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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ponte Vedra Beach

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses and regulates Florida’s health facilities. The AHCA’s Division of Health Quality Assurance licenses/certifies and regulates assisted living facilities. Its Bureau of Field Operations completes on-site surveys to ensure facilities are complying with state licensure requirements. The Jacksonville Field Office is responsible for assisted living facilities in St. Johns County.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ponte Vedra Beach

  • Florida is an extremely tax-friendly state, especially toward retirees. There isn’t any state income tax in Florida, so retirement income and Social Security benefits aren’t taxed.
  • The average combined statewide sales tax rate is 7.01%, which is about average and ranks Florida 23rd in the nation. However, St. Johns County only charges 0.5% for local sales taxes, so the combined total in Ponte Vedra Beach is just 6.5%. Groceries and prescription drugs are exempt from these taxes, which saves money on two top expenses for seniors.
  • Lower taxes help counter the higher-than-average cost of living in St. Johns County, which is about 11% higher than the national average. However, health care and transportation costs are both about 4% lower than the national average. Groceries are 3% higher than the national median, but the difference is offset since they’re not taxed.
  • On a scale of one to 100 with one being the best, the national average for violent crime is 22.7. Florida is higher than the national average at 23.4, but violent crime in St. Johns County is lower at 20.4. However, the property crime rates are a bit higher; the national average is 35.4, while St. Johns County has an average property crime rate of 40.3.
  • Ponte Vedra Beach doesn’t have a local hospital, but it’s just seven miles from the Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, which is regionally ranked #1 in Florida and Jacksonville. This general medical surgical facility is nationally ranked in seven adult specialties, including cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology. It’s also rated high performing in one adult specialty and 16 procedures or conditions.

Paying for Assisted Living in Ponte Vedra Beach

According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Ponte Vedra Beach is $4,150 per month. While this is $150 lower than the national median, it’s $450 higher than the statewide average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Of the nearest surrounding cities, Ponte Vedra Beach’s average cost of assisted living is lower than some but higher than others. Seniors in Ocala pay $150 less for this level of care, while fees in Deltona are $100 per month cheaper. However, costs in Ponte Vedra Beach are $421 per month lower than the Gainesville average and $1,356 lower than Tallahassee’s monthly average.

Ponte Vedra Beach

$4,150

Florida

$3,700

The United States

$4,300

Ocala

$4,000

Deltona

$4,050

Gainesville

$4,571

Tallahassee

$5,506

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In addition to comparing assisted living costs, seniors may also opt to compare other types of senior care to see which one best matches their personal and financial needs. The lowest cost option is adult day health care, which has an average monthly cost of $1,408. Receiving care at home is higher in cost but convenient for those who want to age in place. Homemaker services cost an average of $4,385 per month, and home health aides cost $4,433. Nursing home care is the most comprehensive and costly at an average of $8,638 per month for semiprivate accommodations and $9,885 for private rooms.

Homemaker Services

$4,385

Home Health Aide

$4,433

Adult Day Health Care

$1,408

Assisted Living Facility

$4,150

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,638

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$9,885

Note: Data for Ponte Vedra Beach was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Jacksonville, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Ponte Vedra Beach

Residents of assisted living facilities in Ponte Vedra Beach may be eligible for financial assistance through the Medicaid Long Term Care Program and the Assistive Care Services waiver. Additional funding may also be available for the Optional State Supplement for seniors who receive Social Security income.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Ponte Vedra Beach

Seniors looking for information or supportive services that can help them remain active, mobile and social will find numerous free resources in Ponte Vedra Beach and throughout St. Johns County. Government entities and nonprofits provide a wealth of services for older adults in assisted living and other types of senior care.

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Council on Aging St. Johns County

(904) 209-3700

COA St. Johns County offers an array of no-cost services to promote seniors’ independence, including volunteer-based outreach programs, classes and nutrition. Its Coastal Home Care program also provides comprehensive services to promote independence, regardless of whether a senior lives at home, in a retirement community or at a long-term care facility.

THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center

(904) 280-3233

The Players CSC in Ponte Vedra provides numerous activities, classes and programs for seniors looking for fun and opportunities for socialization. The Center offers exercise programs, computer classes, crafts, informative speaker programs, dancing and dining with friends, among others. Seniors can also fill out a transportation request form if they need help getting to the center.

ElderSource

(888) 242-4464 or (904) 391-6600

ElderSource is the Area Agency on Aging and the Aging and Disability Resource Center for Northeast Florida, which includes St. Johns County and Ponte Vedra Beach. It offers free, personalized services to help keep older adults and those with disabilities safe and more independent. Programs and services include elder abuse prevention, senior resources, support groups, long-term care information, the elder helpline, Caring Connection, volunteer opportunities and events and outreach.

Florida Ombudsman Program

(850) 414-2323 or (904) 391-3942

The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program strives to improve the quality of life for all long-term care residents throughout the state. The ombudsman advocates for and promotes the health and safety of LTC residents while protecting their welfare and rights. The First Coast District Office in Jacksonville provides ombudsman services to assisted living residents in St. Johns County, including Ponte Vedra Beach, and addresses any complaints they might have.

ResourceContactService
Council on Aging St. Johns County(904) 209-3700

COA St. Johns County offers an array of no-cost services to promote seniors’ independence, including volunteer-based outreach programs, classes and nutrition. Its Coastal Home Care program also provides comprehensive services to promote independence, regardless of whether a senior lives at home, in a retirement community or at a long-term care facility.


THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center(904) 280-3233

The Players CSC in Ponte Vedra provides numerous activities, classes and programs for seniors looking for fun and opportunities for socialization. The Center offers exercise programs, computer classes, crafts, informative speaker programs, dancing and dining with friends, among others. Seniors can also fill out a transportation request form if they need help getting to the center.


ElderSource(888) 242-4464 or (904) 391-6600

ElderSource is the Area Agency on Aging and the Aging and Disability Resource Center for Northeast Florida, which includes St. Johns County and Ponte Vedra Beach. It offers free, personalized services to help keep older adults and those with disabilities safe and more independent. Programs and services include elder abuse prevention, senior resources, support groups, long-term care information, the elder helpline, Caring Connection, volunteer opportunities and events and outreach.


Florida Ombudsman Program(850) 414-2323 or (904) 391-3942

The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program strives to improve the quality of life for all long-term care residents throughout the state. The ombudsman advocates for and promotes the health and safety of LTC residents while protecting their welfare and rights. The First Coast District Office in Jacksonville provides ombudsman services to assisted living residents in St. Johns County, including Ponte Vedra Beach, and addresses any complaints they might have.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra Beach-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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