20 Assisted Living Communities in New Port Richey, Florida
The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,250 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 20 Assisted Living Communities in New Port Richey and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in New Port Richey, FL
- Assisted Living: $3,250
- Nursing Home Care: $8,319
- In-home Care: $3,718
- Adult Day Health Services: $1,907
Assisted Living Facilities near New Port Richey, Florida
Newport Richey Center for Assisted Living & Memory Care
5539 Charles Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652
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Map of New Port Richey, Florida
Assisted Living Costs in New Port Richey
Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study shows that monthly assisted living costs in New Port Richey are below both the state average of $3,500 and the national average of $4,000. Prices here are comparable to many other areas in Florida including Sebastian ($3,524), Port St. Lucie ($3,620) and Punta Gorda ($3,400). Prices for assisted living are lower to the east in Lakeland ($2,808) but significantly higher farther south along the Gulf Coast in Naples ($5,448).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for New Port Richey, so data for the closest city, Tampa, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
New Port Richey/Tampa area
North Port Area
Care Cost Comparison
Senior care prices are based on a variety of factors including the type of care provided, the local cost of living and the number of facilities and services in the area. In New Port Richey, the most expensive option is nursing home care, which is more than twice the cost of assisted living. This is because nursing homes provide around-the-clock supervision, skilled nursing and additional services such as medication administration, which aren’t generally included with assisted living. In-home services from a homemaker or home health aide are also priced higher than assisted living.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in New Port Richey
Medicaid in Florida
Medicaid, the nationwide health coverage program jointly funded by the federal and state governments, provides basic health care for approximately 90% of seniors and people with disabilities in Florida. Medicaid services for low-income seniors include preventive health screening, primary and emergency care, as well as long-term care in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Medicaid eligibility is based on income and countable assets. For seniors age 65 and older seeking Medicaid coverage, the maximum allowable monthly income is $2,313 per person (or $4,626 per couple), which is 300% of the current SSI federal benefit rate.
Medicaid applicants are also subject to asset limits of $2,000 per individual and $3,000 per couple. Countable assets include cash, bank account balances, stocks, bonds and most real estate. An applicant’s principal residence is exempt if valued at $585,000 or less, along with clothing, jewelry, household furnishings and one vehicle.
Statewide Managed Care, Long-Term Care Waiver
Federal law mandates that Florida seniors who qualify for Medicaid and need the type of care normally offered in a nursing home setting must participate in the Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services screening program.
Seniors who complete CARES screening may be enrolled in the Statewide Managed Care Long-Term Care Program, a Medicaid wavier program designed to prevent nursing home placement by funding enhanced senior care services within an assisted living setting.
Services provided through the SMMC LTC are based on recommendations made by the CARES assessor and contingent upon the medical needs of each senior. SMMC LTC services may include medication administration and management, personal or attendant care, medical supplies and equipment, and/or speech, physical and occupational therapy.
To apply for Florida Medicaid, request a CARES assessment or learn more about the SMMC LTC program, contact the Pasco County Elder Helpline at (800) 861-8111 or ACCESS Florida at (866) 762-2237.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance
Veterans Affairs provides additional pension benefits to qualified veterans and survivors who are housebound, have a severe visual impairment or require help to complete daily activities through the Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance.
These two VA pension top-up programs are available to qualified applicants who aren’t currently receiving a VA disability pension.
For the Housebound Allowance, applicants must be largely limited to their principal place of residence as a result of a permanent disability.
For Aid and Attendance Benefits, applicants must either live in a nursing home, be bedridden, need help with activities of daily living and/or have vision tested at 5/200 or worse.
Qualifying disabilities don’t have to be related to military service. Note that applicants may only receive benefits through one of these programs, even if they meet the criteria for both.
For more information and application assistance, contact the Pasco County Division of Veterans Services at (727) 834-3282.
Optional State Supplementation
Florida is one of a number of states offering a cash assistance program to top up SSI benefits for seniors 65 and older who reside in assisted living facilities.
The Florida Optional State Supplementation program provides up to $78.40 per month to individual seniors, and up to $156.80 for couples, to use toward the room-and-board portion of assisted living costs.
To learn more about the OSS program, contact the SunCoast Region office of the Florida Department of Children and Families at (813) 558-5500.
Assisted Living Resources in New Port Richey
Recreation and Support Services for Seniors
There are two senior centers in New Port Richey operated by CARES, a nonprofit corporation. These multipurpose centers offer a wide variety of low-cost recreational and social programs for older adults, including yoga, ballroom dancing, computer classes and wood carving.
Low-income seniors and those without health insurance can access limited primary medical care at the CARES Senior Health Clinic, along with referrals to area agencies and services.
CARES Claude Pepper Center
6640 Van Buren St., New Port Richey, FL 34653
CARES Elfers Center
4136 Barker Dr., New Port Richey, FL 34652
Outpatient medical services are available at the New Port Richey OPC, while comprehensive inpatient and specialty care is provided at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa. Veterans who need help with their VA pension, military records or VA benefit appeals can contact the Pasco County Division of Veterans Services. There are also a number of active veterans service organizations in the area, including VFW and American Legion posts.
New Port Richey OPC
9912 Little Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34654
Pasco County Division of Veterans Services
8620 Galen Wilson Blvd., Port Richey, FL 34668
American Legion Paradise Post 79
5329 Legion Pl., New Port Richey, FL 34652
VFW Post 7987
7445 Chester McKay Dr., New Port Richey, FL, 34655
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