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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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Veterans Resources

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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About Home Care

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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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Find the Right Home Care near Fort Walton Beach, FL

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If you or a loved one wants to age in the comfort of your own home, home care in Fort Walton Beach, FL can offer personal assistance in a familiar setting. Whether an older adult needs more basic elderly home care services in Fort Walton Beach – like help with housekeeping, cooking, and transportation – or requires medical care, A Place for Mom can help.

Find the best home care agencies in Fort Walton Beach to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Fort Walton Beach home hospice care. Personalized home care in Fort Walton Beach can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 8 options for accredited home care in Fort Walton Beach, FL, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

We are also serving Home Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Wright and Santa Rosa Island.

Home Care Facilities near Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Review ofThe Waterford at Carpenter's Creek
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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

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

The Waterford has exceeded my expectations in a living community for my father. The staff is always friendly and professional. I am greeted each time I visit by[name removed] at the front desk and she always has a smile and friendly conversation for me. From housekeeping, nursing, dining room staff to administration this community is the perfect place for my father.

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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

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

The Waterford has exceeded my expectations in a living community for my father. The staff is always friendly and professional. I am greeted each time I visit by[name removed] at the front desk and she always has a smile and friendly conversation for me. From housekeeping, nursing, dining room staff to administration this community is the perfect place for my father.

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Hadassah Home Care, LLC

24 Poulton Drive NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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Acti-Kare of Pensacola, FL

6233 Tributary St, Pensacola, FL 32526

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Comfort Keepers of Destin

225 Main Street Suite 7-E, Destin, FL 32541

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We Are Comfort Keepers™ Our Family Is Here To Give Comfort To Your Family. Nothing is more important than helping people to live independent and dignified lives within the comfort of their own homes. Comfort Keepers is dedicated to providing the kind of non-medical in-home care that helps to...

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Synergy Home Care

35008 Emerald Coast Pkwy Suite 401, Destin, FL 32541

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8974 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre, FL 32566

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4400 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32503

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Sacred Heart Home Care

124 E Wright St, Pensacola, FL 32501

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6400 N Davis Hwy # 7, Pensacola, FL 32504

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What is home care?

Home care may be the right fit for seniors who want to age in place, but who would benefit from companionship, housekeeping, and help with some activities of daily living (ADLs). Home care is broad and personalized to each senior’s needs. In general, home caregivers may provide:

  • Help with personal care
  • Housekeeping
  • Mobility assistance
  • Laundry
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Incontinence care and toileting
Complete guide to home care

Services for seniors in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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Senior activities

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 Home Care 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.

Home care, or in-home care, in Fort Walton Beach is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Home Care in Fort Walton Beach, FL

The median monthly cost of a home health aide in 2020 was about $4,500 in the Fort Walton Beach area and $4,300 in the state of Florida, according to Genworth.

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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.

Frequently asked questions

Hadassah Home Care, LLC, Comfort Keepers of Destin and Synergy Home Care are the top rated home care agencies near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. See full list of communities.

There are 8 home care agencies near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. See the full list.

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