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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 18, 2022

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Venice is an affluent city on Florida’s Gulf Coast with a little over 25,000 people. Retirement-aged residents account for more than 60% of the population, supporting an engaging social environment and promoting access to senior-friendly social services and recreational programs. The city’s overall cost of living is slightly higher than the national median but a little lower than the state median, and there’s no state income tax. Venice is among the more affordable places in the nation to obtain assisted living at $4,145 per month, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey

This guide covers more information on assisted living rates in Venice and features an overview of financial assistance and other ways to pay for care. It also lists free resources for seniors and highlights some of the best assisted living facilities in the region.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Venice, FL

On average, Venice seniors pay $4,145 per month for assisted living. In Florida, the average monthly cost of assisted living is $4,000, several hundred dollars lower than the national median of $4,500. For those seeking more cost-effective care, Punta Gorda may be an option at $3,350 per month. Venice’s assisted living rates are competitive compared to monthly rates in Miami, where seniors pay $4,385. In Panama City and The Villages, respective care costs are considerably higher at $5,081 and $5,208 per month. 

  • Venice: $4,145 
  • Florida: $4,000 
  • United States: $4,500 
  • Miami: $4,385 
  • Punta Gorda: $3,350 
  • The Villages: $5,208 
  • Panama City: $5,081 

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Venice, FL 

Seniors in Venice have multiple long-term care options to choose from. Adult day health care is the cheapest at $2,080 per month. Assisted living is about $2,000 higher but provides housing and meals, making it an economical alternative to living at home. Older adults who live in their own homes and obtain in-home care or home health care pay $5,720 for services. Nursing home care is the costliest option at $9,490 for a semiprivate room and $10,615 for a private room.

  • In-Home Care: $5,720 
  • Home Health Care: $5,720 
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,080 
  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,145 
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $9,490 
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $10,615 

Note: Data for Venice was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, North Port, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Venice, FL

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Venice, FL

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Florida.

Free Resources for Seniors in Venice, FL

There are numerous agencies and programs in Venice to help older adults make informed decisions regarding their long-term care plans. This table includes options for counselors, age-friendly recreational programs and informational resources that help seniors find affordable assisted living services.




Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Southwest Florida  (239) 652-6900 The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a regional nonprofit organization serving those aged 60 and over. It’s the Aging and Disability Resource Center for the Venice region and has information and referral specialists who help older adults connect with services such as prescription drug assistance, legal aid, volunteer opportunities and long-term care options counseling. The AAA also has a long-term care ombudsman program that seniors can contact for information on their rights as assisted living residents and help with resolving issues such as billing errors and substandard care.
Florida SHINE  (800) 963-5337  SHINE is a statewide program that provides free health insurance options counseling for seniors, which may help them find ways to pay for long-term care. It stations its counselors throughout the state. They provide in-person and over-the-phone help with understanding the Medicare program and private Medicare alternatives, Medicaid eligibility and long-term care insurance policies. 
Veterans Services 

(941) 861-3047 

Sarasota County’s Veterans Services Division has an office in Venice, providing older veterans easy access to one-on-one help with applying for state and federal veterans’ benefits. The office can also help individuals determine whether they qualify for VA medical care, health insurance or veterans’ home placement.  
Legal Aid of Manasota 

(800) 625-2257 

Legal Aid of Manasota helps those aged 60 and over apply for public benefits that may reduce their out-of-pocket assisted living expenses, including Medicaid, with the Long-Term Care Program to cover assisted living services for qualifying individuals. The office can also help resolve age-related issues such as assigning powers of attorney and drafting simple wills.  
Senior Friendship Center 

(941) 584-0075 

Senior Friendship Centers are nonprofit centers that provide social and recreational programming for older adults throughout a four-county region. At the Friendship Center in Venice, members participate in educational classes, dances, congregate meals and table games. The center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and serves lunch between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. It requires membership for participation, but full and partial scholarships are available.  

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Venice, FL

Assisted Living Communities in Venice are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Venice, FL

Venice Center for Independent and Assisted Living

Venice Center for Independent and Assisted Living is located in the heart of downtown Venice, across the street from Centennial Park's green walkways, gazebo and splash pad, and city bakeries, restaurants and shops are nearby. Venice Center has a large courtyard with a fountain, and there are several indoor lounges, excellent places for seniors to spend time socializing or relaxing with a good book. There's a busy calendar of movie nights, parties and excursions, and seniors can get primary medical care on-site. The warm and caring attitude of staff and the excellent location are the reasons we selected Venice Center for our top 10 list.

