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Senior housing types near Lake Wales, FL

  • Savannah Court of Lake Wales

    Savannah Court of Lake Wales

    12 East Grove Avenue, Lake Wales, FL 33853
    (9)
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    Savannah Court, offering gracious retirement assisted living is located in Lake Wales, Florida in Polk County. The city of Lake Wales, nestled in Central Florida, was voted 'The Friendliest Small Town in Florida.' Lake Wales is located on the state's geographical ridge offering a climate rich in...

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  • Water’s Edge of Lake Wales

    10 Grove Avenue West, Lake Wales, FL 33853
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    If you're looking for comfortable and convenient assisted living in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida, Water's Edge is a vibrant and beautiful community that's ready to meet and exceed your expectations. Our clean and spacious apartments and villas, which are located mere minutes from downtown, are...

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  • Brookdale Highlands

    Brookdale Highlands

    4250 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813
    (12)
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    Brookdale Highlands provides assisted living and memory care services in Lakeland, Florida. Located just outside of Tampa, Florida, Lakeland is a vibrant and upscale community. Lakeland is home to Florida Southern College. the Polk Museum of Art, the Hollis Garden and a quaint downtown area with...

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  • Rosecastle of Zephyrhills

    Rosecastle of Zephyrhills

    37411 Eiland Blvd., Zephyrhills, FL 33542
    (6)
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    Thank you for your interest in Rosecastle of Zephyrhills! We are delighted to have the opportunity to offer such a lovely home to the residents of Hillsborough and Pasco County. Located just minutes away from several hospitals, Florida Medical Clinic, and numerous shopping and entertainment venues,...

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  • The Sheridan at Windermere

    The Sheridan at Windermere

    13798 Speer Island Dr, Windermere, FL 34786
    (3)
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    Senior Lifestyle celebrates 30 years of inspired service and hospitality through the unveiling of a new collection of communities — The Sheridan Collection. The Sheridan at Windermere is a delightfully different, upscale Assisted Living and Memory Care community easily accessible for families...

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  • Brookdale Conway

    Brookdale Conway

    5501 East Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32822
    (23)
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    Built For One Thing: You. Our residents enjoy exceptional assisted living and memory care services in beautiful East Orlando, just a short drive from downtown, but miles from ordinary. Our community has a resort feel, providing luxurious accommodations, almost endless options for activities and...

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  • Brookdale Clermont

    Brookdale Clermont

    650 East Minnehaha Avenue, Clermont, FL 34711
    (30)
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    Great Care for Great Seniors Your senior living lifestyle shouldn’t be defined by the frustration, worry and stress that often comes from life at home. Instead, it should be filled with interesting things to do and interesting people to do them with. That’s what you’ll find here. Residents at our...

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  • Brookdale Dr. Phillips

    Brookdale Dr. Phillips

    8001 Pin Oak Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
    (17)
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    Brookdale Dr. Phillips offers assisted living options for seniors in Orlando, Florida. Our homey community is highly personalized and provides the perfect balance between comfort, beauty and privacy. Our community's innovative design has four different apartment floor plans, all of which are...

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  • Superior Residences of Clermont

    Superior Residences of Clermont

    1600 Hunt Trace Boulevard, Clermont, FL 34711
    (17)
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    Superior Residences of Clermont has provided exceptional service & care for the residents of South Lake County with both Assisted Living & Memory Care. Opened in 2003, Superior has been the Assisted Living of choice for over 10 years. Our community is located in the heart of Clermont on Hunt Trace...

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  • American House Zephyrhills

    American House Zephyrhills

    38130 Pretty Pond Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33540
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    American House Zephyrhills is an assisted living community located in the gorgeous area of Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida. This community offers the perfect views and the calming quiet your loved ones can benefit from. We are all about independence at our community, offering the best care along...

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  • Grand Villa of Lakeland

    Grand Villa of Lakeland

    2111 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805
    (31)
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    Welcome to the new Grand Villa of Lakeland! Our lovely assisted living and memory care community in Lakeland, Florida, is centrally located between Orlando and Tampa. Grand Villa is a resort style community with fabulous features and amenities designed to help our residents enjoy life to the...

