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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Gulf Breeze, FL for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Gulf Breeze, FL below include 20 Assisted Living facilities with 259 reviews. On average in Gulf Breeze, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 3.66 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gulf Breeze

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration oversees assisted living facilities in Gulf Breeze and enforces compliance with rules related to nutrition and medication services, care planning and move-in and move-out procedures. The department supports a high standard of care for residents through strict licensing procedures and by conducting criminal background checks for prospective caregivers.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gulf Breeze

 

  • The overall cost of living in Gulf Breeze is slightly higher than state and national norms. On a 100-point index based on typical living costs nationwide, the city has a rating of 110 versus the state norm of 103.1. Housing costs are particularly high here, making assisted living a practical option for many seniors with budgetary considerations.
  • Florida doesn’t have a state income tax, which means seniors in Gulf Breeze only pay federal income taxes on their retirement benefits. This may put local assisted living services within reach for many seniors.
  • Santa Rosa County’s air quality is decent, earning it an A for low ozone pollution levels from the American Lung Association. The clean air supports seniors’ health and comfort and may make assisted living in Gulf Breeze a good option for those with breathing or heart-related conditions.
  • Gulf Breeze Hospital is located in the city proper and offers numerous inpatient and outpatient care options, including services through its nationally recognized Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Health care costs in this city come in about 2% higher than national norms, and there are fewer doctors per capita here than in most U.S. cities. To help seniors access medical services, many assisted living facilities have on-site physician office space and rehabilitative therapy rooms.
  • Crime occurs less frequently in Gulf Breeze than in a typical U.S. city, appealing to active seniors seeking a safe community for their retirement. The city scores 8.6 for violent crime and 28.6 for property crime on a 100-point index, versus national respective scores of 22.7 and 35.4.
  • Gulf Breeze has a warm climate that appeals to retirees who enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year. The city gets about 64 inches of annual rainfall compared to 38 inches nationally, with 110 days experiencing at least 0.01 inches of rain. Summers are very warm with highs around 90 degrees, and winter lows are in the low 40s.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Gulf Breeze

 

In Gulf Breeze, seniors can expect to pay about $4,323 per month for assisted living.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living facilities in Gulf Breeze typically charge $4,323 per month for housing and services. By comparison, the Florida average is lower at $4,000, but local care costs are competitive compared to the national norm of $4,500. While rates in Gulf Breeze are about $2,000 higher than care costs in Gainesville, other nearby cities generally have costlier care. For example, in Tallahassee, rates are about $300 higher than in Gulf Breeze, and in Crestview, care costs are even higher at $4,924. Similarly, Gulf Breeze is an affordable alternative to Panama City, where seniors pay monthly rates of $5,081.

Gulf Breeze

$4,323

Florida

$4,000

United States

$4,500

Crestview

$4,924

Panama City

$5,081

Tallahassee

$4,650

Gainesville

$2,350

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is a budget-friendly senior care option in Gulf Breeze, with rates coming in at $4,323 per month. While this is hundreds of dollars higher than the cost of adult day health care, which costs $1,408 for daytime services in a community setting, it’s about $430 less than rates for private in-home care and home health care. Assisted living rates come in at about half the cost of nursing home care, which starts at $8,760.

In-Home Care

$4,767

Home Health Care

$4,767

Adult Day Health Care

$1,408

Assisted Living Facility

$4,323

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,760

Note: Data for Gulf Breeze was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Pensacola, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gulf Breeze

Seniors in the Gulf Breeze area and other Florida cities who are looking for ALFs may be eligible for state assistance. This includes the Statewide Managed Medicaid Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMC LTC) and the Optional State Supplement (OSS).

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

Financial Assistance 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 Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze 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 Gulf Breeze, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gulf Breeze

 

Gulf Breeze 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Carol

I visited this facility

Review of The Arbors of Gulf Breeze

We sort of liked The Arbors of Gulf Breeze, but it was too small. My husband would need assisted living, and we would have had to be in a different area. I didn't like being split like that because...

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Reviewer#ET0309b

I visited this facility

Review of The Arbors of Gulf Breeze

I visited The Arbors of Gulf Breeze. They had a beautiful courtyard. A lot of concierge services. They encourage people to do as much as they can, versus doing things for them, and they could do...

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Anonymous

I visited this facility

Review of The Camellia at Gulf Breeze

They paint over mildew very unhealthy and unsafe,the food is terrible the freezer is always going out so you have to be careful eating cause some food go bad and they still cook it and serve it to...

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