Welcome to The Palace Group of Senior Living Communities. We invite you to visit our beautiful communities in South Florida, and to meet our residents and staff. You'll understand why thousands of families have entrusted the care of their older family members to us.
We founded The Palace Group in 1980 as a 21-bed ALF and have grown to multiple, nationally-recognized and award-winning communities and services, serving over 1,500 residents and 1,100 employees. The Palace offers a choice of care levels including Independent Living, Catered Living, Assisted Living, Nursing & Rehabilitation, Home Health Services, Luxury Living for those 55 & Over, and a Continuing Care Retirement Community.
Along with our sons Zack and Haim, we all live nearby; we frequently dine on-site; we know our residents & families. Even with our growth and success, The Palace Group remains a privately-owned "labor of love." Our hands-on approach means there's no "corporate red tape" that gets in the way of delivering exceptional service, care and memorable experiences.
Helen & Jacob Shaham
Founders & Owners
The foundation of the culture of the Palace Group is its Mission Statement & The Palace Principles. While a Mission Statement guides every company, The Palace Principles serve as daily reminders to all employees as to the expected level of service. Similar to The Ritz Carlton Basics, The Palace Principles are discussed at the beginning of the Corporate Orientation Program and all managers discuss them on a weekly basis with their employees.
Founded on the principle of "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you," we, at The Palace, are committed to providing Seniors an exceptional level of personal service within an upscale environment by exceeding the expectations of our employees, residents and families. We are dedicated to enhancing their quality of life through genuine compassion and care by combining comfort, convenience, and outstanding service.
Helen & Jacob Shaham, founders of The Palace, move to the U.S.A. from Israel. Jacob wanted to work with the elderly. Helen was a hotel controller.
Breezy Acres, a 21 bed Assisted Living Facility (ALF) in Opa-Locka was purchased, becoming their first community.
Calderwood Lodge East & West, a 65-bed ALF in Homestead is purchased next. It is enlarged to 102 beds in 1983.
Calderwood Lodge North, formerly the Congress Inn Motel, a couple of blocks north of the East & West, is converted, adding 144 ALF beds.
Breezy Acres is remodeled and enlarged.
Calderwood Lodge NorthEast, the Shaham's first brand-new building opens, adding 154 ALF beds. By now, with 435 ALF beds, the Shahams are the largest private ALF operator in Dade County.
A 13-acre parcel of land is purchased on what will become The Palace at Kendall
The Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center opens. Beautifully designed and decorated, this 180 bed, state-of-the-art facility in Kendall is one of the most impressive Rehab Centers in the county!
The Palace Renaissance ALF opens. Also beautifully designed and decorated, this 198 bed elegant community is the most impressive ALF in the county.
Calderwood Lodge in Homestead is completely demolished by hurricane Andrew. Luckily, all the residents were evacuated to The Palace at Kendall and were uninjured. The Palaces at Kendall were also damaged, but not as severely.
The Palace Royale, a 226 bed Catered Living Community adjacent to The Palace Renaissance, opens.
The Palace Suites, with 180 Independent Living apartments opens and completes The Palace at Kendall's full Continuum of Care.
The Palace Tel-Aviv, a 234-unit CCRC and 132 bed Nursing & Rehab Center in the heart of Tel-Aviv, Israel, is conceived.
The Shaham's sons, Zack and Haim, join The Palace team further reinforcing the true "family spirit."
The Palace at Weston "Luxury Living for Those 55 and Over" is conceived.
The Palace University is founded to promote and enhance employee training and education.
The Palace at Weston 55 & Over breaks ground on construction.
Palace Tel-Aviv CCRC opens. This magnificent community revolutionizes senior living in Israel.
The Palace at Weston, the only age-restricted community in the City of Weston sells out its 382 apartments.
The Palace at Home recognized as one of the top 100 agencies in the US.
The Palace enters into a 99-year Land Lease with the City of Coral Gables to develop The Palace at Coral Gables. Inspired by the resplendent Four Seasons George V Hotel in Paris, this community will set a new standard for luxury senior living.
The Palace at Weston 55 & Over opens.
Palace at Weston Senior Living receives site plan approval. When complete, this luxurious community will have 410 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Support.
January 2009 The Palace Nursing & Rehab receives a 5-Star rating from Medicare! It is one of only 20 nursing homes in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to earn the designation.
CARF Accreditation for:
● The Palace Renaissance
● The Palace Royale
● The Palace Gardens
Palace at Home Awarded Certification from The Joint Commission
The Palace at Coral Gables opens.
10 Acre parcel of land purchased for the New Palace Gardens.
The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) recognizes The Palace at Coral Gables as the #1 Senior Living in the U.S.:
● Best 50+ Independent Living Community
● Best 50+ Dining Experience
● Best 50+ Fitness & Wellness Program
● Best 50+ Indoor Common Use Space
● Best 50+ Lifestyle Program
● Best in American Living Award
The Palace Nursing & Rehab Center & Homestead Manor are both rated among the top 100 nursing homes by U.S. News Report.
Homestead Manor replaces 18 ALF beds with 24 Skilled Nursing beds.
Palace Nursing & Rehab Receives Joint Commission Accreditation
The New Palace Gardens opens.