Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Home Care Agencies. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 148 Home Care Agencies in Lakeland and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
410 Thomas Ave, Winter Haven, FL 33880
522 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
A Better Solution has been a trusted service provider since 1998 for home care services. We are a licensed, insured and bonded Home Care Agency providing care to Florida residents. Our deployed staff includes Home Health Aid’s, homemakers and companions to provide tailored services to meet our...
7823 N. Dale Mabry Suite 106, Tampa, FL 33614
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Right at Home helps people stay in their homes. We believe that maintaining an independent lifestyle fosters the dignity and sense of purpose we all seek. Your own home provides invaluable comfort, a sense of security and feeling of well-being.If you or a family member needs assistance with...
700 Almond Street Suite B, Clermont, FL 34711
Home care, or in-home care, is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, and transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.
The median monthly cost of in-home care is about $4,195 in Lakeland and $4,195 in the state of Florida, according to Genworth.
A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the perfect home care provider in Lakeland for you or your loved one.
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.
The Lakeland area is home to several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the area’s best:
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%.
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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.
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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!
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.