Deltona is a Volusia County city on the banks of Lake Monroe that offers seniors a semirural feel yet is only 30 minutes from downtown Orlando. It's home to just over 97,000 people, 16.2% of whom are aged 65 and older — slightly below the country's 16.8% average. The city is in the 85th percentile for crime, making it one of the country's safest, and it has a below-average cost of living and affordable transportation options for seniors.
Assisted living can be a good option for seniors who can't perform everyday living tasks, such as dressing, without support but also want to retain as much independence as possible. Caregivers provide around-the-clock support and manage residents' medications. Chefs prepare nutritionally balanced meals catering to specific diets, and staff ensures private living spaces are clean and tidy. The median fee in Deltona is $3,975 per month, which is slightly below the norm for Florida and significantly below the national average.
This guide reviews the benefits and drawbacks of living in Deltona and compares the city's assisted living costs to its neighbors and other types of care. It also lists free and low-cost resources and considers ways to pay for care.