Winter Garden is a midsize city of 46,064 in western Orange County, Florida, about 14 miles from downtown Orlando. Seniors aged 65 and older comprise 12.7% of the population, a figure lower than most communities in the Sunshine State. However, Winter Garden remains an attractive location for seniors looking to retire in a state with low taxes, great weather and many other attractive features.

Assisted living is an ideal choice for seniors who are still active but require assistance with some activities of daily living like transportation, meals, shopping and housekeeping. A senior who requires constant assistance or needs regular medical care is better suited for nursing care than assisted living. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the cost of assisted living in Winter Garden averages $3,700 a month.

Seniors interested in Winter Garden as a retirement option will find a breakdown of the costs of assisted living in Winter Garden and nearby cities along with information about some of the benefits and drawbacks of living in Winter Garden. Finally, seniors will find a collection of free resources to help them save money and live safely in the community.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Winter Garden, FL

The Summit of Winter Garden

420 Roper Road, Winter Garden, FL, 34787


The Blake at Hamlin

4814 Hamlin Groves Trail, Winter Garden, FL, 34787


Golden Pond Communities

402 Lakeview Road, Winter Garden, FL, 34787

Golden Pond Communities is located close to the shore of Lake Apopka, just minutes from historic downtown Winter Garden, Florida, and a short drive from Veterans Memorial Park. Visitors state the faci … (read more)
Golden Pond Communities is located close to the shore of Lake Apopka, just minutes from historic downtown Winter Garden, Florida, and a short drive from Veterans Memorial Park. Visitors state the faci … (read more)

Gardens At Lakeview (The)

30 W Garden Avenue, Winter Garden, FL, 34787


2013, 2014

Madison at Clermont

650 Minnehaha Avenue, Clermont, FL, 34711

Madison at Clermont is an older facility that had been rehabilitated. They did a great job reconstructing everything. They have a friendly and knowledgeable staff. I did not try the food, but I witnes … (read more)
Madison at Clermont is an older facility that had been rehabilitated. They did a great job reconstructing everything. They have a friendly and knowledgeable staff. I did not try the food, but I witnes … (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)

Madison at Ocoee

80 North Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL, 34761

I went to look at Madison at Ocoee. The whole staff was very nice, polite, and caring. They knew all of the patients’ names. They were very respectful when they spoke to the patients. All the patients … (read more)
I went to look at Madison at Ocoee. The whole staff was very nice, polite, and caring. They knew all of the patients’ names. They were very respectful when they spoke to the patients. All the patients … (read more)

2016

Benton House of Clermont

16401 Good Hearth Boulevard, Clermont, FL, 34711

The staff at Benton House of Clermont gave me a tour, and they were very welcoming. I like the rooms. The bathrooms were very spacious and better than the other places I went, and the showers were lar … (read more)
The staff at Benton House of Clermont gave me a tour, and they were very welcoming. I like the rooms. The bathrooms were very spacious and better than the other places I went, and the showers were lar … (read more)

Supreme Senior Living

502 Southridge Rd, Clermont, FL, 34711

Supreme Senior Living has been a God sent for our family. Our mom is 91 and has been a resident at the assisted living facility since the summer of 2021. The staff has always been loving and caring si … (read more)
Supreme Senior Living has been a God sent for our family. Our mom is 91 and has been a resident at the assisted living facility since the summer of 2021. The staff has always been loving and caring si … (read more)

Superior Residences of Clermont

1600 Hunt Trace Blvd, Clermont, FL, 34711

I got to see Superior Residences of Clermont. It was very clean and very well kept. I saw the common areas, game rooms, food service areas, the rehabilitation area, they also have a barber shop and a … (read more)
I got to see Superior Residences of Clermont. It was very clean and very well kept. I saw the common areas, game rooms, food service areas, the rehabilitation area, they also have a barber shop and a … (read more)

Azpira at Windermere

13798 Speer Island Drive, Windermere, FL, 34786

Love Azpira at Windermere! Incredibly happy residents and the staff is just as amazing. I have toured other nearby places and nothing can even come close to the experience I had there.
Love Azpira at Windermere! Incredibly happy residents and the staff is just as amazing. I have toured other nearby places and nothing can even come close to the experience I had there.

