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130 Assisted Living Facilities near Tampa, FL

If you’re looking for assisted living in Tampa, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Tampa or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Tampa.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Tampa for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 130 assisted living facilities in the Tampa area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Bayshore, University Square and Tampa Palms.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Temple Terrace, Palm River-Clair Mel or Oldsmar.

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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Tampa, FL
Tampa Gardens Senior Living
5.0

My loved one loves this community and I'm so thankful that he could live his last days in such a warm and caring environment.

Sun Towers in Sun City Center, FL
5.0

The service was outstanding because [of] the personnel [was] outstanding. The personnel [was] outstanding because the supervisory and management was outstanding.

The Goldton at St. Petersburg in Saint Petersburg, FL
4.0

I went to a meeting from when the company changed over and there were a lot of complaints but they were not valid complaints. My loved one has been here for two years and she does not have bruises and she is being treated right. The people here are nice and that is really important. The prices are reasonable and we like it for our loved one. They have basic good food just like you would make at home and it is good.

Legacy at Highwoods Preserve

18600 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33647

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Legacy at Highwoods Preserve is an assisted living community located in Tampa, Florida which is in Hillsborough County. The environment of this community is that of a luxurious resort. Residents will always have a variety of things that they can choose to participate in every day. From emotional...

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Beauty Salon
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4.3(23 reviews)

My loved one is very happy here at Legacy at Highwoods Preserve. I love the way it is laid out, the common areas are very compact. She loves the staff, they are all very sweet to her and she has been happy...

Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks

12110 Morris Bridge Rd, Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks is a fusion of cutting-edge expertise in assisted living and memory care, high-end hospitality and a sincere commitment to enriching the lives of the individuals that we serve. We are located in a prime location - convenient for visitation purposes, close to many...

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Beauty Salon
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4.3(32 reviews)

The staff is excellent in treatment of us. The people are very contented and happy to talk with each other. The entertainment is well thought out and provide ways to meet and greet. Games are pleasant,...

Renaissance North Tampa

16001 Lakeshore Villa Dr, Tampa, FL 33613

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

See all Greenbrier Senior Living communities

Renaissance is an upscale senior living community in Tampa, Florida.Renaissance has been renovated with an upscale, modern feel and offers a continuum of care without expensive buy-ins. This multi-million-dollar renovation brings a renewed vibe and reawakened energy to the community.

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(67 reviews)

What we really like about the Renaissance North Tampa community is the building itself and just how clean everything is. We do not have much feedback over the meals and dining service, as well as the...

Atrium Gardens Assisted Living

1513 West Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

Atrium Gardens is a stand alone community, family owned and operated, dedicated to memory care. Offering an all inclusive, first class service for elders with long or short term care. We understand the challenges you face caring for a loved one experiencing memory loss - and the need for a...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(17 reviews)

My mom came to this community 5 years ago after three other places. This was the only place she called home and that was right away. The staff has been here consistently and have always worked with both my...

Memory Lane Cottage @ Tampa Palms

5175 Cypress Preserve Drive, Tampa, FL 33647

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Provides: Memory Care

Memory Lane Cottage @ Tampa Palms is designed for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementia related disorders. Memory Lane Cottage @ Tampa Palms is located off Bruce B. Downs Blvd. and conveniently located to the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, James Haley VA Hospital, Moffitt...

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Beauty Salon
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5.0(5 reviews)

A few years back as my mom entered her 80’s, her memory began to diminish. At first, it was slow and we, her family, worked had to overlook any imperfections. But by her 81st birthday, her short comings...

Arbor Terrace Citrus Park

13810 Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL 33626

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Arbor Terrace Citrus Park offers a new look in Senior Living with its unique campus approach. Our stand alone Independent Living allows you to live the lifestyle you want while providing you the environment you need to continue to do what you love. However active you want to stay and however...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(50 reviews)

best move for us at this age 80-84. love: staff and their care, swimming pool (heated). love our yard that is fenced in for our rescue poodles. beautiful surroundings, well kept!

