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Senior housing types near Clearwater, FL

  • Edgewater Manor Assisted Living

    Edgewater Manor Assisted Living

    2057 Edgewater Dr, Clearwater, FL 33755
    (5)
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    Clearwater's ONLY oceanfront assisted living facility! Your loved one will receive excellent care while enjoying the Florida lifestyle. We are small (25 rooms) and give our resident's the feeling and peace of mind of being in their own home. Our personal attention to their needs is...

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  • Grand Villa of Clearwater

    Grand Villa of Clearwater

    2750 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33759
    (44)
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    Welcome to the new Grand Villa of Clearwater. Our beautiful resort style senior living community in Clearwater, Florida, is located on three acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and offers a family-atmosphere with wonderful amenities to help our residents get the most out of life. Grand Villa...

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  • Atria Countryside

    Atria Countryside

    3141 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33761
    (25)
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    Conveniently located in the Countryside neighborhood of Clearwater, Atria Countryside is a vibrant community designed to help older adults enjoy the benefits of a simplified lifestyle. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, most with a kitchenette....

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  • Emerald Gardens

    2159 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759
    (3)
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  • Brookdale Countryside

    Brookdale Countryside

    3260 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33761
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Countryside provides assisted living and memory care to residents in the Clearwater Florida area. We are located in a wooded residential area on the east end of town just north of Old Tampa Bay. Our grounds are delightfully landscaped and filled with gazebos, porch swings, gardening areas...

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  • Midway Manor Assisted Living Facility

    1754 Ensley Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756
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  • The Preserve at Clearwater

    The Preserve at Clearwater

    2010 Greenbriar Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33763
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Preserve at Clearwater is an assisted living and memory care community in beautiful Clearwater, Florida, (on the border of Dunedin, Florida) located in Pinellas County. The property includes a large pond that boasts a nature preserve, gorgeous gardens, and large, comforting oak trees. Minutes...

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  • The Oaks of Clearwater

    The Oaks of Clearwater

    420 Bay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to The Oaks of Clearwater where our Mission Statement is Caring, Compassionate Service. We offer all levels of care and there is rarely a person we can not accommodate on our campus with Independent Villas as well as a 15-story waterfront high-rise. Our Licensed areas are rated Deficiency...

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  • Union House

    1930 Union Street, Clearwater, FL 33763
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Union house is a senior care home located in the beautiful city of Clearwater, Florida located in Pinellas County. Located less than a mile away are the Coachman Park and the Clearwater Parks and Recreation which provide a beautiful outdoor setting for spending a nice relaxed afternoon. The home is...

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  • Regency Oaks Clearwater a CCRC

    2770 Regency Oaks Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33759
    (9)
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    Our residents feel at home and love our attentive and compassionate staff.' Tucked away on 40 park-like acres, Regency Oaks is conveniently located in Clearwater, FL, off of Sunset Point Road between U.S. Highway 19 N. and McMullen Booth Road. Our community is near Ruth Eckerd Hall and close to...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Belleair

    Pacifica Senior Living Belleair

    620 Belleair Road, Clearwater, FL 33756
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Offering Assisted Living, Memory Care, Adult Day Care & Respite Care in Cottage Style environment. Pacifica Senior Living Belleair creates a customized service and assistance plan for each resident with a variety of therapies and life enrichment activities. Our intimate and stylish community has a...

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  • Seasons Largo

    Seasons Largo

    4175 East Bay Dr, Clearwater, FL 33764
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Seasons State-Of-The-Art Assisted Living & Memory Care A Caring Place To Create Memories We've raised the bar for Assisted Living... Come discover the difference at Seasons Largo. Active Living... Exceptional Care... Good Friends and Great Times — you will find it all at Seasons....

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  • Brookdale Beckett Lake

    Brookdale Beckett Lake

    2155 Montclair Road , Clearwater, FL 33763
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Beckett Lake offers both assisted living and memory care to seniors in the Clearwater Florida area. Our lakeshore location provides residents with natural beauty which can be enjoyed by strolling the walking trails near the lake or admiring the lake view from their apartment. Our...