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HarborChase Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing

HarborChase of Venice is located in a residential part of the city, one block from a Publix supermarket. There are family-style restaurants nearby, and historic downtown Venice is five minutes away by car. Chef-prepared meals featuring fresh, local ingredients are served in the bright and cheerful dining room or on the patio. Laundry and housekeeping services are provided at HarborChase so seniors can spend their time enjoying life. We included HarborChase in our top 10 list because of the opportunity for seniors to transition to memory care or skilled nursing as needed.

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A Banyan Residence Assisted Living and Memory Care

A Banyan Residence Assisted Living and Memory Care is near the Venice Airport and a five-minute drive from downtown. A farmers market and several restaurants are nearby, and a beachfront park is two miles away. Seniors are encouraged to live as independently as possible at Banyan, and there are many physical fitness, personal enrichment and social programs to choose from. A garden with water features includes comfortable seating and an area for residents to plant and harvest fruits.

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Elmcroft of Bella Vita

Elmcroft of Bella Vita offers seniors an enjoyable retirement free of hassles, with housekeeping and laundry service provided and caring staff available to help out when needed. There's a beauty salon and barbershop on-site, and seniors can relax inside a covered screened porch, in the library or in one of the indoor lounges. Religious services are offered at Elmcroft, and residents are provided with transportation to doctor's offices. There's also a piano for seniors who like to tickle the ivories and those who like to listen.

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Assisted Living at Tuscan Gardens

Assisted Living at Tuscan Gardens is less than two miles from bustling downtown Venice, and there are several hotels nearby where visiting family members can stay. At Tuscan Gardens, the staff respects seniors' independence, but help is always nearby when needed. One- and two-bedroom assisted living suites have kitchenettes and spacious closets, and the two-story lobby lounge includes a double-sided fireplace with cozy seating on both sides. We added Assisted Living at Tuscan Gardens to our top 10 list because of the wealth of amenities, including a chapel, movie theater and bistro.

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Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe

Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe is situated in a residential neighborhood two miles east of vibrant downtown Venice, adjacent to the Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club. Nearby, the Venice Commons shopping plaza includes a Publix supermarket. At Aston Gardens, the experienced, nurturing staff is happy to help seniors manage medications and schedule medical appointments. Family members are welcome to dine with residents at Sensations restaurant, and seniors can take advantage of concierge services to arrange reservations, appointments and excursions, with transportation provided. Aston Gardens makes our top 10 list of assisted living residences because of its extensive and detailed attention to the needs of seniors.

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Gardens of Venice

Gardens of Venice, located in a residential area of South Venice, is close to a Walmart Supercenter and a five-minute drive from shopping and entertainment. Besides enjoying five-star meals in the bright and spacious dining room, seniors can opt to have a meal or snack at the on-site bistro. Enjoyable activities and excursions are planned for seniors, and the billiards room, movie theater and heated outdoor swimming pool add to the daily diversions. The wealth of opportunities for seniors to enjoy life is the reason we included Gardens of Venice in our top 10 list.

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The Windsor of Venice

The Windsor of Venice provides assisted living and memory care in an enriched environment that includes entertaining programs, fitness classes and fun excursions into the surrounding community. Attention is given daily to each resident's care and progress, with the opportunity to change plans and services as needed. Nurses liaison with doctors and family members to provide continually updated care for seniors. We included The Windsor of Venice in our top 10 list because of the staff's comprehensive and caring attention to each resident's well-being and happiness.

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Heron Club at Prestancia

Heron Club at Prestancia, an assisted living and memory care residence, is located 11 miles from downtown Venice in nearby Sarasota, Florida. Adjacent to the TPC Prestancia golf course, the residence is also close to shopping and dining. Heron Club at Prestancia strives to create an upscale country club atmosphere with several gathering spots and a daily happy hour. Seniors can select a studio apartment or choose from one-bedroom floor plans ranging from 432 to 864 square feet. Caring staff members are always available to assist seniors with their needs, including medication management.

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Brookdale Palmer Ranch

Brookdale Palmer Ranch in Sarasota keeps seniors engaged with fun activities like ice cream socials, shopping trips and happy hour at the on-site pub. The chef uses resident suggestions to create exceptional meals, and special diets are accommodated. Friendly and caring staff members are always available to help seniors as needed, and residents can recuperate from surgery in the skilled nursing care community. Brookdale Palmer Ranch made our top 10 list because the residence continues to provide caring support for seniors as they age in place.

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