What Makes Us Different


Simply put, we break the stereotype in senior housing for memory care. At Bayshore Retirement Living, we are dedicated to creating beautiful choices for memory care and assisted living that residents are proud to call home—places that are engaging and welcoming and enrich lives. Innovative design. Best-in-class service. Amenities you’d find in a luxury condominium. In addition, our staffing ratios exceed the industry average, and our quality standards surpass the industry norm.

Family involvement is also a priority. We understand the deep impact memory loss can have on a family—and we offer exciting new ways to engage family members in activities and programming.

Bayshore Memory Care Naples is not a facility. It is a community we would want our parents to live in—and that we, ourselves, would be proud to call home.

Leadership


DEVELOPER

Bayshore Retirement Living was formed in late 2012 for the specific purpose of developing high quality senior housing communities throughout the southeastern United States. The two primary Principals of Bayshore, Thilo Best and Greg Iglehart, have been in the senior housing and multi-family industries respectively for their entire careers. The goal of Bayshore is to develop the “next generation” of senior housing communities by implementing best practices in design, space utilization and building techniques from the senior housing and
multi-family industries.

MANAGEMENT

Bayshore Memory Care in Naples is managed by a nationwide leader: Life Care Services™, An LCS Company®, leads the way in senior living with over 40 years of proven experience. Life Care Services brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services as well as high quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them.

Staff


Alicia Pratt

Executive Director

Pratt, who manages operations, brings to Bayshore Memory Care more than 10 years of experience with other senior living communities in the roles of executive director and resident care director. A native and lifelong resident of southwest Florida, Pratt has a unique understanding, knowledge and commitment to the area and looks forward to ensuring that residents and families can rely on Bayshore for the highest standards in memory care and hospitality services.

“I’ve quickly learned that every team member in our Bayshore Memory Care family was recruited and hired because we all share an innate desire to serve and care for others,” says Pratt. “We have a service-oriented culture in which there is no bare minimum. We truly care for our residents’ well-being and the dedication shines through in every program, every meal, and every smile.”

Minnie Johns, RN

Director of Health Services

Bubbling over with enthusiasm and a love for what she does, Minnie Johns is well suited for the many demands of her job as director of health services. Not only does Minnie oversee the Bayshore nursing staff, she is responsible for the welfare and comfort of all Bayshore residents. Prior to joining Bayshore, Minnie was Director of Health and Wellness at Brookdale in Ft. Meyers. She has many years experience in all aspects of health care, including nursing and medical records, to name a few. “I love talking with the residents and hearing their life’s story,” says Minnie. “We have so much to learn from them.”

Margaret Wilson

Director of Community Relations

For Margaret Wilson, meeting with families and helping them make the right choice for their loved ones is most rewarding. With 15 years in the health care industry, she understands what is important and offers experience as well as compassion. Wilson is a graduate of The University of Florida and has a daughter, as well as a twin sister. “Educating families and helping them have peace of mind is a pleasure,” says Wilson.

Ron Hitt

Community Relations Counselor

When it comes to in-depth experience in all facets of health care, Ron Hitt is a shining example. From physician acquisition to home health to imaging modalities to outpatient care and joint ventures, Ron has learned the value of building valuable relationships that translate to successful results. At Bayshore, Ron focuses on establishing and continuing relationships with case managers,
physicians, social workers, and more to help ensure maximum occupancy. Ron and his wife and two children moved to Florida from Chicago and remain “huge hockey fans.”

Testimonials


I love them! I think it's wonderful, and I think they are doing a great job. What I've noticed was everyone made such a fuss over her, every time an employee would clock in on her floor they would come and introduce themself and find common ground with her. They did everthing they could to make her feel welcome, it was very comforting. She loves the food. I think they have been pretty accommodating. Whenever I call with a concern they are right on it and report back to me. One of the things I really liked is that it is a locked community and you have to be buzzed in or out.

Resident family member of Bayshore's Tampa memory care community

As a local professional I visit many, if not all, the local communities. This one by far has the entire package! Yes, it's new and beautiful but more importantly it's the heart of the community you can "feel". They have licenced nurses on duty 24/7 who assist the residents with the medication - not med techs!! That's huge in this industry! The entire team of staff love what they do and it's evident. I have seen residents at other facilities. Then see them a few months after moving here and I'm like "WOW!". This place restores people who have often become isolated and withdrawn. Families have expectations for their loved one based on who they were. This results in feelings of "failing" for the resident. What I see here is the residents freedom to be who they are in the memory disease with no judgement or "reaction". This is the memory care resort!

Professional service provider commenting on Bayshore's Tampa memory care community

Facility is very impressive! We chose this facility because of the way it looks, definitley high end, will make you say "wow." There is always activities, the patients are engaged in something. When I visited mom looked healthy and clean.

Resident family member of Bayshore's Tampa memory care community