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  • Vila Nova Place of Clearwater (Opening Summer 2019)

    Vila Nova Place of Clearwater (Opening Summer 2019)

    1722 Curlew Rd, Clearwater, FL 33761
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  • Magnolia Manor

    926 S Myrtle Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Magnolia Manor, located in Clearwater, FL, is nestled away in the perfect location for a comfortable, tranquil atmosphere. Considering that Clearwater is tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, it should come as no surprise that residents within the assisted living community often enjoy the...

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  • Westminster Shores

    Westminster Shores

    125 56th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to our waterfront community just steps from the stunning shores of Tampa Bay , in St. Petersburg's Bahama Shores neighborhood! Our campus offers 26 acres of peace and quiet with the Florida-style active living you'll love. Choose from single-family homes, tropical villas and...

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  • Brentwood St. Petersburg

    Brentwood St. Petersburg

    6280 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brentwood at St. Pete is the new standard of excellence in providing care to seniors in need of assistance or those living with Diabetes or Alzheimer's Disease. While most communities focus on what you need, here at Brentwood, we focus on both what you want and need to live a rich, full life,...

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  • Grand Villa of Pinellas Park

    Grand Villa of Pinellas Park

    8980 49th Street, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
    (53)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Grand Villa of Pinellas Park Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Residence in Pinellas Park, Florida. We're glad you're here! We are excited to show you all the wonderful features and amenities of our senior living community. As you explore our web site, we think you'll discover how Grand...

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  • Cameron Assisted Living Facility II

    Cameron Assisted Living Facility II

    3122 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33614
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We offer a wide range of personalized services, patient care is what we are here for, we excel at aiding our patients during their adl's and understand the different needs of Alzheimer/dementia patients. At Cameron ALF you will find a more traditional facility, we have designated parking spaces...

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  • Arbor Terrace Citrus Park

    Arbor Terrace Citrus Park

    13810 Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL 33626
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Arbor Terrace Citrus Park provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Tampa, Florida area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and personalized care and...

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  • Bayside Terrace

    Bayside Terrace

    9381 US Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
    (34)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    When people walk through the doors of Bayside Terrace, they are instantly WOW!-ed. With both comfort and convenience in a prime location, Bayside Terrace offers independent living, assisted living and memory care, ensuring residents never have to move from the community they love, no matter how...

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  • Allegro

    Allegro

    1755 E Lake Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Comfort, convenience and a serene setting next to a forested preserve make Allegro a little piece of paradise for the lucky residents who call it home. Located just west of Tampa in the upscale neighborhood of East Lake near Lake Tarpon, Allegro is convenient to the best beaches, shopping areas, and...

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  • Coral Oaks

    Coral Oaks

    900 West Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Coral Oaks is located in the heart of Palm Harbor within a short drive to the Gulf Coast Beaches. We are within walking distance of shopping centers and restaurants. Favorite amenities are washer and dryers with full kitchens in Independent Living. Assisted Living has kitchenettes and six floor...

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  • Brookdale Northdale

    Brookdale Northdale

    3401 West Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618
    (32)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Northdale offers premier assisted living and memory care services to seniors in the Tampa, Florida area. We have many lakes and recreational activities in the area and we are near many points of interest including casinos, art museums and sports stadiums. Our property also recently...

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  • Lake Seminole Square a CCRC

    Lake Seminole Square a CCRC

    8333 Seminole Boulevard, Seminole, FL 33772
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lake Seminole Square provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our Brookdale community delivers Inspired...

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  • Humphrey Assisted Living Facility

    Humphrey Assisted Living Facility

    4010 West Humphrey Street, Tampa, FL 33614
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    About Us We pride ourselves in providing each resident with the respect and dignity they deserve while providing excellent care and services specifically designed to meet their individual needs. Our goal is for each resident to feel like they have found a second family and ensure their happiness,...

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  • Brookdale New Port Richey

    Brookdale New Port Richey

    6400 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653
    (51)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale New Port Richey offers memory care and assisted living services to seniors in the greater Tampa Florida area. New Port Richey is a thriving waterside city area with many recreational opportunities nearby. Our residents enjoy outings for shopping, picnics on the beach and dining at favorite...

