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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Tallahassee, FL

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Tallahassee, founded in 1824, is not only the state capital, but it’s also home to Florida State University and Florida A&M University. It’s a colorful community that offers family-friendly activities, engaging events and festivals, mouth-watering food, and natural beauty. One of the main benefits of living in Tallahassee is the climate. The warm summers and mild winters make it a great location for enjoying outdoor activities and scenic views.

Assisted living facilities in Tallahassee are a great option for seniors looking for the sweet spot between independent living and nursing home care. These facilities offer assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, and medication management, while still allowing residents to maintain their independence. In addition to access to high-quality care, transportation, and other essential services, assisted living facilities in Tallahassee provide a strong sense of community, giving residents the opportunity to enjoy social activities and outings.

If you’re searching for an assisted living facility in Tallahassee for yourself or a loved one, you’re in luck. Tallahassee is home to excellent assisted living facilities that offer top-notch care. This guide will cover A Place for Mom’s nine assisted living facilities partners located within a 10-mile radius of downtown Tallahassee. It will also provide readers with comprehensive information on costs, payment methods, laws and regulations, and things to do in Tallahassee.

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Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Nursing Homes
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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
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Senior Apartments
Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
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Home Care
Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Tallahassee, FL
5 / 5.0

This is a gorgeous community with an excellent staff. I'd reccomend it to anyone I know.

4.4 / 5.0

The price was much better then other offers we were receiving from other communities. Also the cleanliness, friendliness and willingness to accept our loved one was big for our family, especially because of our loved ones situation.

5 / 5.0

Capital Square is the best place for anyone needing assisted living/memory care. I highly recommend! The staff is absolutely wonderful. Very kind, and caring when it comes to your circumstances and needs! The facility is very clean and beautiful. Perfect for anyone in need of care.

