Vero Beach is a city on the Atlantic Coast with a well-deserved reputation for being popular with seniors. This is confirmed by the 2020 Census, which revealed 28% of the city’s approximately 16,300 residents are in the 65+ age group. For comparison, the national average is 16.5%. The city is known for its abundance of golf courses and ample opportunities for fishing and water sports, and the beach offers a beautiful, peaceful oasis.

Vero Beach’s assisted living facilities are appropriate for seniors burdened by daily living tasks, such as making meals and personal grooming. They’re places where staff take care of those needs while also providing safe, comfortable living spaces and opportunities to socialize with other residents. The typical monthly fee in Vero Beach is $3,350, which is significantly below Florida’s median of $4,000 and the $4,500 paid by the average American.

This guide examines the benefits and drawbacks of living in Vero Beach and compares the city’s assisted living costs with others nearby. It also compares costs for other types of care for older residents and lists some of the city’s senior-friendly resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Vero Beach, FL

2015, 2016

Discovery Village Vero Beach

1700 Waterford Dr., Vero Beach, FL, 32966

Discovery Village Vero Beach was very good and very clean. The staff was very kind, but it was too expensive. The facility was very nice, although it needs some updating, like the elevators, overall, … (read more)
Discovery Village Vero Beach was very good and very clean. The staff was very kind, but it was too expensive. The facility was very nice, although it needs some updating, like the elevators, overall, … (read more)

The Brennity at Vero Beach

7955 16th Manor, Vero Beach, FL, 32966

The Brennity at Vero Beach is located in Sebastian, Florida, a short drive from the Interstate 95 and State Route 60 junction. The facility is described by visitors as beautiful, with sunny, spacious … (read more)
The Brennity at Vero Beach is located in Sebastian, Florida, a short drive from the Interstate 95 and State Route 60 junction. The facility is described by visitors as beautiful, with sunny, spacious … (read more)

HarborChase of Vero Beach

4150 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach, FL, 32967

Located in Vero Beach, Florida, HarborChase of Vero Beach is on Indian River Boulevard, near U.S. Route 1 and Indian River Medical Center. Visitors praise the beautiful, pet-friendly facility for its … (read more)
Located in Vero Beach, Florida, HarborChase of Vero Beach is on Indian River Boulevard, near U.S. Route 1 and Indian River Medical Center. Visitors praise the beautiful, pet-friendly facility for its … (read more)

2014

Brookdale Vero Beach South

410 4th Court, Vero Beach, FL, 32962

I like Brookdale Vero Beach South until they got very aggressive trying to get me to sign. They’re like offering me, ‘If you sign now, we’ll take this much off and we’ll take that much off,’ and that … (read more)
I like Brookdale Vero Beach South until they got very aggressive trying to get me to sign. They’re like offering me, ‘If you sign now, we’ll take this much off and we’ll take that much off,’ and that … (read more)

Solaris Senior Living Vero Beach

3855 Indian River Boulevard, Vero Beach, FL, 32960

Solaris Senior Living Vero Beach is near Indian River Boulevard in Sebastian, Florida, near East Side Urgent Care and Indian River Medical Center. Visitors praise the facility for its roomy, clean int … (read more)
Solaris Senior Living Vero Beach is near Indian River Boulevard in Sebastian, Florida, near East Side Urgent Care and Indian River Medical Center. Visitors praise the facility for its roomy, clean int … (read more)

Hidden Lakes Senior Living Community

1006 33rd Street, Vero Beach, FL, 32960

Hidden Lakes Senior Living Community is located in Sebastian, Florida, near U.S. Route 1, Indian River Medical Center and East Side Urgent Care. Residents’ families are impressed by the property’s pea … (read more)
Hidden Lakes Senior Living Community is located in Sebastian, Florida, near U.S. Route 1, Indian River Medical Center and East Side Urgent Care. Residents’ families are impressed by the property’s pea … (read more)

Dixie Oak Manor, LLC

6410 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, FL, 32967

Located in Vero Beach, Florida, Dixie Oak Manor, LLC, is near U.S. Highway 1, Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. The on-site chef prepares home-cooked meals made from fresh ingredients and can accom … (read more)
Located in Vero Beach, Florida, Dixie Oak Manor, LLC, is near U.S. Highway 1, Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. The on-site chef prepares home-cooked meals made from fresh ingredients and can accom … (read more)


