You Move Your Parents to Nassau County, Florida – Now What?

  1. Contact Social Security1 (800) 772-1213 to update their Florida address; bank account information (social security checks are typically direct deposit)
  2. Find out what type of Medicare Coverage they have: Original vs Medicare Advantage Plan
  • If they have Original Medicare, you do not need to do anything
  • If they have a Medicare Advantage Plan you will need to switch either to Original Medicare or an Advantage Plan based on new zip code
  • Contact local Medical Providers to inquire if they are accepting new Original Medicare patients and ask what Medicare Advantage Plans, they accept
  1. Contact their Medicare Drug Plan to let them know they have moved to Nassau County and inquire if they need to change to a different plan due to relocation
  2. Get a list of their medications (name, dosage and quantity)
  3. Find out if they have a Medicare Supplemental Plan “Medigap Policy” and notify the policy of their new address. Moving to a new zip code can impact the amount of their monthly premium.
  4. Learn about their financial situation – if they have little liquid assets and modest income they may qualify for State and Federal Subsidy programs to pay for Medicare premiums, drug costs, medical and hospital co-pays and deductibles
  5. Contact Nassau County Council on Aging (904)261-0701 for information on Case Management, Home Health Care, Subsidized Housing, Transportation, etc.
  6. Consider having Power of Attorney (form that is completed by you and your parent and notarized) so you can speak on their behalf to medical providers, pharmacy, Social Security, community agencies, etc.
  7. If they are receiving food assistance and/or Medicaid from another state, inform that state they have moved to Florida. You will need to apply for food assistance and Medicaid with the State of Florida through the DCF Access Florida website

If you would like assistance with Medicare, Medicaid and/or Food Assistance please contact the University of Florida, Nassau County Extension Service, Meg McAlpine (904)570-5713 for Unbiased information.

“Extension programs are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin.”

Housing Information for seniors with moderate to low incomes.


  • Housing Authority of Fernandina Beach
    1300 Hickory Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
  • Buccaneer Villas(2 bedroom townhouse)
    1100 Lime Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
  • Countryside Apartments
    1105 South 13th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
  • Murray Hill Apartments(2 and 3 bedrooms only)
    1655 Lime Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
  • Peppertree Village Apartments(65 year old and/or disabled)
    1200 South 15th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
  • Post Oak Apartments
    996 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
  • Sandridge Apartments(65 year old and/or disabled)
    2021 Jasmine Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


  • Green Acres
    280 U.S. Highway 17 South, Yulee, FL 32097
  • Yulee Villas
    122 U.S. Highway 17 South, Yulee, FL 32097



Posted: November 6, 2020

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Seniors Moving To Florida

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