46 Assisted Living Facilities near Saint Petersburg, FL
With an average cost of $2,624 in Saint Petersburg, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 172 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 32 facilities in Saint Petersburg.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Saint Petersburg, FL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Saint Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Florida, is the fifth-most populated city in the state and is known as the Sunshine City. With an average of 361 days of sunny weather each year, it is an excellent retirement destination and option for assisted living. There are 33 assisted living facilities directly within the St. Petersburg city limits and an additional 26 ALFs nearby. In St. Petersburg, ALFs are defined by the Department of Elder Affairs as establishments that offer residential services in a homelike environment to dependent adults. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses ALFs in Florida into four separate categories, including mental health care and limited nursing services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Saint Petersburg
- Other than the warm weather, another reason seniors choose assisted living in Florida is for the state's income tax cuts. In St. Petersburg and across the state, Social Security and pension income are exempt from taxation. Seniors can spend less on taxes in St. Petersburg and more on costs associated with assisted living.
- Having been named American Style magazine's top mid-sized town for its vibrant arts scene, St. Petersburg offers seniors many cultural attractions. Venues such as The Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg offer seniors discounted tickets.
- Public transit in St. Petersburg is provided by Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. Seniors qualify for more than half-off regular fare. Additionally, a sightseeing trolley called the Looper provides transportation to downtown attractions for only 50 cents.
Crime rates in St. Petersburg are unusually high. The city has the sixth-highest violent crime rate in all of Florida and is considered more dangerous than 93 percent of all other cities throughout the state. The high crime rates in the area should be considered by seniors who are contemplating moving to St. Petersburg.
- Because St. Petersburg is situated on the coast, seniors should be aware that the city is at risk for dangerous weather, including hurricanes and tropical storms.
- The cost of living in St. Petersburg is more expensive overall than in Tampa. Seniors will find utility and health costs cheaper in St. Petersburg, but will find food, housing and transportation costs more expensive than in Tampa.
Paying for Assisted Living in Saint Petersburg
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Assisted Living costs in Saint Petersburg start around $2,624 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 Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg
In St. Petersburg, seniors looking for financial assistance for assisted living should turn to the Florida Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program. Additionally, Florida also funds certain ALF services under various restrictions through a statewide 1915(b)(c) MLTC program.
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 Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg-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 Saint Petersburg
Review of The Pointe
I did tour The Pointe for my mom. We chose them because they will allow the time frame that we needed, not just 30 days. The staff was very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. I didn't try the fo... Read more
Review of The Goldton at St. Petersburg
I toured The Goldton at St. Petersburg. The staff was great, but they did not offer a 1-bedroom unit, they're all just studio apartments. The rooms were too small. The staff that gave the tour was ... Read more
Review of Wentworth Central Avenue
I was able to tour Wentworth Central Avenue. It was very nice and they have the 1-bedroom unit that I was interested in. The person who gave the tour was very nice, very knowledgeable and very help... Read more