Approximately 117,400 people live in West Palm Beach, 18.6% of whom are aged 65 and older. It offers the convenience of big city living while retaining the charm of a smaller community. West Palm Beach has a well-earned reputation as a cultural center and is home to the Norton Museum of Art and the Kravis Center, whose four theaters regularly stage an eclectic mix of musicals, concerts, ballets and dramas. The downtown area boasts great shopping opportunities and numerous restaurants serving food from around the world.

Assisted living communities in West Palm Beach are suitable for seniors who find living at home increasingly difficult. They offer clean, comfortable living spaces with staff on hand to help when needed. The typical monthly fee of $3,763 is at the more affordable end of the spectrum for Florida, where the average senior pays $4,000. The combination of West Palm Beach’s charms and below-average assisted living costs makes the city worthy of consideration from seniors looking to make a new home. 

This guide considers the benefits and drawbacks of residing in West Palm Beach and the costs of assisted living and other types of senior care. It also lists some senior-friendly resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in West Palm Beach, FL

Brookdale West Palm Beach

6100 Common Circle, West Palm Beach, FL, 33417

Brookdale West Palm Beach is located just off of Okeechobee Boulevard, the main street of West Palm Beach, giving residents easy access to many quality restaurants, shops and activities throughout the … (read more)
Brookdale West Palm Beach is located just off of Okeechobee Boulevard, the main street of West Palm Beach, giving residents easy access to many quality restaurants, shops and activities throughout the … (read more)

Colonial Assisted Living at West Palm Beach

534 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

I toured Colonial Assisted Living West Palm Beach, FL. I liked that it was only two floors. The rooms were nice, and the staff seemed fairly accommodating. The food is good. The structure is adequate, … (read more)
I toured Colonial Assisted Living West Palm Beach, FL. I liked that it was only two floors. The rooms were nice, and the staff seemed fairly accommodating. The food is good. The structure is adequate, … (read more)

Argo Senior Living at Haverhill Road

2939 S. Haverhill Rd, West Palm Beach, FL, 33415

My mother is very happy living at Argo Senior Living at Haverhill Road. She calls it home, which is important to me. I am very satisfied with their care. My mother just took a fall and fractured her a … (read more)
My mother is very happy living at Argo Senior Living at Haverhill Road. She calls it home, which is important to me. I am very satisfied with their care. My mother just took a fall and fractured her a … (read more)

Colonial Assisted Living at Palm Beach

2090 N Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

I visited when I was looking for a place for my dad. It is a facility which is more like a hospital setting. It’s a larger facility. They were very nice. People were very warm and engaging in conversa … (read more)
I visited when I was looking for a place for my dad. It is a facility which is more like a hospital setting. It’s a larger facility. They were very nice. People were very warm and engaging in conversa … (read more)

Everlasting Family Home Care Services

2722 Oklahoma Street, West Palm Beach, FL, 33406

Everlasting Family Home Care is located in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida, only a few minutes away from Commons Park, The Village Golf Club and Pond Cypress Natural Area, as well as various restau … (read more)
Everlasting Family Home Care is located in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida, only a few minutes away from Commons Park, The Village Golf Club and Pond Cypress Natural Area, as well as various restau … (read more)

Victoria Gardens ALF

701 W 9 Street, West Palm Beach, FL, 33404


2017

Fountainview

111 Executive Center Drive, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

I liked Fountainview a lot. They offer a lot of activities if you want to get involved, like Bingo, movies, and so on. They also have a library where you can borrow books. The service is not good thou … (read more)
I liked Fountainview a lot. They offer a lot of activities if you want to get involved, like Bingo, movies, and so on. They also have a library where you can borrow books. The service is not good thou … (read more)

Wyndham House

417 Westwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

The staff and the owner Jorge are truly professionals that care about the well-being of the residents. Our family is deeply grateful for all the care and support.
The staff and the owner Jorge are truly professionals that care about the well-being of the residents. Our family is deeply grateful for all the care and support.

