DeLand is a small city in northeast Florida that’s home to nearly 35,000 residents, 22.9% of whom are seniors ages 65 and up. Compared to the national average of 16.5%, DeLand has a strong senior community that newcomers should have no trouble fitting into. The small city is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida, which borders the Atlantic Ocean. DeLand’s overall cost of living is nearly 10% lower than the statewide average. When combined with Florida’s lack of state income tax and DeLand’s below-average local sales tax rate, DeLand quickly becomes an ideal retirement destination for cost-conscious seniors.

Assisted living facilities support active seniors who need extra assistance with housekeeping duties, personal care tasks and getting around. Assisted living is ideal for seniors who need light to moderate help with the activities of daily living yet don’t require the around-the-clock supervision provided by nursing homes. Seniors who reside in DeLand pay an average of $4,050 for assisted living care, which is less expensive than the national monthly average of $4,300. 

This guide covers the benefits and drawbacks of living in DeLand, details the average cost of local assisted living facilities and lists several senior-oriented resources. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in DeLand, FL

Grand Villa of DeLand

350 E. International Speedway Blvd., Deland, FL, 32724

Grand Villa of DeLand is located in DeLand, Florida, not far from Blue Spring State Park, Hontoon Island State Park and the Stetson Mansion Museum. The facility receives high marks from residents and … (read more)
Grand Villa of DeLand is located in DeLand, Florida, not far from Blue Spring State Park, Hontoon Island State Park and the Stetson Mansion Museum. The facility receives high marks from residents and … (read more)

2016

Brookdale DeLand

1210 North Stone Street, Deland, FL, 32720

Brookdale DeLand is a one-story facility located in DeLand, Florida, close to Blue Spring State Park and Stetson Mansion and Museum. Visitors describe the facility as attractive and clean with a commo … (read more)
Brookdale DeLand is a one-story facility located in DeLand, Florida, close to Blue Spring State Park and Stetson Mansion and Museum. Visitors describe the facility as attractive and clean with a commo … (read more)

Woodland Towers

113 Chipola Ave, Deland, FL, 32720

My mother is going to be at Woodland Towers. They were very nice, and she was very happy to know that she has her friends over there. We liked it as well. The food was delicious. They have a lot of ac … (read more)
My mother is going to be at Woodland Towers. They were very nice, and she was very happy to know that she has her friends over there. We liked it as well. The food was delicious. They have a lot of ac … (read more)


The Groves at Alliance Community

644 S. Woodland Blvd, Deland, FL, 32720


The Cloisters

400 E. Howry Avenue, Deland, FL, 32724

The Cloisters in Deland, Florida, is located in a residential neighborhood that’s a few minutes from Stetson University and Route 17. Visitors to this facility note the well-maintained grounds and the … (read more)
The Cloisters in Deland, Florida, is located in a residential neighborhood that’s a few minutes from Stetson University and Route 17. Visitors to this facility note the well-maintained grounds and the … (read more)

Rose Manor Assisted Living

120 West North Street, Deland, FL, 32720

Rose Manor Assisted Living in Deland, Florida, is convenient to Route 92 and just a three-minute drive from the Northgate Shopping Center. Visitors to this homey facility praise its friendly, accommod … (read more)
Rose Manor Assisted Living in Deland, Florida, is convenient to Route 92 and just a three-minute drive from the Northgate Shopping Center. Visitors to this homey facility praise its friendly, accommod … (read more)

Linden Lea Assisted Living Inc.

1180 Jackson Ranch Rd, Deland, FL, 32724

Linden Lea Assisted Living is a nine-person facility in Deland, Florida, close to Interstate 4 and just a 16-minute drive from Blue Spring State Park. According to loved ones, this is a beautiful comm … (read more)
Linden Lea Assisted Living is a nine-person facility in Deland, Florida, close to Interstate 4 and just a 16-minute drive from Blue Spring State Park. According to loved ones, this is a beautiful comm … (read more)

DeLand Manor Assisted Living

245 S Amelia Ave, Deland, FL, 32724

DeLand Manor Assisted Living has been very nice. It’s very clean, and they take good care of my mother. The staff seems very attentive and very caring. Her room is small, but it is sufficient and very … (read more)
DeLand Manor Assisted Living has been very nice. It’s very clean, and they take good care of my mother. The staff seems very attentive and very caring. Her room is small, but it is sufficient and very … (read more)

