Orange Park, FL, is a small town located about 16 miles south of Jacksonville along the shore of the St. Johns River and Doctors Lake, providing opportunities for scenic walks, fishing, and boating. The town’s population of 8,698 includes approximately 1,983 seniors aged 65 and older, comprising 22.8% of the total population. With a cost of living 7% lower than the national average, highly accessible local health care services and mild winters, Orange Park offers a comfortable place for seniors to retire. 

Assisted living programs in Orange Park help seniors maintain fulfilling lifestyles while easing the burden of meal preparation, cleaning and other daily activities. This type of care is typically ideal for seniors who have impaired mobility or experience difficulty running errands and taking care of home maintenance alone. Estimated costs average $4,660 monthly, based on prices in nearby Jacksonville, which is $500 per month higher than Florida and just slightly higher than the national average of $4,500.

This guide allows readers to learn more about assisted living costs in Orange Park, FL, and programs available to help cover monthly expenses. It also provides links to nonprofit organizations that offer educational resources and community programs.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Orange Park, FL

Palagio Senior Living

1525 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL, 32073

We toured Palagio Senior Living and we were impressed with it, but we weren’t impressed with the price. I’ve met the staff and I’ve seen everything there, they were very informative. They educated me … (read more)
We toured Palagio Senior Living and we were impressed with it, but we weren’t impressed with the price. I’ve met the staff and I’ve seen everything there, they were very informative. They educated me … (read more)

Brookdale Orange Park

1248 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, FL, 32073

Poor communication between staff. Unorganized.
Poor communication between staff. Unorganized.

Acacia Grove Assisted Living Facility

2485 Ridgecrest Ave, Orange Park, FL, 32065


Premier Assisted Living

319 Eldridge Ave., Orange Park, FL, 32073


Spring Gardens Of Orange Park Inc

2550 Sandlewood Cir, Orange Park, FL, 32065


Life Care Center at Wells Crossing

355 Crossing Boulevard, Orange Park, FL, 32073

Life Care Center at Wells Crossing was very attractive and clean. The staff was courteous, and I visited their physical therapy department — which looked normal for what it was. I couldn’t have any c … (read more)
Life Care Center at Wells Crossing was very attractive and clean. The staff was courteous, and I visited their physical therapy department — which looked normal for what it was. I couldn’t have any c … (read more)

Community Hospice

728 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, FL, 32065

The staff was courteous and kind-hearted, and the facility itself was spacious, nicely decorated, and soothing. The sunny interiors and nicely kept courtyard helped to give visitors a sense of peace. … (read more)
The staff was courteous and kind-hearted, and the facility itself was spacious, nicely decorated, and soothing. The sunny interiors and nicely kept courtyard helped to give visitors a sense of peace. … (read more)

Quality Care of Florida

1261 Tumbleweed Drive, Orange Park, FL, 32065

We were apprehensive about moving our Mother to a new facility. We met with the Administrator/Owners and immediately knew it was the right move. They were open, helpful and we felt 100% comfortable … (read more)
We were apprehensive about moving our Mother to a new facility. We met with the Administrator/Owners and immediately knew it was the right move. They were open, helpful and we felt 100% comfortable … (read more)

Life Care Center of Orange Park

2145 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL, 32073

The facilities at Life Care Center are nice. They’re always clean and they don’t smell, which is good. The staff is very effective and knowledgeable. The only issue that I still have is that nobody an … (read more)
The facilities at Life Care Center are nice. They’re always clean and they don’t smell, which is good. The staff is very effective and knowledgeable. The only issue that I still have is that nobody an … (read more)

Home Care Assisted Living Llc

1906 Belhaven Dr, Orange Park, FL, 32065


Wyndham Lakes

10660 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32257

Wyndham Lakes was very friendly. You could tell they had good spirits. The facility was clean and felt homey. We saw residents playing with the activities coordinator while some were doing physical th … (read more)
Wyndham Lakes was very friendly. You could tell they had good spirits. The facility was clean and felt homey. We saw residents playing with the activities coordinator while some were doing physical th … (read more)

