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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,250 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 35 assisted living facilities in Tampa and 30 in surrounding areas.
Nestled south of Florida’s Pasco County farmlands, Brighton Gardens of Tampa provides the complete continuum of senior care in a peaceful setting with highly trained staff.
In lush northwest Tampa, residents of Brookdale Carrollwood enjoy quality assisted living and memory care in an elegant community on beautifully landscaped grounds.
Near Carrollwood Commons and Grand Plaza Shopping Center, Brookdale Northdale is a comfortable and conveniently located community specially designed for senior living and care.
Brookdale Bayshore, located steps from Tampa Bay and a state park, offers exceptional active senior living in an elegant community within walking distance of several restaurants.
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The Legacy at Highwoods Preserve features an innovative approach to assisted living and memory care, based upon the latest research and utilizing state-of-the-art technology in an atmosphere of gracious senior living.
Bamboo Villas is an assisted living facility owned and operated by the Sumulong family. We offer a friendly, family-oriented environment where every resident enjoys a wide range of services, amenities and activities. From the moment you enter our facility, one…
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Our senior Assisted Living Facility in Tampa Florida offers a unique blend of assisted living, memory support care, and respite care - all geared toward providing senior care that combines the best of both worlds - the independence of a…
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You will find an affordable, yet comfortable home at Heritage Manor. Our professionally trained caregivers create a safe and nurturing assisted living environment for you or your loved one to thrive.
Hudson Manor is a one-of-a-kind assisted living community because of our boutique-style inspired surroundings and first-class services that our residents enjoy every day.
Colonial Assisted Living at Tampa offers a homelike setting with jolly smiles from our professional and caring staff. Once inside you will immediately feel the genuine atmosphere of a skillfully run community that has been family owned for Over 30…
At Wellswood Care Center, our goal is to provide our residents with the best in senior living. Our high quality care and dedicated staff ensure that the health needs of all our residents are supported, while our wide variety of…
Angels Garden Assisted Living is a home away from home, where residents received the best care as they get a comfortable, safe and secured environment
Quality, Affordable Care is Coming! Our modern 33,000 square foot assisted living residence is currently under construction near the corner of Hillsborough Avenue and Habana Avenue in Tampa. We’re excited to provide affordable and superior care for the senior residents…
Whether you're looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, you won't find a more high-end community, at a more affordable price, than Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay.
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If you or a loved one require assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transportation, preparing meals, housekeeping, laundry, or assistance with medications, Palm Terrace Assisted Living Facility provides assistance with all of this and…
A retirement set in sunny Tampa Bay that also includes the peace of mind of a full continuum of care awaits seniors at St. Joseph’s John Knox, a full-service continuing care retirement community.
A newly renovated assisted living community in Tampa Florida that provides upscale, modern feel and continuum of care to active seniors is Renaissance Senior Living.
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Angels Senior Living At Palma Ceiaspecializes in providing exceptional memory care for its residents in a setting that truly feels like home. Each and every AAngels Senior Living At Palma Ceia team member receives Level I and Level II memory…
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A place where you could feel yourself at home that is well designed, functional and senior friendly is Country Place Senior Living a place where we provide care for your way of life.
At University Village, you will find a sunny Tampa setting that is the perfect place for a relaxing retirement. Settled on 34 acres of nature-filled grounds, you can relax, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the good things in life.…
Amalia Gardens ALF is a new facility in the Tampa Bay area striving to provide the best care for our community. We are perfectly located just minutes from downtown Tampa; St. Josephs, Tampa General and Memorial Hospitals; shopping centers; churches;…
I encountered approximately 12 seniors who were all smiling, well groomed in casual attire, and very pleasant. They all appeared friendly and upbeat, and quite happy to be there. Each person I encountered smiled, looked directly at me, and said hello. As we passed by the dining area there were many residents enjoying l...Read more Elmcroft of Carrollwood reviews
I like Elmcroft of Carrollwood. I like that it is donut shaped, so if my mother walks and gets lost, she ends up in the same spot. It's small, and she can go out in the courtyard without going out to the street. They have activities throughout the day. The staff helps me out and answers all our questions. She has a lit...Read more Elmcroft of Carrollwood reviews
We chose Renaissance Assisted Living. It's fine, but not really as appropriate as I had hoped, but for what they do it's alright. The facilities and apartments are nice. The response time of the home care workers is OK, but not really as much as we need. The food is OK to good, but basically for the cost I can do bette...Read more Allegro - North Tampa reviews
We visited Palm Terrace, and it was nice, but they did not have any openings. The staff was very helpful and very professional. The apartments were very clean, the people seemed to like the place, and I was impressed. We went there while they were eating, the food looked good, and the kitchen was very clean.Read more Palm Terrace Assisted Living & Adult Day Care reviews
