The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Palatka, FL for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Palatka, FL

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Vintage Care Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
203 South Moody Road, Palatka, FL 32177
"Vintage Care in Palatka, FL is consistently a wonderful assisted living facility, as witnessed by my family over the last seven years. Each time my wife, our daughter, and myself visit, our (now..." More

Kiva of Palatka

Provides: Assisted Living
201 ZEAGLER DRIVE, Palatka, FL 32177
"We visited Kiva of Palatka for my mother-in-law. We liked it. Everybody there was nice and friendly. It was a clean spot. You could tell that it was a really good place, and people were like,..." More

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Putnam Caregivers

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Roberts Court, Palatka, FL 32177
"My experience with Putnam Caregivers has been great. It's a very relaxed atmosphere. My brother felt very secure and very comfortable there. The rooms are very clean. He has his own room. The..." More

The Arc Of Putnam County Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
2901 Kennedy St, Palatka, FL 32177

The Arc Of Putnam County Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
110 - 112 Husson Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177

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Pomona Park ALF

Provides: Assisted Living
422 Pleasant Street, Pomona Park, FL 32181
"Wonderful place. Clean. Friendly staff." More

Five Oaks Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
611 OLD WELAKA ROAD, Welaka, FL 32193
"My father, Dalton, was a resident here and they went above and beyond to fill his wishes! They give the utmost care and concern for their clients and unlike most places are more geared at filling..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Palatka

    The city of Palatka is located in northeast Florida on the bend of the St. John River. Key events in Palatka highlight its history throughout the year. Festivals featuring azaleas, catfish, crab, and blueberries and the Palatka Mural Tour, showcasing city artwork, draw crowds of all ages. 

    There are eight assisted living facilities in the Palatka area, five within the city limits. The Bureau of Health Facility Regulation manages assisted living facilities throughout the state of Florida, and it has ordained that assisted living communities be run as residential communities that provide supportive services, rather than as medical facilities. So, seniors in the state have residences that feel more like a home than a senior care center, making retirement in Florida inviting for seniors.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Palatka

    • The weather in Palatka is ideal for seniors who like a warmer climate. The area enjoys a July high temperature of 92 degrees Fahrenheit and 223 sunny days a year, along with a winter lowest temperature of 44 degrees Fahrenheit in January.

    • The cost of living in the city of Palatka is below the national average score of 100, coming in 20 points lower with a score of 80.  Most of this savings is in the housing sector, with a remarkable score of 37. Health care is also slightly less expensive than the national average, scoring 93. Groceries and transportation clock in near the average.

    • Crime is a severe problem in the city, with scores well above the U.S. average. Violent crime is nearly three times worse in Palatka than in the U.S. as a whole. Property crime is more than two times worse. Seniors considering moving into Palatka should avoid high crime neighborhoods.

    • The Palatka area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Jacksonville.

    • Social security income is not taxed in the state of Florida, so seniors considering a move to the Palatka area can save while residing in an assisted living facility there.
    • Transportation is managed by Ride Solution in the city of Palatka. There is only one scheduled trip per day. The bus service's website is intermittently down, and the service is poorly rated.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Palatka

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Florida

    $4,275.00 Fleming Island
    $4,226.00 Saint Augustine
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,785.00 Orange Park
    $3,500.00 Middleburg
    $3,265.00 Palm Coast
    $3,062.00 Palatka

    Assisted Living costs in Palatka start around $3,062 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 Palatka 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 Palatka

    Seniors who live in assisted living facilities in semi-private or private rooms have access to funding help through Florida's 1915(b)(c) MLTC program. Residents who live in ALFs can get help paying for the services provided through the Assistive Care Services program.

    Seniors who can't afford the full price of room and board in ALFs can get assistance through the OSS payment in the state of Florida. Seniors can also get help through Family Supplementation for costs beyond the OSS payment.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Florida page.

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    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 Palatka

    Palatka 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 Palatka, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Palatka

    Palatka-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 Palatka

    • Review of Vintage Care Senior Living

      Vintage Care in Palatka, FL is consistently a wonderful assisted living facility, as witnessed by my family over the last seven years. Each time my wife, our daughter, and myself visit, our (now 10... Read more

      Marty E. family
    • Review of Putnam Caregivers

      We were happy with how Putnam Caregivers looked on the inside, it was clean and well-kept. The caregiver there was very helpful with the information and she was able to answer all of our questions.... Read more

    • Review of Vintage Care Senior Living

      My mother has moved in. So far, so good. She's liking it and I'm liking it. It's very bright and cheerful and the people are very nice. We're very happy so far. The staff is fantastic. They've been... Read more

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