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Assisted Living in Florida

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in Florida

Florida defines an assisted living facility to be any residence that provides housing, meals, and one or more personal care services to support aging in place for seniors. The average cost of assisted living is approximately $4,400 per month, or $52,800 per year, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data. Florida is one of the most popular U.S. states for seniors, so it offers an incredibly diverse range of assisted living options including luxury, faith-based, and much more.
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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks. Read our full methodology 

Top ranked Florida cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Florida

Dorothy Cares ALF, LLC.

11626 Tropical Isle Lane, Riverview, FL 33579
10
Review Score
65 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
J - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Dorothy Cares Assisted Living Facility is a wonderful place with a caring staff that provides quality and compassionate care. Five stars in all categories. We are so blessed to have our mother at this...

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Consuelo's Assisted Living Facility

4401 West Ballast Point Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611
10
Review Score
39 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Meals were home cooked but different from he was used to, with few hand held foods, so he had to be fed most of the time. The only activity was having the TV on & magazines on the table they can look at,...

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Camelot Chateau Assisted Living LLC

1831 SE Lake Weir Rd, Ocala, FL 34471
10
Review Score
16 reviews
Hank K - I'm a current/former resident or client

I love my home. Everyone is willing to go above and beyond to help me. The food is great and I enjoy the activities. All of the other residents look out for each other. It's one big family. I would highly...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Tampa

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Legacy at Highwoods Preserve

18600 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33647
9.9
Review Score
33 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Trista Turner - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We love Legacy at Highwood Preserve. From the initial tour we felt right at home and welcomed. They were able to answer all our questions and more giving us great insight and comfort in this big life...

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The Meridian at Brandon

9215 Causeway Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619
9.5
Review Score
17 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Brad - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The entire staff is courteous and helpful, housekeeping is top notch, always personable with the residents. Everything is always clean, I have yet to have an issue. The move in was seamless, no issues and...

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Renaissance North Tampa

16001 Lakeshore Villa Dr, Tampa, FL 33613
9.5
Review Score
76 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We chose Renaissance North Tamps because it is a well kept facility, contemporary "resort" appearance and features. The staff have all been very friendly and accommodating.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Miami

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Hazel Cypen Tower

5066 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
9.1
Review Score
7 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Duane - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I felt that Hazel Cypen Tower was the most secure of all of the facilities that I visited. The security at the gate was a key reason why I placed my dad there.

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Seaside at Hallandale Beach Senior Living

2091 S Ocean Dr, Hallandale, FL 33009
9.8
Review Score
15 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anat B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I feel extremely blessed to have found such an amazing , professional , caring Assisting Living at Seaside. Their love and care for the residents it’s exceptional . They make them feel at home and they take...

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The Peninsula Assisted Living and Memory Care

5100 W Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33023
9.8
Review Score
78 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Dawn H - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff was attentive and mind of my grandma as a new resident. The facility was clean and well-maintained. I witnessed my grandmother rave about the meals served and the engaging activities. It's clear...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Orlando

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2
2 Floor plans available

Brookdale Dr. Phillips (MC)

8015 Pin Oak Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
9.5
Review Score
15 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Quentin P - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Brookdale Dr Phillips Memory Care took excellent care of my mother during her time as a resident. The attendants were very attentive to we needs and very supportive of my family. Additionally, the team was...

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10
10 Photos available
2
2 Floor plans available

Brookdale Conway

5501 East Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32822
9.3
Review Score
47 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
EG - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would recommend when comparing to others yes. Overall good but they are slow to reduce the cost of extra service once mom didn't need it and like everyone else they are having a hard time filling certain...

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10
10 Photos available
2
2 Floor plans available

Brookdale Dr. Phillips

8001 Pin Oak Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
8.7
Review Score
36 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Quentin P - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Brookdale Dr Phillips Assisted Living is OUTSTANDING! Both of my parents, were residents there for 2-3 years and received excellent care throughout. The attendants were very attentive to my parents and very...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Sarasota

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3
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Grand Villa of Sarasota

730 South Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
9.8
Review Score
37 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Jay - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We carefully explored several senior communities before choosing Grand Villa Sarasota for my mother, and we couldn't be happier with our decision. The staff at Grand Villa is not only friendly but also...

