27 Assisted Living Facilities near Merritt Island, FL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Merritt Island, FL

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Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island

Provides: Assisted Living
535 Crockett Blvd., Merritt Island, FL 32953
"Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island was very nice. I like that the staff was very friendly and they told us if we were interested, we could come back for a second visit and have a meal. They..." More

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Cedar Creek Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4279 Judith Ave, Merritt Island, FL 32953
"The overall experience was outstanding !!!! We had experienced the whole deal and it was very worth is bringing our loved one. The lunch was pretty decent, the entertainment could use some need..." More

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All One Family Dolphin Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
1405 Dolphin Ave, Merritt Island, FL 32952
"All One Family Dolphin Assisted Living Facility was begun with the intent to provide an alternative to Nursing Home and large Assisted Living Facility placement for seniors who are frail,..." More

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Courtenay Springs Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1100 S Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32952
"My dad is going to go to Courtenay Springs Village. Everything, like the atmosphere, is good. The staff is friendly. The facility is great. I cannot say anything bad about it. They offer a lot of..." More

Melodie's Place On The River

Provides: Assisted Living
715 S. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL 32952
"My mother was in a larger facility and she needed more care so we found Melodie's Place and what a different they gave more individual care, she didn't complain about the food anymore, her hair was..." More

La Casa Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
220 N. Grove Street, Merritt Island, FL 32953
"i just wanted to let you know that my Mom was in this memory care facility, and she was given the most excellent care. We as a family want to extend our most heartfelt thank you for all the care..." More

Angel Guardian Assisted Living Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
280 Bahama Dr, Merritt Island, FL 32952
"My dad is at Angel Guardian Assisted Living right now. We moved him there two weeks ago. Actually it's a smaller community, like a group home. They only have six people with 24-hour care. They have..." More

Yan Yan Healthcare, Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
585 Allen Drive,, Merritt Island, FL 32952
"I chose Yan Yan Healthcare because of the kindness and accommodations presented by the owner. I think overall, they were very concerned about their patients. There are always little things that..." More

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Banana River Villas

Provides: Assisted Living
1275 North Banana River Drive, Merritt Island, ...
"Banana River Villas is a senior care home located on Merritt Island, Florida, which is part of Brevard County and consists of 62% water, with the Banana River Lagoon to the East and the Indian..." More

Farrington House

Provides: Assisted Living
1970 Farrington Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952

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Palm Cottages

Provides: Assisted Living
3821 Sunnyside Court, Rockledge, FL 32955
"I've already moved my mom into Palm Cottages. I chose it because of the layout and a recommendation from my neighbor. She moved in on November 24th. The rooms are clean and neat. The staff is very..." More

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Sonata Viera Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3325 Breslay Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940
"The staff at Sonata Viera was amazingly kind, knowledgeable, and took the time to really talk to me. They were just finishing lunch as I got there, and everybody seemed to be very pleased. The..." More

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Palace Retirement Home

Provides: Assisted Living
965 S. Florida Avenue, Rockledge, FL 32955
"I visited Palace Retirement Home, but I thought it was a horrible place. The location isn't good, and it didn't look like they had enough help the day I went. The facilities also didn't look clean..." More

Living Southern Style Of Brevard Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
821 Georgia Ave, Rockledge, FL 32955
"Living Southern Style of Brevard is a senior care home with heart in Florida’s peaceful Rockledge community. Welcome to life in perpetual summer, where the sun shines on our residents 365 days a..." More

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Candy's House Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
405 Rosedale Dr, Satellite Beach, FL 32937
"Candy’s House is a Florida-licensed Assisted Living Facility in a one-story Satellite Beach home. The six-bed facility allows your loved ones to feel truly at home. We accept day-care and respite..." More

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G and E Assisted Living LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
960 Maemir Way, Rockledge, FL 32955
"G and E Assisted Living is a licensed, 6 bed residential board and care community for the elderly. G and E is a Board and Care community offering the following services: Assistance for..." More

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Alura By Inspired Living

Provides: Assisted Living
777 Roy Wall Blvd, Rockledge, FL 32955
"Inspired Living Under Construction in Rockledge, Florida At Alura By Inspired Living, we understand the hardship that moving yourself or a loved one into an Assisted Living or Memory Care..." More

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The Brennity at Melbourne

Provides: Assisted Living
7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940
"The staff members at The Brennity in Melbourne were kind and compassionate. They were informative and very willing to work with me. It was a convenient place. It was very much like a nice hotel,..." More

Discovery Village at Melbourne

Provides: Assisted Living
3260 N. Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32935
"Discovery Village had both assisted living and memory care. It was a delightful, beautiful place. The people were friendly, and the residents were very happy. They had a new director, and it looks..." More

Pineapple Garden Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1504 South Fiske Boulevard, Rockledge, FL 32955
"Clean place with a helpful staff. Food looked good. Relaxing setting. " More

Magnolia House Assisted Living Facili...

