Retire in Fort Lauderdale

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on Fort Lauderdale.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 67

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

15

Health Factors:

9

Health Behaviors:

5

Quality of Life:

30

Clinical Care:

31

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

77.6%

Health Factors:

86.6%

Health Behaviors:

92.5%

Quality of Life:

55.2%

Clinical Care:

53.7%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 1346
Number of residents per primary care physician: 1349:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1423:1
# of Dentists: 1237
Number of residents per dentist: 1487:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 1874:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 2787
Number of residents per mental health provider: 660:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 744:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 18

Average ER Wait Time: 21 minutes
National Average ER Wait Time:24 minutes

Sample hospitals

Joint Comm Accreditation
# of beds
ER Services
ER Wait Time (in minutes)

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes within 25 miles:

67

18

21

10

13

5

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

58.2%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 3,123
$ 3,432
$ 5,640
Home Health Aide:
$ 3,123
$ 3,623
$ 5,640
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,408
$ 1,408
$ 2,543
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 2,750
$ 3,150
$ 4,967
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 8,220
$ 7,300
$ 14,846
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 8,882
$ 8,060
$ 16,042

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

Crime rates in Fort Lauderdale are higher than national averages, and most hazard risks are low, with the exception of a higher hurricane risk.

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

4

Tornado Risk

1

Wildfire Risk

2

Earthquake Risk

1

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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