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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Boynton Beach, FL

Dubbed as the Gateway to the Gulfstream, the city of Boynton Beach spoils retirees with a carefree South Florida lifestyle. Active seniors can enjoy playing golf and participating in various water activities, such as boating and fishing. Those with limited mobility have easy access to the ADA-friendly Oceanfront Park beach area, Barrier Free Park and Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park’s free EZ Kayak Launch. With plenty of shoppingwaterfront dining and local arts and cultural experiences, it’s no wonder that at least 20% of Boynton Beach’s nearly 80,000 residents are aged 65 and older. 

Note: Information for Boynton Beach was not available, so data from its nearest city, Miami, was used.

Read our list of the top 10 assisted living communities in Boynton Beach to find a facility that’s right for you or your loved one. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Boynton Beach and what financial assistance programs are available.

Discovery Village at Boynton Beach

We recommend Discovery Village at Boynton Beach for the VIP treatment its residents receive daily. This luxury senior living community is in the vicinity of High Ridge Country Club, and its resort-style campus features a tranquil fountain pond, a heated pool with cabanas and the Barking Lot dog park. Its fitness center has a therapy service area, and 24-hour nursing arrangements are accommodated. The community’s Celebrations activities for assisted living residents include chair exercises, bingo, arts and crafts, live music, movies and gardening.

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Features
  • Housekeeping, maintenance, transportation and concierge services available
  • Social dining experiences at the Sensations dining room, Bailey’s Bistro and Legend’s club and bar

Grand Villa of Boynton Beach

The state-of-the-art health and wellness services and resort-style amenities of Grand Villa of Boynton Beach make it one of our top picks for assisted living. It’s conveniently close to Bethesda Hospital East and also offers memory care, respite and adult day services. It has a grand outdoor pool and a putting green, while inviting indoor spaces include an elegant dining room, a vintage-style cafe and a piano lounge. Residents can share family recipes through the Tasty Traditions program, sample global cuisines with the Passport Dining Experience and enjoy old-fashioned ice cream with Sundaes on Sunday.

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Features
  • Advanced resident care technology and medication management program
  • Regular visits from general practitioners, dentists, podiatrists and optometrists

Grand Villa of Delray Beach East

With its state-of-the-art resident care and medication management systems, Grand Villa of Delray Beach East is one of our top choices for senior living. The park-like campus of this assisted living and memory care community has tranquil private ponds and landscaped courtyards with calming water features. Residents can socialize and enjoy indoor relaxation in the restaurant-style dining room, self-service cafe, well-stocked library and cozy lounging areas. Seniors here have ice cream and tea party socials, movie nights and family events to look forward to. The facility’s Passport Dining Experience offers gourmet dishes from international cuisines, while the Tasty Traditions program lets residents share their family recipes.

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Features
  • Well-behaved pets under 20 lbs. welcome
  • Coordination of support services available upon request

Colonial Assisted Living at Boynton Beach

Colonial Assisted Living at Boynton Beach made our top 10 list due to its accessible single-level design and homelike setting. Private suites have direct access to the central courtyard, letting residents easily enjoy outdoor relaxation at any time. The large courtyard features a fountain garden, double-trunk palms and covered sitting areas. Seniors can enjoy multiple gathering spaces, including a TV lounge, a piano area, a library corner and a fish tank area. Engaging activities include arts and crafts, table and casino games, pet therapy, ice cream socials and holiday events.

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Features
  • Private rooms with full bathrooms
  • Wellness suite for physical, occupational and speech therapy and other specialized health services

Sunrise at Boynton Beach

Designed with modern, high-end amenities, Sunrise at Boynton Beach is one of our top recommendations for refined senior living. Located near upscale residential developments, this assisted living and memory care community is close to local shopping centers, golfing facilities, the West Boynton Branch Library and Bethesda Hospital West. Its well-appointed common spaces include fireside lounges, a wellness room and spa, a bistro and a restaurant-style dining area. Residents benefit from daily recreational and social activities, scheduled resident and family meetings and monthly wellness checks by the on-site licensed nurse.