Tampa Gardens Senior Living

16702 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

See all Pacifica Senior Living communities

Located just minutes from community hospitals and one mile south of Van Dyke Road on Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa Gardens Senior Living is nestled on the northwest edge of the city, just south of the farmlands of Pasco County. We pride ourselves in our continuity of care provided by experienced...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(69 reviews)

I am so thankful for my loved one's care taker. She would talk to me for hours on the phone about how helpful she was, with not only her duties, but would also help with the dishes, cell phone and tablet,...

Sodalis Tampa

2626 West Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sodalis Tampa is a single-story community located on 6 acres of beautifully landscaped land with opened courtyards and is adjacent to one of Tampa's wetland and conservation areas.This community offers affordable luxury and is just moments from the abundant conveniences of the Greater...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(60 reviews)

It's very good value for the money. We picked this location because of the close proximity, and the value for the level of cost. It's a good place. The staff is very considerate. it's clean and well...

The Colonnade at Carrollwood

13550 South Village Drive, Tampa, FL 33618

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

See all SRI Management, LLC communities

Build Your Best LifeYou’ll find that our Tampa area community is built from the ground up for one thing: you. Each of our spaces, from your personalizable apartment to our large, carefully decorated community living room, is built to maximize that home sweet home feeling. We are located in the...

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Beauty Salon
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4.1(34 reviews)

We needed to find an ALF for my sister. This was new to her, not having complete independence as was the experience for me of finding and going through the move-in process. We've been there for over 2...

Inspired Living at Tampa

5130 Kelly Road, Tampa, FL 33615

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

See all Validus Senior Living communities

Located a mile west of Veterans Expressway off Hillsborough Avenue, Inspired Living at Tampa provides personalized care with assisted living services specifically designed for those with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other memory impairments. Residents are truly at the center of their care,...

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Beauty Salon
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4.4(26 reviews)

We are pleased with the accommodations and services at Inspired Living. They treat my in-laws respectfully, and my in-laws feel safe and cared for.

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Tessera of Brandon

1320 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

See all Embassy Healthcare communities

Tessera Brandon was just awarded Tampa Bay Times Best of the Best Assisted Living Community for a five county area for the third year running so know you are choosing the best place to reside!Tessera Brandon has 87 assisted living apartments for seniors who need minimal assistance and seek an...

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Beauty Salon
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4.6(5 reviews)

I would rate all categories a 5 except maybe Activities. I would give them a 4. But they are working on that. Like today they have alpacas visiting! They have music every week. Lots of Bingo unfortunately my...

The Colonnade at Northdale

3401 West Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

See all SRI Management, LLC communities

This is the luxurious senior lifestyle you’ve been looking for.Our Tampa community offers exceptional assisted living and memory care services to exceptional seniors. One visit, and you’ll see the difference before you even walk through our front doors, with our landscaped exterior befitting a...

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Beauty Salon
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4.1(48 reviews)

I think it's an excellent community and would recommend it to others considering taking a loved one there. We're very satisfied with them. When we visit, everything seems great. It's very clean. Our...

American House Lutz

414 Chapman Rd E, Lutz, FL 33549

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Situated on five acres, surrounded by trees, ponds and native wildlife, American Hoyse Lutz is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being.This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two-bedroom...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.1(52 reviews)

American House is a very clean, friendly and safe environment which allows residents to live in their own apt with assurance from staff for the care they need.

Superior Residences of Brandon

1819 Providence Ridge Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

See all HMP Senior Solutions communities

Superior Residences of Brandon Memory CareCaring for a loved one living with memory loss can be overwhelming — physically, emotionally and mentally. By reaching out for help, it’s common to feel a sense of guilt or doubt. When you can no longer manage alone, it can be comforting to discover a...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(8 reviews)

I have been very happy having mom here. The area out in the lobby is perfect for sharing time and lunch with her. Mom is happy and well cared for. Her hair/nails and body stay clean and the staff do a...

La Casa ALF

9318 Memorial Highway, Tampa, FL 33615

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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

La Casa Assisted Living is a residential care home in Tampa, Florida in the county of Hillsborough. Tampa is a bustling metropolis, a city that is rich in arts and culture. Home to Busch Gardens, Tampa is cultural mecca. There are many attractions including several museums, parks, and libraries....

