19 Assisted Living Facilities near Ocala, FL

17 Assisted Living Facilities in Ocala, FL

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Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle

Provides: Assisted Living
1801 SE 24th Road, Ocala, FL 34471
"My sister moved into independent living at Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle. I think it's wonderful and fun. They're always doing something and there's always something going on that you can choose to..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Hampton Manor at Deerwood

Provides: Assisted Living
1810 SE 16th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
"My mother has been living here since January and is adjusting well, making friends, both with the staff and the other residents. I love the new one-bedroom apartments, as allows mom to have most..." More

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Brookdale Paddock Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
1601 SE 24th Road, Ocala, FL 34471
"We're very happy with Brookdale Paddock Hills. My mother-in-law has a shared room with a nice roommate, and she likes it. She's happy there. The staff is very friendly and seem to get along well..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Pacifica Senior Living Ocala

Provides: Assisted Living
11311 SW 95th Circle, Ocala, FL 34481
"Pacifica Senior Living Ocala was very nice and very open. They had an open activity area which was different from the other place I visited. The place is very modern. The apartment I saw was nice,..." More

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Brookdale Canopy Oaks

Provides: Assisted Living
9070 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34481
"I placed my mom in Brookdale Canopy Oaks this past July 2017 when I realized she needed a more structured and safe home life. Because I work in the medical field caring for the elderly, I am in a..." More

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Brentwood at Fore Ranch

Provides: Assisted Living
4511 SW 48th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474
"My mom is living in Brentwood at Fore Ranch. It's a beautiful and newer facility. The room is a little bit larger and the staff is very nice. They have classrooms, socials, manicures, and ice cream..." More

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Caring Star 2017

The Windsor of Ocala

Provides: Assisted Living
2650 Southeast 18th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
"Windsor of Ocala was the best one that I found; it didn’t smell like old people or urine. It was kept nice and clean, and the residents seemed happy. I like the location as it is in the..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Marion Oaks Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3590 SW 137th Loop, Ocala, FL 34473
"My friend was at Marion Oaks Assisted Living several times. It was an excellent, fabulous place to put somebody in. Everything about it was perfect. " More

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The Bridge at Ocala

Provides: Assisted Living
2800 SW 41st Street, Building 200, Ocala, FL 34474
"Our family member had been in the hospital twice for lengthy stays & rehab twice & he needed additional physical therapy. Just across the drive from The Bridge is the Life Care Center which..." More

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Canterfield of Ocala

Provides: Assisted Living
9589 SW. Highway 200, Ocala, FL 34481
"Canterfield of Ocala was beautiful. It was almost new. It looked very nice. My tour was exceptional. They gave me lunch, and it was excellent. The food was very good. The rooms were beautiful, but..." More

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Camelot Chateau Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1831 Southeast Lake Weir Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
"Camelot Chateau is good. The staff is fine. I don't have a problem with them. I'm fine with the food. Everything has been OK. They have everything that I require for normal assisted living. They..." More

Bridgewater Park

Provides: Assisted Living
9174 SW 81st Court, Ocala, FL 34481
"My dad is in the memory care side of Bridgewater Park. It had a brighter atmosphere. When you walked in the door it was so bright, and everything is centrally located, and the rooms are built..." More

Memory Lane Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1665 SW 17th St, Ocala, FL 34471
"Memory Lane did not have an outside area at all. The facility was nice; it was clean, and it was smaller facility. The workers and staff were all extremely friendly. " More

Change of Pace Retirement Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1715 E. SILVER SPRINGS BLVD., Ocala, FL 34470
"Family owned by a strong Christian family who loves the residents unconditionally. " More

The Bridge of Ocala

Provides: Assisted Living
2800 Southwest 41st Street, Ocala, FL 34474
"I was in LifeCare Center back in Dec 2018, I found it very stressful,,, {!st} I was told I could only take a shower every other day, which I found out that was not true,, .. when they took me to..." More

Personal Touch Assisted Living Facili...

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Fir Trail Course, Ocala, FL 34472

Specialty Care Services Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
2925 Nw 4Th Ave, Ocala, FL 34475

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Higher Ground

Provides: Assisted Living
10155 Se 110th Street Road, Candler, FL 32111
"Everyone is so nice. It is small and homey. I’m very pleased with the care my mother is getting. " More

Prestige Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
6040 SOUTHEAST FRONT STREET, Belleview, FL 34420
"Prestige Manor was recommended to me by a friend as we have a friend already in there. The staff was very helpful, very good location, safe, and secured. It’s very clean and spacious. I would..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ocala

    Ocala is in Marion County in northern Florida, a region known as "horse country." It features a 350 acre national landmark and nature theme park called Silver Springs that seniors may enjoy visiting. Ocala also has 17 assisted living facilities, and there are 14 others in nearby areas like Oxford, Dunnellon and Belleview. There are three types of assisted living facilities in Ocala. While all provide meals and some level of personal care, the services they offer differ based on their licensing. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ocala

    • Ocala, like most of Florida, gets its share of rain, with annual rainfall totals about a third higher than the national average. Summers are humid and hot, with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s, and winters are mild with average lows in the 40s and 50s. 

    • The Ocala area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Florida Hospital Ocala, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    • Florida is one of seven states that don't have state income taxes, which means there are no taxes on pensions, 401(k) payments or social security benefits. Seniors coming from out of state may find more budget flexibility in Ocala. 

    • High levels of ozone in the air can aggravate respiratory conditions, but seniors don't have to worry too much about that in Ocala. The American Lung Association gives Ocala a B grade due to its relatively low number of high-ozone days. 

    • Ocala has an array of community resources for seniors, including two Adult Activity Centers that provide referral services, health screenings, organized trips and clubs for seniors in Marion County. 

    • There are 7.85 violent crimes per 1,000 residents per year in Ocala, which is nearly double the national average. By comparison, Florida averages 4.3 such crimes, which makes Ocala less safe than other nearby cities. 


    Paying for Assisted Living in Ocala

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Florida

    $4,347.00 Wildwood
    $4,215.00 The Villages
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,599.00 Lady Lake
    $3,350.00 Oxford
    $2,958.00 Ocala

    Assisted Living costs in Ocala start around $2,958 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 Ocala 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 Ocala

    Low-income seniors may qualify for one or both of Florida's state programs that cover costs of services in long-term care facilities. The Assistive Care Services and Medicaid Long-Term Care programs don't cover room and board, but the state does allow for family supplementation and also offers an optional state supplementation for SSI recipients. 

    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 Ocala

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ocala

    Ocala-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 Ocala, FL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ocala

    • Review of Brentwood at Fore Ranch

      Brentwood at Fore Ranch was okay for my loved one. The rooms are fine for someone who doesn't need much room for safety sake. The staff very, very nice....However the nursing "team" lacks: just u... Read more

      FathersDaughter
    • Review of Brookdale Paddock Hills

      Brookdale is an older complex, but it was nice. My friend was interested because It was in my friend's price range. The rooms were small, and they took us to the memory care section. They had a lit... Read more

      Martha
    • Review of Brookdale Paddock Hills

      I liked Brookdale Paddock Hills. It was a little bit older, but it had a kind of open dining and the people that work there are very nice. I thought the rooms there were small. There was a beauty s... Read more

      Brian
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