18 Assisted Living Facilities in Vero Beach, FL
Isles of Vero Beach1700 Waterford Dr, Vero Beach, FL
The Brennity at Vero Beach7955 16th Manor, Vero Beach, FL
HarborChase of Vero Beach4150 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach, FL
Brookdale Vero Beach South410 4th Court, Vero Beach, FL
Florida Baptist Retirement Center1006 33rd Street, Vero Beach, FL
Solaris Senior Living Vero Beach3855 Indian River Boulevard, Vero Beach, FL
Dixie Oak Manor, LLC6410 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, FL
Sonata Vero Beach2425 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL
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Orchid Island Manor, LLC1914 21ST STREET, Vero Beach, FL
Rosewood Manor of Vero Beach, LLC3710 14th Street, Vero Beach, FL
Green Gables ALF1934 22ND AVENUE, Vero Beach, FL
Somerset House1540 Oak Harbor Blvd., Vero Beach, FL
Oakbridge Terrace Assisted Living at Indian River Estates2200 Indian Creek Blvd., Vero Beach, FL
Angel Care At Vero Beach Inc1130 7 Avenue, Vero Beach, FL
Pelican Garden Assisted Living177 Empress Ave, Sebastian, FL
Sharing Facility2897 Harson Way, Fort Pierce, FL
Seminole Acres Kanlake Ii Inc3562 Seminole Rd, Fort Pierce, FL
Bowe'S Retirement Homes Inc2739 Cherokee Ave, Fort Pierce, FL
At A Glance
There are 18 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Vero Beach is $3,179 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Vero Beach
Vero Beach, Florida is a small coastal city with beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean. The city's median age is 51.6, with seniors over the age of 60 making up 35 percent of the population. The city has 14 assisted living facilities for seniors to choose from, and there are another 12 located in nearby cities. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs oversees these facilities, ensuring administrators obtain a standard license to operate and the facilities follow all of the state's laws and regulations regarding property maintenance and resident care. In addition, ALFs can obtain one of three specialty licenses.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Vero Beach
- Vero Beach's location in South Florida promises warm weather throughout the year. January is the coolest month, with an average high temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures climb in the summer months to the upper 80s. Fortunately, the ocean breeze cools the city off a bit, making it easy for seniors to spend time outdoors.
Cost of living in Vero Beach is just under the national average. While some expenses, including groceries and utilities, are higher than average, housing prices are below average.
Crime rates in Vero Beach are comparable to the state of Florida and national averages. The city is safer than 19 percent of U.S. cities.
- Public transportation is accessible through GoLine, which operates 15 fixed routes through Indian River County. All buses are wheelchair accessible.
- The Vero Beach area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Indian River Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Vero Beach has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Senior Resource Association, an organization that operates the only licensed senior center in the area.
Paying for Assisted Living in Vero Beach
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Vero Beach start around $3,179 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 Vero Beach 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 Vero Beach
Eligible Vero Beach seniors can apply for financial assistance through two state programs. The Optional State Supplementation program is an income-based program that offers a monthly stipend to in-need individuals to help with assisted living facility expenses. In addition, Medicaid-eligible seniors can apply for funding through the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program, which includes the Long-Term Care Managed Care Program and Managed Medical Assistance 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 Vero Beach
Vero Beach 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 Vero Beach
Vero Beach-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.