7 Assisted Living Facilities near Palatka, FL
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There are 7 Assisted Living Facilities in the Palatka area, with 5 in Palatka and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Palatka is $2,875 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Green Cove Springs with an average starting cost of $2,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Palatka. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Palatka 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Fleming Island with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Palatka, FL
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
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Assisted Living costs in Palatka start around $2,875 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.
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
My experience touring Vintage Care Senior Living was fine, the staff took care of everything that they should. The staff was very helpful, they showed me around and answered all my questions, and t... Read more
Review of Putnam Caregivers
Putnam Caregivers is a private home and is considered assisted living. It's 24-hours, and just has 6 residents max, and this is where my mother has moved in. It's a very nice place for this area an... Read more
Review of Putnam Caregivers
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 dinin... Read more