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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Gainesville, FL

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1001 SW 62nd Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32607 Rating

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4.0 (38)

Why choose this provider?

Charter Senior Living of Gainesville caters to older individuals throughout the metro. A wide variety of services are offered to assist residents with activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, grooming, and toileting; medication management and oversight; weekly housekeeping and laundry; and access to a licensed nurse 24 hours a day. Seniors have access to a full-service beauty salon, cultural and recreational opportunities, and a wellness and fitness center. Charter Senior Living is a network of communities that has 47 locations nationwide.

  • Memory Care

5100 S.W. 25th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608 Rating

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4.6 (81)
4.4 (40)

Why choose this provider?

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida is a 136-acre life plan retirement community located in Gainesville that offers a broad range of residences. Its assisted living arrangement is designed for those who require assistance with dressing, bathing, medication, and other daily activities. Residents have access to on-site senior care, pet care, dental, and lab services, as well as physical, occupational, and massage therapy. Through its Institute for Learning in Retirement, Oak Hammock also offers classes in the sciences, humanities, and fine arts.

  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

8000 NW 27th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606 Rating

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4.9 (122)
3.8 (28)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

The Village At Gainesville is a senior living community that offers six different residence choices, from freestanding homes to Mediterranean-style apartments. Its assisted living accommodations are inclusive of services such as daily living assistance, medication management, and housekeeping and laundry. Residents also have access to on-site geriatric-focused primary care and Medicare-certified home care. The facility's amenities include two outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness center, and library. The community has been recognized in the Gainesville Sun's 2021 Best of the Best awards.

1201 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609 Rating

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4.7 (319)
5.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Green Oak Villa is a Gainesville-based assisted living facility for people throughout the metro. Residents have access to flexible dining options, with home-cooked meals that contain different ingredients, including fresh fruits and vegetables. The facility also sets up custom entertainment activities. Green Oak Villa is a family-owned and family-operated organization managed by the husband-and-wife team of Josh and Rhonda Boggi. Rhonda is an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner with a master's degree and a doctorate in nursing.

  • Hospice Services

849 Southeast 12th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641 Rating

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5.0 (11)
5.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Splendid Care Assisted Living serves senior residents of Gainesville and the surrounding areas. Its a privately owned and operated senior living community located near a museum, parks, and shopping and dining centers. It offers a wide range of amenities, including a library, outdoor gardening area, and family room. Its fully furnished suites are complete with cable televisions, walk-in showers, wireless internet, and telephone hookup availability. It believes in the importance of team effort in caring for its residents.

  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

Compare our Top Assisted Living Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Charter Senior Living of Gainesville
1001 SW 62nd Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32607
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
5100 S.W. 25th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608
The Village At Gainesville
8000 NW 27th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606
Green Oak Villa
1201 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609
Splendid Care Assisted Living
849 Southeast 12th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641


  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.