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  • Cypress Palms

    Cypress Palms

    400 Lake Avenue NE, Largo, FL 33771
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cypress Palms is an enhanced assisted living community located in beautiful Largo, Pinellas County, Florida. Part of the Tampa Bay Area, the Largo area is dotted with pleasant lakes and areas of interest include the Florida Botanical Gardens and Eagle Lake Park. Cypress Palms encourages its...

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  • Cabot Cove of Largo

    Cabot Cove of Largo

    455 Belcher Rd., Largo, FL 33771
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Cabot Cove of Largo a Vibrant Senior Community.. Your Place to Rejuvenate Mind, Body & Spirit. Discover what our personalized approach to assisted living can bring to your life. Our beautiful, state-of-the-art community offers luxurious assisted living in an active, safe and comfortable...

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  • Toby Weinman Assisted Living

    Toby Weinman Assisted Living

    240 59th St. North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located on the Menorah Manor campus in St. Petersburg, The Toby Weinman Assisted Living Residence provides its residents with an enriching lifestyle that promotes overall physical, intellectual and emotional well-being. Our focus is on providing carefree living and giving residents the freedom to...

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  • HarborChase of Palm Harbor

    HarborChase of Palm Harbor

    2960 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to HarborChase of Palm Harbor Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations for what assisted living can truly be. Our experienced, compassionate staff prides themselves on giving personal attention to each resident and providing positive encouragement every day....

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  • Magnolia Gardens ALF

    Magnolia Gardens ALF

    3800 62nd Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Built in 2003 and tucked away on 6 acres, Magnolia Gardens is the only assisted living in Pinellas County that is owned and operated by the Pinellas County Housing Authority. What that means to our resident's and family members is that we stay true to our mission which is, As a leader and innovator,...

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  • Elmcroft of Pinecrest

    Elmcroft of Pinecrest

    1150 8th Ave SW, Largo, FL 33770
    (55)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Christmas in June! Lease by June 30 and enjoy a rent-free December.* See our Sales Director for details. Located in charming Largo, Elmcroft of Pinecrest offers residents a warm, relaxing environment, engaged and friendly staff, and personalized care – including specialized care for residents with...

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  • Brookdale Bayshore

    Brookdale Bayshore

    4902 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33611
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Bayshore offers senior living in style. We are located in Tampa Florida with amazing views of Hillsborough Bay. Many of our apartments offer wrap around windows which capitalize on these amazing views. We are on the south side of Tampa away from much of the hustle and bustle of downtown....

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  • Grand Villa of St. Petersburg

    Grand Villa of St. Petersburg

    3600 34th Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Grand Villa of St. Petersburg Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Residence in St. Petersburg, Florida. We're glad you're here! We are currently in the process of renovating and rejuvenating our new state-of-the-art Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. We are excited to show you all the...

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  • Grand Villa of Dunedin

    Grand Villa of Dunedin

    880 Patricia Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698
    (37)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to the new Grand Villa of Dunedin, our lovely assisted living community in charming Dunedin, Florida, located minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Grand Villa is a resort style community with fabulous features and amenities, designed to help our residents enjoy life to the fullest! The...

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  • Brookdale Bay Pines

    Brookdale Bay Pines

    9797 Bay Pines Boulevard, Saint Petersburg, FL 33708
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Bay Pines offers both assisted living and memory care to residents in the St. Petersburg area. We are located 12 miles northwest of downtown St. Petersburg. Our residents enjoy our frequent trips to town for dining, shopping and sightseeing or other entertainment. We also enjoy trips to...

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  • Addington Place at College Harbor

    Addington Place at College Harbor

    4600 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
    (12)
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    Perhaps you've always dreamed of living at the water's edge, with magnificent views just outside your door. Addington Place, located directly on the waterfront overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay, makes those dreams a delightful reality. Conveniently located close to popular Suncoast beaches, golf...

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  • Stratford Court of Palm Harbor

    Stratford Court of Palm Harbor

    45 Katherine Boulevard, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Stratford Court, a premiere senior living community, is located on the west coast of Florida between Tampa and St. Petersburg in picturesque Palm Harbor. Our community is conveniently located minutes from Tampa International Airport but provides our residents with small town amenities such as...

