9 Assisted Living Facilities near Shalimar, FL

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Shalimar, FL

Hawthorn House

Provides: Assisted Living
1200 HAWTHORN HOUSE DRIVE, Shalimar, FL 32579
"I really like that Hawthorn House was a non-profit community, and it was for military widows. All the people I've dealt with so far, my mom has had no complaints. She really likes the food, the..." More

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Airforce Enlisted Village

Provides: Assisted Living
92 Sunset Lane, Shalimar, FL 32579
"Airforce Enlisted Village or Bob Hope Village is excellent for retired enlisted military, and it's also just an excellent community. Plus it's close to where my family lives so it's an ideal..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Meridian at Westwood

Provides: Assisted Living
1001 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
"Meridian at Westwood was great and had friendly people. There's a huge covered open atrium where everybody gets down there to hang around, play games, and do exercise classes. It was awesome. The..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Fort Walton Beach

Provides: Assisted Living
233 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
"My father is living in Brookdale Fort Walton Beach. It’s been exceptional, and the people have been extremely helpful with the stressful situation of getting my father moved. They were awesome..." More

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Caring Star 2020

Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach

Provides: Assisted Living
2000 Principal Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
"The people at Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach seemed nice and very accommodating. They've got reasonable prices. I thought it could be a good choice. I saw both assisted living and memory..." More

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Bay Port of Fort Walton Beach

Provides: Assisted Living
243 Hollywood Blvd. NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 3...
"Bay Port of Fort Walton Beach is brand new, so everything is immaculate, and it looks nice. I can't remember the name of the person who showed me around and talked to me, but she was very friendly..." More

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BeeHive Homes of Niceville

Provides: Assisted Living
4268 Ida Coon Circle, Niceville, FL 32578
"Beehive Homes Assisted Living in Niceville was very nice, they're very friendly and very helpful. The staff who gave the tour was very friendly, the rooms were very up to date, very kept up, and..." More

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Brookdale Bluewater Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
1551 Merchants Way, Niceville, FL 32578
"We had a wonderful experience when we toured this facility! Barbara and Kelcie were very welcoming, and those residents we encountered seemed to be enjoying the activity planned for them (the..." More

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Twin Cities Pavillion

Provides: Assisted Living
1053 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578
"This place is wonderful! It isn't one of the newer fancier assistant living facilities but the staff make up for that. It meets all of my mom's needs and I feel very confident she is in great..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Shalimar

    Shalimar is known as one of the best places to retire in Okaloosa County. It offers beautiful views of the Gulf and plenty of water activities. Seniors looking for an assisted living facility along the Gulf of Mexico can find one within the town limits of Shalimar, Florida and 11 in nearby locations. Assisted living facilities in Shalimar are regulated by the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation. Those with a standard license offer routine personal care, while those with a specialty license include limited nursing services and extended congregate care.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Shalimar

    • The Shalimar area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Shalimar Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Shalimar has an array of community resources for seniors, including the United Way, an organization that helps provide meals and improves the health and well-being of seniors as well as two senior centers.

    • The Okaloosa County Transportation Department provides a Dial-A-Ride service for seniors and disabled individuals to and from medical appointments and various errands. Rides must be scheduled in advance, and rides are provided at reduced fares or free.

    • Seniors on a budget may find it slightly challenging to live in Shalimar. Based on the national average of 100, the cost of living in the city is 109.7 which is nearly the same as the state's average of 111.

    • Seniors can feel safe in Shalimar due to the low rate of crime. Based on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high), the rate for property crime is 21.4 and the rate for violent crime is 19.2 The national average for property crime is 38.1 and the average for violent crime is 31.1. 

    • Shalimar is the perfect place to go to escape the snow and freezing temperatures. The average January low is around 41. Summers are hot and humid with highs around 89. The city does get around 66 inches of rain per year which is higher than the average city in the U.S. which gets 39 inches. 

    Paying for Assisted Living in Shalimar

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Florida

    $4,065.00 Niceville
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,550.00 Milton
    $3,536.00 Fort Walton Beach

    Assisted Living costs in Shalimar start around $0 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 Shalimar 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 Shalimar

    Seniors who require assistance paying for an assisted living facility in Shalimar may qualify for waivers under the state Medicaid plan. The Managed long-term care program covers facilities with a standard license, while the assistive care services waiver covers assisted living facilities and licensed adult family homes. Eligible seniors may get help through one or both programs. Private rooms may be requested and paid for with family supplementation. 

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

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    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 Shalimar

    Shalimar 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 Shalimar, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Shalimar

    Shalimar-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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    Other Options in Shalimar, FL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Shalimar

    • Review of Hawthorn House

      My Grandmother was having physical therapy and had applied to house at the Hawthorne house. She is qualified as her husband served in the navy and retired from the airforce. I myself am a disabled ... Read more

    • Review of Hawthorn House

      Our mother was a resident Feb.2019 deceased Sept 2019. She was literally STARVED to death. Other than her Arthritis she was a semi active woman. She had difficulty eating due to rheumatoid. We we... Read more

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    • Review of Hawthorn House

      I really like that Hawthorn House was a non-profit community, and it was for military widows. All the people I've dealt with so far, my mom has had no complaints. She really likes the food, the che... Read more

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