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The diverse and vibrant Tampa, Florida, is a popular destination for retirees from all around the country. Many people from the eastern U.S. and across the Midwest retire in Tampa every year. These out-of-towners come to Tampa looking for warm weather, beaches, and an escape from a state income tax. And, eventually, many of these retirees will need assisted living. Assisted living is residential, long-term senior care that provides meals, activities, and assistance with daily activities — tasks that may become challenging with aging, like bathing and taking medications.
Because of the sustained interest in Tampa as a retirement haven since the 1960s, there are plenty of assisted living options. Within a 10-mile radius of Tampa city center, A Place for Mom partners with 27 assisted living communities. In this guide, we introduce you to assisted living communities in Tampa with top-rated care, meals and dining services, amenities, and more. We’ll also outline costs and review common questions about Medicaid, Medicare, veterans benefits, and helpful demographic information about senior living in Tampa, Florida.
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The facility is really beautiful with all the greenery, ducks etc. The staff is amazing and so caring and patient. And the food is wonderful and I love how they let you have access to the café for all day hours. I cannot say enough about the Oak Manor facility and staff. It was such a process making the best choice for mom and we were so happy with the results. I would not wish her to be anywhere else. Thanks to all the staff at Oak Manor, I will be forever grateful.
The Villas fits our needs! We throughly, enjoy the individual/independent or assisted Villa living. We have a a large open, outdoor patio, a full kitchen if we choose to cook and privacy. Villa's meals are presented nicely & quite tasty. Staff are friendly, caring and work hard to meet and please residents' needs. An other plus, is my option of gardening. Glad I choose Villas of Casa Celeste as my home.
The service was outstanding because [of] the personnel [was] outstanding. The personnel [was] outstanding because the supervisory and management was outstanding.
18600 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33647
Legacy is a very nice place to be. Everybody is very welcoming and friendly, very much feels like home. The staff cares about the residents and tends to the residents as family. The building is gorgeous with...
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...
16001 Lakeshore Villa Dr, Tampa, FL 33613
I picked Renaissance because I ran into a neighbor during the tour. When I met her 40 years ago I thought she was 80 years old. She looks better now than she did when I met her. Because I figured if they...
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.
9215 Causeway Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619
What we like the most about this community is the number of staff members they have to the amount of residents living there. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend The Meridian at...
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...
12110 Morris Bridge Rd, Temple Terrace, FL 33637
[name removed] , the Community Relations Director, has been very responsive and helpful. The other residents I meet seem happy. Dad participates in many of the community activities and has made a lot of new...
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...
2301 West Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33629
They're the only memory care facility I would recommend in Tampa. Absolutely wonderful place. A lot of the staff had been there a long time. They were employees of the facility not some external agency. The...
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...
1513 West Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612
Atrium Gardens is a family owned facility that takes up strong ties to their patients and keeps their patients' needs in mind. I think they do the best they can to keep their residents engaged. Décor in...
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...
3720 W Bay To Bay Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33629
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...
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...
2626 West Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618
Yes, I will be happy to. We had a fantastic experience with the Sodalis Tampa community. I did want to share that my mother-in-law passed away [date removed] night, but Sodalis has remained wonderful. We...
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...
5130 Kelly Road, Tampa, FL 33615
What our family likes the most about the Inspired Living at Tampa community are the staff, they seem to be very caring. They let the residents be who they are. Based on the experience we have had so far, we...
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,...
16702 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
We were in need of a place for our father very quickly since our mother passed away unexpectedly. Annie and the staff at Tampa Gardens Senior Living were so kind and prompt with our requests. They took our...
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...
13550 South Village Drive, Tampa, FL 33618
My loved one was previously a resident at The Colonnade at Carrollwood and her experience at this facility was overall good. From my initial visit there, it was a warm family atmosphere and the residents...
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...
1819 Providence Ridge Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
Superior is excellent! The price was lower than most of the places that we researched. And the staff was amazing, very caring and friendly. Would definitely recommend!
