5 Memory Care Facilities in Gainesville, FL
The average cost of memory care in Gainesville is $4,633 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include High Springs with an average starting cost of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Gainesville. On average, consumers rate memory care in Gainesville 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include High Springs with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Gainesville
Although just 9 percent of the population in Gainesville, Florida, is aged 65 or older, the city is home to five memory care facilities, with another one nearby to serve seniors with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. In Florida, these facilities are termed assisted living facilities, or ALFs, and are subject to regulation and licensing by the state's Department of Elder Affairs. Staff at facilities that provide care to patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders require special training. The University of South Florida's Training Academy on Aging oversees this training to ensure all memory care facilities throughout Florida are well-equipped to care for seniors with memory disorders.
- Thanks to its location in north-central Florida, Gainesville enjoys moderate year-round temperatures, which can be appealing for seniors hoping to flee the cold and snow. Gainesville enjoys an average of 205 sunny days a year, higher than the U.S. average. Summers are hot, and while temperatures cool in the winter, lows rarely fall below 40 degrees.
- At 95.6, Gainesville's cost of living is lower than the U.S. average of 100. Transportation, housing and grocery costs are even lower. Similarly, memory care facility expenses are lower than average in Gainesville, which can save seniors some money.
- Florida does not have a state income tax, which includes social security income. As a result, seniors have some extra money every month to put toward memory care facility living expenses.
- Gainesville is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. In addition, UF's Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine operates the Memory and Cognitive Disorders Clinic for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders.
Paying for Memory Care in Gainesville
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Gainesville start around $4,633 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,932 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Gainesville 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 Gainesville
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 Gainesville
Gainesville 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 Gainesville, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gainesville
Gainesville-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 Gainesville, FL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Gainesville
Review of Brookdale Gainesville Southwest
My brother-in-law has moved into Brookdale Gainesville Southwest. The staff members are very nice and caring. My brother-in-law's room is very nice. It is just a room with a closet, but he has his ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Gainesville Southwest
My mother is in Brookdale Gainesville Southwest, and so far it's been okay. She has a nice room. The medicine is all taken care of, and that's part of the service for the memory care. They have a b... Read more
Review of Hunters Crossing Place
The problem with Hunters Crossing Place was money. They don't take Medicaid funding, but it's very nice and a little more upscale than others. They have a full schedule of activities. I was there a... Read more