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Senior housing types near Lakeland, FL

  • Judith Barrett Douglas AFCH

    3988 Hampton Hill Drive, Lakeland, FL 33810
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    Judith Barrett Douglas AFCH is a senior care home located in Lakeland FL, Polk County. Lakeland is a great locality that is known for its affordable three star hotels that are trickled around the city. The great climate makes the area a great destination not only for tourists but also for the...

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  • McGordons Health and Wellness

    1038 N Walker Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805
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  • Cherry Blossom ALF

    Cherry Blossom ALF

    2810 Cherry Tree Lane, Plant City, FL 33565
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    Cherry Blossom Assisted Living Facility is a cozy residential home located in Plant City, FL that offers a boutique environment with 2 private and 2 semi-private rooms where residents can expect to receive exceptional personalized care. If the only thing standing between your loved one and the...

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  • Honor House Assisted Living Facility LLC

    Honor House Assisted Living Facility LLC

    1912 Dove Field Place, Brandon, FL 33510
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    Being a small 5 bed residential Assisted Living Facility, Honor House ALF has been licensed since October of 2013. Being short on longevity, we don't lack in experience. Administrator Rusty has over 26 years of Hospital and Nursing Home experience. Assistant Administrator Jack has over 30 years of...

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  • Annie's Assisted Living Facility

    Annie's Assisted Living Facility

    2601 Campus Hill Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
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    Annie’s Senior Living is an assisted living facility located in beautiful Tampa, Florida. We seek to provide a homelike setting for our residents who may require additional assistance with daily living activities. Our mission is to provide the highest level of care so that our residents can age...

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  • Foxtail Lodge

    Foxtail Lodge

    4104 Foxtail Ct, Kissimmee, FL 34746
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    Foxtail Lodge is a hidden treasure, where you may enjoy a tranquil retirement in the heart of the Disney area. A warm welcome and wonderful quality of life awaits each new member of our family. For the enjoyment of our six senior residents, we provide spacious private and semi-private bedrooms, as...

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  • Cameron Assisted Living Facility II

    Cameron Assisted Living Facility II

    3122 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33614
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    We offer a wide range of personalized services, patient care is what we are here for, we excel at aiding our patients during their adl's and understand the different needs of Alzheimer/dementia patients. At Cameron ALF you will find a more traditional facility, we have designated parking spaces...

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  • Arthur Home Assisted Living Facility

    Arthur Home Assisted Living Facility

    2701 W State Street, Tampa, FL 33609
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    We strive to make you feel closer to your own home in a family environment. We strive to support individual dignity and freedom of our residents, always making sure their safety and welfare. We are located close to I-275 Armenia/Howard exit, close to downtown in a very quiet neighborhood Nos...

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  • Amoedo's ALF

    Amoedo's ALF

    3415 W Ivy St, Tampa, FL 33607
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    *Available Daycare Options. *Grooming once a month included. *Three meals a day included pluses snacks when asked for. *Bathing every single day available. *Privet Rooms unless married then they can share a room.

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  • Shiela's Home Care

    Shiela's Home Care

    2730 Blueslate Court, Land O' Lakes, FL 34638
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    Celebrating life in a family home setting, Shiela's Home Care Is an alternative to large assisted living facilities. We have been operating in the industry for 12 years and are a 5/Star rated facility. Licensed for 5/beds, we welcome your loved one into our home, a 4200 square feet private living...

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  • Humphrey Assisted Living Facility

    Humphrey Assisted Living Facility

    4010 West Humphrey Street, Tampa, FL 33614
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    About Us We pride ourselves in providing each resident with the respect and dignity they deserve while providing excellent care and services specifically designed to meet their individual needs. Our goal is for each resident to feel like they have found a second family and ensure their happiness,...

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  • Windermere Assisted Living

    Windermere Assisted Living

    7050 Bramlea Lane, Windermere, FL 34786
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    WELCOME TO WINDERMERE ASSISTED LIVING Windermere Assisted Living is your premier destination for assisted living and elderly care services in Windermere, FL and the surrounding areas. Our caregivers provide support at our charming assisted living facility, and can handle all your senior living needs...

