61 Assisted Living Facilities near Lake Mary, FL
There are 61 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lake Mary area, with 3 in Lake Mary and 58 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Lake Mary is $3,362 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Sanford with an average starting cost of $2,341.
To help you with your search, browse the 466 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lake Mary. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lake Mary 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Longwood with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Lake Mary find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Lake Mary, call (855) 863-8283.
3 Assisted Living Facilities in Lake Mary, FL
58 Assisted Living Facilities near Lake Mary, FL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lake Mary
Located in the heart of central Florida, Lake Mary offers convenient access to Orlando's attractions, including Walt Disney World, which is just 50 miles away. Despite its easy access to Orlando, Lake Mary delivers a residential, suburban feel. The city is home to three assisted living facilities, with another 54 nearby. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs licenses assisted living facilities, or ALFs, in the state. The state defines these communities as residential care facilities that offer housing, meals and personal care services to seniors. ALFs must obtain a standard license, with the option to acquire three specialty licenses to extend their services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lake Mary
- Lake Mary enjoys year-round warm weather perfect for active seniors who enjoy walking or biking outdoors. Average high temperatures in the winter are in the 70s and climb to the 90s in the summer, and humidity is high in Lake Mary.
Cost of living in Lake Mary is about 14 percent higher than the national average. However, assisted living costs are just below the national average, which can offer seniors some cost savings.
Crime rates are relatively low in Lake Mary, with the city being safer than 32 percent of American cities. Both violent crime rates and property crime rates are significantly lower than other Florida cities. These low crime rates make Lake Mary appealing for many seniors.
- Lake Mary seniors can access Orlando's Lynx public transportation system. In addition to riding on the fixed route buses, in-need seniors can use Access Lynx, a shared ride door-to-door transportation service designed exclusively for individuals with limitations that prevent them from riding the fixed route buses.
- The Lake Mary area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Florida Hospital Lake Mary, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors in Lake Mary can access nearby Orlando's rich cultural scene. The Orlando Science Center and Orlando Museum of Art both offer senior discounts, allowing you to check out their collections, rotating exhibits and special events.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lake Mary
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lake Mary start around $3,247 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 Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary
Eligible seniors can secure financial assistance for assisted living expenses through two state programs. The Optional State Supplement program offers a monthly stiped to supplement assisted living expenses to income-eligible seniors. In addition, Medicaid-eligible seniors can apply for funding through the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program, which houses two programs: the Long-Term Care Managed Care Program and the Managed Medical Assistance Program.
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 Lake Mary
Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lake Mary
Lake Mary-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 near Lake Mary, FL
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lake Mary
Review of Brookdale Lake Mary
I can’t thank the caring and loving staff of Brookdale Lake Mary enough for the difference they made in my mother’s life in her final years. You showed my mother so much compassion and encouraged h... Read more
Review of Spring Hills Lake Mary
Very satisfied to see my mom grow, surrounded by a nurturing staff! Place always looks and clean and smells great despite some dated furniture. Activities are great for her, food is good, I always ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Lake Mary
Brookdale Lake Mary was nice. The staff was excellent. I only saw one room, and it seemed spacious and nice. The memory care area only had a sitting area, a dining area, and a little bit of common ... Read more