Hector H. Sandoval, Anita Walsh, Mark Girson
March 2019

The elderly population in Florida has significantly increased, therefore, as a result, long‐term care needs have also expanded, and a majority of senior Floridians are receiving home healthcare, living in nursing homes, or residing in assisted living facilities (ALFs). While the geriatric population receiving these services has increased, the overall cost and challenges faced by the healthcare providers has skyrocketed. For this project, the University of Florida Bureau of Economic & Business Research (BEBR), commissioned by the Florida Assisted Living Association (FALA), developed, and administered an online survey to assess these eldercare challenges. As a follow-up to the online survey, a telephone survey was conducted to gather more information about Floridians’ financial preparation for residing in an ALF.