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Paying for Assisted Living in Palm Beach County

According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in the United States typically pay $4,300 per month for assisted living services. However, fees vary considerably across the nation due to factors, such as state licensing requirements and local living costs. In Florida, care costs tend to be lower, with rates coming in at $3,700 per month. In Palm Beach County, which shares the Miami area’s assisted living cost data, average monthly rates are even lower at $3,500.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Palm Beach County is among the more economical options for seniors seeking assisted living in Florida at $3,500 monthly. Only a couple of cities have lower monthly rates, including the Tampa area, where seniors pay $3,225, and the Sebring area, where care costs are the lowest in the state at $2,895. In Jacksonville, assisted living fees exceed the state median but are lower than the overall national rate at $4,150. Care costs in Port St. Lucie are a little higher at $4,399, and in the Naples area, assisted living facilities charge $4,550 per month. The Villages, which is a planned 55+ community, is among the more expensive cities in the state for this level of care, with fees averaging $4,950 per month. The most expensive city for assisted living in Florida is Tallahassee, where seniors pay approximately $5,506 monthly.  

Florida

$3,700

The United States

$4,300

Naples Area

$4,550

Port St. Lucie

$4,399

Sebring Area

$2,895

Jacksonville

$4,150

Tallahassee

$5,506

The Villages

$4,950

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Palm Beach County

In 2014, the state of Florida replaced all their HCBS waiver programs with the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMC-LTC), which helps eligible seniors pay for assisted living costs. Florida also has the Optional State Supplement (OSS), a non-Medicaid program available for qualified seniors.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Palm Beach County

ResourceContactService
Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast(561) 684-5885The local Area Agency on Aging provides seniors in Palm Beach County with a wide array of free and low-cost services and resources. Through this agency, older adults access services, such as nutritional counseling, nonemergency medical transportation, congregate meals and financial assessment and maintenance, as well as specialized medical equipment and supplies. The agency also provides case management services to help older adults obtain the community services they need.
Palm Beach Vet Center(561) 422-1201The Palm Beach Vet Center is centrally located in Greenacres and provides a range of free services to veterans and their spouses or survivors. At this location, trained officers can screen veterans for eligibility for benefits that may help cover assisted living services, including the VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefit. The center can also help veterans gather the necessary paperwork, upgrade their discharge status, fill out paperwork and appeal denied claims. It’s open Monday through Saturday with morning and afternoon hours, and appointments outside of normal operating hours may be available upon request.
Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders(800) 963-5337The state’s SHINE program provides seniors with free, unbiased health insurance options counseling, which may help them identify their best options for covering assisted living expenses. This program is primarily staffed with volunteers who are trained to answer insurance-related questions and help seniors compare available Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans and Medicaid waivers. Volunteers can also help visitors sort and understand their medical bills, recognize and resolve billing errors and dispute denied healthcare claims.
Palm Beach County Senior Centers(561) 355-4750Palm Beach County is home to three senior centers, providing older adults with a variety of social and recreational options. At these centers, members participate in fitness and wellness programs, including age-friendly exercise classes and health education workshops. These centers host activities, such as arts and crafts, discussion groups, games, movie afternoons and holiday events. There are on-site libraries, as well as visits from the county’s mobile library, ensuring fresh reading material on a regular basis. No membership fee is required.
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County(561) 655-8944Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit law agency that provides free civil legal services to qualifying residents in the county. Through this agency, seniors obtain assistance with accessing public benefits, including those that may help them pay for assisted living, such as Medicaid, SSI and Social Security and Managed Care and Long-Term Care. The office also provides public guardianship services and can make legal, financial and medical decisions on behalf of seniors who don’t have friends or family to fill the role and can’t afford a private guardian.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florida

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Michele

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Luxe Senior Living at Jupiter

Would definitely not recommend. Patients push the call button and it goes unanswered for 30+ minutes - or just dismissed. Do not expect your loved one to be checked on during the evening, staff is...

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Maura

I visited this facility

Review of Advent Square

I went to Advent Square for my mother. It's very quaint. They have 16 rooms, and they only take that many patients. The staff is amazing and very, very caring. I have a couple of friends whose...

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Denise

I visited this facility

Review of Symphony at Delray Beach

I went to Symphony at Delray Beach for a tour. It's very homey, and they have a nice staff. The layout was nice, and they have nice-sized rooms. The food was on the bland side though. For...

Provider response

Thank you Denise for your five-star review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour and found our community welcoming. We appreciate your feedback on the food and will work on enhancing its flavor. Thank...

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