8 Memory Care Facilities near Destin, FL

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Destin, FL

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Brookdale Destin

Provides: Memory Care
2400 Crystal Cove Lane, Destin, FL 32550
"Brookdale Destin provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more..." More

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Caring Star 2021

Meridian at Westwood

Provides: Memory Care
1001 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
"My dad has moved into Meridian at Westwood. It's a really nice place. I just got a good feeling about it. The staff members are very friendly. The food is good. Everything is great. It's very..." More
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Caring Star 2020

Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach

Provides: Memory Care
2000 Principal Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
"Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach was very nice, but I wouldn’t put my mom there. It was a single story and wasn’t awful, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Everybody looked fine and happy, and our..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Fort Walton Beach

Provides: Memory Care
233 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
"Brookdale Fort Walton Beach is a senior housing facility that offers personalized assisted living for individuals who are looking for the highest level care and good value. The community is..." More

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Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach

Provides: Memory Care
164 West Hewett Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
" Imagine yourself in a sparkling new community that’s just minutes from the beach, shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants. That’s what you’ll find at Somerby Santa Rosa Beach. This..." More

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Superior Residences of Niceville

Provides: Memory Care
2300 Partin Dr. N, Niceville, FL 32578
"It is hard to convey the level of rudeness, lack of concern and apathy at this home. The care was once decent, but it has gone down. The third owner in three years and the help has become rude and..." More

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Bay Port of FWB Opening Spring 2021

Provides: Memory Care
243 Hollywood Blvd. NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 3...
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The Blake at Miramar Beach

Provides: Memory Care
90 Ponce DeLeon Street, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
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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.

    • 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

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Florida

    $6,000.00 Santa Rosa Beach
    $5,500.00 Niceville
    $5,245.00 Destin
    $5,057.00 US
    $4,972.00 Fort Walton Beach
    $4,127.00 Gulf Breeze
    $4,070.00 Pensacola
    $3,924.00 Panama City Beach

    Memory Care costs in Destin start around $5,245 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 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.

    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.

    Directory of Winners in the Destin Area


    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.

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