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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Port Richey, FL for 2024

The suburban community of Port Richey sits in the Tampa metropolitan region in Pasco County. This community has 3 assisted living facilities for seniors to choose from, and there are 48 more facilities in nearby communities. On average, seniors in Port Richey pay $3,350 per month for this level of care, which is considerably lower than Florida’s average of $4,000 and the national rate of $4,500.

Our directory includes 1424 reviews reviews of assisted living facilities throughout the Port Richey region and indicates an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars stars.

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Assisted Living Facilities in Port Richey, Florida

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Port Richey

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses and regulates all assisted living communities in Port Richey. This department oversees background checks for prospective employees and sets minimum standards for training, and it enforces rules for housing, service planning and intake and discharge criteria. The department also has an up-to-date list of all licensed facilities in Port Richey.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Port Richey

  • Port Richey seniors obtain medical care from Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in North Port Richey and HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson. These hospitals provide a broad scope of services and amenities, including trauma and stroke centers, cardiology and rehabilitative services, along with community initiatives, such as educational classes and support groups.
  • Compared to 67 surveyed counties in Florida, Pasco County sits in the 50-75th percentile for health outcomes and factors and ranks 33rd overall for general health. Its rate of premature death, or deaths in those under age 75, is high at 9,200 versus the national norm of 7,300, and the rate of preventable hospital stays comes in at 3,424 stays per 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries versus 2,809 nationally. Fortunately, assisted living facilities often coordinate outpatient care services and have on-call physicians who provide regular oversight, enhancing residents’ access to medical support.
  • Port Richey scores 56 points on the AARP Livability Index, primarily for its strong performance in the Housing, Environment and Opportunity metrics. The area supports seniors’ health and comfort with clean air and water, and about 73% of local patients report satisfaction with their medical care compared to the national norm of 69%.
  • Florida doesn’t have a state income tax, so residents retain a higher portion of their income compared to those in surrounding states. Additionally, the state doesn’t have an inheritance or estate tax, promoting financial stability for seniors and their families.
  • Port Richey’s crime rate is higher than 97% of U.S. communities and 98% of Florida communities, and it significantly exceeds what’s normal in cities with similar population sizes. While its violent crime rate is above average at 2.68 per 1,000 residents, most criminal activity is property-related, occurring at a rate of 44.95. Fortunately, assisted living residents benefit from features such as security gates and alarm systems, helping them enjoy peace of mind.
  • Port Richey’s cost of living is about 1% over the national norm. However, seniors typically pay 19% less for housing and 20% less for health care here than in the U.S. as a whole, making this city financially viable for many.

Paying for Assisted Living in Port Richey

Assisted living communities in Port Richey charge an average rate of $3,350 per month for care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Port Richey pay $3,350 monthly for assisted living services. By comparison, the statewide average is hundreds of dollars higher at $4,000, and nationally, fees are notably above the local norm at $4,500. Similarly, local care costs come in among the lowest in the region, with seniors paying higher rates of $3,850 in Ocala and $4,145 in North Port. Additionally, rates in Homosassa Springs exceed Port Richey’s average at $4,250, and in The Villages, rates are even higher at $5,208.

Port Richey

$3,350

Florida

$4,000

US

$4,500

The Villages

$5,208

Ocala

$3,850

Homosassa Springs

$4,250

North Port

$4,145

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is among the most economical long-term care solutions in Port Richey, with seniors paying $3,350 per month for housing and care. Although adult day health care facilities offer a similar scope of services, including meals, personal care and recreation, these facilities don’t provide housing, resulting in higher monthly expenses for most seniors. Residential care costs hundreds of dollars less than private in-home care, which includes personal care, meal preparation and basic housekeeping for $4,767, and home health care, which offers skilled nursing for $4,862 per month. Similarly, nursing home care, which features 24-hour medical supervision and support, is costlier at $8,927.

In-Home Care

$4,767

Home Health Care

$4,862

Adult Day Health Care

$2,123

Assisted Living Facility

$3,350

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,927

Note: Data for Port Richey was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tampa, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Port Richey

Seniors in assisted living facilities in Port Richey can find financial assistance through the Medicaid Long-Term Care Program or the Assistive Care Services waiver.  People receiving Social Security income may also be eligible for the Optional State Supplement.

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 Port Richey

Port Richey 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 Port Richey, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Port Richey

Port Richey Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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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Rose

I visited this facility

Review of Best Care Senior Living at Port Richey

I went on a tour of Best Care Senior Living at Port Richey. The people were very, very nice, very accommodating, and very pleasant. But the rooms were so small and not very well taken care of...

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Assisted Living

Jorge

I visited this facility

Review of Best Care Senior Living at Port Richey

Best Care Senior Living at Port Richey was not a bad facility. From what we saw, the rooms were nice. They had plenty of space. They had a kitchen on-site. We got information that said...

Provider response

Thank you Jorge, for your pleasant review of our community. We do hope that you have found a community to take your loved one in and provide the care and services that he requires. We are...

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Assisted Living

Christine

I visited this facility

Review of Best Care Senior Living at Port Richey

The Cottages of Port Richey was a very nice place. There's not a lot in each cottage; it's like a cottage of maybe five residents. They're all like little houses and they all have their own rooms...

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