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  • Indian Oaks Manor

    Indian Oaks Manor

    11355 131st Street North, Largo, FL 33774
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Indian Oaks Manor is in the heart of Largo, FL. Our mission is simple: to provide the highest quality service. Our friendly atmosphere and exceptional service will make it easy to adapt, meet new friends, and call Indian Oaks your new home. Find out for yourself why Indian Oaks is the place to live...

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  • Brookdale Carrollwood

    Brookdale Carrollwood

    13550 South Village Drive, Tampa, FL 33618
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Carrollwood is located in the exclusive Carrollwood Village neighborhood of Tampa Florida. Our recently remodeled community offers all of the comforts of home with amenities most people only dream of. We provide premier assisted living services to seniors and by doing so we turn...

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  • Bloom at St. Petersburg

    Bloom at St. Petersburg

    6775 40th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Bloom at St. Petersburg is a family-owned and operated assisted living and memory care establishment. Since 1965, our goal has been simple yet aspirational: to help our residents flourish. Entering a Bloom community does not mean checking your lifestyle or personality at the door. Residents continue...

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  • Westminster Palms

    Westminster Palms

    830 North Shore Drive Northeast, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Westminster Palms is an assisted living community located along the shoreline of St. Petersburg, FL. Our attractive community sits in St. Petersburg's Historic Old Northeast neighborhood right along the waterfront. We are within walking distance of the shore as well as the city's highest rated...

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  • Arthur Home Assisted Living Facility

    Arthur Home Assisted Living Facility

    2701 W State Street, Tampa, FL 33609
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We strive to make you feel closer to your own home in a family environment. We strive to support individual dignity and freedom of our residents, always making sure their safety and welfare. We are located close to I-275 Armenia/Howard exit, close to downtown in a very quiet neighborhood Nos...

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  • Grand Villa of Largo

    Grand Villa of Largo

    750 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33771
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Grand Villa we offer a choice of lifestyles based upon your individual needs. We provide Assisted Living, Personal Care, Alzheimer's Care, Short-term/Respite Care and a Senior Day Program. Whatever lifestyle you choose, you are assured of our most important commitment: providing quality care with...

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  • Regal Palms

    Regal Palms

    300 Lake Avenue NE, Largo, FL 33771
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Imagine filling each day with things you love to do--not the things you have to do. Imagine creating memories with new found friends. Imagine a worry free environment where the personal assistance you need is readily available. Imagine that neither you nor your family worries about your future. That...

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  • Bristol Court

    Bristol Court

    3479 54th Ave N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33714
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Bristol Court is one of the most state of the art, specialized Assisted Living Facilities in the country. Bristol Court Assisted Living Facility is a fully licensed 100 bed facility, catering to residents who need assisted living care. Residents in our facility may need some assistance, have mild...

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  • Brookdale Tarpon Springs

    Brookdale Tarpon Springs

    1651 South Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Tarpon Springs is a warm, welcoming assisted living community located in Pinellas County, Florida. Tarpon Springs is located about halfway between Lake Tarpon and the Gulf of Mexico. Our active community provides has many opportunities for socialization and fun. Some favorites are nature...

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  • Freedom Square - a CCRC

    Freedom Square - a CCRC

    7800 Liberty Lane, Seminole, FL 33772
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Freedom Square provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Our Brookdale community delivers Inspired Independent...

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  • Lake House Assisted Living

    Lake House Assisted Living

    1071 Lake Ave NE, Largo, FL 33771
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    WELCOME TO LAKE HOUSE A family-owned business offering Bed & Breakfast style living at affordable prices On behalf of our Lake House family thank you for considering our assisted living facility. Our community is dedicated to encouraging independence, all while providing the assistance that is...

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Assisted Living in Clearwater, Florida

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living communities offer lodging and services to seniors who want some help with day-by-day tasks like taking medicines, making meals and keeping up with housework. Assisted living communities can be found in all sizes and shapes, so visiting them may be the best way to determine which one is most beneficial for you personally or your loved one.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

Nobody assisted living facility is similar to another. At the very least, assisted living gives independently minded seniors meals and snack foods, assist with things such as bathing and dressing, and an array of activities such as health and fitness programs, cultural occasions, outings plus much more, all in a safe and sound setting among people their peers.

