6 Memory Care Facilities in Alachua County, FL

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Brookdale Gainesville Southwest

Provides: Memory Care
1001 SW 62nd Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32607
"My mother-in-law is in Brookdale Gainesville Southwest. The bedroom is bigger than the place she had been before. We like the whole layout of it, and the people are very helpful and nice. They have..." More

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HarborChase of Gainesville

Provides: Memory Care
1415 Fort Clarke Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
"HarborChase of Gainesville's staff was unbelievable and really nice. They went out of their way to greet you, say hi, and were so friendly. That really impressed us. The only reason why we didn't..." More

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Plantation Oaks Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
201 Northeast 1st Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643
"Welcome to Plantation Oaks Senior Living. We are an Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care community located near Gainesville, Alachua, Ft. White, Newberry and Lake City. At Plantation..." More

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The Windsor of Gainesville

Provides: Memory Care
3605 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606
"At The Windsor of Gainesville, you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere that values both community and individuality. Gathering areas are purposefully designed to make life more engaging, convenient and..." More

Caring Star 2013

The Village at Gainesville

Provides: Memory Care
8000 NW 27th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606
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Hunters Crossing Place

Provides: Memory Care
4830 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653
"Clare Bridge was very nice. The rooms were very nice, the staff was nice, and the place is very clean. We had lunch and the food was good. They have activities, they have a brochure for every..." More

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Alachua County

  • Review of Brookdale Gainesville Southwest

    My mother-in-law is in Brookdale Gainesville Southwest. The bedroom is bigger than the place she had been before. We like the whole layout of it, and the people are very helpful and nice. They have... Read more

    Debra
  • Review of HarborChase of Gainesville

    HarborChase of Gainesville's staff was unbelievable and really nice. They went out of their way to greet you, say hi, and were so friendly. That really impressed us. The only reason why we didn't c... Read more

    BT
  • Review of Hunters Crossing Place

    Clare Bridge was very nice. The rooms were very nice, the staff was nice, and the place is very clean. We had lunch and the food was good. They have activities, they have a brochure for every month... Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Alachua County

According to the Alzheimer's Association, 540,000 Floridians are living with Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to grow. Seniors living in Alachua County, representing nearly 14 percent of the population of 266,944, may be a part of that growing group of Floridians with Alzheimer's disease. These seniors may benefit from living in one of the county's six memory care facilities.

Memory care facilities are one type of assisted living facilities in Florida. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs licenses and oversees all assisted living facilities in the state, including those in Alachua County. These facilities are also required to complete additional training through the University of South Florida's Training Academy on Aging

  • Alachua County's cost of living is just under the national average, coming in at 95.6 on a scale where 100 represents the average. Healthcare costs are just above the national average at 101. Seniors' families may consider this cost of living when budgeting for memory care facility expenses.
  • Another financial consideration is Florida's tax laws. Alachua County seniors do not have to pay taxes on their social security income. Seniors' families may factor this tax savings into their monthly budget.
  • Alachua County's location in north central Florida delivers moderate year-round temperatures, which can be a welcome respite for seniors and their families looking to escape cold and snow. Winters are mild, with low temperatures in the 40s and no snow. During the summer, heat and humidity rise, with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees. The area sees more rain than average but more sunny days than average as well.
  • Violent crime rates and property crime rates are both higher than the national average. On a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 the most dangerous, Alachua County's violent crime rate is 57.7 and property crime rate is 54.9. Seniors' families may want to consider security measures in place at local memory care facilities for added peace of mind.


Paying for Memory Care in Alachua County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Florida

$4,810.00 Flagler County
$4,778.00 US
$4,529.00 Duval County
$4,073.00 Alachua County
$4,027.00 Saint Johns County
$3,705.00 Citrus County
$3,433.00 Marion County
$2,597.00 Clay County

Memory Care costs in Alachua County start around $4,073 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,778 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Alachua County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Alachua County

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Florida page. Financial Assistance in Florida Financial Assistance in Florida

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Florida page.


Free Memory Care Resources in Alachua County

Alachua County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free memory care resources in Alachua County, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Memory Care Facilities in Alachua County

Directory of Winners in the Alachua County Area


Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Alachua County

Alachua County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.

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