet way, she died within two weeks after moving, or she, too, would be facing the trauma of yet another move. Bottom line: if your loved one has any type of progressive disease, you need to look elsewhere.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts, and I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Some of your comments are concerning, and I would like to help. I’ve shared your message with our regional leadership team. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like someone to contact you directly to talk more.

August 21, 2017

By Joel

I visited this facility

Atria Park at Lake Forest's rooms were very nice and I liked the staff. They have a couple of different activity rooms based on memory level. The place is resort-like and top quality.

January 02, 2017

By Susan155410

I visited this facility

Atria Park of Lake Forest was really nice and clean but expensive. The residents looked really clean and alert. They seemed to have a lot of activities. They had a doctor on-site and transportation.

November 21, 2016

By Paul810516

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

My mom has been at Atria Park at Lake Forest since August. I would say the food is a good restaurant to a home-cooked meal. The rooms are very nice. Everything is within a reasonable distance. She does the exercise, the bingo, the cards, and trips out to lunch. The outdoor grounds are very nice. It has more of a nice hotel feel than a typical assisted living place.

December 30, 2015

By RL1

I visited this facility

Atria at Lake Forest was very nice. The only difference was it was a little far for me to drive to go see my loved one. The place was very open and decorated very nicely. The dining room was restaurant-style. They had buses that come and go for different activities, plus they had bingo, arts and crafts, and exercises.

December 16, 2015

By Anonymous117233250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parents are doing well at Atria Lake Forest. I really like it. The staff is very good. They are always informing us when something is going on, if we need to take care of something, or if they need more medicine. They are always good, and they like my them too. They are in the memory care unit, and they have a small dining room. The place is very clean, and there is no bad smell.

September 30, 2015

By Anonymous113631550

I visited this facility

We were very impressed with Atria at Lake Forest. They had a movie room, a private dining room, and a library.

June 25, 2015

By Brian23

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I think Atria at Lake Forest fits the needs of my father. It is a little expensive though. It is more than what we wanted to spend. However my father has unique requirements, and they seem to accept his needs. The staff there does a very good job. They are very helpful and caring. They know when to leave my father alone and when to provide incremental way of assisted care with a 92 year old resident. I also consider their apartments very spacious. Their food is top notch, and it doesn't get any better than that. They have all kinds of activities. My father likes to play bingo and poker from Mondays to Fridays. They have transportation and a movie theater there. They have various outings to various restaurants. There are more things that my father can sign up for and is capable of doing there. The place is also extremely safe. They have emergency buttons in every room. The residents have a personal pendant which they can press if they have any problem, and the staff will know where they are. They will then respond after three minutes. In totality, I am very happy with Atria at Lake Forest.

May 31, 2015

By Kim107518250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I have visited the Atria at Lake Forest. I am very familiar with this facility. Actually, I have a relative that lives there. I have nothing but good things to say about it. They are extremely caring and accommodating. They are aware of the rest of the family, and they are always very friendly and welcoming to us. She is in the Alzheimer's portion of the facility, and she has a very nice accommodation. She also likes the food. The dining room has a nice size, and it is very clean. They have an activities room and a TV room. They also bring in entertainment for the residents. She likes to walk a lot, and they have a nice courtyard.

February 24, 2015

By Susan91400250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parents were in Atria assisted living, and we were fairly happy with this facility. It was clean, and the food was good. When my parents left and I had to go back and enter their apartment, so many people stopped by, asked personally about them, and cared about them. So they really were very personally engaged in the care. We had a problem with the geriatrician who was in contact there. We were not impressed with her. I think she really put our parents' health at risk, but we ultimately had to move them out of there into a rehab facility. The activities were good, although my parents didn't get involved in those because of health issues. The sanitation was not perfect, but it was good. There were occasions when we didn't get housekeeping services for their room, and we had to request it, but it was taken care of.

September 23, 2014

By Jill16

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parents were at Atria at Lake Forest. The facility is wonderful and I am very, very pleased. The staff are very loving, caring, and dedicated. Their rooms were very nice, spacious, and comfortable. We ate in their dining area and it was fantastic. It was one of the better ones that I have come across. They have a movie room and they do outings, poker, bingo; they do all kinds of different things. My dad is in their independent living, and my mom is in their memory care. I think she is having some difficulty with the food; it's every three or four hours and it is too soon. They are getting her up too early and giving the food too soon.

Provider Response

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are thrilled hearing that you are happy as we know how difficult it can be to trust someone to care for your parents. We strive do our best everyday to instill that trust and peace of mind. I encourage you to reach out to our Resident Services Director in regards to your mother’s dining concerns to learn more about our policies and what we can do for your mom. Please feel free to reach out via if we can be of further service to you and your family. We are here to help!