What Are ADLs?

In the event you exploring assisted living, you’ve most likely run into the acronym ADLs, which stands for the Activities of Daily Living. These include:

  • Bathing and showering
  • Toileting
  • Getting dressed
  • Feeding (however, not meal preparation)
  • Continence
  • Functional mobility, which include getting back in and out of a bed or seat

Developed in the 1950s, ADLs assess a person's general health and function. Generally, elderly adults who can manage ADLs on their own but who are considering a switch to senior living could be better prospects for independent living. When you have questions about what care type is the best suit for your loved one, email A Place for Mom. Our Senior Living Advisors can answer any questions you may have about assisted living, independent living, memory care, life plan communities and even more.

Assisted Living Vs. Nursing Homes

The word “assisted living” was first used in the 1980s to spell it out a new sort of residential living for older adults that was notably not the same as more traditional nursing home designs. Assisted living is created for people who need a certain amount of support with day to day activities but who still would like degree of autonomy and who would like to live in an apartment-like environment such as a studio or a one-bedroom apartment. Many assisted living facilities offer a full schedule of activities and events and provide multiple meal choices to provide for varied tastes and needs, including special diet plans and restaurant-style options. Small pets tend to be allowed.

In contrast, the sign of nursing homes is that they provide skilled nursing care. They are designed to meet the needs of seniors and other people who have health challenges that require 24x7 medical assistance. Meals are usually served in a communal dining room and residents live in private or shared bedrooms. Some nursing homes also include short-term rehabilitative care. Nursing homes today are also known as convalescent care centers, nursing centers, skilled nursing facilities and long-term care communities. Because they provide more services, nursing homes are more costly than assisted living facilities.

Both skilled nursing and assisted living facilities may provide memory care, which is specific support for people coping with cognitive decline. Actually, 40% of the people who reside in the state of Florida are living with some kind of dementia, according to the National Center for Assisted Living. Generally, people living with the beginning levels of Alzheimer’s or dementia are greatest supported by assisted living communities while people living with later stages of dementia need the medical care of a nursing home.

What Is Assisted Living Like?

While every facility can be unique, here are some attributes that a majority of assisted living communities share:

  • They offer assorted levels of care and attention, sometimes at different costs.
  • They provide assorted living options, from studios to one-bedroom flats.
  • Many permit residents to bring their personal small pets, including birds, cats and in some instances smaller dogs.
  • They focus on differing backgrounds, customs and hobbies and interests. Some facilities, for example, are faith-based, while some are multi-lingual, with activities and dining options to match. Still more are created for retired military or university alumni and may be even located on or near college or university campuses.
  • They could offer accommodations for spouses as well as individuals.
  • They range in size. Some facilities have as few as 20 residents, while some many have more than 200.

With so many choices to choose from, choosing the best place can feel overpowering. Our Senior Living Advisors can help. They reside in the areas they work in. When you talk with a Senior Living Advisor, she or he will ask a few questions to better learn what you are looking for, what your budget will be and what unique wants your family member may have. On top of that their help and advice is no cost!

When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living?

In the event you are asking this question, chances are good that it’s time you learn more about senior living. Here are some other indications that assisted living might be ideal for both your family member and your family:

  • You are worried for your loved one’s health and safety.
  • You are concerned they aren’t eating properly.
  • You feel concerned about them leaving the house by themselves.
  • You notice they are spending much less time with friends and family.
  • You receive a phone call or email from a next door neighbor who is worried about them.
  • You observe that your family member may have trouble remembering people’s names or using a well-known technology like their mobile phone or TV remote control.

If these or various other symptoms are bothering you, do something. Contact A Place for Mom and speak to a Senior Living Advisor today. They can answer your questions and help you figure out next steps. On top of that, their experience is free!

