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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $4,125 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 22 assisted living facilities in Citrus County and X in surrounding areas:
Sunflower Springs is a unique assisted living residence that encourages an active lifestyle and daily fun for seniors. Our activities, amenities, and services promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle. We also offer onsite therapies and transportation to medical appointments and…
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Welcome to New Horizon. We offer the perfect complement of assisted living services for seniors who need help with daily living, but who want to maintain as much independence as possible. You and your family will have peace of mind…
With its friendly staff and welcoming surroundings, Highland Place is a community where seniors can find the supportive services needed to continue living their active lifestyle.
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A provider of supportive living options, Always There Assisted Living, LLC - Citrus Springs, FL offers services and amenities Dunnellon seniors seeking an inviting environment.
The Reserve at Citrus, an Inspirit Senior Living Community located in Lecanto Florida, Citrus County. The Reserve at Citrus is a community that offers a range of services and amenities that meet the ever-changing needs of our residents. Residents receive…
Brookdale Citrus is a senior housing facility with a home-like setting and cheerful staff. Its genuine caring staff, home-style meals, daily activities and special events create a wonderful living environment. The peaceful setting, restaurant-style dining experience and activities make Brookdale…
The entry hall of Crown Court assisted and independent living community is impressive, with an elegant chandelier and sweeping staircase reminiscent of the building's history as a stately hotel. All rooms are private, with a bathroom and spacious closet. Seniors can access an outdoor swimming pool, courtyard with a…
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Grand Living at Citrus Hills offers assisted living, independent living and memory care services to seniors in the Hernando, FL, area. Local attractions make great venues to visit on day trips and include the Art Center of Citrus County, Whispering…
The Royal Dalton House, in the greenbelt community of Sugarmill Woods, is about 10 miles southeast of Homosassa, Florida. Easily accessible via U.S. Route 98 and bordered by wildlife areas to the west and east, Sugarmill Woods keeps seniors close…
Located on West Florida’s Nature Coast, Crystal Gem is truly a Gem in a semi-rural setting on a large, wildlife-inhabited property with lovely gardens, two hours north of Tampa/St. Pete. We offer assistance with various types of personal care, including…
Some of the rooms were a bit small, especially the shared ones with two people. It was bright, airy, and clean. They have bingo, card games, and outings. The first person we met was OK, but she was a bit of a hard sell, and she was really pushing it, but when we went back a second time, we met someone who was much nice...Read more Inspirit Citrus reviews
They were very helpful and volunteered all kinds of information. The place is very clean, and the people were extremely nice. I'd recommend it to anybody. I thought it's a very nice place. They had studios, but they were big enough. Somebody who has a big home moving into this would probably feel very cramped though. T...Read more Inspirit Citrus reviews
Sunflower Springs was an excellent place. They have fair rates, the rooms were all clean, and the people were all engaged in activities. That would be an ideal place for my mother because she's very social, but they can't take care of her trach or feeding tube. We talked to one of the residents, which happens to be my ...Read more Sunflower Springs at Homosassa reviews
We like Sunflower Springs. The rooms are very spacious, and it has a lot of unique amenities that a lot of the other assisted living facilities don't have. The staff is very attentive. My mother-in-law seems to really like the food. The building is amazing, and I know it's been there several years. It looks brand new, ...Read more Sunflower Springs at Homosassa reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average cost of assisted living in Citrus County is higher than both the state average of $3,500 and the national average of $4,000. The price of assisted living in nearby areas varies, with The Villages ($5,031) being significantly more expensive, while costs in Ocala ($3,275), Orlando ($3,275) and Tampa ($3,250) are all lower than Citrus County.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Citrus County, so data for Homosassa Springs, a census-designated place in Citrus County, was used.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Costs for senior care are largely based on the type of care, the number of direct service hours and the cost of living in the area. In Citrus County, nursing home care costs approximately twice the amount of assisted living, while in-home care services are just slightly less expensive than assisted living.
