Located along Florida’s picturesque Treasure Coast, Port Saint Lucie is home to nearly 205,000 people. Considered one of the best places to retire in all of the United States, the city has gained popularity with seniors for its warm year-round climate, low crime rates, affordable living costs and abundance of recreation. In fact, adults aged 65 and older account for 20.5% of this population.

To serve the needs of this demographic, the city offers a variety of long-term care options, including assisted living care. Assisted living facilities provide a safe, welcoming environment where residents receive assistance with day-to-day tasks and personalized care services, often accompanied by daily meals, social activities and wellness programming. In Port Saint Lucie, these communities typically cost $3,763 per month, making it an affordable option compared to both the statewide and national averages.

The following guide offers an overview of assisted living in Port Saint Lucie, including a breakdown of care costs, how seniors can access financial assistance and what local resources are available to support seniors’ needs as they age. It also features a list of some benefits and drawbacks seniors can expect when choosing to retire to Port Saint Lucie.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Port Saint Lucie, FL

2015, 2016

The Brennity at Tradition

10685 SW Stony Creek Way, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34987

I went to The Brennity at Tradition. I looked at assisted living because I found out that independent living is similar to what my mother is doing now. It was like a high-end place; it was like a more … (read more)
I went to The Brennity at Tradition. I looked at assisted living because I found out that independent living is similar to what my mother is doing now. It was like a high-end place; it was like a more … (read more)

Baxter’s Adult Living Facility

1092 SW Majorca Ave, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953

This is a small well run facility that provides personal comprehensive care. Communication is excellent. This "home" is very clean and every resident is given close personal attention.
This is a small well run facility that provides personal comprehensive care. Communication is excellent. This "home" is very clean and every resident is given close personal attention.

Sunny Days ALF II

4645 SW Vahalla Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953

I might have put my mother in Sunny Days if I haven’t found another community. Sunny Days is just a house, so it is small. My only complaint is that they have all the people sitting around their dinin … (read more)
I might have put my mother in Sunny Days if I haven’t found another community. Sunny Days is just a house, so it is small. My only complaint is that they have all the people sitting around their dinin … (read more)

Jamaica Shores ALF

171 SW Euler Ave, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953


Sunny Days ALF

169 NE Prima Vista Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34983


Grace Manor

221 SW Yager Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953


Personal Touch Family Home I

4702 NW Ever Rd, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34983


The Caring Cottages

4125 SW Winslow St., Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953


Royalty First LLC

1733 South East Marianna Road, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952


2015

Wickshire Port St. Lucie

9825 South US Highway 1, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952

My mom moved into Wickshire Port St. Lucie last month. Everybody was saying good things about it, and I talked to a couple of the tenants, and they were happy. Everybody seems really, really good espe … (read more)
My mom moved into Wickshire Port St. Lucie last month. Everybody was saying good things about it, and I talked to a couple of the tenants, and they were happy. Everybody seems really, really good espe … (read more)

2014, 2016

Palms at St. Lucie West

501 NW Cashmere Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34986

I went to The Palms at St. Lucie West. The tour was very nice. The lady was very informative. She showed me around and everything. The facility was old-fashioned and that’s what my mother probably wou … (read more)
I went to The Palms at St. Lucie West. The tour was very nice. The lady was very informative. She showed me around and everything. The facility was old-fashioned and that’s what my mother probably wou … (read more)

Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie

3700 Southeast Jennings road, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952

Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie was a very beautiful place. I liked it. They had little apartments. When you walk in, there’s a bathroom to the right, the bedroom was straight ahead, the little kitchen … (read more)
Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie was a very beautiful place. I liked it. They had little apartments. When you walk in, there’s a bathroom to the right, the bedroom was straight ahead, the little kitchen … (read more)

