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Durango, Colorado


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Sunshine Gardens – Crystal River, FL


Senior Sitting spot in the Crystal River Mall, donated by Sunshine Gardens


A Family-Owned Memory Care Facility



Crystal River is the newest in our family of Sunshine Gardens homes. Crystal River represents the future of assisted living and is based on a “smaller home” model focused on individual care – as opposed to the institutional design of the past.

We offer 24 private bedrooms, including three different private suite layouts. Tours are available at your convenience; please call our office to schedule or receive information about our home.


  • 24-hour resident-centered care with personalized activities tailored to the individual
  • Stimulating activities conducive to those with dementia
  • Three home cooked and dietician approved meals daily
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Medication management, personal hygiene, and grooming care
  • Quarterly interactive house meetings for family, residents, and staff
  • All utilities included (except in-room telephone charges)

Community Amenities

  • Bright new décor with lovely art throughout the home
  • A beautiful 180-gallon salt water aquarium
  • Outdoor, open air pavilion
  • Beauty salon on site providing full services to our residents.
  • Full-service spa for our residents under supervision.

256Personal Care Assistance

  • Medication Management
  • Dressing
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Mobility
  • Bathing & Grooming

Our staff is trained in techniques created by Teepa Snow, one of the leaders in brain change and dementia care.



For further information, contact:


Shannon Vinsonhaler, Adminstrator

Sunshine Gardens Founder Robert Hilger with his daughter, Marilyn Karmazyn

Sunshine Gardens Crystal River is located at:

311 NE 4th Avenue
Crystal River, FL

What our families say

“My mom is cared for physically and emotionally in a manner that my dad would have been proud to give her. There is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t thank God she is there.”


Tamra Lavengood RN, BSN,MSN


Tamra Lavengood RN, BSN,MSN


“Your kind, loving, gentle, and compassionate care during nearly eight years of our mother’s residence at Sunshine Gardens Country Home is so very much appreciated.”

The Family of Winona McClanahan


The Family of Winona McClanahan

“The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunshine Gardens West and Country Home for the care and attention they gave to Fred for the last four years.”

The Family of Fred Kroeger


The Family of Fred Kroeger

“[My mother’s] Alzheimer’s Disease had progressed to the point that a secure facility of a modest size was the only situation which for her circumstances and, in fact, encouraged her to thrive.”

Karen Young


Karen Young