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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Mount Dora, FL for 2024

Located on a scenic chain of lakes in north-central Florida, Mount Dora is a small town with a big personality. This city of 14,500 is a great place for seniors thanks to its mild climate, reasonable cost of living and abundance of cultural attractions and community events, many of which have been held annually for more than 30 years. The city hosts a bicycle festival, art and crafts fairs, plant sales and holiday parties, including a Christmas parade and lighted boat celebration.  

Given the area’s numerous amenities and attractions, it’s not surprising that Mount Dora is a retirement hot spot where seniors represent almost 34% of the population. This also means that there’s increased demand for assisted living and other forms of care. According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the median cost of assisted living in the area is $4,950, higher than the national average and well above other parts of the state.

If you’re interested in assisted living, this guide features information about local providers, average prices and community amenities that make Mount Dora a smart choice for retirees. We’ve also included a directory of local agencies that can accommodate your changing needs.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mount Dora

Assisted living facilities in Mount Dora are licensed by the Assisted Living Unit of the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation, which is part of the Agency for Health Care Administration. Facilities may qualify for a standard or specialty license depending on the level of care that they provide.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mount Dora

  • Mount Dora is a highly livable community for seniors and members of other generations. It’s been recognized as one of America’s best small towns, and it’s received numerous accolades for its history, farmers market, community festivals and hidden attractions.
  • Central Florida’s warm, sunny climate is a key factor behind its popularity among retirees. Although rainfall levels are higher than average, residents can expect mild winters with lows in the mid-40s. Comfort levels drop slightly from June through September due to high heat and humidity.
  • Despite being regarded as a resort community, Mount Dora’s cost of living is comparable to the state and national average. The reasonable cost of essentials, such as housing, health care and groceries, can help retirees who depend on a fixed income.
  • As part of Lake County, seniors in Mount Dora have access to accessible transportation. LakeXpress operates fixed-route bus lines that travel to Leesburg, The Villages and surrounding areas. Lake County Connections provides low-cost paratransit services to individuals unable to use other transportation systems.
  • Mount Dora receives a C+ rating for crime from Niche, which means it’s a fairly safe area for seniors. Property crimes and violent crimes are slightly higher than the national average. However, assisted living communities have security measures in place to ensure resident’s safety.
  • Health care access in Mount Dora is limited. The community has just 160 doctors per 100,000 residents compared to the national average of 210. Although the nearest hospital is almost 18 miles away, several medical centers in the area have been ranked as high-performing by U.S. News & World Report.

Paying for Assisted Living in Mount Dora

Assisted living in Mount Dora costs $4,950 per month, significantly higher than the state and national averages.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Data from Genworth’s annual Cost of Care Survey shows that seniors in Mount Dora pay $650 more per month for assisted living compared to the national average of $4,300. Local rates are $1,250 higher than the state median of $3,700, and the community is more expensive than neighboring metropolitan areas. Monthly rates in Homosassa Springs are approximately $425 lower, and other cities offer more substantial savings. Seniors in Ocala pay $950 less per month, and prices in Orlando are on par with the state average. Assisted living in Tampa costs about 35% less, saving residents $1,725 per month or about $20,000 per year.

Mount Dora

$4,950

Florida

$3,700

The United States

$4,300

Ocala

$4,000

Tampa

$3,225

Homosassa Springs

$4,527

Orlando

$3,700

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Your personal needs and preferences have a significant effect on how much you pay for long-term care. In Mount Dora, prices start at $1,625 per month for daytime recreational programs. Rates increase significantly for in-home care, which costs $4,124. These services are slightly cheaper than the $4,950 average associated with assisted living, but homeowners also need to budget for everyday expenses. Skilled nursing is the most expensive option, with rates that range from $8,973 to $9,551 for semiprivate or private accommodations.

Homemaker Services

$4,124

Home Health Aide

$4,124

Adult Day Health Care

$1,625

Assisted Living Facility

$4,950

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,973

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$9,551

Note:  Data for Mount Dora was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, The Villages, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mount Dora

Residents of assisted living facilities in Mount Dora may be eligible for financial assistance through the Medicaid Long Term Care Program and the Assistive Care Services waiver. Additional funding may also be available for the Optional State Supplement for seniors who receive Social Security income.

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 Mount Dora

If you want to learn more about assisted living and ways to maintain your health and independence as you age, the following agencies can help. Most services are free to local residents.    

ResourceContactService
Elder Options(800) 262-2243Elder Options, the Area Agency on Aging for Mount Dora and north-central Florida, is a one-stop-shop for information about healthy aging, long-term care, government benefits and community-based services. Its Elder Helpline provides information, advice and referrals to seniors, disabled adults, caregivers and family members. Seniors aged 60 and older can also sign up for free telephone wellness checks and friendly calls through Tele-Talk.
Martin Luther King Center Senior Club(352) 729-6394Mount Dora's Martin Luther King Center on Florida Avenue hosts a free Senior Club on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seniors can meet new friends and enjoy a complimentary meal while participating in games, trying their hand at arts and crafts and listening to educational guest speakers.
Florida Ombudsman Program, North Central District(352) 620-3088Based in Ocala, Florida's long-term care ombudsman for the North Central District serves seniors and families in Mount Dora and 16 surrounding counties. It's dedicated to enhancing the quality of the state's long-term care system by advocating for residents, helping them understand their rights and ensuring that facilities comply with health and safety regulations. It also accepts complaints and refers consumers to relevant regulatory agencies.
Lake County Veterans Services Office(352) 742-6585The Lake County Veterans Service Office has been serving military families since 1945. It helps veterans and dependents access health care, pensions, disability benefits and survivor's compensation. Accredited service officers can also help qualifying pension recipients apply for Aid & Attendance stipends that can be used to pay for personal care at home or in an assisted living facility.
We Care of Lake County(352) 742-0021We Care of Lake County operates a medical equipment lending bank that distributes more than 600 pieces of medical equipment to seniors, veterans and other needy residents annually. It supplies hospital beds, CPAP machines, nebulizers, walkers, rollators, crutches, shower chairs, bedside commodes and other items to aid in mobility, continence and hygiene.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mount Dora

Mount Dora-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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Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Carol

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Bridgewater Assisted Living at Waterman Village

I'm living at The Bridgewater at Waterman Village. I can't say enough good about it. I am in a studio apartment. The facilities are maintained constantly. The outside of the buildings is maintained...

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Connie

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

Review of Kiva of Mount Dora

We've chosen Kiva of Mount Dora for my grandmother about a month ago. Her room is wide and has enough space. She has a bed, a dresser, a TV, a chair, a nightstand, and a private bathroom. The staff...

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jseymour

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

Review of Bridgewater Assisted Living at Waterman Village

The rooms are adequate for the residents; however, the bathroom is a little tight for individuals with wheelchairs, plus it lacks storage /counter space for personal hygiene needs. Staff are a...

Provider response

Thank you JS for your thoughts and review. Very good feedback. We are always in a continuous operations mode to help our residents live their best lives possible. We will share with the team!...

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