top of page
  • Writer's pictureHumberto Fortuna

How can I find an LGBTQ or commonly said Gay Assisted Living Facility in SE Fla?

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

by Humberto Fortuna MA, MS

How can I find an LGBTQ or commonly said Gay Assisted Living Facility?

How can I find in SE FLA an LGBTQ or commonly said Gay Assisted Living Facility?
How can I find in FLorida an LGBTQ or commonly said Gay Assisted Living Facility?

It is important to find out if the community you are interested in is involved with any gay organizations and how in tune they are to LGBTQ needs. If not, which may be the most common case, ask if they know of any gay organizations close to the facility so that you may be able to take advantage of their activities.

Regarding accommodations, it is important that you know it is very normal for 2 men or 2 women to be accommodated in the same room as roommates. Many older adults cannot afford to have a private room and opt for sharing with another person. In fact, sharing a room is more the norm that having a private accommodation.

Assisted Living Communities offer special spousal fees, rates and services to straight couples. We have set up a question format so that you will be able to take advantage of these benefits if it applies in your state, based on your legal status. Some of the benefits are second person fees, couple fees, security deposits, etc.

As we mentioned in previous chapters, there is a second person special rate. It is important to understand how this second person rate can work for you, if it is applicable.

Depending on what state you are in, and their laws, you may or may not be able to take advantage of this specific rate for couples. The second person rate usually applies to a spouse of a heterosexual couple.


How can I find an LGBTQ or commonly said Gay Assisted Living Facility?
How can I find an LGBTQ or commonly said Gay Assisted Living Facility?

If your state approves same sex marriages then you can argue the point that you should be entitled to receive this benefit. For example, a husband and wife move into a facility together. The regular monthly rate in this scenario will be $2000 per person. Due to the fact that they are husband and wife, one will pay the $2000 and the other will pay the second person rate. The second person rate can be as little as half of the regular rate. This heterosexual couple will then pay $2000 for one, $1000 for the second person rate with a total of $3000 for the couple’s monthly rate. Therefore, if agay couple cannot benefit from this second person rate scenario, they will have to pay $2000 each to live in the same accommodations.


It is also the norm to leave the community for a specific event. Many residents go to family functions, travel to visit relatives or just go out to dinner with a friend. While this is normal, it is important to respect the rules in your new community.

Remember that these communities are regulated by a governmental agency and the community itself must follow rules and regulations. Most have a sign out sheet. This record is important for your safety. Imagine if there were a fire and they could not find you? Or if your family called and the facility had no idea where you were? You can see that this could cause serious issues.

Lake Park: Lake Park Care Center, 750 Bayberry Dr @561.881.8144. Lake Worth: The Village of High Ridge, 1800 South Dr @561.588.4333. Avante at Lake Worth, 2501 North A St @561.585.9301, Crossings, 4445 Pine Forest Dr @561.965.5954, Elevate Care Lake Worth, 1201 12th Ave S @561.586.7404, Medicana Nursing-Rehab, 1710 Lake Worth Rd @561.582.5331, Signature Healthcare of Palm Beach, 4405 Lakewood Rd @561.969.1400, Terraces of Lake Worth, 1711 6th Ave S @561.586.0808, Lantana: Hamlin Place 2180 Hypoluxo Rd @561.582.6711, VI at Lakeside Village, 2792 Donnelly Dr @561.963.2100, Lauderdale Lakes: Palms Rehab & Nursing Ctr, 3370 NW 47th Ter @954.733.0655, St John’s Nursing Center, 3075 NW 35th Ave @954.739.6233. Lauderhill: Life Care Ctr at Inverrary, 4300 Rock Island Rd @954.485.6144, INSPIRE Healthcare, Lauderhill 2599 NW 55 Ave @954.485.8873 Margate: Margate Health Care Ctr, 5951 Colonial Drn@954.979.6401

How can I find an LGBTQ or commonly said Gay Assisted Living Facility?
How can I find an LGBTQ or commonly said Gay Assisted Living Facility?

Lake Park: Lake Park Care Center, 750 Bayberry Dr @561.881.8144. Lake Worth: The Village of High Ridge, 1800 South Dr @561.588.4333. Avante at Lake Worth, 2501 North A St @561.585.9301, Crossings, 4445 Pine Forest Dr @561.965.5954, Elevate Care Lake Worth, 1201 12th Ave S @561.586.7404, Medicana Nursing-Rehab, 1710 Lake Worth Rd @561.582.5331, Signature Healthcare of Palm Beach, 4405 Lakewood Rd @561.969.1400, Terraces of Lake Worth, 1711 6th Ave S @561.586.0808, Lantana: Hamlin Place 2180 Hypoluxo Rd @561.582.6711, VI at Lakeside Village, 2792 Donnelly Dr @561.963.2100, Lauderdale Lakes: Palms Rehab & Nursing Ctr, 3370 NW 47th Ter @954.733.0655, St John’s Nursing Center, 3075 NW 35th Ave @954.739.6233. Lauderhill: Life Care Ctr at Inverrary, 4300 Rock Island Rd @954.485.6144, INSPIRE Healthcare, Lauderhill 2599 NW 55 Ave @954.485.8873 Margate: Margate Health Care Ctr, 5951 Colonial Drn@954.979.6401



55+ MAGAZINE a preferred bi lingual magazine for Baby Boomers, seniors and their Caregivers.

55+ Magazine has become the baby boomers publication of choice, as the free bi lingual senior magazine publication of South Florida. This free senior magazine publication of South Florida is full of information on services, assistance, products and resources for senior citizens, Baby Boomer’s, health care professionals and caregivers. As a free senior magazine publication originated in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and as a magazine dedicated to the baby boomers, 55+ Magazine free senior publication offers valuable bi lingual information on retirement living, assisted and independent living included but not limited to Palm Beach, Broward and Fort Lauderdale area with the support and participation of the following collaborators: www.browardassistedliving.us, www.palmbeachassistedliving.us, www.floridaassistedliving.us , www.placementcounselors.com.

55+ Magazine is distributed in over 300 locations in Southeast Florida, hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, social service agencies and organizations for older adults.


Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page