As of April 2020, Ocoee had a population of over 47,000 people with close to 10% aged 65 and older. Mild year-round temperatures, lots of sunshine and plenty of attractions draw people to the area each year. The city is northwest of downtown Orlando, which is a popular vacation spot for families. Local bodies of water and plenty of green space also make the area ideal for active seniors.
Many of the seniors who live in Ocoee choose assisted living facilities for senior care and as a safe place to retire. These facilities provide varying levels of treatment, including assistance with dressing, grooming, medication management, transportation and health and fitness activities. Assisted living communities cost an average of $4,000 per month.
This guide covers the cost of assisted living in Ocoee in comparison with the state, national and local averages, and it lists a number of senior resources available to older adults who live in the region.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Ocoee
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 Ocoee
According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the cost of assisted living in Ocoee is approximately $4,000 a month, which is the same as the state average. Compared to the national average, assisted living in Ocoee is $500 less.
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Median assisted living costs vary greatly throughout Florida depending on where the facility is located. In the far west of the panhandle in Pensacola and Panama City, assisted living is $4,323 and $5,081 respectively. Along the Atlantic Coast in Jacksonville, residents pay an average of $4,660 per month. Cape Coral and Miami have similar costs at $4,334 and $4,385. Residents in Tampa pay some of the lowest costs in the state at $3,350 per month, while those in Palm Bay pay around $4,461.
Note: Data for Ocoee was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Orlando, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Ocoee
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 Tom Ison Seniors and Veterans Center provides recreational activities and programs for older adults in Ocoee and the surrounding area. Activities include weekly bingo, chair exercise, line dancing, dominoes, card games and crafts. The center also offers hot meals and transportation and a chance for seniors to socialize in a safe environment.
The Orange County Commission on Aging connects seniors throughout the county with programs and services that focus on health and a higher quality of life. Resources include fun activities, print materials and education on caregiving, health care, computers, active aging and the arts.
The Senior Resource Alliance is a nonprofit organization for adults aged 60 and older. The alliance helps plan, coordinate, develop and administer community-based services, including meals, caregiver and family support and insurance counseling.
The Adult Protective Services division of the Florida Department of Children and Families serves as an advocate for seniors in long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities and nursing homes. The department receives complaints of abuse, neglect and exploitation and works to resolve issues.
The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman investigates senior residential care facilities to ensure they are operating under state and federal standards. The ombudsman provides education to older adults, their families and caregivers, educates staff members in care facilities on elder rights, and works to improve the overall quality of life of aging adults.
Ocoee Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Bartow 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.