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  • SerenityCare, LLC

    SerenityCare, LLC

    651 Regina Circle, Oakland, FL 34787
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    SerenityCare — The Inspiration Non nobis solum nati sumus! (Not for ourselves alone are we born!) - Cicero Marie Elsie Rene, my wife of 38 years, was diagnosed on March 4, 2013 with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. As a registered nurse, Elsie dedicated most of her life taking care of the sick....

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  • At Home Residential Care

    At Home Residential Care

    1890 Lemon Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34746
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    At Home Residential Care, we provide the human touch. The Goal of our Adult Family Care Home is to offer our family to yours and together create a lasting partnership-the stuff on which great memories are built.

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  • Evelyn's Home Assisted Living

    Evelyn's Home Assisted Living

    2119 Beacon Landing Circle, Orlando, FL 32824
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    Overview Evelyn's Home Assisted Living, LLC is a licensed Limited Mental Health facility that was established 2016 in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Florida. Lake Nona is a quiet, picturesque locale perfect for senior living. The facility is near: ?Orlando Airport ?Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical...

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  • True Valley Care, LLC

    True Valley Care, LLC

    935 Lake Sherwood Dr, Orlando, FL 32818
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    True Valley Care is a family oriented facility operated by experienced registered nurses. All the staff at True Valley Care are well trained in order to provide a compassionate, loving, and tendering care to the residents with over 35 years of nursing experience. A place where trust can be built,...

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  • Spring Hill AFCH

    Spring Hill AFCH

    9302 Gerona Street, Spring Hill, FL 34608
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    Spring Hill AFCH is located in beautiful sunny Spring Hill, Florida. We are well known for providing excellent assisted living care for our residents. We do know that the transition from leaving your home can be difficult but we make it easy for you. We are located in a very safe and quiet...

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  • Florry House

    5111 Smith Ryals Road, Plant City, FL 33567
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    The Florry House is a small residential care home located in Plant City, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Plant City is nicknamed the 'Winter Strawberry Capital of the World' with a festival usually in February of each year with attendees from around the world. Plant City is also home to one of the...

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  • Benrac Home Assisted Living Facility

    910 Briarcliff Drive, Valrico, FL 33594
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    Benrac Home Assisted Living is a senior care home located in the modern city of Valrico, Florida in Hillsborough County. Our community is structured with the aim of providing care to seniors. A lot of customization has been included to ensure it meets the varying needs of many seniors. The fact that...

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  • Ava Cares IV

    1007 Brooker Road, Brandon, FL 33511
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    Ava Cares IV is a senior care home located in the stunning city of Brandon, FL in Hillsborough County. Our community is situated a charming and attractive area, making it a great destination place for seniors. Brandon is known for its humid subtropical climate, great restaurants and magnificent...

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  • Boyette Springs

    10507 Sedgebrook Drive, Riverview, FL 33569
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    Boyette Springs is a senior home located in Riverview Florida. The residential care home is situated in the quiet subdivision of Riverview on a lot that has many birds, wildlife and flowers that aid the senior guest to appreciate the simple things that nature has been able to gift us. The staff...

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  • Dorothy Cares ALF, LLC.

    11626 Tropical Isle Lane, Riverview, FL 33579
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    In the process of upgrading and transitioning to an assisted living facility.

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  • Assisted Living Facility Morning Dew

    3501 E. Knollwood Street, Tampa, FL 33610
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    Assisted Living Morning Dew is a fantastic senior care home in Florida's beautiful retirement haven of Tampa. Not only are we blessed with 365 days of summer—residents love to enjoy daily walks or meals outdoors—but we have so many retirement and senior communities around us that we can...

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  • Vintage Village, Inc

    701 E Virginia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603
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    Vintage Village, Inc Vintage Village, Inc is a peaceful residential care home located in the city of Tampa, Florida in Hillsborough County. We are dedicated to meeting the personal requirements of every senior in our home. We have established our home in a big compound that is beautifully designed...

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  • Wellswood Care Center

    907 Clanton Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603
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    Wellswood Care Center is a residential care home found in the ever growing Tampa City, Florida in Hillsborough County. Our residence is strategically located near one of the best hospitals in the region. Its accessibility has been made easy to seniors from far regions due to its closeness to an...

