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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 28, 2022

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Situated on Florida’s west coast, slightly over an hour’s drive from Tampa, Hernando offers a greater-than-average number of sunny days, a low cost of living compared to both Florida and national averages and an active, engaged retiree population. Hernando is a small yet diverse city with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options available.

Slightly more than 35% of Hernando’s overall population of approximately 9,300 citizens is aged 65 or over. Hernando Area Senior Program provides low-cost activities for local seniors. Hernando is also home to several excellent golf courses and has plenty of freshwater rivers, nature preserves and other green spaces for outdoor recreation.

According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Hernando is $4,250 per month. This is several hundred dollars less than the national average of $4,500 and $250 higher than Florida’s statewide average. Costs of individual assisted living facilities vary, however, depending on their location, the quality of their accommodations and the amenities and services they provide. 

Note: Data for Hernando was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Homosassa Springs, was used instead.

Check out our top 10 list of best assisted living facilities in Hernando to see if any of them are right for you or your senior loved one. 

Grand Living at Citrus Hills

Grand Living at Citrus Hills makes the top 10 list due to the range of dining options available to residents. There is a bistro for beverages, snacks and casual meals, and a fine dining venue with gourmet selections. Residents can also prepare something in their own kitchen or request room service. A grand piano is available for visiting performers or for residents to use, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, and an on-site chapel. Each apartment also has its own washer and dryer.

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New Horizon Assisted Living Residence

Floor plans at New Horizon Assisted Living Residence include studio and one-bedroom apartments that residents are welcome to share with their small pets. There are phone and cable hookups in each unit. Services include daily housekeeping and laundry, assistance with nonmedical personal care, bathing, dressing and medication. Common areas are comfortable and spacious, and include a beautifully landscaped outdoor courtyard and gazebo.

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Highland Place

Highland Place is a pet-friendly facility with a resident capacity of 48. Studio and one-bedroom apartments with generous closets and storage space, kitchenettes, carpeting, window treatments and illuminated entryways are available. Each resident has their own indoor mailbox. Activities include movie nights, bowling, on-site religious services, arts and crafts, board games, bingo and a variety of resident-led clubs. There is an on-site salon/barbershop, and guests are welcome to join residents for meals and to spend the night.

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Rosecastle of Citrus

This community boasts a warm and welcoming environment that makes it one of the top 10 facilities in the area. Common spaces are cheery and comfortable, and there are venues for a range of activities, such as happy hours, arts and crafts, club meetings, and card games. There is an on-site theater where residents can enjoy matinees and movie nights, live entertainment, and special occasion festivities.

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Sunflower Springs at Homosassa

Residents of Sunflower Springs at Homosassa can choose between studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Apartments are pet friendly and equipped with emergency call systems. Freshly prepared meals using seasonal ingredients are available in the restaurant-style dining room, where residents are never served anything that's been prepackaged or frozen, and the kitchen happily strives to meet the dietary needs and restrictions of all residents.

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The Grande

Conveniently situated in North Brooksville, in a residential neighborhood several blocks off Florida State Road 50, The Grande offers easy access to a range of community amenities, including medical facilities, entertainment venues and the Lowry Park Zoo, making it a good option for those who plan on having their grandchildren visit. Residents are welcome to share their studio or one-bedroom apartment with their small pets. Companion suites are also available.

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Brookdale Canopy Oaks

Brookdale Canopy Oaks' signature approach to person-centered care earned this facility a place on the top 10 list. Incoming residents are provided with a thorough assessment so that a personalized service plan can be created. All residents receive services such as housekeeping, laundry, meals and household maintenance tasks, while nonclinical personal care, such as help with getting dressed and routine grooming, is provided on an as-needed basis. Brookdale residents have the opportunity to take advantage of the facility's Personal Solutions Program, which allows residents to order their personal care products online and have them delivered directly to their doorstep.

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Canterfield at Ocala

Canterfield at Ocala is a continuous care community with a country club atmosphere. Assisted living residents have the option of studio or one-bedroom units with emergency alarm systems and kitchenettes. Residents receive assistance with daily living tasks, medication management and access to a range of on- and off-site activities. There's a secure outdoor courtyard, and there are nurses and caregivers on-site 24 hours per day. Small pets are allowed on a case-by-case basis.

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Pacifica Senior Living Ocala

Pacifica Senior Living is on the top 10 list because its activity calendar appeals to a wide range of preferences and abilities. Residents can enjoy live entertainment during scheduled happy hours, join others to play board games, work on an arts and crafts project in the spacious activity room, or attend ice cream socials. There's also a community bus for weekly shopping trips. Outdoor amenities include a bird and butterfly garden and beautifully landscaped outdoor courtyards.

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Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle

Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle offers some of the most spacious apartments available among senior living communities in Ocala. There is a heated outdoor pool and a community garden where residents can tend their favorite flowers, herbs and vegetables. On-site fitness classes include chair and traditional yoga, cardio classes, tai chi, pool aerobics and walking. The fitness center is also well-stocked with exercise equipment designed for use by seniors. Residents have many opportunities to engage with the outside community, such as group trips to community events and local restaurants for lunch.

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