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.

Memory Care Facilities in Largo, FL

2013, 2015, 2022

Grand Villa of Largo

750 Starkey Road, Largo, FL, 33771

Grand Villa of Largo is nestled in Largo, Florida, near Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, restaurants and shopping centers. Visitors are impressed by the spacious and clean apartment-style accommoda … (read more)
Grand Villa of Largo is nestled in Largo, Florida, near Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, restaurants and shopping centers. Visitors are impressed by the spacious and clean apartment-style accommoda … (read more)

2015

Elison Senior Living Community of Pinecrest

1150 8th Ave SW, Largo, FL, 33770

I have moved my husband to Elison Senior Living Community of Pinecrest. It was well-maintained, it’s very cheerful, it’s just small with a second floor. It’s like a little square so people feel like t … (read more)
I have moved my husband to Elison Senior Living Community of Pinecrest. It was well-maintained, it’s very cheerful, it’s just small with a second floor. It’s like a little square so people feel like t … (read more)

2014, 2016, 2017, 2019

Cabot Cove of Largo

455 Belcher Road South, Largo, FL, 33771

Cabot Cove of Largo is located in the Fairway Village neighborhood of Largo, Florida, about four miles east of the city’s center. Residents and their loved ones rave about the inclusive demeanor of th … (read more)
Cabot Cove of Largo is located in the Fairway Village neighborhood of Largo, Florida, about four miles east of the city’s center. Residents and their loved ones rave about the inclusive demeanor of th … (read more)

2013

Arden Courts of Largo

300 Highland Avenue, Largo, FL, 33770

My father has been at Arden Courts of Largo for three years. I’ve been very happy with the facility and staff! Prior to Arden Courts of Largo, my father spent two weeks at another facility that also … (read more)
My father has been at Arden Courts of Largo for three years. I’ve been very happy with the facility and staff! Prior to Arden Courts of Largo, my father spent two weeks at another facility that also … (read more)

Lake House

1071 Lake Avenue NE, Largo, FL, 33771

Lake House was very nice. They’re on the lake and they even have this outdoor area that’s screened in with furniture where mom could sit and look out at the lake and watch the turtles, squirrels, and … (read more)
Lake House was very nice. They’re on the lake and they even have this outdoor area that’s screened in with furniture where mom could sit and look out at the lake and watch the turtles, squirrels, and … (read more)

Seasons Largo

4175 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL, 33764

Seasons Largo is an assisted living and memory care facility offering studio and one-bedroom apartments, including companion suites, to retired seniors and their small pets south of Largo, Florida, le … (read more)
Seasons Largo is an assisted living and memory care facility offering studio and one-bedroom apartments, including companion suites, to retired seniors and their small pets south of Largo, Florida, le … (read more)

Sodalis Largo

333 16th Ave SE, Largo, FL, 33771

We have a pleasant experience with Sodalis Largo. Everybody is friendly and helpful. My brother’s room is nice. He is in the memory care, and the staff is helpful.
We have a pleasant experience with Sodalis Largo. Everybody is friendly and helpful. My brother’s room is nice. He is in the memory care, and the staff is helpful.

Regal Palms

300 Lake Ave NE, Largo, FL, 33771

The Palms of Largo is an assisted living and continuing care community offering private and semi-private housing options to retired seniors in Largo, Florida, near the Highland Recreation Complex. Vis … (read more)
The Palms of Largo is an assisted living and continuing care community offering private and semi-private housing options to retired seniors in Largo, Florida, near the Highland Recreation Complex. Vis … (read more)


Cypress Palms

400 Lake Avenue NE, Largo, FL, 33771


2016

Grand Villa of Pinellas Park

8980 49th Street North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

Grand Villa of Pinellas Park is located roughly halfway between the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater in western Tampa Bay. Residents describe the property as spacious but welcoming, with a know … (read more)
Grand Villa of Pinellas Park is located roughly halfway between the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater in western Tampa Bay. Residents describe the property as spacious but welcoming, with a know … (read more)

