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Senior housing types near Gainesville, FL

  • Brookdale Gainesville Southwest

    Brookdale Gainesville Southwest

    1001 Southwest 62nd Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32607
    (19)
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    Full Days, Full Hearts Life is lived to the fullest here. In fact, each day brings a brand new list of activities that add to life’s richness in some way, with dementia-friendly activities chosen for our memory care residents. Each day also brings time spent with a community of seniors who are also...

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  • Hunters Crossing Place - AL

    Hunters Crossing Place - AL

    4601 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
    (6)
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    Hunters Crossing Place - Assisted Living provides exceptional assisted living services in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville has been ranked as the #1 place to live in North America and one of the 'best places to live and play.' Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville is more than a college...

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  • HarborChase of Gainesville

    HarborChase of Gainesville

    1415 Fort Clarke Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
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    At HarborChase of Gainesville, you will embrace new friendships and an engaging lifestyle that allows you the freedom to do the things you love to do. Featuring a variety of helpful services, HarborChase offers delicious restaurant-style dining, thoughtful amenities and a wealth of activities...

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  • The Windsor of Gainesville

    The Windsor of Gainesville

    3605 NW 83rd St, Gainesville, FL 32606
    (2)
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    The Windsor of Gainesville is an assisted living community located in Gainesville, Florida. We are committed to providing residents with the care and support they need, including memory care. Gainesville is a vibrant city with much to offer to both residents and guests. At The Windsor of Gainesville...

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  • Brookdale Paddock Hills

    Brookdale Paddock Hills

    1601 Southeast 24th Road, Ocala, FL 34471
    (56)
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    A Community That Feels Like Home Sweet Home Choosing a senior living community means trading the worries and stress that often come from life at home for the safety and security that comes from living in a place built specifically for you. It also means trading the isolation that often comes from...

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  • Marion Oaks Assisted Living

    Marion Oaks Assisted Living

    3590 SW 137th Loop, Ocala, FL 34473
    (7)
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    Marion Oaks Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in the peaceful area of Ocala, Marion County, Florida. Our caring community offers care for residents suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's, while still providing them with the quality lifestyle they deserve. We are surrounded by...

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  • Anam Parc at Tanglewilde

    Anam Parc at Tanglewilde

    4294 Tanglewilde Drive South, Jacksonville, FL 32257
    (3)
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    Anam Parc is an upscale 5-bed assisted living facility specializing in the care of Alzheimer's residents and those with other memory impairment disorders. This unique small facility located in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville provides a peaceful home that is calming, comforting and secure. It is a...

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  • Silver Creek

    Silver Creek

    165 Silver Lane, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
    (12)
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    Silver Creek is St. Augustine's newest Senior Living offering Assisted Living, Memory Care and Short-term Respite Care. Voted Best Assisted Living in the "Best of St. Augustine" contest for 2017. The community offers a perfect balance of elegant, upscale living and the intimate comfort of a familiar...

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  • HarborChase of Villages Crossing

    HarborChase of Villages Crossing

    13517 NE 86th Court, Lady Lake, FL 32159
    (10)
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    HarborChase of Villages Crossing is designed and built to suit the needs of a new generation of seniors. It features 91,000 square feet and 96 spacious units in a safe and secure neighborhood environment. A technology and business center will keep seniors in touch with friends and family while our...

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  • Oakridge Assisted Living

    Oakridge Assisted Living

    297 SW Co Rd 300, Mayo, FL 32066
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    Oakridge has been in business for 16 years. Staff has over 30 years of combined experience in elder care. We are in the quaint town of Mayo Florida. Our facility is surrounded by majestic oaks, we have a walking path in the back courtyard that allows for outdoor walking. Our side yard features a...

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  • Diamond Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Diamond Assisted Living & Memory Care

    3339 Hwy 17, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Diamond Assisted Living & Memory Care offers long-term and short-term stays. Our community offers assisted living, memory care (Dementia & Alzheimer's) and respite care. In addition to that we will help you with choosing the right home health or hospice care that fits your needs! Diamond's safe,...

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  • Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle

    Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle

    1801 Southeast 24th Road, Ocala, FL 34471
    (42)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Here you can do more of what you love. With independent living, assisted living or memory care all on one campus, our community has care options to meet your changing needs. Here you’ll have the worry-free lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it. Maybe it’s time to let someone else do the...