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings

Florida provides families with excellent access to its assisted living inspection and ratings information. Based on our state-by-state review of state records , Florida’s assisted living regulation and inspection system is among the most transparent in the country. To find the records of an assisted living facility in the wider Clearwater area, visit the FloridaHealthFinder.gov site and search by service type to get inspection reports, licensure data, penalties and actions assessed against the service, availability of nursing staff, an emergency power plan overview and more.

The state of Florida requires that new assisted living residents have a medical examination within 4 weeks of move-in to identify an individualized care plan. The state also requires a minimum number of weekly staff member hours determined by the number of individuals who live in a community to make sure care plans can be accommodated.

10 Things to Look For When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

The simplest way to find out if an assisted living facility is best for your family member is to see one -- or even better, four or five of them! Below are a few factors to pay attention to when you tour:

  1. Does the staff connect to the residents?
  2. Is the home clean, odor-free and well looked after?
  3. Is there a process set up for assessing the needs of a brand new resident?
  4. Can residents arrange for transportation if they need it?
  5. Are the staff professional and well-mannered?
  6. Are there particular visiting times or are family and friends welcome anytime?
  7. Does each resident possess a care plan in place?
  8. What happens if a resident’s requirements change?
  9. Is there an emergency program in place in the event of a natural or manmade disaster?
  10. Do the people who live there remind you of your loved one?

For more tips about the things to look for while touring an assisted living community, see our Planning and Advice webpages.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Clearwater, Florida?

According to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, assisted living in the town of Clearwater, Florida ranges from $1500 to $11430 monthly. The Senior Living Cost Index be determined by what A Place for Mom customers paid when they moved into senior living. It's the only price data source of its kind. By providing these details, families can understand how much they could save in different areas of a particular city area or perhaps a neighboring state.

Ready to learn more? Go to our Senior Living Cost Index web page to find out what costs are in your town.

How to Pay for Senior Living In Clearwater, Florida

How to have the funds for assisted living is one of the most common questions families have when they meet with one of our Senior Living Advisors. Here are some of the most common funding resources for senior living:

  • Personal income or savings. If a senior will not have a sufficient amount of funds saved to pay for long-term care, it’s common for households to pool money to create up the difference.
  • Home equity. Many times, seniors sell their homes to fund senior living. In some instances, a bridge loan could be available to help cover the expense of moving while the house is prepared for sale.
  • Long-term care insurance. This special kind of insurance is made to cover senior care expenses. Some policies might cover additional expenses which can be incurred through the transition to assisted living, such as acquiring a case manager or care coordinator.
  • Veterans benefits. Many seniors have served in the military and may qualify for help and support. Because benefits go untouched, it’s worth it to check to discover if your loved one or his or her spouse may qualify. To find out more, head to va.gov or see our Guideline to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for additional information.
  • Sale of a life insurance policy. There are many methods to use life insurance to invest in senior living determined by the type of policy you hold. Consult with a life insurance or financial consultant to learn about whether this option might work for your circumstances.

Many family members believe that Medicare will help purchase assisted living, but it can only cover short-term care. For more information, go to Medicare's website.

Understanding Assisted Living Costs

Assisted living costs vary broadly from community to community, so that it pays to perform your research. Here are a few factors that may influence just how much you pay:

  • Type of residence
  • Size of house (studio, one- or two-bedroom house)
  • Types of services needed
  • Geographical location
  • Location of the facility
  • Level of luxury

Assisted living communities frequently charge a flat fee that addresses many basic services, with extra costs added on for special services. Additional communities will charge a service charge for each individual service, referred to as a la carte payment, so that residents only pay for the support they make use of. Typically, the monthly base cost consists of only lease and meals, with care charged separately. Entrance costs and deposits are also frequently expected. Fees and rates differ by facility, so it’s necessary to ask communities you are researching about their costs and services.

For more information about assisted living costs and charge structures, contact a Senior Living Advisor at A Place for Mom.

About Senior Living in Clearwater, Florida

With its low tax rates and warm weather, the state of Florida is among one of the most popular places in the United States for seniors. The Area Agency on Aging for Florida offers an abundance of resources for seniors and their own families. Call A Place for Mom to discover more about the more than 50 assisted living communities in Clearwater, Florida.

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