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Florida Assisted Living Costs and Payment Assistance Programs

The state of Florida currently has a base-rate of $121 per day, $3,643 per month and $43,716 per year for assisted living. The least expensive Florida cities are Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville.

The OSS program which is the Optional State Supplementation Program is a subsidized program given by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The program is specifically for seniors with low-income that can’t live independently and must be placed in a senior residential care facility. The recipient must be placed in an adult foster care center, mental health center or assisted living facility to receive the benefit.

Currently, in order to receive the benefit, the person can not be receiving Medicaid assistance for assisted living. The senior must be a Florida resident and over the age of 65. You must be assessed by Health Services or a Case Manager. There are other requirements that must be met prior to acceptance into the program. One of them is a maximum monthly income for singles and for couples. There are also limitations on the assets the single or couple may have at the time of the assisted living application.

There is a supplemental cash benefit that’s awarded to the single or the couple. Single residents can be awarded up to $78.40 and couples $156.00 per month. The amount will fluctuate depending on what type of facility they’re placed in. The above reflects assisted living only. The amount is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that Florida assisted living and adult foster care rates are for assistance with ADLs. Memory and Alzheimer’s care in Florida is separate and typically not included in the baseline assisted living cost.

If you believe you’ll need more substantial coverage, you should look into other assisted living options that may be available throughout Florida state. There are options for senior residential care, foster care and adult day care that you could be quite creative with. If used in the right timing and stage of the elder then it may be cost-effective.

Moreover, looking into long-term-care insurance could be an option even if you’re over 70. And if you’re a United States veteran, there can be ample programs for you in place to help pay for Florida assisted living, if you qualify.

About Florida Assisted Living:

Aging in place in a Florida assisted living facility has a unique advantage for elderly socialization. Senior isolation and loneliness are less likely to occur when the elderly adults are constantly enthusiastically participating in the residential recreational activities of their assisted living facility. The Florida senior citizens are less likely to become depressed when they cherish the memories they create with their fellow residents as they age together at the facility they choose. Florida assisted living facilities host excursions and an array of entertaining residential recreational activities for the elderly to enjoy under the glistening sunshine of the Sunshine State. From bingo and trivia to bowling, the assisted living facilities also always plan ahead and consider alternative options for the elderly to enjoy in the case of thunderstorms and rain. Numerous assisted senior living communities throughout the state of Florida host cultural, spiritual, and social gatherings to encourage the elderly Floridians to physically exercise, socialize with their fellow senior citizens, and continuously learn daily.

The presence of daily fitness programs, yoga and meditation classes, multiple arts and crafts sessions, and numerous educational activities is one of the unique features of assisted living homes in Florida. The elderly adults are able to relax, enjoy the beaches, and socialize as they spend their later years together aging in place at their assisted living complex. The facilities may also have hair and nails salons, barbershops, spas, libraries full of a plethora of books for every genre, and excursions to off-site outings, such as, golf tournaments and picnics in the park.

Picnics and off-site outings scheduled by Florida assisted living communities are made colourful by the presence of a variety of entertainment and socialization destinations. Who said that elderly adults cannot enjoy Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Busch Gardens, or a plethora of other amusement parks? How about visiting the wildlife of the Everglades, fascinating about Japanese culture at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, learning about Florida’s history at various museums, strolling around the art museums, or taking a swim in a spring or river? The assisted living facilities understand how important it is for the Florida elderly adults to enjoy the adrenalin and excitement of belonging to a community that provides these options, and thus host a variety of excursions. Assisted living facilities may also occasionally escort the elderly to the Florida beaches so they may soak their feet in the blue Atlantic Ocean.

Florida assisted living facilities also recognize that the excursions provide wonderful opportunities for the Florida senior citizens to enjoy a change of scenery, explore their Florida surroundings, and exercise. Aging in place at assisted retirement homes in the Sunshine State is truly a unique and affordable opportunity for the elderly who prefer to retire and relax under the sun. When you tour an assisted living home in Florida for yourself or an elderly loved one, ask the facility about their excursions and residential recreational activities. Are these the types of activities that interest you? Does the assisted living facility have a calendar full of events, and have plans in case the weather does not cooperate? Get to know the other residents and determine whether the aged adult would feel comfortable cherishing moments with the other residents. Consider your assisted living facility as one of Florida’s all-inclusive resorts, and select the facility that would best match the interests and needs of the Florida senior citizen who would be relocated into the facility.

Room Types in Florida Assisted Living

Florida assisted living accommodations allow for minimum 80 square feet of floor space for the living areas not including alcoves and closets. This allows for ease and safety of movement. If it’s a double occupancy assisted living apartment, then it increases to 60 square feet per each resident. There must be 35 square feet in addition to living floor space for dining and common areas. Please note that multiple assisted living occupancy can be at a maximum of two people.

