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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

    Las Mercedes Boarding Home

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  1. Las Mercedes Boarding Home
  2. Las Mercedes Boarding Home provides assisted living care in Miami, Florida. It can house a maximum of 39 elderly adults at a time. With a location at 3418 Sw 23rd Terr, in the 33145 area code inside Miami-dade county, Las Mercedes Boarding Home assists those senior citizens who need aid with daily living activities. Some of the services offered by Las Mercedes Boarding Home include fitness activities, laundry and linen service and an on-site dietitian. Las Mercedes Boarding Home has an active license by Florida to provide assisted living, with license number 5295.

    Paula Perez Alf

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  3. Paula Perez Alf
  4. Paula Perez Alf specializes in providing assisted senior living in Miami-dade county, Florida. It includes a total of 6 studio and one bedroom suites for 55+ adults. Paula Perez Alf is pet-friendly and can provide help with moving around, eating and putting on clothes to any elderly adults living in Miami, FL and surrounding areas. Paula Perez Alf is located at 952 Sw 136 Place, 33184 zip code. Paula Perez Alf provides amenities such as: supportive services, laundry services and incontinence management.

    Crown Pointe Of Sebring

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  5. Crown Pointe Of Sebring
  6. When looking for senior assisted living in Sebring, Florida, you will find Crown Pointe Of Sebring as an excellent luxury senior care option. It contains a total of 85 assisted living units. It is located at 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd, 33872 zip code and provides services such as scheduled transportation, tailored service plans and an on-site dietitian. Its license number is 9756. Crown Pointe Of Sebring offers assisted living not only to Sebring residents, but also to all Highlands county residents as well.

    Central Alf

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  7. Central Alf
  8. If you require assistance with daily living, Central Alf, situated at 2349 Central Avenue in the 33713 zip code area can assist you or your loved one to locate the assistance and care you need in St Petersburg, Florida. Central Alf has a total capacity of 60 seniors. It includes a beauty and barber shop, private laundry services and regular health assessments. Central Alf is licensed with Florida and its license number is 7919.

    Heron House Of Largo

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  9. Heron House Of Largo
  10. Heron House Of Largo has a capacity of 145 elderly adults. Heron House Of Largo includes amenities such as: fun arts & crafts, personalized service plans and memory care activities. It is located at 2050 East Bay Drive, and it is fully capable to provide assisted living services to Largo, FL seniors. Heron House Of Largo is licensed with Florida and its license number is 10811.

    Kira Home

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  11. Kira Home
  12. Located at 18900 Sw 197th Ave, inside 33187 zip code area in Miami-dade county, Kira Home provides assisted senior living to Miami, FL senior citizens and includes amenities such as a barbershop, private laundry service and scheduled bathroom reminders. Kira Home can accommodate up to 6 seniors at a time. Kira Home has official license # of 12296.

    The Willows At Wildwood

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  13. The Willows At Wildwood
  14. Situated at 4725 Bellwether Ln, Oxford, Florida, 34484, The Willows At Wildwood can assist any Sumter county elderly adult with activities of daily living and provides amenities such as a hair salon, personal laundry and meals approved by a dietitian. The Willows At Wildwood can provide assisted living services to a maximum of 134 senior citizens at once. Its license number is 12648.

    House Of Honor The Westbrooks

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  15. House Of Honor The Westbrooks
  16. Older adults looking for senior assisted living in Pensacola, Florida will find House Of Honor The Westbrooks, located at 8090 Tippin Ave inside 32514 zip code as a great choice for all of their care needs. House Of Honor The Westbrooks is able to care for up to 10 senior citizens and allows seniors to stay with cats and small dogs. Florida records show that House Of Honor The Westbrooks has a license number of 12413. With amenities that include supportive services, medication administration and an on-site dietitian, House Of Honor The Westbrooks will be a wonderful choice for any senior citizens.

    Good News Alf

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  17. Good News Alf
  18. With a location at 1220 Ne 116th St in Miami-dade county, Good News Alf excels at providing assisted care services for older adults in Miami, FL as well as those who live in surrounding cities. Good News Alf provides amenities such as vacuuming and dusting, linen and laundry service and an emergency alert system. Good News Alf is capable of caring for a maximum of 6 Miami older residents and provides several levels of senior care. Good News Alf has an official license to provide senior living for Miami-dade, FL residents, with license # 12666.

    Gail's Alf

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  19. Gail's Alf
  20. Gail's Alf, located at 811 East Osborne Avenue offers assisted living and care in Tampa, Florida and includes services and amenities such as a reading room, a landscaped courtyard and continence care. Gail's Alf is equipped to care for up to 8 elderly seniors from 33603 zip code in Hillsborough county and nearby areas. Gail's Alf is licensed to provide assisted living services in Tampa, Florida, with license # 9556.

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