2014, 2015

Brookdale Southside

9601 Southbrook Dr., Jacksonville, FL, 32256

Brookdale Southside has a bright and cheerful attitude. It seems to have everything that one would need. The apartments are roomy, very nice, and very bright. It has a good atmosphere. The place is ve … (read more)
Brookdale Southside has a bright and cheerful attitude. It seems to have everything that one would need. The apartments are roomy, very nice, and very bright. It has a good atmosphere. The place is ve … (read more)

Sunrise of Jacksonville

4870 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32256

I liked Sunrise of Jacksonville. I liked the openness of it. The place was very clean and it didn’t smell like a nursing home or a hospital. It was very pleasant and everything was tiptop, as far as I … (read more)
I liked Sunrise of Jacksonville. I liked the openness of it. The place was very clean and it didn’t smell like a nursing home or a hospital. It was very pleasant and everything was tiptop, as far as I … (read more)

2015

The Windsor at Ortega

5939 Roosevelt Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32205

The Windsor at Ortega was excellent. It was like a room in a hotel. The place was sparkling and I think it’s brand new. They took us on a tour for both assisted living and memory care. They were very … (read more)
The Windsor at Ortega was excellent. It was like a room in a hotel. The place was sparkling and I think it’s brand new. They took us on a tour for both assisted living and memory care. They were very … (read more)

Sodalis Jacksonville

7620 Timberlin Park, Jacksonville, FL, 32256

The tour at Sodalis Jacksonville was alright, but the residents weren’t as friendly. The place was 30 years old, and they said that they were going to be replacing the carpet and other things, but it … (read more)
The tour at Sodalis Jacksonville was alright, but the residents weren’t as friendly. The place was 30 years old, and they said that they were going to be replacing the carpet and other things, but it … (read more)

Brookdale Avondale

4455 Merrimac Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32210

Brookdale Avondale was a little too small for my mom. The other residents were quite a bit older than my mother, so we ended up not choosing this one, but it was a very nice facility. The staff was am … (read more)
Brookdale Avondale was a little too small for my mom. The other residents were quite a bit older than my mother, so we ended up not choosing this one, but it was a very nice facility. The staff was am … (read more)

Brookdale Mandarin

10790 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32086

I went to Brookdale Mandarin. It was my second choice, and I think they’re very capable. I have nothing bad to say about them. It’s a very nice place. It has a friendly atmosphere. I’ve seen their caf … (read more)
I went to Brookdale Mandarin. It was my second choice, and I think they’re very capable. I have nothing bad to say about them. It’s a very nice place. It has a friendly atmosphere. I’ve seen their caf … (read more)

Starling of San Jose

9075 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32257

Starling of San Jose was nice. They showed us two separate apartments, a one-bedroom and a studio deluxe. It was darker, interior-wise. It didn’t seem as bright and cheery, but it was clean and everyb … (read more)
Starling of San Jose was nice. They showed us two separate apartments, a one-bedroom and a studio deluxe. It was darker, interior-wise. It didn’t seem as bright and cheery, but it was clean and everyb … (read more)

Canterfield of Clay County

1611 Winners Circle, Middleburg, FL, 32068

My mother will be moving into Canterfield of Clay County. It is very up-to-date and clean. They are very attentive to the patients and their recipients. The food looked fantastic. The overall atmosphe … (read more)
My mother will be moving into Canterfield of Clay County. It is very up-to-date and clean. They are very attentive to the patients and their recipients. The food looked fantastic. The overall atmosphe … (read more)

Better Days Senior Living

2317 Gilmore St., Jacksonville, FL, 32204

We have a client in this facility – and they take great care of him! It is always clean, and the communication between the staff and myself has always been great!
We have a client in this facility – and they take great care of him! It is always clean, and the communication between the staff and myself has always been great!