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  • Savannah Court of Haines City

    Savannah Court of Haines City

    301 Peninsular Drive, Haines City, FL 33844
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Savannah Court, a senior assisted living community offering gracious retirement living, is located in Haines City, Florida where the people are friendly and the weather is spectacular. Savannah Court is less than a mile from Hwy 27 and is situated next to beautiful Lake Elsie offering many lovely...

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  • The Manor at Lake Morton

    The Manor at Lake Morton

    534 E Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33801
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Upscale Assisted Living Care for Senior Adults in Historic Downtown Lakeland!- The Manor at Lake Morton offers assisted living care for seniors in the charming historic district of Lakeland. Our modern senior residential community is just a short walk from Lakeland's thriving downtown restaurants...

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  • Excellence Senior Living

    Excellence Senior Living

    2250 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32822
    (9)
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    With programs not offered at other assisted living facilities; Excellence Senior Living, a member of the International Council of Active Aging, is a place where residents enjoy a high quality lifestyle. We provide proper care, security, life-enhancing programs, and activities in order to maintain...

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  • Inspired Living at Ocoee

    Inspired Living at Ocoee

    1061 Tomyn Blvd, Ocoee, FL 34761
    (8)
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    Now Open! Inspired Living Located right off Rt. 429 just south of Florida's Turnpike, Inspired Living provides premier independent and assisted living services with personalized memory care for those with Alzheimer's, dementia or other memory impairments. Our senior living community features...

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  • Savannah Court of Lakeland

    6550 North Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33809
    (24)
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    Savannah Court, offering gracious retirement assisted living, is in Lakeland, Florida, a diverse city full of charm and southern hospitality. Located in Polk County, Lakeland is positioned perfectly in the center of the state with easy access to I-4 and conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa...

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  • Savannah Court of Brandon

    824 North Parsons Avenue, Brandon, FL 33510
    (44)
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    Savannah Court of Brandon senior assisted living community is licensed for 46 residents, is full of vibrant activity, yet offers a warm and comfortable feel throughout. Savannah Court offers an outstanding local reputation and has proudly been serving Seniors in the Brandon and Tampa Bay area for...

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  • Windermere Assisted Living

    Windermere Assisted Living

    7050 Bramlea Lane, Windermere, FL 34786
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    WELCOME TO WINDERMERE ASSISTED LIVING Windermere Assisted Living is your premier destination for assisted living and elderly care services in Windermere, FL and the surrounding areas. Our caregivers provide support at our charming assisted living facility, and can handle all your senior living needs...

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  • Golden Pond

    Golden Pond

    402 Lakeview Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
    (21)
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    Golden Pond Communities opened it's doors to the Community in 1999. Additional building was required to meet the needs of the community in 2003. The Executive Director and the Community Relations Director have been at the community working together for ten plus years. Continuity of care is very...

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  • Honor House Assisted Living Facility LLC

    Honor House Assisted Living Facility LLC

    1912 Dove Field Place, Brandon, FL 33510
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    Being a small 5 bed residential Assisted Living Facility, Honor House ALF has been licensed since October of 2013. Being short on longevity, we don't lack in experience. Administrator Rusty has over 26 years of Hospital and Nursing Home experience. Assistant Administrator Jack has over 30 years of...

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  • Beach House Wiregrass

    Beach House Wiregrass

    30070 State Rd 56, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care at Wiregrass Ranch! Here at Beach House, we believe your golden years are an opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with family and enjoy fun experiences. We celebrate our community members’ interests and abilities and help residents live...

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  • The Crossings at Riverview

    The Crossings at Riverview

    8451 US Hwy 301 S., Riverview, FL 33578
    (41)
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    The Crossings at Riverview located in Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida is an assisted living community also providing specialized memory care resources for those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Riverview is conveniently accessible to Interstates 4 and 75 and sits along the scenic...

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  • Stone Ledge Manor

    Stone Ledge Manor

    12006 Mcintosh Rd, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The luxury amenities for residents of Stone Ledge Manor are unparalleled. Living at Stone Ledge Manor means that not only will you have access to our highly rated facilities, but you’ll be a part of an active and engaging retirement community. At Stone Ledge Manor, residents are able to maintain an...