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  • Atria Lady Lake

    Atria Lady Lake

    930 County Road 466, Lady Lake, FL 32159
    (22)
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    Set on manicured grounds in picturesque Lake County, adjacent to The Villages retirement community, Atria Lady Lake offers a simplified lifestyle with upscale amenities, delightful dining experiences and discreet, 24-hour support. In addition to independent and assisted living options, Atria Lady...

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  • The Windsor of Ocala

    The Windsor of Ocala

    2650 SE 18th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Windsor of Ocala is a licensed assisted living and memory care residence committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We have been serving the needs of senior...

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  • Brookdale Southside

    Brookdale Southside

    9601 Southbrook Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    (57)
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    Relaxation for Now. Care for Later. With three distinctly different levels of senior living care, our community has something for everybody. Our residents take advantage of independent living, assisted living, and memory care for those living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.  At each care level,...

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  • Park of the Palms

    Park of the Palms

    231 Marantha Rd, Keystone Heights, FL 32656
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Park of the Palms is a sprawling 25-acre Christian assisted living community in beautiful Keystone Heights, FL. A wonderful place to meet, mingle and walk in the path of the Lord, our facilities offer a wonderful blend of serenity and amenity designed to accommodate all fitness and activity levels,...

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  • BayView Assisted Living at the Pavilion

    BayView Assisted Living at the Pavilion

    161 Marine St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
    (6)
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    BayView Assisted Living at the Pavilion is a warm, clean, and comfortable assisted living community located in the heart of Saint Augustine, Florida. Boasting year round sunshine, every day will feel like a vacation in paradise. A location right on the water is perfect for residents, friends, and...

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  • Camellia at Deerwood

    Camellia at Deerwood

    10061 Sweetwater Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    (61)
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    At Camellia at Deerwood, you can live the life you want to. Enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive dining, a wealth of life enrichment activities and the freedom to explore your interests within the community and around Jacksonville area. Our amenities are designed to enhance your day, leaving you...

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  • Buffalo Crossings Assisted Living Community

    Buffalo Crossings Assisted Living Community

    3890 Woodridge Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
    (4)
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    Located on 466, across the street from The Villages' Charter High School, Buffalo Crossings Assisted Living offers golf car access and optional Village Amenities, while providing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) in comfortable and maintenance-free private apartments to Residents,...

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  • The Willows

    The Willows

    4725 Bellwether Ln, Oxford, FL 34484
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to The Willows, where your retirement adventure awaits. When you visit our retirement community near The Villages in Oxford, you'll notice something unexpected the minute you walk through the doors. You can see, hear, and feel the energy and vibrancy of our community. The lobby is bustling,...

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  • Anam Parc at Susanna Woods

    Anam Parc at Susanna Woods

    4867 Susanna Woods Court, Jacksonville, FL 32257
    (3)
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    nam Parc is an upscale 5-bed assisted living facility specializing in the care of Alzheimer's residents and those with other memory impairment disorders. This unique small facility located in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville provides a peaceful home that is calming, comforting and secure. It is a...

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  • HarborChase of Mandarin

    HarborChase of Mandarin

    12350 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    From our tranquil and relaxing atmosphere to our luxurious apartments with modern amenities—HarborChase of Mandarin provides helpful and convenient services that make life easier and more enjoyable. Residents can enjoy a cafè latte just the way they like it, in our bistro or let our chefs delight...

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  • Wyndham Lakes

    Wyndham Lakes

    10660 Old Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
    (113)
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    Always ready to lend a hand, our team is a caring and compassionate group of individuals committed to providing the best care and service to our residents.' Wyndham Lakes is conveniently located behind Southlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Our beautiful park-like community sits on 14 acres of...

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  • Elmcroft of Timberlin Parc

    Elmcroft of Timberlin Parc

    7620 Timberlin Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    (26)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lease by July 31 and your community fee is only $500.* That’s a savings of up to $1,500! See our Sales Director for details. Elmcroft of Timberlin Par is an intimate, senior living community designed to provide optimal comfort, care and privacy. Some features include: Private and shared assisted...