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My mother has been a long term resident at Brookdale. I appreciate all the attention and dedication the staff shows my mother. I know I made the right decision by moving her into the community. I have...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Building Your Best LifeMemory care doesn’t have to mean giving up on having a great quality of life. Instead, it can mean spending days exploring hobbies both old and new, exercising to stay strong mentally and physically, and enjoying life with a luxurious backdrop. That’s what you or your loved...
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Capital Square is the best place for anyone needing assisted living/memory care. I highly recommend! The staff is absolutely wonderful. Very kind, and caring when it comes to your circumstances and needs!...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Positioned in Tallahassee, Florida, Capital Square at Tallahassee is devoted to residents with impaired memory, offering a unique holistic program designed to celebrate life with residents, while maintaining their safety and comfort.Our Inspiritás “neighborhood” is secured for resident safety yet...
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The workers are really great, but they were frequently understaffed the head of nursing I had to call corporate on twice they have now been taken over by OPAL. It is quaint and small, nice food and nice...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
A Great Place to UpgradeIt’s time to upgrade your senior living situation. Retirement should be spent doing interesting things with interesting people, not doing chores and living an isolated life at home. As one of our residents, you’ll have access to a redefined independence. You’ll be living...
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I would say the experience for my mother was good. We checked out about eight places in Tallahassee and visited six. Tapistry seemed to be the best one in terms of outdoor space for walking as well as...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Tapestry Senior Living Lakeshore in Tallahassee is a community, made up of individual threads, all woven together with purpose and skill. As a skilled artist can tell an entire story by weaving those threads together, ours are people...nurses, caregivers, doctors, therapists, community leaders,...
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What has made it such a wonderful experience so far is the staff members and how very responsive they are. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would absolutely recommend the Villas at Killearn...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Alegro is always clean and everyone is friendly. I feel that my brother is safe there. If something goes arrive, I'll depend on the staff to give me a call so we can fix it right away. I feel good every time...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF TALLHASSEE 5 YEARS IN A ROW!Located in Killearn Estates area of Tallahassee surrounded by 6 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and walking paths is Allegro’s independent and assisted living community. We are available with as many or as few services as you need. We...
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The cost especially sealed the deal. I have already recommended the home to other co-workers, and neighbors going through the same thing I am. Locating a quality loving, caring, attentive, and above all...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Situated on a historic canopy road of majestic oak trees, St. Augustine Plantation is a warm, friendly, and relaxed senior living community located near Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Capital Regional Medical Center and CRMC Urgent Care as well as Governor’s Square Mall, Midtown Shopping and...
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All of the staff members that we came in contact with at Pacifica Senior Living Woodmont were pleasant and accommodating. The only complaints we had was the quality of the food, housekeeping was very poor...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Pacifica Senior Living Woodmont is an assisted living community located in sunny Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, it is a wonderful place to enjoy. You or your loved one could spend time with other residents socializing, or visiting with family while enjoying...
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I am very happy with the HarborChase of Tallahassee community. We have been very happy still and based on the experience so far we would recommend this community to other families who are looking for a place...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At HarborChase of Tallahassee Assisted Living and Memory Care, residents and their guests enjoy elegant living rooms, a library, salon, spa, hobby rooms, restaurant-style meals in a well-appointed dining room and the lovely weather on our porches and patios. We offer apartments with a variety of...
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[Name removed] was extremely courteous and helpful. Her professionalism is amazing. She gave us a wonderful tour of the whole facility and introduced us to many staff members. [Name removed]was also very...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...
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Our loved one has been in and out of Westminster Oaks for rehab and we are not madly in love with this community but they are taking much better care of her than the community she normally stays at. They...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Ideally located on a beautifully wooded campus in Florida's capital city of Tallahassee, Westminster Oaks combines established neighborhoods of detached villas with the comfort and luxury of mid-rise and garden apartment homes. All residences feature the highest quality construction, smart...
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We are very happy with Canterfield of Tallahassee. We have told other people about it - we told our primary care physician who wrote down their information. I've even contacted a nurse I know who works for...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
As Tallahassee's first and only elegant retirement living community, Canterfield of Tallahassee invites you to discover a truly exceptional way of life. From the ideal location next to 208 E. Tharpe St., to the continuum of care, Canterfield is an inspiring retirement community that enables you...
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Azalea Gardens has been a blessing for my mom and our family. Not knowing what to expect when mom became a resident, my family and my mom have been very happy with Azalea Gardens. The staff has been...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Azalea Gardens in Tallahassee, you’ll experience southern hospitality on a whole new level. Here, we devote ourselves exclusively to the care of those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Located in the vibrant university town and the state capital of Tallahassee, Florida,...
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The staff is just wonderful, they work hard to make the family happy and the resident as well. The rooms are wonderful and are everything they need. The food smells good and my mother-in-law says it's...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At Tapestry Walden, it's all about you.We are delighted that you are interested in Tapestry Senior Living Walden. The area’s NEWEST assisted living and memory care community.At Tapestry, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional living. Our beautiful community offers you an array of...

Costs of assisted living in the Tallahassee area

According to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data, the average actual cost for assisted living in Tallahassee is about $4,098 per month.[01] This number shows what residents actually paid at our nine partner assisted living facilities and takes into account a variety of amenities, floor plans, and service fees.

The chart below represents average baseline costs. Please note that the costs may vary depending on the facility and the type of care you or your loved one require.

Average cost comparisons near Tallahassee, FL

Average monthly costs

Tallahassee, FL

$4,577

Rose, FL

$4,230

How people pay for assisted living in Tallahassee

There are a variety of payment options available to seniors or their family members. In this guide, you’ll find information on how to pay for assisted living using private payment options, VA benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, and public assistance programs. Here, you’ll find resources for each payment option.

Private pay methods

Assisted living residents and their families can use private payment options to finance their stays. The options include personal savings, investment returns, pensions, and Social Security benefits. Depending on your unique circumstances, the following options are more ways seniors and their loved ones tend to pay for assisted living:

VA benefits
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Number of veterans who live in Tallahassee

About 32% of Tallahassee veterans are 75+

With more than half of Tallahassee’s veterans at or beyond retirement age, it is certainly worth checking to see if any VA benefits apply to your situation. One such benefit is Aid and Attendance, which provides financial aid for veterans who require assistance with basic care and functioning, such as bathing or dressing. There are three other reasons a veteran could qualify for Aid and Attendance as well.

