Situated in the southern region of Florida on the Atlantic Coast, Broward County is a dynamic community sought out by retirees for its warm year-round temperatures and high access to health care. Of the county’s nearly 2 million residents, over 17% are aged 65 and over. According to information from the Florida Department of Health, Alzheimer’s disease affects a higher percentage of the population in Broward County than in the state as a whole. However, rates have been dropping in recent years, down from a rate of 15.1 in 2012 to 12.8 in 2020. Data from the CDC reflects this decrease in cases. In 2014, it reported that 422 county residents died from Alzheimer’s. In 2018, the number was down by 12% to 371.   

While Alzheimer’s doesn’t have a cure, those with this disease may be able to enjoy an improved quality of life with specialized treatment and dementia-informed residential long-term care. Broward County has numerous memory care facilities that engage residents through failure-free social and recreational activities. Residents are monitored around the clock, and dedicated caregivers provide help with daily living activities, housekeeping and chore services. This guide highlights local memory care costs and compares them to rates in nearby cities, as well as other types of senior care. It also outlines options for paying for services, the pros and cons of obtaining care in this region and an overview of nonprofit programs and services for those with dementia.  

Memory Care Facilities in Broward County, FL

2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace

5500 NW 69th Avenue, Lauderhill, FL, 33319

Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace is an assisted living and independent living facility in Lauderhill, Florida, a suburb of sunny Miami. Housing options include one and two-bedroom apartments, and c … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace is an assisted living and independent living facility in Lauderhill, Florida, a suburb of sunny Miami. Housing options include one and two-bedroom apartments, and c … (read more)

Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise

4201 Springtree Drive, Sunrise, FL, 33351

My mother is in Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise. It’s close to my house, the people are very nice, and I could see it’s a good facility for my mother. The cost is not cheap, but you get what you pay fo … (read more)
My mother is in Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise. It’s close to my house, the people are very nice, and I could see it’s a good facility for my mother. The cost is not cheap, but you get what you pay fo … (read more)

2015, 2016

Presidential Place

3880 S. Circle Dr, Hollywood, FL, 33021

Presidential Place is located in Miramar, Florida. Residents and visitors enjoy the warm, resort-like feel of the facility. The community receives high praise for the friendly and attentive staff who … (read more)
Presidential Place is located in Miramar, Florida. Residents and visitors enjoy the warm, resort-like feel of the facility. The community receives high praise for the friendly and attentive staff who … (read more)

Brookdale Deer Creek

2403 W. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33442

Families of Brookdale residents, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, mention how well-kept and spacious the facility is. There are many things that encourage socialization among the residents and man … (read more)
Families of Brookdale residents, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, mention how well-kept and spacious the facility is. There are many things that encourage socialization among the residents and man … (read more)

The Peninsula

5100 W Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hollywood, FL, 33023

The Peninsula is situated in Miramar, Florida, just minutes from stunning white beaches and the Florida Turnpike. Visitors commend the facility for having a hotel-like style, great food and a compassi … (read more)
The Peninsula is situated in Miramar, Florida, just minutes from stunning white beaches and the Florida Turnpike. Visitors commend the facility for having a hotel-like style, great food and a compassi … (read more)

2015

Sonata Coconut Creek

4175 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL, 33073

Sonata Coconut Creek is an assisted living community in Coconut Creek, Florida, located near major highways and surrounded by public parks, shopping venues and only a few minutes from picturesque Hill … (read more)
Sonata Coconut Creek is an assisted living community in Coconut Creek, Florida, located near major highways and surrounded by public parks, shopping venues and only a few minutes from picturesque Hill … (read more)

Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach

1050 SW 24th Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33442

Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach is located in the Century Village section of Deerfield Beach, west of Interstate 95 and a block away from the Deerfield Beach train station. Residents appreciate the att … (read more)
Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach is located in the Century Village section of Deerfield Beach, west of Interstate 95 and a block away from the Deerfield Beach train station. Residents appreciate the att … (read more)

The Sheridan at Cooper City

2580 Pine Island Road, Cooper City, FL, 33024

The Sheridan at Cooper City is located in Cooper City, Florida. Residents and their guests enjoy the clean, comfortable, homelike environment of the community. The modern accommodations include large … (read more)
The Sheridan at Cooper City is located in Cooper City, Florida. Residents and their guests enjoy the clean, comfortable, homelike environment of the community. The modern accommodations include large … (read more)

