Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are an excellent option for seniors who may require more day-to-day assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) but wish to remain as independent for as long as possible. In Northeast Florida, assisted living communities come in different sizes with a variety of amenities and services. All assisted living communities in our area are licensed by the state of Florida.

Assisted Living
Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are an excellent option for seniors who may require more day-to-day assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) but wish to remain as independent for as long as possible. In Northeast Florida, assisted living communities come in different sizes with a variety of amenities and services. All assisted living communities in our area are licensed by the state of Florida.

Quite a few of the assisted living communities in our area primarily cater to people who are independent or have minimal care needs. There are also a number of communities here catering to those having severe limitations requiring a higher degree of hands-on care services. What all assisted living communities in Northeast Florida have in common is assistive services provided in an apartment setting. 

Services include:

  • Three meals a day
  • Assistance with personal needs such as bathing, dressing, incontinence care, feeding, transferring and ambulation
  • Medication management
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Transportation to  doctor appointments
  • 24-hour on-site care supervision
  • Social and recreational activities

Is Medical Care Available at Assisted Living Communities?

Most assisted living communities in Northeast Florida have nurses on site during regular business hours. Some communities have nurses on site 24/7. None of them employ doctors but communities may have affiliations with visiting doctor groups and home health agencies.

Assisted living communities are appropriate for those needing custodial care such as help with dressing, bathing, transferring, feeding, walking and medication management. These are services that are performed by caregivers, rather than licensed nurses. 

If your loved one has a feeding tube, needs a breathing machine, requires injections that cannot be performed by the individual or has an advanced pressure sore, we want you to know that we are fortunate to have a select number of assisted living communities in our area that can provide this higher level of care. Contact us today to learn more about these communities.

How much does Assisted Living cost?

The cost of assisted living in Northeast FLorida ranges from a low of $3,000 monthly to as high as $10,000 monthly. Pricing depends on the location of the community, the size of the apartment, and the  care needs of the person requiring placement. Most assisted living communities charge a base monthly rent. The base rent covers the use of the apartment, all utilities, housekeeping, laundry, meals, activities, transportation, and 24/7 on-site monitoring. In addition to the base rate, care is a separate charge that varies from resident to resident depending on need. One resident may only require medication management, while another might need full care for things such as incontinence or transferring in and out of a wheelchair.

If you are tired of searching on the internet for "assisted living near me," let us know!  At Assisted Living Locators of Northeast Florida, we’ve got you covered with honest, thoughtful guidance to help you make the right choice for your loved one.

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