Palm Terrace was nice. The dining area looked fine and I also saw a sitting area. The people were nice and the residents seemed happy, which was a good sign. The staff was very accommodating. Everything was great.Read more Palm Terrace Assisted Living & Adult Day Care reviews
I was very impressed with Palm Terrace Assisted Living Facility & Adult Day Care Center. It seemed to have a number of amenities, activities for men and women, and there were a number of places where they could go out and sit in the garden. It's really attractive, and if I have my choice, that's where I want my fri...Read more Palm Terrace Assisted Living & Adult Day Care reviews
The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care study indicates that the average monthly cost of assisted living in Tampa is below both the national average ($4,000) and the state average ($3,500). When compared with Jacksonville ($4,425), the largest city in the state, Tampa’s assisted living costs are more than $1,000 lower. The city’s assisted living costs are similar to other major cities in Florida such as Miami ($3,350) and Orlando ($3,275).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
The type of care required is the biggest factor influencing the average cost of long term care, and this is especially true in Tampa. The cost of nursing home care in the city is more than $5,000 higher than that of assisted living. When compared to home care services, assisted living is substantially less as well. When considering home care as an option, it’s important to also account for additional expenses such as rent and general upkeep, which add a great deal to the monthly budget and can result in a cost that’s much higher than assisted living, which typically includes room-and-board costs.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
The Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program in Florida is available to seniors living in assisted living and other long-term care facilities in Tampa and throughout the state. The program provides financial assistance with the cost of assisted living and other care services to eligible seniors as well as other services that may include transportation, physical therapy, occupational therapy or case management, depending on the specific needs of the senior.
In order to be eligible for this program, seniors must be 65 years of age or older and complete a comprehensive care assessment to determine their need for long-term care. Financial eligibility requirements are in place for this program as well. Seniors must not have an annual income that exceeds $16,040 when applying as an individual, while for couples, income must not exceed $21,599. There is usually a waiting list for this program because it accepts a limited number of participants each year. Seniors can learn more about adding their names to the waiting list and the application process by calling 1-800-96-ELDER.
Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs provides the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. It offers alternative care to seniors who require a nursing level of care but prefer to continue living in their home or within an assisted living community. The program doesn’t provide seniors with cash benefits but instead offers subsidies on medical and social services, including daily nurse or caregiver visits, medical and dental care, transportation services and long-term care.
Applicants to PACE must complete a comprehensive care assessment and be 55 years of age or older. They must also be able to safely live in their community and meet the financial requirements of the state Medicaid plan. To find a PACE provider in Tampa, seniors can call 1-855-435-7223.
Optional State Supplement
Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income can apply for an optional state supplement if additional financial assistance is required to pay for the cost of room and board in an assisted living facility. The applicant’s current income and budget determine the benefit amount, which has a maximum payout of $78.40 per month.
In order to be eligible for the OSS, seniors must have an income that doesn’t exceed $849.40 per month and may not possess more than $2,000 value in assets. Seniors can apply for the supplement by contacting ACCESS Florida at 1-866-762-2237.
Elderlife Bridge Loan
Seniors who aren’t eligible for government assistance may be able to apply for an elder bridge loan from Elderlife Financial Services. These loans are for seniors living in approved assisted living or long-term care facilities and are paid directly to the facility where the senior resides. Loans are paid back in monthly installments and have low interest rates and flexible terms.
Eligibility depends on the senior’s credit history and income, but for those who are unable to afford the monthly payments on their own, Elderlife Financial Services allows applicants to include up to six cosigners on their application, which may also improve the likelihood of approval.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Some seniors may have purchased a long-term care insurance policy prior to making the decision to move to an assisted living facility. Those who are covered are generally subject to an annual deductible, after which their policy covers the cost of care.
Eligibility and premiums vary depending on the provider, the plan and the amount of coverage, but typically a policy must be purchased before the need for long-term care exists.
Several senior centers in the Tampa area provide those aged 55 and older with access to recreation, education, congregate meals and other services.
David Barksdale Senior Citizen Center
1801 North Lincoln Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606
Town ‘N Country Senior Citizen Center
7606 Paula Drive, Tampa, Florida 33615
Oaks at Riverview Senior Center
101 East Kirby Street, Tampa, Florida 33604
Seniors who have served in the military and their immediate family members may be eligible for financial, social or medical assistance from Veterans Affairs. Seniors can visit their local VA office to learn about available programs and eligibility requirements.
U.S. Veterans Affairs Department
13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33612
The Area Agency on Aging is a not-for-profit organization that provides case management, benefits assistance and advocacy programs to seniors.
Area Agency on Aging
8928 Brittany Way, Tampa, Florida 33619
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