For active seniors, life in Florida’s second-largest city includes access to 35 miles of Miami’s beautiful beachfront, a vibrant nightlife and celebrations of the city’s diverse Cuban and LGBT communities. Nature and wildlife lovers enjoy close proximity to the stunning Everglades and Biscayne Bay’s Cape Florida State Park, where bird-watchers can spot nearly 170 species of migratory birds. For northern (human) snowbirds looking to escape chilly winter weather, the city’s year-round warm climate boasts an average January low of only 61 degrees.
Of Miami’s approximately 470,000 residents, 16.6% are seniors aged 65 and older, and those seniors who choose to live in an assisted living community enjoy average monthly prices nearly $700 lower than the national average. Additionally, Miami-Dade County offers a wealth of senior assistance programs, such as 13 community resource centers and elder-care planning. For those who are considering assisted living in Miami, we offer a list of our 10 favorite facilities.
The Palace Renaissance
11355 SW 84th St.
Miami, FL 33173
The Palace Renaissance is set on attractive, tree-lined SW 84th Street in the desirable suburban Kendall neighborhood. Residents enjoy the peaceful, convenient location that’s walking distance from Kendall Indian Hammocks Park and the shops at The Palms at Town & Country. The CARF-accredited facility’s luxurious, upscale design includes detailed murals, skylights and gorgeous light fixtures. Specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, the community uses a WanderGuard security system and has an on-site doctor’s office to help residents stay healthy and safe. The nutritional meal service includes the option of a continental breakfast and low-salt and pureed diet accommodations.
Sweet Living Facility
15505 SW 16 Ln.
Miami, FL 33185
Sweet Living Facility is a tranquil and cozy assisted living home offering care for up to six residents. We selected this facility for our top 10 list for its excellent location that’s perfect for nature lovers and minutes from Tree Island Preserve, Trail Glades Range and Everglades Safari Park. The staff is highly knowledgeable about Alzheimer’s disease and memory impairments, and residents receive quality medical care as needed from an on-call physician and visiting medical personnel who provide physical and occupational therapies.
A Loving Home
3642 SW 91 Ave.
Miami, FL 33165
Conveniently located just two blocks from Concord Shopping Plaza and minutes from Tropical Park and the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, A Loving Home is a micro-assisted living facility that helps seniors aged 60 and over maintain loving, active lifestyles. A 24-hour staff is available to help with activities of daily living and specific health concerns, such as diabetes and the monitoring of residents’ insulin levels. Residents have the choice of private studios or companion suites and enjoy daily meals and shared common areas for conversation and group activities.
Westview Pleasant Living
2140 NW 126th St.
Miami, FL 33167
Westview Pleasant Living is an intimate assisted living facility with a secure environment to safely accommodate residents at risk of wandering. A staff of highly trained health care professionals helps resident seniors with activities of daily living, and individualized care promotes wellness and fosters feelings of independence. Residents can relax and enjoy the Florida sun from the large, fenced-in front yard. The popular Miami landmarks, Amelia Earhart Park and Opa Locka Hialeah Flea Market, are less than 4 miles away.
Residencia San Lazaro Home Care
7120 SW 92nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33173
At Residencia San Lazaro Home Care, staff gives residents attentive, personalized care at a level far beyond that received in most larger assisted living facilities. Like some others in our list, this homelike community houses up to six residents. Staff members here encourage loved ones to visit often and participate in resident activities. We selected this cozy facility for its emphasis on family involvement and for helping residents stay active and connected.
17010 SW 100th Ave.
Miami, FL 33157
A small assisted living facility focused on providing its residents with a caring, comfortable and safe environment, Alfonso’s ALF offers high-quality services and numerous amenities for a low monthly rate. The community’s staff helps residents with activities of daily living, serves three home-cooked, diet-accommodating meals per day and facilitates stimulating activities such as music and pet therapies. Transportation is available to take residents to medical appointments and on errands along the nearby S. Dixie Highway. For golf lovers, the Palmetto Golf Course is less than 2 miles away.
JR Family Care
1110 NW 134th Ave.
Miami, FL 33182
JR Family Care is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood near the excellent Kendall Medical Center and North Trail Park. Another small, homelike assisted living facility serving up to six seniors, the community provides its residents with nutritious meals, medication assistance and help with daily tasks, such as housekeeping, bathing and dressing. The building has a choice of private studios or shared companion suites and a shared living area for relaxation and socializing.
Eyea Palace Court
3654 SW 156th Court
Miami, FL 33185
Eyea Palace Court is a quaint, one-story assisted living facility offering private and shared rooms to up to six residents aged 45 and older. Unlike some of the other facilities on our list, Eyea Palace Court is pet-friendly. The professional staff prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of each resident and provides medical monitoring and support with activities of daily living. We chose to include this facility in our list of Miami’s top 10 for its ideal location for nature and golf lovers, only 10 minutes from Trail Glades Range and Miccosukee Golf and Country Club.
Midtown Senior Care
153 NW 26th St.
Miami, FL 33127
A two-story Mediterranean-style home accommodating up to 14 residents aged 55 and over, Midtown Senior Care boasts beautiful outdoor patios with colorful benches and paved, shaded seating areas surrounded by lush plants for greenery and privacy. Less than 10 blocks from the popular Shops at Midtown Miami and near the vibrant, colorful Wynwood Walls, the facility’s neighborhood offers an abundance of dining and entertainment options. Area hospitals including Mt. Sinai and Jackson Memorial Hospital. We selected this facility for our list of Miami’s top 10 because of its unique service and safety amenities, including an electric lift chair, 24-hour video security and large, walk-in showers.
Valdes Retirement Home I
8100 SW 95th Court
Miami, FL 33173
Valdes Retirement Home I is a cute, colorful, pink-and-white assisted living home nestled in a quiet neighborhood that provides residents with an intimate, comfortable, family-like community. We chose this facility for our top 10 assisted living facilities in Miami because of the abundance of convenient amenities paired with its small, homelike size. Although it only serves up to six residents, seniors living at Valdes Retirement Home enjoy on-site beauty salon services and a backyard terrace and patio. Visiting musicians and frequent card games keep residents active, and the facility’s owner provides hands-on care. Residents are less than 1 mile away from Sunset Park and the many restaurants along SW 72nd Street.
Is Miami the Right Choice for You?
Named Niche.com’s 28th Best Place to Retire in the United States, Miami gives seniors access to the diverse food options in Little Havana, live entertainment at Jungle Island and the beauty of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Along with the thousands of other Florida retirees, seniors who enjoy a warm climate, ocean access and a caring, vibrant community will undoubtedly feel at home in Miami.