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Annie’s Assisted Living was founded with love and determination by Latonia Boykins. Named after her late grandmother, Annie, Annie’s Assisted Living is a local, Black woman-owned and operated business in the heart of Tampa, Florida.


At Annie’s, we understand how difficult a decision it is to move into assisted living and the emotional nuances involved. We believe in openly communicating with all parties to overcome these challenges. We are here to address every concern, provide emotional support, and involve the senior in decision-making to help ease the transition into a new home setting. 

It’s essential to acknowledge the emotional aspects of the move with your loved ones while also emphasizing the potential benefits, such as increased safety, access to care, and social opportunities. Our goal is to provide an appealing and inviting environment that meets the needs of each resident.


Latonia Boykins,

Founder, CEO

Latonia Boykins was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and now resides in Tampa, where she runs two growing businesses, Annie’s Assisted Living Facility and Top 2 Bottom Builders. On top of her busy work schedule, she is also a wife, a mother to two beautiful daughters, and a full-time caregiver to her brother with special needs.

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When Latonia’s mother passed away when she was only 16 years old, she was raised by her grandmother. A witness to her grandmother’s tireless work ethic, Boykins has never been a stranger to hard work and dedication. She watched her grandmother navigate her own children’s drug addiction while helping to raise their children. It was under her wing that Latonia learned first-hand that women could maintain, teach, and persevere even in the toughest of times.

Latonia’s eldest daughter’s father was killed when she was only 23, leaving her to raise and fend for her daughter’s well-being at a young age. Although she attended Hillsborough Community College and the University of Phoenix, Boykins was more interested in achieving entrepreneurial success. In 2008, she opened Top 2 Bottom Cleaning, which led to the creation of Top 2 Bottom Property Preservation in 2011 with her husband. In 2013, she left corporate America to pursue her business interests full-time. In 2017, Top 2 Bottom Property Preservation began building houses for the people in her community who needed them most. The success of this venture allowed her to open her first Assisted Living Facility, Annie’s, which was a labor of love—a place her grandmother would be proud of. She recently opened a 5th facility in early 2023 where her dream of helping others thrives.

Laterra “Shae” Johnson,

Executive Director

Shae Johnson been a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 14 years. Shae earned her certification while attending a local trade school in her hometown, St. Petersburg, Florida. Shortly after earning her certification, she gained years of experience as an aide for a long-term psychological facility. During her years in long-term care, she became well-known for making sure patients received the highest level of attention and care. She has a passion for providing compassionate and high-quality care and has since been able to adapt her innate skills with Annie’s. Shae has been with Annie’s since its inception and has continued to grow with this company. In her spare time, Shae likes to spend quality time with her two boys as well as explore new places with friends and family.

Breara “Bree” Johnson,

Facility Coordinator and Administrator

Bree Johnson is a Certified Medical Technician, with further certification in CPR & First Aid. She is not only an outstanding caregiver, but her strong background in communications and project management is an asset to Annie’s operations. Originally hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Bree holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from St. Petersburg College. In her spare time, Bree enjoys analyzing metrics, identifying fashion trends, and optimizing performance for her online boutique.

We Provide Assistance with Bathing, Dressing, and Mobility.

We provide our residents with daily activities, daily care, and professional nursing care. Residents also have accessibility to private phones, internet access, and cable television. There are delicious meals prepared by our trained kitchen staff. Those with special dietary needs also receive special meals geared to their specific needs. For those who require it, we provide assistance with bathing, dressing, and mobility.

Daily Activities
Professional Nursing Care
Private Phones
Internet Access
Cable Television


Our residents are given the highest level of care and treated as if they are members of our families. In addition to all of the services we provide, we also strive to keep our facilities as clean and secure as possible. Our house and grounds are monitored with state-of-the-art security cameras. We also provide laundry services and housekeeping to keep the residential areas neat and clean.

Trained Kitchen Staff


“We focus on the individual needs of our residents. At our home, senior citizens can expect to receive the very best in senior care.”

“WE LOVE ANNIE’S! I placed my loved one at Annie’s and had not see her smile more! The love and care they provide is the best! Thank you Annie’s!”
~ Willie Regalado Jr.

“Wonderful facility! They truly care for those who love their and their families” – Lindsey Meyer

“Our highly trained staff understands the needs of our residents and work patiently to ensure that we are always putting their needs first.”



What types of activities and events do you offer?

Weekly music, bingo, Connect Four, ice cream socials, patio parties, puzzles, spa days, and more!

Do you offer free transportation, or other transportation alternatives?

We set up transportation to and from appointments. We have facility doctors where we do everything in-house. Most imaging is done in-house. The doctor comes to you! We have adult day programs for an additional fee.

Do you offer on-site health services?

We have facility doctors where we do everything in-house as well as most imaging. The doctor comes to you! All medications are delivered with a dedicated pharmacy.

Do you offer a variety of meal options?

Anna is our licensed dietician who prepares meals for seniors and those with dietary special requests, diabetic, gluten-free, organic, etc.

Which hospital is your emergency hospital?

We allow the families to tell us what their preference is.

We are centrally located near four hospitals, St. Joseph’s North, Advent Health on Fletcher, and St Joseph’s on Main.

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