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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,425 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 60 assisted living facilities in Jacksonville and 14 in surrounding areas.
Enjoy unparalleled convenience in a resort-like atmosphere at Cypress Village, a continuing care retirement community in Jacksonville that provides a full range of senior services.
Expect fine resort living with impeccable style at Brookdale Atrium Way, where we offer a complete range of senior care options, wonderful amenities and professional staff.
Charming and comfortable, Atria Park of San Pablo is a dynamic retirement community that offers its residents a perfect combination of relaxation and excitement.
When seniors need assistance with daily living activities or memory care, Ashford Court at March Landing offers compassionate care in a welcoming setting.
Brookdale Southside is a scenic oasis for active seniors and assisted living residents in a city with endless beaches, cultural events and culinary adventures galore.
Elmcroft of Timberlin Parc is a Jacksonville assisted living and Alzheimer's care community offering accommodations for those who may require assistance in their daily living activities.
Sunrise of Jacksonville is dedicated to serving residents with excellence and compassion, in our lovely community only minutes from shopping, dining, movies and medical services.
Steps from Deerwood Village Shopping Center and offering quick access to I-295, Brookdale Mandarin is a friendly and conveniently located community in south Jacksonville.
Brookdale Avondale is a quiet senior community offering personalized assisted living care in a beautiful residential setting close to restaurants, shopping and hospitals.
First-class memory care and assisted living services delivered in a homelike setting—this is what families will discover when visiting HarborChase of Jacksonville.
Offering Concierge Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care, this dynamic community provides the appropriate care and services to match each resident’s capabilities and needs. This approach affords you the care that you desire and the peace of mind you deserve.…
Brookdale Southpoint (formerly known as Emeritus at Southpoint) offers a homelike setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Brookdale Southpoint is proud…
Noble Garden is an assisted living facility as well as a home and community. Our purpose is to uphold family values and family-oriented quality care toward our residents. We strive to be as though we are an extension of their…
Noble House and Noble Gardens are assisted living facilities as well as a home and community. Our purpose is to uphold family values and family-oriented quality care toward our residents. We strive to be as though we are an extension…
Trout River Assisted Living Facility allows you or your loved one to enjoy the relaxation and comfort of a home-setting while receiving quality assistance. A Registered Nurse is on call 24 hrs and trained caregivers are on site 24hrs.Trout River…
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Mi Casa is a Latin-based, family oriented community located in a residential area of Jacksonville, Florida, and because of our small size, our residents feel like part of a family.
Home for Me is a state-licensed care home in Jacksonville, Florida providing a pleasant alternative to larger assisted living facilities for those who can no longer live safely alone.
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A1 Care Systems Assisted Living Facility is a pleasant residential alternative to larger assisted living facilities featuring charming care and reliable personalized attention.
Fort Caroline Gardens is a 78 bed facility located in a nice and quiet residential neighborhood on Fort Caroline Road. Although we have many residents who are healthy, alert, and independent, our staff experience allows us to provide a home…
From our tranquil and relaxing atmosphere to our luxurious apartments with modern amenities—HarborChase of Mandarin provides helpful and convenient services that make life easier and more enjoyable. Residents can enjoy a cafè latte just the way they like it, in…
Almost Home staff specialize in care for those individuals with memory impairment such as Alzheimer's. Our small, homelike environment is truly what d...
Taylor Manor provides care and housing for the aged through a 104 room assisted living facility. This facility has been in operation since 1988 and provides a helping hand with activities of everyday life: meals, housekeeping, personal care, and more.…
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Some Place Like Home, Inc., comprised of four "most unique" licensed assisted living facilities in Jacksonville Florida, was founded in 1998 by Barbar...
