Assisted Living in Florida

The AgingCare.com Assisted Living Directory features consumer reviews, photos and descriptions of services offered by each facility in Florida in order to help you find the right accommodations and care for your loved one. AgingCare’s average customer rating for communities in Florida is 4.1 stars based on 3,094 consumer reviews.

There are over 3,276 assisted living facilities to choose from in Florida. The average cost for assisted living in Florida is $3,150 per month, which is below the national average of $3,892 per month.

Median Monthly Cost of Assisted Living in Florida

Florida$3,150
Tallahassee$3,892
Miami$2,181
Tampa$3,250
Financial Assistance in FloridaFinancial Assistance Available Available
Cost Information Provided by Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey

Information and Resources for Assisted Living in Florida

Florida facilities listed in the AgingCare.com Assisted Living DirectoryCommunities 3,276
Assisted Living Regulating BodyFlorida Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Health Facilty Regulation, Assisted Living Unit
% of Population with Alzheimer's12%
2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

How Do You Pay For Assisted Living in Florida?

Care in a Florida assisted living community is typically paid for by a resident’s private funds (e.g. savings, 401(k), pension, Social Security, etc.), long-term care insurance, and in some cases, VA benefits.

Medicaid in the state of Florida may help to cover assisted living through the Statewide Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Program (SMMC LTC) if your loved one is eligible. Adults 65 years of age and older who require nursing facility level of care and individuals ages 18 and older with a disability who also require nursing facility level of care are among the eligible groups for SMMC LTC. Florida residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income automatically qualify for Medicaid coverage. There are also financial stipulations that must be met in order to qualify. The applicant’s countable resources may not exceed $2,000, and for those individuals residing in a community setting (home, assisted living facility, etc.), monthly income cannot exceed $733. For couples applying for this program, both applicants much be aged, blind, or disabled, and the income limit and countable resource limit are $1,100 and $3,000 respectively.

For those individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid, Florida offers another program to seniors 65 and older that provides cash payments to help with the cost of room and board in assisted living. Individuals cannot have a monthly income that exceeds $811.40, and couples’ monthly income cannot be greater than $1,622.80. Additionally, assets for individuals and couples cannot exceed $2,000 and $3,000 respectively.

Florida Assisted Living Licensing Regulations

Department Charged with Licensing and InspectionsFlorida Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Health Facilty Regulation, Assisted Living Unit
Publicly Available Inspection Report CardsYes
Required Employee ScreeningYes
Frequency of Inspections 
Upon Initial LicensingYes
Every 2 YearsYes
Various Intervals Depending on Facility PerformanceYes
UnannouncedYes
Following a ComplaintYes