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Finding the best options for assisted living in Merritt Island can be a challenge. With so many choices for seniors, making the right one for your family can seem overwhelming. Working together, we can help you gain peace of mind. Our free service includes a local Senior Living Advisor dedicated to matching you with a tailored list of hand-picked communities that meet your needs. We provide you with full details and pricing, scheduling property tours and move in support. There's no cost to you.

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Senior housing types near Merritt Island, FL

  • Norwood Assisted Living

    325 Norwood Street, Merritt Island, FL 32953
    (2)
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    Norwood Assisted Living is a residential care home located along the eastern coast of Merritt Island, Florida. The beautiful Atlantic Ocean is visible throughout the peninsula. The scenic area is well known for John F. Kennedy Space Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Merritt...

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  • Banana River Villas

    1275 N Banana River Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952
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    Banana River Villas is a senior care home located on Merritt Island, Florida, which is part of Brevard County and consists of 62% water, with the Banana River Lagoon to the East and the Indian River Lagoon to the West. The East of Merritt Island further separates into Sykes Creek and Newfound Harbor...

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  • The Palms of Florida AFCH

    2460 S Courteney Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32952
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Palms of Florida AFCH is a senior residential care home located in the coastal city of Merritt Island, FL and in Brevard county. Merritt Island is located on the Eastern side of the Florida coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. It is local to the River Lakes Conservation Area. The group home setting...

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  • Living Southern Style of Brevard

    Living Southern Style of Brevard

    821 Georgia Avenue, Rockledge, FL 32955
    (1)
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    Living Southern Style of Brevard Living Southern Style of Brevard is a senior care home with heart in Florida's peaceful Rockledge community. Welcome to life in perpetual summer, where the sun shines on our residents 365 days a year and it's a common occurrence to see us enjoying a walk or a meal...

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  • Sonata Viera

    Sonata Viera

    3325 Breslay Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sonata Viera assisted living provides compassionate and distinctive living for today's senior. Our Harmony assisted living offers a different brand of senior living, founded on an unwavering commitment to customer service and resident choice. Blending signature programming, technology, a commitment...

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  • The Brennity at Melbourne Senior Living

    The Brennity at Melbourne Senior Living

    7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in the upscale area of Viera, The Brennity at Melbourne is the clear choice for today's perceptive retirees and their families. Medical services, shopping, restaurants and hospitals are all close by. Convenience is built right in. The Brennity at Melbourne modernizes and redefines the...

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  • Discovery Village at Melbourne

    Discovery Village at Melbourne

    3260 N. Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Sonata at Melbourne is a new luxury rental continuum of care campus offering independent living, assisted living and memory care assisted living. Sonata's resort-style lifestyle features: •Five-star signature “At Your Service”SM customer service program •Signature “Agewell” fitness and wellness...

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  • Greenwood Place

    Greenwood Place

    2680 Croton Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
    (26)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Greenwood Place is a premiere independent and assisted living community in Melbourne, Florida. Known as The Harbor City, the city of Melbourne offers all the conveniences and luxuries that come with living in a big city with a slower pace of life that its citizens love. Located halfway between...

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  • Zon Beachside

    Zon Beachside

    1894 S Patrick Dr, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
    (1)
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    Beachside Living. Your Life. Your Way. Experience the lifestyle option at Zon Beachside. Conveniently located near walking paths and community parks. Providing an unmatched senior living experience with many apartment options available for both Assisted Living and Memory Care. Experience our...

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  • Riverview Retirement Ctr

    4470 S Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32780
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    Twenty-seven unit assisted living. Very reasonably priced. Bingo, Holiday activities, group exercises, memory games, singing/karaoke, spelling bee arts and crafts.

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  • Victoria Landing ALF

    Victoria Landing ALF

    1279 Houston St., Melbourne, FL 32937
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    If you want to know what a true resort-style assisted living community looks, tastes and feels like, you've got to do more than read the brochure — you need to come read the signs for yourself. Schedule a visit to Victoria Landing and you'll see that all signs point to enjoying life to its...

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  • Crescent Wood

    Crescent Wood

    1800 Harrison Street, Titusville, FL 32780
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Crescent Wood is an independent living and assisted living community is Titusville Florida. Voted the fourth best beach in Florida, Titusville values the safety of its citizens and strive to protect the natural beauty of the Florida coast. Drawing visitors all over the country with its stunning...

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  • Brookdale West Melbourne

    Brookdale West Melbourne

    7200 Greenboro Drive, West Melbourne, FL 32904
    (22)
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    Brookdale West Melbourne is an assisted living community in West Melbourne, Florida. West Melbourne is a fast growing community located on Florida's Space coast. Brookdale West Melbourne has an ideal locations near shopping, banks, medical providers and is only a short drive from stunning beaches...

