Tampa is a city of nearly 400,000 people, 12% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over, located on the Gulf Coast of western Florida. The city is laid out as a set of neatly planned city blocks at the center of a sprawling urban area that covers the entire Tampa Bay area, where seniors are never far from a park, golf course or nature preserve, such as the huge Lower Hillsborough Preserve just outside of town, near Pebble Beach.
Seniors who call Tampa home enjoy very mild winters with average daily temperatures that reach 70 degrees in January. Tampa's busy downtown streets are relatively safe for seniors, as the city reports a local crime rate that's 20% lower than the national average, and lower still for violent offenses. Though the cost of living overall is about 10% above the national average, seniors in Tampa can expect to pay up to 5% less for their healthcare here.
Assisted living costs an average of $3,250 a month in Tampa, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is well below the national median cost of $4,000 seniors pay nationwide, and it's even less than the $3,500 seniors typically pay in the rest of Florida.
Start your search for a new home on our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Tampa.
13550 South Village Drive
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 908 5300
Senior citizens looking for a place to retire in a comfortable, homelike setting may find Brookdale Carrollwood to be an ideal community. Professional staff and experienced caregivers provide residents with all the assistance they need while respecting their independence and dignity. The facility's warm atmosphere, restaurant-style dining, engaging activities, and beautiful indoors and exterior structures combine to create a fun retirement hub for seniors over age 60. Residents enjoy personal assistance with bathing and dressing, medication management, meal preparation, housekeeping, and mobility transfers. Through regular special events, club activities, outings and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, residents have unlimited opportunities to interact with other residents and the staff.
4902 Bayshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 835 4475
Seniors aged 65 and older can enjoy residing at the Brookdale Bayshore senior living community, close to a variety of recreation options, attractions and shopping areas. Residents at the facility live an active lifestyle with activities and programs designed to exercise their muscles and mind. They can join in with board games or cooking, exercise and swimming sessions. Excursions to nearby museums, botanical gardens and events/festivals are regularly scheduled. Residents can choose between studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, and the staff provides housekeeping services as needed. Seniors with assisted living needs receive help with daily tasks such as bathing, grooming and medication reminders.
Elmcroft of Carrollwood
2626 West Bearss Avenue
Tampa, FL 33618
We included Elmcroft of Carrollwood among the best assisted living facilities in the area because it offers a lifestyle of comfort, caring and convenience in a community close to local attractions and medical centers. Residents can choose from shared or private apartments and have access to a landscaped courtyard and comfortable indoor spaces. The tenured staff has the capability to adjust care levels as residents' needs change, providing short-term additional care or extra support when needed and tailoring services to accommodate personal preferences. The Vitality Club program offers fun senior activities that include painting classes, volunteer programs, movie nights, nature hikes and group outings.
3401 West Bearss Ave.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 961 1044
A vibrant retirement community offering varying levels of care, Brookdale Northdale is a senior living facility that's ideal for most active retirees. Set in a serene environment with well-manicured gardens and elegant landscaping, residents at this community enjoy living in a home away from home. Caring staff, restaurant-style dining, fun activities, home-cooked meals, special events and regular outings to local hotspots are just some of the benefits residents enjoy. Amenities and services include assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing and dressing, medication management, housekeeping, laundry service and mobility assistance.
Palm Terrace Assisted Living & Adult Day Care
5121 East Serena Drive
Tampa, FL 33617
(813) 988 0033
Seniors who are seeking a fun retirement and independent lifestyle but still need assistance with activities of daily living may find Palm Terrace Assisted Living & Adult Day Care to be an ideal place. The staff and caregivers at this facility assist seniors with bathing, grooming, toileting, dressing, transportation and meal preparation. They also handle housekeeping and laundry services so that residents can have more free time to socialize, play and relax. Accommodation is available in studio apartments, and companion suites are also offered. Amenities and features include a pool, beauty barbershop, library, emergency call system and an activity room.
Legacy at Highwoods Preserve
18600 Highwoods Preserve Parkway
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 375 9858
Residents living at The Legacy at Highwoods Preserve enjoy a myriad of amenities designed to make residents comfortable and spice up their retirement lifestyle. The facility provides assisted living and memory care services within a luxurious, resort-like environment. It combines technology and state-of-the-art amenities to ensure residents enjoy a quality way of life. Seniors enjoy personal assistance with meal preparation, housekeeping, medication management, laundry service and personal care. They can enjoy amenities such as a movie theater with a bistro, a library with a fireplace, comprehensive health services, a landscaped courtyard and a beauty barbershop.
13005 Community Campus Dr.
Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 969 1818
Seniors age 65 and above can enjoy a balance of independence and assisted living support at the Weinberg Village senior living community. Set on a beautiful 21-acre campus with a pond, the facility provides plenty of senior living amenities, cheerful camaraderie and engaging activities and programs to ensure residents enjoy their retirement to the fullest. The facility has a warm atmosphere and aims to help seniors maintain an active lifestyle while celebrating the best in Jewish culture, heritage and values. Services and amenities include medication assistance, personal care aid, a beauty and barbershop, in-house physicians, an emergency call system and weekly housekeeping and shopping outings.
Colonial Assisted Living at Tampa
11722 N 17th St
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 971 8072
Colonial Assisted Living at Tampa offers seniors a relaxed homelike setting to spend their retirement years. The community's caring and scenic environment paired with the facility's wide range of amenities allows senior citizens to make the most of their time in assisted living. There are plenty of activities, programs, events and scheduled excursions that seniors can engage in throughout the week. Housing options include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, and condos townhomes and detached homes are also available. Amenities include in-room kitchens and kitchenettes, party space, game rooms, socialization areas, home-cooked meals and medication management assistance.
115 E Davis Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Hudson Manor is located on Davis Island and has a boutique, hotel-like feel. Its close proximity to Tampa General Hospital provides easy access to primary care and specialist appointments, and seniors can focus on living a happy life by enjoying activities such as gardening, cooking, art, music, games and craft time. Physical health is an important part of seniors' lives, and this assisted living facility offers several ways to help residents accomplish their strength and mobility goals including a fitness room and group classes, yoga and walks along the beach in the fresh ocean air. Hudson Manor makes our top 10 list because of its tropical resort-like location.
Bamboo Villas Assisted Living Facility
2730 W Wilder Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
Located just a few miles north of downtown Tampa, Florida, Bamboo Villas Assisted Living Facility provides seniors easy access to grocery stores and local restaurants. Residents can request a monthly visit from in-house doctors for medical screenings and medication management. The facility has an online movie rental program available to all residents for cozy nights in, and the on-site beauty and barber shop helps them get ready for a day out. Bamboo Villas has an open door policy for friends and family members to come visit and participate in any activity throughout the day so seniors can maintain valuable social relationships and interactions.