Top 10 Assisted Living in Florida

    Villa Real Alf

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  1. Villa Real Alf
  2. Villa Real Alf provides assisted living services in Opa Locka, Florida. It can house a maximum of 12 elderly adults at a time. With a location at 15965 Nw 22 Court, in the 33054 area code inside Miami-dade county, Villa Real Alf assists those 55 and older adults who need assistance with activities of daily living. Some of the amenities offered by Villa Real Alf include housekeeping and bathroom cleaning, laundry and scheduled bathroom reminders. Villa Real Alf has an active license by Florida to provide assisted living, with license number 6034.

    Brookdale Vero Beach South

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  3. Brookdale Vero Beach South
  4. Brookdale Vero Beach South specializes in providing assisted senior living in Indian River county, Florida. It includes a total of 40 studio and 1-bedrooom apartments for retirees. Brookdale Vero Beach South is pet-friendly and can provide help with taking a bath and getting dressed to any senior citizens living in Vero Beach, FL and surrounding areas. Brookdale Vero Beach South is located at 420 4th Ct, 32962 zip code. Brookdale Vero Beach South provides services like: scheduled transportation, walking trails and faith-based services.

    New Horizons Group Home

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  5. New Horizons Group Home
  6. When searching for senior living in Brandon, Florida, you will find New Horizons Group Home as an excellent upscale senior care option. It contains a total of 14 assisted living units. It is located at 109 E Clay Ave, 33510 zip code and includes services such as fun arts & crafts, a tailored service plan and scheduled bathroom reminders. Its license number is 9058. New Horizons Group Home offers assisted living not only to Brandon residents, but also to all Hillsborough county residents as well.

    Residence At Timber Pines

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  7. Residence At Timber Pines
  8. If you require assistance with everyday tasks, Residence At Timber Pines, located at 3140 Forest Rd in the 34606 zip code area can assist you or your loved one to locate the assistance and care you need in Spring Hill, Florida. Residence At Timber Pines has a total capacity of 255 seniors. It includes housekeeping and emptying trash, a garden and dementia care services. Residence At Timber Pines is licensed with Florida and its license number is 9870.

    Wilson Place

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  9. Wilson Place
  10. Wilson Place has a capacity of 6 senior citizens. Wilson Place provides amenities that include: arts and crafts, personal laundry and help with daily living. It is located at 117 Wilson Ave, and it is fully equipped to provide assisted living services to Cocoa Beach, FL seniors. Wilson Place is licensed with Florida and its license number is 11786.

    Barrington Terrace Of Naples

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  11. Barrington Terrace Of Naples
  12. Located at 5175 Tamiami Trail East, inside 34113 zip code area in Collier county, Barrington Terrace Of Naples provides assisted senior living to Naples, FL senior citizens and includes amenities such as delicious meals, personal laundry and dementia care services. Barrington Terrace Of Naples can accommodate up to 135 seniors at a time. Barrington Terrace Of Naples has official license # of 10447.

    Moon River Alf

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  13. Moon River Alf
  14. Located at 2811 Nw 88 St, Miami, Florida, 33147, Moon River Alf can help any Miami-dade county elderly adult with daily living activities and includes services that include 24 hour staff, unique service plans and continence management. Moon River Alf can offer assisted living care to a maximum of 6 elderly adults at once. Its license number is 12364.

    Courtenay Oaks

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  15. Courtenay Oaks
  16. Older adults looking for assisted senior living in Merritt Island, Florida will find Courtenay Oaks, located at 1100 South Courtenay Parkway inside 32952 zip code as a great choice for all of their care needs. Courtenay Oaks is able to care for up to 11 senior citizens and allows seniors to stay with pets. Florida records show that Courtenay Oaks has a license number of 7476. With amenities that include transportation to doctor's appointments, personalized service plan and memory care services, Courtenay Oaks will be an excellent senior living choice for any older adult.

    Jovyia Comfort Home

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  17. Jovyia Comfort Home
  18. With a location at 1709 W State Road 60 in Hillsborough county, Jovyia Comfort Home excels at providing assisted care services for elderly senior citizens in Plant City, FL as well as those who live in nearby cities. Jovyia Comfort Home provides amenities such as scheduled transportation, highly trained staff and scheduled bathroom reminders. Jovyia Comfort Home is capable of caring for a maximum of 6 Plant City seniors and provides several levels of senior care. Jovyia Comfort Home has an official license to provide senior living for Hillsborough, FL residents, with license # 11936.

    Lee Residence

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  19. Lee Residence
  20. Lee Residence, located at 6260 Gun Club Rd provides assisted senior living in West Palm Beach, Florida and includes services and amenities such as supportive services, walking and jogging paths and an on-site dietitian. Lee Residence is equipped to care for up to 6 elderly seniors from 33415 zip code in Palm Beach county and surrounding areas. Lee Residence is licensed to provide assisted living services in West Palm Beach, Florida, with license # 8536.

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