HarborChase of Sarasota
5311 Proctor Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233
A beautiful community setting where first-class assisted living and memory services are provided by highly trained staff is the best way to ...
The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,874 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 Assisted Living Community in Sarasota and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Sarasota, FL
5311 Proctor Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233
A beautiful community setting where first-class assisted living and memory services are provided by highly trained staff is the best way to ...
730 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
At Grand Villa of Sarasota, a premier senior assisted living community in Sarasota, Florida, our friendly staff help residents get the most ...
5650 Gantt Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233
SaraBella is a place where residents can enjoy life, and their friends and families can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is b...
4730 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Brookdale Colonial Park (formerly Emeritus at Colonial Park) offers a homelike setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who g...
3251 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
Aravilla Sarasota is for seniors who want the freedom to live their lives as they wish, embracing health and pursuing their own versions of...
2290 Cattleman Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
3749 Sarasota Square Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238
727 Hudson Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
Alderman Oaks is a unique retirement residence located in Downtown Sarasota. Our location allows our residents easy access to the many commu...
2186 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239
From the lush and lovely manicured grounds to the impeccably decorated interior of Brookdale Sarasota Midtown (formerly Bahia Oaks Lodge), r...
3221 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237
4540 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Located on 18 wooded acres just minutes from white sand beaches, American House Sarasota offers independent and assisted living in Sarasota,...
1951 N. Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34235
Aviva Senior Living is Sarasota's only single-site, not-for-profit senior residential community offering the full continuum of care. You or...
2250 Jesus Way, Sarasota, FL 34240
Fountains of Hope is an elegant blend of activity and tranquility. Our warm, classic architecture and elegantly landscaped grounds welcome y...
5601 N. Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243
________________________________________ DeSoto Palms Assisted Living Community invites you to imagine a tranquil senior community where ...
5501 Swift Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
Brookdale Phillippi Creek (formerly Emeritus at Sarasota) offers a homelike setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who gree...
7130 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34238
Savannah Grand, offering gracious accommodations in prestigious South Sarasota, FL. Our Sarasota senior living community is adjacent to the ...
2600 Courtland Street, Sarasota, FL 34237
4450 8th St, Sarasota, FL 34232
Welcome to Cabot Reserve on the Green, a home-like senior living community that promotes social growth and sufficiency. Our community offers...
5111 Palmer Ranch Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34238
Brookdale Palmer Ranch offers a homelike setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff o...
5201 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34232
1501 N. Orange Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Pines of Sarasota is a 63-year old private, non-profit organization that each year, provides residential services to more than 400 seniors a...
4151 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Opened in 1996, Ashton Place is committed to providing the areas most comprehensive level of assistance and care in a bright, cheery, nurtur...
7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL 34238
Refund Plans: 95% of Entrance Fee; 50% Refund (Price: 75% of Entrance Fee); Declining Balance at 1% per mo. for 100 mos. (Price: 66% of Entr...
3435 FOX RUN ROAD, Sarasota, FL 34231
Refund Plans: 50% of Entrance Fee; Declining Balance, 2%/mo. for 4 years (Price: Lower Monthly Fee) Assisted Living and Nursing Care on disc...
4100 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34243
8400 Vamo Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
Refund Plans: 50% of Entrance Fee; 25% Refund after 3 years (Price: 71% of Entrance Fee) Assisted Living and Nursing Care on discounted Fee-...
700 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236
3260 Lake Pointe Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34231
Hearing about the benefits of living at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods can be enlightening and informative, but seeing them first hand i...
2841 6TH STREET, Sarasota, FL 34237
4612 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
3548 Sea View St. , Sarasota, FL 34239
______________________________________ Welcome to Sea View Inn ALF. Our inviting senior living community offers residents the comfort and c...
1809 18th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234
741 South Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232
In the warm and sunny city of Sarasota, Lamplight of Sarasota is a premier retirement community that offers many amenities and activities al...