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Orange Park

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Florida. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Orange Park

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is responsible for licensing and overseeing assisted living residences and other senior care facilities throughout Orange Park and the rest of the state. The agency provides links to health care policies and a searchable database of aged care facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Orange Park

  • When comparing the cost of living of Orange Park on a 100-point scale, the town rates at 97.6, which is both lower than the national average of 100 and the state average of 103.1. Transportation costs, in particular, are much cheaper, while groceries are slightly more affordable.
  • Local health care facilities are available in the town, with additional amenities accessible in Jacksonville just north. Seniors can take advantage of the short driving distance to the HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital and Naval Hospital Jacksonville.
  • The climate in Orange Park is somewhat rainy, but the region typically sees no snow. On average, 224 days of the year are sunny, and the town has a higher-than-average weather comfort score compared to the rest of the state of Florida. Winters are quite mild and tolerable for most seniors who don’t like the cold.
  • Orange County is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. This membership means the region’s leadership is committed to considering the perspectives of diverse age populations and groups when planning local amenities, health care services and town improvements.
  • Violent crime rates are only slightly higher than the state and national averages, with a rating of 27.1 on a 100-point scale, compared to 22.7 nationally. Property crime rates in Orange Park are 32.8, which is lower than the U.S. average of 35.4.
  • Throughout the year, air quality in the Jacksonville region typically rates in the good or moderate AQI categories measured by the EPA. The air quality doesn’t generally measure as unhealthy for either average or sensitive individuals, so seniors with lung conditions such as asthma may find Orange Park a comfortable place to live.
  • Florida has no state income tax. It has a slightly lower sales tax rate of 7% compared to the national average of 7.3%, which may help improve affordability.

Paying for Assisted Living in Orange Park

Care costs vary depending on the amenities and services provided at individual assisted living communities, but the average price across Orange Park is $4,660 monthly.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Monthly costs of assisted living in Orange Park are estimated based on expenses in Jacksonville. At $4,660 per month, these costs are more expensive than the Florida average of $4,000 by 16.5% but similar to the national average of $4,500. Nearby cities, such as Ocala and Deltona, cost slightly less than the state average, while seniors can save up to $1,300 by considering the Tampa area further south.

$4660

Orange Park

$4000

Florida

$4500

United States

$3850

Ocala

$3975

Deltona

$3350

Tampa

$5300

Naples

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors pay approximately $4,660 for assisted living in Orange Park, FL. Costs associated with in-home care measure comparably at about $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,767 per month for a home health aide. As adult day health care averages $1,625, it may offer an inexpensive option for family caregivers to take time off during weekends, work and unexpected emergencies. Nursing home costs are much higher, at $8,213 for a semiprivate room. However, nursing care in Orange Park is still slightly cheaper than the state average.

$4481

In-Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1625

Adult Day Health Care

$4660

Assisted Living Facility

$8213

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for Orange Park was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Jacksonville, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Orange Park

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Florida

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 Orange Park

Nonprofit and private organizations in Orange Park and Jacksonville can help make it easier for seniors to transition into the appropriate level of care for their needs. The following table includes local resources that can help seniors budget their finances, engage with the local community and access legal aid.

Resource

Contact

Description

(850) 414-2000

The Department of Elder Affairs provides resources and services for seniors considering a transition to at-home care or assisted living. Seniors can access community programs, such as food assistance, and the organization has a helpline for general advice and emergencies.

(904) 391-6600

Elder Source operates throughout Florida, connecting seniors with agencies and services to assist with elder abuse and legal matters. It provides guides for family caregivers and can offer counseling on long-term care options for seniors before they move into assisted living.

(850) 414-2323

Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman helps seniors resolve disputes with assisted living communities, nursing homes and other care providers. The service acts as an independent agency to help mediate complaints and monitor whether aged care facilities follow regulations and local laws.

(850) 222-8877 

The Florida Council on Aging is a senior advocacy group that provides virtual education resources for caregivers and seniors. The organization serves to help raise awareness of the needs of the elderly community to local and state leadership.

(904) 255-5400

Jacksonville's Community and Senior Center Services Program offers social and recreational activities for active seniors over 60, as well as counseling, nutritious meals and health support. The program is accessible through various senior centers located throughout the region.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Orange Park

Orange Park Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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 Florida