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  • Lilian Assisted Living Facility

    1317 W Rambla Street, Tampa, FL 33612
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    Lilian Assisted Living Lilian Assisted Living is a residential care home located in the mesmerizing city of Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida. Our city is lively, vibrant, and diverse. We encourage our seniors to discover everything Tampa has to offer. Residents can take a walking tour of Ybor...

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  • Nueva Vida ALF

    1901 West Okaloosa Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
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    Nueva Vida Assisted Living is located in Tampa, FL in Hillsborough County. The senior care home is an assisted living abode near Tampa Bay where the days are bright and sunny throughout the year. The locality has a gentle breeze that cools the evenings. The climate is perfect for visits to the...

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  • Maydel Assisted Living Facility Corp

    2006 W Barclay Road, Tampa, FL 33612
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    The Maydel Assisted Living Corp is a senior care home located in the historic Tampa, Florida which in Hillsborough County. The area is rich with activities and fun places to visit including Bush Gardens and the Henry B. Plant Museum. Tampa is a great place to live and all the events make the area...

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  • Santa Lucia Assisted Living Facility

    2706 Westhigh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
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    Santa Lucia Assisted Living is a senior care home in Tampa, Florida. As Tampa is Florida's second largest metropolitan area, it is becoming a popular tourist destination. The endless sunshine is easy to take advantage of as the city is filled with over 150 beautiful beaches and parks. Whether you...

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  • Deanna Adult Family Care Home

    2325 West Pine Street, Tampa, FL 33607
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    Deanna Adult Family Care Home Deanna Adult Family Care Home is a residential care home located in the fast paced city of Tampa, Florida in Hillsborough County. The west coast area is known for activities and events including the Amalie Arena and the Raymond James Stadium. Tampa is a great place to...

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  • Aguila Adult Care Center II

    4011 North Habana, Tampa, FL 33607
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    Loving provider, Aguila Adult Care Center, is located in a peaceful neighborhood within Tampa, Florida. With services reaching back to its inception in 1988, Aguila has the nurturing care you seek for your elderly loved ones. We strive to create an environment that is close to home by offering only...

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  • Buena Vida Residence

    5813 Lake Bend Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
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    Buena Vida Residence Buena Vida Residence is an intimate residential care home in the thriving retirement city of Tampa, Florida. Here, every day is a good day to enjoy the outdoors, and we do that wholeheartedly with regular walks, shopping trips or outings to the area's many attractions. Our...

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  • Nadege Adult Family Care Home

    305 Vine Cliff Street, Ruskin, FL 33570
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    Nadege Adult Family Care Home is a residential group home located in the historic city of Ruskin, Florida, which is in Hillsborough County. The mainly agricultural area is widely known for the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve. Ruskin is a wonderful place to live with a warm, friendly atmosphere for...

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  • Consuelo's Assisted Living Facility

    4401 West Ballast Point Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611
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    Consuelo's Assisted Living is a resident care home located in Tampa, Florida in the county of Hillsborough. The city of Tampa is vibrant and pulsing with life. Home to Busch Gardens, Tampa offers Many exciting attractions for visitors and residents alike. Tampa is a city filled with cultural...

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  • Sandra Adult Family Care Home

    1004 Larwood Pine Drive, Ruskin, FL 33570
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    Sandra Adult Family Care provides full time, family oriented assisted living in beautiful Ruskin, FL. We are located in a private home. The quiet subdivision we are located in is surrounded by small truck farms and wooded areas. We promote independent living while still giving the security of having...

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  • Miracle ALF

    8716 West Fountain Avenue, Tampa, FL 33615
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    Located in Tampa, FL., Miracle Assisted Living is a cheerful senior care home that provides a safe, compassionate and clean environment for seniors to spend their golden years. Beautiful Tampa provides us with countless fun outdoor activities and a full year of perfect weather to take part in them....

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  • Dr. Phillips Assisted Living Facility, Inc

    5412 Palm Lake Circle, Orlando, FL 32819
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    Dr. Phillips Assisted Living Community is a senior care home located in the town of Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. It is popularly known for offering Dementia and Alzheimer's Care options for seniors. Our excellent and agreeable surroundings were outlined to give the solace, magnificence and...