Good Samaritan Society – Florida Lutheran

450 N. McDonald Avenue, Deland, FL, 32724

Good Samaritan Society – Florida Lutheran is located in DeLand, Florida, in a quiet, residential neighborhood close to shopping centers, restaurants and Blue Spring State Park. Visitors describe the f … (read more)
Good Samaritan Society – Florida Lutheran is located in DeLand, Florida, in a quiet, residential neighborhood close to shopping centers, restaurants and Blue Spring State Park. Visitors describe the f … (read more)

Good Shephard ALF

1200 West New York Avenue, Deland, FL, 32720

Good Shephard ALF is located in Deland, Florida, near Highway 44 and just down the road from a Winn-Dixie supermarket and an assortment of casual dining restaurants, including a pizzeria. Family membe … (read more)
Good Shephard ALF is located in Deland, Florida, near Highway 44 and just down the road from a Winn-Dixie supermarket and an assortment of casual dining restaurants, including a pizzeria. Family membe … (read more)

Dixie Lodge – Rsvc

647 So. Woodland Blvd., Deland, FL, 32720


Alliance Community for Retirement Living

644 South Woodland Blvd, Deland, FL, 32720


Gold Choice Deltona

2306 North Normandy Blvd., Deltona, FL, 32725

My overall visit at Gold Choice Deltona was good. The room was fine. The cleanliness looked OK. They didn’t have a kitchen in the room. They just had two beds, a bathroom, and a closet. The dining are … (read more)
My overall visit at Gold Choice Deltona was good. The room was fine. The cleanliness looked OK. They didn’t have a kitchen in the room. They just had two beds, a bathroom, and a closet. The dining are … (read more)

Oak Village

1801 Monastery Road, Orange City, FL, 32763

My mom is in Oak Village, a little assisted living facility. It’s just a little home with 8 rooms, they have 2 nurses during the day, and a nurse at night. They check her and make sure she’s pretty mu … (read more)
My mom is in Oak Village, a little assisted living facility. It’s just a little home with 8 rooms, they have 2 nurses during the day, and a nurse at night. They check her and make sure she’s pretty mu … (read more)

American House Orange City

500 Grand Plaza Drive, Orange City, FL, 32763

American House Orange City is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood near Blue Spring State Park, shopping and restaurants. Visitors describe the facility as clean with spacious, comfortable apar … (read more)
American House Orange City is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood near Blue Spring State Park, shopping and restaurants. Visitors describe the facility as clean with spacious, comfortable apar … (read more)

At Home Care Assisted Living Facility, Inc

42042 Chinaberry Street, Eustis, FL, 32736

My sister has been at At Home Care Assisted Living Facility for a while. It’s not an institution atmosphere, it’s a family, and it’s like being in someone’s home. It’s very small, that’s why she gets … (read more)
My sister has been at At Home Care Assisted Living Facility for a while. It’s not an institution atmosphere, it’s a family, and it’s like being in someone’s home. It’s very small, that’s why she gets … (read more)

2016

Savannah Court of Orange City

202 Strawberry Oaks Drive, Orange City, FL, 32763

This facility is awesome! The marketing person is amazing to work with, the ED very competent and compassionate, the nursing staff amazingly kind and caring— everyone in this facility from office st … (read more)
This facility is awesome! The marketing person is amazing to work with, the ED very competent and compassionate, the nursing staff amazingly kind and caring— everyone in this facility from office st … (read more)

The Springs of Parc Hill

1101 Parc Hill Blvd, Orange City, FL, 32763

My dad is at The Springs of Parc Hill. It’s new and clean. It’s only about 65% capacity at the moment. It’s close to where my dad was in Deland. Actually, I found it independently as I was driving aro … (read more)
My dad is at The Springs of Parc Hill. It’s new and clean. It’s only about 65% capacity at the moment. It’s close to where my dad was in Deland. Actually, I found it independently as I was driving aro … (read more)

Freedom Oaks Assisted Living

579 Johnson Lake Road, De Leon Springs, FL, 32130

My husband was evaluated and accepted by Freedom Oaks owner. He was accepted and moved into the facility . My sister, niece and I visited often during his stay. We were very please with his care an … (read more)
My husband was evaluated and accepted by Freedom Oaks owner. He was accepted and moved into the facility . My sister, niece and I visited often during his stay. We were very please with his care an … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in DeLand

In addition to regulating the licensure of the Sunshine State’s assisted living facilities, the Agency for Health Care Administration also oversees the state’s Medicaid program and in-state health care data sharing via the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in DeLand