Inspired Living at Ocoee

1061 Tomlyn Blvd, Ocoee, FL, 34761

Inspired Living is conveniently located just south of Florida’s Turnpike in Ocoee, Florida, and only a short drive from West Orange Park. Visitors claim the facility is inviting, with an elegant, gran … (read more)
Inspired Living is conveniently located just south of Florida’s Turnpike in Ocoee, Florida, and only a short drive from West Orange Park. Visitors claim the facility is inviting, with an elegant, gran … (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)

Sloan Home LLC

505 Harbor Point Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32835


Homes Sweet Homes ALF’s

5312 Hyde Park Ave., Orlando, FL, 32808


CraneÍs View Lodge

1601 Hooks Street, Clermont, FL, 34711

Crane’s View Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care is situated on Hooks Street in Clermont, Florida. It’s close to Highway 50, and a short drive from South Lake Hospital. Visitors commend the fr … (read more)
Crane’s View Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care is situated on Hooks Street in Clermont, Florida. It’s close to Highway 50, and a short drive from South Lake Hospital. Visitors commend the fr … (read more)

Sabrena’s Retirement Resort, Inc

2528 Woodhaven Court, Orlando, FL, 32808

I am currently a resident at Julies. This is my first experience at a facility and I couldn’t ask for better care. Prior to coming here I was in a rehab center and when my Medicare ran out they were g … (read more)
I am currently a resident at Julies. This is my first experience at a facility and I couldn’t ask for better care. Prior to coming here I was in a rehab center and when my Medicare ran out they were g … (read more)

Seniors First

5395 L. B. McLeod Rd., Orlando, FL, 32811

Senior’s First provides many services such as Meals on Wheels, case management, guardianship, home repairs, senior transportation and more. All of the services are provided by dedicated staff and vol … (read more)
Senior’s First provides many services such as Meals on Wheels, case management, guardianship, home repairs, senior transportation and more. All of the services are provided by dedicated staff and vol … (read more)

Country Comfort Care II

863 Kuenz Place, Ocoee, FL, 34761

This is the cleanest place I have ever been to and seriously I wish my house was this clean. It is immaculate all the time even with random visits, the place was spotless. Also, the location is excell … (read more)
This is the cleanest place I have ever been to and seriously I wish my house was this clean. It is immaculate all the time even with random visits, the place was spotless. Also, the location is excell … (read more)

Sunny Days Retirement Home Inc

2402 Greenacre Rd, Apopka, FL, 32703

My dad will be moving into Sunny Days in Apopka. One of the things I liked most about it is Linda, the owner, and her strong faith to her employee. The price is also better, though I wish I could get … (read more)
My dad will be moving into Sunny Days in Apopka. One of the things I liked most about it is Linda, the owner, and her strong faith to her employee. The price is also better, though I wish I could get … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Winter Garden

The Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Health Facility Regulation monitors and licenses assisted living facilities in Florida. The agency issues standard licenses for regular assisted living facilities and three additional types of specialty licenses that allow providers to offer personal care and limited nursing services to seniors.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Winter Garden

