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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Palm Bay is located on Florida’s Atlantic coast, roughly an hour south of Cape Canaveral. It’s one of the less expensive options for those considering Florida as a retirement location, with an overall cost of living  roughly 10% under the national average and 13% under the state average. Palm Bay’s housing prices are particularly low at 23% under the U.S. average, and Florida does not collect an income tax on residents.  According to data from the Genworth Financial 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living care in Palm Bay is $4,461, slightly under the national average cost.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Palm Bay, FL, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Palm Bay, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Palm Bay, FL

At an average of $4,461, the monthly cost of assisted living in Palm Bay is lower than the national average of $4,500 but higher than the state average of $4,000. One of the state’s lowest average prices for assisted living is in Gainesville, at $2,350; Tampa is also relatively low at $3,350. State capital Tallahassee reports an average price of $4,650. One of Florida’s highest reported costs, $5,300, is found in Naples.

  • Palm Bay: $4,461
  • Florida: $4,000
  • United States: $4,500
  • Gainesville: $2,350
  • Naples: $5,300
  • Tallahassee: $4,650
  • Tampa: $3,350

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Palm Bay, FL

Seniors who require around-the-clock supervision generally find nursing homes to be the best fit for their needs. The average semi-private room in a nursing home costs $9,688 a month, and a private room costs $10,600. Both in-home care and home health care average $4,767 a month, making aging in place more expensive than moving into an assisted living community. The least expensive option, adult day health care, averages $1,408 a month, but offers services only during weekday hours and is most often used in conjunction with other types of care.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,461
  • In-Home Care: $4,767
  • Home Health Care: $4,767
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,408
  • Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room): $9,688
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $10,600

Zon Beachside Assisted Living

Zon Beachside is a coastal assisted living community located off South Patrick Drive in scenic Indian Harbour Beach. This pet-friendly community offers assisted living and memory care, including short-term respite stays, on an upscale campus equipped with a movie theater, nondenominational chapel and wellness center. Residents can enjoy the best of everything, including oversize suites, daily happy hours and a restaurant-style dining room serving locally sourced seafood and always-available favorites.

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The Fountains

Consistently recognized as one of the best senior care providers near Palm Bay, The Fountains is an award-winning community specializing in independent and assisted living. The waterfront campus, which includes an outdoor pool, pet-friendly walking paths, raised garden beds and sports facilities, is conveniently located off South Babcock Street near local shops and restaurants. Residents can choose from a wide selection of apartment-style floor plans starting at 735 square feet. Accommodations feature private balconies or patios, walk-in closets and full kitchens. The Fountains takes pride in its chef-led dining program and extensive wellness activities, which include water aerobics and chair yoga.

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Hibiscus Court

Conveniently located in downtown Melbourne, Hibiscus Court provides assisted living and memory care on a tropical palm-shaded campus near Wells Park, the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum and the Holmes Regional Medical Center. Resident accommodations include a wide selection of floor plans with flat-rate fees that cover restaurant-quality meals, diverse daily activities, transportation, utilities and a host of on-site amenities. The well-appointed community includes a formal dining room, piano lounge, cozy conversation nooks and comfortable outdoor living spaces.

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Grand Villa of Melbourne

Grand Villa of Melbourne is located on historic U.S. Route 1 near the Holmes Regional Medical Center and the scenic Indian River. This full-service senior living community offers multiple levels of care for a flat-rate fee. The well-appointed campus features a pool, shaded courtyard and walking paths. Residents also have access to a selection of indoor common areas, including a casual coffee shop, comfortable lounges and a game room with a pool table. Grand Villa's international Passport Dining Program and diverse selection of social and cultural activities, which range from hobby clubs to gardening classes, provide an enriching, satisfying lifestyle for residents in assisted living or memory care.

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Brookdale Melbourne

Brookdale Melbourne is an attractive single-level community offering assisted living and memory care in a convenient location off West Hibiscus Drive near the Erna Nixon Park and 125-store Melbourne Square mall. The facility features traditional amenities, including a library, salon, courtyard and wellness center, and offers a selection of studio and suite floor plans designed especially for seniors who need personal assistance or memory care. A full calendar of morning-to-evening activities and a robust dining program that includes special dietary options complete the Brookdale lifestyle. 

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Bethesda on Turkey Creek

For nearly a century, Bethesda on Turkey Creek has cared for local seniors who need assistance with daily activities or memory-related health challenges. The scenic 16-acre campus includes a selection of private or semiprivate suites and one-bedroom apartments with views of Turkey Creek or the community's landscaped gardens. Staff members provide attentive 24-hour care and conduct daily wellness checks. Residents can also take advantage of on-site medical care and religious services. Bethesda on Turkey Creek receives exceptional feedback for its high standard of care and compassionate staff, which is why we believe it deserves a spot in this guide to the best assisted living facilities in Palm Bay.

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Victoria Landing

Victoria Landing offers assisted living and memory care on a scenic waterfront campus overlooking the Indian River. This community stands out as one of the area's best assisted living facilities thanks to its impressive dining program, fun activities and resort-style amenities. The campus features a heated walk-in pool, private dock, bocce ball court, putting green and walking trails. Additional amenities include a chef-staffed restaurant, bistro/pub, waterfront lounge and dedicated activity spaces for crafts and cards. This high-rise community offers four unique assisted living floor plans with screened-in balconies that are ideal for enjoying the property's coastal views.

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The Brookshire

This large-scale assisted living community is located in the heart of Melbourne near shops, restaurants, parks and the Holmes Regional Medical Center. The Brookshire caters to active seniors, including veterans, and skilled nursing care is available to residents with advanced medical needs. Studio accommodations include utilities, housekeeping, linen service and an emergency response system. Residents also have access to an on-site salon, gift shop, fitness center and formal dining room as well as outdoor living areas where they can enjoy Florida's famous sunshine.

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Glenbrooke at Palm Bay

Glenbrooke at Palm Bay is located in an attractive suburban neighborhood bordered by the scenic Turkey Creek Sanctuary and Cameron Wildlife Preserve. Seniors at this community enjoy a luxurious, maintenance-free lifestyle complete with a heated pool, a wellness center, dedicated activity spaces and an elegant resort-style dining room. The recreation director organizes a rich array of events and activities, including fitness classes, book clubs, karaoke and casino nights, that give residents the freedom to engage as much or as little as they desire. Additionally, the facility's attentive staff members are consistently recognized for their dedication, which is why we've featured the Glenbrooke at Palm Bay in this guide to the city's best assisted living communities.

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Discovery Village at Melbourne

Located on the scenic Route 1 corridor, Discovery Village at Melbourne provides three levels of personalized care in a convenient area near Wickham Park and the Mallards Landing Golf Course. Residents at this assisted living facility enjoy a well-rounded, maintenance-free lifestyle that includes chef-prepared meals, wellness programs and enriching activities. The community also offers complimentary transportation, weekly housekeeping and a 24-hour concierge service to assist with off-site events and errands. Another unique feature is the multipurpose Grande Clubhouse that is home to a movie theater, activity room, pub, outdoor therapy pool and fitness center.

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