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About Assisted Living

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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37 Assisted Living Facilities near Fort Walton Beach, FL

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From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Fort Walton Beach for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 37 assisted living facilities in the Fort Walton Beach area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

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Assisted Living Facilities near Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Meridian at Westwood

1001 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

4.6
(99 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach

2000 Principal Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

3.5
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Fort Walton Beach

233 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

3.9
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Bayport of Fort Walton Beach (Now Open)

243 Hollywood Blvd. NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

5.0
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Locally owned and managed by SRI, LLC who have 30 communities in their portfolio. This one of kind community in Fort Walton Beach brings a new concept to senior living. The concepts has 4 buildings at which each are connected by an interior hall and can be also entered from exterior. Inside...

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The Waterford at Creekside

9015 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514

4.4
(80 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

The Waterford at Carpenter's Creek

5918 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503

4.2
(84 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Brookdale Pensacola

8700 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514

4.0
(32 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Beacon at Gulf Breeze

4410 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

4.1
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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....

Noble Senior Living at Pensacola

4916 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32506

4.5
(26 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Destin

2400 Crystal Cove Lane, Destin, FL 32541

4.2
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sodalis Pensacola

2310 Abbie Ln, Pensacola, FL 32514

3.5
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sodalis Milton

5887 Berryhill Rd, Milton, FL 32570

4.7
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Summer Vista

3450 Wimbledon Drive, Pensacola, FL 32504

3.5
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Blake at Pensacola

428 Airport Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32503

4.2
(8 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio

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...

Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach

164 West Hewett Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

4.6
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Arbors of Gulf Breeze

50 Joachim Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

4.0
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Sodalis DeFuniak Springs

718 Walton Rd, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

4.4
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Bluewater Bay

1551 Merchants Way, Niceville, FL 32578

3.7
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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,...

Grandview Retirement Center

1706 E Olive Rd, Pensacola, FL 32514

4.2
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Navarre Gardens North

2640 Hwy 87 S, Navarre, FL 32566

3.0
(2 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Navarre Gardens North is a newly designed assisted living facility located in Navarre, Florida. We provide a safe, comfortable environment surrounded by the beauty and wonder of the Gulf Coast. Our staff comes highly recommended among the best in love and care. Our facility is equipped with...

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Cost of assisted living in Fort Walton Beach, FL

The average cost of senior living in Fort Walton Beach is $3,787 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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Services for seniors in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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Health care

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In Fort Walton Beach, Florida, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Fort Walton Beach, Florida, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Fort Walton Beach, Florida is a car-dependent city. Seniors can expect to need a car here for most errands. Transit options in Fort Walton Beach include fixed bus routes and Dial-A-Ride service through EC Rider. Fort Walton Beach has limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable, depending upon the neighborhood.

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Health care

Fort Walton Beach offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has a few hospitals, including Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospitals.

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Senior activities

Fort Walton Beach is known for its relaxed pace of life, scenic sandy beaches, and year-round warm weather. Find companionship through engaging activities, such as Tai Chi, ceramics, and billiards, offered at the Senior Center located in the Fort Walton Beach Recreation Center. Exercise-minded seniors can play tennis or pickleball at the Fort Walton Beach Tennis Center, while eligible veterans may enjoy tax-free shopping on nearby Eglin Air Force Base.

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Learn More About Assisted Living in Fort Walton Beach, FL

This welcoming Florida Panhandle town offers residents easy access to daily resources like shopping centers and healthcare facilities in a modern, suburban setting. Fort Walton Beach’s numerous parks, nearby nature areas, and local festivals — including Fort Walton Beach Landing Park and the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival — celebrate the city’s history, environment, and local culture.

In Fort Walton Beach, assisted living communities provide personal care services in settings typically ranging from private apartments to shared rooms, often with restaurant-style dining and activities based on residents’ interests. Designed to promote independence among seniors who don’t require 24-hour skilled nursing care, assisted living is a good option for retirees who need help with some daily tasks and would like to live a socially fulfilling, active lifestyle.

Cost of Assisted Living in Fort Walton Beach, FL

The median monthly cost of assisted living in 2019 was about $4,300 in Fort Walton Beach and within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of assisted living in 2019 in the state of Florida was around $3,700.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Fort Walton Beach are rated 17 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
83 86 86 79 81 86

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$59,445 per year $49,025 per year $49,899 per year $27,989 per year $38,462 per year $1,738 per year $810 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Fort Walton Beach include:

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 260+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Twin Cities Hospital

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 60+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Fort Walton Beach’s climate is classified as humid subtropical with some of the hottest summer temperatures in the state of Florida. The average humidity level is 76%, and humidity levels are often highest during August at about 78%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
49°F 61°F 37°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
81°F 91°F 71°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 207

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 69″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
42 19.3% 20,728 2,760 per square mile 2.3

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.2% 4.5% 11.6% 10.0% <0.1% 5.3% 69.5%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Tallahassee: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 99/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Okaloosa County

Democratic Republican Other
71.3% 23.6% 5.1%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Fort Walton Beach include:

  • Air Force Armament Museum
  • Indian Temple Mound and Museum
  • Camp Walton Schoolhouse
  • Garnier Post Office

Outdoor attractions in Fort Walton Beach:

  • Fort Walton Beach Landing Park
  • Liza Jackson Park
  • Ferry Park
  • Yellow River Wildlife Management Area
  • Point Washington State Forest
  • Grayton Beach State Park

Fort Walton Beach’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Regal Sun Plaza
  • DownTown Music Hall
  • Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
  • Dog Daze
  • Uptown Station
  • Shoppes at Paradise Pointe

Transportation

Okaloosa County Transit offers bus transportation, along with paratransit services to eligible passengers, to Fort Walton Beach. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Fort Walton Beach.

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Bayport of Fort Walton Beach , Twin Cities Pavilion and Navarre Gardens are the top rated assisted living facilities near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. See full list of communities.

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