Assisted Living in West Palm Beach, Florida
Situated along the Atlantic coast about 70 miles north of Miami, West Palm Beach is an upscale city that’s home to approximately 112,000 full-time residents, and its the seat of Palm Beach County. About 18.5% of the population is aged 65 and older, and the city has grown by 11% since 2010. As is typical in Southern Florida, the summers are long, hot and humid, while winters are short and mild, with temperatures rarely falling below 46 degrees. Seniors will find there’s plenty to do in this coastal city, including strolling through the historical downtown district, visiting the shops and galleries of Antique Row, and meeting the over 550 animals at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in West Palm Beach is $3,500, although actual costs vary with each assisted living community.
Note: Assisted living cost data wasn’t available for West Palm Beach, so data for the closest city, Port St. Lucie, was used.
Paying for Assisted Living in West Palm Beach, FL
The Cost of Assisted Living in West Palm Beach
According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in West Palm Beach is $3,500, which is the same as the statewide average cost. Assisted living costs in West Palm Beach are $801 less than the national average of $4,051. Costs in the neighboring states of Georgia ($3,335) and Alabama ($3,250) are slightly lower, while costs in South Carolina are the same as West Palm Beach at $3,500 per month. In Tennessee, the average monthly cost of assisted living is $400 more at $3,900.
Monthly assisted living costs in Florida start at $2,836 per month in Sebring and go up to $5,375 in The Villages. Just north of West Palm Beach, costs in Sebastian are $3,375 and $3,800 in Palm Bay, while to the south, in Miami, costs are lower at $3,250 per month. Across the state on the Gulf coast, assisted living costs $4,000 per month in Naples and $3,250 per month in Tampa.
West Palm Beach Assisted Living Financial Assistance
West Palm Beach seniors who qualify for Medicaid coverage and require the level of care normally provided in a nursing home may be eligible for enrollment in the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-term Care Program. This Medicaid nursing home diversion program provides additional medical and nonmedical supports that help frail seniors remain in a community setting, such as assisted living. Seniors in Florida may also qualify for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, an innovative managed care program that includes all Medicaid and Medicare-covered services.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Florida page.
West Palm Beach Assisted Living Resources
|Your Aging and Disability Resource Center Area Agency on Aging||(866) 684-5885||Your Aging and Disability Resource Center is one of 11 Area Agencies on Aging in Florida. Seniors can contact the center for up-to-date information on local and state programs, including financial aid benefits for seniors who need assisted living services.|
|Palm Beach County Veteran Services||(561) 355-4761||West Palm Beach veterans, their spouses and survivors can contact Pam Beach County Veteran Services for assistance with VA health care enrollment and VA benefit claims, as well as information on state and county benefits for vets and dependents.|
|Palm Tran Seniors in Motion||(561) 841-4287||Seniors aged 65 and older in West Palm Beach qualify for discounted fares on Palm Tran, the countywide, ADA-accessible public transit system. Palm Tran also offers travel training to help familiarize seniors with routes and accessibility equipment on Palm Tran buses.|
|Palm Beach County Senior Centers||(561) 355-4750||Seniors in West Palm Beach can visit any of the three senior centers operated by Palm Beach County. These centers offer a wide range of programs, workshops and special events for older adults, including preventative health screenings, AARP tax clinics and weekly card games.|
|Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.||(561) 655-8944||Low-income seniors living in West Palm Beach who need legal advice or representation related to health insurance, estate planning, elder abuse or long-term care can contact the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.|
West Palm Beach Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living facilities in West Palm Beach must comply with a number of state laws and regulations related to medication administration, staffing, scope of care and dementia care services. Visit our Assisted Living in Florida page for more information about these laws.