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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

    Fremont Manor

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  1. Fremont Manor
  2. Fremont Manor provides assisted living services in Winter Park, Florida. It can house a maximum of 12 retirees at a time. With a location at 909 Fremont Avenue, in the 32789 area code inside Orange county, Fremont Manor assists those seniors who need help with daily tasks. Some of the amenities offered by Fremont Manor include pharmacy service, laundry and linen service and assistance with daily living. Fremont Manor has an active license by Florida to provide senior living, with license number 9198.

    Mariner Palms

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  3. Mariner Palms
  4. Mariner Palms specializes in providing assisted senior living in Hernando county, Florida. It includes a total of 8 studio and 1-bedrooom apartments for elderly adults. Mariner Palms is pet-friendly and can provide help with bathing, dressing and transferring to any senior citizens living in Spring Hill, FL and surrounding areas. Mariner Palms is located at 5303 Mariner Blvd, 34609 zip code. Mariner Palms includes amenities like: a cafe, linen and laundry service and a registered dietitian.

    Brookdale Vero Beach South

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  5. Brookdale Vero Beach South
  6. When searching for assisted senior living in Vero Beach, Florida, you will find Brookdale Vero Beach South as an excellent luxury senior care option. It has a total of 40 assisted living units. It is located at 420 4th Ct, 32962 zip code and provides services such as a studio for arts and crafts, linen and laundry service and a registered dietitian. Its license number is 9671. Brookdale Vero Beach South offers assisted living not only to Vero Beach residents, but also to all Indian River county residents too.

    Gardens At Margate Alf

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  7. Gardens At Margate Alf
  8. If you need help with daily living, Gardens At Margate Alf, located at 6700 Nw 21st St in the 33063 zip code area can help you or your loved one to locate the assistance and care you need in Margate, Florida. Gardens At Margate Alf has a total capacity of 6 senior citizens. It provides staff available day and night, laundry service and a staff dietitian. Gardens At Margate Alf is licensed with Florida and its license number is 10080.

    Woodlands

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  9. Woodlands
  10. Woodlands has a capacity of 90 senior citizens. Woodlands includes amenities that include: numerous social activities, gardens and Alzheimer’s care services. It is located at 825 Santa Barbara Blvd. , and it is fully equipped to provide assisted living services to Cape Coral, FL senior citizens. Woodlands is licensed with Florida and its license number is 6601.

    Pines Of Sarasota

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  11. Pines Of Sarasota
  12. Located at 1251 North Orange Avenue, inside 34236 zip code area in Sarasota county, Pines Of Sarasota provides assisted senior living to Sarasota, FL senior citizens and includes amenities such as community outings and social gatherings, a licensed nurse and incontinence management. Pines Of Sarasota can accommodate up to 72 seniors at a time. Pines Of Sarasota has official license # of 7450.

    Paraiso Home Of Miami Ii

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  13. Paraiso Home Of Miami Ii
  14. Situated at 9808 Sw 147th Pl, Miami, Florida, 33196, Paraiso Home Of Miami Ii will help any Miami-dade county resident with daily tasks and provides amenities such as 3 daily meals, laundry services and health checkups. Paraiso Home Of Miami Ii can offer long term care and assisted living to a maximum of 6 elderly adults at once. Its license number is 8019.

    Lake Howard Heights

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  15. Lake Howard Heights
  16. Senior Citizens looking for assisted senior living in Winter Haven, Florida will find Lake Howard Heights, located at 650 N Lake Howard Dr inside 33881 zip code as a wonderful option for all of their care needs. Lake Howard Heights is able to care for up to 65 seniors and allows seniors to stay with cats and small dogs. Florida records show that Lake Howard Heights has a license number of 5494. With services that include housekeeping, walking and jogging paths and continence care, Lake Howard Heights will be a perfect senior living choice for any senior.

    Avon Manor

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  17. Avon Manor
  18. With a location at 4531 Sw 34th Dr in Broward county, Avon Manor excels at providing assisted care services for seniors in Fort Lauderdale, FL as well as those who live in surrounding areas. Avon Manor provides amenities such as arranged transportation, a full-time nurse and help with daily living. Avon Manor is equipped of providing care to a maximum of 6 Fort Lauderdale older residents and provides multiple levels of senior care. Avon Manor has an official license to provide senior living for Broward, FL residents, with license # 12308.

    Sanctuary Of Peace Alf

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  19. Sanctuary Of Peace Alf
  20. Sanctuary Of Peace Alf, located at 7611 North Boulevard Street offers senior assisted living services in Tampa, Florida and offers services and amenities such as delicious meals, a garden and court yard and assistance with daily living. Sanctuary Of Peace Alf is equipped to care for up to 6 elderly senior citizens from 33604 zip code in Hillsborough county and nearby areas. Sanctuary Of Peace Alf is licensed to provide assisted living services in Tampa, Florida, with license # 11764.

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