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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Lecanto, FL for 2024

There are 19 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lecanto area, with 6 in Lecanto and 13 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Lecanto is $2,600 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,895.

To help you with your search, browse the 389 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lecanto. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lecanto 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lecanto

Lecanto, Florida, is a city located 80 miles north of Tampa with a senior population of approximately 26 percent. There are many outdoor parks in Lecanto, including Lecanto Community Park, an outdoor recreation site offering seniors 20 acres of jogging trails, wildlife and shaded grounds. Seniors seeking assisted living facilities (ALF) in the Lecanto area can pick from 19 different facilities, with six directly within the city limits and an additional 13 nearby. Assisted living facilities in Lecanto, as well as in the rest of Florida, are defined by the Department of Elder Affairs as establishments that offer residential services in a home-like environment to adults who cannot live independently. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses the four separate categories of ALFs in Florida, including mental health care facilities.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lecanto

  • In Lecanto and across the state of Florida, Social Security and pension income are exempt from taxation.  This is a huge draw to seniors who are looking to spend more on assisted living costs and less on taxes.

  • The Lecanto area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Inverness, Florida.

  • Lecanto has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Citrus County Resource Center/Central Citrus Community Center, an organization that offers fun and companionship to seniors in the area through computer classes, games and various exercise programs.

  • Though Lecanto experiences 13 more inches of rain each year than the national average annual rainfall, the city does not get any snow. With temperatures hardly dropping below 45 degrees, the warm weather in Lecanto is ideal for seniors seeking to escape harsh winters and enjoy a more temperate climate. 

  • The overall crime rate in the city of Lecanto is approximately 7 percent higher than the national average crime rate. This means that those who choose to live in this area have a one in 33 chance of being a victim of a crime. 

  • Public transportation in Lecanto is provided by the Citrus County Transit system. Seniors who are above the age of 60 qualify for free transportation when using the Orange Line (fixed bus routes). 

Paying for Assisted Living in Lecanto

Assisted Living costs in Lecanto start around $2,600 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 Lecanto 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

US

$4,000

Homosassa

$3,112

Brooksville

$3,100

Crystal River

$3,100

Dunnellon

$3,000

Inverness

$2,829

Lecanto

$2,600

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lecanto

Financial assistance for assisted living in Lecanto can be found through the Florida Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMC LTC). Alternatively, the state of Florida also funds specific ALF services through a statewide 1915(b)(c) MLTC program

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 Lecanto

Lecanto 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 Lecanto, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lecanto

Lecanto-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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Alaine

I visited this facility

Review of Rosecastle of Citrus

Rosecastle of Citrus is an excellent facility. It's inviting, friendly, and warm. The clients are very happy with them. It's a younger generation that's running it, but they seem to know what...

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Assisted Living

Mike

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Rosecastle of Citrus

My brother is in a facility called Rosecastle of Citrus down in Lecanto, Florida and we've made arrangements for my mom to go down there so they can be together. We went down to visit with my...

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Assisted Living

Virginia

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Rosecastle of Citrus

The people at Rosecastle of Citrus are very good to my mother. It's a nice place and I'm happy with it. She is in more of a studio, but they have one- and two-bedroom apartments. They play bingo...

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