42 Assisted Living Facilities near Sarasota, FL

35 Assisted Living Facilities in Sarasota, FL

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Caring Star 2014

Brookdale Colonial Park

Provides: Assisted Living
4730 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
"Brookdale was very nice, and a lovely lady took me around, but it was not what I wanted. The staff was perfect and couldn't have been better. I saw some of the apartments, they were very nice, and..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Heron Club at Prestancia

Provides: Assisted Living
3749 Sarasota Square Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238
"Mommy just moved in and couldn't be HAPPIER! Her apartment IS an apartment not just a room. The entire staff has made her feel like family already. Heron Club is a home not a facility. It's..." More

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Atria Sarasota

Provides: Assisted Living
4540 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
"It was pleasant. They were efficient, very attending, and helped me with all the things I needed to know. Everything was very nice. I was in a hurry, and looked at the community quickly; just the..." More

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Heron House

Provides: Assisted Living
3221 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237
"I liked Heron House a lot. It was very nice and gave me a good feeling. It's a pretty building that I've actually admired for years. I enjoyed seeing the inside of it, and the people are very nice...." More

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Elmcroft of Sarasota

Provides: Assisted Living
730 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
"Brookdale Downtown Sarasota was very nice. It's very convenient to downtown Sarasota. It was clean, the rooms were nice, and the prices were within the ballpark. The staff was also excellent as..." More

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Heron East

Provides: Assisted Living
2290 Cattleman Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
"My mother has been in Heron East. It's wonderful. She does the trivia, they do exercises every day, she goes up and they read the paper, and on Thursdays they have happy hour. There's always..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Aravilla Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
3251 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
" Aravilla Sarasota is for seniors who want the freedom to live their lives as they wish, embracing health and pursuing their own versions of happiness each day. We create beautiful, safe,..." More

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HarborChase of Sarasota

Provides: Assisted Living
5311 Proctor Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233
"My father was in Harbor Chase, which is superb in every category. The facility is great and new, the people care about the residents, and they promote a kinship among the residents. They pay..." More

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Ashton Place

Provides: Assisted Living
4151 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
"My sister, Margaret, has been a resident of Ashton Place for almost 2 years. The transition from living on her own to moving into Ashton Place was very difficult. However, due to the help,..." More

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Brookdale Phillippi Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
5501 Swift Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
"My parents have lived at this community since it's renovation last year. The staff has always been very caring and attentive. Things are not perfect, but they certainly try to meet their needs. " More

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Brookdale Sarasota Midtown

Provides: Assisted Living
2186 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239
"My mother-in-law is at Brookdale Sarasota Midtown. Everybody is very nice. It is warm and comfortable. As soon as we walked in, we knew that that was the place. The place is clean and very nice...." More

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Brookdale Palmer Ranch

Provides: Assisted Living
5111 Palmer Ranch Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34238
"Brookdale Palmer Ranch has hired a new executive chef, sales director, director of maintenance and executive director. The vision for this place is a great one. The staff are called to this..." More

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Fountains of Hope

Provides: Assisted Living
2250 Jesus Way, Sarasota, FL 34240
"Fountains of Hope was wonderful. The apartments were quite large and roomy, and the kitchen was furnished with a whole refrigerator. They have a beautiful gym for workouts. It's just a lovely place..." More

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DeSoto Palms Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
5601 N. Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243
"I thought DeSoto was lovely and it would be my first choice. The grounds are very well-kept, the interior is very attractive, and actually they’re redoing all of it. The staff was very helpful, and..." More

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Cabot Reserve

Provides: Assisted Living
4450 8th St, Sarasota, FL 34232
"I have a friend that lives here whom I try to visit monthly. They recently gave the facility a much needed facelift with new paint and decor that makes it look open and inviting. They also have new..." More

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Lily's Promise - Sarasota

Provides: Assisted Living
1958 Rolling Green Circle, Sarasota, FL 34240
"We Promise to provide the highest standards of care. Our nurse oversees each of our residents care plans and works with families, physicians, home health, and hospice to make sure each resident is..." More

Bay Village of Sarasota

Provides: Assisted Living
8400 Vamo Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
"I visited Bay Village because I looked for a place for myself. It was a great facility in a beautiful location. It has everything that I wanted. I liked everything there. " More

