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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 18, 2020

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Vero Beach, FL

Southern Living Magazine calls Vero Beach “Florida’s perfect hideaway” because of its luxurious tropical atmosphere. One of the best places to enjoy it is among the lush palms at the McKee Botanical Gardens, home to exhibits, lily ponds and even a children’s garden for when the grandkids visit. Vero Beach is midway between the Orlando and West Palm Beach Airports, each less than an hour-and-a-half away by car.

The cost of living in Vero Beach is 95% of the national average, and transportation is especially economical at 87%. Located next to the Atlantic Ocean, Vero Beach has some of the coolest temperatures in Florida. With a summer high of 90 degrees and a winter low of 51 degrees, the city has a score of 7.1 out of 10 on the Sperling Comfort Index. Vero Beach is a popular spot for retirement, with 28% of the population 65 years and over.

According to Genworth Financial’s Cost of Care Survey 2019, the median cost of assisted living in Vero Beach is $3,375, lower than the state median of $3,500 and significantly less than the nationwide rate of $4,051. Costs will vary, however, depending on the services offered at each assisted living residence.

Note: Information for Vero Beach was not available, so the data for the  Sebastian area was used.

Take a look at our top 10 assisted living facilities in Vero Beach to see if one is right for you. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Vero Beach and what financial assistance programs are available.

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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The Cost of Senior Living and Care in Vero Beach

The cost of senior care in Vero Beach and throughout the Miami area is slightly lower than state averages for most types of care, according to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Study. While assisted living, home care and adult day care costs are beneath the state average, the average monthly cost of nursing home care in Vero Beach is $500 more. When compared with most larger cities in Florida, in particular, Jacksonville and Tallahassee, the cost of senior care in Vero Beach is quite reasonable.

NoteSenior care cost data wasn’t available for Vero Beach. Data for the closest city, Miami, was used.

How much does Assisted Living Cost in Vero Beach?

The average cost of assisted living in Vero Beach is $150 below the state average of $3,500. When compared with other major cities in Florida, the cost is lower as well. In Jacksonville and Tallahassee, the average monthly cost of assisted living is more than $1,000 higher than in Vero Beach. In Orlando and Tampa, assisted living costs are comparable, albeit slightly lower than in Vero Beach. 

How much does Home Care Cost in Vero Beach?

According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Study, the average monthly cost of home care in Vero Beach is among the lowest in Florida. When compared to the state average, Vero Beach’s home care costs are nearly $500 lower, and when matched up with major cities, such as Orlando, Tallahassee and Panama City, which together average $4,131 per month, the cost of home care in Vero Beach is extremely affordable.

How much does Adult Day Care Cost in Vero Beach?

Throughout Florida, the average monthly cost of adult day care ranges between about $1,200 and $1,600. In Vero Beach, the cost of adult day care is $1,408 per month on average, which is mid-range in comparison to most major cities throughout the state and just slightly below the state average. Exceptions are made for major cities like Jacksonville and Tampa, where the average monthly cost of adult day care is more than $500 higher than in Vero Beach. 

How much does Nursing Home Costs in Vero Beach?

The average monthly cost of nursing home care in Florida is generally between $7,000 and $9,000. In Vero Beach, nursing home costs are on the higher end of this spectrum at $8,699. In fact, the cost of nursing home care in the area is among the highest in the state and is more than $500 higher than the state median. In cities where other types of care are the most expensive, nursing home care seems to be more affordable. For example, in Jacksonville, the average monthly cost of nursing home care is only $7,118, which is over $1,500 less than in Vero Beach.

Financial Assistance Programs in Vero Beach

Medicaid Program in Vero Beach

Vero Beach seniors can access Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Program, which came into existence in 2014. The program has replaced all of the state’s Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waivers and includes a vast array of services and financial support for seniors who require long-term care, whether that be in their own home or within an assisted living or nursing care facility. This program covers personal care and nursing services, respite care, home modifications, non-emergency transportation and meal delivery. In some cases, participants have the option to choose their own caregiver, which may include relatives or friends.

