Assisted Living in Boca Raton, Florida
It’s no secret that Boca Raton is a popular destination for seniors — 26.4% of the population is aged 65 or over, compared to 16.5% nationwide — and the overall population is growing rapidly. As of 2020, the number of residents in Boca Raton has increased roughly three times faster than the United States itself over the last decade.
Seniors are often drawn to this area of Florida for its climate and resort lifestyle, as well as its upscale shopping and fine dining. Many visitors come back every year, and many also decide to retire in the area.
Boca Raton’s cost of living is relatively high for seniors and can be compared to Naples on the opposite coast. The economic similarities of these areas can also be applied to assisted living, which is expected to cost an average of $4,195 per month.
Note: Data for Boca Raton was unavailable, so data for the nearest comparable city, Naples, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Boca Raton, Florida
The Cost of Assisted Living in Boca Raton
Assisted living communities in Boca Raton have a monthly average cost of $4,195, which is $551 higher than that of Florida and $144 higher than the U.S. average. All nearby states have average costs that are similar or identical to Florida and much lower than in Boca Raton, with Alabama being the most affordable at $3,250 per month.
The cost comparisons are similar at the local level, with Boca Raton priced higher than average for the region. Miami is roughly $1,000 cheaper at $3,250 per month, and Port St. Lucie provides average savings of $700. Cape Coral is slightly cheaper than Boca Raton, by approximately $200 per month, and Sebring has the most affordable assisted living in the state, with an average of $2,836 per month.
Boca Raton Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Residents of Boca Raton may be eligible for financial assistance to cover some assisted living costs. The long-term care and medical assistance components of Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program cover low-income seniors and people with disabilities, and the Optional State Supplement program may help cover costs at participating assisted living communities.
Find out more about these programs, the services provided and the eligibility requirements on our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Boca Raton Assisted Living Resources
|Elder Helpline||(800) 963-5337||The statewide Elder Helpline network connects seniors and caregivers with local services, including referrals, as well as information on financial assistance and other appropriate programs. This is also the contact point for the SHINE program, which provides assistance with Medicare, Medicaid and general health insurance questions. SHINE assistance is free and available by phone or in person.|
|Area Agency on Aging||(866) 684-5885||The local Area Agency on Aging for Palm Beach County and surrounding areas is also an Aging and Disability Resource Center. Many of the services provided or arranged by these local agencies are intended to promote the independence of seniors living at home. However, these agencies also manage the in-person assessments for various financial assistance programs that cover assisted living.|
|Pompano Beach Vet Center||(954) 984-1669||The Pompano Beach Vet Center is the closest office to Boca Raton — roughly 6 miles south — and it’s responsible for helping connect veterans and their families with useful services and information. Individual and group counseling sessions are available, as well as assistance in applying for financial assistance from the VA and elsewhere. Staff may also make referrals to the VA Medical Center in Boca Raton.|
|Legal Assistance||(561) 655-8944||The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County provides free help and education to eligible residents of Boca Raton and the county. Some of the useful services for seniors include abuse protection and housing rights, health care and benefits, financial issues and guardianship. The Veterans Advocacy Project provides additional support for veterans and family members with the VA Pension and Aid and Attendance program.|
|Senior Centers and County Services||(561) 355-4746||Palm Beach County Community Services is responsible for various senior services in Boca Raton and surrounding areas. It also operates three senior centers — Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth and Belle Glade — which provide education, assistance with benefits, adult day care and activities, as well as preventive care and wellness programs.|
|The Volen Center||(561) 395-8920||This senior center in Boca Raton provides day programs and useful services for seniors in the area, such as transportation and supportive care. Staff can also connect low-income seniors with utility assistance and emergency funds for rent, prescriptions and medical services, food and other bills.|
Boca Raton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Boca Raton must follow the laws and regulations set forth by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents. To learn more about these laws and regulations, visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.