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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Lakeland, FL, boasts an overall cost of living that is about 15% below state and national averages,making it one of the most budget-friendly places to live within the state. This, combined with Florida’s lack of state income taxes, may make the city an economical option for retirees with fixed incomes. Assisted living is also affordable, with the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey reporting that facilities in this city charge approximately $3,300 per month, well below state and national median costs. To further make care affordable, Florida funds a comprehensive Medicaid-managed care program along with the Assistive Care Services waiver.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Lakeland, FL, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Lakeland, 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 Lakeland, FL

In Lakeland, assisted living rates average $3,300 per month. This is $700 less than the state rate and $1,200 less than the national average. In Sebring, the cost is higher at $3,436 per month; in Orlando, the average cost is $4,000. Assisted living facilities in the North Port region average $4,145, and in The Villages, rates exceed Lakeland’s average by over $1,900 at $5,208 per month. Miami has an average cost of $4,385 for assisted living.

  • Lakeland: $3,300 
  • Florida: $4,000 
  • United States: $4,500 
  • Sebring: $3,436 
  • North Port: $4,145 
  • The Villages: $5,208 
  • Orlando: $4,000 
  • Miami: $4,385

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Lakeland, FL

 Assisted living is the most affordable surveyed care option in Lakeland with rates at $3,300 per month. Statewide, adult day health care costs $1,517, indicating that local daytime services may be cheaper than assisted living. Residential care is an affordable alternative to home-based care, which costs $4,576 for home care and $4,481 for home health care. It’s also a budget-friendly alternative to nursing home care, which averages $8,745 for a semi-private room and $9,703 for a private room. 

  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,300 
  • In-Home Care: $4,576 
  • Home Health Care: $4,481 
  • Adult Day Health Care: Not Listed 
  • Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room): $8,745 
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $9,703 

Hawthorne Inn Lakeland

Conveniently located just steps from churches, pharmacies and the Highlands Shopping Center, Hawthorne Inn Lakeland is a nonprofit assisted living community. All services and accommodations are on one level, and the bathrooms and bedrooms are equipped with emergency call systems that connect with on-site caregivers, 24 hours a day. Common areas are bright and inviting, with plenty of plants and comfortable seating. The cozy family-style dining room is beautifully decorated with floor to ceiling wallpaper and luxurious wooden furniture, and there's a covered porch complete with ceiling fans and rocking chairs. 

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  • Scheduled group outings to local restaurants, shopping areas and attractions
  • Spacious suites with weekly housekeeping and personal laundry service

Lake Morton Plaza

Lake Morton Plaza is a vibrant senior living community that offers residents plenty of social and recreational opportunities in a safe, supportive environment. Located just steps from scenic Lake Morton, seniors living here enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing staff is available around the clock, and the Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center is less than 2 miles away. The spacious, pet-friendly suites range in size from 707 to 812 square feet, and many offer stunning water or city views. The full-time Life Enrichment Coordinator organizes a variety of daily, weekly and monthly activities to promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellness, and families are encouraged to join in holiday meals and special events. 

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Lakeland Manor

Lakeland Manor is a small, 60-resident senior living community offering assisted living and memory care services. Situated on a landscaped campus just steps from Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center and the shores of Lake Parker, seniors living here enjoy personalized, dignified support from the mature staff team. On-site services include physical, occupational and speech therapy, and in-house Xray and lab services are also offered. 

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  • Special diets accommodated upon request
  • Daily activities program includes regular outings

Grand Villa of Lakeland

Grand Villa of Lakeland is a modern, well-appointed senior living community that offers assisted living and memory care services. The resort-style amenities include a movie theater, library and crafts room, and the landscaped courtyard features level walking paths and plenty of shady seating areas. Healthy meals are served in the restaurant-style dining room, and snacks are always available. There's a large enclosed courtyard and a number of spacious lounges where seniors can visit with friends and family. 

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  • Pets under 20 pounds welcome
  • Complimentary transportation to local appointments, shopping centers and places of worship

Lake Gibson Village

Bright, modern and inviting, Lake Gibson Village is a full-service independent and assisted living community that looks and feels like a luxury resort. Located just steps from Lake Gibson, seniors here can spend their days boating and fishing, relaxing on the covered verandas, swimming in the heated pool or enjoying the wine bar. Pets are welcome, and there's a furry friends dog park on-site and plenty of level walking paths to explore. We featured Lake Gibson Village on this top 10 list because of its upscale amenities and central location close to shops, services and medical facilities. 

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  • Activity room with full social kitchen
  • Beautifully decorated apartments with oversized windows, ceiling fans and barrier-free private bathrooms

Grace Manor Suites

Locally owned and operated, Grace Manor Suites is a warm, affordable senior living community where staff takes the time to get to know each resident. Accommodations range in size from cozy one-bedroom suites to large one-bedroom apartments and double suites, and each is equipped with individual air conditioning, walk-in shower and emergency pull cord. Exterior doors are secured to keep residents safe, and the community is fully equipped with video surveillance and a sprinkler system. 

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  • Wi-Fi service available throughout common areas
  • Landscaped patio, gardens and walking paths

Spring Haven Retirement

Spring Haven Retirement is a senior living community in Winter Haven that offers independent and assisted living services along with a dedicated memory care program. Located just 2 miles from the Winter Haven Hospital near Lake Hartridge, this community features large private suites with private patios, full kitchens and walk-in closets. There's a generous-sized swimming pool along with an outdoor hot tub, and plenty of walking trails that are perfect for pet owners. Residents can enjoy their meals in the restaurant-style dining room, or choose the in-room dining option. 

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Arbor Oaks at Lakeland Hills

Located on a large, tree-filled lot just east of I-4, Arbor Oaks at Lakeland Hills provides seniors with a safe, homelike place to spend their retirement years. Assisted living and memory care services are available, and the caring staff team works hard to created a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. The comprehensive wellness program includes daily exercise classes and activities to promote cognitive health, and all indoor common areas and apartments are smoke-free. Apartments are available furnished or unfurnished, and the suites include kitchenettes, spacious bathrooms and window coverings. 

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  • Pet-friendly with on-site dog park
  • Scheduled transportation to medical appointments and shopping centers

Savannah Court of Lakeland

Located close to the Links of Sandpiper Golf and Country Club, Savannah Court of Lakeland is a cozy, single-story community that provides seniors with compassion, respect and around-the-clock support. Daily activities include card games, fitness classes and crafting workshops, and special events and holidays are celebrated with plenty of great food, entertainment and laughter. Each private suite includes a spacious bath, and some feature patios that connect with the enclosed courtyard. 

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  • Family are free to visit at any time
  • Three meals served daily in the restaurant-style dining room

Lake Howard Heights

Offering stunning views of Lake Howard in downtown Winter Haven, Lake Howard Heights is an upscale senior living community where residents are treated like family. The signature HEARTS welcome program helps seniors enjoy a smooth transition to assisted living, while daily ZESTFUL activities make it easy for new residents to make friends. There's an on-site beauty shop, coffee shop and multiple common areas, and well-behaved pets are welcome. We featured Lake Howard Heights on this list because it offers a great location close to the Winter Haven Hospital combined with a variety of programs designed to keep seniors active. 

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  • Full-time activity director
  • Club room can be booked for private parties and family celebrations