Florida has long been a popular retirement destination, and the city of Clermont is a favorite among seniors. Located in Lake County about 20 miles west of Orlando, Clermont has 236 sunny days each year and no snow, making the area ideal for retirees looking for a warm place to settle down. Some of Florida’s most famous attractions are located within a short drive, including Walt Disney World and the Florida Citrus Tower.
Older adults with active lifestyles who may need emergency medication support and help with day-to-day activities can choose from a variety of assisted living facilities in Clermont. These senior residential communities organize engaging recreational events and have 24/7 staff to help with meal preparation and housekeeping.The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey lists the average cost of care in Clermont at $5,208, while assisted living costs across the state average $4,000.
Read on for an overview of how assisted living prices vary across the state and the options seniors have to cover their care costs.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Clermont
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Florida. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Clermont
Senior residential facilities in Clermont charge a monthly average of $5,208 for assisted living services.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Clermont
The average cost of assisted living in Clermont is $5,208 a month, which is significantly above the U.S average of $4,500 and much higher than the state average of $4,000.
The United States
Assisted living prices can vary across Florida depending on the local cost of living and other factors. Residential care costs in Port St. Lucie are nearly $1,500 lower than in Clermont, with facilities typically charging $3,763 per month. Assisted living is also relatively affordable in Lakeland, where the monthly average is $3,300. Seniors can obtain the cheapest care services in Gainesville, where assisted living rates average $2,350. In Orlando, the monthly care costs are equal to the state median and just over $1,200 lower than rates in Clermont. Assisted living fees in Naples are among the highest in the state, with monthly fees averaging $5,300.
Port St. Lucie
Note: Data for Clermont was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, The Villages, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Clermont
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Life Insurance Policy
Long-Term Care Insurance
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Florida.
Florida’s Elder Helpline provides seniors and their family members with information on regional and statewide services. Callers can get referrals to local senior service agencies, learn about long-term care services and connect with nearby programs for older adults.
Clermont veterans, survivors and dependents can contact the Lake County Veterans Services Office for assistance with accessing county, state and federal benefits for vets and their families. Veteran Services Officers can help with VA benefit applications and appeals, provide information on programs for vets, and facilitate requests for military service records.
Clermont seniors aged 55 and older can participate in the City of Clermont’s Champions for a Lifetime Program. This free program provides seniors with a variety of social, recreational and educational opportunities including tai chi classes, weekly bingo games and healthy cooking workshops.
The Kehlor Recreation Center is a large, purpose-built community center for seniors. The ADA-compliant center offers free recreational programs designed to help older adults stay active and engaged with their community. Programs include organized shuffleboard and tennis games, regular health fairs, quilting clubs and information sessions with senior’s advocates.
Seniors who are unable to use the regular fixed-route public transit system or any other means of transportation due to disability or a lack of financial resources may qualify for door-to-door, on-demand rides with Lake County Connection. This no-fee ADA-compliant transit service provides eligible seniors with shared ride service throughout Clermont and Lake County.
Clermont Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Clermont area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.