2013

HarborChase of Tamarac

6855 Northwest 70th Avenue, Tamarac, FL, 33321

HarborChase of Tamarac is a memory care community in Tamarac, Florida, and is conveniently located within a major road near the city center. Family members highly regard the facility’s caring staff fo … (read more)
HarborChase of Tamarac is a memory care community in Tamarac, Florida, and is conveniently located within a major road near the city center. Family members highly regard the facility’s caring staff fo … (read more)

Oakmonte Village of Davie

8201 Stirling Road, Davie, FL, 33328

My wife is in Oakmont Village of Davie. So far, it looks very, very good. We’re very happy with it. There’s a separate building for memory care. It’s only about five years old, and it’s in excellent c … (read more)
My wife is in Oakmont Village of Davie. So far, it looks very, very good. We’re very happy with it. There’s a separate building for memory care. It’s only about five years old, and it’s in excellent c … (read more)

MiCasa Senior Living

6021 Duval Street, Hollywood, FL, 33024

MiCasa Senior Living was a small place. I walked in and the staff gave me a tour. I saw the inside and how’s everything there. It’s very clean, but they don’t have a room for my husband because right … (read more)
MiCasa Senior Living was a small place. I walked in and the staff gave me a tour. I saw the inside and how’s everything there. It’s very clean, but they don’t have a room for my husband because right … (read more)

2016

Cherry Oak Active Senior Living Residence

9057 NW 57th Street, Tamarac, FL, 33321

I had a good tour at Cherry Oak Active Senior Living Residence. The person who gave me the tour was very informative and he answered my questions. I looked at their memory care. I know they have locke … (read more)
I had a good tour at Cherry Oak Active Senior Living Residence. The person who gave me the tour was very informative and he answered my questions. I looked at their memory care. I know they have locke … (read more)

2013, 2014

Caring Village of Margate

6810 SW 7th St., Margate, FL, 33068

My parents are here. They’re great. They were recommended to me by someone whose parents were there as well. So far, so good. They have activities. I see pictures of them playing bingo. My dad says th … (read more)
My parents are here. They’re great. They were recommended to me by someone whose parents were there as well. So far, so good. They have activities. I see pictures of them playing bingo. My dad says th … (read more)

Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale

1031 Seminole Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304


Victoria Villa Assisted Living

5151 SW 61st Avenue, Davie, FL, 33314

Located in Davie, Florida, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Victoria Villa Assisted Living is close to Interstate 95, Berman Wetland Preserve and Seminole Hard Rock Casino. Small pets are welcome in … (read more)
Located in Davie, Florida, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Victoria Villa Assisted Living is close to Interstate 95, Berman Wetland Preserve and Seminole Hard Rock Casino. Small pets are welcome in … (read more)

Wickshire Fort Lauderdale

2855 W Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309


The Meridian at Waterways

3001 E Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33306


Havencrest ALF III

4471 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL, 33066


Atlantis Senior Care

460 NW 40th Ct., Oakland Park, FL, 33309

My father-in-law is in Atlantis Senior Care. He’s in memory care. We love the staff because everyone in there is just so caring and so easy to do business with. They just make you feel comfortable tha … (read more)
My father-in-law is in Atlantis Senior Care. He’s in memory care. We love the staff because everyone in there is just so caring and so easy to do business with. They just make you feel comfortable tha … (read more)

Caring Village of Davie

4681 S.W. 66th Ave., Davie, FL, 33314


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Broward County

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Florida. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Broward County

In Broward County, memory care facilities are licensed as assisted living facilities and are regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration’s Long-Term Care Services Unit. This agency conducts regular inspections to ensure memory care facilities comply with safety and quality standards. It also provides up-to-date information on Medicaid waivers that may help cover care costs.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Broward County