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  • Brookdale Avondale

    Brookdale Avondale

    4455 Merrimac Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32210
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Luxurious Senior Living in Jacksonville Our residents have traded the stress and isolation that often comes from living at home for a life lived well. We handle all the cooking, cleaning and chores. You just handle making the most out of each of your senior living days.  Our community is a great...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Ocala

    Pacifica Senior Living Ocala

    11311 SW 95th Circle, Ocala, FL 34481
    (78)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Pacifica Senior Living Ocala is a quaint community nestled amongst the quiet of oaks of Ocala. We are near two hospitals, select rehabs, and only minutes away from On Top of the World. Our community is also within walking distance to shopping, popular restaurants, financial institutions, and...

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  • Mason House, LLC

    Mason House, LLC

    8005 Renault Drive North, Jacksonville, FL 32244
    (3)
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    The facility is located on the Westside of Jacksonville. We have been in business since 2012. This is a home located in a residential neighborhood. It's a six bedroom home converted into an assisted living facility with a homey atmosphere. The house is 2,343 square feet. We accept woman 18 and up....

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  • Brookdale St. Augustine

    Brookdale St. Augustine

    150 Mariner Health Way, Saint Augustine, FL 32086
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale St. Augustine is an assisted living community located in the small town of St. Augustine, Florida. Our community has many amenities to encourage making new friends and enjoying old hobbies: We encourage healthy and well-being through our delicious meals, massage and variety of exercise...

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  • Brookdale Citrus

    Brookdale Citrus

    2341 West Norvell Bryant Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461
    (26)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Safe, Secure, Perfect for a Satisfying Life Tucked away in a quiet, cultured corner of Citrus County called Lecanto, Florida, your future favorite community provides a special brand of assisted living and memory care services. Days are spent maxing out social calendars, exploring old hobbies and...

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  • The Windsor at Ortega

    The Windsor at Ortega

    5939 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Windsor at Ortega is an assisted living community located in Jacksonville, Florida. We are committed to providing residents with the care and support they need, including memory care. Jacksonville is a vibrant city with much to offer to both residents and guests including great opportunities to...

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  • Silver Treasures Assisted Living at Orange Park NOW OPEN

    Silver Treasures Assisted Living at Orange Park NOW OPEN

    2067 Professional Center Drive, Orange Park, FL 32073
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Silver Treasures at Orange Park is a brand-new Assisted Living Community located in Orange Park, Florida. Our community accomodates 16 residents, which allows the bond between the staff and residents to become much closer. We have the resemblance of a luxurious boutique style hotel, where we can...

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  • Brookdale Southpoint

    Brookdale Southpoint

    6895 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (27)
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    Brookdale Southpoint offers assisted living and memory care options for seniors in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville Beach and Jacksonville Airport are just a quick, 20 minute drive away. Our comfortable single-story community has 63 studio apartments and three different floor plans to choose...

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  • Rosecastle of Citrus

    Rosecastle of Citrus

    279 N. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We welcome you to Rosecastle of Citrus Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lecanto, Florida. Our nurturing and care-free community rests on 15 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and rolling hills in the center of Citrus County, convenient to numerous medical facilities and only minutes from...

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  • Sunrise of Jacksonville

    Sunrise of Jacksonville

    4870 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    (36)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sunrise of Jacksonville, FL, is proud to offer residents and their families the benefits of Sunrise Senior Living’s 30-plus years of expertise in caring for the needs of seniors. Situated on three beautiful acres with walking paths and benches, our mansion-style community features gorgeous...

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  • Generations Senior Living

    Generations Senior Living

    9871 County Rd 121, Wildwood, FL 34785
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Generations Senior Living was established in 2016 and operates licensed senior living communities specializing in Memory Care provided by our professional and experienced team. Our upscale residential homes are purposefully built to deliver an environment that is comfortable, familiar, and secure –...

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  • Brentwood at Fore Ranch

    Brentwood at Fore Ranch

    4511 SW 48th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474
    (29)
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    A NEW STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE Brentwood at Fore Ranch is the new standard of excellence in providing care to seniors in need of assistance or those living with Diabetes or Alzheimers. While most communities focus on what you need, here at Brentwood, we focus on both what you want and need to live a...

