Although Orlando is a half-hour drive from the ocean, its multitude of lakes, water activities and warm, balmy weather make it a great retirement destination for seniors. Orlando is part of the AARP Age-Friendly Network emphasizing livability for seniors, who make up 15 percent of the city’s population of 307,573.

Assisted living communities are available for seniors who can no longer live at home alone. These communities provide assistance with everyday tasks and personal care and include housekeeping and transportation services. These facilities offer activities, medication management and 24-hour staff, making them a feasible alternative to nursing homes, which provide higher-level, 24/7 medical care. Seniors who live in Orlando pay an average of $4,000 per month for assisted living, the same cost for the state as a whole.

In this guide, you’ll find information and options for assisted living in Orlando including costs and benefits and drawbacks of living in the city. Included are costs for additional long-term care options and a list of free resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Orlando, FL

2016, 2022

Spring Hills Hunters Creek

3800 Town Center Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32837

Spring Hills Hunters Creek is a 4.5-star assisted living center in Orlando, Florida and is known for its outstanding service. Both residents and visitors report the staff members are lovely and always … (read more)
Spring Hills Hunters Creek is a 4.5-star assisted living center in Orlando, Florida and is known for its outstanding service. Both residents and visitors report the staff members are lovely and always … (read more)

Brookdale Dr. Phillips

8001 Pin Oak Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819

Brookdale Dr. Phillips is a senior assisted living facility located in Orlando, Florida. The community offers Personalized Assisted Living to customize care for each resident, allowing residents freed … (read more)
Brookdale Dr. Phillips is a senior assisted living facility located in Orlando, Florida. The community offers Personalized Assisted Living to customize care for each resident, allowing residents freed … (read more)

2014

Orlando Lutheran Towers

300 East Church Street, Orlando, FL, 32801

Orlando Lutheran Towers is located in Orlando, Florida, just moments from Church Street Station and the beautiful Lake Eola Park. Residents and visitors consistently give the facility high marks for i … (read more)
Orlando Lutheran Towers is located in Orlando, Florida, just moments from Church Street Station and the beautiful Lake Eola Park. Residents and visitors consistently give the facility high marks for i … (read more)

2022

Excellence Senior Living – Orlando

​2250 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32822

Situated due east of Orlando, Florida, Excellence Senior Living offers assisted living that focuses on providing seniors a high-quality lifestyle. Nearby shopping and dining options abound with proxim … (read more)
Situated due east of Orlando, Florida, Excellence Senior Living offers assisted living that focuses on providing seniors a high-quality lifestyle. Nearby shopping and dining options abound with proxim … (read more)

Brookdale Conway

5501 East Michigan Street, Orlando, FL, 32822

Brookdale Conway is a clean and welcoming assisted living facility located in Orlando, Florida. The spacious rooms include a bedroom, living room, kitchenette and a large bathroom complete with a safe … (read more)
Brookdale Conway is a clean and welcoming assisted living facility located in Orlando, Florida. The spacious rooms include a bedroom, living room, kitchenette and a large bathroom complete with a safe … (read more)

2016

Encore at Avalon Park

13798 Cygnus Drive, Suite 110, Orlando, FL, 32828

It is a clean nice facility but lately too much of a staff turn over. If you need something repaired it might take months!! Phone was messed up for 6 weeks and we kept reporting it now tv is messed up … (read more)
It is a clean nice facility but lately too much of a staff turn over. If you need something repaired it might take months!! Phone was messed up for 6 weeks and we kept reporting it now tv is messed up … (read more)


Gentry Park Orlando

3201 Center Pointe Drive, Orlando, FL, 32825

Gentry Park sits southeast of the city, providing assisted living and memory care options for seniors in a beautiful facility that borders a serene pond and woodland areas. Close to Highway 417, this … (read more)
Gentry Park sits southeast of the city, providing assisted living and memory care options for seniors in a beautiful facility that borders a serene pond and woodland areas. Close to Highway 417, this … (read more)

