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Cost of Florida Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Florida is $7,300 per month.

The monthly base rate for Florida nursing homes is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Florida is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Florida. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Florida, the average cost is $8,060.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Florida Nursing Home Statistics

Florida contains 692 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 83,515 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 87% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Florida skilled nursing homes is 3.7 which ranks 14 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Florida. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Florida facilities.

Overall Ratings of Florida Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Florida

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Florida

Percent of Florida Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Florida Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Florida Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Florida

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Florida? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Florida?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Florida nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Florida?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Florida.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Florida facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Florida nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Florida?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Florida's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Florida nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Florida Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Florida

Have a complaint about a Florida Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Florida have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Florida, report it to:
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Local: (850) 412-4303
Tollfree: (888) 419-3456
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Florida or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Florida
Local: (850) 414-2323
Tollfree: (888) 831-0404
As a Florida resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Florida state department of insurance at:
Department of Financial Services
Local: (850) 413-3089
Tollfree: (877) 693-5236
Tollfree Notes: Opt. 2 for Spanish
Are you aware of all the Florida health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Florida Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Local: (850) 414-2000
Local TDD: (850) 414-2001
Are you on a low income in Florida and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Florida medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Local: (850) 487-1111
Tollfree: (866) 762-2237
Are you familiar with the Florida Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Florida residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Florida AAA below:

Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging
Pensacola, FL
(850) 494-7101
Area Agency on Aging for North Florida
Tallahassee, FL
(850) 488-0055
Elder Options
Gainesville, FL
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 391-6699
Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas
Saint Petersburg, FL
(727) 570-9696
Senior Connection Center
Tampa, FL
(813) 740-3888
Senior Resource Alliance
Orlando, FL
(407) 514-1800
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida
North Fort Myers, FL
(239) 652-6900
Your Aging and Disability Resource Center, Area Agency on Aging
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 684-5885
Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County/Aging and Disability Resource Center
Sunrise, FL
(954) 745-9567
Alliance For Aging
Miami, FL
(305) 670-6500

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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