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2
2 Floor plans available

Brookdale Sarasota Midtown

2186 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
9.8
Review Score
38 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kathy F - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Brookdale Sarasota Midtown has done a remarkable job taking care of my mom. They call their program Crossings and really have a top notch team. I appreciate the good communication and care. It’s not the...

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1
1 Floor plans available

Heron House

3221 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
8.7
Review Score
44 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
David G - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We had to move my 92 year old mother into Heron House as caring for her became just too much for me and my family as much as we tried to keep her at home. It was one of the hardest decisions my family and I...

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Cost of assisted living in Florida

The approximate cost of Florida assisted living communities usually ranges between $2,700 and $6,200 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data. This monthly cost range is an estimate based on what referred families actually paid at our partnering Florida assisted living facilities. It includes custodial costs like room and board, care, and access to on-site amenities. It doesn’t account for on-site fees for specialized amenities — such as spa services and country club access — that are sometimes offered in Florida assisted living communities.

When compared to the average cost of assisted living across the U.S., Florida’s actually more affordable, saving seniors around $700 per month. Factors that affect cost can include location, floor plan, care needs, and amenities. Some Florida communities offer resort-style amenities — shaded pools, extravagant spas, gourmet meals, and much more — causing the price to increase. However, there are still plenty of affordable options that focus on providing care along with a few essential amenities. Plus, seniors may be able to reduce care costs with programs like Medicaid or Medicare.

Compare costs of Florida vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Florida

$3,858/mo

US National average

$4,526/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Florida

$3,858/mo

Georgia

$3,580/mo

Alabama

$3,767/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Florida vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Florida

$3,858/mo

Miami, FL

$2,915/mo

Orlando, FL

$4,086/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Florida

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Florida

Families can pay for Florida assisted living through various methods. Remember that earlier planning leads to the most options, which can result in more savings over the years. Most families tend to use a combination of private and public sources to cover assisted living expenses. Below, you’ll find a number of potential options and resources to help you cover long-term assisted living costs. You can also find a high-level overview of payment options in our guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay options can vary depending on your senior loved one’s current situation, but options typically include savings accounts, retirement pensions, and any of the options below.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Florida

Florida assisted living facilities must be licensed and regulated by the Florida Bureau of Health Facility Regulation. The bureau’s Assisted Living Unit performs inspections on all facilities before licensure. After an initial inspection, assisted living facilities are reinspected every two years.

To find an assisted living facility’s most recent inspection report results, you can visit the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) website. To search assisted living facilities on the website, follow these directions:

  • Click the Statement of Deficiencies tab.
  • Go to the drop-down menu for Provider Type.
  • Select Assisted living facility.
  • Search for assisted living facilities by name, address, city, and more.

In the inspection reports, you’ll find the following information:

  • Inspection dates
  • Deficiencies found
  • The date deficiencies were corrected

Specific violations are redacted due to regulations, but individuals may email Florida’s public records office at publicrecordsreq@ahca.myflorida.com to obtain specific inspection records.

For more information on assisted living laws and regulations in Florida, you can visit the AHCA’s Assisted Living Facility page.

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Licensing for assisted living in Florida

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy — or difficult — it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and we compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records, allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Florida assisted living records: Exceptional

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Florida is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Florida has one of the best websites for researching assisted living records.
  • Assisted living records in Florida are highly transparent, having met all but one of the transparency criteria.

How to look up Florida assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit Floridahealthfinder.gov.
  • Select Assisted Living Facility or Adult Family Care Home for license type and use the other fields to narrow your search.
  • After reaching your search results, click on the name of a community to access information and associated records.

How we arrived at our Florida rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and we based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? Yes
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? N/A
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? Yes
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Is capacity shown? Yes
  10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? Yes
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every two years
  14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

Top cities in Florida for assisted living

8.7
Naples, FL
35 facilities
8.3
Jacksonville, FL
58 facilities
8.3
Sarasota, FL
64 facilities
8.2
Tampa, FL
107 facilities
7.7
Orlando, FL
57 facilities
7.5
Miami, FL
146 facilities

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