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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Clearwater, FL, is a budget-friendly option for seniors because of its low overall cost of living, comparatively affordable health care and no state income taxes. The city also has some of the cheapest assisted living costs in Florida. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, residential care facilities in this city charge an estimated $3,350 per month for care, which is significantly below state and national averages. Seniors with restrictive budgets may qualify for Assistive Care Services, a Medicaid waiver that reimburses for services such as personal care services, help with medication administration and health support.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Clearwater, FL, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Clearwater, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Clearwater, FL

Clearwater is near Tampa and shares that city’s average assisted living rate of $3,350, which is less than state and national median costs. Local care costs are nearly $1,900 less than in The Villages, where monthly fees approach the highest in the state at $5,208. In North Port and Orlando, assisted living facilities charge about $700 more than in Clearwater. In Lakeland, rates are slightly lower at $3,300. 

  • Clearwater: $3,350 
  • Florida: $4,000 
  • United States: $4,500 
  • The Villages: $5,208 
  • North Port: $4,145 
  • Lakeland: $3,300 
  • Orlando: $4,000 

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Clearwater, FL

 Assisted living facilities in Clearwater charge $3,350, making this one of the cheapest long-term care options in the city. Seniors who live at home pay considerably higher rates of $4,767 for home care and $4,862 for home health care, though those who opt for adult day health care pay $2,123. Nursing home care is more than double the cost of assisted living, with seniors paying an average of $8,927 for a semi-private room and $9,885 for a private room.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,350 
  • In-Home Care: $4,767 
  • Home Health Care: $4,862 
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,123 
  • Nursing Home Care (semi-private room): $8,927 
  • Nursing Home Care (private room): $9,885 

Note: Data for Clearwater was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tampa, was used instead. 

The Oaks of Clearwater

Offering stunning views of Clearwater Bay, The Oaks of Clearwater is a vibrant waterfront senior living community. Services include independent and assisted living, as well as skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory care. The facility has an engaging activity calendar with daily card games, fitness classes and social clubs, and residents are free to dine on their own terms with restaurant-style all-day dining. We featured The Oaks of Clearwater on our top 10 list because it's the only retirement community in the region to win the A Taste of Clearwater award for culinary excellence. 

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Pacifica Senior Living Belleair

Pacifica Senior Living Belleair is a bright, well-maintained assisted living and memory care community. Conveniently located close to  Mease Dunedin Hospital, Ross Norton Recreation Center and LaBelle Plaza Shopping Center, residents enjoy easy access to nearby beaches, restaurants and services. The community features plenty of cozy seating areas, beautifully-landscaped gardens and paths and fully secured grounds. Accommodations are divided into single-story cottages of 14 residents, and each cottage has a homelike living room and dining room. We featured Pacifica Senior Living Belleair on our list because they ranked high for having caring, compassionate staff and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. 

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Grand Villa of Clearwater

Grand Villa of Clearwater is a resort-style senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care services. Residents enjoy stress-free living, thanks to the 24/7 on-site staff, comfortable surroundings and beautiful setting, which includes landscaped gardens and walking trails. On-site medical care, including podiatry, dental and rehab therapy is available for those who want to avoid the stress of in-office visits, and daily lifestyle programming means there are always plenty of activities to join. 

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  • Regular outings to local restaurants and shopping centers
  • Apartment options include studio, one-bedroom and two-bed, one-bath suites

Curlew Care of Clearwater

Seniors seeking a small, homelike assisted living community will find what they're looking for at Curlew Care of Clearwater. This 26-bed community looks and feels much like a traditional family home, with cozy bedrooms and comfortable living rooms. The covered porch makes a great place to enjoy a sunny afternoon, and meals are cooked in-house under the supervision of a dietitian. Loved ones are welcome to join the monthly BBQs and holiday celebrations, and private accommodations are available for out-of-town visitors. 

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Heritage House Assisted Living

Heritage House Assisted Living is a family-owned and operated assisted living community nestled on a beautiful two-acre campus close to the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Residents enjoy personalized care and support from the friendly caregivers, and a variety of room styles are available, all with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms. Home-cooked meals are served family-style, and seniors can relax in the shady outdoor area. 

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Midway Manor Assisted Living

Centrally located just a few blocks from the Walmart Supercenter and steps from the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus stop, Midway Manor Assisted Living provides seniors with an affordable place to spend their retirement years. Accommodations include semiprivate and private rooms, as well as self-contained apartments, and community-wide fire sprinklers and security alarms help keep seniors safe and secure. This facility has an enclosed courtyard with a stunning garden and fountain, a dedicated visitor's area and a family-style dining room. 

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The Preserve at Clearwater

Bordered by a protected nature reserve, The Preserve at Clearwater is a peaceful, well-appointed senior living community that offers assisted living and memory care services. The resort-style amenities include a heated pool, a fitness studio and therapeutic whirlpool, a lake view dining room and a bistro lounge. Wi-Fi service is available throughout the community, and there are numerous lounges, landscaped gardens, walking paths and a pond area, complete with a fire pit. Workshops and concerts are held in the auditorium, and seniors can keep their culinary skills sharp in the arts and cooking studio. We featured The Preserve at Clearwater on this list because it offers a wide array of services and amenities designed to keep seniors active, engaged and healthy. 

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Regency Oaks

Regency Oaks is a large, established life care community located on a peaceful 40-acre campus in Clearwater's Robinwood neighborhood. Assisted living services include daily recreational programs, such as fitness classes and day trips to area beaches, museums and parks. Regency Oaks has an on-site beauty shop and barber, an arts and crafts studio, a woodworking shop and a sports bar. Residents can enjoy their meals in the formal dining room, the bistro-style Tavern in the Oaks and the Sports Bar and Pub. 

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Atria Countryside

Located just south of the Mease Countryside Hospital campus, Atria Countryside offers independent and assisted living, as well as Life Guidance, a dedicated memory care program. Daily recreational programs led by the full-time activity director include brain games, arts and crafts, fitness classes and excursions to local restaurants, parks and events. A nurse is on-site 24/7, and every resident receives a wearable emergency call pendant or wristband. Gluten-free, low-sodium and vegetarian meal options are available, and there's an outdoor grill and dining space. Apartments include kitchens or kitchenettes, walk-in closets and individual thermostats, and pets are welcome upon approval. 

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Elmcroft of Pinecrest

Elmcroft of Pinecrest is a comfortable, relaxed senior living community located just minutes from downtown Clearwater. Independent and assisted living services are available, as well as a dedicated memory care program. Residents can sign up for the innovative Fulfilling Dreams program, which helps seniors realize lifelong dreams, such as attending a big-league ball game or reconnecting with a long lost friend. The accommodations range in size from 524 square foot one-bedroom units up to 100 square foot two-bedroom, two-bath suites. Recreational amenities include a heated outdoor pool, private dog park, three libraries and a fitness center, and seniors can sign up for escorted day trips, overnight excursions and cruises.

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