8104 North Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243
1755 Eighteenth Street, Sarasota, FL 34234
4602 NORTHGATE COURT, Sarasota, FL 34234
5750 Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34233
Angels Senior Living at Sarasota is located in the city of Sarasota, Florida. In this thriving seaside community, seniors can enjoy white-sa...
1958 Rolling Green Circle, Sarasota, FL 34240
______________________________________ Welcome to Lily's Promise - Sarasota. Our inviting senior living community offers residents the ...
1501 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Welcome to Pines Of Sarasota! Here, in a loving, home-like environment, filled with activities and a sense of community, residents receive t...
5413 Hayden Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232
1959 N Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34235
Welcome to Anchin Assisted Living and Memory Care! Anchin at Aviva provides both boutique assisted living and a world-class memory care envi...
16 St Lucie Ave, Sarasota, FL 34232
1777 18th St #323, Sarasota, FL 34234
Welcome to J H Floyd Sunshine Village! Sunshine Village was designed and constructed with one thing in mind -to provide comfortable, afforda...
5660 Mauna Loa Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240
Welcome to Live Oak Manor Assisted Living! Live Oak Manor is set on a large country estate with a serene lake and shaded by huge oak trees. ...
1401 16th St, Sarasota, FL 34236
11 Christie Ave, Sarasota, FL 34232
1172 Tarpon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34237
5233 Canterbury Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243
Welcome to We Care Elderly Service! A Geriatric Care Manager is often the best alternative when you need help caring for a loved one. Whethe...
March 30, 2021
Aravilla Assisted Living & Memory Care was a nice place. It was clean, and it was nice. It was built in a circle. The staff was friendly, and the rooms were nice. They offered everything, like arts and crafts. It was lovely, and I really liked it, but it was just too expensive.
December 11, 2020
Desoto Beach Club is a little pricey, but it's a perfectly decent place to live. It is my impression of this place that it is as well-managed economically to support the level of living. It isn't wealthy, it isn't lush, but it is comfortable. It is barely adequately staffed, but I understand the necessity there. It is not particularly low rent, but it is decent. The level of services provided as we're coming out of lockdown is totally adequate. You get what you pay for. They also permit pets. I have a cat who is sitting on a couch, there are a couple of delightful small dogs, and there is a large dog that is a breed that I had never seen before, but who is an utterly delightful dog. They permit that which is nice. I've got a 2-room apartment, a bedroom, a sitting room with a kitchenette area, and a perfectly adequate shower and bath. There are services to grocery stores, doctor appointments, and when we're not in a pandemic situation, there are excursions, too. We're close to the Ringling Estate. There was an expedition to the Ringling Museum, and there have been expeditions out to the ocean shore for luncheon at a seafood restaurant. It's like summertime in Chicago. They have a salon and an activity room. And because there have been Corona virus infections in the building, the unit has been on lockdown for about two months. We're no longer in lockdown, but there were no sponsored activities and meals were delivered to the apartments. There was no dining room activity, too. But they are now beginning to crank up again. Yesterday afternoon, I went down to the area they call the library to look for something and in the activity room which is next to the library, there were group of people playing Pinochle. In more reasonable times, the Bridge Club will probably start going, and there's a book group. So there's no question, it's definitely congregate living. On lockdown, those activities stopped. We have been coming off. The food is C+ B-, with the occasional A, and the very occasional F. Food is decent, and sometimes they serve something I just flat out don't like.
