6 Assisted Living Facilities near Niceville, FL
There are 6 Assisted Living Facilities in the Niceville area, with 4 in Niceville and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Niceville is $4,422 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 49 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Niceville. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Niceville 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Shalimar with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Niceville, FL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Niceville
One of the best places to retire in Okaloosa County, Florida in 2018, Niceville is a small town along the Boggy Bayou that offers plenty of green space for seniors to explore. A little over 15 percent of the city’s 15,249 population is over the age of 65. To accommodate that population, there are eight assisted living facilities within the area and four within the city limits. These facilities are governed by the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation, and they operate under a standard license providing routine personal care or a specialty license for those who require limited nursing care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Niceville
- Seniors who prefer warm temperatures may enjoy Niceville’s lack of snow and mild winters. Summer highs are around 89 degrees, and winters are short with lows near 40.
- Higher than the national average of 100 and the Florida state average of 111, the cost of living in Niceville is 117.8. Seniors on a budget may find it difficult to manage money within the city limits.
- Crime is ranked on a scale from 1 (low) to 100 (high). In Niceville, property crime is ranked 26.7, which is lower than the national average of 38.1. Violent crime is ranked 10.9, which is also lower than the national average of 31.1. Seniors who live in Niceville can feel safe when shopping or sightseeing on their own.
- The Niceville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Twin Cities Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Find-A-Ride Florida matches seniors in Niceville with transportation to and from various errands and medical appointments. The service is available to seniors 60 and older at discount prices or for free.
- Niceville has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, an organization that seeks to improve the quality of life of seniors in the area, as well as one senior center.
Paying for Assisted Living in Niceville
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Niceville start around $4,422 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 Niceville 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 Niceville
Seniors may be eligible for financial assistance to pay for an assisted living facility in Niceville and the state of Florida through the statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program for facilities that operate under a standard license. An additional waiver, called the Assistive Care Services waiver, is available for seniors who live in a specialty-licensed facility. Eligibility for both programs is determined by the Department of Children and Family Services.
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 Niceville
Niceville 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 Niceville, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Niceville
Niceville-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 Niceville, FL
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Niceville
Review of Bee Hive Homes of Niceville
We saw Bee Hive Homes of Niceville. I didn't really spend enough time with them, but the people were very nice. What I saw, as far as the food and everything like that, was very good. I just don't ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Bluewater Bay
My mom is at Brookdale Bluewater Bay. It's a home-like environment with lots of interactions with people her own age. She thinks that the food from the other facility is better than the food in Bro... Read more
Review of Brookdale Bluewater Bay
I toured the Brookdale Bluewater Bay. It was OK. The rooms were standard for assisted living places. The staff was very friendly, answered all the questions, and gave me a packet of information. Th... Read more