Assisted Living in Tampa, FL
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How do you find assisted living in Tampa, FL for one of your parents? What if you live out of state? There are so many decisions to make to help ensure that you choose the most suitable assisted living facility for your mother or father.
A senior living advisor helps families find the most appropriate senior living option for their loved one in Tampa, FL. They serve the local area and know the local facilities to help you make the best decision.
Your Tampa, FL Senior Living Advisor
North Tampa which includes Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Lutz, Land O'Lakes, Carrollwood, Town and Country, Citrus Park, Temple Terrace, Brandon and many others.
As the owner of Assisted Living Locators North Tampa, I provide a no cost, senior placement and referral service to my local community that offers the best care options, information, and resources available. Previously, I had a successful 30-year career in the financial industry. I have always had a passion for helping others and problem solving. Now as a Senior Care Advisor, I provide a vital layer of support and guidance for seniors and families to find the right care solution.
What is the Cost of Assisted Living in Tampa, FL
According to Genworth, the average cost for assisted living in Tampa, FL, is $3,225 per month. Many families find that the cost of assisted living in Tampa, FL, is less expensive than in-home care.
Another advantage is that your loved one will receive nutritious meals, housekeeping, activities, and 24-hour on-site support. Many Tampa assisted living communities utilize a van or minivan to take residents to shop, go on outings, and go to and from doctors’ appointments.
Cost is partly determined by the size of the unit — studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom. If both of your parents are living, a two-bedroom unit is an ideal solution for many couples. Pricing is also dependent on the level of care. Some Tampa assisted living facilities are all-inclusive, while others are a la carte or charge a fee for additional services.
Tampa, FL, at a Glance
Located on Tampa Bay, which opens to the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa is a popular choice for retirees. Warm weather, beautiful beaches, golf, and fishing — they all contribute to Tampa’s appeal. Some 3 million people call the Tampa metropolitan area home.
Tampa Weather and Climate
The weather is a big draw. Tampa boasts 264 days of sunshine annually. From October through April, daily highs range between 70 and 85 degrees. Winter lows are in the 50s. Thunderstorms are common during the summer, but the sunshine always returns.
Local Hospitals and Notable Medical Care
The Tampa metropolitan area is home to more than 50 hospitals. According to U.S. News & World Report, the top hospitals are:
- Tampa General Hospital
- Morton Plant Hospital
- St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa
- AdventHealth Tampa
- St. Anthony’s Hospital
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, which is located in Tampa, is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer treatment center. Tampa General has a top-rated Acute Care for the Elderly unit.
Senior residents have access to reliable transportation, both within the metro area and for travel outside Tampa.
- Bus — Each of the four counties comprising the Bay area has bus service. Express bus service is available between Tampa and Pinellas County.
- Ferry — A water ferry operates between Tampa’s Channelside District and St. Petersburg downtown.
- Roads, freeways, and bridges — Several interstate highways and freeways crisscross the metro area, and the world-famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge and other bridges connect the beach communities with the mainland.
- Rail — Amtrak offers passenger service from Union Station in Tampa.
- Air — Tampa International Airport is the largest commercial airport in the region, serving Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. A smaller commercial airport serves the St. Petersburg/Clearwater portion of the metro area.
Arts, Culture, and Recreation
Art, historic buildings, restaurants, and sporting events provide something for almost everyone to enjoy.
- Art — The Tampa Bay area is home to more than 10 museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, located close to the pier in St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Museum of Art in downtown Tampa.
- Sports — Three major league sports teams call Tampa Bay home — the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL), and the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB). Five major league baseball teams hold their spring training in the Tampa metro area.
Additional Senior Living Care Advisors near Tampa, FL
Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Redington Shores, Redington Beach, North Redington Beach, Madeira Beach and surrounding areas.
As the owner of Assisted Living Locators Clearwater, FL, I provide a no-cost senior placement and referral service to my local community, offering the best care options, information, and resources available. With over 30 years of experience as a marketer, I have excelled in streamlining marketing and business development processes. Before joining Assisted Living Locators, I operated my own consulting business, assisting firms in the architectural, engineering, and construction management sectors. My passion for serving seniors is deeply personal, stemming from my own experience navigating the process of selecting an assisted living facility for my mother. As a member of the Assisted Living Locators team, I look forward to providing personalized solutions and support to seniors and their families in Clearwater, FL, and the surrounding communities.
