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 146 Home Care Agencies in Ocala 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.
8525 US HWY 441, Leesburg, FL 34788
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Thank you for your interest. I am the owner of Senior Helpers of The Villages and look forward to matching one of our professional, trained caregivers to meet your or your loved one's unique care needs. All Senior Helpers caregivers are employees of our company and undergo rigorous background...
700 Almond Street Suite B, Clermont, FL 34711
960 Oakwood Road, Orange City, FL 32763
Our in-home care services are about restoring dignity and independence. They’re about allowing us to be the caregivers so family members can be the husbands, wives, sons or daughters again. We believe this peace of mind is priceless.If you’re unsure whether home is the right place for you or...
520 N Orlando Ave Suite 140, Winter Park, FL 32789
Senior Helpers® is a national leader in professional in-home assistance services. Founded in Baltimore in 2001, we’ve rapidly built a reputation for providing only the best in dependable, consistent and affordable elderly care services. We have the people, resources, systems and knowledge...
250 S Beach Street, Suite 20-E, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Preferred Care at Home of Coastal Volusia is your VIP experience for home care. Assisting clients improve their quality of life while still recognizing and maintaining their dignity and independence. visit us at preferhome.com/cv
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 $4,242 in Ocala 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 Ocala for you or your loved one.
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.
The Ocala area is home to several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the area’s best:
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%.
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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.
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Ocala is considered moderately unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ community, meaning that members of the community may feel somewhat unsafe in certain spaces.
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.