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Residential care homes in Ocala may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Ocala 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 Ocala, 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.

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Gray-Leslie Rowena Adult Family Care Home

27409 Hammock View Ct, Yalaha, FL 34797

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Studio, 1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

Oaks Residential & Rehab

3250 SW 41st Pl, Gainesville, FL 32608

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Lake Harris Inn

701 Lake Port Blvd, Leesburg, FL 34748

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Franklin House

2400 Kurt St, Eustis, FL 32726

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Cost of care homes in Ocala, FL

The average cost of senior living in Ocala is $3,494 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Eustis, FL with an average of $3,208 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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Services for seniors in Ocala, Florida

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In Ocala, Florida, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Ocala, Florida, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Ocala, Florida, is car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Ocala include bus routes and rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Ocala has limited biking infrastructure and is not very walkable.

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Health care

Ocala offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Marion Community Hospital and AdventHealth Daytona Beach.

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Senior activities

Ocala, Florida, is an ideal place for arts, culture, and outdoor recreation. With the city’s numerous horse farms and trails, Ocala was actually named the Horse Capital of the World in 2007. Residents and tourists can also visit the city’s many fishing holes, baseball games, and golf courses. For the art enthusiasts and history buffs, be sure to visit the Appleton Museum and Brick City Center, the Dance Alive National Ballet and Reilly Arts Center, and the Historic Ocala Square.

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Care Homes in Ocala, 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.

Cost of Personal Care Homes in Ocala, FL

The median monthly cost for a room in a care home in Ocala is about $1,500 within 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 Ocala for you or your loved one.

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Cost of Living

The cost of living in Ocala is pretty close to the national average, and in some cases, even cheaper. Ocala’s proximity to the Tampa/St. Petersburg metropolitan area makes it a great option for those like 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 index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income
85 99 92.7 $1,125 15.2% $148,200 $37,422

Local Hospitals

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

  • Ocala Regional Medical Center – An 430-bed medical community, Ocala Regional Medical Center specializes in a multitude of fields, including cardiology, chemotherapy, and physical therapy.
  • Ocala Regional Medical Center – An 430-bed medical community, Ocala Regional Medical Center specializes in a multitude of AdventHealth Ocala – AdventHealth Ocala is a faith-based hospital that has Emergency and Intensive Care Services and specialties including cardiac care, joint replacement, obstetrics, MRIs, and more.

Weather and Climate

Ocala’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 Ocala 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 93°F (July) 72°F (June) 63°F 74°F (February) 43°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

Ocala is a small town in north central Florida. A small, agricultural and manufacturing center, Ocala is about halfway between Gainesville to the north and Orlando to the southeast. With its attractive tree-lined streets and Old South–style homes, it more resembles a typical Southern city than a Florida city or beach town. Ocala is the capital of Florida’s thoroughbred industry, and ranching and horse-breeding are popular local endeavors.

2016 Presidential Election for Marion County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
35.3% 61.3% 3.4%

Population Statistics

Population city proper Population density Population trend
57,812 320 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.1%


Median 18-24 25-44 45-64 65+
38.6 10.3% 24.7% 20.6% 23.0%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
86.6% 23% 2.6%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
2.8% 20.1% 13.3% <1% 0.1% 61.6% 2.5%


Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
3,314 48.12 6.72


Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9% 55% 15% 20% 9% 10%

Ocala is considered moderately unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ community, meaning that members of the community may feel somewhat unsafe in certain spaces.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Ocala is an ideal place for outdoor recreation, with a heritage and legacy of equestrian horse breeding, Ocala was named the Horse Capital of the World in 2007. This is very apparent with all of their horse farms and the many champion bred horses such as the 1956 Kentucky Derby winner, Needles, or Triple Crown Winner, Affirmed. There are more horses in Ocala/Marion County than anywhere in the world, along with many horseback trails and competitive racing tracks.

Ocala is also a great place to get out and enjoy the mild climate, birdwatching and cataloging all of the beautiful wildlife. Hunting is also a popular area pastime. Some locals operate a super fun zipline and will rent kayaks and canoes to those who want to enjoy the water. Ocala offers many other outdoors activities too including fishing holes, baseball games, and golf courses.

Lastly, for those looking for arts and culture, there’s the Appleton Museum and Brick City Center for the Arts to see classic and contemporary works art. If you desire something more kinetic, there is the Dance Alive National Ballet and Reilly Arts Center to take in some theatre. Ocala never forgets its history buffs either with such historic locations as Ma Barker House and the Historic Ocala Square.


Ocala is serviced by the SunTran, a series of color-themed lines that are planned to get the maximum number of riders throughout the area. Though these are well planned, you’d be better off using private shuttles or rideshares if you needed to be somewhere specific. SunTran does offer charter services that may bridge the gap however.

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