Located on the coast of Florida’s picturesque Lemon Bay, Englewood has been named one of the best places to retire in the country. The city is home to 20,800 people and has a very large senior population of 51%. The area has gorgeous white sand beaches as well as several state parks, nature preserves and forests. Englewood has a nationally recognized hospital and lots of doctors, making health care easy to access. Assisted living and overall living costs are below national medians, and the state collects no income tax from its residents.

Englewood has a good selection of assisted living facilities, which support seniors who need a little help with daily tasks. Staff at these facilities provide help with medication, meal preparation, mobility and chores, making it easier for seniors to keep up with their hobbies and social lives. In Englewood, seniors pay $3,938 per month for this type of care.

This guide discusses the costs of assisted living and other types of care in Englewood. It also covers the pros and cons of living in the city as well as the resources available to local seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Englewood, FL

Grand Villa of Englewood

925 S. River Road, Englewood, FL, 34223

Grand Villa of Englewood is located close to the Gulf of Mexico beaches in Englewood, Florida. Residents say they are happy with the food served in the welcoming dining room. Residents and guests who … (read more)
Grand Villa of Englewood is located close to the Gulf of Mexico beaches in Englewood, Florida. Residents say they are happy with the food served in the welcoming dining room. Residents and guests who … (read more)

Heritage Oaks of Englewood

7374 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL, 34224

Dad moved into the Heritage Oaks of Englewood. He’s getting really good hands-on care for the level of care that he needs. The place is very comfortable for him, nice-sized rooms, nice-sized bath area … (read more)
Dad moved into the Heritage Oaks of Englewood. He’s getting really good hands-on care for the level of care that he needs. The place is very comfortable for him, nice-sized rooms, nice-sized bath area … (read more)

Magnolia Acres Assisted Living

729 Crestwood Road, Englewood, FL, 34223

Magnolia Acres Assisted Living is situated in the resort town of Englewood, Florida, just a short distance from shopping areas and picturesque beaches. The community offers private and semi-private ro … (read more)
Magnolia Acres Assisted Living is situated in the resort town of Englewood, Florida, just a short distance from shopping areas and picturesque beaches. The community offers private and semi-private ro … (read more)

Inglenook – Englewood

280 Pine St, Englewood, FL, 34223

My aunt moved into Inglenook – Englewood. It’s very nice. Our director was excellent and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Her room is in the very front and I never go any farther. They have a … (read more)
My aunt moved into Inglenook – Englewood. It’s very nice. Our director was excellent and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Her room is in the very front and I never go any farther. They have a … (read more)

Brookdale Port Charlotte

18440 Cochran Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948

Brookdale Port Charlotte is in the heart of Port Charlotte just minutes away from beaches, medical facilities and shopping areas. Residents and loved ones compliment the staff, who are happy to partic … (read more)
Brookdale Port Charlotte is in the heart of Port Charlotte just minutes away from beaches, medical facilities and shopping areas. Residents and loved ones compliment the staff, who are happy to partic … (read more)

2016, 2017

The Windsor of Venice

1600 Center Rd, Venice, FL, 34292

Windsor of Venice is nestled in eastern Venice, Florida, with easy access to beaches and Myakka River State Park. Residents of the facility enjoy frequent social activities including bridge, poker, bo … (read more)
Windsor of Venice is nestled in eastern Venice, Florida, with easy access to beaches and Myakka River State Park. Residents of the facility enjoy frequent social activities including bridge, poker, bo … (read more)

2015, 2016

Brookdale Rotonda

550 Rotonda Boulevard West, Rotonda West, FL, 33947

Brookdale Rotonda assisted living seemed a little bit more laid back for me. It was homey and very nice and they were quite complete with everything they had. It was just the feeling that I got there, … (read more)
Brookdale Rotonda assisted living seemed a little bit more laid back for me. It was homey and very nice and they were quite complete with everything they had. It was just the feeling that I got there, … (read more)

The Residences of Advinia Care Venice

950 Pinebrook Rd, Venice, FL, 34285

Building great, clean, food spectacular staff top notch.
Building great, clean, food spectacular staff top notch.

