Top 8 Assisted Living Facilities in Venice, FL

If you’re a senior considering a move to one of America’s happiest seaside towns, you’ll have a lot of company. Adults over 65 make up an estimated 61% of Venice’s population of about 23,400. If you share your life with a dog, you’ll love it here. Among the 14 miles of Venice beaches that lie along the Gulf of Mexico is Brohard Beach and Paw Park. Here, canine companions roam free, staying hydrated at dog drinking fountains and washing off the sand in dog showers.

But there’s more to Venice than beaches. The downtown district is beautifully landscaped and boasts several buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Venice Theater is a popular gathering place for performance art fans, and the Venice Symphony draws large crowds. Venice Avenue hosts numerous arts and crafts shows every year, where seniors can spend the money they save by not paying state income tax on Social Security benefits and other retirement income. Seniors also pay less for assisted living in Venice, which averages $3,285 per month compared to the national median of $4,000. Venice offers residents 19 assisted living facilities to choose from, and this list spotlights eight that we think are worthy of your consideration.

Venice Center for Independent and Assisted Living

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200 Nassau St. N.
Venice, FL 34285

(941) 485-2404

Splendor may be the word that springs to mind when you step onto this property. Located in the heart of downtown Venice, the independent and assisted living facility was built in 1926 to serve as a luxury hotel and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. Residents can walk almost everywhere from here, and the beach is just one mile away. Seniors live in furnished or unfurnished private or shared suites and enjoy spacious common areas inside, including a salon, wellness center and library. Outdoors, a beautiful courtyard with an elegant fountain and shaded lanai provides the perfect place for meeting friends. Venice Center also offers memory care in a secure, homelike environment.

Sunset Lake Village

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Senior Living Facility Sunset Lake Village located at 1121 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice, FL, 34292 image 1 of 2

1121 Jacaranda Blvd.
Venice, FL 34292

(941) 497-1117

Known for its warm atmosphere and happy residents, Sunset Lake Village likes to say living here is as fun as being on a cruise ship. The senior retirement community offers assisted living, memory care and respite stays in a variety of studio and one-bedroom floor plans. Residents with memory loss receive personalized care in the Village program, where the intimate living spaces are intentionally designed to reduce stimulation while promoting choice and independence. We placed Sunset Lake Village on our top eight list because of the frequent high praise the staff receives for being so caring and sensitive to the needs of both the residents and their families.

The Venetian Gardens

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1450 Venice E. Blvd.
Venice, FL 34292

(844) 229-9210

Active seniors in South Sarasota County seeking a vibrant community where they enjoy maintenance-free living, transportation to personal appointments, and an array of on-site amenities and off-site excursions are at home here. Set in a peaceful residential area with shady oak trees, this warm and inviting independent living community welcomes you and your pet. A large heated pool and daily chef-prepared meals from scratch are just two of the comforts you’ll find at this gracious property that’s close to shopping, restaurants and golf.

HarborChase of Venice

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950 Pinebrook Rd.
Venice, FL 34285

(941) 444-6696

Providing assisted living, memory care, respite stays and skilled nursing all on one lushly landscaped campus, HarborChase of Venice offers residents customized therapies and a stimulating Life Enrichment program. Weekly excursions and group events are combined with a meaningful mix of daily programs and activities to promote socialization and spiritual enrichment for each resident. Those with memory loss receive personalized attention and a customized program of activities to enhance their quality of life. The community’s chef creates a constantly evolving menu that utilizes seasonal ingredients for maximum freshness and nutritional value.

Elmcroft of Bella Vita

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1420 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34292

(941) 485-1196

This modern and spacious resort-style assisted living community is comprised of three buildings containing 112 apartment homes in three floor plans. Each of the bright, colorful private residences features a screened lanai and a full kitchen equipped with granite counters, tile floors, new cabinets and state-of-the-art appliances. The recently renovated common areas include an elegant dining room, well-stocked library, spacious family room and outdoor swimming pool. Residents participate in Elmcroft’s signature programs that include an individualized wellness profile and program of daily activities, a fall prevention program and the Making Dreams Come True program. This innovative offering helps residents realize long-held hopes and dreams. Elmcroft of Bella Vita makes our top eight list of ALFs in Venice because of the senior living community’s commitment to providing residents with a fun, engaging, enriched lifestyle. 

 The Windsor of Venice

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1600 Center Rd.
Venice, FL 34292

(941) 275-6415

This Legend Senior Living property offers Venice elders assisted living services and innovative memory care programming. The facility’s common areas are filled with natural light thanks to the high ceilings and walls of windows, and the vibrant use of color creates an uplifting, energizing environment. Assisted living residents have seven distinctive apartment styles to select from, and those in the memory care neighborhood have five choices. Legend uses cutting-edge technology to support seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the form of PARO, an FDA-approved therapeutic robotic seal. PARO delivers some of the same benefits as a real pet, helping to calm and soothe residents when they interact with the charming creature. 

Maris Pointe

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1200 Avenida Del Circo
Venice, FL 34285

(941) 485-8885

Sarasota County seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia receive attentive, individualized care at Maris Pointe, now part of the nonprofit Eagle Senior Living family. The facility is tastefully but simply furnished, creating a calming environment that helps prevent over-stimulation. Residents participate in personalized care plans filled with fun and engaging activities that respect their preferences and abilities. The specially trained caregivers provide nurturing support and consistency to help promote a sense of safety and security for the residents they serve. Seniors live in pet-friendly one-bedroom studio apartments with private baths and have the freedom to roam at will in the fully secured courtyard, walking paths and gardening areas. An award-winning, dementia-friendly dining program features choice-filled menus with meals served restaurant-style by a warm and friendly waitstaff.

Autumn Leaves of Venice

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2321 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34292

(941) 800-4808

Dignified care and understated elegance are what relatives find here when seeking care for a loved one with cognitive impairment. The family-owned and operated Autumn Leaves at Venice focuses exclusively on providing memory care based on the most up-to-date research. The life engagement programming builds on each resident’s history, interests and preferences to create personalized experiences that support cognition, promote calm and result in moments of joy. This newly built, intentionally designed facility is immaculate and filled with natural light and a soothing decor that creates a safe, comforting environment for residents. Autumn Leaves gets a spot on our list due to the high marks the passionately committed dementia-trained caregivers receive for working diligently to understand each resident’s needs. 

Is Venice the Right Choice for You?

Seniors looking for a laid-back coastal lifestyle that’s rich in arts and history find it in Venice. While you enjoy all the warm hospitality that comes from small-town living, you’re minutes from the 100+ quaint shops downtown and about 18 miles from the Sarasota Memorial Health Care system, one of the largest medical centers in Florida. With the Sunshine State’s tax-friendly relationship with retirees, you may save money. These are just a few of the reasons why the median age in Venice, Florida, is 68.3.

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