Miami-Dade County is the most populous county in Florida, with over 2.7 million residents. This sunny community is known for its rich arts and culture scene, evident through its towering street murals and unique galleries and museums. Residents have access to outlet malls and bustling downtown areas with locally owned shops and restaurants, and over 260 county parks and two national parks provide nearly endless fishing and birdwatching.  

Miami-Dade County supports its 65+ community, which accounts for nearly 17% of its population, through a wide array of senior care options. There are over 850 assisted living facilities in the county, including options ranging from small family-like group homes that accommodate as few as six residents to sprawling resort-like facilities with over 300 beds. Seniors in this county pay $3,500 per month for this type of care, which is competitive compared to state and national averages. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Miami-Dade County, FL

Imperial Club Independent and Assisted Living Community

2751 NE 183rd Street, Aventura, FL, 33160

My mom will be moving into the Imperial Club. It’s very welcoming and very informative. The staffers were nice. I met with the nursing director and the activities director. They explained who they wer … (read more)
My mom will be moving into the Imperial Club. It’s very welcoming and very informative. The staffers were nice. I met with the nursing director and the activities director. They explained who they wer … (read more)

Vi at Aventura

19333 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL, 33180

Vi at Aventura is located close to Interstate 95 with nearby access to Founders Park, Aventura Mall and Golden Beach. According to guests, the scenic city and ocean views from the facility are breatht … (read more)
Vi at Aventura is located close to Interstate 95 with nearby access to Founders Park, Aventura Mall and Golden Beach. According to guests, the scenic city and ocean views from the facility are breatht … (read more)

Colonial Assisted Living at Miami

1864 Northwest 175th Street, Miami Gardens, FL, 33056

Hidden Ranches Assisted Living is located in the heart of Miami Gardens, FL, in a peaceful neighborhood next to a park. Residents are fond of arts and crafts, dancing exercises and karaoke sessions. T … (read more)
Hidden Ranches Assisted Living is located in the heart of Miami Gardens, FL, in a peaceful neighborhood next to a park. Residents are fond of arts and crafts, dancing exercises and karaoke sessions. T … (read more)

Vida Holistica ALF

8721 SW 56 Street, Miami, FL, 33165

Not your regular ALF… I visited Vida Holistica and was so impressed by the cleanliness and the staff. This is truly a home away from home. My parents were both very happy with how much they ensured … (read more)
Not your regular ALF… I visited Vida Holistica and was so impressed by the cleanliness and the staff. This is truly a home away from home. My parents were both very happy with how much they ensured … (read more)

The Plaza at Parksquare

2940 NE 207th Street, Aventura, FL, 33180

My mom was a resident at The Plaza for a year! She had the best care possible ! A loving caring staff… great communication and support! Beautiful apartment, great dining room and fun!
My mom was a resident at The Plaza for a year! She had the best care possible ! A loving caring staff… great communication and support! Beautiful apartment, great dining room and fun!

Valdes Retirement Home

8100 SW 95th Court, Miami, FL, 33173

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. She’s … (read more)
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. She’s … (read more)

Sylvia’s Senior Home

23025 SW 120 Avenue, Miami, FL, 33170

Sylvia’s Senior Home is located just outside of Miami in the cozy, southern neighborhood of Goulds. Offering both private and semi-private rooms, this community is a relaxing and calm space where resi … (read more)
Sylvia’s Senior Home is located just outside of Miami in the cozy, southern neighborhood of Goulds. Offering both private and semi-private rooms, this community is a relaxing and calm space where resi … (read more)

Humble Care Assisted Living

14651 S.W. 161 Street, Miami, FL, 33177

I toured Humble Care Assisted Living. When I got there, the lady who accommodated us was very friendly, very sweet, and said, "Oh yes, you have an appointment and we’re waiting for you." She had every … (read more)
I toured Humble Care Assisted Living. When I got there, the lady who accommodated us was very friendly, very sweet, and said, "Oh yes, you have an appointment and we’re waiting for you." She had every … (read more)