August 28, 2014

By Bert4

I am/was a resident of this facility

My wife is at The Atria. I visited four other locations besides this location and this one had the best facility from the standpoint of the size of the room and the overall condition of the facility. The place is immaculate, very clean, modern and very up-to-date. The food is spectacular. I've been here for a month and the food is fabulous. It is very good, they bring it out in perfect timing. The dining area is very, very good. They have white tablecloths, cloths napkin and remarkable serving staff. There are more than enough people to take care of the crowd. The staff is unbelievable. They're terrific people. They are extremely accommodating. The people are marvelous. They can't do enough for you. What I like best about this community? It is hard to pick just one thing, but the staff is very excellent. They listen to you, they react right away. My wife got a little problem and they jumped on it immediately. They just can't do enough for you. In terms of activities, they post a monthly schedule in advance and they have activities every hour of the day, from 7:00 a.m. all the way through 7:00 p.m. when they run a new movie every night. They have card games, exercises and bingo. Right now, I'm in the middle of a poker game. We're only here about a month and my wife has very much acclimated already. She has already made several friends. She likes the food and her room. She likes everything about. The people are just so accommodating and so helpful. They came in early morning and they want to know what they can do for you. They help her get dressed and wheel her in her wheelchair over to the dining room. She is quite happy.

July 14, 2014


I am a friend or relative of resident

I searched for several months to find a place that was right for my father in law and met my high standards. This is the ONLY ALF in the Seminole county area that met my requirements. The food is amazing and they have nice furnishings and tablecloths! My father was eating lobster and shrimp when I arrived one day and they remember his breakfast choices and bring him "the usual" when family dine with him. They have live bands and events and lots of activities and field trips. The nursing staff is very good and housekeeping responds quickly when needed. Several of his friends upon visiting him have commented that they would like to live here when they need an ALF. There is a library and two computers / printers to use free of charge. It's like a resort but with a lot of walkers!

April 22, 2014

By Bill44

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We have our step-father in Atria, and everything exceeds my expectations. The staff amd caregivers who work there really seem to care, and I give them the highest praise. They have many activities. I wish they had greater proximity because they are half an hour or more away.

September 21, 2013

By flore

I visited this facility

I visited this facility when I was looking for Respite Care for my Dad while we were away. It is a beautiful place and quite large. The staff member who gave me the tour was most welcoming and very helpful. The rooms were clean and nicely furnished for those seeking a temporary stay. The activity rooms were large and lovely. Residents have a wide variety of lovely places to gather both inside and out.

September 10, 2013

By Mary Jo2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom stayed at The Atria for a year and a half. The place is very nice. The care was good for her at that time because she was not very well, but she got to a point where she was more alert than the other people. She didn't like the food though.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to review our community. While it sounds like your overall experience with our community was positive, I am concerned to hear about your mother's displeasure with the dining selections. We always strive to provide a flavorful mealtime experience. If you can provide further details on what types of entrees she did not enjoy or anything in general about the food that she didn't like, we can certainly assess the options and make changes as needed. Please contact us at and include the Atria community name in your subject line if you are willing to provide additional information.

April 30, 2013

By caring5966

I visited this facility

I was very impressed the first time I went to the Atria. It's really fancy when you walk in and I really wanted to put my parents there, so I went back for an unannounced visit. One of the ladies there just had coffee with me and told me that I couldn't take pictures of the residents. She looked like she had a really bad day, her hair was messed up and everything like she was running around. Basically, I felt kind of rushed through, so that knocked it off my list completely. If she's going to treat me that way, then that's exactly how she's going to treat my parents too.

Provider Response

Please accept our apologies for your experience with our community on your second visit. Rest assured that this is not common. Our staff are known for being welcoming to visitors and patient with all of our residents. We hope that you will consider another visit, announced or not, so that you can see how pleasant our staff are and hopefully get a chance to speak with some of our residents. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

February 28, 2013

By bhicks

I visited this facility

Atria Lake Forest was very well-kept. The quality of care seem high. The residents were all dressed, and there is a myriad of activities all charted on a calendar. The staff was very accommodating. They still contact me every couple of months to see how things are going. They were also very personal with the patients and addresses them by their name. They're very calm speaking with the patients. You can bring in your own furniture and set up your room like it was at home. They also have a chef and a cafeteria.