2013

The Tradition of the Palm Beaches

4920 Loring Drive, West Palm Beach, FL, 33417

We have visited Traditions of the Palm Beaches. They offered CCRC. We had approximately 23 criteria by which we would evaluate the facilities. The Traditions met, if I remember correctly, 21 of those … (read more)
We have visited Traditions of the Palm Beaches. They offered CCRC. We had approximately 23 criteria by which we would evaluate the facilities. The Traditions met, if I remember correctly, 21 of those … (read more)

Cresthaven Senior Living Community

5100 Cresthaven Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL, 33415

My sister is currently a resident there and is having a very poor experience. My sister needs assistance with a shower but has not received help and 3 different occasions. My sister has dietary rest … (read more)
My sister is currently a resident there and is having a very poor experience. My sister needs assistance with a shower but has not received help and 3 different occasions. My sister has dietary rest … (read more)

Hidden Garden Assisted Living Residence

4373 Venus Avenue , West Palm Beach, FL, 33406

Hidden Garden Assisted Living Residence is tucked away in a sunny corner of West Palm Beach, Florida, conveniently located right next to the international airport and major highways. Residents enjoy t … (read more)
Hidden Garden Assisted Living Residence is tucked away in a sunny corner of West Palm Beach, Florida, conveniently located right next to the international airport and major highways. Residents enjoy t … (read more)

Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens

100 Discovery Way, West Palm Beach, FL, 33418

Discovery Village at Palm Beach Gardens is located in the western part of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, near PGA National Park and the Grassy Waters Preserve. Residents and visitors praise the staff me … (read more)
Discovery Village at Palm Beach Gardens is located in the western part of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, near PGA National Park and the Grassy Waters Preserve. Residents and visitors praise the staff me … (read more)

Joy of Living Care Services

5710 Coconut Rd., West Palm Beach, FL, 33413

In addition to the many activities for my mother and the other residents, you provide many special events that include families "“ from car shows and casino nights to holiday parties and egg hunts. … (read more)
In addition to the many activities for my mother and the other residents, you provide many special events that include families "“ from car shows and casino nights to holiday parties and egg hunts. … (read more)

Hibiscus Palace III

113 Meadow Woode Drive, West Palm Beach, FL, 33411

My mother-in-law will move in this Friday. We liked this place for several reasons. First, it’s just a small place that gives you a homey feeling because there are rocking chairs around. Second, it’s … (read more)
My mother-in-law will move in this Friday. We liked this place for several reasons. First, it’s just a small place that gives you a homey feeling because there are rocking chairs around. Second, it’s … (read more)

Beeva Place

137 Santiago Street, West Palm Beach, FL, 33411

My mother was raised in Jamaica, and Beeva Place has Jamaican staff and cook Jamaican food. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and very dedicated. They take them for walks, and they play games and … (read more)
My mother was raised in Jamaica, and Beeva Place has Jamaican staff and cook Jamaican food. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and very dedicated. They take them for walks, and they play games and … (read more)

Lourdes-Noreen McKeen

315 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

Lourdes-Noreen McKeen was great and really terrific. The apartments were clean and beautiful; they faced the water and were great. The lady there was great. She was very nice and informative. There wa … (read more)
Lourdes-Noreen McKeen was great and really terrific. The apartments were clean and beautiful; they faced the water and were great. The lady there was great. She was very nice and informative. There wa … (read more)

Garden Villas

912 N. OLIVE AVENUE, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

The Garden Villas assisted living facility looked really well-kept from the outside as we drove up. The patio areas also had barbeques where they can host gatherings and private parties. The area is … (read more)
The Garden Villas assisted living facility looked really well-kept from the outside as we drove up. The patio areas also had barbeques where they can host gatherings and private parties. The area is … (read more)

ALF Home Assisted Living Plus More

4941 Pine Cone Lane, West Palm Beach, FL, 33417

Located in gorgeous West Palm Beach, FL, ALF Home Assisted Living Plus More is an assisted living facility that has a family-friendly atmosphere. This community is staffed by a courteous, helpful team … (read more)
Located in gorgeous West Palm Beach, FL, ALF Home Assisted Living Plus More is an assisted living facility that has a family-friendly atmosphere. This community is staffed by a courteous, helpful team … (read more)

Doreen’s Assisted Living

3217 BROADWAY, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407


Golden Years Alf

321 WEST BLUE HERON BLVD, West Palm Beach, FL, 33404


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in West Palm 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 West Palm Beach

Assisted living facilities in the Sunshine State are governed by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. This agency is responsible for licensing, inspecting and monitoring all of the assisted living communities within Florida. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Palm Beach

