Like seniors in many Florida cities, Bradenton’s older residents benefit from great weather and living among their peers: Over 25% of the city’s 59,439 residents are seniors aged 65 or older. Bradenton’s elders can seek medical care at the Manatee Memorial Hospital, which counts stroke care and rehabilitation among its capabilities, and the Blake Medical Center, among other facilities.

According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, Bradenton’s nursing home care costs are a bit higher than average. A typical semiprivate room in Bradenton costs $9,186 per month, while the national monthly average rate for such a room is $7,756. Residents who pay those rates receive intensive levels of care in return, as nursing homes have features such as 24-hour staffing and the presence of licensed nurses, plus access to rehabilitation services. In general, nursing homes are an expensive form of senior care. If their features are not necessary, home health care or assisted living are often more appropriate and less expensive choices for seniors.

This guide looks into the costs of nursing homes and other types of senior care and provides valuable information about some of Bradenton’s resources for older adults.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Bradenton, FL

2014, 2015

Freedom Village of Bradenton

6410 21st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34209

We had a disappointing experience at Freedom Village at Bradenton. The outside grounds are beautiful, and most of the nursing are pretty good, but the CNAs were not trained properly. There were just t … (read more)
We had a disappointing experience at Freedom Village at Bradenton. The outside grounds are beautiful, and most of the nursing are pretty good, but the CNAs were not trained properly. There were just t … (read more)

Bradenton – Westminster Manor

1700 21st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34205

My mother was a patient here for approximately 2 months, I visited her just about every day she was there. She was in the back building for rehabilitation. This section is also the skilled nursing l … (read more)
My mother was a patient here for approximately 2 months, I visited her just about every day she was there. She was in the back building for rehabilitation. This section is also the skilled nursing l … (read more)

Westminster Point Pleasant

1533 4TH AVE W, Bradenton, FL, 34205

Westminster Point Pleasant is a great spot. It’s beautiful. They’ve got good people working there and my wife lives in a five-star unit. They have different buildings on their campus, some are with nu … (read more)
Westminster Point Pleasant is a great spot. It’s beautiful. They’ve got good people working there and my wife lives in a five-star unit. They have different buildings on their campus, some are with nu … (read more)

Surrey Place

5525 21ST AVENUE WEST, Bradenton, FL, 34209

My father is currently there and is recieving the best care I think he could ever get from the doctor and the staff. I live out of town but did not want to move him back by me because I feel like they … (read more)
My father is currently there and is recieving the best care I think he could ever get from the doctor and the staff. I live out of town but did not want to move him back by me because I feel like they … (read more)

Braden River Rehabilitation Center

2010 Manatee Avenue E, Bradenton, FL, 34208

The facility needs a good cleaning and staff members should have been checked for Covid 19 much earlier than they were. Would not recommend this facility. There is a huge disconnect between department … (read more)
The facility needs a good cleaning and staff members should have been checked for Covid 19 much earlier than they were. Would not recommend this facility. There is a huge disconnect between department … (read more)

Bradenton Health Care

6305 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL, 34210

Bradenton Health Care Cortez road did NOT protect my mother!!!!!!! BE AWARE! Check your family members ENTIRE body EVERY TIME you visit!!! Look for hidden bruising!!! Check everywhere!! Every time.
Bradenton Health Care Cortez road did NOT protect my mother!!!!!!! BE AWARE! Check your family members ENTIRE body EVERY TIME you visit!!! Look for hidden bruising!!! Check everywhere!! Every time.

Casa Mora Rehab & Extended Care

1902 59th Street W, Bradenton, FL, 34209

I live in Massachusetts but I have visited my family member at this facility many times in the last several months. The rooms are clean and conservative. The staff are very caring and go out of thei … (read more)
I live in Massachusetts but I have visited my family member at this facility many times in the last several months. The rooms are clean and conservative. The staff are very caring and go out of thei … (read more)

Bay Vue

105 15TH STREET EAST, Bradenton, FL, 34208

Please think twice before placing a loved one at his facility. 1) Not giving prescribed medication and medication errors by Med Techs, 2) Stealing from Rooms, 3) Yelling at residents by staff and admi … (read more)
Please think twice before placing a loved one at his facility. 1) Not giving prescribed medication and medication errors by Med Techs, 2) Stealing from Rooms, 3) Yelling at residents by staff and admi … (read more)

Heritage Park Care and Rehabilitation Center

2302 59th Street West , Bradenton, FL, 34209

Please do NOT send your loved one here, especially if they are older, because if they do get out of HP, they will be much worse than when they went in. My father went in after having elbow surgery (a … (read more)
Please do NOT send your loved one here, especially if they are older, because if they do get out of HP, they will be much worse than when they went in. My father went in after having elbow surgery (a … (read more)

Greenbriar Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

210 21ST AVE W , Bradenton, FL, 34205

At first sight the facility is beautiful. The so called attention to detail was on point until you look beyond the facade of falsehood. We as a family were told my father was "doing great" walked 700f … (read more)
At first sight the facility is beautiful. The so called attention to detail was on point until you look beyond the facade of falsehood. We as a family were told my father was "doing great" walked 700f … (read more)