When comparing senior care costs it’s important to factor in additional expenses associated with in-home care, such as utilities, rent, home maintenance and food, while room and board is generally included in the cost of residential care for seniors.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a national health insurance program that is jointly funded by both the federal and state governments. It’s designed to provide low-income Americans of all ages with access to basic health care. In Florida, Medicaid is administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration, a branch of the Florida Department of Children and Families.
To qualify for no-cost Medicaid in Florida, seniors aged 65 and older must earn no more than $2,313 (individual) or $4,626 (couple) a month. Income from all sources must be declared, including wages, pensions, alimony and investment interest.
Medicaid applicants are also limited to owning no more than $2,000 (individual) or $3,000 (couple) in countable assets. Countable assets include cash and bank account balances, recreational real estate, stocks, bonds and any other investments. One vehicle, personal belongings, household furnishings and the applicants’ principle residence are excluded assets as long as the home is valued at $585,000 or less.
Florida seniors aged 65 and older who qualify for Medicaid and need the level of care normally provided in a nursing home, may be eligible for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care, Long-Term Care (SMMC LTC) program. This program helps to reduce rates of nursing home placement in Florida by providing additional services and supports in an assisted living setting to seniors.
In accordance with federal law, seniors who apply for nursing home care will be screened by the Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES) program to evaluate their long-term care needs. This assessment is then reviewed by a designated registered nurse or physician who makes recommendations on the least-restrictive placement option and medically-necessary support services for each senior.
If approved for the SMMC LTC program, seniors living in assisted living may be assigned one or more of the following services:
To learn more about Florida Medicaid and the SMMC LTC program, contact the Citrus County Elder Helpline at (800) 262-2243.
Optional State Supplementation
Florida seniors who are 65 or older, qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and are unable to live independently due to disability or age-related deterioration may be eligible for an SSI top up to help pay for the room-and-board portion of assisted living costs under the Optional State Supplementation (OSS) program.
The maximum OSS payment for a single senior who resides in an assisted living facility is $78.40, while couples applying together may receive a maximum of $156.80.
Veterans Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits
Veterans and their survivors who receive a regular VA pension and either require daily assistance due to a disability or are housebound, may qualify for a pension increase through the VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance. These two benefit programs may also be available to veterans who have previously been excluded from the VA pension due to excess income due to the higher rates provided with these programs.
Under the Aid and Attendance Benefit, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Under the Housebound Allowance, applicants must have a VA disability rating of 100 percent and be largely confined to their home as a direct result of their disability.
Disability doesn’t need to be related to military service for either benefit. Applicants may only be awarded benefits through either Aid and Attendance or Housebound Allowance, even if they meet the criteria for both programs.
Veterans Service Officers from the Citrus County Veterans Service Office can make home visits to assist home bound veterans and their survivors with VA benefit applications.
For more information about the VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance, contact the Citrus County Veterans Service Office at (352) 527-5915.
Citrus County operates four community centers that offer a wide range of social and recreational programming geared towards seniors, including weekly card games, escorted day trips to local attractions and low-cost communal meals.
West Citrus Community Center
8940 West Veterans Drive, Homosassa, FL 34448
East Citrus Community Center
9907 East Gulf to Lake Highway, Inverness, FL 34452
Central Citrus Community Center – Senior Programs
2804 West Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL 34461
Inverness Community Center
1082 North Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34450
There are a number of government and nonprofit agencies that seniors in Citrus County can contact for help with Medicaid programs, assistance with legal issues and information about accessible transportation.
City of Inverness Community Services
212 West Main Street, Inverness, FL 34450
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
106 North Osceola Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450
Veterans who need assistance with VA benefits can contact the Citrus County Veterans Service. The Lecanto Community Based Outpatient Clinic provides primary health care services to eligible veterans of all ages, and the nearby Malcom Randall VA Medical Center offers inpatient health care for Veterans.
Citrus County Veterans Service
2804 West Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL 34461
Lecanto Community Based Outpatient Clinic
2804 West Marc Knighton Court, Suite A, Lecanto, FL 34461-6301
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
1601 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608-1135
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