Valeo™ Memory Care

Honoring Your Legacy

In our secured Valeo memory care neighborhood in Brandon, FL, residents and their families enjoy a sense of community where the team is focused on maximizing residents’ abilities in a comfortable and safe environment. These private, high-quality senior apartments will make you feel completely at home.

VALEO (va-LAY-oh) Derived from the Latin meaning for “to thrive,” Valeo offers programming adapted specifically to help residents with memory impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease foster their social, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being under the medical guidance of on-site physicians.

Valeo is integrated into every aspect of care and service at our memory care community. Customized to the individual, Valeo allows memory care residents to thrive and have meaningful interactions through one-on-one programs, build relationships with others and grow connections.

Every person’s life experiences and needs are unique, so our senior living programs are adapted to the individual. We assess each resident’s interests and abilities, then build a personalized approach to create moments of joy. Each resident’s legacy and passions are honored through our Valeo Signature Programs, which increase awareness, cognition and engagement; stimulate pleasant long-term memories; provide joy and pleasure and decrease anxiety and agitation.

Masterpiece Living® uses a research-based and comprehensive approach that offers support and tools to:

  • Measure and therefore substantiate success from utilization of the programs
  • Be cutting-edge and therefore offer a true market differentiator
  • Meet the rapidly growing expectations of the older consumer, and more importantly for the assisted living community, the adult child
  • Offer residents and their children lifestyle and mobility reviews that measure progress
  • Support residents in achieving their desired successful aging goals


The Valeo wellness philosophy centers on holistic care, maintaining and improving what is commonly referred to as the four components of wellness:

1. Physical: Engaging in self-care through both activity and proper nutrition

2. Social: Strengthening and developing existing and new relationships — both with people and pets

3. Intellectual: Performing creative, stimulating exercises to re-ignite memories and preserve cognition

4. Spiritual: Reserving time to connect with one’s personal beliefs

Our retirement community is different than other traditional skilled nursing and memory care homes in Brandon, FL. Contact us to schedule a tour.


Individuals who build a career at Tessera of Brandon near Tampa, FL, are filled with optimism and a genuine desire to help others. You don’t just work here – you care, motivate and engage.

Our industry-leading training programs teach each team member — even non-clinically licensed employees such as operations, dining or housekeeping — how to compassionately support the day-to-day needs of senior living residents with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, while finding ways to engage with them. Our methods and leadership give staff permission to slow down, make connections and gain a deeper understanding of residents’ lives.

Each team member — from housekeepers to bookkeepers to the kitchen and wellness teams — are considered care providers in the community and are trained to go above and beyond. Staff take time to truly get to know each resident, and work every day to create moments of joy. Employees are encouraged to blend personal interests and experiences with the lives of memory care residents, lead group classes and events and interact on a regular basis. Residents have endless opportunities to stay engaged in positive experiences, yet can always find privacy and quiet time when they need it.

For the Valeo philosophy to achieve success, we encourage families to play a key role in engaging residents and rekindling joy and memories. Valeo is an opportunity to preserve the legacy and memories of family members for new generations.


Putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer’s, or other forms of dementia, is a great way to help you understand and communicate effectively with your family member or friend.

We understand that it is difficult to care for someone living with dementia without having walked in their shoes. The Virtual Dementia Tour lets caregivers personally experience the tough day-to-day challenges those with dementia face. The empathy and patience you will feel for people with dementia following this sensory simulation experience is immediate.

As part of the Valeo™ memory care programming, Lorie Dancy, VP of Wellness Services, and Dora Cantwell, VP of Sales and Marketing, are both certified to introduce caregivers to the Virtual Dementia Tour.

To learn about when the next Virtual Dementia Tour will be offered here or to hear more about how residents here are thriving, call 813-607-6880 today.

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