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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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41 Assisted Living Facilities near Destin, FL

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If you’re looking for assisted living in Destin, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Destin or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Destin.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Destin for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 41 assisted living facilities in the Destin area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

You may also consider nearby communities such as Crestview, Defuniak Springs or Fort Walton Beach.

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Review ofThe Waterford at Carpenter's Creek
5.0

great friendly staff, courteous, professional and clean rooms. Good food; quiet great place, highly recommend.

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clean, safe, friendly. [name removed] is a positive reflection of the facility and the industry.

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5.0

My parents have been residents at Carpenter's Creek for nine months. They are both in their 90,s. I visit them every day and have come to know many of the staff at the facility. I am very impressed with the kindness shown not only to my parents, but all the residents, and all visitors. I have never seen anything less then true professional behavior all down the line from the top to the housekeepers. I am really pleased with [name removed], at the front desk, [name removed]who just moved her even closer to the main door; [name removed], who keeps the building hopping; and so many more.

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Review ofThe Waterford at Carpenter's Creek
5.0

great friendly staff, courteous, professional and clean rooms. Good food; quiet great place, highly recommend.

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Review ofThe Waterford at Carpenter's Creek
5.0

clean, safe, friendly. [name removed] is a positive reflection of the facility and the industry.

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Review ofThe Waterford at Carpenter's Creek
5.0

My parents have been residents at Carpenter's Creek for nine months. They are both in their 90,s. I visit them every day and have come to know many of the staff at the facility. I am very impressed with the kindness shown not only to my parents, but all the residents, and all visitors. I have never seen anything less then true professional behavior all down the line from the top to the housekeepers. I am really pleased with [name removed], at the front desk, [name removed]who just moved her even closer to the main door; [name removed], who keeps the building hopping; and so many more.

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Brookdale Destin

2400 Crystal Cove Lane, Destin, FL 32541

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
9
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

If you’re ready to enjoy life and leave the housekeeping, laundry and daily chores to someone else, then our community on Florida’s Emerald Coast, in Destin, is ready and waiting for you. We offer assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care while providing abundant services, conveniences...

4.3(26 reviews)

Great place for your parents

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Meridian at Westwood

1001 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
21
3

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Meridian at Westwood provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. In choosing this community, our residents...

4.6(104 reviews)

[name removed], thank you so much for your assistance and support. We really appreciate everything you have done. From g...

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The Waterford at Creekside

9015 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
12
2

Provides: Memory Care

Find the comfort and care you deserve at The Waterford at Creekside. The senior living community in Pensacola, FL provides residents with a positive, nurturing environment that encourages health and happiness while promoting companionship among residents and staff. Our goal is to enrich the lives...

4.4(80 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and the people were very nice, but the rooms were really small. Only a twin bed could f...

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The Waterford at Carpenter's Creek

5918 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
6
4

Provides: Assisted Living

The Waterford at Carpenter's Creek offers Assisted Living services in the picturesque Panhandle city of Pensacola. Our senior living community has been serving residents and families in the area for almost 30 years. We offer a warm, friendly, supportive environment for residents and we're staffed...

4.2(85 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and we really liked the outdoor space they had for the residents to sit around, but the...

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Brookdale Pensacola

8700 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
8
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Provides: Assisted Living

Your Next Great AdventureJust a short drive from local amenities like West Florida Hospital and the always pleasant gulf of Mexico, you will find a warm and cheerful assisted living community full of men and women who inspire you to pursue your golden years with enthusiasm. From the moment you...

4.0(32 reviews)
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The Beacon at Gulf Breeze

4410 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
16
6

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Beacon at Gulf Breeze is a superior Retirement, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, providing our residents access to programs that promote well-being, security, longevity, family and self-worth. Our community has 70 apartments for individuals seeking an active, but simpler lifestyle....

4.1(26 reviews)
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Noble Senior Living at Pensacola

4916 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32506

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
1

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Noble Senior Living at Pensacola is an assisted living and memory care community centrally located in Pensacola, Florida. Our community has beautiful courtyards that give it the feel of country living in a convenient, urban setting. Our community is set on Mobile Highway close to three area...