2014, 2015, 2016

Sonata Vero Beach

2425 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL, 32960

Sonata Vero Beach is located in Vero Beach, Florida, a few minutes from Indian River Medical Center, Riomar Country Club and Jaycee Park. Visitors say the gourmet food is tasty and appreciate that the … (read more)
Sonata Vero Beach is located in Vero Beach, Florida, a few minutes from Indian River Medical Center, Riomar Country Club and Jaycee Park. Visitors say the gourmet food is tasty and appreciate that the … (read more)

Rosewood Manor of Vero Beach, LLC

3710 14th Street, Vero Beach, FL, 32960

My stepfather lived at Rosewood Manor. He had lived at another assisted living facility but, Rosewood was far better. The Executive Director Zoe did a great job! Zoe was very hands on with the resi … (read more)
My stepfather lived at Rosewood Manor. He had lived at another assisted living facility but, Rosewood was far better. The Executive Director Zoe did a great job! Zoe was very hands on with the resi … (read more)

Orchid Island Manor, LLC

1914 21ST STREET, Vero Beach, FL, 32960

Orchid Island Manor, LLC, is located in Vero Beach, Florida, near South Beach Park and McKee Botanical Garden. Visitors describe this 24-bed facility as similar to a clean, well-kept bed and breakfast … (read more)
Orchid Island Manor, LLC, is located in Vero Beach, Florida, near South Beach Park and McKee Botanical Garden. Visitors describe this 24-bed facility as similar to a clean, well-kept bed and breakfast … (read more)

Renaissance Senior Living Of Vero Beach

2100 10th Ave, Vero Beach, FL, 32960

Renaissance Senior Living of Vero Beach was very nice, and they offered basically all of the amenities. They had a little outside garden area to sit outside. Upstairs there was a porch. There was nice … (read more)
Renaissance Senior Living of Vero Beach was very nice, and they offered basically all of the amenities. They had a little outside garden area to sit outside. Upstairs there was a porch. There was nice … (read more)

Somerset House

1540 Oak Harbor Blvd., Vero Beach, FL, 32967


Indian River Estates

2200 Indian Creek Blvd., Vero Beach, FL, 32966


Angel Care At Vero Beach Inc

1130 7 Avenue, Vero Beach, FL, 32960


The Promenade

10730 US Hwy. 1, Sebastian, FL, 32958

I love The Promenade. It’s built in a courtyard style. They’re right on a very busy highway. All of the hallways had windows on both sides. None of the other places were that bright and light, and I t … (read more)
I love The Promenade. It’s built in a courtyard style. They’re right on a very busy highway. All of the hallways had windows on both sides. None of the other places were that bright and light, and I t … (read more)

Pelican Garden Assisted Living

177 Empress Ave, Sebastian, FL, 32958

Sebastian, Florida, is home to Pelican Garden Assisted Living near Schumann Drive, U.S. Route 1 and George Street Park. Reviewers describe the staff as friendly and pleasant, and the community members … (read more)
Sebastian, Florida, is home to Pelican Garden Assisted Living near Schumann Drive, U.S. Route 1 and George Street Park. Reviewers describe the staff as friendly and pleasant, and the community members … (read more)

Sharing Facility

2897 Harson Way, Fort Pierce, FL, 34946

This is a nice facility. The staff goes above and beyond for their residents. Ive seen them in the community at times and they are always laughing and enjoying themselves. Great caregivers.
This is a nice facility. The staff goes above and beyond for their residents. Ive seen them in the community at times and they are always laughing and enjoying themselves. Great caregivers.

Seminole Acres Kanlake Ii Inc

3562 Seminole Rd, Fort Pierce, FL, 34951


Bowe’S Retirement Homes Inc

2739 Cherokee Ave, Fort Pierce, FL, 34946


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Vero Beach

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 Florida. 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 Vero Beach

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is responsible for licensing assisted living facilities in the state. It ensures that the facilities are following the laws when it comes to staffing and residents’ health and safety.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Vero Beach