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  • Brookdale West Melbourne AL

    Brookdale West Melbourne AL

    7300 Greenboro Drive, West Melbourne, FL 32904
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our assisted-living community, on the Atlantic coast of sunny Florida, offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into card and board games, happy hour socials, fitness classes, art and other creative projects, lively meals, fun outings and anything else that you want to...

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  • Grand Villa of Melbourne

    Grand Villa of Melbourne

    964 South Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Grand Villa of Melbourne Senior Living Community we offer a choice of lifestyles based upon your individual needs. We provide Assisted Living, Memory Care, Personal Care, Short-term/Respite Care and a Senior Day and Overnight Program. Whatever lifestyle you choose, you are assured of our most...

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  • Brookdale Melbourne

    Brookdale Melbourne

    1765 West Hibiscus Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (29)
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    A Great Backdrop for a Great Life If you live in the greater Palm Bay area, you have an exceptional choice for senior living right in the heart of West Melbourne. You’ll get to explore a new kind of senior lifestyle, as our staff takes care of the cooking, cleaning and typical household chores, so...

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  • Hibiscus Court

    Hibiscus Court

    540 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (60)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Hibiscus Court Senior Assisted Living Community caters to active senior assisted living and secured memory care services in sunny Melbourne, Florida. Licensed for 78 residents, Hibiscus Court offers a vibrant, active lifestyle while also creating a warm and comfortable home-like feel. Conveniently...

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  • A Place Like Home Assisted Living Facility

    A Place Like Home Assisted Living Facility

    1971 Port Malabar Boulevard, Palm Bay, FL 32905
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Looking for an Assisted Living Facility in the Palm Bay Florida area for yourself or a loved one? WELCOME to the website of our beautiful assisted living facility, A Place Like Home. It is nice to have you here. Please relax and feel free to look around. As you begin your process of looking for the...

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  • Melba Cove

    Melba Cove

    267 Melba Avenue NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in Palm Bay, Florida, Melba Cove is a senior care home that, above all, allows seniors to live out their best years in comfort and peace. Palm Bay is the most populous city in Brevard County, surrounded by everything Florida is famous for: surf, sand, breathtaking sunsets, lush green spaces...

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  • Palace Retirement Home

    965 South Florida Avenue, Rockledge, FL 32955
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Palace Retirement Home is an assisted living community nestled in beautiful Rockledge, Florida only minutes from Orlando to the West, Cocoa Beach to the East and Cape Canaveral to the North. Rockledge is a lovely place to call home, and a wonderful place for friends and family to visit. Our...

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  • Velrose Assisted Living Facility II

    4665 Hidden Lakes Place, Melbourne, FL 32934
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Velrose Assisted Living Facility II is a residential care home for seniors which is located in Melbourne, Florida in Brevard County. Melbourne is a city that is home to a wide variety of parks. These parks, ranging from small to extensive and large allow residents to enjoy the lovely Florida weather...

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  • Generations on the Beach

    427 Oriole Ln, Indialantic, FL 32903
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Generations on the Beach is a luxurious residential care home located on the ocean front in Indialantic, Florida, in Brevard County. Situated on a barrier island next to the Atlantic Ocean, seniors have the luxury of enjoying beach combing, strolling on the boardwalk, or picnicking at waterfront...

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  • Jackies Retirement Assisted Living Facility

    1675 Canon Avenue, Palm Bay, FL 32907
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Jackies Retirement Assisted Living is a senior care home located in the city of Palm Bay, FL, Brevard County. Jackies Retirement Assisted Living has a smaller community for seniors and it is surrounded by hospitals considering that it is a group home setting. Its location is known for minimal crime...

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  • Velrose Assisted Living Facility

    1064 Briarwood Boulevard Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32905
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Velrose Assisted Living Facility is a senior care home located in the thriving community of Palm Bay, Florida, in Brevard County. Our picturesque community is nestled in a peaceful neighborhood near Turkey Creek Sanctuary. Palm Bay is a family-friendly city boasting numerous attractions and events,...

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  • Tender at Heart Assisted Living Facility

    1773 Hays Street, Palm Bay, FL 32907
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A place full of love. We have caring and dedicated staffs ready to care for your loved ones in peaceful Palm Bay in the Sunshine State, away from the cold.

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  • Witza Larionne

    189 Donald Avenue Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32909
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Witza Larionne senior care facility is located in Palm Bay, Florida, and may be the best place admit your elderly family member when you're searching for quality care. The property is an adult day care and specializes in providing Alzheimer's treatment for seniors. There are health professionals on...

