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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 18, 2022

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Vero Beach has a cost of living that’s less than the state and national average, which makes it an affordable beach city for retirees. Health care, housing, utilities and transportation are all more affordable than the state and national averages. Assisted living facilities in Vero Beach have some of the lowest costs in the state at $3,350 per month.

Florida is a tax-friendly state for seniors. There’s no state income tax, which means Social Security, pensions, IRAs and other forms of retirement aren’t taxed. The state also has no inheritance or estate taxes.

This guide covers the average monthly cost of assisted living in Vero Beach and the surrounding area and a list of free local resources that address the needs of seniors.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Vero Beach, FL

The cost of assisted living in Vero Beach is $3,350 per month, which is one of the lowest costs in the state. The average monthly cost throughout the state is $4,000, and throughout the United States, it’s $4,500, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Orlando facilities cost about the same as the state average of $4,000. A room in a Pensacola assisted living community is $4,323 per month, and those in Miami are $4,385. Jacksonville has one of the highest monthly averages at $4,660.

  • Vero Beach: $3,350
  • Florida: $4,000
  • United States: $4,500
  • Pensacola: $4,323
  • Jacksonville: $4,660
  • Orlando: $4,000
  • Miami: $4,385

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care in Vero Beach, FL

The cost of senior care depends on the level of care an individual needs and where the care is provided. In-home care and home health care both cost $5,100 per month in Vero Beach. Adult day health care is the least expensive at $1,300, and an assisted living community is $3,350. Nursing homes are the most expensive care option, with a semiprivate room coming in at $8,334 per month and a private room at $9,680.

  • In-Home Care: $5,100
  • Home Health Care: $5,100
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,300
  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,350
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $8,334
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $9,680

Note:Data for Vero Beach was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Sebastian, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Vero Beach, FL

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Vero Beach, FL

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

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

Free Resources for Seniors in Vero Beach, FL

Florida seniors receive help with daily living through many programs and services in Vero Beach. These programs are offered for free and may help seniors delay entry into nursing home care.




Senior Resource Association (772) 569-0760 The Senior Resource Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and well-being of seniors throughout the area through programs and services. These services include congregate meals, transportation, senior fitness, daily living assistance, legal and insurance counseling and travel and leisure.
Vero Beach Community Center (772) 770-6517 The Vero Beach Community Center offers classes and activities for seniors throughout the year, including dance and fitness classes, card games, yoga and special events. 
Senior Collaborative

(772) 469-2270

The Senior Collaborative is a nonprofit organization that connects seniors to available programs and services in Indian River County. These services include food and meals, educational programs, spiritual activities, financial assistance, counseling, employment, arts and entertainment, fitness classes, health and medical screenings and transportation.
Area Agency of Aging of Palm Beach Aging Network

(866) 684-5885

The Vero Beach Aging Network advocates for seniors in Vero Beach by pushing for the development and administration of community-based services. Some community partners provide arts, culture and recreational activities, clothing and household goods, consumer assistance, disaster assistance, employment, food and meals, health care screenings and dental care, information and individual and family support.
Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman

(888) 831-0404

The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for seniors in long-term care facilities by ensuring they receive the best care. The ombudsman performs annual inspections to ensure facilities maintain state and federal standards.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Vero Beach, FL

Assisted Living Communities in Vero Beach are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Vero Beach, FL

Pelican Garden Assisted Living

Pelican Garden is in a handy location just a 10-minute drive from the beach, and it's also close to a Publix grocery store and pharmacy. Stormwater Park, 163 acres of walking trails among oaks, pines and wetlands, is a block away. Laundry and housekeeping services are provided at Pelican Garden, and caring staff is available to help seniors manage their medications. There are several sitting areas and a back porch, and the spacious studio rooms have private baths. Meals are made fresh daily and served in a family-style dining room. Pelican Garden is featured in our top 10 list for Vero Beach because of the low staff turnover rate.

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The Brennity at Vero Beach

Located near I-95, The Brennity at Vero Beach can be easily reached by visiting friends and family. The independence and privacy of the seniors living at The Brennity are important to the staff, and each resident receives a personalized service plan upon admission. A beauty salon and barbershop on-site and a heated outdoor swimming pool are special touches. Each studio apartment has an entryway and private bath, and weekly housekeeping is included. Seniors can socialize in one of the comfortably furnished seating areas or in the library with its welcoming fireplace.