Green Tree of Orlando

8207 Forest City Road, Orlando, FL, 32810

Green Tree of Orlando is situated in the pretty suburb of Lockhart just minutes from Interstate Highway 436 and close to a number of medical facilities and shopping centers. Residents and visitors con … (read more)
Green Tree of Orlando is situated in the pretty suburb of Lockhart just minutes from Interstate Highway 436 and close to a number of medical facilities and shopping centers. Residents and visitors con … (read more)

Golden Cove Assisted Living

918 Egan Dr, Orlando, FL, 32822

This place is really high quality. The staff were extremely friendly and the nurses were high quality and cared about my mother. The dining was very classic and I enjoyed many of the dishes that were … (read more)
This place is really high quality. The staff were extremely friendly and the nurses were high quality and cared about my mother. The dining was very classic and I enjoyed many of the dishes that were … (read more)

HarborChase of Dr. Phillips

7233 Della Dr., Orlando, FL, 32819

My dad has moved into HarborChase of Dr. Phillips. We chose it because it appeared to be a nice place, however, my experience with it is lacking. We had a very hard start. We sat down with the people, … (read more)
My dad has moved into HarborChase of Dr. Phillips. We chose it because it appeared to be a nice place, however, my experience with it is lacking. We had a very hard start. We sat down with the people, … (read more)

Bridgeport Senior Living- Port Phillips

8341 Lake Crowell Cir, Orlando, FL, 32836


Elite Elderly Care

15009 Lake Azure Dr, Orlando, FL, 32824


Sloan Home LLC

505 Harbor Point Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32835


Homes Sweet Homes ALF’s

5312 Hyde Park Ave., Orlando, FL, 32808


2013, 2017

Westminster Towers Orlando

70 West Lucerne Circle, Orlando, FL, 32801

Our family member has lived in Independent and now Assisted living units at Westminster Towers Orlando for MANY years. She Never intends to move! The Staff, from the Director on down are professiona … (read more)
Our family member has lived in Independent and now Assisted living units at Westminster Towers Orlando for MANY years. She Never intends to move! The Staff, from the Director on down are professiona … (read more)

The Rose Garden of Orlando

9309 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32837

I was very happy with The Rose Garden of Orlando. It looked very clean and very professional, and the room situations were more than adequate. The staff was very pleasant and very informational. Other … (read more)
I was very happy with The Rose Garden of Orlando. It looked very clean and very professional, and the room situations were more than adequate. The staff was very pleasant and very informational. Other … (read more)

2016

The Bridge at Orlando

3201 Rouse Road, Orlando, FL, 32817

I like The Bridge at Orlando a lot for several reasons. It’s a private institution, and I found it very clean and the staff very professional and extremely efficient. The physical appearance was very … (read more)
I like The Bridge at Orlando a lot for several reasons. It’s a private institution, and I found it very clean and the staff very professional and extremely efficient. The physical appearance was very … (read more)

2015

Grand Palms Assisted Living And Memory Care

600 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL, 32825

Grand Palms is fantastic. I like that the dementia unit has communities for the male and the female, which is a big plus. The staff cares about the residents. The activities are good, and they have an … (read more)
Grand Palms is fantastic. I like that the dementia unit has communities for the male and the female, which is a big plus. The staff cares about the residents. The activities are good, and they have an … (read more)

Somerby Lake Nona

9682 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando, FL, 32827

Toured the Community with Robert and I was blown away. The building is beautiful the staff were all friendly and welcoming and would love for this to be the next home for my loved one. The food was de … (read more)
Toured the Community with Robert and I was blown away. The building is beautiful the staff were all friendly and welcoming and would love for this to be the next home for my loved one. The food was de … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Orlando

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Florida. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Orlando

