2 Memory Care Facilities in Citrus County, FL

Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Citrus

Provides: Memory Care
2341 W Norvell Bryant Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461
"We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Superior Residences of Lecanto

Provides: Memory Care
4865 W. Gulf Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461
"At Superior Residences, they have private rooms and double rooms, they have a lot of activities, and they have good food. Their rooms are good size and they have a private bathroom. Each room has..." More

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Citrus County

  • Review of Superior Residences of Lecanto

    My mom literally stopped walking, talking, or doing anything when she lived at Superior Residences At Lecanto. She had a smaller room and she stopped living. They didn't even bother to do activitie... Read more

  • Review of Superior Residences of Lecanto

    Beware of marketing claims about "aging in place". And beware of their claims that their "40 points of care" is something most residents never get to. Neither of these are true. You WILL be moving... Read more

  • Review of Superior Residences of Lecanto

    By FAR the prettiest of the facilities we looked at. Set up more like a nice hotel than a care facility. Nothing "medical" about it. No stark white floors or hospital-like vibe. Very pretty and imm... Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Citrus County

Citrus County has 145,647 residents, including 35.9 percent, or more than 50,000 people, age 65 years or older, some of whom have dementia. It's estimated that about 5,100 citizens of Citrus County have Alzheimer's disease and need to receive supervised care. This need will continue in the future as The Alzheimer's Association believes the number of Florida residents with dementia will swell from 540,000 to 72,000 people by 2025.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses and regulates specialized extended congregate care facilities (ECCs). Citrus County has 2 ECCs, both of which are in the town of Lecanto.

  • The violent crime rate in Citrus County is 41.1, which is 30 percent higher than the U.S. average of 31.1. The property crime rate of 39.5 is nearly equal to the U.S. average of 38.1. Families may want to ask what types of safeguards are available to protect the patients.
  • Citrus County weather is similar to other central Florida cities with annual rainfall that's 14 inches more than the national average of 39, and 38 extra sunny days per year than the 205 average. Seniors may enjoy the 91-degree summer high temperatures and the January lows of 45. Citrus County earned a Sperling's Comfort Index of 72, which is 18 points above the national score of 54.
  • As one of the few states that don't have an income tax, Florida is very senior friendly, especially for those on a fixed income. The money that can be saved on the liberal Florida tax laws can be applied to the expense of an ECC facility.
  • The cost of living in Citrus County is 91, which is nine points lower than the national median of 100. Housing is quite low at 78, and healthcare costs are six points below national figures, so families can find an ECC that is reasonably priced.

Paying for Memory Care in Citrus County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Florida

$4,800.00 US
$4,748.00 Sumter County
$4,258.00 Lake County
$4,073.00 Alachua County
$3,868.00 Pasco County
$3,705.00 Citrus County
$3,433.00 Marion County
$2,816.00 Hernando County

Memory Care costs in Citrus County start around $3,705 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,800 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Citrus 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 Citrus 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 Citrus County

Citrus 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 Citrus County, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Memory Care Facilities in Citrus County

Directory of Winners in the Citrus County Area

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Citrus County

Citrus 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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