230 Assisted Living Facilities near Miami, FL
With an average cost of $2,223 in Miami, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 128 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 168 facilities in Miami.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Miami, FL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Miami
A thriving coastal metropolis with world-class beaches and cultural offerings, Miami is home to more than 463,000 residents, while millions more reside in the city's expansive suburbs. Just under 17 percent of the city's population is 65 years or older. For residents in that age group who require assisted living care, Miami has 170 assisted living facilities.
In Miami, as in all of Florida, assisted living facilities (ALFs) are licensed and regulated by the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Miami
- Residents aged 65 and over are eligible for free transportation on Miami-Dade Transit with a Golden Passport EASY Card. Dozens of other transportation options that offer discounts for seniors can be found on Find a Ride Florida and can be paid by Medicaid for approved uses, such as doctor and hospital visits.
- Miami has a cost of living about 23 percent higher than the national average, although this is mostly due to housing prices. Healthcare, which is often a major expense for seniors, is 1 percent cheaper than average in Miami, while the cost of other staple purchases, such as groceries and utilities, are around average.
- Miami has an ideal climate for seniors who want to get away from the cold and don't mind a bit of heat, humidity and summer rain to do so. The average July high is close to 90 degrees, but in January, when most of the country is freezing, Miami usually stays above 60. The city gets 61 inches of rain per year, compared to the national average of 39 inches.
- Miami's violent and property crime rates of 48.8 and 62.7 out of 100 both exceed the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4. That said, assisted living facilities tend to be very safe, and most offer an abundance of security features.
- The air quality in Miami is slightly worse than the national average, but the difference is not large enough to present much of a concern, even to seniors with asthma or breathing difficulties.
- The Miami area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the University of Miami Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Miami
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Assisted Living costs in Miami start around $2,198 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 Miami 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 Miami
Floridians aged 65 and over who are eligible for Medicaid can receive financial help through the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMC LTC). This program replaces all Medicaid HCBS Waivers that were in place before being discontinued in 2014. All applicants must be screened through the Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES), whether they intend to enter a nursing home or assisted living.
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 Miami
Miami 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 Miami, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Miami
Miami-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 Miami
Review of Maggie's Retirement Home
PLEASE READ! Don’t put your parents/family members in this Nursing care facility. Today June 9th around 5:10 PM driving home we see an elderly man around the age of 70/80 walking almost getting to ... Read more
Review of Prestige Care Aventura ALF
My father has been at Prestige for almost 4 months and I feel very fortunate that he is there. Roman the owner and his staff are excellent. The home is clean, safe and quite pleasant. The bedrooms ... Read more
Review of Valdes Retirement Home
My mother moved into Valdes Retirement Home. Location is one thing, but mainly we chose it because the owner who lives out there was extremely helpful and compassionate in the process of it all. Sh... Read more