Experience the difference a family-operated community can create for you and your loved one.

It is all too common that adult children face difficult decisions on caring for a parent when they are no longer able to care for themselves. With longevity and population on the rise, the chances are that most adult children, at some point, will find themselves as the primary caregiver for a parent.

Salabarria, Sr. found himself in this exact situation when his mother developed Alzheimer’s disease. He found his options were limited for placing his mother in a skilled nursing home or small personal care home without adequate security for wandering. His dilemma launched the idea of building a community where seniors could live with dignity and respect.

As a result, he contacted his son Alex to help make his dream a reality. Nelson immigrated from Cuba after the revolution and worked tirelessly to provide for his family. He wore many hats during his early years in the U.S., but ultimately found his niche in construction and development.

Alex and his father established Oaks Senior Living and built their first community in 1998. Alex’s brother, Nelson, Jr., and brother-in-law Douglas Shook, also joined the organization, bringing fifty years of construction and development experience to the family business. “Based on the fact that we locate our sites, design, build, and operate them ourselves, we have a perfect family team to continue to grow in our passion and vision for senior housing,” said Alex.

The Salabarria family’s commitment to being personally available to residents, their family members, and staff is what sets them apart from most senior living operators. Some unique amenities offered include all-day dining, bird aviaries, aquariums, community pets, separate secured memory care, on-site physical and occupational therapy, putting green and a children’s playground. Their multigenerational approach creates a family-like culture. Visitors from local daycare centers, schools, churches, and various organizations are often in the communities, bridging the gap between multiple generations.

The family’s mission is to provide an environment where people are valued and appreciated, honoring personal choice, and providing a sense of purpose while enabling meaningful relationships.

“I learned many years ago that the key to success is to surround yourself with great people and to create a culture of family, love, and compassion. One of the largest blessings we have is the people in our organization. My family has been blessed with the opportunity to care for seniors, and we do not take it lightly. It is not just a job, business, or career. It has become a moral passion and a way to give back by helping His children here on earth.” – Alex Salabarria

Oaks Senior Living Partners

Genesis Rehabilitation

We have partnered with Genesis Rehab to provide on-site therapy services to residents to ensure the highest quality of life. Genesis Rehabilitation delivers physical, occupational and speech therapy services reliably and accurately, with a focus on results. Through sophisticated program management using state-of-the-art technology, they provide services specifically tailored to Oaks Senior Living. The goal is to offer exceptional clinical care and outstanding service on behalf of our customers. Medicare Part B covers therapy services.


Amedisys Home Health Services

With over 25 years of experience in the health care industry, Amedisys understands the importance of delivering high-quality services to residents in their apartment. When you work with your physician, their multidisciplinary team addresses your individual needs, provides customized services using the most advanced technology, and delivers the most efficient patient-focused health care available. Home health care services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, workers’ compensation, and private payment.


Dakim Brain Fitness

The risk for Alzheimer’s begins at age 65, and by 85 there’s a 50% chance you’ll have Alzheimer’s. Dementia is the greatest threat to the quality of life of seniors, but it is not an inevitable consequence of aging. Dakim is the only brain fitness system that combines challenging brain exercises with the latest in technology to create entertaining and engaging brain games just for seniors. Dakim is for all seniors, those who are sharp as tacks, or have Mild Cognitive Impairment, or even have moderate dementia.



Accushield is a front entry, digital, sign-in kiosk that screens and verifies third-party vendors and service providers. This proprietary technology verifies with a photo that every third-party vendor and service provider meets community-specific requirements before a badge is printed and entry is granted. The Accushield system verifies that all vendors have a clear criminal background, sufficient liability insurance, adequate workers’ compensation, up-to-date immunization records, signed community waiver of liability and proper industry-specific training.



Silversphere is a senior living specific technology provider of turn-key emergency call solutions. We want to help provide residents safety, security, and independence once they are there. Our customizable emergency call systems and nurse call solutions include resident monitoring, wander management, access control, motion detection, and wearable technology – just to name a few. Altogether, Silversphere is here to help you run the most successful senior living business possible.



Markentum provides digital marketing with momentum. We are passionate about delivering excellence and driving results for senior living communities. Through strategic digital marketing efforts and personalized campaigns that aim to inform and engage your audience, we want to help you increase your occupancy. Our comprehensive internet marketing services will provide you with an always up-to-date website, ongoing search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, custom content development, and email marketing. Visit our website and learn how you can grow with us!