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Assisted Living in Gainesville, FL

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,775 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 10 assisted living facilities in Gainesville and 10 in surrounding areas.

  • Assisted living: $3,775
  • Nursing home semi-private room: $8,060
  • In-home care: $3,813
  • Adult day health services: $1,387

HarborChase of Gainesville

1415 Fort Clarke Blvd
Gainesville, FL

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3 Reviews
Starting at XXXX per month

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3 Reviews
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Look no further than Harborchase of Gainesville for the finest assisted living services and memory care available in the Gainesville area.

Charter Senior Living of Gainesville

1001 SW 62nd Blvd.
Gainesville, FL

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Near Oaks Mall and the University of Florida campus, residents of Brookdale Gainesville Southwest have many choices for on- and off-site recreation, coupled with our superb senior care.

The Windsor of Gainesville

3605 NW 83rd St.
Gainesville, FL

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At The Windsor of Gainesville, you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere that values both community and individuality. Gathering areas are purposefully designed to make life more engaging, convenient and social, while a variety of residential floorplans offer comfortable, private retreats in…

Hunters Crossing Place

4601 Northwest 53rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL

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At Brookdale Hunter's Crossing II, we focus on the individual needs of each resident to provide exceptional Alzheimer's and dementia care in a cozy and loving community environment.

Brookdale Hunter's Crossing I

4601 North West 53rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL

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Located minutes from a shopping center and a large state park, Brookdale Hunter's Crossing provides an enjoyable assisted living lifestyle and exceptional care to seniors.

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida

5100 S.W. 25th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL

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Refund Plans: 90% of Entrance Fee; 50% Refund (Price: 84% of Entrance Fee);Declining Balance at 2% per mo. for 53 mos. (Price: 75% of Entrance Fee)

The Village at Gainesville

8000 NW 27TH BOULEVARD
Gainesville, FL

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A 104-acre gated campus surrounded by the beauty of nature, The Village of Gainesville is a comprehensive provider of retirement living options. As a provider of independent living, assisted living and memory care, we offer a broad range of accommodations,…

Gainesville Health Care Center

4842 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL

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Welcome to Gainesville Health Care Center! Gainesville Health Care Center is a 180 bed nursing facility that offers short-term rehabilitation, long term care, memory care, palliative care and hospice care.It is our mission to promote the optimum health and well…

Tacachale

1621 Northeast Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL

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Southwest Retirement Home

3207 SW 42nd Place,
Gainesville, FL

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Reviews of Gainesville Assisted Living Facilities

HarborChase of Gainesville

Review by C.G. | Consumer

I didn’t see anything that I did not like in HarborChase, everything was very good. The staff that I encountered were very welcoming and were in an upbeat mood, which was good for the residents. We saw a room set up for visitations. It looked satisfactory, clean, and the furnishings are good.

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HarborChase of Gainesville

Review by Lori | Consumer

We had my mom at HarborChase of Gainesville for a while. It was very nice, very well-kept, and clean. Overall, we had a very good experience there. We did the assisted living side for a while, but it was a little bit too much for my mom. Nevertheless, we were very impressed with the staff. They were very good. I was ve...

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HarborChase of Gainesville

Review by Linda | Consumer

We could not be more pleased with the care and attention our family member is receiving at Harbor Chase in Gainesville. The staff is friendly and engaged with the residents. Staff and management are always available and on the floor. To see the smiles and hear the laughs of those working there or living there assures...

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Brookdale Hunter's Crossing I

Review by denyse | Consumer

Hunter's Crossing Place was wonderful and I couldn't have asked for a better tour. It was great. They were extremely accommodating, they answered all the questions that I had, and the patients mingled with the staff. We did dinner, the residents were eating, and the food looked great. I was impressed with the activitie...

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The Village at Gainesville

Review by Earl | Consumer

My parents will be moving into The Village at Gainesville. They're going to have their own apartment, and people will be coming in to do cleaning and yard work. The staff member that I met there was very nice. I also met their marketing person, and their nurse, and they were real nice. The marketing person was very pat...

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Oak Hammock at the University of Florida

Review by Robert | Consumer

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida was a wonderful place. If you're rich, you can go to this place. The place was nice and bright, and their residents were all decent looking. The apartments were a nice size and well appointed. The villas were also a nice size. They have a lap pool and a park. We were able to try...

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Map of Gainesville Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Gainesville

According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, assisted living costs in Gainesville are slightly lower than the national average of $4,000, and $275 higher than the state average of $3,500. Costs for assisted living in Gainesville are comparable to Deltona ($3,850) and the North Port Area ($3,874), while assisted living in both Naples ($5,448) and The Villages ($5,031) is more costly than Gainesville. 

