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Assisted Living in Sarasota, Florida

Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota is a true coastal paradise for seniors. Ranked as the number one place to retire in the United States, Sarasota is home to nearly 55,000 people living in Sarasota, 28% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. From its sunny year-round climate to its award-winning beaches and abundance of recreation, Sarasota offers plenty for seniors to enjoy.

As seniors age, they may benefit from the care offered at an assisted living facility. These communities provide seniors with daily assistance and personal care services such as medication management, mobility assistance, therapies and wellness programming. On average, assisted living in Sarasota costs around $4,145 per month. While this is slightly higher than the typical cost in Florida, it’s nearly 10% less than the U.S. national average, making it an affordable retirement destination for seniors in search of sunshine.

This guide provides information and resources for seniors who are considering making the transition to an assisted living facility. Topics covered include a breakdown of monthly care costs compared to nearby cities, where seniors can go for financial assistance and what local resources are available to help them age with dignity.

32 Assisted Living communities in Sarasota, FL | 8 nearby communities

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1. Aravilla Sarasota

3251 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL, 34231

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Heron Club at Prestancia

3749 Sarasota Square Blvd., Sarasota, FL, 34238

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Heron House

3221 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL, 34237

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. American House Sarasota

4540 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL, 34233

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Brookdale Colonial Park

4730 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL, 34233

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Heron East

2290 Cattleman Rd, Sarasota, FL, 34232

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. HarborChase of Sarasota

5311 Proctor Rd., Sarasota, FL, 34233

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Brookdale Phillippi Creek

5501 Swift Road, Sarasota, FL, 34231

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Aviva Senior Living

1951 N. Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34235

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Brookdale Sarasota Midtown

2186 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL, 34239

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Brookdale Palmer Ranch

5111 Palmer Ranch Parkway, Sarasota, FL, 34238

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. DeSoto Palms Assisted Living Community

5601 N. Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL, 34243

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Alderman Oaks Retirement Center

727 Hudson Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34236

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3750 / mo

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14. SaraBella Senior Living

5650 Gantt Rd., Sarasota, FL, 34233

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. The Fountains of Hope Assisted Living and Memory Care

2250 Jesus Way, Sarasota, FL, 34240

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Savannah Grand of Sarasota

7130 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, 34238

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Cabot Reserve on the Green

4450 8th St, Sarasota, FL, 34232

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Sunnyside Village

5201 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL, 34232

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Lakehouse West

3435 FOX RUN ROAD, Sarasota, FL, 34231

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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Watercrest Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

20. Watercrest Sarasota

4100 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL, 34243

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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21. Springwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

4602 NORTHGATE COURT, Sarasota, FL, 34234

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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22. Jh Floyd Sunshine Manor

1755 Eighteenth Street, Sarasota, FL, 34234

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Brisiana Manor Alf, Sarasota, FL

23. Brisiana Manor Alf

16 St Lucie Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34232

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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24. Live Oak Manor Assisted Living

5660 Mauna Loa Blvd, Sarasota, FL, 34240

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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We Care Elderly Service, Sarasota, FL

25. We Care Elderly Service

5233 Canterbury Dr, Sarasota, FL, 34243

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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26. Anchin Assisted Living and Memory Care at Aviva

1959 N Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34235

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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27. J H Floyd Sunshine Village

1777 18th St #323, Sarasota, FL, 34234

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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28. Pines Of Sarasota

1501 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34236

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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29. Renaissance Manor

1401 16th St, Sarasota, FL, 34236

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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Springrove Aclf, Sarasota, FL

30. Springrove Aclf

11 Christie Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34232

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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Angels Senior Living At Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

31. Angels Senior Living At Sarasota

5750 Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34233

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Adult Family Care Home, Sarasota, FL

32. Adult Family Care Home

5413 Hayden Blvd, Sarasota, FL, 34232

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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8 matching communities nearby Sarasota