Glenridge on Palmer Ranch

Provides: Assisted Living
7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL 34238
"We’re moving into Glenridge on Palmer Ranch in June. I did do some physical therapy there for about 15 days. I liked it a lot. Their physical therapy is very good, and the people are very..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Pines of Sarasota

Provides: Assisted Living
1251 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
"The Pines was clean, and they have friendly people and staff. It was a nice place. The rooms were not really big but adequately sized. I saw people sitting and eating. The dining area and food..." More

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The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods

Provides: Assisted Living
3260 Lake Pointe Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34231
"I visited The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods, and their rooms are very nice. The room shape is like a square, so it's easy for me to move around as I have a power wheelchair. The staff were all..." More

Caring Star 2013

Plymouth Harbor, Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
700 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236
"I did a quick tour of Plymouth Harbor. It looked wonderful. The rooms were lovely and the staff was accommodating. I had lunch there, and the food was very good. They also offer a number of social..." More

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Lakehouse West

Provides: Assisted Living
3435 FOX RUN ROAD, Sarasota, FL 34231
"We went to visit the Lakehouse West assisted living facility since we were already in the region, looking at places for my friend's mother to live. The outside grounds were colorful, well designed..." More

Sunnyside Village

Provides: Assisted Living
5201 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34232

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Caring Star 2015

Savannah Grand of Sarasota

Provides: Assisted Living
7130 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34238
"The facility is a little outdated. All the staff are friendly, hard working, kind hearted people and I have personally observed them going above and beyond to give the best care possible. The nurse..." More

Sarasota Point Rehabilitation Center.

Provides: Assisted Living
2600 COURTLAND ST, Sarasota, FL 34237
"We visited Harmony Pavilion while in Sarasota recently, checking out assisted living facilities in the region for my friend's mother. The grounds looked lovely and well tended, with beautiful..." More

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Beneva Lakes Healthcare and Rehabilit...

Provides: Assisted Living
741 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
"We moved my friend to Emeritus. The facility was quite satisfactory. It was clean. The rooms were nice and large. It's more than enough room for a double bed. It has a huge dresser, a flat screen..." More

Alderman Oaks Retirement Center, Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
727 HUDSON AVENUE, Sarasota, FL 34236
"I toured this beautiful community and was so pleased with what I saw. I had the pleasure of eating there during my visit and the food was fantastic. I was also impressed by the cleanliness of the..." More

Live Oak Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
5660 MAUNA LOA BLVD, Sarasota, FL 34241
"My friend resides at Live Oak and they take great care of him. He is happy and well. The staff is great, they really care about the residents and it shows. The owner is great and she keeps..." More

Aurora Manor, Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
2841 6TH STREET, Sarasota, FL 34237
"We went to visit the Aurora Manor, Inc. assisted living facility since we were already in the region, looking at places for my friend's mother to live. The outside grounds were colorful and nicely..." More

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Sea View Inn ALF

Provides: Assisted Living
3548 Sea View St. , Sarasota, FL 34239
"My husband is 85 and I'm 78 and we're still healthy and both going. But my husband had two brain surgeries this past years and we thought it's time for us to start looking what are the options we..." More

Mcintosh Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
4612 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
"My brother had a brain tumor, and I moved him to McIntosh Manor which was very nice. He was lucky to be able to get into something because he was supposed to go on a skilled nursing, but they..." More

Life Care Center Of Sarasota

Provides: Assisted Living
8104 Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243

Sunshine Meadows

Provides: Assisted Living
1809 18th Street , Sarasota, FL 34234
"We chose Sunshine Meadows for Dad because they’re licensed to push Insulin, and we don’t have to worry about dad. It has everything we need, and it's what we’re looking for. The staff was really..." More

Brisiana Manor Alf

Provides: Assisted Living
16 St Lucie Ave, Sarasota, FL 34232

Tina'S Alf

Provides: Assisted Living
1172 Tarpon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34237

7 Assisted Living Facilities near Sarasota, FL

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Caring Star 2018

Woodlands Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1055 301 Blvd E, Bradenton, FL 34203
"Woodlands Village was very nice and a fairly new retirement center. We even spoke with some of the people that live there and it was all positive. They said they enjoyed living there, and said it..." More

