Boca Raton frequently appears in lists of the best places to retire in Florida. The state’s excellent climate and senior-friendly tax incentives are factors relevant to all cities, but Boca Raton also has an impressive arts and culture scene that includes the Museum of Art and the annual Festival of the Arts BOCA. The city also has Mizner Park, which manages to combine great restaurants, boutique stores and nightlife into a beautifully designed complex crowned by an outdoor amphitheater. It’s perhaps not surprising that the 2020 Census found almost 27% of the city’s more than 97,000 residents are in the 65+ age group.

The typical assisted living facility in Boca Raton serves seniors who may be struggling to live at home. Staff includes housekeepers to ensure rooms are clean and comfortable, chefs to prepare freshly cooked meals and trained caregivers to help with personal grooming and medication management. Fees are in the region of $4,385 per month, which is above Florida’s median but below the norm for the country.

This guide looks at the pros and cons of living in Boca Raton and the costs of different types of senior care. It also includes a list of helpful resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Boca Raton, FL

2014, 2015, 2016

Stratford Court of Boca Pointe

6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton, FL, 33433

Stratford Court of Boca Pointe is a senior living facility centrally located in Boca Pointe, offering assisted living and memory care services. Reviewers praise the facility’s lovely common areas, the … (read more)
Stratford Court of Boca Pointe is a senior living facility centrally located in Boca Pointe, offering assisted living and memory care services. Reviewers praise the facility’s lovely common areas, the … (read more)

Sonata Boca Raton

9591 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton, FL, 33434

I visited the assisted living at Sonata Boca Raton. It’s mostly studio apartments, it’s very intimate because it’s small. There are only 60 residents. Everyone seems very nice, but it feels very small … (read more)
I visited the assisted living at Sonata Boca Raton. It’s mostly studio apartments, it’s very intimate because it’s small. There are only 60 residents. Everyone seems very nice, but it feels very small … (read more)

Golden Swan of Boca

19494 Hampton Drive, Boca Raton, FL, 33434

Set beside the manicured greens of the Southwinds Golf Course, Golden Swan of Boca is an assisted living facility in Boca Raton, Florida. The small, cozy community prides itself in offering a family-l … (read more)
Set beside the manicured greens of the Southwinds Golf Course, Golden Swan of Boca is an assisted living facility in Boca Raton, Florida. The small, cozy community prides itself in offering a family-l … (read more)

The Meridian at Boca Raton

21865 Ponderosa Drive, Boca Raton, FL, 33428

My mom is at The Meridian at Boca Raton and we chose this place because it was new, perfect, and everything about it fits my needs. The staff is fabulous. The place is terrific, and the food’s great. … (read more)
My mom is at The Meridian at Boca Raton and we chose this place because it was new, perfect, and everything about it fits my needs. The staff is fabulous. The place is terrific, and the food’s great. … (read more)

Banyan Boca Raton

2950 NW 5th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL, 33431

It is fantastic. It’s a very warm and loving environment. It’s very clean and my mother has improved considerably since she has moved there. They have activities, and it’s a great place. The food is g … (read more)
It is fantastic. It’s a very warm and loving environment. It’s very clean and my mother has improved considerably since she has moved there. They have activities, and it’s a great place. The food is g … (read more)

Havencrest ALF V

2880 NW 25th Way, Boca Raton, FL, 33434

Havencrest ALF V is nestled in Boca Raton, Florida, just east of a golf course and a marketplace. Visitors commend the wide variety of daily living activities, which include housekeeping, diet monitor … (read more)
Havencrest ALF V is nestled in Boca Raton, Florida, just east of a golf course and a marketplace. Visitors commend the wide variety of daily living activities, which include housekeeping, diet monitor … (read more)

Rockwell Seniors I

22198 Ensenada Way, Boca Raton, FL, 33433


Havencrest ALF IV

1290 NW 8th Street, Boca Raton, FL, 33486


The Elite Manor

22022 Martella Ave, Boca Raton, FL, 33433

Nestled between Sandalfoot Cove Park and the Boca Rio Golf Club, the Elite Manor is an assisted living facility in Boca Raton, Florida. Residents who prefer personalized care give the community high m … (read more)
Nestled between Sandalfoot Cove Park and the Boca Rio Golf Club, the Elite Manor is an assisted living facility in Boca Raton, Florida. Residents who prefer personalized care give the community high m … (read more)

