3 Memory Care Facilities in Citrus County, FL
The average cost of memory care in Citrus County is $3,525 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Hernando County with an average starting cost of $3,244.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for memory care facilities in Citrus County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Citrus County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Sumter County with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in Citrus County, FL
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
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Memory Care costs in Citrus County start around $3,525 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 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.
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 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 Citrus County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Citrus County
Citrus 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Citrus County
Review of Superior Residences of Lecanto
Superior Residences of Lecanto is very nice. Everybody is very cooperative, very knowledgeable, and they keep me informed. My sister has an apartment; you can either get a single or a double. They ... Read more
Review of Rosecastle of Citrus
My friend is in Rosecastle of Citrus, and they're taking good care of her. The memory care section is small, but it's a great place for memory care. The food is good, and it's a very clean facility... Read more
Review of Brookdale Citrus
We spoke with one of the representatives at Brookdale Citrus, and she gave us a lot of information. The place was very nice. I don't have anything negative to say. Everything was very positive. Eve... Read more