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Brookdale Bradenton Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
5612 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207
"My brother has been a resident since April and is very happy there. The staff treats him great and he has made many new friends. He likes his room and roommate and enjoys the meals there, and..." More

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The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch

Provides: Assisted Living
8220 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
""The Best Place in The Area for Assisted Living!! I love bringing all my referrals here! Deidre Isabelle Take Care Home Health Care" More

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The Windsor of Bradenton

Provides: Assisted Living
2800 60th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34207
"The Windsor of Bradenton was our first choice for my brother-in-law, but their pricing was a little higher. It was very clean and updated, and the staff members were very accommodating. They all..." More

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The Cottages of Bradenton

Provides: Assisted Living
5700 24th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203
"My mother is in The Cottages of Bradenton, but she's been independent in an apartment for a few years. I like almost everybody on the staff, and they do pretty much anything for her. They help her..." More

Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
1414 69th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34207
"Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is wonderful and very nice. Everything was great, but it's a lot of money. People were very nice, and the lunch was very good. The place was clean, and I'd love to..." More

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Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch

Provides: Assisted Living
5424 Lena Road, Bradenton, FL 34211
"My mother was a resident of Inspired Living. She came to the community in need of care, and the nurses and aides were wonderful, Her health improved greatly. It was an assisted living community,..." More

Assisted Living near Sarasota, FL

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sarasota

  • Review of Brookdale Sarasota Midtown

    My mother-in-law is at Brookdale Sarasota Midtown. Everybody is very nice. It is warm and comfortable. As soon as we walked in, we knew that that was the place. The place is clean and very nice. Th... Read more

    Luann
  • Review of Brookdale Phillippi Creek

    My parents have lived at this community since it's renovation last year. The staff has always been very caring and attentive. Things are not perfect, but they certainly try to meet their needs. Read more

    FloridaSunshine34231
  • Review of Heron House

    We weren't real crazy about Heron House. We didn't feel really comfortable there. We didn't like the ambience, but the people were very nice. The staff answered any questions that we had and showed... Read more

    Cherie
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sarasota

Located on the southwestern coast of Florida, Sarasota is south of Tampa Bay and north of Fort Meyers. Seniors may enjoy the historical culture of the Ringling Family that is preserved in the town, such as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Ca' d'Zan Mansion. Sarasota is also home to 34 assisted living facilities and there are an additional 22 communities in nearby areas such as Lakewood Ranch, Englewood and North Port.  

Assisted living facilities in Florida provide meals and supportive assistance with daily activities like bathing and dressing, and some are licensed to offer more specialized care for those with additional health-related needs. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sarasota

  • The cost of living in Sarasota is considerably higher than the rest of the state and 14 percent higher than the national average. Housing and health care costs are particularly high, which could affect assisted living expenses.

  • Most months have average high temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees, and it gets humid. The fall and winter seasons are short and warm with occasional chilly days.

  • The number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents per year is 5.16, which is about 25 percent higher than the national average of 4. It's also higher than Florida's average rate of 4.3. 

  • Sarasota is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.

  • Due to its coastal location, climate and artistic culture, Sarasota has many indoor and outdoor activities to keep you engaged and active within the community, including Friendship Centers that provide seniors with activities, education and clinics.

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


Paying for Assisted Living in Sarasota

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Florida

$4,000.00 US
$3,947.00 Lakewood Ranch
$3,749.00 Venice
$3,300.00 North Port
$3,256.00 Sarasota
$2,846.00 Bradenton
$2,663.00 Englewood
$2,200.00 Nokomis

Assisted Living costs in Sarasota start around $3,256 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota

Qualified seniors can receive assistance with the cost of services at assisted living facilities in Sarasota through the state’s Medicaid Long-Term Care (MLTC) and Assistive Care Services programs. Although the state's programs do not set a cap on room-and-board fees, the MLTC plan does help to negotiate those costs with the provider. 

The state also provides an optional state supplement (OSS) for those receiving Federal SSI benefits that can help with the costs of long-term care. Florida allows family supplementation to help cover the costs of assisted living without impacting Medicaid eligibility. 

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

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 Sarasota

Sarasota 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sarasota

Sarasota-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.