Page Reviewed / Updated - Apr. 2019
In the following sections, you will find information about the cost of assisted living in the Ormond Beach, Florida, area, including average expenses and comparisons with nearby cities. This guide also provides information about financial assistance programs for seniors in the area. For broader information that covers the entire state, read our guide to paying for senior care in Florida.
In Ormond Beach, senior care is slightly more expensive than the state median, though costs vary wildly among Florida's major cities. According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of nursing home care in Ormond Beach is a few hundred dollars below the state median, while the cost of an assisted living facility is slightly higher than the state median. Adult day care in Ormond Beach is right in line with the rest of the state.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Ormond Beach, so the data for the closest city, Deltona, was used.
Assisted living facilities in the Ormond Beach area cost an average of $3,850 a month, which is moderately higher than the state median of $3,500. Nearby, Palm Bay averages $100 less a month, Sebastian averages roughly $300 less per month, and the more rural Sebring comes in substantially lower at $3,038 a month.
Among the major cities in Florida, Miami, perhaps surprisingly, is on the low end at $3,350 per month, Orlando is even lower at $3,275 a month, and Jacksonville's assisted living costs are among the state's highest at an average of $4,425 a month.
Assuming 44 hours per week of services, home care in Ormond Beach costs $3,909 per month on average. This amount is $105 more expensive than the state median of $3,804.
Compared to nearby and major cities in Florida, Ormond Beach has home care costs that are on the high end. In Palm Bay, the cost of home care averages $3,813 a month, while in Sebastian, it is $4,099 a month. The larger cities of Miami and Jacksonville have average home care costs of $3,337 and $3,670, respectively.
The cost of adult day care in Ormond Beach averages $1,463 a month, which is also the state median. Nearby cities such as Palm Bay and Sebastian are slightly cheaper. Palm Bay's average cost is $1,408, while Sebastian's is $1300. Among Florida's major cities, Miami and Orlando have lower average costs than Ormond Beach at $1,408 and $1,300, respectively. Tampa at $1,907 and Jacksonville at $2,080 are much higher than the adult day care average in Ormond Beach.
Nursing home care in the Ormond Beach area is slightly less expensive than the state median. Residents pay an average of $7,984 for a semi-private room compared to the state average of $8,152, a difference of $168. In the nearby cities of Palm Bay and Sebastian nursing home care costs between $300 and $400 more than in the Ormond Beach area. Among Florida's major cities, Miami's nursing home costs are more than $700 higher than Ormond Beach's, while Jacksonville's are almost $900 lower.
The Florida Medicaid program helps eligible Ormond Beach residents pay for the cost of nursing home care, assisted living and other senior services. It is an entitlement, meaning all persons who are eligible can receive services. The program directly covers many services for seniors and contributes to the costs of other programs and services. To receive coverage for assisted living care, a senior must be eligible for the state's managed Medicaid long-term care program. Eligibility requires the need for nursing home care as well as a demonstrated financial need.
To qualify for Medicaid in Ormond Beach, a single applicant's income cannot be over 300 percent of the federal benefit rate (FBR). As of 2018, that means $2,250 a month. The monthly limit for married couples applying together is $4,500. The program also has asset limits. Single applicants cannot have more than $2,000 in total assets. Married couples' assets may not exceed $3,000. However, applicants may exclude certain items from the calculation, such as their primary home.You can apply for Medicaid and its associated programs in Ormond Beach by visiting http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ or calling (866) 762-2237.
As a replacement for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers, Florida has administered Medicaid for seniors through its Statewide Managed Medicaid Care Long Term Care program since 2014. It provides financial assistance for personal care, meal delivery, assistance shopping and errands and many other services. Program participants even have the option to appoint someone of their choosing, such as a relative or friend, to provide these services for them.
Unlike with waivers, this program is an entitlement, meaning enrollment limits are not capped and anyone who meets the program's requirements is eligible to receive services.
To qualify for this program, an applicant must be a legal Florida resident, must be at least 65 years old or designated as disabled by the Social Security Administration, must require skilled nursing care and must be financially eligible for Florida Medicaid. Applications can be made by contacting the Department of Children and Families (DCF) at (866) 762-2237 or by visiting http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.
The Optional State Supplement (OSS)
The Optional State Supplement (OSS) is a grant for low-income seniors that can be applied toward room and board in an assisted living or an adult family care home in Ormond Beach. To qualify, you must have a monthly income of under $828.40 for individuals and $1,656.80 for couples. You can apply by visiting the website of the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Project R.E.L.I.E.F. stands for Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families. The program provides free respite care to eligible seniors in Ormond Beach. Participants may receive this care in-home. To qualify, you must be at least 60 years old and require assistance to remain living at home. To apply for this program, contact your local Florida Area Agency on Aging.
Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI)
Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI) offers several types of support, including up to 30 days of out-of-home respite, for Alzheimer's patients in the Ormond Beach area, as well as for their families. Apply by calling the Florida Department of Elder Affairs at (800) 963-5337 or by visiting their website.
Community Care for the Elderly (CCE)
Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) is a program for seniors in Ormond Beach who do not qualify for Medicaid but need financial assistance to help pay for services such as personal care, legal expenses and adult day care. To be eligible, you must be at least 60 years old and have a functional impairment. The program has no income caps. To apply, contact your local Florida Area Agency on Aging or call the Elder Helpline at (800)-963-5337.
Home Care for the Elderly (HCE)
Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) is a unique Ormond Beach program that provides financial assistance to caregivers that offer certain support services to low-income seniors. With this assistance, caregivers are able to serve more low-income patients. Qualifying residents must be at least 60 years old and must live in a family-style arrangement, not a skilled nursing institution. Contact your local Florida AAA or call the Elder Helpline at (800)-963-5337 to apply.
|Ormond Beach Housing Authority||(386) 677-2069||The Ormond Beach Housing Authority is a public housing agency providing access to housing at below-market rates for low-income residents, including seniors. The Housing Choice Voucher program provides rent vouchers that tenants can use to pay rent with participating landlords. The Low Rent Public Housing program manages a portfolio of government-owned housing offered at affordable rental rates to needy residents.|
|Council on Aging of Volusia County
||(386) 253-4700||The Council on Aging of Volusia County is a non-profit organization that provides services to area seniors such as personal care, light homemaking, meal services, respite programs and senior activities. Depending on the availability of government funds, eligible seniors may receive some or all of these services for free or at a steeply discounted cost.|
|Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP)||(386) 736-2700||The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) offers financial assistance on utility bills to eligible low-income households with at least one member who is 60 years or older.|
|Other Volusia County Human Services Programs||(386) 736-2700||Seniors with a demonstrated financial need may be able to receive a number of additional financial assistance programs in Volusia County, such as help with rent or mortgage, water bills, prescription drugs and dental expenses.|