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Senior Living Resources

Here you will find helpful answers to frequently asked questions and a list of local resources, and tips for assisted living in Central Florida.

Payment Options

-Assisted Living Communities are generally paid privately (out of pocket). The average cost for an assisted living facility in Central Florida is $3200 per month

-If you are a veteran who served during war time, you may qualify for Veteran’s Aid and Attendance.

-Long Term Care Insurance may cover your cost of care in the assisted living facility. Review your policy regarding activities of daily living.

-Some communities accept government assistance – Long Term Care Diversion program (Must Qualify).

Additional fees to consider:

-Expect to pay a one-time move-in or community fee. These fees vary depending on the community that you’ve chosen and are typically non-refundable. The purpose of the community fee is to reserve the room, administrative costs, upkeep of the community and room maintenance upon move in and move out.

-Expect to pay additional for care costs unless the community offers an all-inclusive monthly rate. Typically communities offer A La Carte care rates, Bundled level of care rates, or all inclusive rates. An assessment from the community nurse is required to know actual fee.

Who is appropriate for assisted living?

-Person 18 years or older.

-Free from signs and symptoms of communicable diseases which can be transmitted to other residents; however, a person who has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may be admitted to facility.

-Be able to perform activities of daily living with assistance such as: ambulation, eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, incontinence assistance etc.

-Assistance with self administration of medication.

-Resident must be able to transfer with little or no assistance.

-Require a care giver but not round the clock nursing services.

-Not require licensed professional mental health treatment on a 24 hour bases.

-Resident cannot be bedridden (inability to ambulate or transfer to wheelchair without assistance).

-Does not have stage 3 or 4 pressure sores.

-A Health Assessment (1823) for assisted living facility or form 3110 for adult family care home is required.  Forms must be completed by a licensed health care provider within 60 calendar days of individual’s admission to facility.

Helpful Community Resources