Eyea Palace Court

3654 SW 156th Court, Miami, FL, 33185

Eyea Palace Court offers beautiful senior homes in Miami, Florida. This assisted living facility is close to the coastline and near the downtown area for convenient access to local stores and restaura … (read more)
Eyea Palace Court offers beautiful senior homes in Miami, Florida. This assisted living facility is close to the coastline and near the downtown area for convenient access to local stores and restaura … (read more)

Prestige Care Aventura ALF

19840 NE 26th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33180

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 and … (read more)
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 and … (read more)

Mirabelle Senior Living

7400 SW 88th Street, Miami, FL, 33156


The Residences Of United Homecare

9355 Sw 158Th Ave, Miami, FL, 33196

The Residences of United Homecare is a modern assisted living facility located in Miami, Florida, just around the corner from West Kendall Baptist Hospital and close to shopping centers and restaurant … (read more)
The Residences of United Homecare is a modern assisted living facility located in Miami, Florida, just around the corner from West Kendall Baptist Hospital and close to shopping centers and restaurant … (read more)

The Chalet at Old Cutler

7210 SW 148th Terrace, Palmetto Bay, FL, 33158

The Chalet at Old Cutler is located in Palmetto Bay, Florida, next to the sprawling, historic Deering Estate and Preserve and less than three miles from the Jackson South Medical Center. The facility … (read more)
The Chalet at Old Cutler is located in Palmetto Bay, Florida, next to the sprawling, historic Deering Estate and Preserve and less than three miles from the Jackson South Medical Center. The facility … (read more)

Sun Bay Manor I

8440 SW 155th Terrace, Miami, FL, 33157

Sun Bay Manor I is a small, lovely care facility in a leafy neighborhood of Palmetto Bay, Florida. Visitors immediately notice the attention to detail and the welcoming feel of the facility. Residents … (read more)
Sun Bay Manor I is a small, lovely care facility in a leafy neighborhood of Palmetto Bay, Florida. Visitors immediately notice the attention to detail and the welcoming feel of the facility. Residents … (read more)

JR Family Care

1110 NW 134th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33182

I liked JR Family Care. It’s really clean and the nurses seemed attentive, which I liked. It smelled really good. The people living there seemed really nice and seemed like they were well taken care o … (read more)
I liked JR Family Care. It’s really clean and the nurses seemed attentive, which I liked. It smelled really good. The people living there seemed really nice and seemed like they were well taken care o … (read more)

AM Sweet Home ALF

13066 SW 187th Street, Miami, FL, 33177

AM Sweet Home ALF seemed very nice and clean. We liked it enough that we were going to place my mother there. It’s a large home, and everybody had their individual bedrooms, which were very nice and n … (read more)
AM Sweet Home ALF seemed very nice and clean. We liked it enough that we were going to place my mother there. It’s a large home, and everybody had their individual bedrooms, which were very nice and n … (read more)

New Horizon Living

1443 SW 146th Court, Miami, FL, 33184

New Horizon Living is located just west of Miami in the small neighborhood of Tamiami, a quiet community popular due to its proximity to several wildlife preserves. Offering both private and semi-priv … (read more)
New Horizon Living is located just west of Miami in the small neighborhood of Tamiami, a quiet community popular due to its proximity to several wildlife preserves. Offering both private and semi-priv … (read more)

Professional Home Care III, Inc

447 East 26 Street, Hialeah, FL, 33013

Professional Home Care III is located in a central neighborhood of Hialeah, Florida, and supports up to 26 residents in companion suites, private or semi-private rooms. The facility offers a rang … (read more)
Professional Home Care III is located in a central neighborhood of Hialeah, Florida, and supports up to 26 residents in companion suites, private or semi-private rooms. The facility offers a rang … (read more)

Courtyard Plaza

15520 NW 2nd Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL, 33169

It was a pleasure to visit my family member at the Courtyard Plaza facility. When looking for a home for my father I wanted to ensure he was in a comfortable and entertaining environment that stimulat … (read more)
It was a pleasure to visit my family member at the Courtyard Plaza facility. When looking for a home for my father I wanted to ensure he was in a comfortable and entertaining environment that stimulat … (read more)

