Seniors looking for a suburban town close to Tampa’s many conveniences may consider Wesley Chapel an option. The census-designated place has an abundance of parks, wetlands and walking trails, giving outdoor lovers plenty of options under Florida’s sun. Seniors make up 11% of Wesley Chapel’s 65,000 residents, which is below the norm for the country and the state. However, seniors here are close to several medical facilities, including the respected BayCare Hospital Wesley Chapel.
Seniors struggling with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as toileting and dressing, may wish to consider assisted living. The staff helps residents with ADLs and handles other tasks, such as housekeeping and meal preparation. There are also social programs designed to offer physical, emotional and spiritual stimulation. Wesley Chapel’s median fee is $3,350 per month, which is more affordable than the state and national averages of $4,000 and $4,500, respectively.
This guide introduces seniors to assisted living and considers the pros and cons of residing in Wesley Chapel. It also compares assisted living and other care costs in the region and discusses paying for assisted living and accessing Pasco County’s free senior-friendly resources.