Rockledge is a sleepy bedroom community for the nearby Kennedy Space Center and part of the Space Coast area. Its population of around 28,000 includes about 6,400 seniors aged 65 or older. Nestled along the western shore of the Indian River, Rockledge boasts numerous parks, palm tree-lined streets and a lively senior center. Avid golfers can hit the links at two local golf courses or one of the 12 courses within 10 miles of the city. Nature lovers can enjoy wildlife viewing at the River Lakes Conservation Area, and Walt Disney World is less than an hour away to entertain visiting grandkids.  

Seniors who need some personalized supportive care but want to retain their independence in a secure residential setting can find what they need in assisted living communities. The average cost of assisted living in Rockledge is $4,100 per month, which is higher than the state average but slightly less than the national average.

This guide provides details on assisted living in Rockledge, including how its average cost stacks up against other Florida cities and alternate senior care options. It also lists some free local resources for seniors and the benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Rockledge.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Rockledge, FL

2016, 2017, 2018

Palm Cottages

3821 Sunnyside Court, Rockledge, FL, 32955

Palm Cottages was nice. I like that place. They had their own little cabin thingy. I think they were kind of small. I would have liked to have taken my mom there, but it’s too far from home. The staff … (read more)
Palm Cottages was nice. I like that place. They had their own little cabin thingy. I think they were kind of small. I would have liked to have taken my mom there, but it’s too far from home. The staff … (read more)

Alura By Inspired Living

777 Roy Wall Blvd, Rockledge, FL, 32955

My mother-in-law moved into Alura By Inspired Living. It’s new and clean. I think it’s a very well managed place. I think the people there care. It met all of my requirements. They have crafts, movies … (read more)
My mother-in-law moved into Alura By Inspired Living. It’s new and clean. I think it’s a very well managed place. I think the people there care. It met all of my requirements. They have crafts, movies … (read more)


G and E Assisted Living LLC

960 Maemir Way, Rockledge, FL, 32955


Pineapple Garden Assisted Living

1504 South Fiske Boulevard, Rockledge, FL, 32955

Clean place with a helpful staff. Food looked good. Relaxing setting.
Clean place with a helpful staff. Food looked good. Relaxing setting.

Tuscany House

5806 Indigo Crossing Dr, Rockledge, FL, 32955

Tuscany House was good. There were only five people to take care of, so they can give more personalized care. The people there that are giving the care are very nice, and it seemed like they genuinely … (read more)
Tuscany House was good. There were only five people to take care of, so they can give more personalized care. The people there that are giving the care are very nice, and it seemed like they genuinely … (read more)

Palace Retirement Home

965 S. Florida Avenue, Rockledge, FL, 32955

I visited Palace Retirement Home, but I thought it was a horrible place. The location isn’t good, and it didn’t look like they had enough help the day I went. The facilities also didn’t look clean and … (read more)
I visited Palace Retirement Home, but I thought it was a horrible place. The location isn’t good, and it didn’t look like they had enough help the day I went. The facilities also didn’t look clean and … (read more)

2015, 2017, 2018

The Brennity at Melbourne

7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne, FL, 32940

The Brennity at Melbourne is a gated independent and assisted living and memory care facility in Melbourne, Florida. It’s surrounded by fields, across from a residential community, minutes from Duran … (read more)
The Brennity at Melbourne is a gated independent and assisted living and memory care facility in Melbourne, Florida. It’s surrounded by fields, across from a residential community, minutes from Duran … (read more)

Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island

535 Crockett Blvd., Merritt Island, FL, 32953

I visited Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island. The tour was amazing. The woman that took me on the tour was very informative. We met some people that lived there. The place was very nice, I enjoyed i … (read more)
I visited Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island. The tour was amazing. The woman that took me on the tour was very informative. We met some people that lived there. The place was very nice, I enjoyed i … (read more)

Sonata Viera Assisted Living

3325 Breslay Drive, Melbourne, FL, 32940

Sonata Viera Assisted Living is a lovely community based in Melbourne, Florida. It’s just a short distance from Viera East Market Center and the Indian River, and the newly renovated facility offers v … (read more)
Sonata Viera Assisted Living is a lovely community based in Melbourne, Florida. It’s just a short distance from Viera East Market Center and the Indian River, and the newly renovated facility offers v … (read more)

