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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Lakeland nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Lakeland, FL may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Lakeland or another care type is right for you. Browse 143 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Lakeland.

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Grand Villa of Lakeland

2111 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805

(48 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Welcome to the new Grand Villa of Lakeland! Our lovely assisted living and memory care community in Lakeland, Florida, is centrally located between Orlando and Tampa. Grand Villa is a resort style community with fabulous features and amenities designed to help our residents enjoy life to the...

Grace Manor Suites

4620 N. Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33809

(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Assisted Living Care for Seniors with the Warmth of Southern Hospitality in North Lakeland with a decade of care and local ownership. We offer inclusive monthly pricing and there isn't a buy-in here, adding peace of mind. Grace Manor Suites is a warm, inviting home for seniors that offers...

Savannah Cottage of Lakeland

605 Carpenter's Way, Lakeland, FL 33809

(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Savannah Cottage of Lakeland, offering assisted living for those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss, is located in Lakeland, Florida. Lakeland is a diverse city full of charm and southern hospitality. Located in Polk County, Lakeland is positioned perfectly in the center of...

Savannah Court of Lakeland

6550 North Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33809

(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Savannah Court, offering gracious retirement assisted living, is in Lakeland, Florida, a diverse city full of charm and southern hospitality. Located in Polk County, Lakeland is positioned perfectly in the center of the state with easy access to I-4 and conveniently located between Orlando and...

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Ansley Parke at Oakbridge

3110 Oakbridge Blvd E, Lakeland, FL 33803

(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Full Days. Full Lives. Full Hearts.You deserve the best of what life has to offer, and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the quality of life you want for the safety and security you need, especially as your health changes. At our Lakeland community, you and your loved ones will live with the peace...

Lake Gibson Village

771 Carpenters Way, Lakeland, FL 33809

(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lake Gibson Village is a community like no other. We offer a unique assisted living experience set within a beautiful, historic landmark.Our staff of trained professionals provide services that allow our residents to remain focused on what matters most to them: nurturing purposeful friendships,...

The Manor at Lake Morton

534 E Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33801

(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Upscale Assisted Living Care for Senior Adults in Historic Downtown Lakeland!-The Manor at Lake Morton offers assisted living care for seniors in the charming historic district of Lakeland. Our modern senior residential community is just a short walk from Lakeland's thriving downtown restaurants...

Lake Morton Plaza

400 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801

(28 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Experience urban senior living at its finest. At Lake Morton Plaza, our lifestyle is sure to make you say WOW! Located only an hour from Orlando, you’ll find everything you need to live an active, engaging and vibrant life. Close to shopping and attractions, while still providing opportunities to...

Brookdale Highlands

4250 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813

(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Do more. Live more. Find your best senior living life here.There’s a world of activities waiting to be explored at our Highlands community, and you’re just the senior to do it. Life here means a different kind of senior living, where your needs are met, your safety is taken care of 24/7, and your...

Grace Manor at Lake Morton

610 E Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33801

(18 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Compassionate Memory Care in Florida's Heartland- Grace Manor at Lake Morton in historic Lakeland provides a supportive home for people with memory disorders who need a caring, safe and comforting environment. We create an atmosphere of family living and provide each of our residents with...

Spring Hills Hunters Creek

3800 Town Center Blvd, Orlando, FL 32837

(114 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Spring Hills Hunter's Creek is an assisted living community in sunny Orlando, Florida. In addition to our regular functions, we are also a community of Alzheimer's support and care. At Spring Hills, our motto is 'Caring with a Commitment to Quality.' This motto reflects us in everything we do....

Grand Villa of Pinellas Park

8980 49th Street, Pinellas Park, FL 33782

(89 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Welcome to Grand Villa of Pinellas Park Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Residence in Pinellas Park, Florida. We're glad you're here! We are excited to show you all the wonderful features and amenities of our senior living community. As you explore our web site, we think you'll discover how Grand...

Atria Evergreen Woods

7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill, FL 34608

(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Nestled within 16 wooded acres, Atria Evergreen Woods is one of our most welcoming independent and assisted living communities. A dedicated Life Guidance memory care program is also available at this location. Enjoy amenities like the new pool, putting green, shuffleboard court, and nature...

Atria Park of Baypoint Village

7927 State Road 52, Hudson, FL 34667

(79 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Voted 'Best of Suncoast' for three years running by readers of The Suncoast News, Atria Park of Baypoint Village is a vibrant community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care options. Situated in a private, wooded setting, Atria is conveniently located near Hudson Beach,...

Sun City Senior Living

3855 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573

(75 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located in the heart of Sun City Center, Florida and convenient to Tampa, St. Petersburg and the beautiful beaches. Offering Assisted Living, Memory Care, Adult Day Care and Respite in the greater Tampa Bay Area. We are pet friendly, close to beaches, shopping and hospitals. We offer daycare from...

Brookdale New Port Richey

6400 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653

(81 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Best Place to Explore Your Best LifeA new phase of senior life shouldn’t mean leaving behind the quality of life you’re used to. In fact, it should be the opposite, and that’s what our premium community offers, with a wide range of interesting things to do, and a community full of interesting...

The Sheridan at Lakewood Ranch

11705 Evening Walk Dr, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

(69 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Spring Haven Retirement

1225 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881

(79 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Forget what you thought you knew about retirement living – this is retirement living that will make you say WOW! Located on five lush acres of land, Spring Haven Retirement is a senior living community full of envious services and amenities. With a pool, hot tub, and beautiful views of Lake...

Savannah Court of Brandon

824 North Parsons Avenue, Brandon, FL 33510

(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Savannah Court of Brandon senior assisted living community is licensed for 46 residents, is full of vibrant activity, yet offers a warm and comfortable feel throughout. Savannah Court offers an outstanding local reputation and has proudly been serving Seniors in the Brandon and Tampa Bay area for...

The Crossings at Riverview

8451 US Hwy 301 S., Riverview, FL 33578

(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Crossings at Riverview located in Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida is an assisted living community also providing specialized memory care resources for those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Riverview is conveniently accessible to Interstates 4 and 75 and sits along the...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Learn More About Nursing Homes in Lakeland, FL

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

Cost of Nursing Homes in Lakeland, FL

The median monthly cost for a private room in a Lakeland nursing home is about $9,520, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the state of Florida is around $9,387, according to Genworth.

For this type of elder care, Lakeland, FL offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

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Cost of Living

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 Hospitals

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.

Weather and Climate

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%


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%


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


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!


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.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Florida

The Manor at Lake Morton, Stone Ledge Manor and Tessera of Brandon are the top rated nursing homes near Lakeland, Florida. See full list of communities.

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