The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Highlands County, FL for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Highlands County, FL

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Balmoral Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
93 Balmoral Dr, Lake Placid, FL 33852
"My wife stayed at Balmoral Assisted Living, and it was OK. I didn't have any problems, but she didn't stay there that long. I wanted to go to a reunion, so I checked her in there because it was..." More

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Family Extended Care of Sebring

Provides: Memory Care
5005 Sun N Lake Blvd, Sebring, FL 33872
"I am very impressed with Family Extended Care of Sebring. The memory care is very clean and very well kept. They have a very superb staff and my aunt likes it there. Her room is very nice...." More

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Florida Access Care

Provides: Memory Care
4805 Vilabella Dr., Sebring, FL 33872
"Why Choose Us At Florida Access Care, our mission is to provide quality, intimate care in a safe home-like environment. Our licensed caregivers go above and beyond to not only care for our..." More

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Southern Lifestyle Senior Living Center

Provides: Memory Care
1297 US 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852
"Southern Lifestyle Assisted living, living is what we are about. We offer a place for homestyle living where our residents are treated like family and their family members are always welcome. Our..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Highlands County

    Highlands County sits in the center of the Florida panhandle, northeast of Ft. Myers, with a population of 102,884, 34.8 percent of whom are age 65 or older. Among that group, an estimated 13 percent, or 4,500 people, are living with Alzheimer's disease and would benefit from care in an assisted living home that specializes in treating patients with dementia.

    To become Extended Congregate Care Facilities (ECCs), assisted living facilities must be licensed by the governing body, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which establishes the regulations and inspects the EECs. Highlands County has two of these ECCs in the town of Lake Placid.

    • Seniors and family members on a fixed income may discover that their budgets stretch farther in Highlands County because the state has no income tax. That excess money can be spent on healthcare costs in an ECC.
    • Based on a U.S. median of 100 across all categories, cost of living ratings in Highlands County's is 89.3. Housing is very low at 68, and healthcare rates are only 9 points above the median. The savings on housing and taxes can make a considerable difference when budgeting for an ECC.
    • Snow never falls in Highlands County, but it does receive 50 inches of rain per year, which is 11 points more than an average U.S. city at 39. The national average of 205 sunny days annually is almost 50 lower than Highlands County's average of 253. Seniors' health may benefit from the balmy weather. Winter lows only fall to 48 degrees, and summer highs reach 92. Highlands County received a 75 out of 100 in Sperling's Comfort Index.
    • Highlands County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Highlands Regional Medical Center and Advent Health Sebring, in the event of a medical emergency or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Highlands County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Florida

    $5,910.00 Martin County
    $5,539.00 US
    $5,042.00 Indian River County
    $4,556.00 Charlotte County
    $4,412.00 Polk County
    $4,306.00 Highlands County
    $4,111.00 Osceola County
    $3,875.00 Saint Lucie County

    Memory Care costs in Highlands County start around $4,306 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,539 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Highlands 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.

    Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Highlands 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 Highlands County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Highlands County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Highlands County

    Highlands 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Highlands County

    • Review of Family Extended Care of Sebring

      I am very impressed with Family Extended Care of Sebring. The memory care is very clean and very well kept. They have a very superb staff and my aunt likes it there. Her room is very nice. Maintena... Read more

      Lawrence
    • Review of Family Extended Care of Sebring

      Family Extended Care of Sebring is clean and has a lot of activities to keep the residents going. It's comforting to know that my husband is there. They have a Facebook page, so I can actually see ... Read more

      Elyce
    • Review of Family Extended Care of Sebring

      My dad is going to move into Family Extended Care of Sebring. When we arrived there, it had been remodeled. Everything was new and fresh. They had baked cookies and bagged them for their patients t... Read more

      Gail
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