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  • Spring Hills Hunters Creek

    Spring Hills Hunters Creek

    3800 Town Center Blvd, Orlando, FL 32837
    (87)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Spring Hills Hunter's Creek is an assisted living community in sunny Orlando, Florida. In addition to our regular functions, we are also a community of Alzheimer's support and care. At Spring Hills, our motto is 'Caring with a Commitment to Quality.' This motto reflects us in everything we do. Our...

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  • Lake Morton Plaza

    400 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
    (24)
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    Experience urban senior living at its finest. At Lake Morton Plaza, our lifestyle is sure to make you say WOW! Located only an hour from Orlando, you’ll find everything you need to live an active, engaging and vibrant life. Close to shopping and attractions, while still providing opportunities to...

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  • Westminster Towers a CCRC

    Westminster Towers a CCRC

    70 West Lucerne Circle, Orlando, FL 32801
    (5)
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    Spectacular views are just the start at Westminster Towers. Our community can be the perfect home for your active lifestyle, at the heart of Orlando's burgeoning arts and dining scene. Set on a gardened campus overlooking beautiful Lake Lucerne, we offer a wide selection of high-rise apartment...

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  • SerenityCare, LLC

    SerenityCare, LLC

    651 Regina Circle, Oakland, FL 34787
    (3)
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    SerenityCare — The Inspiration Non nobis solum nati sumus! (Not for ourselves alone are we born!) - Cicero Marie Elsie Rene, my wife of 38 years, was diagnosed on March 4, 2013 with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. As a registered nurse, Elsie dedicated most of her life taking care of the sick....

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  • Balmoral Assisted Living

    Balmoral Assisted Living

    93 Balmoral Way, Lake Placid, FL 33852
    (11)
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    Welcome to assisted living that is designed to WOW! Surrounded by farms and Lake Huntley, Balmoral Assisted Living is a community that is both serene yet urban. Nearby is an active community with plentiful opportunities for shopping, dining, historic outings, and fun excursions. Each day, residents...

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  • Brookdale Oakbridge

    Brookdale Oakbridge

    3110 Oakbridge Boulevard East, Lakeland, FL 33803
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Oakbridge is a premiere assisted living community in tranquil Lakeland, Florida. Lakeland is located between Tampa and Orlando and is home to Florida Southern College, offering citizens exceptional cultural and recreational opportunities. Lakeland boasts many parks and lakes, as well as is...

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  • Windsor at Celebration

    Windsor at Celebration

    1370 Celebration Blvd, Celebration, FL 34747
    (6)
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    At Windsor at Celebration, you will find an unmatched choice in modern senior living with the coveted Celebration, Florida, destination location. This residential, independent lifestyle features top-shelf, specialized services and amenities, cutting-edge technology for resident security and...

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  • Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate

    Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate

    8400 Champions Gate Blvd, Champions Gate, FL 33896
    (4)
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    Welcome to Merrill Gardens at ChampionsGate! Soak up the sunshine while our community gives you the chance to kick back and enjoy the Central Florida lifestyle with ease. Merrill Gardens offers private apartments and numerous common areas designed for enjoying life on your terms. You have your...

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  • Aldea Green

    Aldea Green

    700 S Kings Ave, Brandon, FL 33511
    (26)
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    Aldea Green provides premier assisted living services to seniors in the greater Tampa Florida area. Our community is in a residential area with seven acres of landscaped grounds for you to explore. Our caring staff will go out of their way to make sure you are having a good day, whether it is...

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  • At Home Residential Care

    At Home Residential Care

    1890 Lemon Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34746
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Home Residential Care, we provide the human touch. The Goal of our Adult Family Care Home is to offer our family to yours and together create a lasting partnership-the stuff on which great memories are built.

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  • Merrill Gardens at Solivita Marketplace

    Merrill Gardens at Solivita Marketplace

    4602 N Marigold Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34758
    (10)
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    Welcome to Merrill Gardens at Solivita Marketplace! Enjoy the sunshine while our community gives you the chance to kick back and enjoy the Central Florida lifestyle. Our senior living community is perfectly situated around the corner from the Poinciana Medical Center, and just a short drive from...