Determining eligibility and applying for these benefits can be complicated. That’s why veterans service officers are available to help veterans navigate this complex system. You or your loved one can find veterans service officers at veteran services organizations (VSOs). VSOs and the local VA officers are listed below. Be sure to check in with them to improve your chances of being approved.

Resources for Tallahassee veterans

Government offices

Regional VA Benefits Office
9500 Bay Pines Blvd.
Bay Pines, FL 33744
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St., Suite 2105
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-487-1533

Local organizations helping veterans

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3308
2769 W. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: 850-575-3308
Email: post3308@gmail.com

Sauls-Bridges Post 13 of the American Legion
229 Lake Ella Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 850-222-3382

Disabled American Veterans, Tallahassee Chapter 5
1009 Concord Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-573-7643

Medicaid

The Florida Medicaid program is called Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC), which is administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Medicaid in Florida can cover some of the costs of assisted living for eligible Tallahassee seniors through the Statewide Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Managed Care (LTCMC). This assistance comes in the form of a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver. HCBS waivers allow states to use Medicaid funds to provide senior care (not just health care) at home or in assisted living facilities instead of in an institution like a nursing home. Seniors who are on Medicaid will need this waiver to get care at home or in an assisted living facility. It won’t, however, cover room and board costs.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach out to the local long-term care ombudsman, who can help you or your loved one navigate the Medicaid system. You can also call the Elder Helpline for Medicaid information and referrals or visit the Elder Affairs website for more information. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is another program by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the local Area Agency on Aging whose volunteers can answer Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions. SHINE is Florida’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).

To learn more about Medicaid in Florida, you can review this guide from the AHCA.

Tallahassee Medicaid resources

Medicaid application and assistance in Tallahassee

Florida State Medicaid Managed Care
Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive, MS 62
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 888-419-3456
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Advantage Aging Solutions
Area Agency on Aging
2414 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-488-0055
Fax: 850-922-2420

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 380
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-414-2323
Fax: 850-414-2377
Email: LTCOPInformer@elderaffairs.org

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 270
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 800-963-5337
Email: information@elderaffairs.org

Elder Helpline
Phone: 1-800-963-5337

Medicare

If you or a loved one is considering assisted living in Tallahassee, it’s important to understand Medicare coverage. Medicare is a federal health insurance program specifically designed to provide coverage for seniors who are 65 and older. Medicare does not cover custodial care costs, such as room and board or rent. However, it may help with certain medical needs, such as hospital stays and periods spent at skilled nursing facilities, lab tests, hospice care, doctor visits, and home health care services. Medicare may also cover some preventive care, such as screenings for cancers and mental illnesses.

Numerous programs and resources are available in Tallahassee that can help seniors with getting the treatment they need while also reducing their medical expenses. One such program is the Florida Medicare Savings Programs. This program can help those who qualify with their Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance payments by either reducing them or covering them altogether.

Seniors in Tallahassee can rely on SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). SHINE, the Florida State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). This program connects seniors with Medicare experts to help walk them through the application process and answer questions along the way.

You have two options for applying for Medicare: online or in person at the local Social Security Administration office. Checking your eligibility is a good idea before applying. Advantage Aging Solutions, the local Area Agency on Aging, can also provide you with important information about Medicare and senior care options through their Elder Helpline.

Tallahassee resident Medicare resources

Apply for and get help understanding Medicare

Social Security Administration
2002 Old St. Augustine, Suite B-12
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 866-248-2088
Fax: 833-679-0237
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Advantage Aging Solutions
Area Agency on Aging
2414 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-488-0055
Fax: 850-922-2420

SHINE
Phone: 866-467-4624

Elder Helpline
Phone: 800-963-5337

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 380
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-414-2323
Fax: 850-414-2377
Email: LTCOPInformer@elderaffairs.org

Understand Florida laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

For seniors considering assisted living facilities in Tallahassee, it’s important to understand the laws and regulations that govern them. Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) are licensed by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration’s Bureau of Health Facility Regulation. A standard license is for an ALF providing housing, meals, and personal care. On top of that license, there are three specialty licenses and ALF can acquire:

  • Limited Nursing Services (LNS): This license allows nursing care to be provided on top of the standard license.
  • Extended Congregate Care (ECC): This license incorporates both the standard and LNS license, but allows for an even higher level of physical and mental health care.
  • Limited Mental Health (LMH): This license allows standard facilities to care for those with mental illness.