Greenwood Place

2680 Croton Road, Melbourne, FL, 32935

My dad is in Greenwood Place and it’s been really good. They have been really helpful, and they take care of him. His room is just a room with a bed. It’s a pretty standard room, but it’s clean and ne … (read more)
My dad is in Greenwood Place and it’s been really good. They have been really helpful, and they take care of him. His room is just a room with a bed. It’s a pretty standard room, but it’s clean and ne … (read more)

Zon Beachside Assisted Living

1894 South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, FL, 32937

My father is in Zon Beachside, and it’s been good. It’s a good facility, and he loves the food. They have everything in terms of activities. Her room is good, and the communication is good so far. Thi … (read more)
My father is in Zon Beachside, and it’s been good. It’s a good facility, and he loves the food. They have everything in terms of activities. Her room is good, and the communication is good so far. Thi … (read more)

All One Family Dolphin Inc

1405 Dolphin Ave, Merritt Island, FL, 32952


Veterans and Seniors Care First

502 Ford Circle W., Melbourne, FL, 32771


Discovery Village at Melbourne

3260 N. Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, FL, 32935

Discovery Village had both assisted living and memory care. It was a delightful, beautiful place. The people were friendly, and the residents were very happy. They had a new director, and it looks lik … (read more)
Discovery Village had both assisted living and memory care. It was a delightful, beautiful place. The people were friendly, and the residents were very happy. They had a new director, and it looks lik … (read more)

Victoria Landing

1279 Houston Street, Melbourne, FL, 32935

Victoria Landing is located in Melbourne, Florida. The facility is very close to the city, providing seniors with easy access to local stores and amenities. The apartments have great ocean views and c … (read more)
Victoria Landing is located in Melbourne, Florida. The facility is very close to the city, providing seniors with easy access to local stores and amenities. The apartments have great ocean views and c … (read more)

2015

Courtenay Springs Village

1100 S Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL, 32952

My dad is going to go to Courtenay Springs Village. Everything, like the atmosphere, is good. The staff is friendly. The facility is great. I cannot say anything bad about it. They offer a lot of acti … (read more)
My dad is going to go to Courtenay Springs Village. Everything, like the atmosphere, is good. The staff is friendly. The facility is great. I cannot say anything bad about it. They offer a lot of acti … (read more)

Cedar Creek Assisted Living

4279 Judith Ave, Merritt Island, FL, 32953

We really like the atmosphere at Cedar Creek Assisted Living. It is homey, everybody is wonderful, and we like the size of my mom’s room. They have a back porch that the residents can sit on, and it’s … (read more)
We really like the atmosphere at Cedar Creek Assisted Living. It is homey, everybody is wonderful, and we like the size of my mom’s room. They have a back porch that the residents can sit on, and it’s … (read more)

Melodie’s Place On The River

715 S. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL, 32952

My mother was in a larger facility and she needed more care so we found Melodie’s Place and what a different they gave more individual care, she didn’t complain about the food anymore, her hair was cl … (read more)
My mother was in a larger facility and she needed more care so we found Melodie’s Place and what a different they gave more individual care, she didn’t complain about the food anymore, her hair was cl … (read more)

Enclave Assisted Living

2518 Bernice Court, Melbourne, FL, 32935

Enclave is a small facility. They’re all women in a private home. The girl that runs it has another home just for men. I like her philosophy and she is more caring. Mom has her own room. They took ver … (read more)
Enclave is a small facility. They’re all women in a private home. The girl that runs it has another home just for men. I like her philosophy and she is more caring. Mom has her own room. They took ver … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rockledge

The Orlando Bureau of Field Operations Office oversees assisted living facilities in cities within a four-county area, which includes Rockledge in Brevard County. It also performs on-site surveys to ensure facilities remain in compliance with laws. This Bureau is part of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Division of Health Quality Assurance, which licenses and regulates facilities throughout the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rockledge