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  • B&V La Belle Vie Assisted Living

    193 Eldron Boulevard Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32907
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Belle Vie Living Center is a nurse assisted living center located in the heart of Gretna, Louisiana. At Belle Vie, we are dedicated to providing a relaxing and open environment that exceeds the varied needs of our current and potential residents. We offer compassionate and professional care to...

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  • J & K Assisted Living II

    133 Lehigh Avenue Southeast, Palm Bay, FL 32909
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    J & K Assisted Living II is situated in an excellent location off of Malabar Road, near Colonial Square Commercial Center. We provide services for Alzheimer and dementia patients, with a focus on programs to enhance memory. We also provide comprehensive senior living services. Residents have help...

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  • Glenbrooke at Palm Bay

    Glenbrooke at Palm Bay

    815 Briar Creek Boulevard Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32905
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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  • Platinum Oaks Assisted Living Facility LLC

    3610 Manassas Ave, Melbourne, FL 32934
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  • Florida Shores of Melbourne

    2155 Keystone Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904
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Assisted Living in Merritt Island, Florida

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living communities offer lodging and care to seniors who need some assistance with daily tasks like taking medications, making meals and keeping up with cleaning. Assisted living facilities can be found in all shapes and sizes, so touring them may be the best way to determine which one is most beneficial for you or your loved one.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

No one assisted living facility is similar to another. At a minimum, assisted living provides independently minded seniors foods and snacks, help with things like washing and dressing, and an array of activities such as wellness programs, social events, outings plus much more, all in a safe and secure environment among people their age.

What Are ADLs?

If you are considering assisted living, you’ve most likely run into the acronym ADLs, which stands for the Activities of Daily Living. These include:

  • Bathing and showering
  • Toileting
  • Dressing
  • Feeding (however, not meal planning)
  • Continence
  • Functional mobility, which includes getting back in and out of a bed or seat

Formulated in the 1950s, ADLs assess a person's overall health and function. Generally, older adults who can manage ADLs by themselves but who are considering a move to senior living could be better prospects for independent living. When you have questions about what care type is the best fit for your family member, call A Place for Mom. Our Senior Living Advisors can answer any questions you might have about assisted living, independent living, memory care, life plan communities and even more.

Assisted Living Vs. Nursing Homes

The term “assisted living” was initially found in the 1980s to describe a new sort of residential living for old adults that was obviously not the same as more traditional nursing home designs. Assisted living is designed for individuals who want some help with daily activities but who still expect level of independence and who want to reside in an apartment-like situation like a studio or a one-bedroom apartment. Many assisted living communities provide a full schedule of activities and events and offer multiple meal choices to cater to varied tastes and preferences, including special diets and restaurant-style options. Small pets are often permitted.

In comparison, the sign of nursing homes is that they provide skilled nursing care. They are created to meet the needs of seniors and others who have health challenges that necessitate 24x7 medical attention. Meals are usually served in a communal dining area and residents reside in private or shared bedrooms. Some nursing homes also give short-term rehabilitative care. Nursing homes today are also called convalescent care centers, nursing centers, skilled nursing communities and long-term care communities. Due to the fact that they provide more support, nursing homes are more costly than assisted living communities.

Both skilled nursing and assisted living facilities may provide memory care, which is specific support for individuals coping with cognitive impairment. In fact, 40% of the people who live in the state of Florida are currently living with some form of dementia, based on the National Center for Assisted Living. In general, people living with the earlier levels of Alzheimer’s or dementia are effectively supported by assisted living facilities while people living with later stages of dementia require the medical care of a nursing home.

What Is Assisted Living Like?

Whilst every community is definitely unique, below are a few attributes that almost all assisted living facilities share:

  • They offer assorted degrees of care, occasionally at varied prices.
  • They offer assorted living choices, from studios to one-bedroom apartments.
  • Many allow people to bring their personal small pets, including birds, cats and in some instances smaller dogs.
  • They focus on differing backgrounds, cultures and interests. Some facilities, for instance, are faith-based, while some are multi-lingual, with activities and dining options to match. Still more are designed for retired military or college alumni and may be even situated on or near university or college campuses.
  • They may offer accommodations for couples as well as individuals.
  • They range in size. Some communities have as few as 20 residents, while some many have more than 200.

With so many options to choose from, finding the right community can feel overwhelming. Our Senior Living Advisors will assist. They live in the areas they work in. When you talk with a Senior Living Advisor, she or he will ask a few pre-determined questions to better determine what you are interested in, what your budget is and what special desires your loved one may have. On top of that their assistance is no cost!

When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living?

For anyone who is asking this question, chances are good that it’s time you find out more about senior living. Here are a few other hints that assisted living might be ideal for both your loved one and your family:

  • You are concerned for your loved one’s health and safety.
  • You are concerned they aren’t eating correctly.
  • You feel concerned about them going out of the house by themselves.
  • You notice they are spending much less time with friends and family.
  • You receive a phone call or email from a next door neighbor who's worried about them.
  • You discover that your loved one may have problems recalling people’s names or using a familiar technology like their cellular phone or TV remote.