February 23, 2013

By UnhappywithAtria

I am a friend or relative of resident

The memory care has very limited understanding of how to handle dimentia residents that need extra care. They have and will call the sheriff's department and fire department to resolve issues they can't manage and have done so with frequency. CNA's who have managed dimentia patients told us that they didn't understand why the staff is surprised or unable to manage dimentia if that is what they claim they can do. If your loved one poses challenges, they will send them to the ER over and over again and will eventually Baker Act them so they don't have to deal with them. Be warned.

Provider Response

We appreciate your feedback about our community and welcome the opportunity to discuss your experience with us. Please contact us at and include the details of your review and the community name so that we can talk further about the situation.

January 24, 2013

By caring0104213

I visited this facility

We're hoping to move my mother at Atria Lake Forest within the next week or so. We loved what we have seen that's why we chose it. We know that there's going to be a transition period, but my mom chose it because she like the staff. They're recently remodeling the Alzheimer's area, so we were pleased with that. Right now, the ratio of staff to patient is very nice and not an overwhelming amount. They've been very accommodating. And so far so good.

October 13, 2012

By kendra1030

I visited this facility

The location is great and close to losts of public restuarants and stores that are easily accessable. The inside of the building was clean and looked as though routine maitnence had been done. The landscape was welcoming also. i really enjoyed talking to the staff. they were very friendly and seemed as though they all enjoyed their jobs. it came off as a very positive environment and is still close to where i love. i would definetly keep this in mind. it is still an option.

March 15, 2012

By PattyC1

I visited this facility

I live near this facility and occasionally thought about visiting it to see if the inside was as nice as the outside. When a friend of mine went to visit her aunt I had the chance to see what I'd always been curious about. Take it from me, the inside is just as impressive as the outside! Climate control is important in Florida, and the temperature was perfect throughout. The staff was friendly directed us to the aunt's residence. Comfort was everywhere, and from what I saw in passing, there isn't a single amenity missing. I have no doubt careful thought and plenty of time was put into making this facility exactly the type of place anyone would like having a senior family member reside at. There is also an area set aside for a Hospice, which I think is one of the things that puts Atria at the top of the list in this area.
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December 30, 2020

By Donna Peloso

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

Atria of Lake Forest is the best place for my mother. She has been in memory care for 2 1/2 years. Family and friends agree it is the best place in Florida and for my mother. The administration, staff, nursing, care givers, activities and food service are professional, knowledgable, caring and loving. Knowing my mother is secure in her area, acknowledged, her needs met and well knowned is reassuring to me. The facility is cheerful as well as the staff. They make everyday as delightful for her with activities and music. Her room is clean, the food service is great and tasteful. Her medications are administered daily at the appropriate time. They make sure her daily personal hygiene is maintained: as well as laundry and room cleaned. The staff makes recommendations as to what she may need to make her more comfortable. I trust my mother into their care and I know in my heart that Atria of Lake Forest has my mother and my best interest at the heart of everyday. I love the people at Atria. They make themselves very accessabe to family members. I have confidence everyday that my mother is in excellent hands. Thank you Atria Staff.
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Services and Amenities of Atria Park of Lake Forest


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2095/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $2995/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

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


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Shabbat Service

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Diabetic
  • Low Salt
  • Vegetarian


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Resident Capacity: 215
  • Staff Patient Ratio: 1 To 15 Al, 1 To 7 Memory Care
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Personal Care Assistants
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Types of care

  • Walking Wheelchair Assistance

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training


  • Licenses: LNS
  • State Licenses: 10233
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About Atria Park of Lake Forest

Atria Park of Lake Forest offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. The community is surrounded by majestic oak trees on a beautiful eight-acre campus and is just minutes from downtown Sanford, the Seminole Mall, and nearby Orlando and Mt. Dora. Our residents enjoy luxury amenities, delicious restaurant-style dining, dynamic calendars with more than 200 monthly events, and the freedom to choose which opportunities to explore next. Atria Park of Lake Forest offers many care options that can be tailored to your needs as they change. Select a senior apartment from more than 200 suites in various sizes, including studio, and one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Then, choose the level of discreet care that feels right. With Atria Park of Lake Forest, the choice is yours. Visit us today, and see what exceptional senior living is all about.

Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 28 states and seven Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 20,000 seniors, and the workplace of choice for more than 12,000 employees. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a positive difference in our world.

What Makes Us Special

Blended independent and assisted living (50%/50% currently) so people can move in as independent and when they need more assistance they do not need to change apartments/buildings/wings. 3 neighborhoods for memory care: high functioning, moderate functioning, and low functioning. This allows residents to be with others who are in the same phases of dementia. LNS license allows us to do some higher level nursing care (oxygen management, diabetic care, injections, wound care, catheter care).

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