18 Assisted Living Facilities in Palm Coast, FL
The average cost of assisted living in Palm Coast is $3,075 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,420. Cheaper nearby regions include Ormond Beach with an average starting cost of $2,464.
To help you with your search, browse the 48 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Palm Coast. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Palm Coast 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Palatka with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Palm Coast find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Palm Coast, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Palm Coast
Palm Coast is located in Flagler County on the east coast of Florida, north of Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach. Seniors in this community have 23 aassisted living facilities (ALFs) in the Palm Coast area to choose from, with 18 directly within the city limits and five nearby. ALFs in Palm Coast, as in all of Florida, are regulated by the Department of Elder Affairs and fall in four distinct categories: standard, which includes housing, meals and personal care; limited nursing services, which includes 24-hour nurse supervision; extended congregate care, which allows residents to age in place in a residential environment despite mental or physical limitations; and limited mental health care, which includes care for those suffering from mental disorders . The Bureau of Health Facility Regulation oversees facility licensing of all ALFs in Florida.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Palm Coast
- With lows hardly dropping below 45 degrees, Palm Coast averages between 70 and 90 degrees throughout the year. Because Palm Coast never gets snow, this area is an excellent option for seniors looking to escape harsh winters.
- Air quality in Palm Coast is better than the national average of 58, with a ranking of 68 based on measures of hazardous air pollutants. This can be an important factor in determining ALF location.
- Palm Coast offers activities specifically designed to meet the needs of senior citizens at the recently opened Senior Social Corner. With events happening Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, the Senior Social Corner provides seniors with an opportunity to meet new people.
- The cost of living in Palm Coast is approximately 2 percent below the national average and 3 percent below the Florida average, making it a cheaper choice for seniors.
Crime rates are higher in Palm Coast than the national average, with violent crime ranked at 43 (national rate of 31.1) and property crime ranked at 45 (national rate of 38.1), potentially making this area slightly more dangerous for seniors to reside in.
- The Palm Coast area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Florida Hospital Flagler Park, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Palm Coast
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Assisted Living costs in Palm Coast start around $3,081 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 Palm Coast 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 Palm Coast
Eligible seniors can receive financial assistance from the Florida Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMC LTC). Additionally, the state of Florida pays for services in ALFs with a standard or specialty license under a statewide 1915(b)(c) MLTC program. Waiver participants must be offered a private room, private apartment or unit that is shared only by consent.
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 Palm Coast
Palm Coast 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 Palm Coast, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Palm Coast
Palm Coast-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 Palm Coast
Review of Pampered Parents ALF, Inc.
The lady who ran Pampered Parents lives in the place even though she didn't have to. She was absolutely fabulous and even won the assisted living last year for Palm Coast. It was an absolutely beau... Read more
Review of Sabal Palms Assisted Living & Memory Care
My aunt likes Sabal Palms. It was really nice. It looked new and fresh. People were friendly and the staff who helped us with the tour was very helpful. She showed us around, we saw some group doin... Read more
Review of The Windsor of Palm Coast
The Windsor of Palm Coast was beautiful, but it's very expensive. I liked the people. They all decorated their doors and it was very homey. It was quite impressive and very clean. They just redid t... Read more