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  • Freedom Pointe at the Villages a CCRC

    Freedom Pointe at the Villages a CCRC

    1475 El Camino Real, Lady Lake, FL 32159
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Freedom Pointe at the Villages 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...

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  • Brookdale Orange Park

    Brookdale Orange Park

    1248 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Putting More Life in Senior Living  Your senior living lifestyle deserves an upgrade. It’s time to trade the stress, hassle and worries that often come with living at home for the enhanced life that comes from an exceptional community of seniors. Our community offers assisted living and Alzheimer's...

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  • Starling at San Jose

    Starling at San Jose

    9075 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Starling at San Jose is an elegant sanctuary offering unmatched comfort and vitality along the peaceful shores of Goodby’s Creek. Offering resort-style services and personalized care, this state-of-the-art community featuring luxurious amenities in a warm and inspiring environment is the perfect...

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  • Vintage Care Senior Housing

    Vintage Care Senior Housing

    203 S Moody Rd, Palatka, FL 32177
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Vintage Care is a lovely, intimate residence with 56 rooms, 14 of which are memory care. We are very much a family in our cozy community across from the local college. We offer restaurant style dining, are pet-friendly and keep our residents active with daily activities. Each resident receives a...

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  • Brookdale Mandarin

    Brookdale Mandarin

    10790 Old Saint Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257
    (31)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Mandarin offers Independant and Assisted living options for seniors in Jacksonville, Florida. We are centrally located to the beach, St. John's River and a variety of shops and restaurants. Although Brookdale Mandarin is a big community with four stories and 149 senior apartments, it...

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  • Grand Mary's House

    Grand Mary's House

    4828 Evanston Road, Jacksonville, FL 32208
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Grand Mary's House is a residential care home located in sunny Jacksonville, Florida in Duvall County. The city is located on the northwest coast of Florida and gets over 220 days of sunshine each year and provides the residents with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. With miles of...

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  • Westminster Woods On Julington Creek

    Westminster Woods On Julington Creek

    25 State Road 13, Jacksonville, FL 32259
    (6)
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    Nestled on 75-acres of lush, semi-tropical paradise, Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is situated on the shores of Julington Creek, a half-mile wide arm of the St. Johns River. Our community provides the best combination of a private, natural setting with the big-city amenities of nearby...

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  • Allegro

    Allegro

    3651 US Highway 17, Fleming Island, FL 32003
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A Vibrant Senior Living Community Located in Fleming Island, Florida Live the Inspired Life with Island Elegance...Located near the scenic St. Johns River on Fleming Island just south of Jacksonville, this stunning community offers expansive manicured grounds, easy access to pristine beaches,...

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  • Shady Lane Retirement Home

    Shady Lane Retirement Home

    201 Rosefield Avenue, Leesburg, FL 34748
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Shady Lane Retirement Home, LLC is located in a peaceful setting, close to Downtown Leesburg. We provide 24 hours tender loving care in a home-like atmosphere.

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  • HarborChase of Wildwood

    HarborChase of Wildwood

    1477 Huey Street, Wildwood, FL 34785
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    HarborChase of Wildwood Assisted Living and Memory Care, is a place where unrivaled hospitality and classic elegance converge in a timeless setting of peaceful tranquility. Here, you’ll find much more than amazing value in the award-winning cuisine, personalized housekeeping, exhilarating activities...

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  • Vista Lake

    Vista Lake

    700 S Lake St, Leesburg, FL 34748
    (20)
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    Vista Lakes offers assisted living options for seniors in Leesburg, Florida in our intimate single story building. Stroll through our lush courtyard garden, watch your favorite movie in our TV room or enjoy a book by the fireplace. At Vista Lakes there is something for everyone to enjoy. We offer a...

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  • Highland Place

    Highland Place

    700 Medical Court East, Inverness, FL 34452
    (16)
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    Highland Place is located in the lovely town of Inverness, Florida. Inverness is in a beautiful wooded area of Florida and is known for its many festivals and celebrations held throughout the year. Highland Place is located on the east end of town just two miles west of Henderson Lake. Highland...

