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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Destin, FL for 2024

There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Destin area, with 1 in Destin and 8 nearby.

The average cost of memory care in Destin is $6,195 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include Fort Walton Beach with an average starting cost of 4,110.

To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for memory care facilities in Destin. Better rated regions include Fort Walton Beach with an average rating of 4.85 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Destin

Some 13,765 people live in Destin, Florida, and 16.7 percent of them are aged 65 or older, which equals more than 2,300 residents. In Okaloosa County, where Destin is located, Elder Affairs reports more than 4,150 people are living with Alzheimer's disease or some other dementia-related condition.

These people may need extended congregate care, and per state regulations, assisted living facilities are required to obtain an ECC supplemental license to treat residents who have cognitive impairments. Six memory care facilities are in the greater Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin metro area, one in Destin and five others nearby.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Destin

  • Destin gets an average of 66 inches of rain per year, but no snow. It has around 205 sunny days, which is 20 days more than the national average. The low temperature in winter is 42 degrees, and the summer high is near 90. Destin scores 75 on the Sperling Comfort Index, which is attractive to seniors, especially those with painful joints.
  • The Destin cost of living of 128.9 is 30 percent higher than the U.S. average of 100. Since seniors may require more frequent or continuous health care, it's important to note that those costs in Destin are congruent with the national average.
  • On a scale of one through 100, with one being lowest and 100 being highest, Destin ranks slightly above the national violent crime average of 31.1, with a score of 49.4. It ranks 58.2 in property crime.  Secured memory facilities offer an extra layer of protection to their elderly residents.
  • Florida residents enjoy having no state income taxes. This translates to more income for other expenses, such as memory care, clothing and medical costs for seniors who require it. 

Paying for Memory Care in Destin

Memory Care costs in Destin start around $6,195 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 Destin 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.

Cities in Florida

Destin

$6,195

US

$5,694

Gulf Breeze

$5,275

Niceville

$4,700

Pensacola

$4,698

Panama City Beach

$4,250

Fort Walton Beach

$3,872

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Destin

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 Destin

Destin 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 Destin, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Destin

Destin-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.

Memory Care Facilities near Destin, FL

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