Assisted Living in Bradenton, Florida
Nestled along the shores of the Manatee River just south of Tampa, Bradenton is a small, quiet city that’s home to just under 60,000 full-time residents. About 24.7% of city residents are seniors aged 65 and older, while statewide 20.7% of Floridians are seniors. The weather in Bradenton is typically hot and humid during the extended summer season, while winters tend to be mild, with temperatures rarely dipping below 54 degrees and average daytime highs of 71 in January. Bradenton seniors have plenty of cultural attractions, parks and shops to explore, including the renowned Village of the Arts, a unique community of studios, boutiques and bistros.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Bradenton is $3,250, although actual costs vary, depending on location, accommodations and amenities.
Note: Data for Bradenton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tampa, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Bradenton, Florida
The Cost of Assisted Living in Bradenton
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Bradenton is $3,250, which is $250 below the statewide average of $3,500 and $801 below the national average of $4,051. Average monthly costs are the same in neighboring Alabama and slightly higher in Georgia ($3,335), South Carolina ($3,500) and Tennessee ($3,900).
Assisted living costs vary widely throughout Florida. Costs are highest in The Villages at $5,375 per month and lowest in Sebring at $2,836 per month. Prices are higher in many cities at the top of the state, such as Jacksonville ($4,263), Panama City ($4,600) and the state capital, Tallahassee ($4,775), and more moderate in Miami ($3,250) and Port St. Lucie ($3,500).
Bradenton Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Low-income seniors in Bradenton who need help covering their assisted living costs may qualify for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program. SMMC LTC helps delay or prevent nursing home placement among Medicaid-enrolled seniors who require the level of care normally provided in a nursing home setting. Under the SMMC LTC, participants are provided with personalized medical and nonmedical services that allow them to safely remain in a noninstitutional setting, such as an assisted living facility. Florida seniors may also be interested in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. This comprehensive managed care program includes all Medicare and Medicaid-covered services, along with additional client-centered supports and programming designed to help seniors remain healthy, independent and active outside of a nursing home setting, such as in an assisted living facility.
Learn more about these programs and the eligibility criteria on our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Bradenton Assisted Living Resources
|Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida||(866) 413-5337||The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is responsible for the health and wellness of seniors throughout the state, and the Department administers a number of programs and services through the statewide network of Area Agencies on Aging. Seniors, caregivers and family members in Bradenton can contact the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida to learn about local government-sponsored programs for seniors, including Medicaid counseling, nutrition programs and long-term care options.|
|Manatee County Area Transit||(941) 749-7116||Bradenton seniors qualify for half-price fares on all Manatee County Area Transit buses. The MCAT provides scheduled service throughout Bradenton and the surrounding areas on ADA-compliant buses equipped with wheelchair ramps.|
|Manatee County Veterans Services||(941) 749-3030||Manatee County Veterans Services helps veterans, their spouses and survivors access county, state and federal benefits, services and programs for vets and their family members. A certified Veterans Services Officer is available to assist with VA benefits claims and appeals, including applications to the VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound program, which can be used to help cover assisted living costs.|
|Handy Bus System||(941) 748-2317||Seniors and people living with disabilities who are unable to use the regular fixed-route bus system can register for the Handy Bus System, a reservation-based, door-to-door ADA-compliant paratransit service. The service operates Monday to Friday, and priority is given to those traveling to medical appointments.|
|Manatee County Elder Helpline||(941) 742-5818||Seniors living in Bradenton can call the Manatee County Elder Helpline to learn about local services for seniors, such as elder nutrition programs, adult day care and recreational programs for older adults.|
Bradenton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
As with all assisted living communities throughout the state, assisted living communities in Bradenton must comply with a number of state laws and regulations. These laws and regulations cover staff training and background checks, medication administration, infectious disease prevention, accommodations and dementia care. Visit our Assisted Living in Florida page for more information about these laws.