Here you will find helpful answers to frequently asked questions and a list of local resources, and tips for assisted living in Central Florida.


Payment Options

-Assisted Living Communities are generally paid privately (out of pocket). The average cost for an assisted living facility in Central Florida is $3200 per month

-If you are a veteran who served during war time, you may qualify for Veteran’s Aid and Attendance.

-Long Term Care Insurance may cover your cost of care in the assisted living facility. Review your policy regarding activities of daily living.

-Some communities accept government assistance – Long Term Care Diversion program (Must Qualify).

Additional fees to consider:

-Expect to pay a one-time move-in or community fee. These fees vary depending on the community that you’ve chosen and are typically non-refundable. The purpose of the community fee is to reserve the room, administrative costs, upkeep of the community and room maintenance upon move in and move out.

-Expect to pay additional for care costs unless the community offers an all-inclusive monthly rate. Typically communities offer A La Carte care rates, Bundled level of care rates, or all inclusive rates. An assessment from the community nurse is required to know actual fee.

Who is appropriate for assisted living?

-Person 18 years or older.

-Free from signs and symptoms of communicable diseases which can be transmitted to other residents; however, a person who has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may be admitted to facility.

-Be able to perform activities of daily living with assistance such as: ambulation, eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, incontinence assistance etc.

-Assistance with self administration of medication.

-Resident must be able to transfer with little or no assistance.

-Require a care giver but not round the clock nursing services.

-Not require licensed professional mental health treatment on a 24 hour bases.

-Resident cannot be bedridden (inability to ambulate or transfer to wheelchair without assistance).

-Does not have stage 3 or 4 pressure sores.

-A Health Assessment (1823) for assisted living facility or form 3110 for adult family care home is required.  Forms must be completed by a licensed health care provider within 60 calendar days of individual’s admission to facility.

Helpful Community Resources 

Connect with local healthcare services

Spotlight Marketplace

Contact an advisor

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The companies listed here are third party services not affiliated with North Star Senior Advisors. You may connect with any or all listed on this page if you choose to. Although North Star Senior Advisors conducts an initial assessment, the owner or administrator of a facility is responsible for determining if person is appropriate of admission to their facility. The determination is based on the person’s strengths, needs, care, and services offered by the facility.