  • Florida is one of seven states without a state income tax, giving seniors who choose to retire in DeLand more financial freedom. Residents pay a combined state and local sales tax of 6.5% on all goods and services bought in DeLand, which is slightly lower than the average Florida sales tax rate of 7.05%
  • Many people wish to live in Florida thanks to benefits such as favorable year-round temperatures and easy beachfront access. This demand typically inflates the Sunshine State’s cost of living. Still, DeLand’s overall cost of living is 6.5% lower than the national average and 9.3% lower than Florida’s statewide average. 
  • Seniors who choose to settle down in DeLand should have no issues staying busy after retirement. The small city is home to the Museum of Art – DeLand, Stetson University, the African American Museum of Art and the DeLand House Museum
  • DeLand is home to a handful of hospitals, including AdventHealth DeLand, AdventHealth DeLand Victoria Medical Park and Old DeLand Memorial Hospital. It also offers nearby access to some of the state’s top hospitals, thanks to its close proximity to Orlando, including the third-ranked AdventHealth Orlando, which is nationally ranked in three specialties, and the state’s eighth-best facility, Orlando Health-Orlando Regional Medical Center.
  • Ranked on a scale of 1 to 100 — 1 being the lowest, 100 being the highest — DeLand’s violent crime rating of 23.7 is roughly in line with the U.S. average of 22.7. However, DeLand’s property crime rate is substantially higher, coming in at 61.9 compared to the U.S. average of 35.4. Seniors who live in assisted living facilities benefit from top-of-the-line security measures such as keycard-only entries and 24/7 closed-circuit television monitoring, keeping them safe from all types of crime

Paying for Assisted Living in DeLand

Assisted living communities in DeLand charge an average of $4,050 per month, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Although $350 more expensive than Florida’s statewide average of $3,700 per month, DeLand’s assisted living facilities are $250 cheaper than the average U.S. assisted living facility at $4,300 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Other nearby cities have even higher assisted living costs than DeLand, including Jacksonville, where assisted living costs average $4,150 per month. Palm Bay is also more expensive than DeLand, averaging $4,100 per month. Orlando matches the statewide average at $3,700 per month. 

$4050

DeLand

$3700

Florida

$4300

The United States

$4150

Jacksonville

$3700

Orlando

$4100

Palm Bay

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Outside of assisted living, seniors in DeLand have access to several other types of senior care. Seniors who live at home can opt for home care or home health care services, which cost $4,004 and $4,195 per month, respectively. Those who only require care during weekdays can get by with adult day health care at just $1,083 per month. Nursing homes, which provide around-the-clock supervision and skilled nursing care, cost anywhere from $8,821 per month for semiprivate rooms to $9,429 per month for private accommodations.

$4004

Homemaker Services

$4195

Home Health Aide

$1083

Adult Day Health Care

$4050

Assisted Living Facility

$8821

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9429

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for DeLand was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Deltona, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in DeLand

Residents of assisted living facilities in DeLand may be eligible for financial assistance through the Medicaid Long Term Care Program and the Assistive Care Services waiver. Additional funding may also be available for the Optional State Supplement for seniors who receive Social Security income.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Florida

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 DeLand

Residents of assisted living facilities in DeLand enjoy access to many senior-oriented services, which are funded by a combination of federal and state grants, donations and tax dollars. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies offer resources such as long-term care advocates, medical equipment loans and age-appropriate volunteering opportunities.

Resource

Contact

Service

(386) 253-4700

Volusia County is home to four senior activity centers operated by the Council on Aging of Volusia County. At the centers, seniors can play games, participate in group exercise classes, listen to educational presentations and attend art classes. Three senior centers double as neighborhood dining sites where seniors can socialize over coffee and beverages and enjoy nutritious lunches.

(386) 226-7846

Administered by the state's Department of Elder Affairs, the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program assigns an ombudsman to 16 district offices throughout Florida. The ombudsman protects residents of assisted living facilities from mistreatment. Ombudsmen visit long-term care facilities, where they identify and resolve the concerns of residents and educate seniors about their rights as assisted living community residents. Seniors in DeLand can relay complaints to the First Coast South district office during regular business hours.

(386) 944-7822

The Easterseals Equipment Loan Closet lends new and gently used medical equipment to seniors in DeLand at no charge. Most types of durable medical equipment are available through the program, including shower chairs, collator walkers, canes and crutches.

(407) 625-6010

Orlando-based Volunteers for Community Impact runs the local AmeriCorps Seniors Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, which gives seniors high-impact volunteering opportunities in the health, education and food security sectors. Before accepting assignments, volunteers must undergo training provided by Volunteers for Community Impact.

(888) 582-3410

Founded in 1966, Florida Rural Legal Services is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal help to seniors in Volusia County. Elder law attorneys create powers of attorney, manage assisted living costs and draft living wills. Other areas covered include guardianship, estate planning and financial representation.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in DeLand

DeLand-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities 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