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Best Assisted Living in Tampa, Florida

Taylor Shuman Taylor Shuman Senior Tech Expert & Editor

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Home to nearly 400,000 people, vibrant, sun-drenched Tampa, Florida, is a beach and cultural mecca for vacationers and residents alike.1 Roughly 58,000 people — about 13 percent of the population — are over age 65, so there are plenty of older residents in need of assisted living.2

Tampa-St. Petersburg’s renowned medical facilities and a reported 154 assisted living facilities make it a haven for older adults. In the realm of assisted living, however, not all communities are created equal. A world-class community needs to score high marks in several categories, meeting or exceeding the residents’ medical, emotional, mental, physical, and safety needs, plus their desires.

We’ve compiled a list of the best assisted living communities in Tampa, Florida, to help you in your search. Continue reading to see which may be the best choice for you or your loved one.

Our Methodology: How We Chose the Best Assisted Living in Tampa

With plenty of great assisted living options in Tampa, it was no easy feat choosing the best of the best. We spent over 50 hours researching and comparing the best facilities. We evaluated each community using the following factors.

  • Cost: The cost of assisted living in Florida falls somewhere in the middle of the national average, which can still make it difficult to find an affordable community for seniors living on a fixed income. We considered that and tried to find the best assisted living communities for various budgets.
  • Available care: It is beneficial for older adults to consider communities that offer multiple living and care options, such as independent living and memory care, along with assisted living, so the comfort of aging in place is possible.
  • Reviews: We read dozens of reviews for each contender and included a summary of our findings. We see common themes regarding positive and negative feedback about each community in most cases.
  • Amenities: Amenities can help an assisted living community feel like a luxury resort or a home away from home. Our research focuses on communities offering extra perks and benefits for seniors to enjoy.
  • Location: Location is vital in a big metropolitan area like Tampa. Since many older adults like to have certain comforts nearby, we look at communities that are close to parks, dining, shopping, hospitals, museums, and other practical or entertainment points of interest.

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