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Special Dining Programs
5.0(1 review)

They have done well in everything. I am very satisfied with their work and the friendliness and everything and my husband is doing okay there and they are good there. I am very pleased with the staff there.

Brookdale Bayshore

4902 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33611

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Do more of what you love.If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our bayfront community in Tampa, Florida, may be the perfect fit for you.  With both Independent Living and Assisted Living, here you have the freedom to experiment with new hobbies, re-ignite your sense of...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.8(30 reviews)

It would be a maybe community, due to the expense of the community. The food seems to be bland for residents and sometimes it is good. Some of the activities include chats with other residents, bingo, and...

Best Care Senior Living at Saint Joseph

4406 Melton Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

See all Best Care Senior Living LLC communities

The Heritage is a luxury assisted living community located in Tampa, FL. The city of Tampa is in Hillsborough County and home to about 348,000 people. It's a bustling city with top sports, great shopping, relaxing beaches and tranquil breezes. Residents can enjoy a wide assortment of activities...

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Special Dining Programs
3.0(3 reviews)

My brother has been in this facility for 15 years, the staff is kind and friendly. The administration is always available when I need to speak to them and solves the issues in a timely manner. my brother is...

The Estate At Hyde Park

2301 West Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33629

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

See all Senior Lifestyle - Main communities

At The Estate At Hyde Park, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. We offer free wi-fi. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care, every aspect of the...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(13 reviews)

From what I see it seems to be clean, the staff are good, they are nice to my parents, which is very important. We are able to have virtual visits with our loved ones. It is a good location, airy, and...

Angels Senior Living at Palma Ceia

3720 W Bay To Bay Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33629

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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A memory care focused community with all the comforts of home Angels Senior Living at Palma Ceia specializes in providing exceptional memory care for its residents in a setting that truly feels like home. Each and every Angels Senior Living Palma Ceia team member receives Level I and Level II...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.1(8 reviews)

They've been great. Don't hesitate to put your loved one here. The people I deal with the most have been wonderful. Not only are they concerned about his safety and quality of life, but they're concerned...

Angels Senior Living At New Tampa LLC

14712 N 42nd St, Tampa, FL 33613

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Angels Senior Living in New Tampa is an 80 bed assisted living and memory care community. We have 24 secured memory care apartments, 8 extended care apartments, and 48 apartments for assisted living/independent residents. Our memory care was designed in conjunction with representatives from USF...

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Beauty Salon
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2.7(13 reviews)

The community is really nice and all of the staff members have been super friendly. Anytime we have questions they always have answers for us, they have just been very helpful.

The Meridian at Brandon

9215 Causeway Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Supportive Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care The Meridian at Brandon is embracing a resort style living as our community was designed like a boutique hotel. A grand, two-story atrium, offering accommodations for exciting activities or events. Offering restaurant-Style dining by...

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Beauty Salon
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4.7(3 reviews)

The facility is beautiful and they have really good medical staff. The sales ladies especially are amazing. The only problems is they keep having issues with getting medications ordered and they are short...

Arden Courts of Tampa

14950 Casey Rd, Tampa, FL 33624

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

See all ProMedica Senior Care communities

For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...

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Beauty Salon
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4.8(6 reviews)

These people genuinely care; they are very, very interested in helping my father get settled and that he is well attended to. I continue to be impressed; the longer we are here, the more impressed I am.

Bamboo Villas Assisted Living Facility

2730 West Wilder Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Bamboo Villas ALF is a family owned and operated assisted living facility located in beautiful Tampa,Florida. Restaurants, shopping, and churches are just minutes away from our facility. Much thought, time, and effort went into the design and development of our facility with our traditional...

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Art Classes
4.3(8 reviews)

I would recommend this community. They are very nice people. The rooms are very clean. There are two people per room. They did offer activities to residents, like bingo, music, and some other...

Bella Rose ALF

804 W. Yukon Street, Tampa, FL 33614

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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Bella Rose Assisted Living Bella Rose Assisted Living is located in Tampa, FL in Hillsborough County. This residential care home is set in an area that offers much to do and see. Those who choose to spend time in Tampa enjoy checking out Tampa Theatre, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Big Cat Rescue,...

