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Assisted Living in Palmetto, FL

Nestled between Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay, Palmetto is a warm and sunny coastal city with plenty to offer its retirees. Palmetto is a small city that’s home to 13,748 people, but it boasts a large senior population – almost 25% of residents are aged 65 and up. In addition to a comfortable climate, beautiful natural scenery and waterfront living, many seniors choose Palmetto for its affordable long-term care prices and a cost of living that’s a bit lower than the national average. Residents have fast access to highly rated medical treatment at Manatee Memorial Hospital, which offers a complete range of diagnostics, emergency care and specialty services.

Assisted living in Palmetto costs an average of $3,888 per month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Actual prices vary by facility, services and amenities provided.

2 Assisted Living communities in Palmetto, FL | 20 nearby communities

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1. Manatee River Assisted Living

820 5th Street West, Palmetto, FL, 34221

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Family Care Home, Palmetto, FL

2. Family Care Home

1712 24th St E, Palmetto, FL, 34221

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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20 matching communities nearby Palmetto

1. Holiday Woodlands Village

1055 301 Blvd E, Bradenton, FL, 34203

Assisted Living

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2. Heron House

3221 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL, 34237

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Brookdale Bradenton Gardens

5612 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL, 34207

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch

5424 Lena Road, Bradenton, FL, 34211

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Bradenton Oaks

1029 7th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL, 34208

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch

8220 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL, 34202

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Brookdale Palma Sola

450 67th Street W, Bradenton, FL, 34209

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Aviva Senior Living

1951 N. Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34235

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Brookdale Sarasota Midtown

2186 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL, 34239

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. The Windsor of Bradenton

2800 60th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34207

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. The Sheridan at Lakewood Ranch

11705 Evening Walk Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL, 34211

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. DeSoto Palms Assisted Living Community

5601 N. Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL, 34243

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Elan Manatee Assisted Living & Memory Care

7375 Stone River Rd., Bradenton, FL, 34203

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Mercie’s Place

2423 Cumberland Cliff Drive, Ruskin, FL, 33570

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3500 / mo

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15. Alderman Oaks Retirement Center

727 Hudson Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34236

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3750 / mo

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16. The Fountains of Hope Assisted Living and Memory Care

2250 Jesus Way, Sarasota, FL, 34240

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Cabot Reserve on the Green

4450 8th St, Sarasota, FL, 34232

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Cortez House

5015 29th Ave. West, Bradenton, FL, 34209

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3000 / mo

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Bradenton - Westminster Manor, Bradenton, FL

19. Bradenton – Westminster Manor

1700 21st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34205

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. Truewood by Merrill, Bradenton

3409 26th St W, Bradenton, FL, 34205

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Palmetto, FL

The Cost of Assisted Living in Palmetto

At $3,888, assisted living in Palmetto is pricier than the Florida average of $3,700, but cheaper than the national average of $4,300. In Georgia, assisted living costs average $3,500. Rates are higher in South Carolina but lower in North Carolina, where residents pay about $80 less than Palmetto’s seniors do. Alabama’s rates average just $3,150.

$3888

Palmetto

$3700

Florida

$4300

The United States

$3500

Georgia

$3988

South Carolina

$3800

North Carolina

$3150

Alabama

Compared to other cities in southwest Florida, Palmetto’s assisted living options are slightly more affordable. Tampa is an exception, with rates averaging $3,225. To the south in Punta Gorda, prices average $3,938, and in Cape Coral, they’re far higher at $4,500. Naples residents pay $4,550, which is one of the priciest assisted living rates in this part of the state. Sebring has some of the least expensive assisted living costs in Florida at $2,895.

$3888

Palmetto

$3700

Florida

$3225

Tampa

$3938

Punta Gorda

$4500

Cape Coral

$4550

Naples

$2895

Sebring

 Note: Data for Palmetto was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, North Port, was used instead.

Palmetto Assisted Living Financial Assistance

In Florida, the Agency for Health Care Administration runs the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Long-Term Care program. This program reimburses recipients for assistive care services that they need to avoid institutionalization in a hospital or nursing facility. Covered services include health support, medication administration assistance and help with activities of daily living. To learn more about the SMMC program, eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Palmetto Assisted Living Resources


ContactResource
Manatee County Senior Services(941) 742-5818Manatee County manages programs and services for seniors that include case management, medical transportation, personal care and respite for family caregivers. Seniors can call its Elder Helpline to get information and referrals to local resources.
Manatee County Veterans Services(941) 745-3795Veterans Services of Manatee County helps former military members obtain benefits they may have earned for themselves and their dependent family members. Benefits can include disability compensation for injuries earned while serving or supplemental pensions for low-income wartime veterans. Seniors may also be eligible for Aid and Attendance, which helps pay for assisted living and in-home care.
Medical Equipment Lending Closet(941) 744-3951Community Paramedicine provides a durable medical equipment lending closet for residents of Manatee County. Equipment stock changes regularly, but may include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and orthopedic boots and braces. Adult incontinence products and other medical supplies are also provided.
Manatee County Aging Network(941) 894-8686The Manatee County Aging Network maintains a directory of free and low-cost resources for seniors, family caregivers and other loved ones. Palmetto residents can find detailed information and inspection reports on long-term care facilities, which can help them choose the assisted living community that best suits their needs.
Senior Connection Center(800) 963-3888Senior Connection Center manages SHINE, a state-sponsored health insurance counseling program that helps seniors understand, compare and choose Medicare and prescription drug plans. Counselors can also assist with Medicare billing issues, denials and appeals. Other services include health and wellness programs, volunteer opportunities and a hotline to report elder abuse or neglect.
Legal Aid of Manasota(941) 747-1628This nonprofit organization offers free legal services to eligible residents of Manatee and Sarasota counties. Its core services include family law, housing issues, wills, powers of attorney and advance care directives. Attorneys can also assist with financial concerns, such as debt collection, bankruptcy and fraud. In most cases, seniors must have limited income and assets to qualify for services.

Palmetto Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Palmetto-area assisted living communities must adhere to all Florida laws and regulations for long-term care facilities. Visit our Assisted Living in Florida page to find out more.