About our Community
Located 3 miles west of I-95 on Malabar Road, Inspired Living at Palm Bay provides personalized care with assisted living services specifically designed for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairments. Residents are truly at the center of their care, forming the foundation for a unique approach tailored to meet individual needs and preferences.
Our community is the perfect balance of form and function – a warm, welcoming place that feels like home, is alive with activity, and is carefully designed to enhance the lives of those with memory impairments. But it is our people who make a tremendous difference. The passion of our dedicated staff is driven by a sense of purpose and deep respect for our residents, their families and loved ones.
From our expansive, secure courtyard with walking paths, a shaded gazebo and butterfly garden – to nutritious, chef-prepared dining options where residents can enjoy delicious meals and snacks at their leisure – we provide a worry-free, nurturing and compassionate environment. Discover the difference we can make in your loved one’s life … and in yours.
Our caregivers, specially trained in memory loss, help design a lifestyle and care plan to suit each resident’s needs. Along with our enriching programming and activities, we integrate individual resident location technology, key-less entry system and security cameras to help promote independence and enhance resident security.
Meet Our Director
Why did you get into senior living?
I did my social work internship at a Senior Living community, I had hoped to be placed at a VA center, or someplace where I could work with domestic abuse or traumatic brain injuries. The only open placement was with seniors, I was kind of dreading it! After my first day of interning I decided that I was never leaving. These are my people, the stories they have, the lives they have lived and the knowledge they can share is priceless.
Who truly inspires you?
My mom, when I was younger people would say that I reminded them of her. I hated hearing that; I was nothing like her in my mind. As I have grown and experienced life I realized that she is who I want to be when I grow up. She has always been the anchor of our family, she has taught my brothers and I how to be amazing parents, friends, and partners. My dad is pretty great too, however my mom truly inspires me.
Thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I would love to open a bakery.
Beatles or Elvis?
Beatles if I have to pick, but if I was going to really choose, it would be ACDC!
How did you wind up at Inspired Living?
I got a golden ticket. While we were under construction Steve Benjamin came to town and had a meeting with my Executive Director at the community where I was working, she was a guru of all things memory care. He picked her brain and eventually offered her the Executive Directors position at Palm Bay, she had been with the other company as ED for 11 years, but this was her dream, a stand alone community dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia. At that time she had recently been diagnosed with cancer, Steve being the man that he is said it didn’t matter, his belief in her gave her the will to hang on, she fought the good fight but unfortunately passed away 4 months prior to opening. I had planned to follow her to Inspired Living Palm Bay. When she passed away Steve and Nina asked me if I thought I could run the community, I had my doubts, but they believed I could, and offered me the position of ED. Two and a half years later I am still here doing what they all believed I could.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I want to create a legacy of love, laughter, and family. Not just the family we have blood relation to, but the family we create. I believe every interaction with the people we surround ourselves with has a lasting effect even though you may not realize it. As clichéd as it may seem, kindness matter, when you give of yourself to others, they in turn will give of themselves to others, also.