Page Reviewed / Updated - July 2019
Information about the cost of senior care in Pompano Beach is covered in this guide, including details on financial assistance programs and other resources for low-income seniors in the area. Broader information about paying for senior care in Florida can be found in guide to senior care costs and financial assistance in the state.
The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey shows that the cost of senior care in Pompano Beach is less than the state average in all categories except nursing home care. The costs of assisted living, home care and adult day care are between $55 and $467 less per month than the state average. However, seniors in Pompano Beach pay $547 per month more for nursing home care than the state average.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Pompano Beach, so the data for the closest city, Miami, was used.
Assisted living in Pompano Beach costs an average of $3,350 a month, which is $150 less than the state average. This is more affordable than nearby Port St. Lucie, where seniors pay $270 more each month. The Lakeland Area has the most affordable assisted living in the state, with an average cost of $2,808, $542 less each month than Pompano Beach, while seniors in Naples pay $2,098 more each month than those in Pompano Beach.
Florida's major cities have costs ranging from $3,250 to $4,425 each month. Jacksonville and Tallahassee are more expensive than Pompano Beach, while Orlando and Tampa have costs on the lower end of the scale.
Pompano Beach is one of the most affordable cities for home health care in Florida. At a cost of $3,337 per month, it's $467 less than the state average and only Sebring, with an average of $3,051, has a lower cost.
Orlando and Tallahassee have the highest costs of Florida's major cities, with an average of $4,004 a month, $667 more than in Pompano Beach. In some areas of Florida, including Panama City, prices can rise as high as $4,385 monthly, over $1,000 more than Pompano Beach.
Seniors in Pompano Beach pay $1,408 a month for adult day care, just $55 less than the state average. Some major cities in Florida have considerably higher costs, with seniors in Jacksonville paying $2,080 a month and those in the Tampa area paying $1,907. However, Tallahassee and Orlando are both more affordable, with seniors in those cities paying between $162 and $108, respectively.
The cost of nursing home care in Pompano Beach is $8,699, $547 more than the state average. Only the Naples area has more expensive nursing home care than Pompano Beach, with seniors in the city paying $10,319 a month. Major cities in Florida, including Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa are more affordable than Pompano Beach. Jacksonville has the most affordable nursing home care in the state with a cost of $7,118 a month, $1,581 less than in Pompano Beach.
Long-term care in Florida is provided by the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care (SMMC-LTC). The program divides the state into 11 regions, each managed by a different Managed Healthcare Organization, and Pompano Beach is part of Region 10. The program provides a range of services, although not all participants are able to access every service. Assisted living, nursing home care, adult day care and home health care are all covered. Other services include respite care, caregiver training and medical equipment. Some services can be directed by participants.
Florida Medicaid is an entitlement program, so all residents who meet the eligibility requirements receive care. Eligibility criteria cover age, income, care requirements and residency. All applicants must require a nursing facility level of care, which is defined as requiring help with at least two activities of daily living and be legal Florida residents aged 65 or older. Applicants who are aged between 18 and 64 must be designated as disabled.
Applicants who are single must have an income of less than $2,313 a month and assets of less than $2,000. When only one spouse of a married couple is applying they must meet the same income limits, although the non-applicant spouse can have a further $126,420 of assets. When both members of a married couple are applying, the monthly income limit is $4,626 and the asset limit is $3,000. Furniture, personal belongings, burial trusts, a primary home and an automobile are excluded when an applicant’s asset value is calculated.
Residents who don’t meet financial eligibility requirements may still be able to access the program through different pathways. People can put excess income into Qualified Income Trusts, which allows them to qualify for Medicaid. These trusts have strict terms; money in trusts can only be used for specific purposes, such as medical bills and personal needs allowances. The trusts cannot be canceled, and upon the death of the Medicaid recipient, the state of Florida receives any remaining money.
The Medically Needy Pathway is also available to people with high income and high medical expenses. In the program, participants use their excess income to pay medical expenses. Once they reach the income limit for Medicaid eligibility, they receive Medicaid for the remainder of the month. Information on applying can be found on the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care website or by calling 1-877-711-3662.
Optional State Supplement (OSS)
Florida's Optional State Supplement helps recipients in Pompano Beach and the rest of the state pay for room and board at residential care facilities, including adult family care homes, assisted living facilities and mental health treatment centers. It's available to residents of Florida who are aged 65 and over and who meet financial and functional eligibility requirements.
The income limit for singles is $828.40 and for couples is $1,656,80. The limit is higher for people in mental health treatment centers. For singles, the asset limit is $2,000, while couples can have assets worth $3,000. Seniors can apply on the Department of Children and Families' website and further information can be found here.
Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families (RELIEF)
Homebound elders who are aged 60 and over and have a full-time caregiver may be able to access the RELIEF program. It's designed to allow families and caregivers time away by providing in-home respite care. Applications can be made to the local Area Agency on Aging and this guide to RELIEF provides further information.
Home Care for the Elderly
Home Care for the Elderly is designed to provide seniors with an alternative to nursing home care. It provides older adults with supportive care in a private home. HCE provides a subsidy to help care for the participant and may also provide further financial assistance for services or supplies. Funding for the program is limited, so applicants may be put on a waiting list.
Applicants must be aged 60 and over and be at risk of entering a nursing home. They must also live with an adult caregiver who is willing to arrange or provide care. They must meet the same financial requirements as those in Medicaid, but cannot receive HCE and Statewide Medicaid Managed care at the same time. Applications can be made to the local Area Agency on Aging. Learn more about eligibility.
Community Care for the Elderly
Older adults aged 60 and over and who are assessed as functionally impaired may be able to receive services through Community Care for the Elderly. The program provides a range of services including help in the home, respite care and emergency alert response. The program does have a waiting list, with those in need of immediate services receiving priority. The local Area Agency on Aging managed applications and further information can be found on our CCE page.
Alzheimer's Disease Initiative
Everyone aged 18 and over diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder can receive care through the ADI. The program provides support services to people with the disease and their caregivers. Emergency and extended respite care can be provided in the home and in facilities. Caregivers may also be able to access training and other support services.Program participants can access services from Memory Disorder Clinics and people who may have a memory disorder can request an assessment through these clinics. The program is administered through the local Area Agency on Aging and further information can be found in our ADI guide.
|Housing Authority of Pompano Beach||(954) 785-7200||The Housing Authority of Pompano Beach provides housing assistance to low-income, elderly and disabled residents. The authority administers the Housing Voucher Program and also has a number of housing developments. There is a waiting list for assistance.|
|Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program
||(954) 745 9779||EHEAP provides financial assistance to help people pay their energy bills. Assistance is provided to low-income households when at least one resident is aged 60 and over.|
|Broward County Housing Authority||(954) 739-1114||Broward County Housing Authority provides rental housing and housing assistance options to low-income people living in Broward County. Rental housing options include senior housing and property at Pompano Beach. Applicants are placed on a waiting list.|
|Low-Income Seniors Additional Homestead Exemption||(954) 357 6830||Pompano Beach and all Broward County residents who are aged 65 and over and receive a Homestead Exemption on their property may be eligible to receive an additional property tax exemption. To be eligible, households must have a combined annual household income less than $30,174.|
|Home Touch Program||(954) 792 1180||Home Touch provides minor home repairs to low-income people aged 60 and over. The program is designed to preserve the health and safety of low-income residents who are living in homes that they own.|