  • West Palm Beach’s climate is more suitable than most for older residents. In January, temperatures hover around a pleasantly cool 56 degrees, and in July, a comfortably warm 90 degrees is normal. There’s also the benefit of breezes coming in from the Atlantic being weakened by Palm Beach before they arrive in the city. Seniors should also expect an above-average 63 inches of rain and around 238 sunny days per year, which is far more than the U.S. average of 205.
  • The city has a better-than-average health cost index of 96.3. Although water quality is below average, West Palm Beach’s excellent air quality and high performance in cleaning contaminated land improve its score overall. Commute times in the city are lower too, and the number of Medicare-registered physicians exceeds the national average of 210 per 100,00 people by 44.
  • The cost of living index in West Palm Beach is 108.1, which is higher than the state and national indices. Transportation, housing and grocery costs appear to be the major factors. However, only transportation is likely to have a significant impact on the incomes of the city’s seniors residing in assisted living facilities. The healthcare cost index is lower, suggesting West Palm Beach’s seniors pay less for their medical needs than the typical American.
  • Many hospitals serve the city’s seniors. St. Mary’s Medical Center is a well-established acute care hospital specializing in stroke treatments, neurology, orthopedics and kidney dialysis. Good Samaritan Medical Center has an emergency room, performs general surgery and specializes in sleep disorders. There’s also the JFK Medical Center to the north of the city, which specializes in pain management, physical therapy and emergency care.
  • Rates for property and violent crimes in West Palm Beach are above the state averages. However, crime rates aren’t the same in every neighborhood, so it may be worth considering areas with fewer recorded crimes. A benefit of residing in an assisted living community is that many have modern security systems and staff on-site 24-hours a day.

Paying for Assisted Living in West Palm Beach

The average monthly fee for West Palm Beach is $3,763, making the city an attractive choice when compared to others in the state as the typical Floridian pays $4,000. The city is also more affordable than most across the country because the national average fee is $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Although West Palm Beach’s assisted living average is below the norm for Florida, it’s not the region’s most affordable city. Up the coast in Sebastian, it’s common to find facilities charging $3,350 per month, and inland, Sebring’s average is $3,436. However, costs above West Palm Beach’s are more likely, such as in Cape Coral, where seniors can expect to pay around $4,334.

$3763

West Palm Beach

$4000

Florida

$4500

The United States

$3350

Sebastian

$3436

Sebring

$4334

Cape Coral

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is an affordable alternative to home visits from caregivers, which can cost $4,671 for homemaker services or $4,767 for home health aide support. Nursing homes are even more expensive, typically costing $8,164 for a semiprivate room and $8,943 for a private one. Only adult day centers charge lower fees, at $1,517.

$4671

Homemaker Services

$4767

Home Health Aide

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$3763

Assisted Living Facility

$8164

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8943

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for West Palm Beach was not available, so data for the closest city, Port St. Lucie, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in West Palm Beach

Seniors living in West Palm Beach have two financial assistance options that help cover the costs of assisted living: the Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program and the Optional State Supplementation program. Seniors can apply for both programs through the Palm Beach office of the Florida Department of Children and Families.

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 West Palm Beach

Seniors in West Palm Beach can get free assistance from many nonprofits in the region. The following list has information and links for assisted living residents, organizations dedicated to helping veterans and other resources that provide greater socialization opportunities.

Resource

Contact

License

(888) 831-0404

The purpose of the state-funded Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is to educate and assist seniors living in residential care communities. Its trained volunteers, known as ombudsmen, regularly visit facilities to engage with the residents, help them understand their rights and support them if they're in dispute with their facility's owners and managers. The program can also provide copies of inspection reports to help seniors make more informed choices when looking for the ideal assisted living facility in West Palm Beach.

(727) 319-7440

The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs is an organization dedicated to helping those who served get the most from its counseling services. It provides support to U.S. military vets and their dependents, focusing on psychological conditions, such as depression and PTSD. It also refers vets and their families to associated organizations, such as Veterans Affairs if they need help claiming benefits, and facilities within the VA West Palm Beach Healthcare System if their needs are medical.

(561) 355-4750

Palm Beach County operates two senior centers within 15 minutes of West Palm Beach. They're open Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Membership isn't necessary, and there are normally no costs, but some classes require a nominal fee. The centers focus on health promotion, fun games and education, in addition to administering screenings for preventative health issues. There are also frequent day trips and special events within the facilities, such as birthday celebrations.

(561) 640-2995

Clinics Can Help is a nonprofit organization that recycles and reuses medical equipment throughout Palm Beach County. It can loan a wide range of devices to needy residents of all ages. Typically loaned equipment includes wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and nebulizers. There's no requirement for seniors to pay for the equipment, but donations are gratefully accepted. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Palm Beach

West Palm 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