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Page Reviewed / Updated – January 17, 2024

DeFuniak Springs, in the heart of Northwest Florida, welcomes a modest population of 6,500. Seniors aged 65 and older account for more than 16% of its residents. This demographic has access to support as they age via assisted living facilities. According to Genworth’s 2024 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in DeFuniak comes at a monthly estimated price of $3,125, making the city very affordable compared to the Florida state Median of $4,750 and the standard national cost of $5,350.

The area around DeFuniak Springs houses 19 assisted living facilities. Paying For Senior Care created this list of the seven best choices to aid seniors and their families in their search for long-term care. Keep reading to find out more about what makes these top selections stand out.

Note: Data for DeFuniak Springs was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Crestview, was used instead.

BeeHive Homes of Niceville

BeeHive Homes of Niceville rests just off State Road 20, near Rocky Bayou. We've included it on this list for its small size, which enables staff members to know each resident on a personal level. Caregivers provide tailored hands-on assistance with tasks such as eating, grooming, toileting and managing medications. Furnished private bedrooms and baths allow residents to live independently, while personal emergency response systems give seniors the ability to alert staff as needed. Each day, the community serves three home-cooked, dietitian-approved meals in its dining room. Residents have plenty of opportunities to stay active through social gatherings, exercise sessions and scheduled daily activities, including painting, baking, gardening and trivia.

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The Opal at Bluewater Bay

The Opal at Bluewater Bay sits along Highway 20 in Niceville, adjacent to a plaza with a grocery store, restaurants, banks and a medical center. The community earns a spot on this list of top senior living destinations for its dynamic signature programming, which embodies its Enjoy Every Moment wellness philosophy. The community's Joyful Moments Program provides individually tailored activities, resident clubs and daily entertainment, while its Preserve Wellness Program handcrafts care plans to preserve residents' independence. Seniors have access to 24-hour wellness care and medical assistance, as well as the support of an on-site physician and specialty health care providers, including physical, occupational and speech therapists.

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  • Housekeeping, cleaning and laundry services provided
  • Mobile lab and diagnostic services

Twin Cities Pavilion

Twin Cities Pavilion sits in Niceville, about 30 miles outside DeFuniak Springs, close to HCA Florida Twin Cities Hospital, nature trails and shopping and dining destinations. This community offers a homelike environment with various floor plans to choose from and a fully furnished resident kitchen. Seniors participate in planned activities throughout the month, including outings, table games and crafts. A registered dietitian plans the weekly menu, and residents have the option of seasoning foods to suit their tastes at the table. The dining room hosts three meals daily. Additionally, the community provides short-term room service if residents have an injury or illness.

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Crescent Park Village

Nestling in a Crestview suburb with two shopping malls, Crescent Park Village sits close to the North Okaloosa Medical Center and west of Defuniak Springs. The boutique community encourages socialization among its 18 residents through family-style dining and scheduled events in the family room and activity lounge. Its 24/7 care team supports residents' ability to remain independent by monitoring their overall health and helping them manage medication and hygiene routines. Apartments include emergency call systems, private bathrooms with accessible showers and individual climate controls. A spa, library and porch provide quiet spaces to unwind, read and play games.

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  • Weekly housekeeping with basic laundry services 
  • Resident parking and mailboxes

Crestview Manor

Resting 28 miles west of Defuniak Springs, Crestview Manor lies within easy reach of several churches and restaurants. As a nonprofit community, it ranks among the best for providing affordable assisted living services to older individuals with varying income levels. Besides scheduling medical appointments, the staff helps seniors complete daily activities, such as bathing and shampooing, in the comfort of their maintenance-free apartment. Residents choose between private and semi-private accommodations, which the team cleans regularly. A lounge and community kitchen offer seniors ample space for watching cable TV and conversing with peers. Also, volunteers periodically visit and host crafts, bingo games and church services, enabling residents to stay connected with the local area.

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Sodalis Defuniak Springs

Sodalis Defuniak Springs, on the northern edge of the city, offers rural surroundings close to Lake Stanley, local parks and houses of worship. We're featuring this community based on its high staff-to-resident ratio, which recognizes the number of residents and their needs rather than just state requirements. With its resident-first philosophy, the community takes a proactive approach to health and wellness, offering detailed care plans that meet seniors' medical, physical and social needs. The community serves three nutritionally balanced meals per day and provides weekly housekeeping, laundry and linen services. Each day brings opportunities to enjoy live entertainment, off-site outings and group activities, such as morning walks, bridge, bingo and garden club.

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