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  • Country Comfort Care

    15340 Mallory Lane, Clermont, FL 34715
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    Country Comfort Care is a residential care home located in Clermont, FL in Lake County. The apartment style residential care home sprawls under the warm sunny weather in Florida, and life here is fun yet idyllic. The qualified and certified staff members of Country Comfort Care is compassionate and...

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  • Ponce Adult Family Care

    7224 Jaffery Court, Orlando, FL 32835
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    When you explore all of the amenities that we offer at Ponce Adult Family Care, you will quickly find out why we are a leader in our industry. Ponce Adult Family Care is located in a home in Orlando. This provides a beautiful climate to live out the golden years. Shopping, dining, and hospitals are...

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  • FL Golden Adult Care

    1686 Rachels Ridge Loop, Ocoee, FL 34761
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    FL Golden Adult Care is located in Ocoee, Florida. We pride ourselves on providing a warm and safe environment. We have a staff of highly trained care givers to assist with your loved ones needs. Our senior care facility goal is to offer superb attention while maintaining the dignity and respect of...

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  • Arbor Cove Assisted Living Facility

    305 North Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835
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    Arbor Cove Assisted Living is a beautiful senior care home located in the cool city of Orlando, Florida in the Orange County. Our community is situated in an expansive compound complemented by the amazing scenery around. The large compound has enabled us to come up with a courtyard that our seniors...

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  • Guardian Home Health

    12452 Barrow Street, Spring Hill, FL 34609
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    Home Guardian Health is an adult living facility that is located in the quiet town of Spring Hill along Florida's Nature Coast. Spring Hill is a quiet relaxed community that is perfect for elderly living and enjoying the natural outdoors. The town is an easy commute for families living in most...

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  • The Islands ALF Inc

    901 N Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32818
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    The Islands Assisted Living Inc. is a residential care home located in the fun capital of America, Orlando, Florida which is located in Orange County. Orlando is America's playground, boasting Disney World, Universal Studios, Medieval Times Dinner Theater, Bok Tower Gardens, Sea Life Orlando...

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  • Robert's Adult Care Home

    1615 Glendale Road, Orlando, FL 32808
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    Robert's Adult Care Home is a residential care home located in the city of Orlando, Florida in Orange County. We have been providing assisted living for our seniors for a number of years in our beautiful compound. Our community is positioned in an area that is highly accessible, making us your...

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  • Bimini Manor

    3791 67th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
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    Bimini Manor is a residential care home located in the beautiful city of Pinellas Park, in Pinellas County, Florida. Our city features the best of Florida's natural landscape and breathtaking shorelines. We have a tranquil and serene atmosphere, perfect for seniors looking to relax and spend some...

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  • Ashton Palms

    36 West Esther Street, Orlando, FL 32806
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    Ashton Palms Located in Orlando, Florida, Ashton Palms is a senior care home situated in a sweet, country style house. Right in the heart of retirement and senior-family Florida, our home is a sanctuary where residents can live out their years in cozy comfort. We are conveniently located near...

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  • Villa Rose ALF

    6753 Carpel Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34653
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    Villa Rose Assisted Living is a senior care home in New Port Richey, Florida, located in Pasco County. This historic city is rich with cultural activities and landmarks, while also having excellent shopping and restaurants available with a small town feel. New Port Richey is full of natural beauty,...

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  • Home Sweet Home

    5237 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34652
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    There comes a time when seniors shouldn't be living alone anymore. They know it. Their families know it. As nice as their house or apartment might be, it's more difficult for them to maintain. Expensive too. Their health status is another worry. A lot of little things starting to go wrong. Confusion...

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  • A Tropical Paradise Assisted Living Facility LLC

    5228 23rd Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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    A Tropical Paradise Assisted Living LLC is a senior care home located in the active community of St. Petersburg, Florida in Pinellas County. The city of St. Petersburg is located on the Gulf of Mexico on the western coastline of Florida, across the bay from the city of Tampa. Its scenic and...

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  • Union House

    1930 Union Street, Clearwater, FL 33763
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    Union house is a senior care home located in the beautiful city of Clearwater, Florida located in Pinellas County. Located less than a mile away are the Coachman Park and the Clearwater Parks and Recreation which provide a beautiful outdoor setting for spending a nice relaxed afternoon. The home is...

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Care Homes in Lakeland, FL

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.

