Understanding The Cost of Assisted Living in Florida

With over 2,100 assisted living communities, Florida seniors certainly have their choice of permanent lodgings. But the Sunshine State has a large, diverse population of seniors ages 65 and better; when it comes to these communities, one size does not fit all.

When it comes to assisted living in Florida, costs are usually the deciding factor for potential residents and their families. The cost can be based on location, personalized care level, on-site amenities, and apartment sizes. Residents typically pay a monthly fee and don’t have to worry about utility bills, property taxes, or grocery store trips.

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Understanding the breakdown of assisted living costs in Florida will help you make an educated decision.

The Harrison of Wildwood team is always happy to explain the financial aspects of assisted living to potential residents and their families. Armed with this useful information, you’ll be more confident about making educated decisions – keep reading because we’re here to help.

How Much Is Assisted Living in Florida? What Senior Community Pricing Includes

Assisted living costs less in Florida due to lower taxes, living expenses, and a competitive market for senior care services. These are the main cost categories:

Monthly Residence Fees

The primary expense in assisted living is the monthly residence fee. That covers accommodation, utilities, and basic services. The costs can differ significantly across the state, with urban areas generally having higher fees than suburban or rural regions.

Personal Care Services

Assisted living costs in Florida also include personal care services such as assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), medication management, and wellness programs. The level of care required by residents directly influences this aspect of the overall expenses.

We offer three chef-prepared meals daily, housekeeping and laundry services, daily activities, and 24-hour available support. Here are some of the other personal care services you’ll find in our community:

The Harrison of Wildwood Assisted Living Services

  • Medication administration
  • Activities of daily living (ADLs) support (bathing, dressing, personal care)
  • On-site therapy
  • Personal care supplies delivered by Harbor Solutions

The Harrison of Wildwood Memory Care Services

  • Nurse oversight
  • Higher team member-to-resident ratio
  • Medication administration
  • Memory-enhancing activities in the Pathways Program
  • Activities of daily living (ADLs) and support (bathing, dressing, personal care)
  • On-site therapy
  • Extended Congregate Care with expanded services
  • Dining with GRACE nutrition program

Meal Plans

An assisted living community’s culinary program accounts for a significant portion of the monthly costs. Many assisted living communities offer meal plans, and the pricing structure can vary. It’s important to ask about the quality, nutrition, and variety of the included meals.

Our community offers several on-site restaurants with various culinary options and weekly menus.

Amenities and Recreational Activities

Engaging amenities and recreational activities are part of the overall assisted living experience. These desirable perks, from on-site fitness centers and salons to well-attended programs and social events, contribute to the overall cost. Keep in mind that communities with extensive indoor and outdoor amenities may have higher associated fees.

Assessing Affordability of Assisted Living Pricing

Navigating assisted living costs in Florida requires a strategic approach to assess affordability and plan accordingly. Here are some tips to help you make informed decisions about paying for assisted living:

  • Understand the level of care required. These needs vary from individual to individual. Assessing the specific requirements of your loved one will help you choose a new home that offers the right support without unnecessary expenses.
  • Research multiple communities. Explore assisted living communities across Florida to get a better view of the pricing landscape. Consider location, reputation, and included services to make an informed decision.
  • Inquire about additional fees. Beyond the core costs, ask about any potential additional fees for a level of care that might arise when paying for assisted living. Some communities may charge extra for specialized services or events, and knowing about them upfront can prevent future surprises.

Understanding the breakdown of monthly costs for assisted living will help point you in the right direction for making your final selection. We can explain them in greater detail and show you our community’s well-designed apartments, common areas, and other features to help you make a decision that aligns with your needs and budget.

Reimagine Senior Care at The Harrison of Wildwood

Our new and exceptional Wildwood senior care community provides assisted living, memory care, and luxury amenities to help you live your best life. Contact us today to see what our exceptional community offers.

All-Inclusive Memory Care at Great Rates!

All-Inclusive Memory Care at Great Rates!

Give your loved one access to personalized memory care in our Pathways Program starting at only $3,895.

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Give your loved one access to personalized memory care in our Pathways Program
starting at only $3,895.

Fill out the form to claim this incredible value!

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