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Features
  • Pet-friendly studio, one- and two-bedroom suites
  • Chef-prepared meals with pureed diet options available

Barrington Terrace at Boynton Beach

Offering assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care, Barrington Terrace at Boynton Beach is our top recommendation for seniors who prefer seamless transitions with long-term care. This Five Star Senior Living community benefits residents with regular wellness checks and the 24-hour presence of an on-site nurse. The facility’s therapeutic central courtyard has a fountain, a gazebo and tropical trees and plants. Seniors can relax in and socialize in the sunroom and several well-appointed gathering spaces. Exciting activities include game and movie nights, flower arranging, pet therapy, live entertainment and special events.

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Features
  • Garden Studio, Arbor Studio, Terrace Suite and Barrington Suite apartments
  • In-house physical therapy and orthopedic, cardiac, stroke, pulmonary and neurorehabilitation services

The Club at Boynton Beach

The Club at Boynton Beach offers seniors a wellness-focused South Florida lifestyle in an upscale environment. We included this pet-friendly assisted living and memory care community in our top 10 list for its health-centric approach to care. Its licensed nursing staff is available 24/7 to provide personalized support, and it has an on-site physical therapy room for rehabilitation care arrangements. The facility’s upper-level courtyard features tropical landscaping, water features, pergolas and al fresco dining areas with grilling stations. Seniors here can take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness center, cinema room, activity center, bistro and full-service salon.

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Features
  • Modern studio and one-bedroom floor plans with ocean or courtyard views
  • VoiceFriend communication system and LifeBio reminiscence therapy

Sonata Boynton Beach

A homelike assisted living and memory care community, Sonata Boynton Beach consists of four two-level residential buildings. This facility made our top 10 list for its familiar neighborhood setting and its At Your Service brand of hospitality that delivers tailored assistance for each resident. The Live It Up! program offers enriching activities, such as sing-alongs, arts and crafts, dancing, live entertainment and family parties. Residents have access to full-time concierge services, and they can also enjoy movie nights, restaurant-style dining, on-site salon treatments and chauffeur services.

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Features
  • Harmony studio and deluxe studio assisted living floor plans
  • Licensed nurses on duty 24/7

Allegro Boynton Beach

Allegro Boynton Beach made our list due to its lavish amenities, sure to impress even the most discerning seniors. This retirement community welcomes residents and visiting loved ones in its impressive lobby with a multitier central fountain. The grounds feature a pool area and a tropical main courtyard with a mini putt course, and there’s an on-site rehabilitation facility for physical therapy. Other upscale lifestyle amenities include an exercise room, recreation room, bar and bistro, cinema and spa. Residents can join various activities, such as water aerobics, painting, happy hours, holiday events and outings.

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Features
  • Spacious studio and one-bedroom assisted living apartments
  • Sunday brunches and Jewish holiday meals

Brookdale West Boynton Beach

We included Brookdale West Boynton Beach in our top 10 list for its vibrant community setting. Located in the attractive neighborhood of Aberdeen, this assisted living and memory care community is situated across from Aberdeen Plaza and close to Aberdeen Golf & Country Club. It has a secured pool area and two enclosed tropical courtyards for safe outdoor enjoyment. Seniors can enjoy the game area, theater room, well-stocked library, full-service salon and marble-floored foyer with a grand piano. Multiple studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans offer plenty of accommodation options, and there are guest suites and a private dining room for visiting loved ones.

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Features
  • Pet-friendly
  • Activities include B-Fit exercises, bingo, art therapy, gardening and afternoon socials

The Cost of Senior Living and Care in Boynton Beach

In Boynton Beach, senior care is relatively affordable compared to other regional cities and major metropolitan areas in Florida. In some cases, such as assisted living and in-home care, local rates are lower than the national average.

Based on Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, local assisted living costs are slightly higher than the state median, but they are still well below the national average. The opposite is true for skilled nursing. While local costs are lower than cities like Miami and Cape Coral, they’re slightly higher than the national average. On the other hand, rates for in-home care are slightly lower than the state median and 13 percent below the national average.

