Senior retirement community near Ocala, Florida.
The Villages is one of the largest retirement communities in the US – 2018 consensus estimated that their Florida location had 128,750 total residents. It even had a documentary made about it called “Some Kind of Heaven” which was released in 2021.
The campus is made up of 17 special purpose Community Development Districts (or CDD). There are three town squares (Brownwood, Spanish Springs & Lake Sumter) – each location has its own stores, restaurants, and open-air plazas featuring free nightly entertainment.
A centerpiece at The Villages is its variety of golf courses. Residents agree that the ability to play “Free Golf for Life” is a major part of The Villages advertising campaigns. As of February 2019 The Villages operates 50 golf courses.
Senior also can take part in the numerous social events, polo matches, poolside dining, yoga, and much more!
LUXURY SENIOR LIVING,
Designed for people 62+ and are in good health, and like the benefits of an exclusive retirement community.
Basic to moderate assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) within a traditional senior apartment.
SKILLED NURSING CARE
Similar to nursing homes, skilled nursing facility has “skilled” nurses for chronic disease or disabilities.
DEMENTIA & MEMORY CARE
Personalized care for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Equipped with safeguards for wanderings.
Is the entrance fee mandatory?
Residents must pay a one-time entrance fee. It is common among continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and keeps the long-term monthly fee affordable.
What does continuing care mean?
A CCRC (or Life Plan Community) means residents have access to upgraded care – from independent living to assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and other care services at little to no additional costs.
Do they accept Medicare or Medicaid?
The medicare.gov page shows that The Villages ranch accepts Medicare, but does not take Medicaid. They also accept private pay and insurance.