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4.3(4 reviews)

Very tranquil area in the old historic Lowry Park area.

Silver Lake ALF Inc

3211 W Sitka Street, Tampa, FL 33614

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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Maria's ALF is a small facility which specializes in senior care. We are family owned & operated, and have over 10 years of experience helping seniors who do not require a nursing home, but need assistance with the activities of daily living.We have a beautiful lake view home, located in a quiet...

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4.3(4 reviews)

Our experience with Maria's Assisted Living has been a very good one! They're taking great care of my loved one. The staff is always friendly, caring, and respectful. We're very pleased with the service!

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Costs of assisted living in Tampa, Florida

Assisted living costs in Tampa average around $3,711 a month, based on A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. This figure includes housing, meals, care fees, and any additional service fees. Although the cost of living in Florida is increasing, the cost of assisted living in Tampa is still below other top destinations for retirees, like Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Dallas. And with no state income tax, Tampa, Florida, remains a good option for seniors looking to retire somewhere warm and relatively affordable. The figures below reflect the average starting costs for assisted living in the Tampa area before any additional fees for care or services.

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How families pay for assisted living in Tampa, Florida

Because assisted living provides both residential housing and personal care, most families and seniors pay for their assisted living with a mix of private means — like personal savings and investments — and public sources, like Medicaid. This section includes information on how to afford your ideal assisted living community in Tampa, Florida.

Private pay methods

The private resources seniors use to pay for assisted living often include more than just a retirement account. For example, some seniors have long-term care insurance that may cover necessary care services offered by assisted living communities. However, your policy may not cover the costs of room and board. If not, it might be possible to cash out your policy and use those funds for your total assisted living costs. Whether or not this is possible is entirely dependent on your individual plan, so be sure to ask your insurance provider directly.

Read on for some other common ways people pay for their assisted living costs:

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Understand Florida laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

In Florida, the Bureau of Health Facilities Regulation licenses and regulates assisted living facilities. Depending on the care setting, the licenses and regulations may be slightly different. For example, residential group homes with a live-in caregiver need an additional license for Adult Foster Care. Assisted living communities that offer both independent living and skilled nursing units on-site need to apply for an Extended Congregate Care license.[04] To be eligible for assisted living in Tampa, Florida, a senior should not require 24-hour nursing care. The senior should be able to successfully complete their activities of daily living with caregiver assistance. The following are some other regulations that Tampa assisted living communities must adhere to:

  • Facilities must be kept clean and hygienic.
  • Regular meals should be provided.
  • Residents are allowed to keep their own clothing and possessions in their room.
  • Spouses should be allowed to share the same room if they are both residents of the community.
  • Communication from the assisted living community with family members or guardians must happen at least every 30 days.

Employee training

All employees of assisted living communities are required to pass a background check. Within 30 days of starting their employment, caregiving staff must complete 1 hour of training on mitigating infectious diseases and 3 hours of training on senior residents’ needs. Administrative staff of assisted living facilities need to complete an initial 26 hours of training and 12 hours of continuing education every two years.[04]

Inspection reports

After an initial inspection, assisted living communities in Tampa go through inspections every two years. Inspection results are available to the public on the Agency for Health Care Administration website. To find an inspection report, click the “Statement of Deficiencies” tab, and in the drop down menu for “Provider type” select “Assisted Living Facility.” To search for individual facilities, write the name of the facility under “Provider name,” or simply select “Hillsborough County” to see the inspection results for every assisted living community in Tampa.

Florida Department of Health contact information

Agency for Health Care Administration – Assisted Living Facility Unit

Chequita Byrd, MSW
Manager, Assisted Living Unit

Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
2727 Mahan Drive, MS #30
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-412-4304
Email: assistedliving@ahca.myflorida.com

Florida’s Compendium of Residential Care and Assisted Living Regulations and Policy, 2015

COVID-19 regulations for Tampa assisted living communities

Florida does not have any mandatory COVID-19 regulations for assisted living facilities, but it does use a preparedness checklist for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities. Some of the recommendations for assisted living communities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 include the following:

Masking. Communities need a system to identify and manage ill residents and prevent visitors from spreading COVID-19 in the community.