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Rosewood Manor of Vero Beach

Laundry, housekeeping and linen service are all included in the cost of living at Rosewood Manor. Cable television is available in each resident's room, and regular activities and excursions are scheduled for seniors. Home-cooked meals are served in a restaurant-style atmosphere daily, and residents assist with menu planning. Healthcare for seniors is coordinated with outside medical providers, and medication management is available. We included Rosewood Manor because of the beautifully manicured outdoor area with a gazebo.

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Brookdale Vero Beach South

Outdoor activity is encouraged at Brookdale, from the courtyard garden for socializing to the greenhouse for those who like to work with plants. Apartments have plenty of storage space, and kitchenettes are optional. Restaurant-style dining includes healthy menu options and individual seasoning preferences. Amenities include a swimming pool, beauty salon and barbershop and well-appointed gym. There's a general store on-site and Brookdale provides concierge service for seniors who need to arrange activities and transportation.

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Isles of Vero Beach

Across from the Indian River Mall and two blocks from a Walmart Supercenter, Isles of Vero Beach is in the middle of the shopping action of downtown Vero. The beach is a 10-minute drive east, and I-95 is a five-minute drive west, for the ease of visiting family members. Built next to a river and surrounded by mature trees, the campus includes a pool and outdoor seating area. The dining room with its cathedral ceiling resembles an elegant restaurant. Residents have the yearly opportunity to travel and stay at over 260 other Holiday Retirement properties around the country. We chose this assisted living community for our list because it encourages seniors to stay active and engaged in life.

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HarborChase of Vero Beach

HarborChase of Vero Beach perches next to the Indian River, and it's a 15-minute drive to three golf courses and to the Indian River Mall and downtown Vero. The senior residence is also located two miles from the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and several pharmacies. Each new resident is assisted in creating a personalized profile of their interests and needs to help them enjoy programs, pastimes and fun activities. Meals are prepared with fresh, local ingredients, and happy hours are held for socializing. Fitness, social and hobby activities are offered daily, and music is a regular part of the schedule.

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Sonata Senior Living

An urban residence in the heart of downtown Orlando, Sonata Senior Living is walking distance from four elegant hotels. It's directly on the bus route for convenient transportation, and seniors can take advantage of programs for ages 55 and older at the Callahan Neighborhood Center less than a mile away. Licensed nurses are available 24 hours a day, and there's a full-service beauty salon on-site. We included Sonata on our list because of a life enrichment program called At Your Service that emphasizes the dignity and autonomy of all residents, providing concierge service, transportation and social assistance as needed.

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Florida Baptist Retirement Center

Providing a home for seniors who wish to live in a Christian environment, Florida Baptist Retirement Center has 15 large rooms with private baths. Each room has a cable TV hookup, and there's a large common room for socializing. Three healthy meals are prepared daily, supervised by a registered dietician. Planned activities include athletic, social and devotional gatherings, and seniors can also participate in excursions to local places of interest. Residents can age in place at Florida Baptist, transferring to the skilled nursing area as needed.

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Family Extended Care of Vero Beach

Providing a homelike environment for seniors, Family Extended Care of Vero Beach provides a choice of meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Private and semi-private units all have cable connections, Wi-Fi and phone, and indoor and outdoor fitness activities are designed to enhance strength, mobility and wellness. In addition to indoor gathering spots, there's an outdoor courtyard where seniors can socialize. Weekly housekeeping and linen service is provided, along with medication assistance.

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Somerset House of Vero Beach

Somerset House of Vero Beach is staffed with licensed nurses 24 hours a day. Because of this, seniors can receive help with medical issues such as oxygen management and catheter care. The residence is three miles from the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and a 15-minute drive from the Indian River Mall. There are six studio floor plans to choose from at Somerset House, ranging from 408 to 475 square feet, and all have kitchenettes. A full-service beauty salon and barbershop is on-site, and seniors can choose either indoor or outdoor dining at mealtimes.

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