2013

The Gardens of Port St. Lucie

1699 SE Lyngate Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952

The staff is very caring and learn what each resident needs and wants. The rooms are a good size enough room for a bed, chairs or a couch and a small table. The room has a small refrigerator and a g … (read more)
The staff is very caring and learn what each resident needs and wants. The rooms are a good size enough room for a bed, chairs or a couch and a small table. The room has a small refrigerator and a g … (read more)

Treasure Coast Alf Inc

642 Sw Jacoby Ave, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953

Devoline, owner of Treasure Coast AL and her staff have taken wonderful care of my 97-year old mother, Frances, for over two years. My mother receives continuous excellent care in a friendly, family- … (read more)
Devoline, owner of Treasure Coast AL and her staff have taken wonderful care of my 97-year old mother, Frances, for over two years. My mother receives continuous excellent care in a friendly, family- … (read more)

Loving Care of the Treasure Coast LLC

2102 SW Larchmont, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34984

My friend has moved into Loving Care of the Treasure Coast. I saw the place and decided this would be the best thing for her. She is one of six residents that stay there on a permanent basis. It’s a h … (read more)
My friend has moved into Loving Care of the Treasure Coast. I saw the place and decided this would be the best thing for her. She is one of six residents that stay there on a permanent basis. It’s a h … (read more)

Grandparents House ALF Inc

3890 SW Chaffin Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953

The Perfect Place worked out ideally for us because they speak Spanish, so it worked out very well for my dad. Everything is excellent. The cleanliness, the service — they are just outstanding. If I … (read more)
The Perfect Place worked out ideally for us because they speak Spanish, so it worked out very well for my dad. Everything is excellent. The cleanliness, the service — they are just outstanding. If I … (read more)

Avalon Family Resort

160 Southwest Saratoga Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953

My friend had stayed at Avalon Family Resort. It was a very nice place, but he could not get along with the help there. I had to take him out of there when he was only there for a week. I am not blami … (read more)
My friend had stayed at Avalon Family Resort. It was a very nice place, but he could not get along with the help there. I had to take him out of there when he was only there for a week. I am not blami … (read more)

Watercrest St. Lucie West

279 NW California Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34986

What I don’t like about Watercrest St. Lucie West is that it’s like a prison. That’s the only thing I don’t like about it. It’s neat and clean. The food is OK. It’s not bad, it’s not good. It’s right … (read more)
What I don’t like about Watercrest St. Lucie West is that it’s like a prison. That’s the only thing I don’t like about it. It’s neat and clean. The food is OK. It’s not bad, it’s not good. It’s right … (read more)

Vitality Resort ALF

1258 Sw Ermine Ave, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953

I didn’t like Vitality Resort at all. The bathroom was filthy and had mold on it. The kitchen was clean, but it was like nobody tried to cook in it, and it didn’t look like people were using it. Inste … (read more)
I didn’t like Vitality Resort at all. The bathroom was filthy and had mold on it. The kitchen was clean, but it was like nobody tried to cook in it, and it didn’t look like people were using it. Inste … (read more)

Life Care Center Of Port Saint Lucie

3720 Southeast Jennings Road, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952

my wife came here with no hope from other internes from tradition hospitale, she was in and out of other facilitys and when coming to life care ! she receaved the best care a person could want, with t … (read more)
my wife came here with no hope from other internes from tradition hospitale, she was in and out of other facilitys and when coming to life care ! she receaved the best care a person could want, with t … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Port Saint Lucie

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in FL. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Port Saint Lucie

Florida’s long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities, are all licensed and regulated under the direction of the Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Health Facility Regulation. An initial inspection is conducted prior to licensure, with follow-up inspections carried out every 2 years to ensure a facility is operating in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Port Saint Lucie

