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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Tamarac, FL for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Tamarac, FL below include 104 Assisted Living facilities with 1557 reviews. On average in Tamarac, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.3 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tamarac

The Bureau of Health Facility Regulation, a division of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, regulates the state’s assisted living facilities. It issues licenses to those that evidence their facility complies with building codes, staff is trained to standard and they are financially stable businesses. Other license conditions include complying with fire safety and health and safety regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tamarac

  • Although Tamarac has only one hospital, the highly regarded Woodmont Hospital, seniors don’t have far to travel to area facilities. These include Broward Health Coral Springs and Northwest Hospital. Combined, these three facilities cover every type of medical care treatment a senior is likely to need, treating conditions such as heart disease, cancer and hip replacements.
  • Adults aged 55+ unable to use the city’s fixed-route service may be eligible to use Tamarac Paratransit. It’s a curb-to-curb service operating between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day, except on public holidays. Passengers pay a 3- or 4-month membership fee for unlimited rides. 
  • Seniors thinking of moving to Tamarac from out-of-state may be able to hold on to more of their money. Florida has a 0% state income tax, which includes various forms of retirement income such as Social Security, 401(k) and IRA.
  • Tamarac has a lower average cost of living than most Florida cities. Although housing costs are a factor (which might not impact assisted living residents), so too are the average costs for health care, which will almost certainly factor in a senior’s expenses. 
  • Seniors worried about crime may be pleased to know Tamarac has less violent and property crime than the majority of cities in Florida and the country. An additional benefit for assisted living residents is they reside in properties where awake staff are on duty 24/7.
  • Humidity in Tamarac during the summer can be stifling and is caused by high levels of rainfall and temperatures often reaching 91 degrees. It’s much more comfortable during winter when there’s less rain and temperatures that rarely dip below a pleasantly cool 58 degrees. Many seniors relocate to Florida for the sunshine and Tamarac doesn’t disappoint, typically providing an additional 46 days of sun when compared to the country’s average of 205.
  • Tamarac has an above-average health cost index of 96/100. Factors include better quality air than normal and the city’s successful program for cleaning up contaminated land as part of the EPA’s Superfund initiative. Consequently, seniors may find the environment a bit healthier than normal.

Paying for Assisted Living in Tamarac

The median monthly fee for assisted living in Tamarac is $4,385, although many facilities have higher and lower fees due to their pricing policies.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Comparisons between Tamarac’s median monthly fee and the state and national averages show the city’s seniors typically pay $385 more per month than the average Floridian and $115 less than the average American. Comparisons with nearby cities show that most involve monthly savings, such as $622 in Port St. Lucie, $949 in Sebring, and $51 in Cape Coral. However, some are costlier, including Naples, where seniors could pay another $915 per month. 

Tamarac

$4,385

Florida

$4,000

United States

$4,500

Port St. Lucie

$3,763

Sebring

$3,436

Cape Coral

$4,334

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Home health care’s median fee of $4,385 equals the assisted living rate, while in-home care’s $4,195 is more affordable. Adult day care’s $1,517 is the most affordable of all. However, all of these types of senior care still require the senior to pay to live at home, so assisted living could end up being the least costly option. The most expensive type of senior care by far is provided by nursing homes, which typically charge $9,019 for a semiprivate room — their most affordable option.

In-Home Care

$4,195

Home Health Care

$4,385

Adult Day Health Care

$1,517

Assisted Living Facility

$4,385

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,019

Note: Data for Tamarac was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Miami, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tamarac

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 & Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources in Tamarac

Seniors in Tamarac don’t need to handle issues alone because a multitude of area nonprofits help older adults free of charge. The list below includes organizations that offer legal representation and tax assistance, resolve issues with long-term care providers and provide vets with medical care services. There are also links for seniors looking to volunteer their services and wanting to socialize more in Tamarac.

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program(866) 595-7678IRS-certified volunteers help seniors prepare their taxes each tax season. The volunteers can do most of the work for seniors who drop off their documents at the local center or work with them by phone. Centers can change, so seniors should use the tax-aide locator to find the nearest location.
Tamarac Community Center(954) 597-3620Tamarac Community Center provides an array of programs for the city's elders. Members can improve their fitness with aqua aerobics and jazzercise classes, express their creativity in painting groups and join the walking club. There are also social services such as free hearing tests.
Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(850) 414-2323Ombudsmen are trained volunteers who educate assisted living residents about their rights and investigate complaints they make about their care. An ombudsman can negotiate solutions with care providers but will escalate a case if an investigation reveals criminal behavior such as neglect or medical insurance fraud.
Broward Legal Aid(954) 765-8950Broward Legal Aid is a nonprofit that can help seniors facing civil law matters. Its attorneys can inform, advise and represent seniors in many areas of law, including public benefits, civil rights, consumer issues and estate planning. The organization doesn't offer criminal law assistance but can help victims of crime.
Broward County Volunteers311Seniors with spare time and a desire to support their community can contact Broward County and offer their services. Volunteers are required for many public functions and work areas such as Parks and Recreation, libraries, animal care, and waste and recycling.
VA Outpatient Clinic Sunrise(954) 475-5500The VA Outpatient Clinic in nearby Sunrise provides primary care and many other services for vets and their families. The clinic's staff includes urologists, pharmacists, dental surgeons, radiologists and psychiatrists. It can also provide physical and occupational therapies to help vets recover from injuries.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tamarac

Tamarac 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

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Norby

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

Review of Wickshire Tamarac

The people at Wickshire Tamarac speak a little Spanish, so my father feels comfortable there and they take care of him well. He has a small apartment with a full kitchen, a living room, a dining...

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Jerome

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Wickshire Tamarac

I moved into Wickshire Tamarac. I like the fact that I don't have to cook, and they have people that come in and make my bed. The whole place looks good and well kept up. We have transportation, a...

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Marsha

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

Review of Wickshire Tamarac

My sister has moved into Wickshire Tamarac. We like it because you feel like you are family and friends, not like each person is an individual. There's always somebody saying, "Hello, how are you?"...

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