About Alba Court

Residences & Adult Day Care center

Alba Court Residences & Adult Day Care Center is a 109-bed state of the art new construction located in the heart of New Smyrna historic district. There are several floor plans that include both studio and one-bedroom units, as well as a memory care secured wing. Amenities will include a beauty salon, exercise room, library, large activity area, outdoor patio, home health therapy center, computer and TV area.

An adult day care center will be located adjacent to the main building. Both market rate, as well as affordable units, will be available. Government subsidies like Medicaid, Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits, long term care insurance, among others, are welcome. For the convenience and safety of the residents, a covered entrance to the community will be provided. Each resident will be assessed to determine their appropriate services.

MANAGEMENT

Since 1995, the Mia companies and its affiliates have consulted on senior housing development and managed senior living facilities. For two decades, the companies have managed over 1,000 units including continuum-of-care and assisted living facilities. In the State of Florida we have developed and operated adult day care facilities.

 Our facilities have won national awards ranging from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (USHUD). Our mixed income assisted living facilities have received recognition by Medicaid state agencies as model facilities.

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Company Founder

Prior to founding Mia Senior Living, Ms. Bretos served as Florida Secretary for Aging & Adult Services and AARP State Legislative Representative for Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Ms. Bretos was the project director for the World Health Organization Regional Teacher Center for Southeast Asia and CEO of The College of Law in Sydney, Australia. 

Ms. Bretos has drafted and successfully advocated for several successful bills creating Medicaid funding for services in seven states. In 2003, Ms. Bretos introduced the idea of creating a national demonstration project to the Department of Housing & Urban Development (USHUD) to provide assisted living services to seniors and disabled adults living in public housing.

Ms. Bretos founded two micro-enterprise foundations, served as Chair of Florida Women’s Commission and the Hispanic Affairs Commission. She has also served in the Florida Commission on Long Term Care; delegate to the White House Conference on Aging, member of the Governor’s Taskforce on Prevention of Elder Abuse; and has been on the board of the Area Agency on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association and Florida Center for Housing and Long-term Care Services. She serves on several committees of housing non-profit organizations, including AAHSA.

Ms. Bretos is a graduate of Oberlin College and received an MBA from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She attended Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.

In 2006, she became one of the first winners of the $100,000 Purpose Prize Award for her innovative work in bringing assisted living services to public housing. In 2009, she became an Ashoka Fellow as recognition of her social entrepreneurship. She is also a winner of the National Hispana Leadership award.

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AWARDS

2006 $100,000 PURPOSE PRIZE

For Innovative Work in Providing Assisted Living Services in Public Housing. Mrs. Conchy Bretos received the first ever $100,000 Purpose Prize for her innovative work in providing assisted living services in public housing. Funded by Atlantic Philanthropies and The John Templeton Foundation, the Purpose Prize is designed to demonstrate that investment in the work of social entrepreneurs over the age of sixty will yield important returns for society.
Ms, Bretos was selected from a pool of over 1,200 nominations by a distinguished group of judges, including Sidney Poitier, Cokie Roberts, and author Gloria Steinem. News of the award received broad recognition and exposure in all major media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Business Week, CNN and the CBS Evening News.

2010 ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP

World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Mrs. Conchy Bretos was elected to be an Ashoka Fellow in 2010. Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs that include men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected over 2,000 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries.

2012 WORLD HABITAT AWARD

The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. Two awards are given annually to projects from the global North as well as the South that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems. In 2012, Mia Senior Living was selected as a finalist to receive the award.

2013 NEW ME ACCELERATOR

2013 NEW ME ACCELERATOR

New Me Accelerator, a nationally recognized Accelerator for minorities and women based in San Francisco, has awarded Mia Senior Living Solutions first prize in their Miami Pop-Up Session at Lab Miami. Mia Senior Living participated in the Pop-Up session that offered one-on-one coaching from Silicon Valley business leaders, a hands-on workshop, and the opportunity to pitch their idea to local and Valley-based investors. Pilar Bretos Carvajal pitched the idea and won the first prize award. The award package includes $46,625 in products and services, a chance to pitch to Goodle Ventures and a space next year at NewMe’s residential accelerator in San Francisco. The accelerator’s core service is a 12-week entrepreneurial immersion program for groups underrepresented in the tech industry, such as women, Latinos and African-Americans.

MIA SENIOR LIVING IN THE PRESS

Be Fearless: Conchy Bretos

Jul 2, 2018 – For decades, Conchy Bretos has made a big bet to bring quality care to elderly adults who wouldn’t be able to afford the high cost of nursing homes. Learn about how she’s fearlessly and tirelessly bringing those big ideas to life.

NHCOA 2011 National Summit Voting Trends Plenary pt. 1​

Azteca TV’s Armando Guzman moderates the 2011 NHCOA National Summit Voting Trends Plenary entitled The Power of the Latino Vote. Panelist Concepción (Conchy) Bretos, CEO of MIA Consulting Group, calls the Hispanic community to action and encourages participants to be civically engaged. The 2011 NHCOA National Summit took place on September 20, 2011 in Washington, DC at the National Press Club.

Bretos 2006 Purpose Prize Winner​​

Bringing assisted living services to public housing. Conchy Bretos, $100,000 winner.​

Eye To Eye: Quality Elder Care At Less Cost​

Elder care costs American taxpayers billions of dollars every year. Conchy Bretos tells Wyatt Andrews about her plan to provide quality care for the elderly at less cost.​

Nursing Homes Not For All Seniors (CBS News)​

Many seniors are pushed into nursing home care — at taxpayer expense — when they only need supervision. Wyatt Andrews reports on a woman who is a pioneer in letting the elderly live independently. (CBSNews.com)​

Conchy Bretos, Mia Senior Living Solutions Founder​

Conchy shares her experiences with Florida International University’s Small Business Development Center.​

How Will Healthcare Reform Affect Seniors?​

Elder care expert Conchy Bretos predicts that, even though healthcare reform will drain money from.​