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  • JBS Adult Family Care Home

    JBS Adult Family Care Home

    2718 Shenandoah Dr S, Orange Park, FL 32073
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    JBS Adult Family Care Home is wonderful for individuals who are looking for a home-like assisted living and memory care home. We are committed to excellence in providing quality care, safety and compassionate care to restore our residents' full vigor, health and wellness. Our home is a family like...

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  • Brookdale Canopy Oaks

    Brookdale Canopy Oaks

    9070 Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34481
    (39)
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    Quiet Senior Living, Full of Life Your senior years should be full of life, not full of chores like cooking and cleaning. Your days should be spent doing interesting things with interesting people. That’s what you’ll find at this premier assisted living and memory care community in picturesque Ocala...

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Assisted Living in Gainesville, Florida

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living facilities offer lodging and services to seniors who want some assistance with daily things like taking medications, preparing meals and keeping up with housecleaning. Assisted living facilities come in all shapes and sizes, so visiting them is the best way to determine which one is most beneficial for you personally or your family member.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

No one assisted living facility is like another. At the very least, assisted living provides independently minded seniors meals and snacks, assist with things such as bathing and getting dressed, and a wide variety of activities such as for example wellness programs, cultural occasions, excursions and much more, all in a safe and sound environment among people their peers.

What Are ADLs?

If you are exploring assisted living, you’ve very likely come across the acronym ADLs, which means the Activities of Daily Living. These consist of:

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

Established in the 1950s, ADLs assess a person's general health and function. In general, older adults who can take care of ADLs by themselves but who are considering a switch to senior living could be better prospects for independent living. If you have questions about what care type is the best match for your family member, call 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 more.

Assisted Living Vs. Nursing Homes

The word “assisted living” was first used in the 1980s to describe a innovative kind of residential living for old adults that was obviously different from more typical nursing home designs. Assisted living is made for people who want a certain amount of help with daily activities but who still desire degree of autonomy and who wish to live in an apartment-like situation such as a studio or a one-bedroom apartment. Many assisted living communities provide a full calendar of activities and events and provide multiple meal options to provide for many different tastes and preferences, including special diets and restaurant-style options. Small pets are often allowed.

In contrast, the sign of nursing homes is that they offer skilled nursing care. They are designed to meet the needs of seniors and other people who have medical conditions that necessitate 24x7 medical attention. Meals are generally served in a communal dining area and residents reside in individual 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 facilities. Because they offer more services, nursing homes are more expensive than assisted living facilities.

Both skilled nursing and assisted living communities may offer memory care, which is specialized support for individuals dealing with cognitive decline. Actually, 40% of the individuals who live in the state of Florida are currently living with some form of Alzheimer's, according to the National Center for Assisted Living. Generally, people living with the beginning levels of Alzheimer’s or dementia are effectively supported by assisted living facilities while people living with later levels of Alzheimer's need the medical care of a nursing home.

What Is Assisted Living Like?

Whilst every facility is distinct, here are some features which most assisted living communities share:

  • They provide assorted levels of care and attention, occasionally at different costs.
  • They offer assorted living options, from studios to one-bedroom flats.
  • Many permit residents to bring their personal small pets, including birds, cats and in some cases little dogs.
  • They cater to different backgrounds, customs and hobbies. Some facilities, for instance, are faith-based, while others are multilingual, with activities and dining options to match. Still more are created for retired military or university alumni and sometimes are even located on or near college campuses.
  • They could offer accommodations for couples along with individuals.
  • They range in proportions. Some communities have only 20 residents, while some many have more than 200.

With so many choices to choose from, finding the right community can feel overwhelming. Our Senior Living Advisors will help. They live in the areas they work in. When you talk with a Senior Living Advisor, she or he will ask a few questions to better determine what you are interested in, what your budget is going to be and what special desires your loved one may have. On top of that their help and advice is cost-free!

When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living?

If you're asking this question, chances are good that it’s time you learn more about senior living. Here are a few other hints that assisted living may be ideal for both your loved one and your family:

  • You are worried for your loved one’s health and safety.
  • You are concerned they aren’t eating properly.
  • You get worried about them leaving the home alone.
  • You see they are spending less time with friends and family.
  • You receive a telephone call or email from a next door neighbor who's concerned about them.
  • You observe that your family member may have trouble recalling people’s names or working with a familiar technology like their cellular phone or television remote control.

