9 Memory Care Facilities near Lakeland, FL
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Lakeland area, with 6 in Lakeland and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Lakeland is $4,363 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Plant City with an average starting cost of $2,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 19 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lakeland. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lakeland 3.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Winter Haven with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Lakeland find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Lakeland, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Lakeland, FL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lakeland
Close to 24,000 seniors over the age of 65 live in Lakeland, Florida, some of whom have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. To accommodate these individuals, there are 11 memory care facilities located within the city limits and surrounding areas. In Florida, these facilities are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) that operate under a Limited Mental Health (LMH) license. To be considered a memory care facility, they must house at least three individuals who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
In Lakeland and throughout the state of Florida, seniors do not have to pay income tax on Social Security retirement benefits, pension income and income from an IRA or 401K due to the lack of state income tax. This allows seniors to hold on to more of their money.
- Lakeland is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Lakewood Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Lakeland is 91.9, which is lower than the state average of 111. Seniors who want to retire in the sunny state may find Lakeland an affordable option. The cost of living in the city is also lower than the national average of 100.
- Crime is ranked on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). In Lakeland, violent crime is 40.6, which is higher than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 64.6, which is also significantly higher than the national average of 38.1. This makes Lakeland an unsafe area for seniors who enjoy being outdoors or who enjoy frequent outings.
- Like most cities in Florida, Lakeland has hot and humid summers and short, mild winters. The average July high is around 92 degrees and the average January low is around 49. The city rarely gets any snow, which is ideal for seniors trying to escape the cold temperatures in the northern states.
Paying for Memory Care in Lakeland
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lakeland start around $4,030 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lakeland 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 Lakeland
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 Lakeland
Lakeland 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 Lakeland, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lakeland
Lakeland-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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lakeland
Review of Savannah Cottage of Lakeland
My cousin is at Savannah Cottage of Lakeland. It seems to be fine but it's a little lacking in communication. Like when I call, sometimes, nobody answers the phone, and whenever I do get someone th... Read more
Review of Grace Manor at Lake Morton
Things are presented very differently than what happens after your parent moves in. They do not have enough staff on the floor to adequately care for the needs of the residents.They take lots of pi... Read more
Review of Grand Villa of Lakeland
My father moved into Grand Villa of Lakeland. The staff is excellent, they're all friendly, helpful, and my dad loves it there. His room is great. Sometimes he likes the food, and sometimes he does... Read more