8 Assisted Living Facilities near North Port, FL
There are 8 Assisted Living Facilities in the North Port area, with 2 in North Port and 6 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in North Port is $5,558 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Englewood with an average starting cost of $2,563.
To help you with your search, browse the 142 reviews below for assisted living facilities in North Port. On average, consumers rate assisted living in North Port 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Nokomis with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in North Port find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in North Port, call (855) 863-8283.
2 Assisted Living Facilities in North Port, FL
6 Assisted Living Facilities near North Port, FL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in North Port
North Port, in Sarasota County, Florida, is located between Tampa and Fort Meyers and is the perfect destination for those who enjoy nature. The 8,000-acre Myakka State Forest, Warm Mineral Springs and more than 26 parks are within North Port's city limits. Seniors — over 23 percent of the population — can choose between two assisted living facilities in North Port city or from 11 others in nearby Englewood, Port Charlotte and Venice.
Florida licenses several types of assisted living communities, with oversight from the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation. Standard homes, like all facilities, provide meals and help with daily activities such as personal hygiene, mobility and bathroom assistance. They're ideal for seniors who want a residential setting and the minor support they need to remain independent.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in North Port
- The American Lung Association grades Sarasota County, home of North Port, as an A for particle pollution and B for high-ozone days. Seniors with respiratory conditions should be comfortable with the city's air quality.
- Florida does not have a state income tax, which means no taxes on retirement income such as pensions, 401(k)s and SSI benefits. There is, however, a 7 percent sales tax on purchases.
- The cost of living in North Port is just a bit below the national average, but health care costs are 10 percent more expensive.
- North Port receives 45 percent more rainfall than the average U.S. city, often in the form of thunderstorms. Summers are hot and humid with highs in the low 90s, and winters are short and mild with lows in the 50s.
- Sarasota County is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning its elected leadership "has made the commitment to work toward actively making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages," according to AARP.
- North Port is a relatively safe city compared to both state and national averages. There are 1.38 violent crimes per 1,000 residents per year, which is less than half the Florida and U.S. averages.
Paying for Assisted Living in North Port
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in North Port start around $0 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 North Port 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 North Port
Florida provides optional state supplementation to seniors receiving SSI payments. The state also has two programs, Assistive Care Services and Medicaid Long-Term Care, that help low-income seniors with the cost of services at assisted living facilities. Florida allows families to contribute to room-and-board expenses without jeopardizing Medicaid eligibility.
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 North Port
North Port 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 North Port, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in North Port
North Port-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.
Other Options in North Port, FL
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in North Port
Review of The Springs at South Biscayne
I liked The Springs at South Biscayne. It was wide open and bright with windows, and the staff was good. The person who took me on the tour was excellent. I didn't like the point system, plus it wa... Read more
Review of The Springs at South Biscayne
The Springs at South Biscayne was very nice and beautiful. The food was good too and I really liked the place. It's a new facility so everything is new. The apartments are really pretty, new, and u... Read more
Review of Gardens of North Port
The Gardens of North Port was very nice. I was there for breakfast. They kept them busy in the game room where they had all sorts of games and a TV room and a computer room in the same area. The fo... Read more