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

The average cost of memory care in Hillsborough County is $4,690 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, boasts a population exceeding 1.4 million, and more than 14 percent of those residents are seniors. In Florida, 540,000 seniors are living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association, and some of these seniors may reside in Hillsborough County. For these seniors, living in one of the area's 24 memory care facilities may provide access to the services they require.

Memory care facilities are a type of assisted living facility in Hillsborough County. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs oversees these facilities and requires memory care facilities to obtain a limited mental health license to operate. Additionally, in Florida the staff at assisted living facilities also must undergo additional training through the University of South Florida's Training Academy on Aging.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Cost of living in Hillsborough County is higher than the national average. On a scale where 100 represents the national average, Hillsborough County's cost of living is 108.7. Housing and transportation costs are especially higher than average. Healthcare costs are below average, however, at 96. Seniors' families may want to assess cost of living as they budget for memory care facility expenses.
  • Hillsborough County seniors may enjoy some tax savings. Florida doesn't have a state income tax, which means that social security income isn't taxed, either.
  • Hillsborough County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as USF Health's Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Hillsborough County's location on Florida's Gulf coast makes the climate moderate throughout the year, which is ideal for seniors and their families hoping to escape the cold. Winter lows drop to just 49 degrees, on average, with no snow. Summers are hot and humid, with high temperatures above 90 degrees. The area sees more rain than average but more sunny days than average as well.

    Paying for Memory Care in Hillsborough County

    Memory Care costs in Hillsborough County start around $4,725 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Hillsborough 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

    US

    $5,743

    Sumter County

    $5,520

    Manatee County

    $5,259

    Polk County

    $5,201

    Pinellas County

    $5,062

    Hillsborough County

    $4,725

    Pasco County

    $4,710

    Hernando County

    $3,898

    Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough County

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

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Hillsborough County

    Hillsborough 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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    Karen

    I visited this facility

    Review of The Canopy at Walden Woods

    I toured The Canopy at Walden Woods. The place is beautiful. It's got a grand entrance. The rooms were small. There was no room for a couch or anything, just a bed and maybe a recliner tightly...

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    Shirley

    I visited this facility

    Review of The Canopy at Walden Woods

    The Canopy at Walden Woods was a nice community. I just can't afford it. I toured the memory care and it was very well kept. The staff that toured me was a little pushy. She was a salesperson, but...

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    Carol

    I visited this facility

    Review of Twin Creeks

    I toured Twin Creeks. The thing I liked best about it was the location, and the thing I liked least was they didn't have a bed for my husband. The staff were all friendly and they all greeted us as...

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