Sunny Vero Beach, FL, has 17,503 residents, and 28% of them are ages 65 and older. Seniors here have access to world-class medical services at Cleveland Clinic’s Indian River Hospital and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Treasure Coast. Other nearby facilities include Sebastian River Medical Center and a host of geriatric specialty offices.

Nursing homes are often the last resort among senior care options. They provide 24/7 monitoring, personal assistance and specialized medical services that elders may not be able to receive while living at home. Nursing home care typically includes services from skilled nurses, nursing aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Such extensive support makes this arrangement quite costly compared to other accommodations, especially in Vero Beach. The national average for a semiprivate room is $7,756 per month, but a room in Vero Beach costs an average of $8,644, according to the Genworth Financial 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Home health care or assisted living might be more affordable and adequate for individuals who do not yet require high levels of care.

This guide offers more in-depth information on senior care pricing in Vero Beach. It also lists some local programs that support elders and their families here and throughout Indian River County.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Vero Beach, FL

Palm Garden of Vero Beach

1755 37th Street, Vero Beach, FL, 32960

I would like to share how our family feels about the care our mom is getting at Palm Garden. All of the staff are an incredibly professional group of people who work as a team in every way. Our mom … (read more)
I would like to share how our family feels about the care our mom is getting at Palm Garden. All of the staff are an incredibly professional group of people who work as a team in every way. Our mom … (read more)

Royal Palm Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

2180 10th Avenue , Vero Beach, FL, 32960

Grace Rehabilitation is a nice place, and everything else was good. They have bingo, shows and people that come in. It was a nice experience, and the help staff was very good.
Grace Rehabilitation is a nice place, and everything else was good. They have bingo, shows and people that come in. It was a nice experience, and the help staff was very good.

Florida Baptist Retirement Center

1006 33rd St, Vero Beach, FL, 32960

Florida Baptist Retirement Center 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 peacef … (read more)
Florida Baptist Retirement Center 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 peacef … (read more)

Atlantic Health and Rehabilitation

3663 15th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL, 32960

My friend is in Atlantic Health and Rehabilitation now and they are so good. I like their honesty. It’s an immaculate facility. They have nice and caring people and excellent food. I wouldn’t hesitate … (read more)
My friend is in Atlantic Health and Rehabilitation now and they are so good. I like their honesty. It’s an immaculate facility. They have nice and caring people and excellent food. I wouldn’t hesitate … (read more)

Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach

1310 37th Street , Vero Beach, FL, 32960

My brother was in Consulate first in Rehab, then in their long term section. He was happy there .. he spent almost 2 years there and recently passed away. He liked the food and the staff .. they tend … (read more)
My brother was in Consulate first in Rehab, then in their long term section. He was happy there .. he spent almost 2 years there and recently passed away. He liked the food and the staff .. they tend … (read more)

Indian River Estates

2250 Indian Creek BLVD, Vero Beach, FL, 32966


Nursing Home Costs in Vero Beach, Florida

In Vero Beach, nursing home semiprivate rooms cost an average of $8,644 per month. Private rooms cost an average of $9,977 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Comparing average monthly semiprivate room rates, Vero Beach’s nursing home costs are $888 above the national average of $7,756. Prices here are barely under Florida’s statewide median of $8,669.

Vero Beach’s average rate is close to that of its neighbor, Port St. Lucie, which is 34 miles south and has an average cost of $8,341 per month. Seniors here pay $542 less than those in Palm Bay, which is 31 miles north, who see an average price of $9,186. Orlando, 105 miles northwest, has a median price of $9,125, which is $481 above Vero Beach’s rate. In Sebring, located 92 miles west, nursing home costs average around $7,452 per month, which is $1,192 below prices in Vero Beach.

$8644

Vero Beach

$8669

Florida

$7756

The United States

$7452

Sebring

$8341

Port St. Lucie

$9125

Orlando

$9186

Palm Bay Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Comparing nursing home prices with average costs for other types of care in Vero Beach can help families determine the best placement for their aging loved one. The least expensive choice is adult day health care, which costs an average of $1,300 per month. The next most affordable arrangements are homemaker and home health aide services, with a median rate of $4,338 and $4,385 respectively. Assisted living costs slightly more at $4,500 per month. Nursing home care carries the highest cost among senior care options. A semiprivate room here in Vero Beach costs $8,644 per month, and a private room costs $9,977.

$1300

Adult day health care

$4338

Homemaker services

$4385

Home health aide

$4500

Assisted living

$8644

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9977

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Vero Beach was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Sebastian Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Vero Beach, 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 Vero Beach, Florida

Seniors and their families in Vero Beach can reach out to the following resources for financial, medical or social support. Some services help delay entry into a nursing home. Others can ease the transition into a long-term care facility if it becomes necessary.

ResourceContactService
Senior Resource Association (SRA)(772) 569-0760The SRA is Indian River County’s leading agency for free and low-cost services for elders who prefer to age at home. It is a source of information and referrals for in-home care, home-delivered meals, therapeutic programs and transportation. The SRA also offers guardianship services to incapacitated adults. The organization features the only state-licensed Adult Enrichment and Respite facilities in the county.
Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(850) 414-2323The Florida Ombudsman Program advocates for the well-being, health and safety of long-term care facility residents. Ombudsmen investigate and work to resolve grievances for these residents and regularly conduct assessments of long-term care facilities. They also develop resident and family councils to empower individuals and families to stand up for their rights as long-term care consumers.
Florida SHINE(800) 963-5337The Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program offers free assistance with Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance concerns. Trained specialists provide one-on-one, confidential and neutral information and counseling to help seniors make informed health care decisions regarding long-term care planning.