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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Duval County, FL for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Duval County is $5,084 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Duval County

In Florida, 540,000 seniors are living with Alzheimer's disease, as reported by the Alzheimer's Association. Duval County is home to about 129,000 seniors, representing 13 percent of the population of more than 937,000. These seniors and their families may seek out one of  Duval County's 26 memory care facilities to provide the specialized care they require.

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs defines memory care facilities as a type of assisted living facility, which is subject to state licensing and regulation. Additionally, Duval County memory care facilities must acquire a limited mental health license as well as complete training established by the University of South Florida's Training Academy on Aging, which ensures that memory care facility staff deliver high-quality care to its senior residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Duval County's cost of living is just less than the national average, driven by housing and healthcare costs. On a scale where 100 represents the average, Duval County's cost of living ranks 99.5. Seniors' families may consider these factors when budgeting for memory care facility expenses.
  • Florida is a tax-friendly state for retirees. Seniors in Duval County won't see their social security income taxed, which may result in some monthly savings.
  • Duval County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Mayo Clinic's Memory Disorder Clinic, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Crime rates in Duval County are higher than the national average. On a scale where one represents a safe city and 100 represents a dangerous one, Duval County's violent crime rate is 55.1, and the property crime rate is 55. Seniors' families may want to look into security measures in place at the area's memory care facilities for added peace of mind.

    Paying for Memory Care in Duval County

    Memory Care costs in Duval County start around $5,084 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 Duval 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

    Nassau County

    $5,795

    US

    $5,694

    Glynn County

    $5,615

    Clay County

    $5,369

    Duval County

    $5,084

    Saint Johns County

    $5,033

    Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Duval 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 Duval County

    Duval 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 Duval County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Duval County

    Duval 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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    Joshua

    I visited this facility

    Review of Fountains at Mill Cove

    I took a tour of Fountains at Mill Cove. The staff there seem very friendly. The main parts of the facility seemed good. I was a little hesitant about shared living spaces, but I thought it was...

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    pk14

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

    Review of HarborChase of Jacksonville

    Room was pretty but not very clean. Care was inconsistent and personal items were lost and broken. We moved our loved one to a better place

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    Mark

    I visited this facility

    Review of The Windsor at Ortega

    We're trying to move my dad into The Windsor at Ortega. What impressed me most was the overall atmosphere of the place. It seemed to have a sort of a homey atmosphere in the memory care unit. And...

    Provider response

    Thank you, Mark for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that your father enjoys his apartment and the associates have been very helpful during this process. Thank...

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