Located in Palm Beach County, Delray Beach is known for being a small town with plenty of sophistication. Almost 25% of the city’s 69,000 residents are aged 65 and older, and seniors retiring to the area can enjoy beachside living. Delray Beach has year-round sunshine, with an average temperature of 57 degrees in January, making it a great choice for seniors wanting to escape cold, northern winters. Seniors here have access to excellent health care, both in the city and the wider Miami metropolitan area. There are also plenty of recreational options for seniors to enjoy during their retirement. Art lovers can explore Pineapple Grove Arts District and see a performance at Old School Square, while those looking for an outdoor lifestyle can stroll through Wakodahatchee Wetlands and relax on the beach.
Assisted living facilities offer daily support and care in a residential setting. Trained caregivers and nursing staff can assist seniors with tasks such as bathing, dressing and medication management. Many communities also provide daily meals, transportation and wellness programming. Seniors in Delray Beach pay an average of $4,385 per month for assisted living. These rates are slightly higher than the state median of $4,000.
The following guide provides a closer look at some aspects of assisted living, including how care costs compare in nearby cities, where to go for financial assistance and some local resources that offer support.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Delray Beach
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 Delray Beach
According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the monthly cost of assisted living in the Delay Beach area is approximately $4,385.
Cost of Assisted Living in Delray Beach
Delray Beach is a bit expensive compared to the state median of $4,000, though its monthly costs are over $100 lower than the national average of $4,500.
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Seniors looking for more affordable rates could consider heading north to Port St. Lucie, where costs are around $600 lower. Tampa is another affordable option, where assisted living costs about $1,000 less per month. Orlando ($4,000) and North Port ($4,145) are also less expensive options. However, costs in Delray Beach are lower than what seniors typically pay in cities in northern Florida. Average costs in both Tallahassee and Jacksonville are over $4,600 per month, making them over $260 more expensive than Delray Beach.
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Note: Data for Delray Beach was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Miami, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Delray Beach
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.
The Area Agency on Aging for Palm Beach/Treasure Coast runs a helpline that provides older adults and their caregivers with information and referrals to resources that assist seniors. The agency also offers programs that help seniors stay independent as they age, including driver safety training and healthy living education.
Seniors in Delray Beach who have served in the military can receive assistance from their local Vet Center. Staff can help veterans identify benefits they may be eligible for and walk them through the application process. The Palm Beach Vet Center also has counseling available for veterans and their families and can refer seniors to other VA services.
Palm Beach County’s Division of Senior Services has professional case managers available to assist seniors and their caregivers with care coordination. The case managers determine the senior’s needs and manage services, and they can also help seniors apply for community programs.
The Shirley and Barton Weisman Delray Community Center is available to residents of Delray Beach aged 60 and over. The center offers health and wellness activities to keep the body active and recreational programs to help foster friendships. Other services include educational programs, therapy and case management services.
The Volen Center is a community center that has a range of programs available to assist seniors. The Life Enrichment program offers nutrition assistance, educational programs, intergenerational programming and social activities for older adults. Other programs include senior transport, adult day care and senior supportive services.
Delray Beach Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Delray Beach 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.