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration certifies and licenses assisted living facilities in Orlando through its Bureau of Health Facility Regulation Assisted Living Unit. After licensing, staff members from the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation make regular and unannounced visits to assisted living facilities in Orlando to ensure the rules and regulations for health care facilities are being followed.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Orlando

  • Orlando is an AARP Livable Community and as such, the city has pledged to include city staff members, seniors and members of the city’s Community on Aging to develop senior-friendly improvements to the city. Areas being addressed are transportation, respect and social inclusion, communication and information, and community support and health services.
  • Florida is a very tax-friendly state for seniors. The state boasts no income tax and no tax on Social Security income, pension income and IRA or 401(k) income. The state does not have an estate or inheritance tax, making Orlando a good choice for seniors who want to keep more of their retirement income.
  • Being a tax-friendly state provides relief for seniors who live in Orlando with its cost of living at 104.1 with 100 being the national average. Health care rates 97.2 out of 100, alleviating some of the costs for senior health care.
  • Although June, July and August can be hot and humid, 6 months in Orlando feature mild temperatures and a comfort index of 9 or above with 10 being the most comfortable. Seniors living in Orlando have 233 days of sunshine to get outside and experience the shopping, golf courses, attractions and fine dining the city offers.
  • Orlando offers seniors many exemplary hospitals and health care options, including AdventHealth Orlando, which ranks in three specialties as the no. 1 hospital in greater Orlando, and Select Specialty Hospital, which provides extended hospital care to recover and heal from catastrophic, critical illness.

Paying for Assisted Living in Orlando

Assisted living in Orlando averages a monthly cost of $4,000, as reported by Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. The Florida monthly average is $4,000, making both Orlando and Florida lower than the national average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Orlando’s $4,000 monthly average for assisted living is lower than Palm Bay to the east, which averages $4,461 a month. Lakeland to the south averages $700 lower than Orlando at $3,300, and Tampa, southwest of Orlando, costs an average of $3,350. Deltona is northeast of Orlando with a similar cost of $3,975.

$4000

Orlando

$4000

Florida

$4500

The United States

$4461

Palm Bay

$3300

Lakeland

$3350

Tampa

$3975

Deltona

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Orlando who don’t need the services of assisted living can opt to remain in their homes with the help of homemaker and home health aide care both averaging $4,767 monthly. For seniors who only need weekday care and assistance, adult day health care in Orlando averages a cost of $1,463. If seniors find they need more extended medical services with 24/7 health care options, a nursing home may be an option, averaging $8,060 monthly for a semiprivate room and $10,159 for a private room.

$1463

Adult Day Health Care

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4767

Home Health Aide

$4000

Assisted Living Facility

$8060

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10159

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Orlando

Florida provides two state programs to help eligible seniors with the cost of services at assisted living facilities: Medicaid Long-Term Care and Assistive Care Services. The state also offers optional state supplementation (OSS) for residents 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 Orlando

Seniors in Orlando who live in an assisted living community or are considering assisted living options have many free resources available. Local government agencies and nonprofit organizations offer free services and support, including benefits counseling, recreational activities and wellness programs.

Resource

Contact

Service

(407) 514-0019

The Senior Resource Alliance develops, monitors and reviews elder services, ensuring seniors have the resources they need to live with dignity and well-being. Services are coordinated with federal, state and local agencies, including the Department of Elder Affairs and the local Commission on Aging.

(407) 254-9070

The Renaissance Senior Center provides fitness opportunities through Jazzercixe, tai chi and walking groups. Other activities include Hawaiian dance, sewing, line dancing, art, poker and bingo.

(407) 514-1800

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a volunteer-led program that provides seniors with free Medicare benefits counseling. Trained volunteers also help with prescription needs, health insurance and forms needed for Medicare and Medicaid. 

(407) 245-0651

The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program offers seniors living in assisted living communities advocacy and education to protect their rights. Ombudsmen mediate with residents and facilities to resolve issues. They also work to educate residents about their rights.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Orlando

Orlando Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Florida page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florida