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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 7, 2023

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Live Oak is a small city in north central Florida that acts as the county seat for Suwannee County. The city is serviced by three major highways and multiple local airports. It has a large, award-winning library with over 200,000 titles and sections offering seniors health screenings, computer classes and social services.

According to the 2020 Census, 6,735 people call Live Oak home. Around 1,165 of the residents are 65 years and older. The AARP gives Live Oak a 47-point livability score for seniors. This is because the city has higher health costs than the national average. However, the cost of living in Live Oak is 18.4% lower than the U.S. average, making housing, groceries and transportation more affordable for older residents. While the area experiences high annual rainfall, its climate produces over 220 days of sun and no snow during winter. Living in Live Oak, seniors save money while enjoying pleasant weather all year.

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey places the monthly cost of assisted living services in Live Oak at $3,179. This amount is lower than Florida’s monthly average of $4,000 for the same services. Assisted living in Live Oak is also more affordable than the $4,500 monthly average for the rest of the country.

Note: Data for Live Oak was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Valdosta, was used instead.

This guide provides seniors a look into the 7 best assisted living communities in Live Oak, Fl.

Advent Christian Village

Advent Christian Village is part of this list because it offers seniors a Christian-based retirement community. The community covers 1,200 acres along the Suwannee River, making it suitable for nature-loving seniors. The facility accommodates 40 seniors in assisted living. Its high number of staff ensures residents receive direct assistance from experienced caregivers. Seniors' apartments have wide doors and bathrooms to accommodate wheelchairs. Residents can enjoy three daily meals from the community's dining room, join daily exercise classes, take music or photography classes and tend to plants in the community garden. Advent Christian Village also offers seniors volunteer opportunities, such as the chance to work for the community's newspaper and television station.

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Rising Oaks Assisted Living

Rising Oaks Assisted Living community is easily accessible through multiple local roads and highways. The dedicated assisted living community offers seniors 33 private and shared suites fully serviced by housekeeping staff. Seniors benefit from caregiver assistance with bathing, dressing, continence management, ambulation and eating. The community's medication management services help seniors keep up with their prescriptions. Residents enjoy meals and snacks in the restaurant-style dining room. They can also receive hair and nail care at the on-site salon. Seniors at Rising Oaks Assisted Living spend their days walking in the courtyard, playing games with friends in the different living rooms or enjoying quiet time on the covered porch.

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Surrey Place Care Center

Surrey Place Care Center is on this list because it's ideal for seniors with growing health needs. The community provides 60 beds for seniors needing different nursing services. Residents have 24/7 access to skilled nurses who can help with wound care, IV therapy and oxygen management. Seniors also receive caregiving assistance with activities such as bathing and grooming and benefit from psychiatry and social services through the community's licensed experts. Residents at Surrey Place Care Center eat meals in the communal dining room and take fitness classes to maintain physical health. They can also engage in daily activities to enhance their mental and social wellness.

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  • Dedicated physical, occupational and speech therapy gyms
  • Visiting podiatrists, dentists, optometrists and audiologists

Grande Cypress

Grande Cypress is an assisted living community 20 miles from Live Oak along Jewel Lake, offering seniors access to a stunning outdoor area. The community accommodates 35 seniors in its private and shared suites with furnished kitchenettes where seniors can make or heat their own food. The one-story building, wide hallways and doors make Grande Cypress accessible for seniors with walking aids. Residents benefit from housekeeping, linen and laundry services from the housekeeping staff. They also receive help with personal care such as bathing, grooming and medication management from full-time caregivers. Grande Cypress' location provides seniors easy access to local restaurants and supermarkets.

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  • Transportation to local clinics and hospitals
  • Intergenerational activities for seniors and loved ones

WillowBrook Assisted Living

WillowBrook Assisted Living is located in downtown Lake City and offers different floor plans of assisted living apartments, each with full bathrooms designed with handicapped showers. Residents benefit from 24/7 caregiver assistance with activities of daily living. They also have access to full-time nursing staff for help with medication management and health monitoring. Three daily meals, as well as snacks, are available in three communal dining rooms, and scheduled activities, including fitness classes, Bible Study and games like cards, puzzles and dominoes, keep residents engaged all day. WillowBrook Assisted Living provides seniors with free transportation to local hospitals, restaurants and shopping centers.

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The Canopy at Harper Lake

The Canopy at Harper Lake is on this list because it offers seniors individualized assistance with activities of daily living. Residents undergo an assessment to determine the level of daily assistance they require, allowing them to remain independent for longer. Seniors stay in private or companion suites with their spouses or friends, receive help with laundry and housekeeping and receive three chef-prepared meals every day. The freedom from routine chores allows seniors to fully immerse themselves in the community's activities. Nature lovers enjoy walking or biking on the manicured grounds or hiking in the surrounding forest. Seniors can also drive or request transportation to various supermarkets and malls nearby.

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WillowCreek Assisted Living & Memory Care

WillowCreek Assisted Living & Memory Care is on this list because its all-inclusive pricing model makes care affordable to seniors in assisted living. Caregivers help residents bathe, brush their teeth, use the toilet, get dressed, take prescriptions and move around at no extra cost. Seniors enjoy three healthy meals daily at the community's two restaurant-style dining rooms and can make special food requests depending on their diets. Bible Study sessions, guest speakers as well as arts and crafts classes help seniors remain mentally agile. Residents can also participate in barbecues and ice cream socials and throw parties to celebrate holidays and birthdays. Planned excursions to local shops, restaurants and theaters allow seniors to benefit from the many amenities surrounding WillowCreek Assisted Living & Memory Care.

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