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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,524 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 17 assisted living facilities in Vero Beach and 30 in surrounding areas.
Secure behind a gated entry and nestled amidst landscaped woods and ponds within minutes of Treasure Coast’s beaches, you’ll love calling the Isles of Vero Beach home.
The Brennity at Vero Beach is a luxury retirement community providing a wide range of living options to seniors who want to live long, live well and live independently.
Call 1-800-991-9257 for details
Solaris Senior Living Vero Beach is an assisted living and memory care community designed for those who wish to enjoy an active, healthful retirement with the security of knowing that help is at their fingertips if it is needed. Solaris…
HarborChase of Vero Beach prides itself on offering the highest standard of assisted living and memory care services, along with its upscale surroundings, to its residents.
Located in a small, beach-side town on Florida’s southern coast, Brookdale Vero Beach South I provides the some of the finest personalized assisted living care to seniors.
Florida Baptist Retirement Center offers 42 independent living units, a 24 room congregate living unit, a 17 bed assisted living facility. Since 1959, the original purpose has remained the same; to provide a secure, enriching and Christian living environment for…
Simplify your loved one's life by having them join Somerset House, a welcoming community in the Vero Beach area that delivers first-class assisted living and memory care services.
Call 1-800-991-9257 for details
Assisted living and memory care are available at Renaissance Senior Living of Vero Beach, a three-story residence near pharmacies, restaurants and the main branch of the county library. Two miles from Royal Palm Park with its interactive fountains, fishing dock…
Welcome to Oak Harbor! Oak Harbor is a gated community of both condos and single family homes on on the Indian River, near Vero Beach's art and culture district. Residents enjoy luscious green landscapes, a Joe Lee designed golf course,…
My mother-in-law is at HarborChase of Vero Beach. The appearance and layout are very nice and has a very home-like atmosphere. It's nice and quiet, has a comfortable temperature, and i clean and neat. So far, the staff has been wonderful. The nurse, the sales staff and the people we were introduced to have all been exc...Read more HarborChase of Vero Beach reviews
I liked Harborchase of Vero Beach a lot. I liked the rooms, the setting, and that it's a small community. It's actually my first pick, but my mom didn't like it for some reason. They did not have the independent and assisted living together. The size of the room was perfect; there's a little sitting area, a small kitch...Read more HarborChase of Vero Beach reviews
Solaris Senior Living was decorated lovely. The independence was amazing. We were very happy with it. My boss stayed there for a month in an apartment that had a bedroom, a living room, and a kitchenette. The food was excellent. I remembered him saying that it was much better than the nursing home. The caretakers were ...Read more Solaris Senior Living Vero Beach reviews
Solaris Senior Living Vero Beach was very nice, very clean, and well maintained. The lady I met with was very knowledgeable, helpful, and had a lot of suggestions for my mom. The dining area was nice. They offered games, outings, and had a bus to take them places. They had assisted living on one floor and independent l...Read more Solaris Senior Living Vero Beach reviews
Our visit at Brennity was very nice. The staff did a super job, took us to lunch, showed us around, explained a lot of things, and showed us some prices and brochures. It was a lovely place, they had a very nice menu, but the apartments didn't have an outdoor balcony or a patio. The library is very nice, the people pla...Read more The Brennity at Vero Beach reviews
The Brennity was very nice. I was very impressed with its cleanliness, I just can't afford it. I couldn't think of anything they have to improve because they already have everything. They offer one meal a day, they have a very nice restaurant, a barber shop, and pedicures. I liked that I can ride a golf cart around the...Read more The Brennity at Vero Beach reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average cost of assisted living in Vero Beach is comparable to the state average of $3,500 and lower than the national average of $4,000. Vero Beach assisted living prices are slightly higher than prices in Tampa ($3,250) and Miami ($3,350) and significantly lower than Naples ($5,448) and The Villages ($5,031).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Vero Beach, so data for the closest city in the same county, Sebastian, was used.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparision Chart
Senior care costs vary widely based on the type of service, the location and the number of direct care hours provided each month. In Vero Beach, nursing home care costs more than twice what assisted living does, while in-home services, such as homemaker or home health aide, also cost more than assisted living.
