Florida – Definition of Assisted Living Facility

Per Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration:

An assisted living facility (ALF) is designed to provide personal care services in the least restrictive and most home-like environment. These facilities can range in size from one resident to several hundred and may offer a wide variety of personal and nursing services designed specifically to meet an individual’s personal needs.

Facilities are licensed to provide routine personal care services under a “Standard” license, or more specific services under the authority of “Specialty” licenses.

ALFs meeting the requirements for a Standard license may also qualify for specialty licenses. The purpose of “Specialty Licenses” is to allow individuals to “age in place” in familiar surroundings that can adequately and safely meet their continuing healthcare needs.


Caring …

Nobody cares how much you know,

until they know how much you care.

–  Theodore Roosevelt

How to learn more / reach us

Watch our new Assisted Living commercial to learn more about our personalized placement services.

Visit us at www.AssistedLivingNavigator.com for more details.  Follow this link to just a few of our Family Testimonials

By the time our work together is done, you’ll feel relieved, reassured, and confident that you made a sound decision from appropriate options tailored to your situation.

To book a time for your consultation:elderly phone

Call us at 813-422-1561 with your questions.

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Or, Email us at mmanzolembo(at)abc-seniors.com.



Testimonial Excerpt …

Michele’s knowledge of the Assisted Living market was invaluable.  It saved us our time and energy to research the market, sort through their information, and arrange visits.  With Michele’s help we had placed my sister in the new facility within three weeks of engaging her.


See more testimonials here!

New Array of Assisted Living Communities Focusing on Memory Care in Tampa Bay

There has been a surge, lately, in the number of new Assisted Living Communities around Tampa Bay that are focusing on providing leading-edge memory care.  Some of them are catering exclusively to individuals with dementia, whereas others are dedicating a portion of the community to memory care.

Blue DotThe new communities come in an array of sizes, amenity levels and price ranges. They range from the very new to the more established and/or recently renovated. New technological advances allow communities to closely, but quietly, monitor residents throughout the day and evening – adding an extra level of security and safety.

Contact us today for more details.  We would be happy to discuss how we can help you find the right community for your specific needs.

The Conversation – Memory Care


Why Use a Senior Care Franchise?

When selecting a home care service for yourself or a loved one, you may notice that some services are part of a senior care franchise organization. Elderly in-home care is rapidly becoming big business, and, as a result, some companies are forming senior care franchises to provide a trusted brand known for high quality care.  (more at link below)


Find More Articles on our Facebook Page

Our ‘sister’ page on Facebook has even more information on a variety of senior care and assisted living topics.  New posts today on: Parkinson’s, senior diet, and ‘sundowning.’



Here’s to a Happy and Healthy 2015!!

Our Best,

Mark & Michele