  • Rockledge has a local hospital and two high-performing hospitals within seven miles, one in Melbourne and one in Cocoa Beach. The Rockledge Regional Medical Center is a full-service acute care medical center that was rated high performing in treating COPD. It has an on-site 24/7 emergency department, surgical ICU and cardiac ICU.
  • The cost of living in Rockledge is slightly lower than the national average by about 1.5%, but it’s lower than the state average by 4%. Health care costs are lower than the national average by nearly 6%, and transportation is lower by 16%.
  • Rockledge has a humid subtropical climate with an average of 53 inches of rain compared to the national average of 38 inches. It doesn’t get any snow and has only about three nights each year when overnight temperatures dip below freezing. Otherwise, winters are mild with an average nighttime temperature in the coldest month around 49 degrees. However, summers can get extremely hot and humid in July and August.
  • Seniors in Rockledge can benefit from Florida being extremely tax-friendly toward retirees. Since there is no state income tax, Social Security benefits and retirement income aren’t taxed.
  • The total combined sales tax rate in Brevard County is 7%, which almost mirrors the average statewide rate of 7.01%. Brevard County’s sales taxes are higher than 84.5% of other cities and counties in Florida, but groceries and prescription drugs are tax-exempt.
  • Violent and property crime rates are slightly lower than state and national averages. Out of 100, violent crime in Rockledge is ranked 21.1 compared to 22.7 nationwide and 23.4 statewide, while property crime in Rockledge is ranked 29.6 versus 35.4 nationally and 37.3 statewide.

Paying for Assisted Living in Rockledge

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Rockledge is $4,100. While this is lower than the national average by $200 per month, it’s higher than the state average by $400.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Despite being higher than the state average, Rockledge’s average assisted living cost is lower than some neighboring cities, especially those on the coast. Compared to Port St. Lucie, Rockledge’s cost is lower by $299 per month, and it’s lower than Sebastian’s by $400. However, the average cost in Rockledge is higher than Orlando’s by $400 and higher than Lakeland’s by $155 per month.

$4100

Rockledge

$3700

Florida

$4300

The United States

$3700

Orlando

$3945

Lakeland

$4399

Port St. Lucie

$4500

Sebastian

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When comparing other types of senior care, seniors may notice that adult day health care is typically the least expensive. In Rockledge, it runs an average of $1,365 per month. Receiving care at home to promote aging in place is slightly costlier than assisted living, running about $4,385 monthly for both homemaker services and home health aides. Nursing home care is the most expensive option at about $9,186 per month for semiprivate rooms or $9,962 for private rooms.

$4385

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$1365

Adult Day Health Care

$4100

Assisted Living Facility

$9186

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9962

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Rockledge was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Palm Bay, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rockledge

Residents of assisted living facilities in Rockledge 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 Rockledge

Rockledge seniors will find numerous local, county and state resources that are free of charge to help them lead healthier, more active lives. Services and programs offered through these resources cover aging-related issues, such as transportation and elder abuse.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(407) 514-1800

The SRA Aging and Disability Resource Center helps seniors in four central Florida counties, including Brevard County, find necessary services. This private nonprofit corporation serves seniors aged 60 or older by collaborating with community-based service providers to ensure aging adults receive appropriate health or social services. It also helps providers develop new services and programs to fulfill any currently unmet needs.

(321) 631-2769

Aging Matters in Brevard is the lead agency for senior services throughout Brevard County. It provides nutrition and transportation programs, home care and caregiver support. It also provides volunteer opportunities through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. RSVP is intended for seniors aged 55 or older who want to help their community while creating a network of friends.

(800) 963-5337

Florida DOEA administers various programs for aging adults statewide. Services include a senior health and wellness program, which helps seniors develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. Other programs offered include nutrition education programs, support services, companion programs, transportation services, employment programs, legal services and long-term care assessments.

(321) 631-7549

Activities at the Martin Anderson Senior Center are specifically geared toward seniors to help them stay active and remain social. Popular activities include dance lessons and Saturday night dances, art classes, craft groups, choral groups, fitness classes, games and quilting groups.

(888) 831-0404

The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program protects aging adults in long-term care facilities throughout the state, including assisted living residences. Ombudsman representatives advocate for residents' rights and protect their welfare by investigating any complaints made against facilities and working to resolve issues impacting residents’ quality of life.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rockledge

Rockledge-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