November 19, 2020
Desoto Beach Club is a total quality institution in every way. The staff and management always go beyond to perform in a total quality way. I've been here 2 years, and I'm totally pleased with the facility. And I'm thankful to God that I'm in a such a nice place. I'm very, very pleased. I
March 28, 2020
My mom has moved into Desoto Beach Club. That is Holiday Retirement Center and those are the only ones anybody should send their loved one to because they honestly care. I love it. It is very clean, very bright and open. There are rocking chairs and benches all over the front area. When you first walk in, it has a three-story ceiling in the dining area. Beyond that backside of the doors, there you can see right when you come in the front is a big swimming pool area. They also have a library and a gym. They are just fantastic. Everything is clean. When it is lunch or dinner time, the people in the offices would stop everything that they're doing and serve all the residents. How nice is that? That way everybody gets to know everybody. They never wonder about the people in the office because they get to know them on a regular daily basis when they get served their meals by them. I think that's fantastic. There's nobody that is above anybody else there. They all have different jobs but when it comes to meal time, they all become one team and it is nice. The food is very good, too. They have indoor exercise and outdoor swimming pool exercise. There is a walking trail around the building, there's a pool table and a card table, they have bingo, they have trivia, and they have singing. I love Desoto Beach Club. It is very homey, and everybody has been wonderful. It is a good place and I like the location, too.
February 11, 2020
Desoto Beach Club was a good place. We liked it a lot, so did my brother-in-law. The facilities were very nice, but he can't afford that. The staff was great. They had studios and 1-bedroom apartments. They had an arts area, a pool, and water aerobic classes. It was very well laid out, and the program was really nice. They had activities planned for the residents.
November 20, 2019
Our biggest issue with Heron House was the shared room and the price, and they weren't willing to negotiate or help at all. Everybody was very friendly. They showed us different rooms, and they were nice. With just a half a wall separating their two areas that was waist high, I thought that it could be very problematic for senior citizens. They had quite a bit of activities like games and trips to stores.
October 18, 2019
Sarasota is the one we want to go to live. We want to take the villa, it's like a condo, all on first floor, overlooking the lake. They've got 2-bedrooms, 2-baths, we want to have an undercover for the car, and they have a glassed-in patio, so that makes an extra room. It's more footage, it has a full kitchen, oven, stove, dishwasher, and they have a washer and dryer in the apartment. They don't do the laundry, they give you 2 meals a day, and they also have a central building in addition to the villas. The staff is very good, and she's not pushy. They had a bus, and they were going to take the people somewhere. They take pets.
July 22, 2019
Heron East was more assisted living, but my dad was not at that stage yet, so that's why I picked another more independent community. The staff member who helped me during the tour was super nice and very knowledgeable. The rooms were a little small, and they only had a studio set up, so it was just one room with a bathroom. The dining room was very nice and everybody ate at their own little tables. I didn't try the food.
June 25, 2019
My husband was in Arden Courts of Sarasota for less than a month, and if everything goes OK in rehab, he will go back there. The place was friendly and nice, but very old fashioned design and amenities wise. They had small rooms designed for everybody, so they would feel comfortable walking from the bed to the toilet or bed to the chair, and they don't have to cross a lot. They had a lot of common areas and railings. The food and their cook were very good. The activities were dedicated to memory care and were a bit quaint. We encouraged him to participate in their trivia, group crossword, and bingo. He didn't always like the food, but they were very caring about giving something that he might eat. I would like to consider a cord button for memory care people who actually can use it like my husband, as opposed to dragging himself out of bed and going somewhere to call a nurse. They said nurses pass by or check him periodically, but it's not that periodical. He had good rapport with the other nurses, but there was a nightshift nurse who he had a really big problem with. Generally, it's a very good place.
While monthly assisted living costs in Sarasota ($3,874) fall just under the national average of $4,000, the city is one of the most expensive in this region of Florida, coming in at nearly $400 per month over the state average according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Study 2018. Nearby locations such as Punta Gorda ($3,400) and the Tampa area ($3,250) are slightly less expensive, while farther inland, in places such as Sebring ($3,038) and the Lakeland area ($2,808), expenses drop even more.
Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Sarasota alone, so data for the North Port Area was used.
The cost of senior services in Sarasota varies significantly by type, with adult day health services on the low end at $1,907 per month and nursing home care nearly five times that at $8,669. Assisted living falls toward the middle at $3,874, as do homemaker services ($3,813) and home health aides ($4,385). The cost of in-home care can vary further depending on the extent of services required. Seniors looking at in-home services should factor in expenses such as mortgage or rent when determining monthly costs, while those considering a residential program may want to consider transitional costs such as moving expenses.
