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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.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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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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Find 20 Residential Care Home Facilities near Gainesville, FL

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Residential care homes in Gainesville may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Gainesville care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Gainesville, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

Residential Care Home near Gainesville, Florida

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Bill's Place

4860 Chickpea Street, Middleburg, FL 32068

(3 reviews)

1 Bed, Private

Bill's Place is located at 4860 Chickpea Street in Middleburg, Florida. This facility offers memory services for patients who suffer from Alzheimer's and similar diseases. Assisted living is another service offered by Bill's Place. If necessary, patients can also access respite care and hospice...

Spring Gardens of Orange Park

2550 Sandlewood Circle, Orange Park, FL 32065

(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Spring Gardens of Orange Park Spring Gardens of Orange Park is a residential care home located in the vibrant and beautiful town of Orange Park, in Clay County, Florida. Our home has a tranquil and serene atmosphere, perfect for seniors looking to relax and spend some quality times with friends...

JBS Adult Family Care Home

2718 Shenandoah Dr S, Orange Park, FL 32073

(0 review)

1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

JBS Adult Family Care Home is wonderful for individuals who are looking for a home-like assisted living and memory care home. We are committed to excellence in providing quality care, safety and compassionate care to restore our residents' full vigor, health and wellness. Our home is a family...

Spring Gardens of Fleming Island

670 Hibernia Rd., Fleming Island, FL 32003

(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

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Acacia Grove

2485 Ridgecrest Ave, Orange Park, FL 32065

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Acacia Grove Assisted Living Facility has been in business since 2015. The owners/operators have been caring for seniors for over 30 year combined experience in nursing and senior care. The Administrator have won awards in nursing including Nurse of the Year in 2003.Acacia Grove is a welcoming...

Sweetwater at Duck Pond ALF

207 NE 7th ST, Gainesville, FL 32601

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Sweetwater at Duck Pond Assisted Living Sweetwater at Duck Pond Assisted Living is a senior care home located in the rural community of Gainesville, Florida in Alachua County. The city is located in the northern central area of Florida and is hAssisted Living way between Daytona Beach on the...

Oaks Residential & Rehab

3250 SW 41st Pl, Gainesville, FL 32608

(0 review)

Always There Assisted Living

9368 N Gentle Breeze Loop, Citrus Springs, FL 34434

(4 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio, 1 Bed

ALWAYS THERE isn't just our name. Not only are we family-owned and operated, but our family is ACTIVELY involved in your loved ones' daily care and assistance. Our Mission: To build a reputation of providing quality personal care for our residents. To do this takes warmth, patience and...

Samson Villa of Orange Park

2757 Pebbleridge Court, Orange Park, FL 32065

(4 reviews)

1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

Samson Villa of Orange ParkSamson Villa of Orange Park is a senior care home that is located in the small suburban city of Orange Park, FL and in Clay county. Orange Park is a part of the larger city of Jacksonville and is situated on the St. John River coastline. The group home setting is backed...

Suwannee Bell

282 SE 989 Street, Old Town, FL 32680

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Suwannee Bell Residence & Wellness Center is an alternative, unique luxury riverfront option for senior living. We offer 24/7 care with assistance for personal service needs such as: bathing, dressing, meals, toileting, and medication. Utilize as MUCH care as you need! Amenities include...

Syerra's Angel Inc.

10 Almond Place, Ocala, FL 34472

(1 review)

1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

Shady Hollow Adult Home Phase

PO Box 1989, Alachua, FL 32616

(0 review)

Personal Touch ALF

20 Fir Trail Course, Ocala, FL 34472

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

Senior citizens wishing to retire in the Sunshine State might want to find out what our Personal Touch ALF has to offer. This assisted living facility works extra hard to make its residents feel at home. After all, they will be spending quite a bit of time here. You can find our center in Ocala,...

Phillips AFCH

7626 SW 129th Place, Ocala, FL 34473

(0 review)

Caring House

3090 Russell Rd, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Private

Ellison Adult Family Care Home

2851 SW 142nd Lane, Ocala, FL 34473

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Ellison Adult Family Care HomeEllison Adult Family Care Home is a residential care home located in the quaint city of Ocala, Florida, in Marion County. Our vibrant community is located in the exclusive subdivision of Marion Oaks. Ocala is an inviting and lively city offering many choices for fun...

Quality Care of Florida, Inc

1261 Tumbleweed Dr, Orange Park, FL 32065

(0 review)

Home Care Assisted Living

1906 Belhaven Dr, Orange Park, FL 32065

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Lighthouse Assisted Living Facilities of Nort

7655 Collins Ridge Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244

(0 review)

Peace of Mind

520 SE Fort King St # B1, Ocala, FL 34471

(0 review)
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Cost of care homes in Gainesville, FL

The average cost of senior living in Gainesville is $3,278 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Middleburg, FL with an average of $2,000 per month.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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No matter your interests, Gainesville offers a fun-filled retirement. Within city limits, residents have access to all the conveniences and attractions of a modern, metropolitan area along with its historic downtown area. Unique shopping and dining are widely available, and anyone looking to get out into nature has city and state parks within a short driving distance.

In Gainesville, residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Gainesville, FL

The median monthly cost of a room in a care home is about $2,800 in the state of Florida. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly. To learn more about the cost of care homes in Gainesville, contact A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Gainesville are rated 30 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average, indicating that Gainesville is an affordable retirement destination.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
70 59 63 67 75 72

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$49,240 per year $44,813 per year $36,766 per year $22,532 per year $39,458 per year $2,310 per year $717 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Gainesville include:

UF Health Shands Florida

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 1,000+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

North Florida Regional Medical Center

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 410+
  • Specialties: emergency department, spine surgery, physical therapy

Weather and Climate

Gainesville’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, which means frequent temperature fluctuation, mild winters, and hot, humid summers with regular thunderstorms. The average humidity level is 73%, and humidity levels are often highest during August at about 77%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
56°F 67°F 44°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
81°F 91°F 72°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 112

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 49″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
28 10.2% 132,731 2,152 per square mile 2.2

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.4% 7.2% 21.4% 11.0% 0.1% 4.0% 56.9%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Gainesville: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 94/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Alachua County

Democratic Republican Other
59.0% 36.4% 4.7%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Gainesville include:

  • Harn Museum of Art
  • Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Cade Museum of Creativity and Invention
  • Historic Haile Homestead
  • Matheson History Museum

Outdoor attractions in Gainesville:

  • Tom Petty Park
  • 29th Road Nature Park
  • Cofrin Nature Park
  • Newnans Lake State Forest
  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
  • Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Gainesville’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Regal Butler Town Center
  • Regal Royal Park
  • Florida Theater
  • Downtown Festival and Art Show
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • The Oaks Mall
  • Celebration Pointe
  • Thornebrook Village Shopping Center


Gainesville Regional Transit System operates throughout Gainesville on fixed bus routes and offers ADA-compliant services to eligible residents. In recent years, Gainesville has become known as the most bicycle-friendly city inFlorida and serves cyclists as a viable option for city-wide transportation. Taxis and ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Gainesville.

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