6 Assisted Living Facilities near Milton, FL
There are 6 Assisted Living Facilities in the Milton area, with 2 in Milton and 4 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Milton is $3,550 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 29 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Milton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Milton 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pace with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Milton, FL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Milton
Milton is located on the Florida panhandle, and this tiny town along the Gulf of Mexico has fewer than 10,000 inhabitants. Residents at the two assisted living facilities (ALFs) in town have access to small-town ambience when out on day trips. For those desiring more options, there are an additional 21 facilities nearby. Within Florida, these communities, known as residential care facilities (RCFs) are licensed and regulated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is responsible for performing facility inspections to ensure protocol is being followed.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Milton
- The cost of living in Milton is 10.9 percent lower than the national average. This makes it a potentially wise choice for seniors on a budget.
- As Florida has no income tax, seniors looking to save have more money to put towards higher quality care. Social security checks, pension income IRA and 401(k) are not taxed.
- Milton has an array of community resources for seniors, including The Guy Thompson Community Center, an organization that offers fitness classes, health education and games, as well as four senior centers nearby.
- Air quality is fairly good in Santa Rosa County. The American Lung Association gave them a C ranking. Some seniors with a severe respiratory illness may have trouble in this area.
Violent crime in Milton has a score of 23, almost 10 points lower than the national average of 31.1 out of 100 (1 is safest). Property crime, on the other hand, is higher, scoring 49.1 compared to the nation's 38.1 average.
- The climate in Milton is warm and humid with a comfort index of 71 out of 100 (100 is ideal). It receives an annual 67 inches of rain and July highs around 91 degrees. Winters are mild with January lows of 40 degrees and no snow making it easier for seniors to get out and go all year round.
Paying for Assisted Living in Milton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Milton start around $3,550 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 Milton 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 Milton
Qualified senior residents in Florida may be covered by the Statewide Managed Medicaid Care Long Term Care program (which replaced the former HCBS Medicaid waivers). Seniors who are not Medicaid-eligible are in luck as there are an additional six programs to meet these individuals needs.
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 Milton
Milton 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 Milton, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Milton
Milton-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Milton
Review of Forsyth House
Forsyth House had very nice large rooms, larger than most that we have looked at. They also had connecting rooms. They offer meals, traveling to the doctors' office, and meds being given. It's very... Read more
Review of Berryhill Manor
Berryhill Manor had awesome and sweet people. They were very helpful, very well informed, and would always assure that we would hear from them if anything was wrong. The food was good. The staff wa... Read more
Review of Berryhill Manor
We saw Berryhill Manor. The staff member that showed us around was new, and she talked to the residents like they were seven year olds. The rooms were OK, but I was not impressed. The atmosphere lo... Read more