8 Assisted Living Facilities in Gainesville, FL

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Brookdale Gainesville Southwest

Provides: Assisted Living
1001 SW 62nd Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32607
"Brookdale Gainesville Southwest (formerly Emeritus at Gainesville) was very comfortable, and there were a lot of activities there. There was no shopping close by, but there was a van available to..." More

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HarborChase of Gainesville

Provides: Assisted Living
1415 Fort Clarke Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
"HarborChase of Gainesville was very good, and the people are nice. They have everything, but it’s just too expensive. There was nothing that wasn't positive about it, except that it's too much..." More

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The Windsor of Gainesville

Provides: Assisted Living
3605 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606
"The Windsor of Gainesville's staff seemed to be attentive. They keep my mom's room clean and to me it's comfortable. They have plenty of opportunities for engaging in activities. They have a..." More

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The Village at Gainesville

Provides: Assisted Living
8000 NW 27TH BOULEVARD, Gainesville, FL 32606
"The Village at Gainesville was very nice. The prices were a little bit higher though than the other place. They have a bus that takes them shopping, they have a recreation room, and they provide..." More

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Hunters Crossing Place

Provides: Assisted Living
4830 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653
"I liked Hunters Crossing. It was less expensive but very nice. I wasn’t impressed with the person who was doing the presentation because she didn’t seem very professional. The community was very..." More

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida

Provides: Assisted Living
5100 Southwest 25th Boulevard,, Gainesville, FL...
"Oak Hammock at the University of Florida was an outstanding place, but it also had an outstanding cost. It was comprehensive and first-class all the way, including the cost. They had apartments,..." More

Southwest Retirement Home

Provides: Assisted Living
3207 SW 42nd Place,, Gainesville, FL 32608
"South West is a small family oriented space with wonderful staff who are caring, concerned and attentive. I highly recommend Southwest. " More


Provides: Assisted Living
1621 Northeast Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL 32641
"In general the place seemed to be properly functioning and well maintained. The staff seemed proficient but also some what numb to the patients I assume because of the detachment that sometimes..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gainesville

    Gainesville is the largest city in Alachua County in North Central Florida. It is a bustling college town with over 30 miles of biking and hiking trails, rivers and freshwater springs. Seniors — a little over 9 percent of the population — can choose from seven assisted living facilities in Gainesville with several others in nearby High Springs and Keystone Heights. The Florida Bureau of Health Facility Regulations licenses three types of assisted living communities: standard, limited nursing services (LNS) and extended congregate care (ECC).

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gainesville

    • Seniors on a fixed income may find budget flexibility due to Florida's lack of state income taxes on all income, including retirement income such as pensions and social security benefits. Alachua County does have a sales tax of 6.5 percent on most purchases.

    • Located in the northern part of the state, Gainesville isn't quite as hot as other Florida locations, but the summers are still hot and humid with highs in the 80s and low 90s. Winters are mild with low temps in the 40s and 50s, though daytime temperatures are typically warmer.

    • The cost of living in Gainesville is 6 percent lower than the national average; it's also lower than surrounding areas like Alachua and Newberry.

    • There are 6.69 violent crimes per 1,000 residents per year, which is more than 50 percent higher than the state and national averages. This is not uncommon for college towns, and Gainesville is home to the University of Florida.

    • Alachua County received A and B grades from the American Lung Association for particle pollutants and high-ozone days, respectively. Poor air quality can worsen the symptoms of respiratory conditions like COPD.

    • Gainesville's Freedom in Motion program offers an Uber-like system of transportation for eligible seniors that's subsidized and sometimes free. For seniors who don't qualify, RTS offers half-price bus passes as well as free passes for ADA-certified people.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Gainesville

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Florida

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,500.00 Middleburg
    $3,333.00 Gainesville
    $2,958.00 Ocala
    $2,825.00 Palatka
    $2,750.00 High Springs

    Assisted Living costs in Gainesville start around $3,333 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville

    Florida allows family supplementation to help pay for the costs of long-term care without affecting a senior's Medicaid benefits.

    The state has two programs, Assistive Care Services and Medicaid Long-Term Care, that cover the costs of services at assisted living facilities for qualified seniors. Florida also provides optional state supplementation for seniors who receive SSI benefits.

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

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    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 Gainesville

    Gainesville 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.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Gainesville, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gainesville

    Gainesville-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.

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    Assisted Living near Gainesville, FL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Gainesville

    • Review of Brookdale Gainesville Southwest

      Brookdale Gainesville Southwest is a good place, but there were some issues initially. Someone forgot to come and take my sister to the restroom, but it's been corrected. Her apartment is great, an... Read more

    • Review of Hunters Crossing Place

      This place has gone downhill. The trash is never taken from room, the cleaning is exceedingly bad. I have to clean the toilet nearly every time I visit and it’s apparent no one does anything but m... Read more

    • Review of The Windsor of Gainesville

      The Windsor of Gainesville's staff seemed to be attentive. They keep my mom's room clean and to me it's comfortable. They have plenty of opportunities for engaging in activities. They have a librar... Read more

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