29 Memory Care Facilities near Clearwater, FL
Also serving communities of Safety Harbor.
There are 29 Memory Care Facilities in the Clearwater area, with 9 in Clearwater and 20 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Clearwater is $4,257 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Largo with an average starting cost of $3,772.
To help you with your search, browse the 56 reviews below for memory care facilities in Clearwater. On average, consumers rate memory care in Clearwater 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Largo with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Clearwater find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Clearwater, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Clearwater, FL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Clearwater
Located in the suburbs of Tampa, Clearwater, Florida, has a population over 100,000, including approximately 20,000 residents over 65. Due to Florida's sizable population of older adults, it has one of the highest rates of Alzheimer's disease in the nation. The state estimates that 30,000 adults in Pinellas County currently have Alzheimer's disease.
Senior citizens who have been diagnosed with dementia or related cognitive impairments may benefit from 24-hour care in a safe, secure environment. Loved ones may choose from more than 30 memory care facilities located in Clearwater and the surrounding area. Memory care facilities are licensed and regulated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The agency issues three specialty licenses to assisted living facilities that provide extended congregate care, limited nursing services or limited mental health services.
- According to the American Lung Association, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area is one of the nation's cleanest metropolitan regions based on concentrations of short-term particulates. Additionally, the number of high-ozone days has declined substantially since the mid-1990s. The area's excellent air quality benefits seniors who have asthma, COPD or breathing difficulties.
- Clearwater's mild subtropical climate is attractive to senior citizens. However, the intense summer heat with average highs around 90 degrees means that many folks prefer to stay indoors during the warm season. The area has a Sperling's comfort index of 85 out of 100, which indicates that the weather is significantly more pleasant than the average U.S. city. Although residents enjoy 240 days of sunshine, the area also receives 52 inches of rain and experiences frequent thunderstorms.
- Although Clearwater is just 30 minutes from Tampa, the area has a moderate cost of living that's 5 percent higher than the U.S. average and 6 percent lower than other parts of Florida. Transportation and housing are about 10 percent higher than the national average, and health care is 1 percent lower, which benefits seniors who require ongoing care from neurologists and other medical specialists.
- The Clearwater area is home to several top-rated medical facilities specializing in brain health and dementia care, including the Madonna Ptak Center for Alzheimer's and Memory Loss, which is part of the neuroscience department at the Morton Plant Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Clearwater
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Clearwater start around $4,410 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 Clearwater 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 Clearwater
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 Clearwater
Clearwater 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 Clearwater, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Clearwater
Clearwater-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.
Other Options in Clearwater, FL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Clearwater
Review of The Oaks of Clearwater
My brothers and I moved our Mom into a local Memory Care that only offers Memory Care, they claimed to specialize in it. She was there for a year before we decided to see what other options were ou... Read more
Review of The Landmark
We took a tour of The Landmark Clearwater FL online. The place looked good and the staff seems to understand our needs and seems to be taking good care of my mom. I do window visits with her so I g... Read more
Review of The Colonnade at Beckett Lake
I like The Colonnade at Beckett Lake; they're our second choice. I like their location, and it seemed like a great community. They're a little less expensive than the place where my mom is now. It'... Read more