State laws and regulations must be adhered to by all types of licensed ALFs. These cover medication administration, meal service guidelines, staffing requirements as well as their training, facilities requirements, and the exact services each level is authorized to provide.

Every assisted living facility in Tallahassee must be inspected prior to licensure, as well as at least once every two years. However, ECC facilities must have quarterly visits by a registered nurse to monitor residents and to determine facility compliance. You can request inspection reports from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Florida Department of Health contact information

Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-245-4444
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Tallahassee assisted living facilities

Assisted living facilities in Tallahassee are not required to follow any specific mandates around COVID-19, but they are all encouraged to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations.

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Masking.

Those who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have tested positive for COVID-19 are urged to wear a mask.

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Facility cleanliness.

It is recommended to regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and exercise proper hygiene practices, including washing hands frequently and concealing sneezes and coughs.

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Vaccinations.

It is recommended that people be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 to prevent infection and transmission.

Get to know assisted living in Tallahassee

9Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
4.2/5.0 average in-network rating
89% of our partner communities in Tallahassee are pet-friendly
100% of our communities in the Tallahassee offer memory care
100% of partner communities offer hospice care on-site
89% of our partner communities offer on-site nursing

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Number of people we have referred to our partner communities in Tallahassee

82

Average age of residents we have referred to partner communities in Tallahassee
Gender split: 60% female

What to expect from assisted living in Tallahassee

Assisted living facilities in Tallahassee offer a range of options to suit seniors’ varying needs and budgets. With a total of nine A Place for Mom partner assisted living facilities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Tallahassee, care seekers have ample options to choose from.

Various types of senior living on one campus

Tallahassee has a mix of standalone assisted living facilities and combination facilities that offer a blend of assisted living, independent living, and memory care. Of the nine in-network assisted living facilities, two are standalone assisted living facilities; two offer assisted living and independent living; four offer assisted living and memory care; and one offers assisted living, independent living, and memory care. These blends are good choices for seniors looking to age in place.

Living a laid-back Florida lifestyle

Located just 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Tallahassee assisted living facilities are inland where residents can enjoy the sight of palm trees and Florida sunshine. With laundry, housekeeping, and meals taken care of, you’ll have time to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. During the mild winters, get outside at our partner assisted living facilities to enjoy their large wooded ground or enclosed courtyards.

Entertainment within reach

With an activity director on staff at nearly all our partner assisted living facilities, there will always be something for senior socialization. Think beyond bingo as residents enjoy Tai Chi, cooking classes, gardening clubs, and even a senior prom at some facilities! You’ll even find virtual bowling and video game sports at some spots. Of course, residents can always enjoy downtime in the movie rooms, libraries, salons, and game rooms.

A variety of senior living arrangements

Depending on the look and feel you want, there are options in Tallahassee to suit your needs. Sprawling one-story facilities with manicured grounds and multi-story plantation-style buildings with columned entries are just a few options. Some of our partner assisted living facilities offer semi-private, private, or even companion suites.

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Unfamiliar with Tallahassee? Highlights for seniors

21,133

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Tallahassee

11%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Tallahassee population

$51,247

Median annual income for Tallahassee seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Tallahassee

Tallahassee is home to cutting-edge health care facilities, plentiful specialty physicians, veterans health services, and more that ensure the best health care is readily available to residents.

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Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare 

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare is one of the largest health care providers in the U.S. It offers a range of medical services, including surgical procedures, emergency care, and diagnostic imaging. It has the region’s most advanced neurosurgery program, the region’s only structural heart program, the highest designation for heart attack care, and the most powerful cancer center program in the Big Bend. It’s rated high performing in seven procedures.

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HCA Florida Capital Hospital

HCA Florida Capital Hospital is part of the HCA Florida Healthcare network. This hospital is one of the largest health care providers in the country. It offers a wide range of medical services, including emergency care, surgical procedures, and diagnostic imaging.