The Woods of Manatee Springs

5627 9th Street East , Bradenton, FL, 34203

This place is more than terrible, why it is still able to operate is beyond me. I wouldn’t like my worst enemy to stay there. The only good thing that happened to me was the lady I had for therapy. Ot … (read more)
This place is more than terrible, why it is still able to operate is beyond me. I wouldn’t like my worst enemy to stay there. The only good thing that happened to me was the lady I had for therapy. Ot … (read more)

Life Care Center Of Sarasota

8104 North Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL, 34243

My husband has been in the Life Care Center of Sarasota. It’s like a little hospital, and I guess that you have long-term care there, but we’re only on the nursing area side. The nurses seem very atte … (read more)
My husband has been in the Life Care Center of Sarasota. It’s like a little hospital, and I guess that you have long-term care there, but we’re only on the nursing area side. The nurses seem very atte … (read more)

Riviera Palms Rehabilitation Center

926 HABEN BLVD, Palmetto, FL, 34221

The Riviera Palms Rehabilitation Center is caring, careful, and clean. The food is good and they’re taking very good care of my wife. The rooms are spacious, clean, very nice, and air-conditioned. Th … (read more)
The Riviera Palms Rehabilitation Center is caring, careful, and clean. The food is good and they’re taking very good care of my wife. The rooms are spacious, clean, very nice, and air-conditioned. Th … (read more)

Springwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

4602 NORTHGATE COURT, Sarasota, FL, 34234

The care of this facility is fine but don’t let them arrange transportation from facility to dr office. My family member which is a disabled veteran in the parking lot for 5 hours until the transport … (read more)
The care of this facility is fine but don’t let them arrange transportation from facility to dr office. My family member which is a disabled veteran in the parking lot for 5 hours until the transport … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Bradenton, Florida

On average, a semiprivate room in a Bradenton nursing home costs $9,186 per month. The corresponding cost for a private room is $10,463.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Compared to the country as a whole, where the rate is $7,756, Bradenton’s rate of $9,186 for semiprivate rooms is more expensive. Its average cost is also more expensive than Florida’s average, which is $8,669.

Up the coast, Tampa comes in at $9,946, making it more expensive than Bradenton. To the south, Punta Gorda’s rate, $9,125, is slightly less than Bradenton’s. Prices fall to the east: Farther inland, Lakeland’s rate is $8,638, and Sebring’s is $7,452.

$9186

Bradenton

$8669

Florida

$7756

The United States

$9125

Punta Gorda

$9946

Tampa

$8638

Lakeland

$7452

Sebring

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Older adults and their families may find it useful to consider the costs of several types of senior care. In Bradenton, on average, home care and home health care cost $4,385 and $4,576 per month, respectively. The median cost for assisted living is $3,888 per month. Meanwhile, semiprivate nursing home rooms run an average of $9,186 per month, while private rooms come in at $10,463 per month.

$4385

Home care

$4576

Home health care

$3888

Assisted living

$9186

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10463

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Bradenton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, North Port, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Bradenton, Florida

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Bradenton, Florida

Below are some of Bradenton’s senior-focused resources. Some of these offerings can reduce the cost and chore burden of living at home, making it possible to remain there longer. Other services help when moving to another setting, such as a nursing home, becomes the best choice for a senior.

ResourceContact Service
Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee County(941) 747-4655
The flagship program of Meals on Wheels PLUS is a home-delivered meals service that provides dietitian-approved nutrition to homebound individuals 60 and older. Other criteria, such as a recent hospital discharge, may qualify an individual as well, and funding for meals is available in some circumstances. Pureed meals are an option. This organization also operates a food pantry and congregate dining sites.
Manatee County Senior Services(941) 742-5818
Manatee County offers several sources of assistance for seniors, including the Elder Helpline, which provides information and refers callers to other helpful organizations. Additionally, seniors may be eligible for case management and homemaker and personal care services. Medical transportation and home-delivered meals are among the county’s other services. A utility-bill assistance program is available as well to help seniors who meet certain income requirements.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman(850) 414-2323
Supporting residents of Florida’s long-term care facilities, the Ombudsman Program educates seniors on their civil, religious and visitation rights. It also performs confidential investigations on behalf of residents’ concerned loved ones at no charge. The program’s ombudsmen work with facilities’ staff members to resolve issues.
Manatee County Veterans Services(941) 745-3795
In Manatee County, the Veterans Service Office helps military veterans understand and access their benefits. Seniors who served in the military can access help with disability claims and pension income, burial and memorial benefits, and health care through the Veterans Administration. Aid for survivors and dependents is available from the Veterans Service Office as well.
Senior Connection Center(1-800) 336-2226The Senior Connection Center counsels older adults on their Medicare benefits through the SHINE program, providing advice on topics such as enrollment, prescription drugs, claims and billing problems. The center’s specialists can advise seniors regarding long-term care placement and supportive services, providing referrals when appropriate.