4.5(26 reviews)

So much improved. [Name removed] has made such great improvements. My brother is happy to live there.

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Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach

2000 Principal Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
7

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach is an elegant assisted living and memory care community in southern Okaloosa County, Florida. Uniquely placed in a beautiful residential setting near the Emerald Coast along the northern Gulf of Mexico, Belvedere Commons is a warm, vibrant and supportive...

3.5(24 reviews)
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Superior Residences of Panama City Beach

95 Grand Heron Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
13
4

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.2(17 reviews)

The food quality and how it is presented is just not good, the entire meals and dining service is not appealing. This co...

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Sodalis Pensacola

2310 Abbie Ln, Pensacola, FL 32514

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
18

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

3.5(18 reviews)
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Sodalis Milton

5887 Berryhill Rd, Milton, FL 32570

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
11

Provides: Assisted Living

Forsyth House is a 39 apartment Assisted Living in the heart of Milton Florida. Conveniently located close to military base and within 30 minutes of the beautiful emerald coast. Forsyth House offers a cozy feel with a family-like environment. Never worry about cooking with all meals provided...

4.7(14 reviews)

Staff is loving and caring! I highly recommend Sodalis if you ever need help with taking care of your family!

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Summer Vista

3450 Wimbledon Drive, Pensacola, FL 32504

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
18

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

3.6(16 reviews)

The staff members are wonderful and when we first came to see Summer Vista we were immediately sold. All of the care wor...

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The Blake at Pensacola

428 Airport Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32503

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
32

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome to The BlakeThe food. The music. The architecture, family and traditions. Once you’ve enjoyed the Blake way of life, it’s hard to imagine settling for anything less.Located only minutes from Historic Downtown Pensacola and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, The Blake at Pensacola...

4.2(8 reviews)

The staff members have such extensive knowledge for memory care which made us feel comfortable and they have state of th...

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Charter Senior Living of Panama City Beach

6012 Magnolia Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
13
10

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Charter Senior Living of Panama City Beach is an independent, assisted living and memory care community. Whether it is the independent living villas; the roomy assisted living apartments; or the specialized Legacy memory care neighborhood, Charter Senior Living of Panama City Beach provides a...

4.7(10 reviews)
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Brookdale Fort Walton Beach

233 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
8
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

When you’re ready to enjoy your well-deserved retirement and leave the laundry, housekeeping and daily chores to someone else, our community in Fort Walton Beach, on Florida’s magnificent Emerald Coast, is waiting for you. We offer assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care while providing...

3.9(13 reviews)

Brookdale cared for my mom for 3 years, very compassionate and caring, I couldn’t think of a better place for my mom. ...

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The Arbors of Gulf Breeze

50 Joachim Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
19
4

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

The Arbors of Gulf Breeze offers the finest senior living experience for those needing independent living, assisted living or memory care services. Come see how our caring team can provide a wonderful home environment for you or your loved one

4.2(9 reviews)

My first impression with The Arbors right away was just how friendly and helpful the staff members are.

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Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach

164 West Hewett Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
11
5

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Located in the picturesque city of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the luxurious Somerby Santa Rosa Beach senior living community is just minutes from the ocean, tucked behind a lush tree lined drive.Somerby Santa Rosa Beach offers assisted living and memory care living and care options. This...

4.6(9 reviews)
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Sodalis DeFuniak Springs

718 Walton Rd, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
1
2

Provides: Assisted Living

Likened to finding a rare treasure, you really must discover the beauty of Stanley House. It lies beyond the walls and decor. The team of exceptional service and care providers has been assembled. They have been carefully screened for exemplary credentials. Simply put, it takes a special person...

4.4(10 reviews)

This place is so alive and full of energy!! The staff are the most respectful group you will ever meet. The residents ar...