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Transportation for seniors in Tallahassee

Transportation can be a challenge for seniors in Tallahassee, as the city has limited options for public transport, biking, and getting around on foot. Tallahassee scores low on every one with a transit score of 30 out of 100, a bike score of  45, and a walk score of 30.[05] Walk Score includes walking routes, public density, biking routes, and public transit to determine these numbers. Thankfully, you or your loved one can take advantage of all of our partner assisted living facilities in Tallahassee that offer complimentary transportation, so you can get to doctor appointments, dental visits, and more.

Even though the options are limited, there are a few choices available that can help seniors get around the city. One option is the StarMetro bus system, which offers bus services throughout Tallahassee. Seniors can take advantage of StarMetro’s accessibility features, including wheelchair lifts and the accommodation of mobility devices up to 48 inches long and 30 inches wide. Additionally, veterans can apply for a free bus pass through Leon County Veteran Services.

A private option is C & T Senior Transportation, which provides seniors with door-to-door transportation to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, banking, and medication pickups.

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30

Walk Score

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30

Transit Score

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45

Bike Score

Senior activities in Tallahassee

Tallahassee offers a plethora of activities for seniors and their family members to enjoy, making it an excellent place to live. With its family-friendly events, festivals, delicious food, and outdoor recreation, there’s always something to do.

If you’re a foodie, there are plenty of enjoyable places to eat with friends and family. Savour offers high-end steak, seafood, and cocktails; Table 23 serves Southern-style fare in a cozy atmosphere; and Bella Bella is a local favorite for Italian cuisine.

For those who enjoy casinos, Tallahassee has some nearby. These include Tropical Breeze Casino and the Ebro Poker Room.

The city boasts several tourist attractions, including the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, which houses a vast collection of automobiles and other exhibits. This museum is a great option for seniors who use mobility aids, as the parking lot features plentiful wheelchair-accessible spaces. What’s more, you can explore the entirety of the museum without having to go up a single stair step. The Tallahassee Automobile Museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs and motorized scooters alike. Possibly the best part? You don’t have to leave your furry companion at home — visitors can bring their service animals during their visit.

Goodwood Museum and Gardens, originally built in the 1830s, offers an extensive collection of furniture, porcelain, textiles, and artwork visitors can view. This makes it an ideal destination for art lovers. It’s also an engaging location for those who are interested in history, as it’s a former plantation that will soon feature a memorial for those who were enslaved on the property from 1832 to 1865. It also includes a cafe, a roller rink, and a carriage house, all of which are wheelchair-accessible with designated accessible parking spaces. An elevator is also available to access the main house museum.

Cascades Park is a popular recreational spot, complete with an amphitheater that hosts musical and theatrical shows. This beautiful park features a stunning fountain, as well as historical features and memorials. This makes it an ideal place for a leisurely stroll along the 2.3 miles of paved trails or to just relax and soak in the tranquility.

For seniors who love the great outdoors, Lafayette Heritage Trail Park and Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park offer beautiful trails and opportunities to view wildlife. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park’s Lake Hall provides an excellent location for swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.  This park also offers golf cart tours (with advance notice), an audio tour, non-slip wheelchair beach access mats, beach wheelchairs, and motorized and manual wheelchairs.

You can also hit the green at SouthWood Golf Club, the oldest golf course in Tallahassee that was designed by PGA Tour legend Fred Couples and his design partner Gene Bates. But don’t let that fool you: This golf course was designed for players of all skill levels, not just the pros. While you’re golfing, you can also enjoy the stunning views, as SouthWood is located in the midst of rolling hills, picturesque pastures, and oak trees perfectly draped with Spanish moss.

Looking for even more options to entertain yourself or loved ones in Tallahassee? Visit Tallahassee keeps the community up-to-date on festivals and events, including Springtime Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Film Festival, and the Red Hills Horse Trials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Brookdale Centre Pointe Boulevard, Capital Square at Tallahassee and The Opal on Hermitage are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Tallahassee, FL. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Tallahassee is 4576.87 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S2101). American Community Survey.

  4. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Best Hospitals in Tallahassee.

  5. Walk Score. (2023). Living in Tallahassee.

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S2101). American Community Survey.

4.

U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Best Hospitals in Tallahassee.

5.

Walk Score. (2023). Living in Tallahassee.