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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Citrus County, FL for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Citrus County is $3,350 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.

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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.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • 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

Memory Care costs in Citrus County start around $3,350 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 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.

Counties in Florida

Alachua County

$5,799

US

$5,694

Sumter County

$5,520

Marion County

$4,870

Pasco County

$4,710

Lake County

$4,589

Hernando County

$3,898

Citrus County

$3,350

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.

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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Karen

I visited this facility

Review of Always There Assisted Living

Always There Assisted Living was a nice community. It was a little bit different from the others I visited. They had different houses. It wasn't just one big facility. They had semi-private rooms...

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bobby jo

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

Review of Superior Residences of Lecanto

Place was ok 2 years ago. It went south this year, 2023. Had to send loved one out to the hospital. Staff told us pure neglect.

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Vicky

I visited this facility

Review of Superior Residences of Lecanto

Superior Residences of Lecanto was a new place. It was located in more of a country setting instead of the city. The staff was very, very helpful. The place was very clean, and I like the location...

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