Elison Assisted Living of Bella Vita

1420 East Venice Avenue, Venice, FL, 34292

My dad moved into Elison Assisted Living of Bella Vita. They have a lot of nice activities. The meals are very nice as well. They have a very healthy portion and a lot of choices. My father’s eating a … (read more)
My dad moved into Elison Assisted Living of Bella Vita. They have a lot of nice activities. The meals are very nice as well. They have a very healthy portion and a lot of choices. My father’s eating a … (read more)

SLC of Sorrento

336 Monet Drive, Nokomis, FL, 34275


The Goldton at Venice – Opening 2023

108 Bella Verde Blvd, Nokomis, FL, 34275


2015, 2017

Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe

1000 Aston Gardens Drive, Venice, FL, 34292

My parents are in Aston Gardens right now. The management treats them very poorly. Like Mom and Dad got their breakfast and they asked for prune juice. They are allowed to pick up six drinks for sever … (read more)
My parents are in Aston Gardens right now. The management treats them very poorly. Like Mom and Dad got their breakfast and they asked for prune juice. They are allowed to pick up six drinks for sever … (read more)

2015, 2016, 2017

Village On The Isle

910 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL, 34285

My mom lives at Village on the Isle. The experience has been very positive and the care has been excellent. The staff and the leadership have been friendly to her, and I think she’s getting the best c … (read more)
My mom lives at Village on the Isle. The experience has been very positive and the care has been excellent. The staff and the leadership have been friendly to her, and I think she’s getting the best c … (read more)

Jacaranda Trace

3600 William Penn Way, Venice, FL, 34293

My father has moved into Jacaranda Trace. They’re wonderful. He’s in a building that has a blend of both memory care and assisted living. The other building is full blown memory care. Everything is gr … (read more)
My father has moved into Jacaranda Trace. They’re wonderful. He’s in a building that has a blend of both memory care and assisted living. The other building is full blown memory care. Everything is gr … (read more)

2015

Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

18400 Cochran Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948

Village Place Retirement is located in the seaside city of Port Charlotte, Florida, and is close to a number of popular shopping areas, the beach and medical facilities. Residents praise the unique se … (read more)
Village Place Retirement is located in the seaside city of Port Charlotte, Florida, and is close to a number of popular shopping areas, the beach and medical facilities. Residents praise the unique se … (read more)

2016

Truewood by Merrill, Venice

1121 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice, FL, 34292

Sunset Lake Village is located in Venice, Florida, just a few minutes south of I-75. Loved ones describe the facility as clean and pleasant, and residents appreciate that there are several small dinin … (read more)
Sunset Lake Village is located in Venice, Florida, just a few minutes south of I-75. Loved ones describe the facility as clean and pleasant, and residents appreciate that there are several small dinin … (read more)

Tuscan Gardens of Venetia Bay

841 Venetia Bay Boulevard, Venice, FL 34285, Venice, FL, 34285

We spent extensive time and energy researching different ASL communities for our Mom. We chose Tuscan Gardens primarily for the safety, access to walking/exercise & food. My Mom has been a resid … (read more)
We spent extensive time and energy researching different ASL communities for our Mom. We chose Tuscan Gardens primarily for the safety, access to walking/exercise & food. My Mom has been a resid … (read more)

Gardens of North Port

4900 S Sumter Blvd, North Port, FL, 34287

Gardens of North Port is located in a cozy residential area in North Port, Florida, within minutes of the Heron Creek Golf Course and Garden of the Five Senses. Visitors praise the facility for its en … (read more)
Gardens of North Port is located in a cozy residential area in North Port, Florida, within minutes of the Heron Creek Golf Course and Garden of the Five Senses. Visitors praise the facility for its en … (read more)