If these or various other symptoms are worrying you, take action. Get in touch with A Place for Mom and speak to a Senior Living Advisor today. They are able to reply to your questions and help you figure out next steps. Best of all, their expertise is cost-free!

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings

Florida supplies families with exceptional usage of its assisted living inspection and ratings information. Based on our state-by-state review of state records , Florida’s assisted living regulation and inspection system is among the most transparent in the country. To find the information of an assisted living community in the wider Merritt Island area, go to the FloridaHealthFinder.gov site and search by service type to obtain inspection reviews, licensure data, fines and activities assessed against the facility, availability of nursing staff, an emergency power plan overview and more.

The state of Florida requires that new assisted living residents have a medical exam within 30 days of move-in to assess an personalized care plan. The state also mandates a baseline number of weekly employee hours depending on the number of people who reside in a facility to make sure care plans will be accommodated.

10 Things to Look For When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

The simplest way to find out if an assisted living community is best for your loved one is to tour one -- or even better, four or five of them! Here are some factors to observe when you visit:

  1. Does the personnel connect to the residents?
  2. Is the community clean, odor-free and well taken care of?
  3. Is there a process set up for evaluating the requirements of a new resident?
  4. Can residents arrange for transportation if they need it?
  5. Are the staff professional and respectful?
  6. Are there specific visiting hours or are family and friends welcome anytime?
  7. Does each resident possess a care plan in place?
  8. What happens if a resident’s needs change?
  9. Is there an emergency plan in place in case of a natural or manmade disaster?
  10. Do the individuals who live there remind you of your family member?

For more tips on what to look for while visiting an assisted living community, see our Planning and Advice webpages.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Merritt Island, Florida?

Based on the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, assisted living in the city of Merritt Island, Florida ranges from $1750 to $6150 per month. The Senior Living Cost Index be determined by what A Place for Mom clients paid when they moved into senior living. It's the only price database of its kind. By giving these details, families can understand how much they might save in different regions of a particular metro area or perhaps a bordering state.

Ready to learn more? Visit our Senior Living Cost Index web page to discover what price ranges are in your town.

How to Pay for Senior Living In Merritt Island, Florida

How to finance assisted living is one of the most typical questions families have when they meet with one of our Senior Living Advisors. Here are some of the most common financing resources for senior living:

  • Personal income or savings. If a senior does not have ample funds saved to cover long-term care, it’s common for families to pool funds to create up the difference.
  • Home equity. Many times, seniors sell their places of residence to fund senior living. In some instances, a bridge loan could be available to help cover the price of moving while the house is prepared for sale.
  • Long-term care insurance. This particular kind of insurance is designed to cover senior care expenditures. Some policies could cover various other expenditures which can be incurred through the transition to assisted living, such as for example acquiring a case manager or care coordinator.
  • Veterans benefits. Many seniors have served in the military and may qualify for help and support. Because benefits go untouched, it’s worthwhile to check to see if your family member or his or her partner might meet the criteria. For more information, head to va.gov or see our Information to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for more details.
  • Sale of a life insurance policy. There are several methods to use life insurance to invest in senior living determined by the kind of policy you have. Consult a life insurance or financial advisor to learn about whether this program might work for your situation.

Many households expect that Medicare will assist pay for assisted living, but it can only cover short-term care. To learn more, go to Medicare's website.

Understanding Assisted Living Costs

Assisted living costs vary widely from facility to facility, so it pays to perform your research. Below are a few points that can influence how much you spend:

  • Kind of residence
  • Size of apartment (studio, one- or two-bedroom house)
  • Types of services needed
  • Geographical area
  • Located area of the facility
  • Level of luxuriousness

Assisted living communities frequently charge a set fee that covers many basic services, with additional fees added on for special services. Additional communities will charge a rate for each individual service, known as a la carte payment, so that residents only pay for the services they make use of. In most cases, the monthly base rate consists of only rent and meals, with care billed separately. Entrance costs and deposits are also frequently required. Charges and prices differ by community, so it’s essential to ask communities you are visiting about their costs and products and services.

For more details about assisted living costs and charge structures, call a Senior Living Advisor at A Place for Mom.

About Senior Living in Merritt Island, Florida

With its low tax rates and tropical climate, the state of Florida is among one of the most sought after places in the United States for seniors. The Area Agency on Aging for Florida offers a wealth of information for seniors and their own families. Contact A Place for Mom to find out more about the more than 32 assisted living facilities in Merritt Island, Florida.

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