Facility cleanliness. Proper hygiene like washing hands and regularly disinfecting frequently used areas should be followed by all staff members.

Staff safety. A written COVID-19 plan should be available to the staff, and ongoing education on virus prevention should be available for the staff, residents, and families.

Get to know assisted living in Tampa, Florida

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Number of communities A Place for Mom partners with in the Tampa, Florida, area

4.0/5.0 Average in-network rating
55% of our Tampa assisted living communities provide Spanish-speaking services
52% of our Tampa assisted living communities offer pet-friendly services
87% of our Tampa assisted living communities offer on-site devotional services
60% of partner assisted living communities in Tampa have an on-site physician
66% of our partner Tampa assisted living communities offer day trips and outings

4100

A Place for Mom has referred 4,100 seniors to assisted living communities in Tampa in the last year.

81

The average age of referrals to partnering Tampa assisted living communities is 81.

What to expect from assisted living in Tampa, Florida

Since the 1960s, seniors from across the United States have flocked to Tampa, Florida, as a retirement haven. Pristine beaches, strong diversity, and no state income tax make up a large part of Tampa’s appeal. A growing local economy in the Tampa Bay area is also bringing in highly paid workers followed by aging parents. This persistent demand for senior living translates to a wide variety of assisted living options for Florida seniors.

Diverse demographics

Tampa is a very diverse city. Many assisted living communities in Tampa reflect this diversity by offering Spanish-speaking services and international cuisine options. From its racial and ethnic heterogeneity to its wide range in household income and ages of its residents, Tampa is called home by a huge variety of people. The largest age group in Tampa is between the ages of 25 and 39, making up 25.8% of the population. People 65+ make up 14.2% of the total population.[03] In surrounding Tampa Bay areas, like Clearwater, however, people 65+ make up the largest age group.

Traditional assisted living with top-tier medical care

Though Tampa itself lends quick access to excellent health care in the area, over 60% of our partner Tampa assisted living communities have an on-site medical director who is either a board-certified physician or a nurse practitioner.[01] On top of quick access to medical care, most assisted living communities in Tampa are traditional residential facilities offering daily meals, comfortable private or semi-private rooms, dedicated staff members to aid residents with daily activities, and some on-site amenities. The more luxurious assisted living communities, with expansive pools and more activities and amenities, tend to be in neighboring cities in the Tampa Bay area, like Clearwater and Wesley Chapel.

Assisted living in the greater Tampa Bay communities

Tampa and Tampa Bay are often referred to interchangeably, but Tampa Bay is the larger geographic area that includes cities like Tampa, Clearwater, and Wesley Chapel. We decided to expand on Clearwater and Wesley Chapel as important hubs for senior living in the Tampa Bay area.

Clearwater

Clearwater has a higher concentration of assisted living options than the city of Tampa. Some seniors enjoy Clearwater because many of the assisted living communities are oceanfront, with beautiful views over the water and closer proximity to the beach. There are also more luxury assisted living communities in Clearwater than in Tampa. And almost 23% of the population in Clearwater is over 65 years of age.[04]

Wesley Chapel

Wesley Chapel is an affluent northern suburb of Tampa. Due to its high growth in the last 10 years, the assisted living communities in Wesley Chapel tend to be newer and have more suburban amenities, like on-site dog parks, walking paths, and putting greens. Despite having more amenities than assisted living in Tampa, assisted living communities in Wesley Chapel tend to be the same price as those in Tampa. Meaning, you can get more bang for your buck in Wesley Chapel.

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Unfamiliar with Tampa, Florida? Highlights for seniors

14%

About 14% of Tampa’s population is 65+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

5%

Seniors age 75+ make up 5% of the population in Tampa, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

23%

In Clearwater, Florida, 23% of the population is 65+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

25%

About 25% of the population in Tampa is Hispanic or Latino, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Health care for seniors in Tampa

Tampa has a well-established health care system. And many hospitals are nationally ranked for a number of specialties, most specifically cancer and geriatrics.

