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Frequently Asked Questions

Living & Care Options

What care options are available?

The Palms of Largo offers independent living, assisted living, family living, extended congregate care, memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing, Parkinson’s programming, home health, transitional care management, respite care, short-term stays, vacation rentals, pediatric care, and pre-school/day care. For more information, please visit the Living & Care page.

What happens when my parents have different care needs?

Cypress, Regal and Sabal Palms’ residential care licenses allows the communities to provide “a la carte” health care services to residents. This fiscally responsible approach lets residents pay for health care services they need when they need them.

Do you offer any short-term stays?

Yes, Regal Palms and Royal Palms provide the option of short-term stays. A short-term or respite stay is a convenient option when planned or unforeseen circumstances occur such as a family vacation or recovery from an illness, or simply when the caregiver needs a break. Guests can receive assistance during an illness or rehabilitation after a hospital visit, and skilled nursing is offered for those needing more care. It can also serve as a great opportunity to try-out life at a Palms of Largo community. For more information, please visit the Living & Care page.

Do you offer rehabilitation or skilled nursing?

Yes, Sabal Palms and Able Palms offer comprehensive skilled nursing. Sabal Palms is a first-class Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Center located on The Palms of Largo campus, and Able Palms provides skilled nursing in your own home. For more information, please visit the Living & Care page.

How is my level of care determined?

Upon move-in, our nurses and care team will assess your current health and review your medical history to see how we can best meet your needs. They will also discuss your preferences as well as your normal routines to develop a care plan that’s tailor made for you. To speak with us, simply call 727-437-1600.

What training do staff members receive?

Every employee receives The Goodman Group’s Platinum Service® training and certification, embraces the program and promises to follow its 20 service standards.

Every shift at each community managed by The Goodman Group, every employee embraces our mission, our values, and their personal commitment to deliver our Platinum Service® Standards. This daily exercise helps sustain and perpetuate our culture of exceptional service on a company-wide basis for the benefit of our residents and guests. For more information, please visit this page.

Our Platinum Service® Pledge: “Providing unparalleled service is the focus of our team efforts and my main personal role. I am committed to following and supporting our service philosophy.”

Do you offer 24-hour nursing?

Yes, we have a nurses on call or on staff 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our nurse works with all our residents and their families, even including those in independent living, offering our families and residents peace of mind.

Amenities & Environment

What is the average age of residents in assisted living?

While age varies at each community, in general, our assisted living residents are in their 80’s.

How does the dining program work? Are residents given 3 meals a day? Are they able to eat only at mealtimes?

In independent and assisted living, we serve three meals a day, restaurant-style. At all of The Palms of Largo communities, you can experience Food for Life, The Goodman Group’s culinary initiative, serving healthy, organic, minimally processed, plant-based and locally sourced foods. We believe that a resident’s quality of life can be improved and extended as we transform our overall dining experience. Education is provided to our residents and families to assist them in choosing plant strong dining options. Each community does “tastings” on a regular basis to get feedback on potential new menu items. All recipes and menus have been designed to meet and exceed the guidelines for nutrition, flavor, quality and presentation.

Will my loved one have access to transportation services for doctors’ visits, activities they participate in outside the community, church services, etc.?

Yes, transportation is provided. While the calendar of events varies at each of our communities, most communities include a day in each week where they take our residents shopping or sightseeing in the area. Communities also provide local transportation for doctors’ visits and other scheduled appointments.

Are there restrictions on visiting hours?

These communities are home for our residents, so we gladly welcome visitors and work with family and friends to visit their loved ones at a time that works best for everyone.

Do you allow pets? Can I bring my dog or cat with me?

Yes, The Palms of Largo is pet-friendly campus! Cypress, Regal, Royal and Sabal Palms will welcome your pets. Fees may apply, and all required vaccinations and licensing must be current. Size and temperament requirements vary by community.

Visit

How do I arrange a visit?

The first step is to arrange a visit to a Palms of Largo community. During your visit, we’ll talk to you about how we can meet your individual needs. To set up a tour, simply call us at 727-437-1600.

Moving-in Process

Can we move in as a couple?

Yes, couples can live together in their own apartment home surrounded by their familiar belongings.

Do we have to sign a long-term lease for the apartment?

No. Unlike many other senior living and health care communities, we do not require you to sign a long-term lease.

Can my community provide me with furniture?

Yes, though it may change on a case to case basis.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Yes, this is your home and we are happy to accommodate your own furniture.

Activities & Programming

What types of activities do you offer?

Our programming and activities vary by community and are specially designed to promote the well-being of a resident’s mind, body and spirit.

Can residents request events or activities?

Yes! In fact, activity calendars are different at each community because each one is tailored to its specific residents’ requests and interests. Our communities also hold monthly resident council meetings, giving residents the opportunity to voice their ideas.

Costs

How much does senior living cost?

The cost to live at a Palms of Largo community is based on each resident’s individual circumstances and room rental fees, which vary by location. You may be surprised to learn that many people pay more by paying for individual mortgages, utilities, services and amenities than moving to a community in which all expenses are included. For more information, visit each community’s Lifestyle Cost Profile page on their websites.

What is included in the costs?

The base rate includes a range of different services at our diverse communities. To learn more, simply call us at 727-437-1600.

Making the transition

What services do you have available to help my parent settle into their new life at The Palms of Largo?

Our move-in coordinator will conduct a new resident orientation and work with residents and family to answer any questions. Additionally, a resident “Welcoming Committee” greets new residents and invites them to the dining room, to activities, on outings, and more.

I feel my parents need to move, but they say they aren’t ready. What can I do to encourage this decision?

The decision to move to a senior living community is an important one, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. There are steps you can take to ensure you or your loved ones’ transition is smooth, comfortable, and seamless. To begin, know that the old vision of a “nursing home” no longer exists. Senior living communities take care of the stress of home maintenance, upkeep and daily chores like cooking and cleaning. And, assisted living does not always mean helping with dressing and bathing.

The Palms of Largo communities are places for people to thrive, grow, experience new adventures, make new friends, and more, all the while enjoying the privacy and comfort of their own apartment home. What you can do to help your parents – whether their move is tomorrow or a year from now – is to ask why they feel they aren’t ready. We can help address their concerns, and make a future plan.

Tour our beautiful campus with them, experience the dining program, and talk with residents and staff. Once your parents see how their lives could be enriched, they will feel much more at ease with this decision. Each small step you take towards their future plan is a step in the right direction.

Campus Map

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Call us!  727-437-1600