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  • Somerby Lake Nona

    Somerby Lake Nona

    9682 Lake Nona Village Pl, Orlando, FL 32827
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    You’ll feel like you’re living at your favorite resort when you call Somerby Lake Nona your home. This beautiful community lets you enjoy a small-town atmosphere while being close to everything that Orlando has to offer. Residents love our spacious apartments that feature high ceilings, spa showers,...

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  • Savannah Court of St. Cloud

    Savannah Court of St. Cloud

    3791 Old Canoe Creek Road, Saint Cloud, FL 34769
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Savannah Court Assisted Living Community, offering gracious retirement assisted living, is located in St. Cloud, Florida, a small family oriented city just South of Orlando. Located in Osceola County, conveniently near the Florida Turnpike and US-192, there are many avenues for all to explore in or...

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  • Foxtail Lodge

    Foxtail Lodge

    4104 Foxtail Ct, Kissimmee, FL 34746
    (1)
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    Foxtail Lodge is a hidden treasure, where you may enjoy a tranquil retirement in the heart of the Disney area. A warm welcome and wonderful quality of life awaits each new member of our family. For the enjoyment of our six senior residents, we provide spacious private and semi-private bedrooms, as...

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  • Evelyn's Home Assisted Living

    Evelyn's Home Assisted Living

    2119 Beacon Landing Circle, Orlando, FL 32824
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Evelyn's Home Assisted Living, LLC is an assisted living facility that was established 2016 in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Florida. Lake Nona is a quiet, picturesque locale perfect for senior living. The facility is near the Orlando International Airport, the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical...

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  • Twin Creeks Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Twin Creeks Assisted Living & Memory Care

    13470 Boyette Rd, Riverview, FL 33569
    (1)
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    An approach to Assisted Living and Memory Care in Riverview that keeps each resident’s specific and INDIVIDUAL NEEDS IN MIND.

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  • Judith Barrett Douglas AFCH

    Judith Barrett Douglas AFCH

    3988 Hampton Hill Drive, Lakeland, FL 33810
    (1)
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    Judith Barrett Douglas AFCH is a senior care home located in Lakeland FL, Polk County. Lakeland is a great locality that is known for its affordable three star hotels that are trickled around the city. The great climate makes the area a great destination not only for tourists but also for the...

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  • Brookdale Ocoee

    Brookdale Ocoee

    80 North Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL 34761
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    Care for Now and Later Our community provides exceptional assisted living and memory care options for seniors in Ocoee, Florida. We are centrally located in West Orlando just minutes away from downtown Orlando, close enough to the city for day visits but far enough away to escape the noise. We are...

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  • Brookdale Winter Haven

    Brookdale Winter Haven

    6110 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL 33884
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Winter Haven is an assisted living community in beautiful Winter Haven, Florida. Located in between the two metropolitan areas of Tampa and Orlando, Winter Haven is just that - a haven that beckons people from all over the world with beautiful weather year-round. Winter Haven boasts...

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  • Spring Haven Retirement

    1225 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Forget what you thought you knew about retirement living – this is retirement living that will make you say WOW! Located on five lush acres of land, Spring Haven Retirement is a senior living community full of envious services and amenities. With a pool, hot tub, and beautiful views of Lake...

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  • Rose Garden of Orlando

    Rose Garden of Orlando

    9309 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837
    (77)
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    Rose Garden of Orlando is an assisted living and memory care community located in Orlando, FL in Orange County. Orlando is in central Florida, its biggest claim to fame being that it is home to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks. Orlando is also dotted with numerous lakes, one of...

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  • Rosecastle at Delaney Creek

    Rosecastle at Delaney Creek

    320 S. Lakewood Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We welcome residents to Rosecastle at Delaney Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Brandon, Florida. Our residents enjoy living among stately trees and natural wetlands as we are located just minutes from I-75 and near medical offices, restaurants, shopping malls, theaters and local...

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  • Savannah Court of Bartow

    290 Idlewood Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830
    (3)
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    Savannah Court of Bartow senior assisted living community is licensed for 36 residents, is full of vibrant activity, yet offers a warm and comfortable feel throughout. Savannah Court provides affordable senior assisted living while delivering personal services to all residents, their families and...