  • Winter Garden has a relatively high cost of living that’s 14 points above the national average. However, the overall cost of health care, including assisted living, is approximately three points below the national average.
  • Winter Garden receives significant rain, about 14 more inches than the national average of 38 inches, but there’s no snow and an extra month of sunny days beyond the national average of 205. It scores a 6.8/10 on the BestPlaces Comfort Index, making it average for Florida. Additionally, it scores a 9 in winter, which is one reason why it’s so popular with Northern seniors.
  • Winter Garden has above-average water quality, scoring 60/100 compared to the national average of 55. Air quality is average with a 57/100 versus the U.S. median of 58.
  • Violent crime is not a significant concern for seniors in Winter Garden with the community scoring 18.5/100 compared to the national average of 22.7. However, property crime is worrying  with a 44/100 compared to the national average of 35.4.
  • Florida is an ideal spot for seniors looking to save money on taxes. There’s no state income tax, so there is no tax on retirement benefits of any kind, such as Social Security, 401(k)s or pensions. Seniors aged 65 and older who’ve been living in Florida for at least 25 years may be eligible for a 100% property tax deduction.
  • Residents aged 60 and older who live in Orange County can receive a free ride to the Orange County Convention Center vaccination site or the Valencia College West Campus vaccination site. LYNX transportation provides all rides.

Paying for Assisted Living in Winter Garden

At $3,700 per month, Winter Garden has some of the lowest costs of assisted living in Florida according to the Genworth Cost Of Care Survey 2020. This cost matches the state average of $3,700, and Winter Garden and the state are $600 below the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Lakeland averages $3,945 a month, or about $250 more than Winter Garden. Ocala is $300 a month more expensive at $4,000. Homosassa Springs averages $4,527 a month, or approximately $800 a month more than Winter Garden. The most expensive spot in the region for assisted living is in The Villages where care averages $4,950 a month.

$3700

Winter Garden

$3700

Florida

$4300

The United States

$3945

Lakeland

$4000

Ocala

$4527

Homosassa Springs

$4950

The Villages

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Winter Garden have several care options available. Home care, which helps people with activities of daily living, averages $3,813 a month. Home health care is like home care but includes some medical care. It also averages $3,813 a month. Daycare is the least expensive option at $1,408. A semiprivate room in a nursing facility is the costliest option at $9,125 a month. Prices increase to $9,703 for a private room.

$3813

Home Care

$3813

Home Health Care

$3700

Assisted Living

$1408

Adult Daycare

$9125

Nursing Care Facility (semiprivate room)

$9703

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Winter Garden was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Orlando, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Winter Garden

Residents of assisted living facilities in Winter Garden may be eligible for financial assistance through the Medicaid Long Term Care Program and the Assistive Care Services waiver. Additional funding may also be available for the Optional State Supplement for seniors who receive Social Security income.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 Winter Garden

Seniors in Florida often live on a fixed income. Therefore, free resources that are available in their community can help them maintain their budgets. The following organizations help seniors resolve legal issues, negotiate difficult health care issues and thrive in assisted living facilities.

Resource

Contact

Service

407) 423-5311 or 800-963-5337

The Senior Resource Alliance operates as the local Area Agency on Aging for the Central Florida region, including Winter Garden. It coordinates services for elders with other organizations in the area. The SRA offers numerous resources, such as transportation, senior centers, nutrition for needy elders and help selecting an assisted living facility. The SRA is also the starting point for seniors who want to access other services funded by the state or federal governments.

(888) 831-0404

Florida ombudsmen act as advocates for seniors who live in assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen investigate alleged complaints and work to resolve the issue between the senior and the facility once they complete their investigation. Ombudsmen ensure that facilities comply with regulations and treat seniors with dignity and respect. The ombudsmen also educate the larger community about the rights enjoyed by seniors in long-term care facilities.

(888) 895-7873

Seniors aged 60 and older who need legal assistance on civil matters can turn to the Elder Law Project. It provides legal assistance on many issues, including probate, advance directives, living wills, family law, Medicare or Medicaid and assisted living. Eligible seniors can call the Elder Law Hotline 24/7 and make an appointment to speak with a lawyer.

(800) 963-5337

Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) offers free, unbiased and confidential counseling on health care insurance for seniors eligible for Medicare or their caregivers. Counselors can provide information on the differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans and which one might best suit an individual. They can also explain how to purchase long-term care insurance and determine if a senior needs Medigap coverage or a Part D prescription drug plan. No counselor works for a health care company nor will they ever advise a senior to purchase a particular commercial plan.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Winter Garden

Winter Garden-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florida