Located just northwest of Miami, Hialeah is home to 233,339 residents. Approximately 1 in 5 people living in the city are aged 65 or older, a number that reflects the statewide demographics. Seniors who enjoy a hot, tropical climate appreciate the long, humid summers and short, wet winters in Hialeah. Temperatures rarely fall below 59 degrees, and the sun shines an average of 249 days per year. There’s plenty of attractions in Hialeah for seniors to enjoy, including Amelia Earhart Park, the Hialeah Park horse racing and casino complex, and the stunning Garden of the Arts, a public park featuring paved walking trails, art installations and an amphitheater.
Assisted living communities offer a comfortable environment where seniors can receive daily support while maintaining their independence. Trained caregivers are on-site to deliver personalized assistance with daily tasks, such as bathing, grooming and mobility support. According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of these communities in Hialeah is $4,385 per month, which is a bit higher than the Florida state average of $4,000.
This guide offers information about assisted living in Hialeah, including how much these services cost, where seniors can go for financial assistance and what local resources are available. It also outlines the laws and regulations of these facilities.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Hialeah
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 Hialeah
While assisted living costs can vary depending on location, services and amenities, seniors in Hialeah pay an average of $4,385 per month.
Cost of Assisted Living in Hialeah
Costs in the Hialeah area are around $385 more expensive than the average Florida city. However, the city is still considered to be quite affordable compared to the U.S. national average of $4,500.
The United States
Gainesville has the lowest assisted living rates in the state, which are over $2,000 lower than in Hialeah. Rates in Orlando match the state average of $4,000 per month, and the North Port area is only slightly higher at $4,145. Up in the Florida Panhandle, costs are similar to Hialeah, while Tallahassee and Jacksonville are around $270 more expensive. Assisted living costs are highest in Naples, with rates that are over $900 more expensive than in Hialeah.
Note: Data for Hialeah was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Miami, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hialeah
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 Florida Department of Elder Affairs oversees programs and services for seniors statewide via a regional network of Area Agencies on Aging. In Hialeah, the Alliance for Aging is the regional AAA. Seniors, caregivers and family members can contact the Alliance for assistance with long-term care planning, legal advice, senior-friendly transportation and recreational programming for older adults.
Seniors living in Hialeah who are unable to use the regular public transit service due to a temporary or permanent disability may be eligible for the county-wide Special Transportation Service. The STS is a low-cost, shared-ride service that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fares are the same as fares on regular surface routes, and door-to-door service is provided.
The Miami-Dade Veteran Services Program 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 that can be used to help cover assisted living costs.
The Hialeah Housing Authority operates 13 congregate meal sites for seniors aged 60 and older, and also provides home-delivered meals to homebound seniors. The congregate meal program runs Monday through Friday and includes a low-cost hot lunch plus recreational activities designed to promote social connections and wellness among older adults.
Low-income seniors who need legal assistance can contact Legal Services of Greater Miami, a nonprofit organization that provides free and low-cost legal advice and representation to those who would otherwise be unable to access legal help. The organization focuses on consumer protection, health care, public assistance and veterans’ advocacy issues.
Hialeah Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Hialeah 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.