2016

Veranda Club

6061 Palmetto Circle North, Boca Raton, FL, 33433

The Veranda Club sits adjacent to Pinewood Park in Boca Raton, Florida, near many popular shopping complexes that are accessible to residents via weekly bus outings. Visitors to the senior community a … (read more)
The Veranda Club sits adjacent to Pinewood Park in Boca Raton, Florida, near many popular shopping complexes that are accessible to residents via weekly bus outings. Visitors to the senior community a … (read more)

2015

The Atrium at Boca Raton

1080 Northwest 15th St., Boca Raton, FL, 33486

The Atrium at Boca Raton is located in Boca Raton, near Highway 808, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, restaurants and grocery stores. Loved ones are impressed with the caring and efficient … (read more)
The Atrium at Boca Raton is located in Boca Raton, near Highway 808, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, restaurants and grocery stores. Loved ones are impressed with the caring and efficient … (read more)

Five Star Premier Residences of Boca Raton

22601 Camino Del Mar, Boca Raton, FL, 33433

The apartment was bright, clean and updated. The staff and policies are all about MAKING MONEY. There are extra charges for everything. Read the resident’s manual before signing up to see all of th … (read more)
The apartment was bright, clean and updated. The staff and policies are all about MAKING MONEY. There are extra charges for everything. Read the resident’s manual before signing up to see all of th … (read more)

Artis Senior Living of Boca Raton

5910 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL, 33487

Our Mom has lived at Artis in Boca Raton for more than two years, and the facility is outstanding. Anyone looking for a Memory Care facility for their loved one should consider factors such as continu … (read more)
Our Mom has lived at Artis in Boca Raton for more than two years, and the facility is outstanding. Anyone looking for a Memory Care facility for their loved one should consider factors such as continu … (read more)

St. Andrews Estates

6045 Verde Trail South, Boca Raton, FL, 33433

My friend has been at St. Andrews for years. The aids are mostly from Haiti and are underpaid and overworked. Very few actually have a smile on their face. One aid can handle 11 patients, so think a … (read more)
My friend has been at St. Andrews for years. The aids are mostly from Haiti and are underpaid and overworked. Very few actually have a smile on their face. One aid can handle 11 patients, so think a … (read more)

Edgewater Pointe Estates

23305 Blue Water Circle, Boca Raton, FL, 33433

I liked the Edgewater Pointe Estates. I got into a couple of their rooms and they were very nice. The best things about it were the atmosphere and their activities. But I don’t know if I can really af … (read more)
I liked the Edgewater Pointe Estates. I got into a couple of their rooms and they were very nice. The best things about it were the atmosphere and their activities. But I don’t know if I can really af … (read more)

CLOSED – Fountains Nursing Home

3800 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL, 33431

i visited the Fountains 4 times unannounced and found everything to be as expected for a 5 star facility. There will always be some residents that need more care than others and sometimes there will b … (read more)
i visited the Fountains 4 times unannounced and found everything to be as expected for a 5 star facility. There will always be some residents that need more care than others and sometimes there will b … (read more)

Jarc-Rales Campus

9832 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33434


Grand Villa of Delray West

5859 Heritage Park Way, Delray Beach, FL, 33484

Located in Delray Beach, Florida, just a short distance from the ocean, Grand Villa of Delray West offers its residents assisted or independent living with the option of studios or 1- or 2-bedroom sui … (read more)
Located in Delray Beach, Florida, just a short distance from the ocean, Grand Villa of Delray West offers its residents assisted or independent living with the option of studios or 1- or 2-bedroom sui … (read more)

Brookdale Deer Creek

2403 W. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33442

Families of Brookdale residents, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, mention how well-kept and spacious the facility is. There are many things that encourage socialization among the residents and man … (read more)
Families of Brookdale residents, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, mention how well-kept and spacious the facility is. There are many things that encourage socialization among the residents and man … (read more)

2016, 2018

Grand Villa of Delray Beach East

14555 Sims Rd, Delray Beach, FL, 33484

Grand Villa of Delray Beach East is an assisted living facility in Delray Beach, Florida, not far from restaurants, shopping and the beach. Visitors appreciate the individual mailboxes given to each t … (read more)
Grand Villa of Delray Beach East is an assisted living facility in Delray Beach, Florida, not far from restaurants, shopping and the beach. Visitors appreciate the individual mailboxes given to each t … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Boca Raton

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Florida. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Boca Raton

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration monitors, inspects and licenses assisted living facilities across the state. It grants licenses to companies that satisfy the legal, fire safety, insurance and health and safety requirements within its guidelines. The department also has the authority to remove licenses from underperforming facilities that fail to raise their standards.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Boca Raton

