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Cost of Florida Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Florida is $3,150 per month.

The monthly base rate for Florida assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Florida is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Florida. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Florida Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Florida require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Florida may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Florida. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Florida. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Florida probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Florida - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Florida?
    Florida will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Florida requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Florida.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Florida for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Florida Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at

Helpful Florida Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Florida? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Florida licensing and regulatory agency at:
Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
(850) 412-4304
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Florida? Your local Florida long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Florida
Local: (850) 414-2323
Tollfree: (888) 831-0404
Are you aware of all the Florida health-based programs available to you? Your Florida Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Local: (850) 414-2000
Local TDD: (850) 414-2001
Are you familiar with the Florida Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Florida AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Florida regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Florida AAA below:

Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging
Pensacola, FL
(850) 494-7101
Area Agency on Aging for North Florida
Tallahassee, FL
(850) 488-0055
Elder Options
Gainesville, FL
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 391-6699
Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas
Saint Petersburg, FL
(727) 570-9696
Senior Connection Center
Tampa, FL
(813) 740-3888
Senior Resource Alliance
Orlando, FL
(407) 514-1800
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida
North Fort Myers, FL
(239) 652-6900
Your Aging and Disability Resource Center, Area Agency on Aging
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 684-5885
Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County/Aging and Disability Resource Center
Sunrise, FL
(954) 745-9567
Alliance For Aging
Miami, FL
(305) 670-6500

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