Assisted Living in Winter Haven

33 Communities

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Spring Haven Retirement

1225 Havendale Blvd, NW, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
66 reviews
Spring Haven Retirement is located on the shores of Lake Hartridge in Winter Haven, Florida, close to Lakeside Memorial Park and Winter Haven Hospital. Visitors compare the clean, well-decorated facility to a hotel. Residents are impressed with the spacious rooms that provide lake views, and they also compliment the facility's chef-prepared food and varied menu. Visitors note the many on-site amenities, including a swimming pool, library and beauty salon. For fun, residents c... (read more)
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Lake Howard Heights

650 N. Lake Howard Drive, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
29 reviews
Lake Howard Heights is located in Winter Haven, southwest of Haines City, Florida. It sits just off U.S. Route 17, near Lake Howard and the Winter Haven Hospital. Residents say they feel safe on the property and find the staff accessible and helpful when they need assistance. The facility takes the residents on "mystery rides" for group luncheons at different area restaurants. Other activities include bingo, prom night and religious services. The dining area earns praise for ... (read more)
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Brookdale Winter Haven

6110 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
16 reviews
Brookdale Winter Haven is situated in Winter Haven, Florida, a short drive from Cypresswood Golf and Country Club, LEGOLAND Florida and Winter Haven Hospital. Relatives note the number of activities available, including morning exercise classes, bingo and ice-cream socials. Visitors describe the dining room as clean, bright and sunny and the food as excellent. According to family members, the staff is caring, friendly and helpful and does a great job of keeping them informed ... (read more)
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The Hawthorne Inn

625 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
11 reviews
The Hawthorne Inn in Winter Haven, Florida, is a pet-friendly facility close to the Chain of Lakes and numerous restaurants. Relatives and visitors appreciate the home-style setting of the community and praise the professional staff. They're also impressed with the different dining areas in each wing. Activities at the facility include bingo, exercise programs and crafts. Loved ones mention the open outdoor area and screened porch, where residents can relax. The Hawthorne Inn... (read more)
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New Horizon Share Home

2100 State Road 540 West, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
3 reviews
New Horizon Share Home is located in a park-like setting, right beside Eagle Lake in Winter Haven, Florida, just 30 minutes south of Disney World and other Orlando attractions. Residents' relatives praise the facility's cleanliness and the loving staff, who seem to take pride in what they do. The community offers three restaurant-style meals and two snacks a day, and residents claim that the food is pretty good. Family members note the wealth of activity offerings, which incl... (read more)
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Brandywyne Assisted Living

1801 Lake Mariam Dr, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
0 reviews
Brandywyne Assisted Living Facility is licensed by the state of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Brandywyne ALF is privately owned and is managed by Elder Managed Care & Consulting, Inc. Our facility is able to serve 66 residents in a convenient location in Winter Haven, Florida. Brandywyne is a new facility that you will enjoy calling home with committed staff around the clock to ensure that our resident’s needs are being met while also maintaining their ind... (read more)
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The Meadows at Cypress Gardens

3050 Woodmont Ave, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
5 reviews
The Meadows at Cypress Gardens is located just minutes from Lake Dexter in Winter Haven, Florida, and only a short drive from Splash Safari and numerous casual dining restaurants. Residents' family members claim that the facility is homey and that it has a garden where residents can feed the birds and cats or just play checkers. According to relatives, the community offers a number of other activities, including bingo, card games and outings to local entertainment venues. The... (read more)
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Life Care Center Of Winter Haven

1510 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
11 reviews
Life Care Center of Winter Haven is located in the Lakeland suburb of Winter Haven, Florida, right between Lake Roy and Lake Otis. Visitors and residents describe the staff as attentive to residents' needs and pleasant to deal with, and they find living accommodations to be spacious and and comfortable. The dining area receives praise for serving fresh, tasty meals, and the facility offers a snack bar for ice cream and specialty coffees. Amenities include walking paths, commu... (read more)
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Bellatage Assisted Living

701 Overlook Dr Se, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
2 reviews
Sunshinemom: "Unfortunately this facility has been on a steady decline since January 2016. The food is awful for the seniors it serves. Everything is from a can and nothing is fresh. My mother had hot dogs three times this past week! The staff is very nice but there is constant turnover. The activities are poorly run and virtually non-existent. The corporate office needs to wake up and give the residents the services that were originally offered before everyone leaves."
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Autumn Breeze Assisted Living Facility

904 Lake Martha Drive, Winter Haven, FL
$$$$
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At A Glance

There are 33 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Winter Haven is $2,518 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Winter Haven

Winter Haven, situated between Tampa and Orlando in Polk County, offers seniors many relaxing and fun attractions like scenic lakes, the world's largest collection of vintage planes, and the world's largest Legoland. There are also 11 assisted living facilities within the city limits and another 45 in surrounding areas such as Lake Alfred, Haines City and Lake Wales. 

The state licenses several types of assisted living facilities. All homes, including those with a standard license, provide meals and assistance with personal activities like bathing, dressing and mobility. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Winter Haven

  • The cost of living in Winter Haven is 9 percent below the national average, due mostly to the city's low housing costs. This statistic is reflected in the relatively low assisted-living prices. Health care costs, however, are more in line with state and national averages. 

  • Winter Haven is a reasonably safe city with 5.03 reports of violent crime per 1,000 residents per year. The state of Florida averages 4.3 such crimes, and the national average is 4. 

  • Expect more than average rainfall in Winter Haven with frequent thunderstorms punctuating the long, hot and humid summers. The average monthly high temperatures are at least 70 degrees throughout the year and 80s to low 90s during most months. Average lows in the winter are in the 50s. 

  • Winter Haven residents enjoy Florida's lack of state income tax, which includes retirement income, but there is a 7 percent sales tax on most purchases. 

  • Winter Haven 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. 

  • Winter Haven received A and B grades from the American Lung Association for particle pollutants and high-ozone days respectively. The air quality typically won't irritate respiratory conditions. 


Paying for Assisted Living in Winter Haven

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Florida

$4,000.00 US
$2,987.00 Lake Wales
$2,704.00 Kissimmee
$2,679.00 Lakeland
$2,518.00 Winter Haven
$2,421.00 Plant City
$2,125.00 Lake Alfred
$1,997.00 Haines City

Assisted Living costs in Winter Haven start around $2,518 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 Winter Haven 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 Winter Haven

Optional state supplementation may provide some extra funds for seniors receiving Federal SSI benefits, and the state allows families to contribute toward room and board at assisted living facilities without impacting Medicaid eligibility or benefits. 

Some low-income seniors qualify for Assistive Care Services and the Medicaid Long-Term Care programs. These plans can cover the cost of services at assisted living homes. 

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 Winter Haven

Winter Haven 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 Winter Haven

Winter Haven-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.