If these or various other indicators are bothering you, take action. Get in touch with A Place for Mom and speak to a Senior Living Advisor today. They can reply to 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 records. Based on our state-by-state review of state records , Florida’s assisted living regulation and inspection program is one of the most transparent in the nation. To find the records of an assisted living community in the wider Gainesville area, visit the FloridaHealthFinder.gov site and search by community type to get inspection reviews, licensure data, fines and activities assessed against the service, option of nursing staff, an emergency power plan overview and more.

The state of Florida requires that all new assisted living residents have a medical exam within 30 days of move-in to assess an personalized care program. The state also mandates the absolute minimum number of weekly staff member hours in line with the number of individuals who live in a facility to make sure care plans will be accommodated.

10 Things to Look For When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

The best way to find out if an assisted living community is right for your family member is to see one -- or better yet, four or five of them! Here are a few points to take note of when you tour:

  1. Does the personnel interact with the residents?
  2. Is the facility clean, odor-free and well looked after?
  3. Is there a process set up for evaluating the requirements of a new resident?
  4. Can residents request transport if they require it?
  5. Are the personnel professional and respectful?
  6. Are there particular visiting periods or are family and friends welcome at any time?
  7. Does each resident have a care plan in place?
  8. What happens if a resident’s requirements change?
  9. Is there a crisis program in place in case of a natural or manmade disaster?
  10. Do the people who live there remind you of your family member?

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

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Gainesville, Florida?

According to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, assisted living in the city of Gainesville, Florida ranges from $1500 to $7200 monthly. The Senior Living Cost Index be determined by what A Place for Mom clients paid after they moved into senior living. It's the only price data source of its kind. By giving this information, families can understand how much they might save in different areas of a specific city area or perhaps a neighboring state.

Ready to find out more? Check out our Senior Living Cost Index web page to find out what costs are in your area.

How to Pay for Senior Living In Gainesville, Florida

How to pay for assisted living is among the most typical questions families have when they meet with one of our Senior Living Advisors. Here are a few of the most typical funding sources for senior living:

  • Personal income or savings. If a senior will not have ample funds saved to pay for long-term care, it’s common for family members to pool funds to make up the difference.
  • Home equity. Often, seniors sell their homes to fund senior living. Occasionally, a bridge loan may be offered to help cover the cost of moving while the house is prepared for sale.
  • Long-term care insurance. This particular kind of insurance is designed to include senior care expenditures. Some policies might cover various other expenditures that can be incurred while in the transition to assisted living, such as employing a case manager or care coordinator.
  • Veterans benefits. Many seniors have served in the military and may be eligible for support. Because many benefits are unused, it’s worth it to check to see if your loved one or his or her spouse may meet the criteria. To find out more, go to va.gov or see our Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for more details.
  • Sale of a life insurance policy. There are many ways to use life insurance to finance senior living based on the type of policy you have. Consult with a life insurance or economic consultant to understand about if this program might work for your situation.

Many families believe that Medicare will help purchase assisted living, but it can only cover short-term care. To learn more, head to Medicare's site.

Understanding Assisted Living Costs

Assisted living costs vary broadly from facility to facility, so it makes sense to perform your research. Here are some factors that may impact just how much you spend:

  • Kind of residence
  • Size of house (studio, one- or two-bedroom house)
  • Types of solutions needed
  • Geographical location
  • Location of the facility
  • Level of opulence

Assisted living facilities often charge a flat rate that covers many basic services, with additional costs added on for special services. Various other communities will charge a service charge for each individual service, known as a la carte payment, so that residents pay just for the services they use. In general, the monthly base rate covers only rent and meals, with care charged separately. Entrance costs and deposits are also frequently expected. Fees and rates differ by facility, therefore it’s essential to talk to communities you are visiting about their costs and services.

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

About Senior Living in Gainesville, Florida

Because of its low tax prices and warm climate, the state of Florida is among one of the most popular areas in the United States for seniors. The Area Agency on Aging for Florida offers a wealth of resources for seniors and their families. Call A Place for Mom to find out more about the more than 50 assisted living communities in Gainesville, Florida.

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