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36 Assisted Living Communities in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,620 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 36 Assisted Living Communities in Port St. Lucie and several in surrounding areas.

  • Assisted living: $3,620
  • Nursing home semiprivate room: $7,756
  • In-home care: $3,480
  • Adult day health services: $1,517

Assisted Living Facilities near Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Port Saint Lucie

Mollie

5

May 7, 2020

I am a past client of this provider

Great service, dependable, and they were wonderful. My husband who was the patient passed away on April 17th and it was the nurse, Anne, from Home Instead in Florida that came into the house on Good Friday and recognized that he was in real trouble. It wasn't COVID, it was Parkinson's. She's the one that helped me get him into the emergency room. Then from there, we went to hospice. Anne was wonderful in terms of just supporting and being there for me. His caregiver, Veron, and I would bathe him and change him, and without her help I couldn't have done it. They were just wonderful with Parkinson's patients. They were so good. They made my life a lot easier and they made my husband happier.

Alicia

5

May 19, 2019

I visited this facility

Atria Port St. Lucie was very nice, and the people were lovely. The lady who took us around was wonderful with my mother, treated her with care and dignity and made her feel good. I really liked it. If it wasn't for the distance, my mother would've been very comfortable there and I would have been perfectly happy. I was impressed by the cleanliness and the odor of the place. The dining room looked very nice. It was sit-down dining with a menu.

Reviewer

4

February 15, 2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We chose Atria Port St. Lucie for my mother because of the price. They were having a promotion and the price was a thousand dollars less than all of the others. She has a nice, small (about 370 square feet) room with a large bathroom. It's on the first floor which made it easier for her even though there are elevators. It's located out of the way; even though it's on Route 1, it's in a private area with nothing else there surrounded by woods. They provide cleaning, free meals, and have staff on-duty for 24 hours. They have the usual activities like bingo, singing, library, and church services. The food is pretty good. They do a nice job, and I haven’t heard any complaints. In terms of activities, it’s a pretty full day; they have arts and crafts, movies and a lot of little things. They go out sometimes to a restaurant or go shopping if they can.

Reviewer

4

February 15, 2019

I visited this facility

Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie was very nice and had a lot of amenities, a pool, and a separate building for long-term care that was connected to another building for residency and not assisted. I like that everything was in one spot. The price was a lot but like most of the others. The dining room looked nice and people were happy, it’s restaurant food although all of them have the same meal. They give you fish, chicken, a little beef, soup, and vegetables. You’re not going to a specialty restaurant. The staff members that I met were all very nice; I didn’t see anybody that wasn’t. Nothing struck me as out-of-the-ordinary; everything was nice. The woman who was showing the place was also very nice. It’s a big place with three floors, so there were more residents. They had the same style of activities as others, like arts and crafts, church, shopping and trips, and had medical staff. They had something every day.

Loved one

5

January 21, 2019

I visited this facility

Atria was really nice, the room was really nice, and the staff seemed friendly. They gave me some pastries to bring home, and my husband said they were really good. They offer food 24 hours a day, and I liked that. They also have a garden.

Loved one

5

January 21, 2019

I visited this facility

I liked the Gardens of Port St. Lucie the most. It had three levels of care up to a nursing home. The rooms were a five. They were really clean and nice. The activities director seemed really friendly. They have movie nights for them, crafts, and veterans groups. They have more things than what I saw in New York. It will be convenient when my father moves from one level to another. It seemed a little more sophisticated than some of them.

Joyce

5

August 15, 2018

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie is independent living and assisted living, and it's outstanding. The care is wonderful, the food is amazing, and the dining room has linen tablecloths. My aunt can be busy there all day, there's activities posted all day long. The menu is extensive and you have choices. It's really a beautiful place. As a matter of fact, we just had a party for her in their bistro. My husband even said we should go to that community and make it our place. The value that she gets for the money that she's paying is extraordinary.

Lucy

4

February 4, 2018

I Visited This Facility

I walked in feeling nothing but love and happiness. The residents and staff both seemed very pleased to be there. The food smelled great and tasted even better!

Visitor

3

August 22, 2017

I visited this facility

The Brennity at Tradition was the least interesting place to me. The interior was decorated like the 1950s. They didn’t have any single rooms, just shared rooms. I wasn’t impressed.

Map of Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Assisted Living Costs in Port Saint Lucie

According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care study, the average monthly cost of care in Port St. Lucie is below the national average ($4,000) and just slightly above the state average ($3,500). In most other cities across Florida, the cost is fairly close, ranging from about $3,200 up to $3,750, except in Jacksonville, where the average monthly cost is considerably higher at $4,425.

Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart

Port St. Lucie

$3,620

National average

$4,000

State average

$3,500

Jacksonville

$4,425

Miami

$3,350

Orlando

$3,275

Palm Bay

$3,750

Panama

$4,200

Tampa

$3,250

Care Cost Comparison

In many cities, including in Port St. Lucie, the average monthly cost of care varies drastically depending on the type of care required. The cost of nursing care in the city is nearly double the cost of assisted living. When compared with home care, assisted living costs are nearly the same in Port St. Lucie. It’s important, though, to account for additional costs when considering home care versus assisted living. Rent, utilities and general home maintenance are all usually included in the cost of assisted living. Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart

  • Assisted living: $3,620
  • Homemaker services: $3,480
  • Home health aide: $3,813
  • Adult day health: $1,517
  • Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $7,756

 

Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart

Assisted living

$3,620

Homemaker services

$3,480

Home health aide

$3,813

Adult day health

$1,517

Nursing home care (semiprivate room)

$7,756

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Port Saint Lucie

Medicaid in Florida

Florida’s Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program provides financial support to seniors aged 65 and older who are living in assisted living facilities or other long-term care homes. As well as covering the cost of assisted living services, the program may provide additional necessary services, including doctor visits, dental care, occupational therapy, physical therapy and transportation services.

Before being accepted to this program, seniors must submit to a comprehensive care assessment to determine the level of care they require. There are also financial eligibility requirements: Individual applicants’ income must not exceed $16,040 annually, and those applying with a spouse may not have a combined income exceeding $21,599. This program accepts a limited number of participants each year and generally has a waiting list. To be added to the waiting list or to receive more information about the application process, seniors can call 1-800-96-ELDER.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Florida’s Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is designed to reduce the load on nursing homes in the state by providing seniors with alternative care options. Those who require a nursing level of care but wish to continue to live in their community may apply to PACE to receive subsidized rates on medical and social services, including caregiver or nurse visits, medical care, dental care, transportation and assisted living services in an approved assisted living facility.

To be eligible for PACE, seniors must be aged 55 or older and complete a comprehensive care assessment to determine the level of care they require. They must also be able to safely continue to live in their community and meet the financial requirements of Florida’s state Medicaid program. To find a PACE provider in Port St. Lucie, seniors can call 1-855-435-7223.

Optional State Supplement

Seniors who are receiving federal supplement security income may also receive optional state supplements. OSS helps SSI recipients pay for the cost of room and board in assisted living or other long-term care facilities. The senior’s monthly income and budget determines the OSS benefit amount, which reaches a maximum of $78.40 per month.

To be eligible for the OSS, the applicant’s income may not exceed $849.40 per month and they must not have more than $2,000 in assets, including property. Seniors can receive more information or apply for the OSS by calling ACCESS Florida at 1-866-762-2237.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance generally must be purchased before the need for long-term care exists, but for those who take action early enough, a long-term care insurance policy covers the cost of assisted living services or supportive services in any other approved long-term care facility. There is typically an annual deductible payment when seniors reside in an assisted living facility, but the deductible is far less than the yearly cost of care.

Eligibility, monthly premiums and deductible amounts depend on the provider and plan, but usually, age and the policyholder’s past and current health are taken into account when determining rates.

Elderlife Bridge Loan

Elderlife Financial Services provides seniors who aren’t eligible for Medicaid with an alternative option. Senior bridge loans are deposited directly to the recipient’s care facility and are paid back in monthly installments until the loan and interest are paid in full. Elderlife bridge loans are available with low interest rates and flexible terms.

To receive a bridge loan, seniors must meet credit and income requirements. However, those who don’t qualify alone may apply with up to six additional cosigners in order to improve the likelihood of approval and reduce monthly payments.

Assisted Living Resources in Port Saint Lucie

Port St. Lucie Senior Centers

Senior centers provide locals aged 55 or older with the opportunity to congregate with peers to enjoy social activities, meals, day trips and educational programs.

Adult Activity Center of the Treasure Coast, Inc. 
579 North West Lake Whitney Place #104, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986
(772) 237-4500

Senior Advocacy Organizations

Senior advocacy organizations are typically not for profit and provide seniors with a range of services, including benefits assistance, elder abuse support and access to local resources and care. Council on Aging – St. Lucie Inc.
2501 South West Bayshore Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34984
(772) 336-8608 Area Agency on Aging
1100 St. Lucie West Blvd #103, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986
(772) 467-0008

Veterans Affairs

Some seniors may be eligible for additional medical or financial support from Veterans Affairs. To find out more about available programs and eligibility, seniors can visit their local VA office. Those who are eligible for medical assistance can visit their local VA Medical Center to receive covered care.

St. Lucie County Veterans Services
1664 South East Walton Road #205, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
(772) 337-5670

VA Medical Center
126 South West Chamber Court, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986
(772) 878-7876

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