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

  • Sorted through 37 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 13 hours researching assisted living communities in Winter Haven
  • Read more than 80 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 Winter Haven is $3,498, which is lower 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 Winter Haven, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 37 communities in the Winter Haven area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Winter Haven 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.

Brookdale Highlands
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $4,095, Memory Care: $6,345
Brookdale Highlands provides an enjoyable environment for assisted living and memory care residents thanks to its knowledgeable staff, diverse activities and Southern-inspired dining program. The palm-fringed campus overlooks the fairways of the Sanlan Golf Course while giving residents direct access to Polk Parkway. This full-featured community provides nearly two-dozen amenities, including an ice cream parlor, screened-in porch, workout room and general store. Brookdale Highlands has everything that seniors need to maintain an active lifestyle.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and their loved ones point out the caring nature of the staff and the engaging amenities. One notes, "My wife is at Brookdale Highlands. The people there seem alive and take part in activities. My wife is in an efficiency apartment that is nice and bright... She likes it, and we like it too."
4.37 out of 5 stars
(35) Reviews
4250 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813
Brookdale Oakbridge
Grand Villa of Lakeland
Lake Howard Heights
Lake Morton Plaza
Southern Gardens Assisted Living Residence
Spring Haven Retirement
The Hawthorne Inn
The Manor at Lake Morton
The Village at Vienna Square

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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