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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in High Springs, FL for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in High Springs, FL below include 8 Assisted Living facilities with 138 reviews. On average in High Springs, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.31 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in High Springs

High Springs is a small city in north central Florida just south of the Sante Fe River. There are several green parks for seniors who like being outdoors, including Ginnie Springs and the O' Leno State Park. There’s also the Main Street Antique Mall and the High Springs Emporium for shopping. Seniors who need assistance with daily living tasks such as grooming and medication administration can choose from one assisted living facility within the city limits and 10 facilities in nearby cities such as Gainesville and Lake City.

In High Springs and the state of Florida, assisted living facilities are regulated by the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation. These facilities provide personal care under a standard license and limited nursing services and extended congregate care under a specialty license.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in High Springs

  • Seniors on a budget might find High Springs to be an excellent place to live within their means. Based on the national cost of living index, High Springs is ranked 97.4. This is also lower than the state’s average of 111.

  • Crime is comparable to many similar cities within the United States, which makes the city a relatively safe place for seniors. Crime is based on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). Property crime in High Springs ranks 39.5 compared to the national level.

  • High Springs is an excellent city for seniors who enjoy the summer and warmer temperatures. January lows are around 41 degrees Fahrenheit, while July highs are around 92 degrees. The city gets approximately 52 inches of rain per year.

  • The High Springs area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the High Springs Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • High Springs has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Senior Resource Alliance, an organization that helps promote lifelong learning opportunities for seniors as well as two senior centers.

  • The Alachua County Transportation Service provides round-trip transportation to medical appointments and other errands for individuals aged 60 and older.

Paying for Assisted Living in High Springs

Assisted Living costs in High Springs start around $2,750 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 High Springs 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.

Cities in Florida

Gainesville

$4,478

US

$4,000

Ocala

$3,685

Middleburg

$3,500

Lake City

$3,500

Live Oak

$3,109

Dunnellon

$3,000

High Springs

$2,750

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in High Springs

Seniors in High Springs who need assistance paying for an assisted living facility may apply for two different state waivers. The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care (SMMC LTC)  program offers assistance for facilities with a standard license, while the Assistive Care Services waiver covers care in assisted living facilities and licensed adult family homes. Individuals may be eligible for one or both programs, and family supplementation is permitted for private rooms.

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

Financial Assistance 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 High Springs

High Springs 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 High Springs, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in High Springs

High Springs-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.

Laws and Regulations in Florida

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Michael

I visited this facility

Review of Plantation Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care

I toured Plantation Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care. I would have preferred to be there because it's a smaller community and a more convenient location for me than down here in Gainesville...

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Susie

I visited this facility

Review of Mayflower Assisted Living

If I was looking for a residential facility, Mayflower Assisted Living would be one I would consider. The cost is more affordable. I didn't see that many amenities. They have a little game room...

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Jacqueline

I visited this facility

Review of Plantation Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care

I've visited Plantation Oaks Senior Living and there wasn't anything I disliked about the place. They have very good staff who were very caring, they're eager to find a place that fits our needs...

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