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Welcome To Bay Oaks

Bay Oaks provides unparalleled service and the highest level of concierge care to our 32 retired residents.

We break the institutional mold here, and our residents thrive because their home is as individualized as they are.  While providing the highest level of assisted living services, including a nearly 1 –to-1 staff ratio, we’ve made it our mission to ban ‘institutional’ from our campus.  We modernized our historic campus with fine attention to preserving the character or our buildings and green spaces, which span nearly two acres, just steps from Biscayne Bay.  Each of our rooms is individually decorated with classic solid wood furniture, one hundred percent cotton linens, original paintings, and fresh flowers from the garden. We serve the highest quality, chef-prepared meals, featuring organically grown fruits and fresh herbs from our gardens. Our exceptional location on 34th Street near Biscayne Bay is minutes away from Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Miami Health District; the second largest medical district in the United States.

Our unique, thoughtful and focused approach to assisted living is based on extensive experience and an unwavering commitment to treating our residents as family. Our unrivaled nutritious cuisine is prepared by professional chefs because we know good food is integral to good health. We promote a sense of community through stimulating and sociable activities and our expansive gardens allow for fresh air, exercise and sunshine to be a part of everyday life. Our residents love being here and so do we; CEO Kathryn Kassner has led the Bay Oaks team since 1998 and our dedicated team members have worked at Bay Oaks on average for over ten years. If you would like further information or to schedule a tour, please contact our concierge at (305) 573-4337; we will be delighted to assist you. We look forward to welcoming you to Bay Oaks.


Since 1947, Bay Oaks has been home to city founders and artists, military heroes and designers, royalty and icons of industry, activism, the arts, Miami history and more. We are honored by association. Bay Oaks is a certified 501C3 not-for-profit organization.

The Best in Assisted Living

Bay Oaks is proud to be recognized as the very best in retirement and assisted living. We were recently voted Best of Miami-Dade.” Our work has been championed on the front page of The Miami Herald, who lauded us as “the Miracle on 34th Street,” and “Gracious assisted living.” They recognized our ” healthy,… fortunate,… hopeful” covid-free residents in facing the pandemic. We have also been featured on CBS Miami news for innovative partnerships with local government that meant our residents were the first to be tested for the coronavirus in the City of Miami. We were also the reader’s choice for best retirement residence in the last Best of South Florida issue of the Miami SunPost and we are listed in the top Assisted Living Facilities by Assisted Living Magazine. 

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Of course, our most cherished accolades come directly from our residents and their families. When you tour Bay Oaks, be sure to see the archives of thank you letters, signed cards, and charitable endowments gifted to us by residents of today and yesteryear.

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