The Tampa General Hospital is a general medical and teaching hospital. It’s highly ranked across a variety of specialties and is a high-performing hospital for geriatrics. It’s ranked No. 16 in the nation for ear, nose, and throat care, No. 27 in the nation for diabetes and endocrinology, No. 33 in the nation for orthopedics, and No. 34 in the nation for gastroenterology and GI surgery.

1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606-3571
Phone: 813-844-7000

H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute is ranked 25th in the nation for cancer treatment, according to U.S. News and World Report. It is also ranked nationally for geriatrics, gastroenterology and GI Surgery, and urology.

12902 USF Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612-9497
Phone: 813-592-3894

The Morton Plant Hospital, located in Clearwater, Florida, is ranked No. 7 for care across all hospitals in Florida. It is particularly high-performing with cardiac procedures.

300 Pinellas St.
Clearwater, FL 33756-3804
Phone: 727-462-7000

St. Joseph’s Hospital — Tampa is a regionally ranked general hospital and surgery center in Tampa, Florida. It performs highly for lung and colon cancer procedures.

3001 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607-6387
Phone: 813-870-4000

Transportation for seniors in Tampa, Florida

Tampa is best explored by car, which is why 78% of our partnering assisted living communities in Tampa offer complimentary transportation.[01] However, traffic in downtown Tampa can be fierce, and a drive across Tampa at peak traffic hours can take more than an hour.

For seniors who do not have access to transportation services, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) runs the local bus system, which is an affordable, moderately reliable mode of transportation for locals.

The Sunshine Line is Tampa’s door-to-door transportation option for the elderly or disabled. Seniors can enroll in the program by calling their enrollment number, 813-272-7272.

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Senior activities in Tampa, Florida

Living in the Tampa Bay area feels like living in a vacation destination because it is one. Many seniors of local assisted living communities enjoy group outings to local restaurants, malls, and casinos. Other well-loved group activities in our partnering assisted living communities include visits to the plentiful nearby beaches and birding expeditions. Walking clubs are one of the most popular activities in Tampa’s assisted living communities, and with the year-round sunshine, it’s not hard to see why.

Tampa makes senior activities accessible

Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department has an exceptionally robust senior activities program. Water aerobics, quilting, and bridge are just a few of the many weekly activities free to seniors in Tampa, if they sign up on the Parks and Recreation website. The department also puts on regular formal dinners and dances for seniors, like the annual Silver Night Out Dance, which shows seniors in their finest enjoying fine dining and live entertainment.

Tampa seniors also have opportunities to attend retrospective concerts from acts like the Beach Boys, Elvis impersonators, Cher, and the Irish Tenors through the Adults at Leisure series at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Coordinators at Ruth Eckerd Hall also send musical acts directly to assisted living communities, so seniors can enjoy a show from the comfort of their community.

Tampa’s rich history means fun for history buffs

While visiting family members enjoy the classic Floridian theme park experience in Tampa, the older adults in the family may enjoy some of the more low-key options, like local historical sites. One of Tampa’s lesser-known charms is the Ybor City neighborhood, which is the only neighborhood in the South designated as a National Historic Landmark District. Visitors can stroll down palm tree-lined streets influenced by Spanish and Cuban architecture and learn how Ybor City made Tampa the cigar capital of the United States.

Getting outside in Tampa is easy

Nature and wildlife viewing is never far away in Tampa. Some of the most popular nature parks in the Tampa Bay area are Lettuce Lake Park and Weeden Island Preserve in St. Petersburg. Anywhere you go in the Tampa Bay area, you’re likely to see plenty of shorebirds and perhaps even spy an alligator. The Tampa Audubon Society is open to the public with advanced registration on its website, and it does a good job of listing the length and difficulty of their birding outings. Some birding routes, like the Circle B Bar Reserve, are even wheelchair accessible.

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Tampa City [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101): Tampa city [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  4. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Clearwater city [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  5. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Tampa city [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  6. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Demographic and housing estimates (DP05): Tampa city [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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