In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Ocala area, our team of researchers sorted through 90 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 29 hours researching assisted living communities in Ocala
  • Interviewed 16 facility staff members
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Ocala is $3,925, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,500 and slightly higher than the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Ocala, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 90 communities in the Ocala area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Ocala area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brentwood At Fore Ranch
120
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing
$5,495
Brentwood at Fore Ranch is situated in a peaceful neighborhood and offers a wide range of activities for seniors to enjoy. The highly trained caregivers are available 24/7 to assist residents with personal care tasks and to provide extra support during activities or when getting to mealtimes. Physical therapy and occupational therapy services are offered on-site. Each room in the community has an emergency response system for the safety of residents. All seniors in the community have a personalized care plan that is updated on a regular basis in consultation with family members and health care professionals. Three delicious meals are served on a daily basis in the elegant dining room, and refreshments are always available. Activities offered include book clubs, fitness classes in the wellness center, educational lectures, cooking classes, musical events and outings to local restaurants and attractions.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members praise the caring staff and delicious food with one reviewer saying, "Excellent facility for our Mother! The staff goes out of their way to show comfort and concern. The food is absolutely fantastic. We had Thanksgiving dinner buffet with our Mother and it was 5 star gourmet...No exaggeration."
4.28 out of 5
(58) Reviews
4511 SW. 48th Ave.,
Ocala, FL 34474
Bridgewater Park
Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle
Brookdale Paddock Hills
Buffalo Crossings Assisted Living Community
Camelot Château
Canterfield of Ocala
Élan Buena Vista
Hampton Manor At Deerwood
Hawthorne Inn of Ocala
Highland Place
Marion Oaks Assisted Living
Mission Oaks
Pacifica Senior Living Ocala
Paddock Ridge
Sumter Place In The Villages
The Bridge at Acala
The Harbor House At Ocala
The Willows of Wildwood
The Windsor Of Ocala

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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