Largo is one of the largest cities in Pinellas County, occupying the space between the Gulf Coast and Old Tampa Bay. More than a quarter of its 82,000-plus residents are 65 years old or more, the age group most at risk of developing a memory loss condition. The most prevalent form is Alzheimer’s, which currently affects 6 million Americans, and is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country. Fortunately, Florida has one of the lowest death rates from Alzheimer’s and the latest figures released by the CDC shows the rate in Largo fell by 8.35% between 2014 and 2018.
Largo’s memory care facilities are structured to be safe and supportive environments for seniors with cognitive impairments. They are staffed round-the-clock by people specially trained to assist vulnerable residents and therapists skilled in the latest techniques to slow down the onset of dementia. The facilities also provide standard residential care services, such as housekeeping staff to keep rooms clean and chefs to freshly prepare nutritious meals. This guide reviews the advantages and disadvantages of living in Largo. It also reveals memory care costs in the area, compares the fees for other types of care and lists some senior-friendly resources.