  • There are approximately 224 doctors per 100,000 people in Broward County versus the national average of 210, which may make it relatively easy to schedule visits with primary care providers and specialists. The region is home to high-performing hospitals, such as Cleveland Clinic Weston and Baptist Health. On average, health care costs are about 4% below the national median. 
  • The overall cost of living in Broward County is about 10% higher than in the state as a whole, which may result in higher memory care costs. To help older adults afford living and care expenses, the county has several nonprofit agencies and programs that provide counseling options and assistance with applying for public benefits. 
  • On a 100-point crime index, Broward County’s violent crime scores 25.1, and property crime is rated 47.5. This is notably higher than national respective scores of 22.7 and 35.4. To keep residents safe, memory care facilities have security features, such as high-security locks, controlled access and surveillance cameras.  
  • Broward County’s weather is warm year-round, with daytime temperatures ranging from 76-91 degrees. August is the warmest month. Humidity levels tend to be high throughout the entire summer, but the weather is pleasant throughout the rest of the year. Memory care facilities have indoor and outdoor common areas to give residents the opportunity to enjoy comfortable weather and stay inside when the heat is oppressive.  
  • Florida doesn’t have a state income tax, so seniors don’t pay any state taxes on retirement income, regardless of its source. This may offset higher living costs and help seniors and families pay for residential memory care services.  
  • Broward County’s air quality is decent, with the American Lung Association assigning the county a C for ozone pollution, an A for 24-hour particle pollution and a passing score for annual particle pollution. This may benefit those with chronic cardiovascular or respiratory conditions.  

Paying for Memory Care in Broward County

In Broward County, residential memory services are available in licensed assisted living facilities. Reliable cost data isn’t available, but on average, dementia services cost 20-30% more than standard assisted living. To calculate the following memory care rates, we’ve added 25% to the assisted living costs in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey.  

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities 

In Broward County, memory care residents pay $5,481 per month on average for services. This is higher than the state median of $5,000, but it’s affordable compared to the national rate of $5,625. While several cities in Florida have lower residential memory care costs, such as the Tampa area where seniors pay $4,188, Broward County is a cost-effective alternative to many other major cities. In the Naples area, rates are over $1,000 higher at $6,625, and in the Crestview region, facilities charge $6,155. In Tallahassee, costs are more affordable but still exceed Broward County’s median at $5,813.   

$5481

Broward County

$5000

Florida

$5625

The United States

$6625

Naples Area

$4188

Tampa Area

$5813

Tallahassee

$6155

Crestview Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

At $5,481 per month, memory care is among the costlier senior care options in Broward County. Older adults who don’t have memory impairments pay $4,385 for assisted living, and those in nursing homes pay $9,019 for shared rooms and $10,904 for private accommodations. Home care services cost $4,195, and specialized home health care costs $4,385. Adult day health care is the most affordable option at $1,517. 

$5481

Memory Care

$4195

Home Care

$4385

Home Health Care

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$4385

Assisted Living

$9019

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$10904

Nursing Home (private)

Note: Data for Broward County was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Miami Area, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Broward County

In Broward County, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Florida page.

More ways to pay for memory care 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 Broward County

There are numerous agencies and programs in Broward County that support seniors and families affected by Alzheimer’s. The following table lists contact information for local helplines, support groups and referral specialists. It also includes agencies that can help seniors and families identify ways to pay for residential memory care.  

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(954) 745-9779 

The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County operates a range of free and low-cost services to those aged 60 and over within the county. It operates several Alzheimer’s disease services, including educational videos that cover dementia-related topics, such as providing emotional support for loved ones with dementia and managing Alzheimer’s-related behaviors. It also operates a local memory disorder clinic and provides respite services for informal caregivers of those with dementia.

(954) 745-9567 

The DCCI Task Force is a local nonprofit program that serves seniors and families affected by dementia. It hosts educational events throughout the year to raise awareness of dementia and community-based services and supports for those with this diagnosis. 

(954) 786-1533 

The Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association oversees various programs and services for Broward County seniors and families affected by dementia. It offers on-demand webinars conducted by trained dementia experts covering topics, such as risk reduction, brain health and the latest advancements in Alzheimer's research.

(954) 357-6622 

Broward County Elderly Services offers resources to seniors in the region, including adult day services, respite care, long-term care options counseling and case management assistance. It also provides specialized help for veterans, helping them apply for services and benefits that may help them cover memory care expenses.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Broward County

Broward County Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Florida