The Florida Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Florida. With an aging population, the average cost of care in Florida averages between $22.00 an hour for home care to $9,387 a month for skilled nursing care. This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Florida Key Statistics

  • 27.0% of the Florida population is aged 60 or over with 13.1% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With no state income or inheritance tax, it is one of the most tax friendly states for retirees, with the average property tax set at $1,041 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 62.8% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Florida senior (65+) is $42,639.
  • 580,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Florida.

Choosing Long Term Care in Florida

  • Florida Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Florida is $22.00, making Florida less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care.  
  • Florida Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Florida is $1,473 per month making Florida less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Florida Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Florida is $3,500 per month making Florida less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Florida Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Florida is $9,387 per month making Florida more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Florida Senior Services

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Address: 4040 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000

Phone: 850-414-2000

Fax: 850-414-2004

TDD: 850-414-2001

Website

Florida State Plan on Aging

Florida Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report Elder Abuse call the Adult Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873

TTY (Telephone Device for the Deaf): 1-800-955-8771

To report via Fax: 1-800-914-0004

Florida Support for Caregivers

Department of Elder Affairs Senior Companion Sites:

Alzheimer’s Community Care Association

Address: 800 Northpoint Pkwy #101B, W Palm Beach , FL 33407

Phone: (561) 683-2700

Citrus County Department of Community Support Services

Address: 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Box #4, Lecanto, FL 34461

Phone: (352) 527-5959

City of Jacksonville

Address: 150 East 1st St, Jacksonville , FL 32206

Phone: (904) 630-0995

Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services

Address: 810 Datura St. Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: (561) 355-4750

Marion Senior Services

Address: 1101 SW 20th Court, Ocala , FL 34474

Phone: (352) 620-3501

Florida Senior Disaster Preparedness:

Emergency Coordinating Officer Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Address: 4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 250G, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: 850-414-2148 or 850-414-2000

Disaster Related Emails: doeadisaster@elderaffairs.org

Florida Health Care Fraud

SHINE Program – Department of Elder Affairs

Address: 4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 270 Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000

Toll Free: 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)

TDD/TTY: 1-800-955-8770

Fax: 850-414-2150

Email information@elderaffairs.org

Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Address: 4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 380, Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000

Phone: 850-414-2323

Toll-free: 1-888-831-0404

Fax: 850-414-2377

Email: LTCOPInformer@elderaffairs.org

Florida Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Agency for Health Care Administration

Address: P.O. Box 5197, MS 62 Tallahassee, FL 32314

Phone: 1-877-711-3662

Text: 357662

TDD: 1-866-467-4970

Fax: 1-850-402-4678

Florida Medicare and Insurance Counseling

SHINE Program – Department of Elder Affairs

Address: 4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 270 Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000

Toll Free: 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)

TDD/TTY: 1-800-955-8770

Fax: 850-414-2150

Email information@elderaffairs.org

Florida Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Florida Prescription Assistance

Florida Aging and Disability Resource Centers

Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging Inc.,

Address: 5090 Commerce Park Circle, Pensacola, Florida 32505

Phone: 850.494.7101 

Fax: 850.494.7122 Fax

Local Helpline: 850.494.7100 

Toll-Free Helpline: 866.531.8011 

Website

Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc

Address: 2414 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308

Phone: (850) 488-0055

Toll-Free: 1-866-467-4624

Fax: (850) 922-2420

Website

Elder Options (North West Florida)

Address: 100 SW 75th Street, Suite 301 Gainesville, FL 32607

Phone:1-800-262-2243

Fax: 352-378-1256

Website

ElderSource (Northeast Florida)

Address: 10688 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257

Toll free: 1(888)242-4464

Local: (904)391-6600

Fax: (904)391-6693

Website

Area Agency on Aging of Pasco – Pinellas

Address: 9549 Koger Blvd, Gadsden Building, Suite 100, St Petersburg, FL 33702

Phone: +1-800-963-5337

Phone: 727-217-8111

Website

Senior Connection Center

Address: 8928 Brittany WayTampa, FL 33619

Phone: 1-800-963-5337

Fax: 813-623-1342

Website

Senior Resource Alliance

Address: 3319 Maguire Blvd Suite 100, Orlando, Florida 32803

Phone: (407) 514-1800

Website

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

Address: 15201 N. Cleveland Ave, Suite 1100, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Phone: 239-652-6900

Toll Free: 866-413-5337

Fax: 239-652-6989

Website

Area Agency on Aging for Palm Beach / Treasure Coast – Palm Beach Office

Address: 4400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone: (561) 684.5885

Fax: (561) 214.8678

Website

Area Agency on Aging for Palm Beach / Treasure Coast – Treasure Coast Office

Address: 1100 St. Lucie West Boulevard, Suite 204, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986

Phone: (772) 467.0008

Fax: (772) 467.0371

Website

Area Agency on Aging of Broward County

Address: 5300 Hiatus Road, Sunrise, Florida 33351

Phone: 954.745.9779

Website

Alliance for Aging

Address: 760 NW 107 Ave., Suite 214, Miami, Florida 33172

Phone: 305-670-6500

Elder Helpline: 305-670-4357

Toll Free:1-800-96-ELDER (35337)

Website

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Florida Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Florida Senior Health Studies

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