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...
1320 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Very happy with Tessera of Brandon and would highly recommend. They are very accommodating. Very clean, staff friendly, meals are delicious. Dad has adjusted well. Also I want to thank [name removed] for...
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...
3401 West Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618
I would recommend. I like that they honor veterans. My loved one said they stopped displaying pictures of the vets on the wall. If that is true, I think they should bring it back. We picked this community,...
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...
414 Chapman Rd E, Lutz, FL 33549
Good overall environment at American House Lutz. You do have to be an advocate for your loved one - be involved. But most personnel are kind and patient.
Situated on five acres, surrounded by trees, ponds and native wildlife, Chapman Manor at 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...
14950 Casey Rd, Tampa, FL 33624
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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.
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,...
115 E Davis Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Hudson Manor felt like a home when I walked in and I knew that I had found the right place for my father. I wanted to cry, I was so happy. Tampa General Hospital is only a few blocks away, so when dad fell...
Hudson Manor is an assisted living community located within minutes of the dynamic and exciting community of Tampa, FL. The Tampa area is known for its diversity and beauty, and both of those traits show up in the look of this amazing assisted living community. Family members that come to visit...
4902 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33611
To be honest I think they are doing what they need to do by exchanging the windows and slowly renovating the inside. However, for me the only thing that matters is that my dad is happy and that he is well...
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...
11722 N 17th Street, Tampa, FL 33612
I am thankful for this place for my aunt. We live out of town and she has lived there for two years and is so well cared for. They have wonderful activities; she loves the exercise and crafts. They are so...
Great American Assisted Living at TampaGreat American Assisted Living at Tampa is an assisted living community situated in the sunny region of Tampa, Florida. The lovely community belongs to a city that has been one of the most popular places for families and seniors to live for years. With year...
2425 E Hanna Ave, Tampa, FL 33610
My family and I have always been hesitant about coming to terms with this part of our Mothers life, after retirement! As much as we all want to keep her with us at home, we know she would be better suited in...
Hanna Oaks is an assisted living community found in sunny Tampa, Florida located in Hillsborough County. This family owned and managed community for seniors is conveniently located in the heart of the city nearby major hospitals, shopping centers, and other local amenities. Being situated in this...
4406 Melton Ave, Tampa, FL 33614
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 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...
2730 West Wilder Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
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...
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...
804 W. Yukon Street, Tampa, FL 33614
Very tranquil area in the old historic Lowry Park area.
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,...
2940 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33614
Everything is essentially all inclusive, even the toiletries, which is a great help on the family. So far so good. [name removed] and her staff have been really helpful. They helped answer any questions I...
Our modern 33,000 square foot assisted living residence is currently under construction near the corner of Hillsborough Avenue and Habana Avenue in Tampa. We’re excited to provide affordable and superior care for the senior residents of Hillsborough county. Our goal is to ensure that your family...
2933 West Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
My mom is here currently and they’re absolutely meeting my expectations. The food is very good, well balanced and nutritious, and they have a variable menu so there are plenty of options. The staff has been...
Alimar Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in Tampa, FL. The city of Tampa is located in Hillsborough County and is home to over 348,000 people. Tampa is an exciting town with beaches, eateries, sports events and shopping. Residents can enjoy going on outings, going out to...
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.
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.
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:
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. 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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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. In surrounding Tampa Bay areas, like Clearwater, however, people 65+ make up the largest age group.
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. 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.
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 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.
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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About 14% of Tampa’s population is 65+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Seniors age 75+ make up 5% of the population in Tampa, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
In Clearwater, Florida, 23% of the population is 65+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
About 25% of the population in Tampa is Hispanic or Latino, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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
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
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
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
Tampa is best explored by car, which is why 78% of our partnering assisted living communities in Tampa offer complimentary transportation. 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.
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’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.
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.
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.
The average cost of Assisted Living in Tampa is 3,774 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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