Lake Helen, FL Senior Guide

The Lake Helen, FL Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Lake Helen live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Lake Helen with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Lake Helen, FL seniors.

  • 21% of the population of Lake Helen, FL are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 28% of those seniors living in Lake Helen, FL are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 5% of Lake Helen senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 36% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 27% of Lake Helen, FL residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Lake Helen is $19,307/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Lake Helen senior is $28,026 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Florida ranks 44th for Long Term Care and 27th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 51 working seniors in Lake Helen Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 20% of the seniors in Lake Helen are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (16%) working aged (64%) seniors (21%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Lake Helen, FL.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 153 seniors living alone in Lake Helen. Of these, 79% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

60% of males 65 and older are married compared with 39% of females.
47% of females are widowed compared with 23% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 0% of Lake Helen senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 1% of Lake Helen senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

0% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Florida

Care TypeFlorida Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$659$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,408$1,492
Assisted Living$3,150$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,432$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,623$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$7,300$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$8,060$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Florida with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Florida Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Florida's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionFlorida 2011 RankFlorida 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#35#35
Choice of Setting & Provider#37#41
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#44#43
Support for Family Caregivers#41#40
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#14
Overall Rank#44#44

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Florida

Click here for an expanded view of Florida's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Florida 2013 Rank Florida 2015 Rank
Overall #27 #27
All Determinants #30 #28
Behaviors #26 #30
Smoking #9 #22
Chronic Drinking #49 #42
Obesity #11 #10
Underweight #8 #37
Physical Inactivity #21 #20
Dental Visit #22 #24
Pain Management #45 #14
Education #19 #20
Community #40 #32
Community & Environment - Macro #48 #37
Poverty #35 #39
Volunteerism #50 #42
Nursing Home Quality #15 #22
Community & Environment - Micro #30 #24
Food Insecurity #42 #28
Community Support #7 #7
Policy #17 #14
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #13 #13
Prescription Drug Coverage #15 #15
Geriatrician Shortfall #34 #37
Clinical Care #7 #20
Dedicated Health Care Provider #7 #14
Flu Vaccine #36 #47
Health Screenings #7 #20
Recommended Hospital Care #8 #5
Diabetes Management #1 #1
Home Health Care #50 #50
Preventable Hospitalizations #28 #30
Hospital Readmissions #33 #36
Hospice Care #3 #4
Hospital Deaths #15 #9
All Outcomes #27 #32
ICU Use #49 #49
Falls #9 #7
Hip Fracture #23 #28
Health Status #23 #28
Able-bodied #14 #12
Premature Death #9 #8
Teeth Extractions #8 #22
Poor Mental Health Days #43 #41
Multiple Chronic Conditions #50 #50
Cognition #28 #29
Depression #28 #22

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Lake Helen, FL financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Lake Helen is $28,026 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

55% of senior households in Lake Helen earn less than $30,000 per year, while 6% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Lake Helen is $19,307 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Lake Helen is $12,336 Source: Census.gov ACS
13% of seniors in Lake Helen, FL are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

20% of Lake Helen seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

98% of seniors living in Lake Helen speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
11% of the seniors in Lake Helen are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

25% of senior homeowners in Lake Helen have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Florida Department of Elder Affairs

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman, State Agency on Aging
    4040 Esplanade Way
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
    Jeffrey Bragg - Secretary
    (850) 414-2000
    information@elderaffairs.org
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm, EST Monday to Friday
  • ElderSource

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance
    10688 Old St. Augustine Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
    Linda Levin
    (904) 391-6699
    information@myeldersource.org
    Website
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, EST Monday to Friday
  • Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline - Florida

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    1317 Winewood Boulevard
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
    Pat Badland
    (850) 487-6100
    Website
    24 hours 7 days a week
  • Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) Program

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    4040 Esplanade Way
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
    Anne Rogers
    information@elderaffairs.org
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm, EST Monday to Friday
  • Florida Senior Legal Helpline

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    1302 North 19th St Suite 400
    Tampa, FL 33605
    Richard C. Woltmann, Executive Director
    (888) 895-7873 (statewide)
    jreed@bals.org
    Website
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm, EST Monday to Friday

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.