Serving West Central Florida communities including East Lake, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Trinity, New Port Richey and surrounding cities
As a trained Senior Care Advisor, I am deeply committed to serving the specialized needs of my senior community ensuring the continuum of care for older adults. My compassionate approach and extensive knowledge of the best West Central Florida senior communities will help guide you and your loved ones through the complexity of senior housing options during this life transition. You don’t have to go through this overwhelming process alone. Assisted Living Locators offers the assistance and resources you need for the care they deserve.
Mary Curtis Pizzano
Serving South/East Tampa communities including: Brandon, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center, Plant City and surrounding cities.
I am thrilled to be the new owner of Assisted Living Locators Tampa, FL. With a career path rooted in helping others, I am passionate about providing a no-cost, senior placement and referral service to my community that offers the best care options, information, and resources available. After graduating from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, I began my professional career as a teacher for underserved students in Atlanta. Through raising my children and various career changes, I developed my human resource skills and most recently served as the HR Manager in the healthcare artificial intelligence space. Now as an Assisted Living Locators Senior Living Advisor, I utilize my knowledge of the Tampa community to help families find the best assisted living communities and care solutions.
Chrissy Moser & Ryan Bambrough
Serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties
Aging in place is one of the greatest gifts we can give our loved ones. Let us assist you with finding the perfect home for you or your loved ones during these often-challenging life transitions. Navigating an often-overwhelming network of providers and care options can leave you feeling confused and unsure how to proceed. With over 10+ years’ experience placing loved ones with caring providers we’ll be there to hold your hand every step of the way. From discussing levels of care to touring communities and being there on move-in day, we'll ensure a smooth transition to your forever home.
Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Port Charlotte Areas
Finding a “Home away from Home” for our loved ones is not a decision to be made overnight. Navigating the many options out there can be overwhelming for any family. That’s where I come in! I have a network of fully vetted in-home care services and assisted living solutions that share one common characteristic -- excellence in care. My service is at NO COST to you!
How Do I Pay for Tampa, FL Assisted Living?
Many families find that it takes a combination of financial sources to help pay for their loved ones to live in a Tampa assisted living community. Here are some potential sources of funds to help you care for your loved one.
If a parent or their spouse served in the military during a period of war, they could qualify for a program called Aid and Attendance. These benefits can help pay for care in an assisted living facility. To learn more about Aid and Attendance, talk to the Tampa Assisted Living Locator Care Advisor.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Your parent may have purchased a long-term care insurance policy. Most LTC policies cover costs in any state-accredited assisting living facility.
Suppose your parents’ home has appreciated. In that case, you can utilize a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or reverse mortgage to fund the costs of a a Tampa assisted living community, providing the other spouse can stay in the home. If no spouse survives, the sale of the home will generate funds to help pay for care.
Medicare doesn’t pay for the monthly cost to stay in a Tampa assisted living community. However, Medicare continues to pay for doctors’ visits, tests, and hospital stays. If you have Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), it still covers your prescription medications.
Like Medicare, Medicaid does not cover the room-and-board portion of assisted living facilities. However, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), a Medicaid program, may be able to contribute toward the medical costs. There is usually a long waiting period to qualify for this help.
Care assessment tool
Access our free senior care assessment tool, which can help you evaluate the specific needs and requirements of you or your loved one. By answering a series of questions, you’ll receive personalised recommendations and insights to aid in the decision-making process.Take the Assessment
FAQ About Assisted Living in Tampa, FL
Each resident has a small apartment, efficiency apartment, or room within a larger building. The assisted living property offers common areas where residents eat, socialize, or have organized activities. A Tampa assisted living facility provides help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) — including bathing, dressing, eating, and toileting.
It’s time to consider assisted living when your loved one struggles to complete Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). You might notice bruises caused by recent falls. You realize that they are not safe alone in their home.
Some costs may be deductible — both medical and longer-term expenses may be tax-deductible if they exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. Your parent must be considered “chronically ill.” That means your loved one isn’t able to do at least two daily activities without assistance. So if your loved one needs help bathing, dressing, or toileting, some of their expenses would be deductible. Either their doctor or a nurse needs to certify your loved one’s needs. A licensed health care provider needs to prepare a plan that the facility will follow. Adult children, in certain circumstances, may claim the deductions if they contribute more than half of their loved one’s support.