This is an entitlement program and eligibility depends primarily on finances. Individual applicants may not have an income that exceeds $2,250 and couples may not have an income that exceeds $4,500. Assets in the applicant’s possession cannot be worth more than $2,000 for individuals or $3,000 for couples, not including their home, which may not be worth more than $572,000. Seniors who are concerned about meeting the eligibility requirements of the program may be able to meet with a Medicaid planning professional who assists applicants in reallocating funds and assets in order to meet the program’s requirements.

To apply for this program or to learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process, seniors or their representatives can call 1-800-96-ELDER.

Other Financial Assistance Programs

Optional State Supplement

Florida’s optional state supplement (OSS) benefit is available to low-income individuals who live in a residential long-term care facility in Vero Beach and throughout Florida. OSS payments are intended to help seniors pay for room and board fees. The amount of the payment is calculated based on the senior’s income and the maximum benefit is $78.33 per month.

To be eligible for the OSS, seniors must be receiving Supplemental Security Income and may not possess more than $2,000 in countable assets. To apply for the OSS, seniors can contact ACCESS Florida at 1-866-762-2237.

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is provided by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. It was created with the intention of reducing the number of seniors in Vero Beach and throughout Florida living in nursing care facilities, as the load was becoming too great on the Medicaid system and other state assistance programs.

PACE provides seniors with the option to receive care in their homes or in an assisted living facility after they’ve reached a nursing level of care. In addition to personal care services, PACE covers daily nurse visits, non-medical transportation and dental care.

In order to be eligible for PACE, seniors must be 55 years of age or older and submit to a comprehensive care assessment, which determines their need for nursing care. It’s also required that they’re able to remain in their community without endangering themselves. Financial requirements for PACE are the same as for the state Medicaid plan.

To find a PACE provider in Vero Beach, seniors or their representative can contact 1-855-435-7223.

Project R.E.L.I.E.F.

Project R.E.L.I.E.F., or Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families, is a program that provides free respite care to family members in need. Respite care is provided in the senior’s home and is intended to allow the senior’s regular caregiver, typically a family member, to take time for themselves whenever they need it.

Eligibility requirements for this program vary. To learn more about qualifying and the application process, caregivers can contact the Palm Beach Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-866-684-5885.

Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative

The Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative provides memory disorder care and supportive services to individuals in the Vero Beach area and throughout Florida who are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Covered services may include personal care, counseling services, medical supplies and respite care.

To access this program, seniors or their representative may contact the Florida Department of Elder Affairs at 1-800-96-ELDER.

 Community Care for the Elderly 

The Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) program is provided by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to offer seniors who are ineligible for Medicaid programs the opportunity to access care and services they may otherwise not receive. The cost of long-term care may be covered under this program, as well as a range of services that include personal care, meal delivery, adult day care, medical and dental care, counseling services, non-medical transportation and physical therapy.

To be eligible for CCE, seniors must be 60 years of age or older and determined to be functionally impaired after receiving a comprehensive care assessment. There is an enrollment cap in place for this program and preference is given to individuals who are victims of abuse. When space is available, applications are open to all seniors in need.

To apply for this program, seniors may contact the Florida Department of Elder Affairs at 1-800-96-ELDER.

More Senior Living Resources in Vero Beach


Phone Number


Indian River County Housing Authority

(772) 567-6182

The Indian River County Housing Authority (IRCHA) owns two multi-family apartment complexes for low-income families, including senior citizens. Both complexes, called Orangewood Park Apartments andVictory Park Apartments, are located in Vero Beach. They are funded by the USDA Office of Rural Development whose goal is provide affordable rent to farm workers, so they are given priority placement —but senior citizens and section 8 holders are encouraged to apply as well.

The Center for Memory and Motion

(772) 563-0505

The Center for Memory and Motion has partnered with the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County to provide residents of Vero Beach with free respite care and support groups that are available to those who are living with dementia.

St. Francis Manor of Vero Beach

(772) 562-8575

St. Francis Manor is a non-profit organization that provides safe, affordable housing to seniors aged 62 and older who are on limited incomes and are able to live independently. The community provides residents with a variety of resources and access to supportive services and social gatherings.

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