A Banyan Residence

100 Base Avenue, Venice, FL, 34285

Placing a family member in assisted living and/or memory care is difficult. Our family feels we made the very besdecision possible when we chose Banyan. Their concept of mixing assisted living and me … (read more)
Placing a family member in assisted living and/or memory care is difficult. Our family feels we made the very besdecision possible when we chose Banyan. Their concept of mixing assisted living and me … (read more)

La Paloma Assisted Living

880 East Baffin Drive, Venice, FL, 34293

Highly recommended family atmosphere.
Highly recommended family atmosphere.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Englewood

In Englewood and the rest of Florida, assisted living and other long-term care communities are governed by the Agency for Health Care Administration. This agency screens care home staff and protects residents from fraud and abuse.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Englewood

  • Health care is easily accessible here; Englewood has 272 physicians per 100,000 people compared to the national average of 210 per 100,000 people.
  • Englewood has warm weather year-round, with no snow in the winter and more sunny days than the national median, at 257 compared to 205.
  • Florida is very tax-friendly toward seniors and is one of the few states that charges no personal income tax.
  • Englewood has a little more crime than many American cities, with violent crime rates 2.6 points over the national average of 22.7. Property crime rates are also higher, at 49.6 compared to 35.4. Fortunately, assisted living homes generally have security systems to keep residents and their property safe.
  • Englewood Community Hospital has been recognized as one of the best in the country by Fortune and IBM Watson.
  • The cost of living here is slightly lower than the national average, with health care, housing and transportation some of the most affordable categories.
  • The water quality in Englewood is lower than average at 33 compared to the nation’s 55. However, the air quality here is better than the national average, ideal for seniors with allergies or respiratory conditions.
  • Florida is a member of the AARP’s network of age-friendly communities, meaning that it has created a plan to become more livable for its increasing senior population. This plan includes increasing accessibility and public services for older adults.

Paying for Assisted Living in Englewood

Englewood’s seniors pay an average of $3,938 per month for assisted living services. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this is more expensive than the state median of $3,700. However, assisted living in Englewood is cheaper than the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Compared to many Florida cities, Englewood has relatively high assisted living prices at $3,938. Costs in Tampa are much lower, at $3,225 per month. In Miami, seniors pay around $3,500. Assisted living in Orlando is on par with the state median of $3,700. Jacksonville is more expensive, averaging $4,150 per month.

$3938

Englewood

$3700

Florida

$4300

The United States

$3225

Tampa

$3500

Miami

$3700

Orlando

$4150

Jacksonville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors may also be interested in comparing the costs of the other types of long-term care available in Englewood. Adult day health care is the most affordable option. Though prices are not available for Decatur, the state average is $1,408. Home health aides and homemaker services are slightly more expensive, averaging $4,576 per month. A semiprivate room in a nursing home averages $9,125 per month, while a private room costs around $10,342.

$4576

Homemaker Services

$4576

Home Health Aide

$3938

Assisted Living Facility

$9125

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10342

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Englewood was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Punta Gorda, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Englewood

Seniors in Englewood who receive income from Social Security may be eligible for the Optional State Supplement. Financial assistance is also available to seniors in assisted living through the Assistive Care Services waiver or the Medicaid Long-Term Care Program.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in  Florida

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 Englewood

Englewood has a range of charities and social service programs that offer assistance to older adults. These can range from personal enrichment to help finding placement in long-term care.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(866) 413-5337

This Area Agency on Aging runs the SHINE Medicare Counseling program, which helps seniors learn about and access financial assistance for long-term care and medical services. Healthy aging programs are also available, including chronic disease management and fall prevention courses. This agency also runs an elder abuse hotline for victims of neglect, financial exploitation or mistreatment.

(941) 366-0038

This non-profit legal aid society offers a range of free legal services of use to older adults. This includes assistance with creating wills and care directives as well as advocacy in cases of consumer fraud or elder abuse. Attorneys here can also help seniors who have been denied health insurance, benefits or health care.

(941) 861-8387

Here, veterans can get help applying for various federal and state benefit programs, ranging from discount cards to life insurance. This body also runs transportation services to nearby VA hospitals and medical centers.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Englewood

Englewood-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florida