  • Seniors in Florida can hold on to more of their earnings as the state doesn’t tax incomes, including Social Security benefits and pensions. It also doesn’t have an inheritance tax or estate tax. Seniors in Vero Beach can get more detailed information and support by contacting the taxpayer service center in Ft. Pierce.
  • Getting around Vero Beach and Indian River County is inexpensive for seniors. There is a free bus service with 15 fixed routes that operates Mondays to Saturdays. Seniors who pass the eligibility tests can use the Community Coach, a door-to-door service that uses wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
  • Vero Beach is one of the safer cities in Florida. The chances of being a victim of a violent crime are 1 in 481 compared to the state average of 1 in 258. Property crime, though more common, is still below average, with the chances being 1 in 65, compared to Florida’s average of 1 in 56.  
  • Despite its compact size, Vero Beach is home to several medical facilities. Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital deals with a wide range of medical needs, including seniors affected by strokes and those with heart and vascular problems. Indian River County Hospital District operates four facilities throughout the county, including one in Vero Beach, and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Treasure Coast focuses on helping people recovering from serious illnesses and major surgery. 
  • Vero Beach is generally recognized as an affordable place to live. Its average cost of living index is 95.1, which is significantly below the state average of 102.8. The cost of healthcare is often lower too, with a cost index of 95 compared to the state’s 98. 
  • Although Vero Beach can get hot and humid in July, with temperatures averaging 90 degrees and above-average levels of rainfall, the heat is tempered by cool Atlantic breezes. In January, seniors can expect pleasant temperatures in the region of 51 degrees, which contributes to the city achieving a comfort index of 9.1 — with 10 being the optimum.

Paying for Assisted Living in Vero Beach

With fees averaging $3,350, Vero Beach is an affordable location for seniors considering assisted living. Its fees are notably below the state and national averages of $4,000 and $4,500, respectively. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Vero Beach is the most economical choice in the region. Sebring comes close, at $3,436, but seniors will need to budget for at least another $1,000 annually. Down the coast in Port St. Lucie, fees begin to rise steeply, with typical fees of $3,763, and up in Palm Bay, the gap with Vero Beach is even wider, at $4,461.

$3350

Vero Beach

$4000

Florida

$4500

The United States

$4461

Palm Bay

$3763

Port St. Lucie

$3436

Sebring

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of several types of senior care. Those who prefer to remain at home can get homemaker or home health aide services, both of which have average fees of $5,100. Seniors able to attend adult day centers have the most affordable option, with fees in the region of $1,300. Those who need 24/7 care provided by nursing homes can expect to pay around $9,680 for a private room, but semiprivate rooms can be had for $8,334.

$5100

Homemaker Services

$5100

Home Health Aide

$1300

Adult Day Health Care

$3350

Assisted Living Facility

$8334

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9680

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Vero Beach was not available, so data for the closest city, Sebastian, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Vero Beach

Florida provides two state programs to help eligible seniors with the cost of services at assisted living facilities: Medicaid Long-Term Care and Assistive Care Services. The state also offers optional state supplementation (OSS) for residents 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 Vero Beach

Seniors in Vero Beach don’t need to feel alone, as there are many resources to help them. The nonprofit organizations included in this list can assist seniors with complaints about their assisted living facilities, loan various types of medical equipment and provide opportunities for volunteers to support their communities.

Resource

Contact

License

(888) 831-0404

Some seniors may not understand their rights within residential care and feel unable to challenge underperforming facilities. The purpose of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is to educate seniors so they know when their rights are being infringed on and to advocate for them if they complain about the quality of their care. The department can also investigate complaints made by third parties and the families of residents.

(727) 319-7440

The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs supports the needs of U.S. military vets and their dependents across the state. In Vero Beach, it operates a VA clinic that provides primary care and behavioral health services, in addition to nutritional advice and rehabilitation. The clinic is also home to a claims specialist who can help vets and their families identify and apply for local, state and federal benefits.

(772) 774-3060

The Resource Center for Disability Solutions provides free short- and long-term loans of durable medical equipment for seniors whose insurance doesn't cover their costs. As the devices are donated, availability isn't consistent, but the organization will attempt to source the required equipment as quickly as possible. Typical loans include wheelchairs, canes, walkers and electric scooters. 

(561) 355-4746

Palm Beach County's Community Services program is one of several resources for seniors. It can provide training for those who want to give back to their communities and connect them with the departments most in need of their support. Volunteers can take on multiple roles, such as providing telephone reassurance to people suffering mental health crises, being a companion to homebound seniors, giving clerical support to various county departments and passing on their life skills and experience to younger members of the community.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Vero Beach

Vero Beach Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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