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  • Crane's View Lodge

    Crane's View Lodge

    1601 Hooks St, Clermont, FL 34711
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Crane's View Lodge! We are Central Florida's premiere Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Our unparalleled reputation is founded on high-quality health care services and exceptional lifestyle amenities. Our standards for these services and amenities are upheld by our dedicated and...

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  • Grace Manor Suites

    Grace Manor Suites

    4620 Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33809
    (18)
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    Assisted Living Care for Seniors with the Warmth of Southern Hospitality Grace Manor Suites is a warm, inviting home for seniors that offers affordable family-style residential and assisted living care. Our community offers an enriched, welcoming lifestyle with spacious apartments, comfortable...

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  • Lake Gibson Village

    Lake Gibson Village

    771 Carpenters Way, Lakeland, FL 33809
    (9)
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    Lake Gibson Village is a community like no other. We offer a unique independent senior living experience set within a beautiful, historic landmark. Our staff of trained professionals provide services that allow our residents to remain focused on what matters most to them: nurturing purposeful...

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  • HarborChase of Dr. Phillips NOW OPEN

    HarborChase of Dr. Phillips NOW OPEN

    7233 Della Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
    (1)
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    HarborChase of Dr. Phillips 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, generous amenities and...

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Assisted Living in Lake Wales, Florida

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living facilities offer lodging and care to seniors who need some support with daily things like taking medications, making meals and keeping up with housecleaning. Assisted living communities can be found in all sizes and shapes, so visiting them is the most effective way to determine which one is best for you personally or your loved one.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

Nobody assisted living community is similar to another. At the very least, assisted living provides independently minded seniors meals and snacks, assist with things like showering and getting dressed, and an array of activities such as for example wellness programs, cultural events, excursions and 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 probably come across the acronym ADLs, which stands for the Activities of Daily Living. These include:

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

Established in the 1950s, ADLs evaluate a person's general health and function. In general, older adults who can take care of ADLs by themselves but who are considering a move 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, get in touch with A Place for Mom. Our Senior Living Advisors can answer any queries you may have about assisted living, independent living, memory care, life plan facilities and even more.

Assisted Living Vs. Nursing Homes

The term “assisted living” was initially used in the 1980s to spell it out a unique kind of residential living for old adults that was significantly not the same as more traditional nursing home models. Assisted living is designed for people who want some support with daily activities but who still expect degree of independence and who want to reside in an apartment-like environment such as a studio or a one-bedroom apartment. Many assisted living facilities offer a complete schedule of activities and events and provide multiple meal choices to focus on many different tastes and needs, including special diet plans and restaurant-style options. Small pets are often allowed.

In contrast, the hallmark of nursing homes is that they offer skilled nursing care. They are designed to meet the requirements of seniors and others who have health challenges that require 24x7 medical assistance. Meals are generally served in a central dining area and residents live in private or shared bedrooms. Some nursing homes also offer 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 offer more support, 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 managing cognitive decline. In fact, 40% of the people who live in the state of Florida are currently living with some form of dementia, according to the National Center for Assisted Living. In general, people living with the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia are effectively served by assisted living communities while people living with later levels of Alzheimer's require the medical care of a nursing home.

What Is Assisted Living Like?

Whilst every community is certainly unique, here are a few characteristics that a majority of assisted living facilities share:

  • They offer distinct degrees of care, occasionally at varied prices.
  • They offer assorted living choices, from studios to one-bedroom flats.
  • Many allow people to bring their own household pets, including birds, cats and in some instances smaller dogs.
  • They focus on differing backgrounds, cultures and interests. Some communities, for example, are faith-based, while some are multi-lingual, with activities and dining choices to match. Still more are made for retired military or college or university alumni and are even situated on or near university or college campuses.
  • They may offer accommodations for couples along with individuals.
  • They range in proportions. Some communities have as few as 20 residents, while others many have more than 200.

With so many options to choose from, finding the right place can seem overwhelming. Our Senior Living Advisors can assist. They live in the areas they work in. When you talk with a Senior Living Advisor, he or she will ask a few questions to better understand what you are interested in, what your budget will be and what unique desires your loved one may have. Best of all their advice is cost-free!