My mother-in-law has lived at Atria San Pablo for almost 5 years, during which time she moved from assisted living to the memory care wing. The staff worked closely with our family to make sure the transition was a smooth one for her, and for us! We look forward to the fun social events, weekly live music, and Christma...Read more Atria Park of San Pablo reviews
A good environment with supportive team members and a close knit community. Restaurant styled food with a variety of options. Staff members are accommodating and extremely patient. They are very attentive to the needs of each resident. Smaller community and home like environment where management is very responsive to t...Read more Atria Park of San Pablo reviews
The Atria Park of San Pablo was very nice. It would be something that I would consider had I been able to afford it. The monthly price was just a little more than I could pay. They would take two studios and make them into one-bedroom apartment, but the price was way more than I could afford.Read more Atria Park of San Pablo reviews
Facility is a little on the expensive side compared to other local facilities. The facility can become overwhelming for those residents with dementia, because there are a lot of rooms and it may be difficult for residents to navigate through. The facility is also extremely short-staffed. There were not enough staff mem...Read more Brookdale Southside reviews
They promise things but don't deliver. They lead you to believe you can get medical assistance in emeregency situations....had previously helped my mother get up after a minor fall and was provided first aid. We were told they had a nurse that could come check on her if she fell when we moved her in there 2 years ago. ...Read more Brookdale Southside reviews
According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Study, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Jacksonville is substantially higher than both the national average ($4,000) and state average ($3,500). Jacksonville’s assisted living prices are also much higher than other major cities in Florida. While the average cost in Jacksonville is $4,425 per month, it’s only $3,350 in Miami and $3,275 in Orlando.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
When comparing long-term care costs in Jacksonville, it’s clear that the type of care is one of the largest factors influencing the cost. The average monthly cost of nursing home care in the city is nearly $3,000 higher than that of assisted living. While assisted living costs in Jacksonville are more expensive than that of in-home care costs, it’s important for seniors who choose to continue living at home to consider additional expenses such as rent, groceries and utilities, all of which are typically included in the cost of assisted living.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
In Florida, Medicaid provides low-income individuals with access to medical services and equipment. The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Social Security Administration manage the state’s plan. While the DCF is responsible for determining Medicaid eligibility for most Medicaid applicants, including children, disabled individuals, pregnant women and seniors, the Social Security Administration is responsible for determining the eligibility of those who receive Supplemental Security Income.
The Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program operates under the state’s Medicaid program and offers financial assistance to seniors who reside in assisted living facilities and nursing care homes. In addition to covering the cost of care, this program may provide seniors with other services such as dental care, medical care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and nonemergency transportation.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must be at least 65 years of age and complete a comprehensive care assessment to determine their level of need. Financially, individual applicants can’t have an income that exceeds $16,040 annually while couples may not have an income over $21,599. A cap on the number of applicants this program accepts means the waiting list is usually fairly long.
Seniors can obtain more information regarding the application process and waiting list times by contacting the Florida Department of Elder Affairs at (800) 963-5337.
Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is a subsidy managed by the state. It’s exclusively available to seniors who require a nursing level of care but would prefer to live at home or in an assisted living facility. PACE subsidizes the costs of medical and social services, such as daily nurse visits, medical and dental care, long-term care and prescription medications for eligible seniors.
Eligibility requirements for PACE stipulate that applicants must be 55 years of age or older and able to safely live within their community or in an assisted living facility. All applicants must undergo a comprehensive care assessment to determine their level of need. Financial requirements for this program are the same as for the Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program.
To apply for PACE or to learn more about the application process, seniors can call (855) 435-7223.
Optional State Supplementation
Florida’s Optional State Supplementation program is available to low-income seniors and disabled individuals who reside in a long-term care facility and receive the federal Supplemental Security Income benefit. The program provides these individuals with additional funding to help them pay for the cost of room and board in assisted living and nursing care facilities. OSS is only available to those who are legally disabled, age 65 or older or a U.S. citizen residing in a long-term care facility.
The applicant’s current income determines the benefit amount, which has a maximum of $78.40 per month. Seniors who apply for OSS may not have an income that exceeds $849.40 per month and may not own assets exceeding a value of $2,000.
Seniors who wish to apply for OSS can contact ACCESS Florida at (866) 762-2237.
Elderlife Bridge Loan
Elderlife Financial Services offers bridge loans intended to pay for long-term care in assisted living or nursing care facilities. The senior’s place of residence receives the funds, and the senior, or their cosigners, pay back the loan in monthly installments. Elderlife Financial Services’ loans are typically low-interest and offer flexible terms.
Applicants must have a good credit history, and their income must be high enough to repay their loan. Those who can’t obtain approval on their own may include up to six cosigners on their application to increase their chances of approval and reduce their monthly payments. Seniors can find out more or apply for an Elderlife bridge loan by calling (888) 228-4500.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Seniors who have a long-term care insurance policy can have the cost of assisted living covered by their insurance provider. Most providers require that the policyholder purchase this insurance before a need for long-term care exists. Eligibility, deductibles and premiums vary depending on the provider and the exact terms of the policy.
Senior centers provide elderly individuals with the opportunity to congregate with their peers to enjoy social activities that may include day trips, games, live entertainment, classes and meals.
City of Jacksonville Senior Centers
Seniors who have served in the military are typically eligible for financial assistance, medical care and other benefits from the country’s Veterans Affairs department.
Jacksonville Veterans Services
117 West Duval Street #175, Jacksonville, FL 32202
VA Outpatient Clinic
1536 North Jefferson Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209
3901 University Boulevard South #215, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Seniors advocates are typically nonprofit organizations that work to protect the best interests of senior citizens. They provide a variety of services that include benefits assistance and mediation, community resource facilitation and case management.
Beaches Council on Aging
281 19th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
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