In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Sarasota area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 48 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 10 hours researching assisted living communities in Sarasota
  • Read more than 120 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 Sarasota is $3,925, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,500 and 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 Sarasota, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 48 communities in the Sarasota area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Sarasota 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.

Aravilla Assisted Living & Memory Care
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Shared Rooms
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $4170, Memory Care: $6495
At Aravilla Assisted Living & Memory Care, seniors enjoy a tropical resort-style environment with a full calendar of activities. This modern facility promotes a healthy lifestyle through wellness assessments and activity recommendations, and experienced nurses are available around-the-clock. Mealtimes feature chef-prepared entrees made from fresh ingredients, and many items are inspired by the Mediterranean diet. The facility offers outdoor dining spaces for seniors who prefer more casual surroundings. Residents also enjoy live entertainment, day trips and dips in the luxurious aqua-therapy pools.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members appreciate the community's lovely environment and caring staff. One family member says, "My mother is a resident at Aravilla Assisted Living. The facility is lovely with very spacious and well-maintained apartments and outdoor spaces. Every member of the staff is caring and does their best to make sure that the residents are happy and well-cared for."
4.21 out of 5 stars
(94) Reviews
3251 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
Atria Sarasota
Brookdale Colonial Park
Brookdale Palmer Ranch
Brookdale Phillippi Creek
Brookdale Sarasota Midtown
Elmcroft of Sarasota
HarborChase of Sarasota
Heron Club at Prestancia
Heron East

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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

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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