Provides: Assisted Living
103 Yacht Haven Drive, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
"This is a small 6 bed facility with a great waterfront view. Magnolia house has the best staff and every resident gets wonderful individualized care. The house is always very clean and meals are..." More

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Autumn House

Provides: Assisted Living
7999 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, FL 32940
"I moved my mom into Autumn House. They have round-the-clock care, and it is only about 5-minutes from my house, so it is very convenient for me. They are very helpful, and I think their staff is..." More

The Town Square In Viera

Provides: Assisted Living
1700 WUESTHOFF DRIVE, Melbourne, FL 32940
"My mother was in respite care at Town Square. We could not have asked for a better experience. Kimberly (marketing) and Ron (director) were so caring and concerned. They provided everything we..." More

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Ginny's Place of Suntree

Provides: Assisted Living
730 Whispering Pines Circle, Melbourne, FL 32940
"Give your retired loved ones the proper attentive care they deserve. Ginny's Place, provides accommodating assisted living facilities for elderly people. Our residents feel at home, secure, and..." More

Alf At Ocean Breeze Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
535 Jackson Ave, Satellite Beach, FL 32937

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All One Family Woods Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
306 Woods Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926
"All One Family Dolphin Assisted Living Facility was begun with the intent to provide an alternative to Nursing Home and large Assisted Living Facility placement for seniors who are frail,..." More

Sharing Facility Inc 2

Provides: Assisted Living
924 High St Apt A & B, Cocoa, FL 32922
"Sharing Facility offers residents independent living options and daily support services. We offer private and semi private rooms. On-going assessments of the residents needs to include assistance..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Merritt Island

    Merritt Island is an unincorporated town located in Brevard County, Florida. This community is home to the famous Kennedy Space Center. It’s also home to about 35,000 people, 22 percent of whom are senior citizens. To serve the area’s sizeable senior population, there are 30 assisted living facilities located in Merritt Island and the surrounding communities.

    These assisted living facilities, like their counterparts across the state, are regulated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Licensed facilities supervise residents, provide assistance with personal care tasks and monitor medications, among other services.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Merritt Island

    • Air quality in the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville metropolitan area is among the best in the country. For both ozone and 24-hour particle pollution, the area is tied for the cleanest metropolitan area nationwide. Seniors with respiratory conditions may choose to relocate to Merritt Island to enjoy the fresh air.
    • In Merritt Island, the cost of living is 13.2 percent higher than the national average. This is due to higher-than-average housing prices in the community. However, health care is slightly less expensive than in the rest of the country, which may appeal to some seniors.
    • Like much of Florida, Merritt Island has a comfortable year-round climate. Winter lows are in the 50s, while summer highs are in the high 80s. Seniors may be able to participate in outdoor pastimes, such as golf, throughout the year.
    • Florida doesn’t tax seniors’ Social Security payments or pensions. The state also doesn’t charge an income tax. These senior-friendly taxes may mean that Merritt Island retirees have more room in their budgets to pay for assisted living care.
    • Merritt Island seniors can use Space Coast Area Transit to travel throughout Brevard County. The fixed-route service can help seniors reach hospitals, shopping centers and other major destinations. For some routes, weekend and evening service is available.
    • The Merritt Island area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Merritt Island

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Florida

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,612.00 Satellite Beach
    $3,581.00 Melbourne
    $3,362.00 Merritt Island
    $3,335.00 Rockledge
    $2,400.00 Cocoa

    Assisted Living costs in Merritt Island start around $3,362 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 Merritt Island 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 Merritt Island

    Seniors in Merritt Island may be eligible to receive funding from Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program. Other possible sources of funding include the optional state supplementation (OSS) program, which may provide cash assistance to seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

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

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    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 Merritt Island

    Merritt Island 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 Merritt Island, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Merritt Island

    Merritt Island-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 Merritt Island

    • Review of Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island

      We had a great tour at Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island. They were very informative and it's a great facility. I think my wife needs a bit more personal care than what they have, and that's the... Read more

    • Review of Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island

      Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island was very nice. I like that the staff was very friendly and they told us if we were interested, we could come back for a second visit and have a meal. They showe... Read more

    • Review of Cedar Creek Assisted Living

      The community is not as modernized as some of the newer communities we toured, however it was by far more of a family feel. As we walked around the staff looked happy and greated us. The lunch smel... Read more

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