1. Holiday Woodlands Village

1055 301 Blvd E, Bradenton, FL, 34203

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brookdale Bradenton Gardens

5612 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL, 34207

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch

5424 Lena Road, Bradenton, FL, 34211

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Bradenton Oaks

1029 7th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL, 34208

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch

8220 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL, 34202

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Brookdale Palma Sola

450 67th Street W, Bradenton, FL, 34209

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. The Windsor of Bradenton

2800 60th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34207

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. The Sheridan at Lakewood Ranch

11705 Evening Walk Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL, 34211

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Sarasota

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Florida. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

Paying For Assisted Living in Sarasota

Assisted living care in Sarasota costs an average of $4,145 per month, based on location, available amenities and services offered. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Sarasota

Florida is known for its affordable care costs. While slightly higher than the statewide average, assisted living costs are around $300 lower in Sarasota than they are in the average U.S. city.

$4145

Sarasota

$4000

Florida

$4500

The United States

Care costs are often influenced by the location of an assisted living facility and can vary from city to city within a state. In Florida, costs are highest in Naples at $5,300 per month, followed by Jacksonville ($4,650) and Tallahassee ($4,650). The Pensacola and Miami areas are both over $300 more expensive than Sarasota. Seniors looking for the most affordable care may opt for cities such as Tampa or Gainesville, where care costs $3,350 and $2,350 per month, respectively.

$4145

Sarasota

$4385

Miami

$4660

Jacksonville

$3350

Tampa

$4000

Orlando

$5300

Naples

$4650

Tallahassee

$4323

Pensacola

$2350

Gainesville

Note: Data for Sarasota was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, North Port Area, was used instead.

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Sarasota

Paying for assisted living facilities in Florida

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Florida.

Sarasota Assisted Living Resources

Resource

Contact

Service

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

(866) 413-5337 

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida provides a range of resources and support services to seniors age 60 and older living in Sarasota and surrounding counties. The nonprofit organization helps connect seniors and their families with local services such as elder care, housing assistance, benefits counseling, wellness programming and legal aid. An online database provides 24/7 access to elderly and disability resources. The AAASWFL also functions as the area’s Aging and Disability Resource Center where seniors, families and caregivers can go for information and educational programming.

The Elder Helpline

(866) 413-5337

Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, the Elder Helpline serves as a trusted resource to help seniors find aging, disability and caregiver resources. Helpline specialists can answer questions, provide referrals to local services and explain how seniors can access these services. This toll-free service is available to adults age 60 and older, people with disabilities and caregivers living in Southwest Florida.

Suncoast Aging Network

(239) 410-5663

The Suncoast Aging Network (SCAN) is a nonprofit organization serving seniors in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The organization advocates for seniors’ needs, providing grants to local nonprofits, educational programming and program referrals. It also features a directory to help connect seniors with local resources and living options.

Age-Friendly Sarasota

(941) 702-4619

Age-Friendly Sarasota is an initiative that promotes active, engaged and healthy living for seniors throughout Sarasota County. Part of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, the movement supports community support outlets, health care services, transportation and social programming, including intergenerational activities.

Senior Friendship Centers of Sarasota

(941) 955-2122.

Senior Friendship Centers of Sarasota are part of a network of centers and clinics throughout Southwestern Florida. These award-winning centers offer a place for aging adults to feel a sense of community, participate in programs and access resources focused on health and wellness, social engagement, supportive aging and caregiving. Centers provide exercise classes, group meals, adult day programs and social events. There are two Senior Friendship Center locations in Sarasota open to seniors age 60 and older living in Sarasota and surrounding communities. Full and partial scholarships are available to help cover membership costs.

Sarasota Vet Center

(941) 927-8285

The Sarasota Vet Center provides to seniors who are veterans and their dependents. Its offerings include individual and group counseling, health referrals, education and community outreach programs. Center staff can also help veterans understand and apply for the benefits they’re entitled to such as health care services, disability compensation, pensions and Aid and Attendance payments.

Sarasota Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Sarasota area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and Regulations for Assisted Living in Florida