Eligible seniors can receive comprehensive benefits from Florida Medicaid, including physician visits, inpatient hospital stays, nursing home care, home health services, adult day health care and prescription medication coverage. Benefits may vary depending on an individual’s medical and functional needs, and those who qualify are enrolled in the statewide Managed Medical Assistance program, which administers services.
To qualify for Florida’s SSI-related Medicaid program, applicants must be legal state residents aged 65 and over and meet strict income requirements. Single applicants may not exceed $891 in monthly income, and married couples with both spouses applying must have a total monthly income of no more than $1,208. Seniors who already receive Supplemental Security Income or who are eligible but not yet receiving SSI automatically qualify for Medicaid. To apply for benefits, these individuals should work directly with the Social Security Administration.
Further information on the state’s Medicaid program is available through ACCESS Florida or by calling (866) 762-2237.
Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program provides community services, in-home care and assisted living programs to Medicaid-eligible seniors in need of extended care. Benefits may include adult foster care and services such as home-delivered meals. Qualified individuals are professionally assessed and assigned a case manager who develops an individualized plan for the applicant, enabling an individual to receive appropriate care in the least restrictive environment possible.
Legal Florida residents who are over the age of 65 and Medicaid-eligible may apply for SMMC LTC. Disabled individuals under 64 may also apply, and applicants must require a nursing facility level of care. Income limits apply. For single applicants, combined income and assets must not exceed $2,313 per month, and the limit is $4,626 for couples.
The first step in the application process is an assessment, which seniors can schedule via the Elder Helpline at (800) 262-2243. Potential applicants should request a screening for home- and community-based services. The primary caregiver should have basic information available for the initial interview, including the applicant’s income and required care needs.
Optional State Supplementation Program
Financial assistance is available for low-income Florida seniors already living in residential care communities through the Optional State Supplementation program. OSS funding offsets the costs of room and board in care facilities, and the stipend varies, depending on the type of care, up to a $239 monthly maximum for individuals and $487 for couples.
Unless disabled, individuals must be 65 or older to qualify for this benefit and must currently live in a residential care facility. Income limits apply, and individual applicants should make no more than $828.40 per month. The maximum monthly income for couples is exactly double that, at $1,656.80. For applicants living in dedicated mental health care facilities, income limits may be slightly higher. Asset limits follow Medicaid guidelines.
For additional information, answers to questions or to apply, potential applicants should visit ACCESS Florida.
VA Aid and Attendance Program
Financial assistance to offset the costs of assisted living is available to eligible veterans and their surviving spouses through the VA Aid and Attendance Program. Qualified individuals must be 65 or older and require assistance with the activities of daily living. There are no additional level-of-care requirements.
Financial eligibility requirements for the program are complex, making the application process confusing for many individuals. In addition to income information, applicants may need to provide specifics about un-reimbursed medical expenses. The VA benefits office staff assist veterans and their families with the application process and provide essential information on eligibility and other available benefits.
Assisted Living Bridge Loans
Elderlife Financial Services offers assisted living bridge loans to individuals in need of short-term funding for residential care. Seniors can secure up to 12 months of payments to allow them to transition to a program while awaiting final benefit approval or a payout from the sale of a home. Available as a lump sum payment or as a line of credit, bridge loans can also help fund transitional costs such as moving expenses. Approval is often quick.
These loans can have up to six borrowers, minimizing approval concerns centering around individual creditworthiness or the health and age of the senior receiving services. Borrowers are expected to furnish information about the anticipated source of permanent funding during the application process.
To discuss whether assisted living bridge loans are a viable option, contact Elderlife Financial Services directly.
Area Agencies on Aging offer community resources, information and referrals for services to senior citizens and caregivers. Individual counseling, support groups and respite care are available for families in need. Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida
15201 North Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1100, Fort Myers, FL 33903
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