  • Several hospitals serve seniors in Boca Raton, with many more within a short distance of the city. Within the city’s boundaries is Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a large facility specializing in many fields, including neurology, dermatology and orthopedics. There is also the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which treats patients during all stages of cancer and has the expertise to address more than 40 variations of the illness.
  • The average cost of living index for Boca Raton is 121, which is significantly higher than the state and national averages. However, the index is skewed by the city’s exceptional property and transportation costs. When looking closely at some specific indices relevant to seniors in assisted living, such as healthcare, Boca Raton is in line with the state median and below the national average.
  • Florida’s climate is one of the features that draw seniors to the state, and Boca Raton is no different. Temperatures range from a comfortably cool 58 degrees in January to a pleasantly warm 90 degrees in July. The city also enjoys 231 sunny days annually. 
  • Boca Raton’s crime statistics are good and bad. Property crime is a little over the national average and more so when compared to Florida’s median figures. However, crimes involving violence are not as common as they are across the state and the country. The chances of being a victim of violent crime in Boca Raton are 1 in 449 compared to 1 in 258 for the entire state of Florida.
  • Florida doesn’t tax residents on their incomes, which includes pensions and Social Security benefits. Consequently, retirees can hold on to more of their money. It also doesn’t have an inheritance tax or estate tax, so seniors can pass on more of their wealth to their loved ones. Older residents can get personalized information and advice on tax matters from the taxpayer service centers in Coral Springs and West Palm Beach. 
  • Boca Raton has an admirable health cost index of 96.3, which is better than the national average of 100. This is partly due to its excellent air quality and significant number of Medicare-registered physicians.

Paying for Assisted Living in Boca Raton

Boca Raton is at the higher end of the scale for assisted living costs in Florida. At $4,385 per month, its average fees are $385 more than the state median but $115 below the fees paid by the typical American.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Boca Raton’s seniors typically pay more than normal for assisted living than others in South Florida. In Port St. Lucie, similar services are possible for around $3,763 per month. However, fees are sometimes higher on the Gulf Coast, such as in Naples, where they average $5,300. Cape Coral is slightly more affordable than Boca Raton, at $4,334.

$4385

Boca Raton

$4000

Florida

$4500

The United States

$5300

Naples

$3763

Port St. Lucie

$4334

Cape Coral

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living facilities and home health aide agencies in Boca Raton average fees of $4,385. Homemaker agencies are more affordable, at $4,195, but at-home services still require the senior to pay for their home, unlike assisted living. Adult day centers are the most affordable type of senior care in the city, at $1,517, and nursing homes are the most expensive — typically $9,019 for a semiprivate room and $10,904 for a private one.

$4195

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$4385

Assisted Living Facility

$9019

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10904

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Boca Raton was not available, so data for the closest city, Miami, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Boca Raton

Florida provides two state programs to help eligible seniors with the cost of services at assisted living facilities: Medicaid Long-Term Care and Assistive Care Services. The state also offers optional state supplementation (OSS) for residents who receive social security income. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Florida page.

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Boca Raton

Many nonprofit organizations provide seniors in Boca Raton with free assistance. The following list includes help for seniors unsure how to challenge poor quality service in their care homes, support for veterans who may be struggling with health issues and opportunities for all older adults to socialize within their age groups.

Resource

Contact

License

(888) 831-0404

The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman program tries to resolve problems between residential care residents and their care providers. These are typically issues surrounding residents' rights, health and safety worries and allegations of mistreatment or otherwise not prioritizing the senior's welfare. Anyone can register a complaint with the ombudsman, including residents, their families and concerned third parties.

(727) 319-7440

U.S. military vets and their dependents may be eligible for a range of support programs administered by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. They include assistance from claims advisors located at the Boca Raton VA Clinic who can help vets and their families apply for the benefits they're entitled to. This might include VA Aid and Attendance, a monthly payment that can help with residential care payments. The clinic also provides primary care and mental health support programs, as well as nutritional services and social work assistance.

(561) 395-8920

The Volen Center aims to provide an all-around supportive environment for older adults throughout South Palm Beach County. The center regularly invites authoritative speakers to give lectures on subjects relating to aging and provides recreational attractions, such as ice cream socials, themed parties and field trips. It also promotes intergenerational activities that bring together seniors and children. Seniors with limited transit options can request assistance from the center's transportation department, which manages a fleet of wheelchair-accessible buses.

(866) 684-5885

The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc., is a nonprofit that manages multiple resources for seniors in Boca Raton. These include connecting older residents with advisors who can educate them on financial risk management and operating a helpline for seniors who may not be sure of the range of supports they're entitled to.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Boca Raton

Boca Raton Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Florida page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florida