  • Seniors of all interests can enjoy a fulfilling retirement in Port Saint Lucie. Active seniors have access to miles of beaches, numerous golf courses and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The city is also home to cultural destinations such as museums, galleries and Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens.
  • The average cost of living in Port Saint Lucie is comparable to the U.S. average, which means it’s slightly more affordable than the average city in Florida. While seniors may save on housing and utilities, they may find the cost of their health care services, groceries and transportation to be a bit higher.
  • Living in one of the country’s most tax-friendly states for retirees, Florida seniors are not subject to state sales or inheritance tax. The state also doesn’t levy a tax on retirement accounts, meaning all income from Social Security benefits, pensions, IRAs and 401(k)s is tax-free.
  • Port Saint Lucie’s subtropical climate brings warm, sunny weather all year long. Winters are snow-free, with temperatures above 53 degrees. It is important to note that the area does experience stormy weather during hurricane season and very hot temperatures in the height of summer that could put seniors at risk for heatstroke.
  • Port Saint Lucie is one of the safest cities in the country, which should be reassuring to seniors and their family members. Violent crime rates are especially low, scoring 9.1 out of 100 compared to the U.S. average of 22.7. Property crime rates also fall below the national average of 35.4, scoring 22.3.
  • Seniors can easily navigate Port Saint Lucie using the Area Regional Transit (ART) system. In addition to its eight fixed bus routes, the system also offers ART On-Demand, its free, award-winning micro-transit service.
  • Port Saint Lucie’s elderly residents are fortunate to have access to world-class health care facilities, including Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital, HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital, and Port St. Lucie Hospital, which offers highly specialized geriatric care through its Senior Adult Mental Health Program.
$3763

Port Saint Lucie

$4000

Florida

$4500

United States

$4385

Miami

$5300

Naples

$3436

Sebring

$3350

Sebastian

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors also have other care options to choose from. The most affordable option is adult day health care. It provides seniors with part-time care and costs an average of $1,517 per month. In-home care and home health care services are great options for seniors who want to age in place at home. They’re a little more expensive than assisted living, at $4,671 per month. Those requiring higher levels of care are best suited to a nursing home, where a semiprivate room costs $8,164 per month.

$4671

In-Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$3763

Assisted Living Facility

$8164

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Port Saint Lucie

Eligible seniors can receive financial aid for paying for assisted living in Port St. Lucie via the Florida Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMC LTC). Additionally, the state of Florida also pays for certain ALF services through a statewide 1915(b)(c) MLTC program

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 Port Saint Lucie

There are a number of resources available to seniors in Port Saint Lucie, ranging from care management and benefits counseling to legal aid, caregiver support and wellness programming. These programs and services are facilitated by government-sponsored agencies and local non-profits, so they’re available at little to no cost to seniors.

Resource

Contact

Service

(866) 684-5885

The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is a non-profit organization that connects seniors and their caregivers to the services they need. It operates a helpline where trained specialists can provide information about long-term care, health care referrals and assistance with locating services that offer case management, Medicaid enrollment counseling, prescriptions savings and legal aid.

(772) 336-8608

Since 1973, the Council on Aging of St. Lucie has been providing services to help seniors age with grace in their local communities. The non-profit's programming includes, care management, nutrition services, social activities, caregiver respite and community transportation. Programs are open to elderly residents of St. Lucie County who are aged 60 and older.

2-1-1

211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast serves as a community helpline and crisis hotline for seniors and caregivers living in Port Saint Lucie. In addition to information and referral offered through its helpline, the organization operates specialized programs for seniors, including an elder crisis outreach program and Sunshine Calls free telephone reassurance program.

(772) 337-5670

St. Lucie County Veteran Services assists veterans, surviving spouses and dependents with accessing and applying for benefits such as pensions, Aid and Attendance payments, disability compensation and burial benefits. The agency also offers counseling services, support groups, transportation and referrals to other VA services.

(888) 582-3410

Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS) offers free legal services to low-come and vulnerable individuals across 13 counties in south central Florida. The non-profit organization provides information, counsel and representation on a variety of issues, including elder law. Areas of expertise include wills and trust, elder abuse, guardianship and long-term care planning.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Port Saint Lucie

Port Saint Lucie Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in FL are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in FL page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florida