Sun Bay Manor II

8820 SW 148th Street, Palmetto Bay, FL, 33176

Sun Bay Manor II is an assisted living facility located on SW 148th Street in Palmetto Bay, Florida. It is situated near Highway 1 and conveniently close to Publix Super Market and Wells Fargo Bank. T … (read more)
Sun Bay Manor II is an assisted living facility located on SW 148th Street in Palmetto Bay, Florida. It is situated near Highway 1 and conveniently close to Publix Super Market and Wells Fargo Bank. T … (read more)

Paying for Assisted Living in Miami-Dade County

The Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey doesn’t contain senior care cost data for Miami-Dade County, but it does disclose care rates for the Miami area, which contains the county’s principal city of Miami. Based on this data, seniors in Miami-Dade County pay approximately $3,500 per month for assisted living, making it among the most cost-effective options in the state and the nation as a whole. Monthly fees are $200 less per month than the state median of $3,700 and $800 less than the national rate of $4,300.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Miami-Dade County may be a good option for seniors seeking affordable senior care, with fees coming in among the lowest in the state at $3,500. The state does contain a few cities with even more economically priced care, including the Tampa area, where assisted living facilities charge approximately $3,225 monthly, and the Sebring area, where fees are $2,895. In Ocala, care costs exceed the state average but are affordable compared to the national rate at $4,000 per month, and in the Sebastian area, assisted living facilities charge $4,500. Panama City is considerably pricier at $5,161. The capital city of Tallahassee is the most expensive Florida city for assisted living, with care fees averaging $5,506 per month.

$3500

Miami-Dade County/Miami Area

$3700

Florida

$4300

The United States

$3225

Tampa Area

$5161

Panama City

$5506

Tallahassee

$4500

Sebastian Area

$4000

Ocala

$2895

Sebring Area

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Miami-Dade County

In 2014, the state of Florida replaced all their HCBS waiver programs with the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMC-LTC), which helps eligible seniors pay for assisted living costs. Florida also has the Optional State Supplement (OSS), a non-Medicaid program available for qualified seniors.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Miami-Dade County

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-Dade County

ResourceContact Service
Alliance for Aging, Inc.(305) 670-6500Alliance for Aging, Inc., is the county’s Area Agency on Aging. Through federal funding, this local nonprofit agency administers a broad array of programs including legal services, disaster information and preparedness, Living Healthy workshops and Medicare options counseling. The agency provides information on local programs such as the Aging and Disability Resource Center and REFER, a searchable online database with organizations that provide recreational opportunities, clothing, tax preparation assistance and health and dental services. It also has a long-term care ombudsman that monitors conditions and practices in assisted living facilities, educates residents of their rights and advocates on behalf of those who’ve experienced abuse, neglect or exploitation in long-term care facilities.
Veteran Services Program(305) 270-2940The Veteran Services Program promotes access to state and federal benefits for qualifying veterans and their family members. Through this program, veterans get help with identifying and applying for programs such as the Aid and Attendance benefit, pension programs and disability compensation. The program also provides assistance with hospitalization and burial expenses and dependence and indemnity compensation.
Mayor’s Initiative on Aging(305) 375-5648The Mayor’s Initiative on Aging provides older adults with information on programs in the county that meet their needs and provide social and recreational opportunities. Some activities that are open to community participation include health education and disease prevention classes, nutrition education and consultations, interactive fitness activities, health screenings and presentations on senior safety. Several local agencies, including Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and Jackson Health System, host free health fairs and screenings in cooperation with the Initiative on Aging.
SHINE(800) 963-5337SHINE is the statewide senior health insurance program that provides free, objective information and guidance for Medicare-eligible residents. It’s staffed by trained volunteers who can help seniors understand their Medicare benefits and review Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plan options. Volunteers can also help seniors sort and understand their medical bills and address billing errors. Assistance is provided on a one-on-one basis at various sites throughout the county and in virtual and in-person group classes.
Senior Volunteer Programs(786) 469-4851The county provides volunteer opportunities for those aged 55 and over through RSVP. Through this program, Miami-Dade seniors volunteer in nearly 80 local agencies and organizations, including the local airport, senior centers, hospitals and medical centers, VA centers and schools. Volunteers work for at least three hours per week in exchange for benefits such as travel reimbursement, liability insurance and, in some cases, meals.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County-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 Laws and Regulations in Miami-Dade County