Located in Brevard County, Fla., Melbourne is nicknamed “The Harbor City” and has a population of around 76,000 residents. Established in the 1880s, Melbourne is located on the Space Coast in east central Florida about 1 hour south of the Kennedy Space Center and a ninety minute drive east of Disney World. With a cost of living quite a bit lower than the national average (90.4 out of 100) and warm weather year-round, Melbourne is an excellent retirement choice for seniors who need some assistance with everyday living. According to Genworth Financial’s most current survey information, the average current cost in Melbourne for a private, one bedroom residence in an assisted living facility is $3,500 a month while the cost of a private room in a nursing home is $7,878 per month.
Active seniors can indulge in local Melbourne activities including visiting the Brevard Zoo and the Brevard Museum of Art and Science. With seven shopping centers, including “Historic Downtown Melbourne” with it’s specialty shops and other attractions, seniors have plenty of opportunity to spend a leisurely day shopping. Excellent fishing is always available and can be enjoyed locally on the Indian River and at nearby Melbourne Beach with it‘s beautiful, family-oriented Atlantic beaches.
Melbourne has two hospitals, Holmes Regional Medical Center and Wuesthoff Medical Center, and as well as three more hospitals in the surrounding area. Our Senior Living website can assist in your search and evaluation of Melbourne Assisted Living resources and Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). Our site can give you information on assisted living, independent living for seniors, nursing homes, memory care, home care, CCRC, hospice and adult day care in order to give you the widest possible range of facts and assistance.
Assisted Living Facilities are residences for seniors who need some help with their activities of daily living (ADLs) but still want to live independently. They can provide an intermediate level of long term care with an excellent quality of life that many seniors and their families find much more appropriate than nursing home care. Most ALFs arrange regular outings and transportation for residents so, even though you may need some assistance on an every day basis, you certainly don’t have to give up doing all the enjoyable things an active retirement lifestyle can bring.
With in home residential senior care, you can have someone come in to do chores for you like laundry, light housekeeping, assistance with medication and buying groceries. CCRC facilities let you buy into a total care package that ranges from independent living senior apartments to assisted living to nursing home care so you can stay in one location regardless of how your needs may change. Nursing homes provide an increased level of supervised care with medical oversight that more closely monitors your health and every day living activities than is available in an assisted living facility. Hospice care provides for end-of-life support for you and emotional support and comfort for your family.
Our site is designed to help you narrow down your search for the facility that best meets your needs for Melbourne assisted living. We provide information, contacts, resident reviews and other helpful information designed to make your choice both easy and satisfactory. Please take advantage of our many helpful search options.