13 Assisted Living Facilities near Crystal River, FL

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Crystal River, FL

Cedar Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
231 NW HIGHWAY 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
"Cedar Creek was the best facility we looked at, but it wasn't affordable (the price was way out of reach). My father would have had his own locked apartment, with a bathroom, refrigerator, and a..." More

Sunshine Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
311 NE 4th Avenue, Crystal River, FL 34429
"The everyday engagement is awesome. I have never stepped into a place that feels so loving. " More

Crystal Gem Manor Alf

Provides: Assisted Living
10845 WEST GEM STREET, Crystal River, FL 34428
"I visited this facility with a fmaily member of a resident and this facility is awesome! From aides to housekeeping and dietary to activities..I found everyone very friendly and caring. The place..." More

Tender Loving Hospitality

Provides: Assisted Living
125 NE 9TH AVENUE, Crystal River, FL 34429
"My aunt currently lives at Tender Loving Hospitality. The facilities are clean and well kept. The staff are caring, and very good at their jobs. They treat the residents like family. There are..." More

9 Assisted Living Facilities near Crystal River, FL

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Brookdale Citrus

Provides: Assisted Living
2341 W Norvell Bryant Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461
"My father and I had planned to visit a few facilities in the area, so we could make a decision for my uncle, who was in need of a Memory Care facility. We ended up JUST looking at Brookdale Citrus..." More

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Always There Assisted Living, LLC - C...

Provides: Assisted Living
9368 N Gentle Breeze Loop, Dunnellon, FL 34434
"Always There's staff was very friendly. The room we were shown was ridiculous though. The width of the room was the width of a bed so it was ridiculously tiny. We saw other shared rooms though..." More

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Rosecastle of Citrus

Provides: Assisted Living
279 N. Lecanto Road, Lecanto, FL 34461
"My dad is happy at Rosecastle of Citrus. It’s very clean and well staffed. Everybody is really friendly. He doesn’t like the food. The community is around the corner from my mom, so she is familiar..." More

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Sunflower Springs ALF

Provides: Assisted Living
8733 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa, FL 34448
"I'm living at Sunflower Springs ALF and like it here. I think the areas are very good and very friendly. The food is awful, but other than that, there are plenty of activities. They have a gazebo..." More

Grand Living at Citrus Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
850 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Hernando, FL 34442
"Grand Living at Citrus Hills is absolutely spectacular, beautiful, and phenomenal. The staff is amazing and there's not a person that works there who doesn't say hello. It's unbelievable compared..." More

Brentwood Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1900 W. Alpha Court, Lecanto, FL 34461
"My father was a resident here for two and half years. Within that time he moved from independent to full care living. I cannot say enough about the caring staff from administration to nursing to..." More

Life Care Center Of Citrus County

Provides: Assisted Living
3325 West Jerwayne Lane, Lecanto, FL 34461

Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab

Provides: Assisted Living
2730 W. MARC KNIGHTON COURT, Lecanto, FL 34461

Key Training Center

Provides: Assisted Living
5411 W. Safari Lane, Lecanto, FL 34461

Assisted Living near Crystal River, FL

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Crystal River

  • Review of Sunshine Gardens

    The everyday engagement is awesome. I have never stepped into a place that feels so loving. Read more

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  • Review of Sunshine Gardens

    All the workers I spoke with were super sweet and very informative.. The place smelt clean and all the resident's looked happy.. I was very impressed with this place. Read more

    SamNix
  • Review of Sunshine Gardens

    The building is fairly new and clean, the rooms were way too small and cramped. Most had no windows. My Dad is a smoker and it it not allowed there, so we did not ask any further about pricing or... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Crystal River

Crystal River is a coastal area with small-town charm located near the Withlacoochee River. The site was once home to a cedar harvesting industry, but now this serene area is perfect for a quiet retirement. 

The Crystal River area is home to 15 Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), with 4 in Crystal River itself and another 11 in surrounding towns nearby. ALFs provide supervision and personal services to elders. These communities are regulated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and Florida Department of Health (DOH)

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Crystal River

  • The cost of living in Crystal River is 7.8 percent lower than the U. S. average. Seniors might be able to save some money here.

  • In addition to a lower cost of living, seniors throughout Florida can make a dollar stretch further as social security checks, pension income IRA and 401(k) are all untaxed due to the state's lack of income tax.

  • The Crystal River area has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Citrus County Resource Center, an organization that offers seniors a place to play games, learn and socialize as well as three senior centers nearby.
  • Seniors with a respiratory illness or bronchial condition can enjoy the fresh air in Citrus County. The American Lung Association gave this area an A grade for excellent air quality.

  • Seniors and their families may be concerned that the crime rate in Crystal River is very high. Violent crime is scored at 90.8 out of 100 (1 is the safest) compared to the U. S. average of 31.1. In addition, property crime is also high at 68 versus the nation's 38.1 average.

  • The climate in Crystal River is warm and sunny throughout the year. Humid summers average around 91 degrees in July and the area gets 52 inches of rain. Winter low averages are mild at 46 degrees. Seniors may enjoy the opportunity to be outdoors year-round.


Paying for Assisted Living in Crystal River

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Florida

$4,000.00 US
$2,885.00 Lecanto
$2,750.00 Dunnellon
$2,656.00 Spring Hill
$2,089.00 Brooksville
$1,887.00 Inverness

Assisted Living costs in Crystal River start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Crystal River and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Crystal River

Florida seniors can help cover the cost of assisted living through the Statewide Managed Medicaid Care Long Term Care program if they are eligible. Senior residents who do not have Medicaid may be qualified to receive aid from an additional six non-Medicaid programs.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Florida page.

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

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

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Crystal River

Crystal River and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Crystal River

Crystal River-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Florida page for more information about these laws.