How much does Assisted Living Cost in Boynton Beach?

At $3,620 per month, assisted living costs in Boynton Beach are slightly higher than the state median. Compared to other cities in Florida, the local area is more expensive than Sebastian and Miami, which have monthly average costs around $3,400, and it’s moderately more expensive than both Tampa and Orlando, where monthly costs are under $3,275. Even though Boynton Beach is one of the most expensive communities in Florida after Cape Coral and Jacksonville, local rates are almost 10 percent below the national average.  

How much does Home Care Cost in Boynton Beach?

Seniors in Boynton Beach benefit from moderate home care costs. After Miami, where monthly costs average around $3,337, the area has some of the lowest rates in the state. The community is moderately more affordable than Jacksonville and Tampa where median costs are $3,670 and $3,718 respectively, and it’s substantially more affordable than Sebastian, Orlando and Cape Coral. Seniors in those cities pay approximately $4,000 per month for in-home care, which is about even with the national median. Based on this comparison, the local cost of in-home health services is 13 percent below the national average and 9 percent below the state median.

How much does Adult Day Care Cost in Boynton Beach?

The cost of adult day health care in Boynton Beach is best described as moderate. Local rates are just above the state median and about 16 percent higher than Orlando and Sebastian, where seniors pay $1,300 per month on average. Despite the $217 per month premium over these cities, Boynton Beach is substantially more affordable than Jacksonville, which is one of Florida’s most expensive areas for adult day care. For added perspective, local rates are slightly higher than Miami and similar to Cape Coral on the Gulf Coast.

How much does Nursing Home Costs in Boynton Beach?

Based on the median monthly cost of skilled nursing facilities, Boynton Beach is one of the most affordable cities in Florida. Jacksonville is one of the only areas with lower rates, and it’s only 8 percent cheaper. On the other hand, nursing homes in Miami have some of the state’s highest rates at $8,699 per month, which is 7 percent higher than the state median and 12 percent above the local average. Overall, the cost of nursing homes in Boynton Beach is solidly below the state median, including cities like Tampa, Orlando, Cape Coral and Sebastian.

Financial Assistance Programs in Boynton Beach

Medicaid Program in Boynton Beach

Funded by the state and the federal government, Florida Medicaid provides health insurance to low-income families, disabled adults and seniors who need long-term care.  In Boynton Beach, these programs provide services through HMO plans and Provider Service Networks. Together, both divisions of the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Long-Term Care (LTC) system covers more than two dozen home- and facility-based services, including adult day health care, assisted living, nursing facility care, medication management, homemaker services and delivered meals.

To qualify for benefits, applicants must be 65 or older, require nursing facility care and be financially eligible. Fortunately, long-term care services have higher income limits than other forms of Medicaid. For individual applicants in 2019, the monthly income limit is $2,313 or 300 percent of the Federal Benefit Rate. For couples who are applying jointly, this limit doubles. Additionally, applicants must have less than $2,000 in countable cash assets if applying individually or $3,000 if applying jointly.

Many Boynton Beach residents who are covered by Medicaid and the SMMC LTC system qualify due to special exemptions. For example, Florida excludes the applicant’s vehicle, personal possessions and primary residence, including up to $572,000 in home equity. Additionally, nonapplicant spouses may keep up to $126,420 in countable assets. Also, spouses are entitled to an additional Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance based on the median income for Boynton Beach.

Because the SMMC LTC system replaces Florida’s 1915(c) waivers, funding is not guaranteed. New applicants are typically placed on a needs-based waiting list. A comprehensive health assessment determines applicants’ eligibility as well as their level of priority. Individuals can apply for Medicaid through the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency system or by calling (866) 762-2237. Our guide to Florida SMMC LTC benefits provides a more detailed look at this program.

