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Port St. Lucie is a large coastal city located roughly 100 miles north of Miami. The city’s population grew by 22.9% in the decade since 2010, according to U.S. Census data, and it’s now home to over 200,000 people. Approximately 41,378 residents of the city are aged 65 and over.
There are five hospitals located within 15 miles of the city, including Lawnwood Medical Center & Heart Institute and the St. Lucie Medical Center. The average cost of health care is slightly higher than average for the state, but the overall cost of living is identical to the U.S. average. Florida has long been a popular destination for seniors in retirement due to the warmer weather and attractively low tax rates, and in 2019 it became a state member of the AARP Age-Friendly Network.
Seniors in Port St. Lucie pay an average of $4,399 per month for assisted living care, which is substantially above Florida’s $3,700 per month. At the national level, assisted living facilities have an average cost that’s much closer to that of Port St. Lucie, at $4,300 per month.
Browse our list of Port St. Lucie’s top 10 assisted living communities to see what’s available in the area.
The Brennity at Tradition
The Brennity at Tradition provides assisted living, memory care and independent senior housing on the west side of Port St. Lucie. Assisted living residents receive personalized care based on their interests, lifestyle and ongoing health and wellness assessments. The community has a fitness center, heated pool, activity programs and transportation to outside events and appointments. We included this community in the top 10 due in part to its size and the scope of care available on-site, with staff that includes nurses and physical therapists.
Wickshire Port St. Lucie
Wickshire Port St. Lucie is a large assisted living community that also provides memory care in a secure space. Residents can stay active and socialize with activity programs, such as the walking club and crafting groups, and the wellness center helps maintain independence. Skilled nursing and medication management are available from professional staff, as well as physical therapy and coordination with external providers. Wickshire is in our top 10 for its convenient location and peaceful, tree-lined surroundings.
The Palms of St. Lucie West
The Palms of St. Lucie West is a mid-size retirement community with rooms for just under 100 residents in assisted living, memory care and independent living. Short-term care is also available, which can be used for respite or to give seniors a chance to experience the community before making a longer commitment. The community provides many services and programs on site, such as nursing care and religious services, and residents can go on shopping and social trips with scheduled transportation. The Palms is a pet-friendly community.
Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie
Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie provides independent and assisted living in an area that's less than 1 mile away from a major hospital and also provides many health care services on site. Residents are assessed with tailored care plans and routine wellness checks, and all apartments are equipped with 24/7 emergency response systems and safety features. Harbor Place provides daily religious services, senior-friendly exercise classes, hobby groups and activity areas that include pool tables, card games and Wii Sports such as bowling.
The Gardens of Port St. Lucie
The Gardens of Port St. Lucie is an assisted living community with additional spaces for short-term and rehabilitation care. It's a pet-friendly community that also provides pet therapy for seniors who love animals during regular visits from professionals. Residents can play cards and other games at the activity center and enjoy restaurant-style dining with all meals and snacks provided. We included this community in the top 10 for its location that's near shops and just across the road from St. Lucie Medical Center.
Watercrest St. Lucie West
Watercrest St. Lucie West is an upscale assisted living and memory care facility. There are multiple interior courtyards for residents to enjoy the south Florida weather and take part in scheduled activities. Caregivers encourage seniors to maintain their independence with the various exercise and wellness offerings, such as leg strengthening, posture and dance classes. The staff at Watercrest includes nurses, primary physicians and podiatrists for on-site care, and residents are transported to off-site appointments when necessary.
Lake Forest Park
Lake Forest Park provides independent and assisted living with separate memory care areas in a midsize community 10 miles north of Port St. Lucie. Assisted living residents can choose from studio and one-bedroom apartments that all have private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Art and craft rooms are available for seniors to continue doing what they love and learn something new, whether individually or in social groups. Meals are prepared on-site by a professional chef and served restaurant-style, with private dining areas available for events and family functions.
Brookdale Jensen Beach
Brookdale Jensen Beach is a large senior community that provides a continuum of care including assisted living and specialized dementia care units. There are many activities and areas of the facility to keep people active and connected, such as the computer room, craft studio and game room with billiards. Residents can also visit local restaurants, shopping centers and other nearby attractions with scheduled transportation provided. The community has secure entry/exit and guest suites available for visitors.
Solaris Senior Living Stuart
Solaris Senior Living Stuart is an assisted living community with 84 apartments and is located 9 miles from central Port St. Lucie. The community provides three levels of assisted living, based on personalized assessments and any changes in condition, and caregivers are available at any time to help residents with their daily needs. Solaris offers studio and one-bedroom apartments that are kept clean and comfortable by staff.
HarborChase of Stuart
Located right next to the St. Lucie River and with marinas on either side, HarborChase of Stuart provides retirement care, assisted living and memory care in upscale environments. Residents receive personalized, day-to-day assistance as well as therapy, dermatology, psychology and access to support groups. The weekly schedule of activities is rotated frequently to keep everyone engaged, with a well-stocked arts and crafts studio and senior-friendly exercise rooms. HarborChase is included in our top 10 list as a luxurious option for seniors who enjoy the finer things.