80 Assisted Living Facilities near Fort Lauderdale, FL
There are 80 Assisted Living Facilities in the Fort Lauderdale area, with 21 in Fort Lauderdale and 59 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Fort Lauderdale is $3,824 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Oakland Park with an average starting cost of $3,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 360 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fort Lauderdale. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fort Lauderdale 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lauderhill with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Fort Lauderdale find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Fort Lauderdale, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale
Located 28 miles from Miami and 2 miles north of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers seniors amenities like Las Olas Boulevard tours and shopping, historical districts and arts districts. The Fort Lauderdale region boasts 64 assisted living facilities, with 20 of those facilities located within the city and another 44 communities in the surrounding area. In this city, as in all of Florida, assisted living facilities are licensed and regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale
Sperling’s Comfort Index rates Fort Lauderdale 90 out of 100, which means that this city has a comfortable year-round climate. The city receives approximately 60 inches of rain every year, which is over 20 inches more than the national average. Even so, residents enjoy roughly 246 sunny days annually. July highs reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and winters average a comfortable 59 degrees with no snowfall.
- Fort Lauderdale has a high cost of living that surpasses both state and national averages. Seniors in this city can expect to spend more on groceries, transportation, health care, utilities and other miscellaneous expenses than they would in other cities.
- There are numerous arts and culture venues for seniors to enjoy in Fort Lauderdale. Some assisted living communities may provide day trips to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts or the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.
- The Fort Lauderdale area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Holy Cross Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Fort Lauderdale is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- Fort Lauderdale has an array of community resources for seniors, including Caring Transitions, an organization that helps seniors by coordinating the details of relocating to assisted living, as well as two senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Fort Lauderdale start around $3,874 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale seniors who meet income guidelines may apply for special government-funded programs that can help them cover the cost of assisted living. Currently, there are three programs available, including Florida's 1915(b) Managed Long-Term Care program, Medicaid Assistive Care Services and Supplemental 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 Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Fort Lauderdale, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Fort Lauderdale
Review of Villa Rio Vista
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