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Brookdale Bluewater Bay

1551 Merchants Way, Niceville, FL 32578

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
8
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Provides: Assisted Living

Our assisted living community, located in Niceville, Fla., a short distance from the white sandy beaches of Destin, offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into happy hour socials, card and board games, fitness classes, art and other creative projects, lively meals,...

3.7(9 reviews)
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Grandview Retirement Center

1706 E Olive Rd, Pensacola, FL 32514

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
15

Provides: Assisted Living

Renowned for our convenient location, excellence in food, first-class staff, affordability and signature activities; Grandview Retirement Center is Pensacola’s most recommended senior community.We offer your loved one an opportunity to enjoy living a comfortable daily routine by providing an...

4.2(5 reviews)
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Cost of assisted living in Destin, FL

The average cost of senior living in Destin is $3,816 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Crestview, FL with an average of $2,400 per month.

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Destin, Florida

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities have the luxury of apartment style housing and social interaction as well as personalized help. Services provided often include assistance with the activities of daily life. Occupants may be kept under observation and evaluation. In select instances, communities may provide skilled nursing, “aging in place”, or respite. In Florida, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around 42,000. Florida has a number of stipulations related to this kind of community. The Bureau of Health community Regulation licenses this community type. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include nursing services, assistance with self-administration of medications, personal care services, and assistance with activities of daily living . Staff must obtain education in a variety of subjects. These include: 12 hours of continuing education every 2 years on topics related to assisted living, infection control, providing assistance with activities of daily living, and community sanitation procedures. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 1. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to assure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as communities must document such assessment, community must document any substantial changes in a resident’s status which may necessitate relocation to a more specialized community , monthly nursing assessment of resident as ordered by physician , and medical examination report. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include reading the label, licensed nursing staff may administer medications, and opening the container and removing a prescribed amount of medication. Public assistance is available through 1915(b)(c) MLTC program. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include meals must be adapted to residents’ food habits, the community must provide a variety of regular meals that meet the nutritional needs of residents, the community must provide therapeutic diets as ordered by the resident’s health care provider for residents who require special diets, and meals must be adapted to residents preferences.

Demographics and Values

Based on gender, 50.6% are female and 49.4% are male. The median age of Destin is 40 years old. In Destin, 15.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. The total population of Destin consists of 13,765 people. Destin has a population density of 691 people per square mile. In terms of education, 42.7% have a college degree, 14.1% have a graduate degree, and 20.7% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Destin, 7.1% live in poverty, 4.1% are widows, 18.2% do not have health insurance, and 70.5% participate in the labor force. Racially, the population of Destin is 86.1% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.3% black, 1.8% mixed race, 0.9% Native American, 10.2% Hispanic, 2.0% Asian, and 6.9% other or not specified.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of living can be the motivating factor in deciding what destination works best. Destin has a median home value of $286,576 and the median cost of rent is $1,369 per month. The rent burden for Destin is about 19.8% of the average monthly income.

State Information

An overview of Florida

The state of Florida has a cost of living index of 98.9 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 104.0 and a housing index rating of 95.4. Residents of Florida enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 21st in the United States. In total, Florida has 218 general hospitals and 108 health centers that provide care for 21,626,797 citizens. St. Joseph s Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, Florida ranks 13th out of all states in quality of life and 29th in healthcare.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of religious values, 35% of Florida’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 15,611 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 49% of Florida residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 42, and 34% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

During the summer, the average temperature in Florida is around 82F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 66F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Florida drops to around 60F. The average high winter temperature is around 79F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 36F in the month of January. Florida experiences an average humidity rating of about 75%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 78%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 11.50 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Florida is around 4.54 inches. On average, Florida has an air quality index rating of around 37.0 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 47.9 AQI. While residents of Florida mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Florida can include hurricanes and floods.

Wildlife to be found in Florida

The state of Florida has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Saw Palmetto, Blackjack, Sand Pines, and Orchid. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the American Crocodile, the Herons, the Pelicans, or the Mockingbird. The state animal of Florida is the Florida Panther.

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