14 Assisted Living Facilities near Sun City Center, FL
There are 14 Assisted Living Facilities in the Sun City Center area, with 5 in Sun City Center and 9 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Sun City Center is $3,371 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Ruskin with an average starting cost of $3,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 124 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Sun City Center. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Sun City Center 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Valrico with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Sun City Center find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Sun City Center, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Sun City Center, FL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sun City Center
Sun City Center, Florida is an age-restricted (55+), self-contained retirement community located 30 miles south of Tampa. With seven golf courses, a fitness center and multiple clubs specifically designed with seniors in mind, Sun City Center is an ideal place for assisted living. Assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Sun City Center are defined by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs as establishments that provide housing, meals and personal care to adults. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses the four different types of ALFs in Florida. Seniors who choose to live in Sun City Center have 58 ALFs in the area to pick from, with four directly within the city limits and 54 in neighboring communities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sun City Center
- Many seniors choose to live or retire in Florida because the state does not have personal or state income tax. Because Social Security is also exempt from taxation, seniors who live in Sun City Center can spend more money on leisure or other costs.
- Sun City Center is serviced by two Hillsborough Area Regional Transit mass transportation bus lines, Line 87 and Line 35LX. Seniors are eligible to receive discounted fares with a Senior Permit card. Additionally, golf carts are legal to drive in Sun City Center and can be operated on all public streets.
- The Sun City Center area is home to world-class medical facilities, including South Bay Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Sun City Center has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Sun City Center Association, an organization comprised of the residents of Sun City Center that offers more than 100 clubs, outdoor fitness activities and travel groups.
Temperatures in Sun City Center typically range between 50 and 90 degrees. Because the area never gets cold enough, Sun City Center averages zero inches of snow and offers seniors mild winters and plenty of sunshine.
- Sun City Center is considered safer than 94 percent of all other cities across the state of Florida. Thus, a senior's chance of being a victim of a violent crime in the area is one in 2,583 compared to the state's violent crime rate of one in 232.
Paying for Assisted Living in Sun City Center
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Sun City Center start around $3,371 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 Sun City Center 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 Sun City Center
Seniors seeking financial assistance for assisted living in Sun City Center should look to the Florida Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMC LTC), though restrictions apply. Additionally, the state of Florida funds specific ALF services through a 1915(b)(c) MLTC program.
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 Sun City Center
Sun City Center 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 Sun City Center, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sun City Center
Sun City Center-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sun City Center
Review of Cypress Creek Assisted Living
I went to Cypress Creek Assisted Living. They were very easy to work with. The administrator was very compassionate and seemed to have a really great understanding of what the finances were. They w... Read more
Review of Freedom Plaza Sun City Center
My mom has moved into Freedom Plaza. It's only been three or four days, but so far, it's OK. The place is nice. I only met two or three people there, and they are helpful, so far. Her room is adequ... Read more
Review of Belvedere Commons of Sun City Center
Belvedere Commons of Sun City Center had accepted my mom. They had the nurse come and do the assessment. She was supposed to move in on Friday, but she had a massive stroke and never recovered. The... Read more