Other Financial Assistance Programs

Community Care for the Elderly (CCE)

Funded by the state, the Community Care for the Elderly program provides community-based services that allow functionally impaired adults to remain in their own homes. To qualify, applicants must be aged 60 or older and have a physical functional impairment that prevents them from performing activities of daily living. In addition to providing case management services to ensure a continuum of care, the program assists with the cost of adult day health care, home health aides, personal assistance, respite care, home repairs and delivered meals. The Area Agency on Agency Palm Beach/The Treasure Coast administers these benefits. You can learn more by calling (866) 684-5885. There is a needs-based waiting list for this program. Adults at risk of institutionalization receive the highest priority.

Home Care for the Elderly (HCE)

The Florida Home Care for the Elderly program provides a basic monthly stipend for in-home services. With special authorization, an additional stipend may be available for medical supplies and durable equipment. To qualify, applicants in Boynton Beach must be 60 or older, be at risk of nursing home placement and be living with an approved caregiver in a family home. Additionally, seniors must be financially eligible for Medicaid long-term care benefits. The Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/The Treasure Coast can provide additional information. To apply for benefits or to be added to the waiting list, call (866) 684-5885. Our guide to Florida’s HCE services includes additional details.

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is a national Medicaid alternative that’s available in select geographic areas, including Boynton Beach. It’s open to adults 55 and older who require nursing-level care. Most members are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare although self-pay options are also available. This program provides home- and community-based long-term care as well as medical services through one point of contact. In Boynton Beach, these services are provided by Palm Beach PACE and PACE Delray, which are operated by the MorseLife Health System. You can learn more by calling (561) 501-5858 or by viewing our PACE guide.

Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families (RELIEF)

RELIEF serves as a secondary source of respite care for families who receive these services through a similar program. Trained volunteers who are individually matched with candidates provide up to four hours of respite care. Services are even available on evenings and weekends when primary respite providers are unavailable. You can learn more or apply for RELIEF by contacting the Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/The Treasure Coast at (866) 684-5885. See our RELIEF guide for additional information.

Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI)

Created for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, the ADI provides community- and home-based respite care as well as training programs. To qualify for services, individuals must be 18 or older and have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a similar memory impairment. Additionally, they must have a caregiver who needs respite services. Because Florida has one of the nation’s highest rates of Alzheimer’s disease, there is a waiting list based on the availability of state funds. All services and applications are managed by Aging and Disability Resource Centers. You can reach your local organization by calling (866) 684-5885.

Older Americans Act (OAA)

Enacted in 1965, the Older Americans Act provides social services, no-cost meals, in-home supports and respite care through the National Family Caregiver Support Program. These benefits are available to Floridians aged 60 and older. The program focuses on meeting the needs of low-income seniors, including minorities, immigrants and rural families. Residents of Boynton Beach can make voluntary contributions. However, all services are free. Seniors can learn more about these OAA programs by contacting the Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/The Treasure Coast at (866) 684-5885.

More Senior Living Resources in Boynton Beach

Resources

Phone Number

Description

Boynton Bay

(561) 364-7600

Developed by Auburn Communities, Boynton Bay offers affordable housing to seniors aged 55 and older. The community offers senior-friendly amenities, and it accepts Housing Choice Vouchers. As a Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit community, the federal government provides part of the facility’s funding. This means that seniors who earn less than 60 percent of the local median income qualify for reduced rent.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

(561) 355-4794

Palm Beach County provides utility bill assistance and weatherization services to Boynton Beach residents who earn less than 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Households can receive up to $300 in assistance annually and up to $600 following a crisis or shut off notice. The program also assists with home weatherization.

Palm Beach County Housing Authority

(561) 684-2160

This agency manages subsidized housing communities and oversees Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers in Boynton Beach and Palm Beach County. The program generally operates at capacity, so most services are available through a waiting list.

Palm Beach County Limited Income Senior Exemption

(561) 276-1250

Available in Boynton Beach and surrounding communities, this property tax exemption benefits seniors aged 65 and older whose income is below $30,0174. Limits are adjusted annually based on data from the Florida Department of Revenue. This program exempts the first $25,000 in property value for qualifying homesteads.



For additional information and planning, please read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Florida.