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.

It’s important for seniors to feel safe and secure at home. Our specially designed assisted living and memory care floor plans increase mobility and reduce falls in a comfy home-like apartment. In each style, you will find a spacious and specially designed bathroom with roll-in showers and rails.

Our purpose built floor plans promote safety, empowerment, and comfort. Our models feature open concepts with the “just right” amount of space. Rightsizing is on “trend” these days but did you know that there are lots of important benefits for seniors? Reducing the amount of ‘stuff’ you own simplifies your life, reduces stress, and minimizes clutter which reduces risk of a fall. Your entire apartment is uniquely yours. How will you decorate and furnish?

Peridot

Studio Apartment
325 Sq Ft
Memory Care

Jade

Studio Apartment
350 Sq Ft
Memory Care

Topaz

Studio Apartment
375 Sq Ft
Memory Care

healthcareCare Services

  • Memory Care

wellnessWellness

  • Mind: Intellectual and Social Wellness
  • Body: Physical Wellness
  • Spirit: Occupational, Emotional + Spiritual Wellness

amenities-leisureFeatured Amenities

  • Safe, Expansive Courtyards & Walking Paths
  • Community Gardens
  • Shaded Gazebos
  • Putting Greens
  • Social Lounges
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Country Kitchen
  • Screened-in Porches

hospitalityHospitality Features

  • All Day Restaurant Dining
  • Nutritious Chef-Prepared Meals
  • Transportation
  • Dedicated Concierge Service
  • Housekeeping & Maintenance

Meet Our Director Michele Lyon

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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.

Dr. Gary Herbeck – Palm Bay

I placed my 90-year-old mother with Inspirational Living one month ago. I would be a liar to say that I didn’t have some trepidation about the move. She had been in two other Memory Care facilities: both were okay but neither was able to provide the level of care she desperately required. In fact, the last facility literally pushed her out saying, “Inspirational Living is the best place for someone with her needs,” because they “couldn’t deal with her.” It turns out they were right: Inspirational Living is the best place for her.
My mom is a “sundowner‚” she gets agitated when the day is ending and tries to escape the confines of her room (and the facility), sometimes with force. At IL the courtyard is HUGE and she is able to go outside whenever she likes. Knowing she can “get out” at will and sit under the open sky has been very effective in giving her a sense of control and safety. Of course, there is a 12-foot fence to the south that makes escape impossible! The wrist bracelet she wears 24/7 is part of the Skynet location network used to keep track of her inside and out.
Inside the facility, my first impression was “modern” and “clean.” Hallways are wide and well-lit. The building interior is a basic U‚ which makes for three corridors that creates both a feeling of spaciousness and a sense of community as residents interact on their way to their many daily activities. There are memory boxes by each resident’s room door and many reproductions of LIFE magazine and Saturday Evening Post covers are prominent: some residents use the magazine cover wall art to locate their rooms.
Dementia care is one of the most difficult end-of-life services in which to find quality, particularly in the level of staffing. We have been blessed at IL with experienced caregivers who are empathic and professional. They know how to cope with mom’s fragmented memory and are soothing when she becomes confused or agitated. You can tell by the look on mom’s face when they engage her one-to-one that she feels like she is both important and wanted. I was surprised how quickly staff learned her name and remembered enough about her patient history information to have personal conversations with her almost immediately.
One only has to examine the constant stream of photos and videos of the residents that are available on IL’s Facebook and Internet pages to see just how seriously staff members take their jobs of interacting with the residents. I’ve been able to see part of her new life that I didn’t know existed.
I have to give props to a few staff that have stood out in the past month: Eli, who can get ANYTHING hung on the wall of the residences in seemingly seconds; Digger, who is a constant source of sunshine in the lives of our loved ones, keeping them involved and moving; Jill, who pulls some incredible rabbits out of her hat when it comes to planning interesting, engaging activities for the residents; Debbie, who oversees our parent’s medical/health needs; Phil, who works with the kitchen staff to generate food that is both fun and fabulously tasty; Michele, the Executive Director who’s not afraid to get out of her office and dance with the residents; and especially James, who is the first person in ALL of our experiences with my mother’s dementia who knew EXACTLY how to talk to and interact with my mother, giving her a level of calmness and peace that I had not seen since my father died in 2018. He is the main reason that we chose IL as the place where my mother would enjoy her remaining days in safety and peace.
I’m sorry that Kate Midden (below) apparently had a bad experience, but I have not seen an iota of the problems mentioned. In our family’s experience, every facet of Inspirational Living has been exemplary, from the staff to the facility itself.
In closing, I think the finest compliment I can pay them is that if I ever require the level of care that my mom is receiving, I know I will get it at Inspirational Living.

 google-review-icon-e1539698749931 Dr. Gary Herbeck

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350 Malabar Road SW, Palm Bay, FL 32907
321-360-7618

ALF# 12617