When comparing the costs of different senior care options it’s important to factor in additional day-to-day expenses of in-home care, such as groceries, utilities and home maintenance. These costs are usually included with residential care services for seniors.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a nationwide health coverage program for low-income, low-asset Americans of all ages. It’s jointly funded by the federal and state governments. In Florida, Medicaid is administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration, a statewide health policy and planning entity of the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Permanent Florida residents aged 65 and older who meet strict income and asset limits may qualify for no-cost Medicaid coverage, including coverage for assisted living costs. Single seniors must earn less than $2,313 a month and own less than $2,000 in countable assets, while couples applying together must earn less than $4,626 a month and own less than $3,000 worth of countable assets.
Income includes wages, pensions, alimony and investment interest. Countable assets include cash and bank account balances, stocks, bonds and all real estate (except for a principal residence of the applicant(s) that is located in Florida and valued at $585,000 or less).
Florida Medicaid applicants are also subject to a 5-year look-back period to audit any assets that were sold or given away during the five years prior to their Medicaid application. If this audit reveals assets that could have otherwise been liquidated to fund senior-care services, Medicaid may impose a penalty in the form of an ineligibility period, which is calculated based on the value of the assets divided by the average cost of private nursing home care.
Seniors aged 65 and older who qualify for Medicaid coverage and require residential care services at a nursing home level, may be eligible for assistance through the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care, Long-Term Care Program (SMMC LTC).
The SMMC LTC program helps to delay or prevent nursing home placement of Florida seniors by funding additional care services within an assisted living setting.
In accordance with federal law, all potential program participants must complete a Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES), which will be reviewed by a designated registered nurse or physician.
Seniors who are approved for the SMMC LTC program will be provided with long-term services based on their needs. These services can include:
To learn more about Medicaid and the SMMC LTC program, contact the Indian River County elder helpline at (866) 684-5885.
Optional State Supplementation
Low-income seniors who are 65 and older, qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and are unable to live independently due to mental and/or physical deterioration may qualify for an SSI increase for use towards the room-and-board portion of assisted living costs through the Optional State Supplementation (OSS) program.
OSS provides up to $78.40 for an individual and up to $156.80 per couple. Note that applicants may not combine OSS payments with Medicaid benefits, and seniors must be assessed as needing residential care by a Florida Department of Children and Families Adult Services case manager.
For more information on the Florida OSS program, call ACCESS Florida at (866) 762-2237.
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits
Recipients of a regular (nondisability) VA pension who meet one or more of the following criteria may be eligible for additional benefits:
These benefits are available for both qualified veterans and qualified surviving spouses. Veterans who were previously disqualified from receiving a VA pension due to excess income may be eligible for a pension and additional benefits under the higher rates provided through the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
VA Housebound Allowance
The VA Housebound Allowance is available to veterans and surviving spouses who are largely limited to their principal residence as a result of a permanent disability. Note that the disability does not need to be service related.
Aid and Attendance Benefits cannot be combined with the VA Housebound Allowance.
To apply for either Aid and Attendance Benefits or the Housebound Allowance, contact the St. Petersburg Regional Benefits Satellite Office in West Palm Beach at (561) 422-8302.
Vero Beach is home to two government-owned centers where seniors can participate in low-cost social, recreational and leisure activities geared towards older adults, including chair yoga, chair aerobics and weekly duplicate bridge games.
Intergenerational Recreation Center
1590 9th Street Southwest, Vero Beach, FL 32962
City of Vero Beach Community Center
2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960
The Senior Resource Association is a nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of services and supports to seniors in Vero Beach, including access to door-to-door transportation and help with Medicaid and legal planning.
Senior Resource Association
694 14th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Veterans who need assistance applying for benefits and VA services can contact either the St. Petersburg Regional Benefits Satellite Office or the Indian River Veterans Services. The Vero Beach CBOC provides outpatient health services, and the Veterans Council of Indian River County provides free transportation for veterans to and from the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL.
Vero Beach is also home to an American Legion post where veterans can socialize, participate in weekly meals and access information about local services.
Indian River Veterans Services
2525 St. Lucie Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Vero Beach CBOC
372 17th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
St. Petersburg Regional Benefits Satellite Office
735 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410
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