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For a while, Florida has held one of the top spots as the best destination for retired adults looking to move to a warm climate. Florida skilled nursing facilities are also in high demand.

Florida is the third most populous state in America and the eighth most densely populated. The average age for nursing home admittance in Florida is 79. You would expect to find higher costs for nursing homes in Florida (which is true), but thanks to the variety and density of the state, there is actually a fair amount of affordable short term or long-term care facilities in Florida as well.

Florida Nursing Home Costs

Interestingly enough, nursing homes in Florida do not even make the Top 10 of the most expensive places for skilled nursing in the United States. While a semi-private room in a nursing home in Florida can spike up to nearly $500 per day, the vast majority of units are far cheaper, which lowers the average median cost in the state and thus makes nursing homes in Florida quite affordable.

The median average for Florida skilled nursing is only $236 per day, just above the national average at $225 per day. Retirement homes in Florida vary drastically depending on the location, with as much of a $300 daily difference between one facility to the next.

The Naples-Immokalee-Marco island region has the most expensive skilled nursing facilities in Florida. Meanwhile, lowest rates can be found in Sebring, FL which are far below $200 per day.

Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover long term care in Florida. Some short-term care or rehabilitation in Florida may be covered by Medicare. You will have to check with the specific skilled nursing facility you desire in order to get more details.

Florida Nursing Home/Skilled Nursing - Amenities

The weather is incredible in Florida. Therefore, you would expect to find nursing homes in Florida that also take advantage of the ideal weather conditions, including mild winters. The best nursing homes in Florida provide large patios with lounge chair seating to get fresh air. Some even have community gardens and opportunities to bird watch.

Indoors, skilled nursing facilities in Florida are equally luxurious. Pleasant views of outdoor settings, including the nearby Atlantic Ocean are available. Regularly scheduled activities are offered to keep the mind and body active.

Florida has fantastic access to high quality food, including seafood which is regularly served in some of the more luxurious Florida retirement homes. Expect to find well-balanced meals with special requests available for seniors with certain eating habits or nutritional needs.

Along with exceptional amenities, Florida nursing homes also provide quick access to some of the best health care in the nation. Unlike some states with more rural settings, the nearest hospital or medical clinic is never too far away in Florida.

Florida nursing homes can provide around the clock service for you or a loved one. The professional, well-informed staff will treat the resident with the utmost respect and dignity. Privacy and individual rights are respected. Skilled nursing staff in Florida can also assist with daily lifestyle including help in and out of bed, bathing, using the restroom and more.

Nursing and Retirement Homes in Florida

There are a total of 692 nursing homes in Florida that Florida senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Florida nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Florida will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Florida nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Florida state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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