Assisted Living in Stuart
Brookdale Stuart3401 South East Aster Lane, Stuart, FL
Solaris Senior Living Stuart860 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL
Symphony at Stuart4900 SE Willoughby Blvd, Stuart, FL
Amore' Dementia Care1634 S. Kanner Hwy, Stuart, FL
Allegro3400 SE Aster Lane, Stuart, FL
Stuart Lodge Assisted Living1301 SE Palm Beach Road, Stuart, FL
Residence Of Stuart Inc. (The)1048 Nw Fork Rd, Stuart, FL
Brookdale Jensen Beach1700 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL
Atria Port St. Lucie9825 South US Highway 1, Port Saint Lucie, FL
Treasure Coast Alf Inc642 Sw Jacoby Ave, Port Saint Lucie, FL
At A Glance
There are 22 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Stuart is $3,860 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Stuart
Stuart is located on Florida's Atlantic coast in Martin County, a region where nearly one-third of the population is age 65 or older. To accommodate this large senior population, Stuart has seven assisted living facilities, with 25 in nearby cities. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs oversees the operation and licensing of assisted living facilities, or ALFs, in the state. These facilities must obtain a standard license to operate, allowing them to provide housing, meals and personal care services such as medication administration, social activities and health monitoring, for its residents.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Stuart
- Stuart’s location on Florida’s southeast Atlantic Coast delivers year-round warm weather, which is ideal for seniors who enjoy outdoor activities. Average highs in the winter are in the mid-70s. During the summer months, temperatures often reach 90 degrees.
- Stuart’s cost of living is slightly higher than the national average. Housing is about 6 percent higher than the national average and 8 percent higher than the Florida average. Seniors in Stuart might see this cost of living reflected in ALF expenses.
- Violent crime in Stuart is less problematic than it is in other parts of Florida. Overall, Stuart is safer than about 12 percent of U.S. cities, so seniors should feel relatively confident when traveling about on day trips in town. While violent crime rates are lower than the Florida average, property crime rates are higher. There's 1 in 29 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Stuart.
Martin County’s Public Transit Service operates fixed route buses that run in Stuart. All buses are wheelchair accessible, making public transportation available to wheelchair-bound seniors.
- The Stuart area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Martin Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Stuart has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Council on Aging in Martin County, an organization that operates the Kane Center, which offers an adult day program, as well as more three additional senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Stuart
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Stuart start around $3,860 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 Stuart 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 Stuart
Eligible seniors in Stuart can secure financial assistance for assisted living facilities through one of two state programs. The need-based Optional State Supplementation program provides a monthly stipend to assist with ALF costs to income-eligible seniors. In addition, the two-pronged Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program includes the Long-Term Care Managed Care Program and Managed Medical Assistance Program. Both of these programs can offer financial assistance to Medicaid-eligible seniors who qualify.
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 Stuart
Stuart 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Stuart
Stuart-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.