93 Assisted Living Facilities near Orlando, FL
To help seniors in Orlando find the assisted living community that’s right for their family, we’ve researched and compiled in-depth information about the cost of care, how to pay for care, and important local laws and regulations involving senior care and assisted living.
With an average cost of $3,006 in Orlando, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 248 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 53 facilities in Orlando.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Orlando, FL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Orlando
Orlando, located in east-central Florida, about 25 miles from the Atlantic Coast, is home to two free art galleries, making the area ideal for seniors with artistic taste. Of the 238,300 Orlando residents, more than 22,000 are seniors aged 65 and older, some of whom may be in need of assisted living accommodations. Orlando has 53 assisted living facilities to house and care for these seniors with another 36 located in the in nearby communities.
In Orlando and throughout Florida, assisted living facilities (ALFs) are licensed and regulated by The Agency for Health Care Administration's Assisted Living Unit.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Orlando
- Florida does not tax social security income, retirement savings account income, or pensions. Seniors in Orlando who depend on these types of income may find that they have more money to put toward their healthcare expenses.
- Orlando's warm climate has highs of 92 degrees and 233 sunny days each year, almost 30 more than the national average of 205 making it easy for seniors to spend their days outdoors.
- Orlando has poor air quality. On a scale where 100 represents areas with the best air quality, Orlando ranks 39, almost 20 points lower than the national average of 58 indicating that the area might not be ideal for seniors with respiratory issues.
- LYNX operates a public bus system throughout the Orlando area. Seniors age 65 and older can apply for an AdvantAge ID, which allows them to ride the bus for a discounted rate.
- The cost of living in Orlando is 112.4, slightly higher than the U.S. average of 100. Seniors may want to take the higher cost of living into consideration when preparing their facility budgets.
- Orlando has crime rates of 44.1 for violent crime and 81 for violent crime, both significantly higher than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Seniors may want to consider asking facility staff about security protocols in place to protect them from crime.
Paying for Assisted Living in Orlando
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Orlando start around $2,968 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 Orlando 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 Orlando
Orlando seniors who need help paying for the cost of assisted living can apply for the Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program or the Optional State Supplementation program through the Orange County Department of Children and Families office. Both programs help pay costs associated with residing in an assisted living facility.
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 Orlando
Orlando 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 Orlando, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Orlando
Orlando-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Orlando
Review of The Bridge at Orlando
My mother was at The Bridge at Orlando. We had a really great experience. The administration and the staff were very accommodating and responsive to questions or requests. My mom was very happy the... Read more
Review of Brookdale Dr. Phillips
I wanted to choose Brookdale Dr. Phillips for my dad but he said no. I like what I saw when I toured the facility. The staff kept in contact with me and kept me apprised of everything. I like the r... Read more
Review of Excellence Senior Living - Orlando
Excellence Senior Living - Orlando looked like a Marriott Hotel. It was very nice, very clean, and there was no odor. It looked like a very well kept place. I had to wear a gown and a mask and ever... Read more