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Why We’re One of the Best Retirement Communities in Port Charlotte

Five seniors sit at the edge of the pool dipping their feet in and enjoying a drink

If you’ve started researching retirement communities, you know there are a lot of options to choose from. One important distinction is the difference between  standalone independent living communities and Life Plan Communities. While both of them offer engaging and active lifestyles, only a Life Plan Community, like South Port Square, offers the peace of mind of on-site care, if ever needed.

When separating the best from the rest, you should consider any awards a retirement community has received. Independent recognition can give you further insight into a community’s lifestyle, amenities and on-site care. It can also help determine resident satisfaction. Checking to see if the communities you’re considering have won any awards can help you narrow down your choice and even eliminate some retirement communities all together.

What Makes Us Your Best Senior Living Option?

South Port Square is proud of the recent awards we’ve received recognizing our lifestyle, amenities and affiliations. Here’s a brief rundown:

LCS J.D. Power Award

As a Life Care Services community, we’re overjoyed that they once again ranked highest in independent living resident overall satisfaction for the fifth year in row. Plus, they ranked #1 for Assisted Living andMemory Care in the 2023 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study. The study is based on responses from residents of the largest U.S. independent senior living providers within the previous three years.

A Place for Mom Best of 2024 Senior Living

This honor represents the best of the best of in-home care and senior living communities, determined by the reviews of seniors and their families. This award recognizes the top 1-2% of nearly 45,000 senior care providers across the country for providing exemplary care and support to aging loved ones.

A Place for Mom Best Meals and Dining Awards 2023

This award celebrates assisted living, memory care and independent living communities that excel in food service based on reviews from residents and families that average at least 4.5 stars out of 5. Residents praised these top senior living communities for the delicious food, willingness to meet their personal needs and tastes and variety of options.

US News & World Report Best Independent Living Communities 2024-2025

South Port Square is Port Charlotte’s only Life Plan Community offering a wide variety of guaranteed, affordable life plan options and the area’s most comprehensive levels of quality care where our residents can age together on one campus. We have a tenured staff and are located centrally to area attractions. Our community is situated on a 40-acre tropical paradise of magnificently landscaped grounds, with upscale amenities including unique cultural programs, endless common areas and multiple dining venues.

Best Care Anywhere

While being a part of an invigorating community is important, consider that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services predicts 70% of adults 65 or older will need some type of long-term care for an average of three years. If you’re married, it’s more than likely you or your spouse will need care in the future. Our higher levels of care have also been recognized for their performance and quality.


The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®

The Joint Commission is the nation’s leading and most widely recognized health care performance improvement organization. Specially trained health care professionals who are experts in their fields visit communities to assess their compliance with a rigorous set of Joint Commission performance standards. The standards focus on important patient, individual or resident care and organization functions identified as essential to providing safe, high-quality care. Being awarded a Gold Seal of Approval® shows our commitment to holding ourselves accountable to a high bar for quality and safety for those we serve.

Best Memory Care Community Port Charlotte MemoryCare.com

MemoryCare.com’s team of doctors, aging experts, medical experts and a Board of Directors all contribute to their content and processes to ensure seniors and their families have access to the highest quality memory care resources. Researchers partnered with them to develop a rigorous formula that identifies the best memory care facilities in a given area based on location, availability and involvement of experts, facility features and amenities. South Port Square was recognized as one of the best memory care communities in Port Charlotte.

The Daily Sun’s 2023 Best Active Aging/Retirement Community and Best Memory Care and Finalist for Best Assisted Living

Each year, The Daily Sun recognizes the best of local community businesses by inviting readers to vote for their top choices. South Port Square was named 2023 Best Active Aging and Retirement Community and 2023 Best Memory Care and was a 2023 finalist for Best Assisted Living.

See What Makes Us One of the Best for Yourself

When it comes to accolades and praise, sometimes seeing is believing. Join us for an event or schedule a visit by using our Community Assistant chat feature or contacting us here. Come see what it’s like at one of the best communities around.