When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living?

For anyone who is asking this question, chances are good that it’s time you find out more about senior living. Below are a few other signs that assisted living may be right for both your family member and your family:

  • You are worried for your loved one’s well-being.
  • You are worried they aren’t eating properly.
  • You get worried about them going out of the home all alone.
  • You notice they are spending less time with family and friends.
  • You receive a telephone call or note from a next door neighbor who is worried about them.
  • You discover that your family member may have difficulty remembering people’s names or working with a well-known technology like their cellular phone or television remote.

If these or additional signs are worrying 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 assist you to figure out next steps. On top of that, their resources is cost-free!

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings

Florida provides families with exceptional usage of 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 among the most transparent in the country. To find the records of an assisted living community in the wider Lake Wales area, go to the FloridaHealthFinder.gov site and search by service type to get inspection reviews, licensure data, fees and activities assessed against the facility, availability 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 4 weeks of move-in to identify an personalized care plan. The state also requires a standard number of weekly employee hours depending on the number of people who reside in a community to make sure care plans can be accommodated.

10 Things to Look For When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

The best way to figure out if an assisted living community is best for your loved one is to check out one -- or better yet, four or five of them! Here are some things to take note of when you tour:

  1. Does the staff connect to the residents?
  2. Is the facility clean, odor-free and well looked after?
  3. Is there a procedure set up for determining the requirements of a brand new resident?
  4. Can residents request transportation if they need it?
  5. Are the personnel professional and polite?
  6. Are there specific visiting periods or are friends and family welcome at any time?
  7. Does each resident possess a care plan in place?
  8. What happens if a resident’s requirements change?
  9. Is there a crisis plan in place in the event of a natural or manmade disaster?
  10. Do the individuals who live there remind you of your loved one?

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

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Lake Wales, Florida?

According to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, assisted living in the town of Lake Wales, Florida ranges from $1500 to $6650 monthly. The Senior Living Cost Index is based on 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 these details, families can learn how much they might save in different parts of a specific metro area or perhaps a bordering state.

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

How to Pay for Senior Living In Lake Wales, Florida

How to pay for assisted living is among the most typical questions families have if they meet with one of our Senior Living Advisors. Here are a few of the most common funding sources 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 families to combine funds to create up the difference.
  • Home equity. Many times, seniors sell their house to fund senior living. Occasionally, a bridge loan may be available to help cover the price of moving while the home is readied for sale.
  • Long-term care insurance. This special kind of insurance is made to cover senior care expenditures. Some policies may cover various other expenditures which can be incurred during the transition to assisted living, such as employing a case manager or care coordinator.
  • Veterans benefits. Many seniors have served in the armed service and may be eligible for help and support. Because benefits go untouched, it’s worthwhile to check to see if your loved one or his or her spouse may be eligible. To learn more, go to va.gov or see our Guidebook to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for additional information.
  • Sale of a life insurance policy. There are several methods to use life insurance to finance senior living determined by the kind of policy you have. Consult with a life insurance or economic consultant to learn about if this option might work for your needs.

Many families assume that Medicare will help purchase assisted living, but it can only cover short-term care. To find out more, go to Medicare's internet site.

Understanding Assisted Living Costs

Assisted living costs vary widely from facility to facility, so that it makes sense to perform your research. Here are some factors that can have an effect on just how much you pay:

  • Kind of residence
  • Size of apartment (studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment)
  • Types of solutions needed
  • Geographical area
  • Location of the community
  • Level of luxuriousness

Assisted living communities often charge a flat fee that covers many basic services, with extra fees added on for particular services. Various other facilities will charge a fee for each individual service, known as a la carte payment, so that residents pay just for the solutions they make use of. In general, the monthly base fee consists of only rent and meals, with care billed separately. Entrance costs and deposits are also frequently required. Charges and rates differ by community, so it’s beneficial to ask communities you are researching about their costs and products and services.

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

About Senior Living in Lake Wales, Florida

Because of its low tax rates and tropical weather, the state of Florida is among one of the most sought after 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. Get in touch with A Place for Mom to discover more about the more than 50 assisted living facilities in Lake Wales, Florida.

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