  • Gainsville: $3,775
  • National average: $4,000
  • State average: $3,500
  • Panama City: $4,200
  • Cape Coral: $4,000
  • Ocala: $3,275
  • Port St. Lucie: $3,620
  • Sebring: $3,038
  • Homosassa Springs: $4,125

Care Cost Comparison

Costs for senior care vary based on the location, level of care and type of service. In Gainesville, nursing home care in a semiprivate room is more than double the cost of assisted living. In-home health aide and homemaker services cost about the same as assisted living. When comparing the true cost of residential services with nonresidential care options, it’s important to consider daily living expenses such as property taxes, utilities, maintenance and food that are usually included with residential care services for seniors.  

Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart

  • Assisted living: $3,775
  • Homemaker services: $3,813
  • Home health aide: $3,813
  • Adult day health: $1,387
  • Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $8,060

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gainesville

Medicaid in Florida

Medicaid is a nationwide health coverage program that provides low-income, low-asset children, adults and seniors with a range of preventative health services such as screening for chronic diseases. Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that most states opt to administer through a branch of the state government, although some states contract out Medicaid administration to a private insurance company. 

The services provided through Medicaid vary from state to state, and some states offer extended coverage that includes funding for assisted living. 

Florida residents age 65 and older may qualify for Medicaid if both their income and assets fall within the maximum limits of the Medicaid program. Single applicants can earn no more than $2,313 per month, and their total countable assets must not exceed $2,000 in value, while married couples applying for Medicaid together cannot have a monthly income greater than $4,626 and own countable assets valued at more than $3,000. 

Seniors who meet the income and asset qualifications for Medicaid in Florida are eligible for enrollment in the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program administered by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.  

The Long-Term Care Managed Care Program provides seniors with access to a wide range of long-term care services including assisted living facility services. 

For more information about Medicaid in Florida, contact the Department of Elder Affairs at (850) 414-2000. 

To apply to the SMMC program, contact Elder Options in Gainesville at (800) 963-5337. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Supplement

Veterans who have been honorably discharged and their surviving spouses may be eligible for a VA pension top-up benefit if they have a disability that impacts their ability to care for themselves. 

Known as the VA Aid and Attendance benefit, this pension top-up is open to veterans who are already receiving a regular VA pension. Note that this program excludes veterans who receive a VA disability pension.

To qualify for these benefits, applicants must have at least one of the following conditions: 

  • Be bedridden for a significant portion of the day due to permanent disability or illness
  • Require assistance from a caregiver to complete daily living tasks such as bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding and managing a prosthetic device
  • Have corrected vision in both eyes that tests at 5/200 or worse
  • Suffer from concentric contraction of the visual field measuring 5 or fewer degrees
  • Currently reside in a nursing home or skilled nursing facility as a result of decreased mental or physical abilities

VA Housebound Pension Top-Up 

Veterans and their surviving spouses who are restricted to their primary residence the majority of the time as a result of a permanent disability may qualify for the VA Housebound pension top-up benefit. 

Note that this benefit is available for applicants who have been assessed at 100 percent disabled according to VA guidelines, and the disability does not need to be service-related. 

Qualified applicants may apply to both the VA Aid and Attendance and the Housebound Benefits program; however, they can collect benefits from only one program at a time. 

To learn more about these pension top-up programs for veterans, contact the Gainesville Vet Center at (352) 331-1408. 

Assisted Living Resources in Gainesville

Senior Centers in Gainesville

Gainesville is home to a number of social groups geared toward older adults, many of which are based out of the newly constructed Gainesville/Alachua County Senior Recreation Center. This 17,000-square-foot facility offers a wide range of activities for seniors, including exercise classes, health education, lunch clubs and opportunities to connect with the community. The City of Gainesville operates some senior-orientated programs through the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. 

University of Florida Health – Senior Recreation Center
5701 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32653
(352) 265-9040

City of Gainesville – Westside Recreation Center
1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 334-2186

Community Assistance Agencies 

A number of local government and not-for-profit agencies and church groups offer support to seniors, including assistance with transportation to medical appointments, help securing medical coverage and low-cost meal programs. 

ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc. 
5701 N.W. 34th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32653
(352) 265-9040

Veteran Centers and Clinics

Gainesville is home to many services and organizations geared toward veterans, including the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, which provides a complete range of primary and specialty care services. There is also a local Vet Center, an active American Legion Post and a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. 

Gainesville Vet Center
105 NW 75th Street, Suite #2, Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 331-1408

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
1601 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608-1135
(352) 376-1611

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