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What to Consider About Memory Care in Brevard County

Brevard County is situated in the state of Florida, which has the second highest Alzheimer's rate in the country. In Brevard County, where close to 600,000 people reside and a large senior community makes up nearly a quarter of the population, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports that roughly 13 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and over have Alzheimer's or dementia. 

Brevard County is home to more than a dozen memory care facilities, most of which are in the cities of Melbourne and Palm Bay. In some cases, memory care services are provided in freestanding buildings that only serve those with dementia. Alternately, memory care facilities may share campuses with assisted living facilities that specialize in dementia care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

 

  • Seniors in Brevard County do not pay state income tax on any type of income, including money received from Social Security, pensions and retirement savings accounts. This may leave more money available for memory care expenses. 
  • The air quality in Brevard County is outstanding, with the American Lung Association giving the county an A for both ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution. This may appeal to families whose senior loved ones have conditions like COPD or cardiovascular disease.
  • Sperling's Comfort Index, which gives a higher score for more comfortable climates, rates Brevard County an 81 out of 100. This indicates a comfortable climate all throughout the year. Summer highs in this county are around 90 degrees, and winter lows are near 50 degrees. This may make the region a good option for memory care residents who enjoy therapeutic outdoor activities.
  • Brevard County's cost of living is relatively affordable, coming in on par with the national average and about 10 percent lower than the state average. Healthcare expenses here are slightly lower than state and national medians, which may make managing chronic conditions like dementia more affordable. 

 

Paying for Memory Care in Brevard County

Memory Care costs in Brevard County start around $4,725 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Brevard 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.

Counties in Florida

US

$5,694

Indian River County

$5,485

Polk County

$5,201

Volusia County

$4,962

Orange County

$4,861

Brevard County

$4,725

Seminole County

$4,615

Osceola County

$4,463

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Brevard County

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

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Brevard County

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 Brevard County

Brevard 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 a memory care 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 Brevard County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Brevard County

 

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Brevard County

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Sheila

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookdale Melbourne

My husband stayed at Brookdale Melbourne for just one night. It was not a good experience. The overall care and medication attention were not acceptable. I didn't try their food, but I did watch my...

Provider response

We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. The health and well-being of our residents is our top priority and we have...

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Memory Care

Kathy

I visited this facility

Review of Chateau Madeleine

My mom will be moving into Chateau Madeleine. For memory care, there are 11 beds on the first floor and 11 beds on the second floor. I like very much that the rooms can be personalized to whatever...

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Memory Care

RRBJR

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Inspiritas of West Melbourne

My Mother just passed away after spending the last 22 months at InSpiritas in Melbourne. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff are with the residents, the care from the nursing staff...

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