The median monthly cost of a care home in Lakeland is about $3,000 in the metropolitan area. In the state of Florida, the median monthly cost for a room in a care home is around $2,800. 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 values and therefore may vary greatly.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right residential care home in Lakeland for you or your loved one.

Cost of Living in Lakeland, FL

The cost of living in Lakeland is pretty close to the national average, and in some cases, less expensive. Lakeland’s proximity to the Tampa/St. Petersburg metropolitan area makes it a great option to have big city convenience at a fraction of the cost. All index ratings are based on a system where a score of 100 represents the cost of the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Health care Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
86 103 96 $670 15.2% $112,796 $39,238 No 7%

Local Medical Providers

The Lakeland area is home to several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the area’s best:

  • Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center - An 864-bed medical community, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center sees over 200,000 patients annually and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hospital specializes in a multitude of fields, including cardiology, geriatrics, and orthopedics.
  • AdventHealth Heart of Florida - AdventHealth Heart of Florida is a faith-based hospital located in nearby Davenport. Services and specialties include stroke care, joint replacement, cardiology, women’s health, and more.
  • Winter Haven Hospital - A non-profit, 527-bed hospital located in Winter Haven, just outside Lakeland. Available services include heart health, cancer care, and orthopedics.

Climate and Weather

Lakeland’s climate is considered humid subtropical and is characterized by year-round sun, occasional rain, and consistently warm air temperatures. On average, the humidity level for Lakeland is roughly 59%. The humidity levels are often highest during the month of August at about 67%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
82°F 91°F (July) 72°F (June) 63°F 74°F (February) 51°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating
29 (Good)

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Natural Disasters
4” 9” (June) 0” Hurricanes, floods

Demographics and Values

Lakeland is a smaller city outside the greater metropolitan area of Tampa/St. Petersburg. The largest employer in the region is the Publix supermarket corporation. Other major contributors to Lakeland’s economy are citrus growing and phosphate mining. Politics in Lakeland tend to lean right of center - in the 2016 election, Republicans won the vote in Polk County by about 12%. Lakeland is a great option for anyone who would like to live in a small city but still have convenient access to metropolitan amenities, with Tampa/St. Petersburg being less than an hour’s drive away. The area can be considered moderately unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ community, meaning that you may feel somewhat unsafe in certain spaces.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Polk County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
41.3% 55.4% 3.3%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
708,009 110,516 630 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.7%

Age

Median 0-18 18-24 25-44 45-64 65+
41 28.4% 10.3% 24.7% 20.6% 23%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
34.0% 25.8% 9.2%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
2.4% 20.6% 15.6% 0.3% 0.1% 59.8% 2.1%

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
31 3.3

Miscellaneous

Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Veterans
54.1% 16.7% 9.5%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The reliably pleasant, mild weather in the region makes Lakeland an ideal place for outdoor recreation. There are a number of beautiful parks in the Lakeland area, and among them, Lake Mirror Park and its spectacular Hollis Garden are sure not to be missed. Hollis Garden is a botanical garden consisting of tens of thousands of flowers, trees, and bushes set against a backdrop of neo-classical architecture, artwork, and ornamental fountains.

Lakeland is also home to the Smithsonian-affiliated Polk Museum of Art, regarded as one of the top museums in the state. The Polk Museum of Art consists of over 2,500 works from pre-Columbian to contemporary American art, as well as African, Asian, and European works. The grounds of the museum include a sculpture garden, and as an added bonus, the Polk Museum of Art offers free admission. The museum also hosts a regular meet-up for individuals with dementia to participate in artistic endeavors and discussions.

Lastly, for a fun evening excursion, be sure to check out the Silvermoon Drive-in, an authentic drive-in movie theater established in Lakeland in 1948. The Silvermoon has two screens that each show nightly double features - four movies total. Show up early, find a parking spot, and tune into the movie’s sound with your FM radio. The theater also hosts a swap meet every weekend!

Transportation

The Citrus Connection runs the public transportation system of Lakeland, and consists of numerous bus routes running through Lakeland and surrounding neighborhoods. The bus operates Monday through Saturday, from morning to early evening hours. Seniors 65 years and older as well as disabled individuals can receive discounted fares with proper ID, 50% off the standard price.

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