There are 27,000 residents who call Leesburg home, 24.6% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. The region has a Mediterranean climate that brings hot summers with plenty of rainfall and comfortable winters. According to U.S. News and World Report, Leesburg Regional Medical Center, which serves the area, is high-performing in procedures and conditions related to cardiology and pulmonology. 

Seniors in Leesburg pay $8,973 per month for a semiprivate room in a nursing home. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this average is over $1,200 higher than the national average of $7,756 per month. This average cost can make other types of care more appealing, such as home health care, which allows seniors to age in place at home with the help of homemakers and health aides. Assisted living is another option for seniors who don’t require 24/7 medical supervision, but who do need assistance with daily activities of life.

In this guide, readers can learn more about the cost of long-term care in Leesburg, including how the cost of nursing home care in surrounding cities compares to Leesburg’s average. There is also a list of resources at the end of the guide.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Leesburg, FL

Lake Port Square

800 Lake Port Boulevard, Leesburg, FL, 34748

My mother is in rehab right now at Lake Harris. It’s a very efficiently run facility. The people are very professional. They have a more than adequate nursing and managerial staff. They’re very consci … (read more)
My mother is in rehab right now at Lake Harris. It’s a very efficiently run facility. The people are very professional. They have a more than adequate nursing and managerial staff. They’re very consci … (read more)

Lake Harris Health Center Skilled Nursing

701 Lake Port Boulevard, Leesburg, FL, 34748

My mother is doing rehab in Lake Harris Health Center Skilled Nursing. The first week she was fighting them and not doing the therapy, but now she’s calmed down and is doing the therapies. She liked t … (read more)
My mother is doing rehab in Lake Harris Health Center Skilled Nursing. The first week she was fighting them and not doing the therapy, but now she’s calmed down and is doing the therapies. She liked t … (read more)

North Campus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

700 N Palmetto St, Leesburg, FL, 34748

My dad went into the facility after being in the hospital. He had C-Diff and required antibiotics through an IV. His first few days were OK. Nurses and CNA’s were for the most part attentive. He w … (read more)
My dad went into the facility after being in the hospital. He had C-Diff and required antibiotics through an IV. His first few days were OK. Nurses and CNA’s were for the most part attentive. He w … (read more)

Avante At Leesburg, Inc

2000 Edgewood Ave, Leesburg, FL, 34748

Worst place ever all the staff are lazy including administration. The best person there overall iCassandra second wing nurse in charge. I wouldn’t leave a cat in that facilities care. The facility is … (read more)
Worst place ever all the staff are lazy including administration. The best person there overall iCassandra second wing nurse in charge. I wouldn’t leave a cat in that facilities care. The facility is … (read more)

South Campus Care Center

715 E Dixie Ave, Leesburg, FL, 34748

My dad was at South Campus Rehab and Nursing Center. He had congestive heart failure and had difficulty walking. He had been in the hospital for a while, but they sent him over there supposedly to get … (read more)
My dad was at South Campus Rehab and Nursing Center. He had congestive heart failure and had difficulty walking. He had been in the hospital for a while, but they sent him over there supposedly to get … (read more)

The Villages Rehab & Nursing Center

900 Highway 466, Lady Lake, FL, 32159

My brother is staying at The Villages Rehab & Nursing Center. It’s been good and the therapies have been helping him. I haven’t tried the food, but my brother seems to like it. The amenities are p … (read more)
My brother is staying at The Villages Rehab & Nursing Center. It’s been good and the therapies have been helping him. I haven’t tried the food, but my brother seems to like it. The amenities are p … (read more)

Cypress Care Center

490 S Old Wire Road, Wildwood, FL, 34785

My husband is in Cypress Care Center. It’s a nice place, the people and nurses are nice, and they keep him clean. The staff works hard even though they have a lot of patients there. My husband is on a … (read more)
My husband is in Cypress Care Center. It’s a nice place, the people and nurses are nice, and they keep him clean. The staff works hard even though they have a lot of patients there. My husband is on a … (read more)

AdventHealth Care Center Waterman

4501 Waterman Way, Tavares, FL, 32778

My mother was at AdventHealth Care Center Waterman. It’s a skilled nursing and rehab, and that’s what the doctor suggested that my mother go to. It’s a fabulous place. I cannot say enough good things … (read more)
My mother was at AdventHealth Care Center Waterman. It’s a skilled nursing and rehab, and that’s what the doctor suggested that my mother go to. It’s a fabulous place. I cannot say enough good things … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Leesburg, FL

In Leesburg, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $8,973 per month, and a private room is $9,551 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The average cost of nursing care in Leesburg is $304 less than the state’s average of $8,669. Leesburg’s average is $1,217 higher than the national average of $7,756. 

Naples is the most expensive Florida city for nursing home care with an average of $10,391. The state capital, Tallahassee, has an average cost of $7,543, $1,430 less than Leesburg. The least expensive city is Sebring, where nursing home care is $1,521 less than in Leesburg. 

$8973

Leesburg

$8973

Florida

$7756

The United States

$10391

Naples

$7543

Tallahassee

$7452

Sebring

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The cost of care is often a deciding factor when exploring long-term care options. Seniors have their choice of home- and community-based care, such as homemaking and home health aide services. In Leesburg, both types of in-home care cost about $4,124 per month, making nursing home care more than double in comparison. Adult day health care costs $7,348 less than nursing home care. With an average of $4,950, assisted living costs nearly half as much as nursing home care. A private room costs $578 more than a semiprivate room in a nursing home. 

$4124

Home care

$4124

Home health care

$1625

Adult day health care

$4950

Assisted living

$8973

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9551

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Leesburg was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, The Villages, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Leesburg, FL

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Leesburg, FL

Whether seniors prefer in-home care services or need skilled nursing care, a wide range of programs are available in mid-Florida to improve quality of life. Additionally, long-term ombudsmen are available to help nursing home residents resolve any complaints or issues during their stay.

Resource

Contact

Service

(352) 326-3540

Mid-Florida Community Services offers services and programs for seniors in Lake County age 60 and older. The agency’s case managers assess seniors' current needs and help them improve their level of independence. Seniors and their caregivers can reach out for information about in-home services and community-based programs, such as congregate meal sites. 

(800) 262-2243

Operating as the Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging, Elder Options is a nonprofit organization that provides free and unbiased referrals and information regarding senior care options in the Lake County area. Through its helpline, the agency helps seniors find in-home services, such as personal care and home modifications to improve safety. Case managers can also assist seniors looking for financial assistance for prescription medications and other Medicare costs. 

(888) 831-0404

With 13 district offices located throughout the state, ombudsmen investigate complaints regarding the care and well-being of residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes. Complaints can involve medication mismanagement, lack of nutritional meal options and elder abuse. Seniors who are considering nursing home services can also find information about local facilities. Certified by the state, a local ombudsman can be contacted through Mid-Florida Community Services or by calling the phone number provided.

(800) 963-5337

The SHINE program provides Medicare beneficiaries with several ways to learn more about their long-term care options. Seniors can attend virtual classes, and counselors are available to provide one-on-one counseling over the phone or in person and to help low-income seniors apply for financial assistance to cover out-of-pocket expenses. Seniors can learn more about the SHINE program by contacting Mid-Florida Community Services or by calling the phone number provided.