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Older adults that have trouble moving around or carrying out daily tasks often find assisted living enticing. These facilities can provide nursing, housekeeping, laundry service, dining options and a variety of social activities. We created this guide by comparing the local reviews and locations of 67 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the top assisted living facilities in Tampa.

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Colonial Assisted Living at Tampa
  • Offers assisted living
  • Four related facilities in Florida
  • Available in Tampa
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Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park
  • Offers assisted and independent living and memory care
  • Four related facilities in Florida
  • Available in Tampa
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Allegro Hyde Park
  • Offers assisted living and independent living
  • Eight related facilities in Florida
  • Available in Tampa
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Brookdale Bayshore
  • Offers assisted living and independent living
  • 12 related facilities nearby
  • Available in Tampa
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Renaissance North Tampa
  • Offers assisted and independent living and memory care
  • One local facility
  • Available in Tampa
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Brighton Gardens of Tampa
  • Offers assisted living and memory care
  • Three related facilities in Florida
  • Available in Tampa
  • sunriseseniorliving.com
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The Colonnade at Carrollwood
  • Offers assisted living and memory care
  • Nine related facilities nearby
  • Available in Tampa
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Sweetwater Manor
  • Offers assisted living and respite care
  • Three local facilities
  • Available in Tampa
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What to know about assisted living in Tampa

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If you are considering assisted living in Tampa for yourself or your loved one, it’s important to think about how well the area serves older Floridians. Keep the following in mind as you make your decision:

  • Florida has no state income tax, and Social Security benefits are not taxed by the state either. This often leaves older adults with more money than they may be expecting if they’re from another state.
  • Florida is a popular retirement destination because of its year-round warm temperatures. However, the area does experience extreme storms, like hurricanes, so ask each facility what emergency protocols it has in place.
  • According to Numbeo, dining at Tampa’s restaurants costs 32% less than in New York, and groceries here cost 17% less than in New York at the time of publishing.
  • There are many medical facilities in Tampa, including Tampa General Hospital and James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. Both facilities can handle emergencies or treat conditions that older adults often experience.

How much does assisted living cost in Tampa?

On average, assisted living costs between $2,700 and $3,500 per month in Tampa. These costs usually cover accommodations, meals and basic assistance. However, extra amenities, services and activities often raise prices. Likewise, if you or your loved one needs additional medical treatments, like wound care or memory care, expect your monthly bill to increase.

If you are having trouble budgeting for assisted living, talk to each facility you’re considering about your options. To keep costs down, consider opting for a smaller living space or cutting out off-site excursions or other amenities.

Qualifying individuals may also be able to cover part of their assisted living expenses with the Florida Medicaid Long-term Care Program. Consult a Medicaid official for more information.

Tampa assisted living FAQ

Are assisted living facilities furnished in Tampa?

Most living quarters at assisted living facilities in Tampa are furnished. However, you should check with your chosen facility before enrolling.

Does Medicaid pay for assisted living in Tampa?

Yes, but not fully. Medicaid can only pay for qualifying residents’ medical fees at assisted living communities in Tampa. Other charges, like room and board, are not covered.

Are assisted living facilities regulated in Florida?

Yes, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration licenses and regulates assisted living facilities in Tampa. For instance, this agency requires facilities to have safety protocols in place to protect residents in an emergency.

Tampa assisted living community information

Colonial Assisted Living at Tampa

Colonial Assisted Living at Tampa is an assisted living community that provides physical therapy, a full-time staff, medication management, and hospice and respite care. It works with older adults and their families to create tailored plans to suit all needs, including budget requirements. Residents enjoy a range of activities, including exercise classes, games and social events. The staff speaks in English, Spanish and Creole. Colonial Assisted Living has five locations throughout Florida, including its Tampa location at 11722 N. 17th St., Tampa, FL 33612.

Colonial Assisted Living at Tampa

Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park

Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park offers assisted living, independent living and memory care to older adults in one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments. All of these come with housekeeping and laundry service, and it serves residents tailored meals that adhere to their dietary restrictions. The facility also has a party room, an outdoor pool and resident transportation. The Arbor Company, Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park’s parent company, has five facilities in Florida, including this one at 13810 Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL 33626.

Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park

Allegro Hyde Park

Allegro Hyde Park offers assisted living and independent living in one- and two-bedroom apartments that come with built-in kitchens. It provides medication management, physical therapy, laundry service and home sale assistance. The facility has a wide variety of activities on-site, including religious services, lectures, discussions, book clubs, video games, tai chi, a fitness room, yoga classes, gardening, cooking classes, arts and crafts, and a computer class. Allegro, this facility’s parent company, operates nine facilities in Florida, including a location in Winter Park and Allegro Hyde Park at 800 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33606.

Allegro Hyde Park

Brookdale Bayshore

Brookdale Bayshore is a licensed community providing assisted living and independent living options through its Optimum Life program. This program includes a large variety of activities for self-discovery and balancing emotional, physical and spiritual health. The facility provides medication management and has an on-site licensed practical nurse to provide assistance with diabetic care. Residents can enjoy the on-site pool, gardens and gym areas for recreation. Brookdale Senior Living, this facility’s parent company, operates thirteen assisted living facilities in the area, including facilities in Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Lakeland, Bradenton, Spring Hill, Sarasota and Winter Haven. Its Tampa location in Bayshore is at 4902 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611.

Brookdale Bayshore

Renaissance North Tampa

Renaissance North Tampa offers assisted living, independent living, respite care and memory care. The facility provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, round-the-clock concierge service, housekeeping, laundry service and dining. Residents can also enjoy various on-site facilities, including a beauty salon and barbershop, a coffee shop, a party space, a TV room, a garden with a patio, security gates, a pool, a spa and a library. Residents can participate in book clubs and crafts, too. Visit Renaissance North Tampa at 16001 Lakeshore Villa Drive, Tampa, FL 33613.

Renaissance North Tampa

Brighton Gardens of Tampa

Brighton Gardens of Tampa offers assisted living and memory care. It utilizes Sunrise CareConnect, an electronic health record system, to enable physicians to track residents' care, medication management and recovery notes remotely. The staff also organizes telehealth visits with health care providers so older adults with limited mobility can get these services remotely. Sunrise Senior Living, Brighton Gardens of Tampa’s parent company, operates four assisted living facilities in Florida, including this facility at 16702 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618.

Brighton Gardens of Tampa

The Colonnade at Carrollwood

The Colonnade at Carrollwood offers assisted living and memory care in spacious private or shared studio and one-bedroom apartments. It provides regular housekeeping for all residents, including linen and laundry service. It also has life-enrichment seminars and wellness programs to aid in residents’ mental and educational development. The facility offers tours to interested families. Its management company, SRI Management LLC, also has other locations in Tampa, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Plant City, Clearwater and Trinity. Schedule a visit to see The Colonnade at Carrollwood’s facility at 13550 S. Village Drive, Tampa, FL 33618.

The Colonnade at Carrollwood

Sweetwater Manor

Sweetwater Manor provides assisted living, physical therapy and respite care to older adults. Its The Alexa facility in the Town ‘N’ Country/Carrollwood area offers home sale assistance, financial advice and personalized meals while keeping in mind residents’ various dietary restrictions. It has a wide variety of activities on-site, including movie nights, social events, and classes for yoga, arts and crafts, and dancing. Residents have access to an on-site beautician and a nutritionist, too. This company also has facilities in Lutz and Hyde Park Village. Contact Sweetwater Manor to schedule a tour of its The Alexa facility at 8615 Hulsey Road, Tampa, FL 33634.

Sweetwater Manor