Grand Villa of Clearwater

2750 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL, 33759

Minutes from Old Tampa Bay and surrounded by more than half a dozen parks, Brookdale Clearwater is an assisted living and memory care facility in Clearwater, Florida. Their clean rooms, great food and … (read more)
Minutes from Old Tampa Bay and surrounded by more than half a dozen parks, Brookdale Clearwater is an assisted living and memory care facility in Clearwater, Florida. Their clean rooms, great food and … (read more)

Bayside Terrace

9381 US Highway 19, Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

Just 20 minutes from Tampa Bay, Bayside Terrace is a community in Pinellas Park, Florida, that offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with the option of companion suites. Visitors say the facility i … (read more)
Just 20 minutes from Tampa Bay, Bayside Terrace is a community in Pinellas Park, Florida, that offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with the option of companion suites. Visitors say the facility i … (read more)

Pacifica Senior Living Belleair

620 Belleair Rd., Clearwater, FL, 33756

Minutes from the Belleair Country Club and surrounded by trees and residential areas, Pacifica Senior Living Belleair is an assisted living and memory care facility in Clearwater, Florida. Visitors an … (read more)
Minutes from the Belleair Country Club and surrounded by trees and residential areas, Pacifica Senior Living Belleair is an assisted living and memory care facility in Clearwater, Florida. Visitors an … (read more)

2020, 2022

Grand Villa of Dunedin

880 Patricia Avenue, Dunedin, FL, 34698

Grand Villa of Dunedin is situated in the heart of Dunedin, Florida, just off Patricia Avenue and Main Street. It’s minutes from the Coastal Shopping Center, Dunedin History Museum and Mease Dunedin H … (read more)
Grand Villa of Dunedin is situated in the heart of Dunedin, Florida, just off Patricia Avenue and Main Street. It’s minutes from the Coastal Shopping Center, Dunedin History Museum and Mease Dunedin H … (read more)

Aravilla Clearwater

3055 Union St., Clearwater, FL, 33759

In a pinch we had to move my mom from an assisted living to a full-time memory care facility. Luckily after requesting personal reccomendations on social media, I was directed to Aravilla. The executi … (read more)
In a pinch we had to move my mom from an assisted living to a full-time memory care facility. Luckily after requesting personal reccomendations on social media, I was directed to Aravilla. The executi … (read more)

The Pointe

9797 Bay Pines Blvd, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33708

We chose The Pointe for my mother, and she moved in last Tuesday. It’s a beautiful place; I just hate not being able to go see her ’cause she’s on quarantine for 14 days. I’ve delivered things to her, … (read more)
We chose The Pointe for my mother, and she moved in last Tuesday. It’s a beautiful place; I just hate not being able to go see her ’cause she’s on quarantine for 14 days. I’ve delivered things to her, … (read more)

Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge

7179 40th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33709

We’re going to be moving my wife to Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge on Wednesday. It’s a very nice place. They said that they will be working with dementia. I thought that they really are doing something … (read more)
We’re going to be moving my wife to Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge on Wednesday. It’s a very nice place. They said that they will be working with dementia. I thought that they really are doing something … (read more)

2016

Seasons Belleair

1145 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Clearwater, FL, 33756

If you are looking for a relative or friend for memory care, look no further. I had to find a place for my mom with memory care. I went many places. I was not happy with any of them. I went on tour … (read more)
If you are looking for a relative or friend for memory care, look no further. I had to find a place for my mom with memory care. I went many places. I was not happy with any of them. I went on tour … (read more)

The Preserve at Clearwater

2010 Greenbriar Blvd., Clearwater, FL, 33763

Located near the beaches, The Preserve at Clearwater is situated on lush acreage surrounded by a Pinellas County nature preserve. The facility offers several apartment options for assisted living and … (read more)
Located near the beaches, The Preserve at Clearwater is situated on lush acreage surrounded by a Pinellas County nature preserve. The facility offers several apartment options for assisted living and … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Largo

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Florida. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Largo

The Bureau of Health Facility Regulation, a department within the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, is responsible for regulating, monitoring and licensing memory care communities within the state. It grants licenses to applicants who satisfy all the requirements relating to health and safety, staff training, insurance and fire safety. The Bureau also certifies facilities that accept Medicaid and Medicare. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Largo

  • Largo’s residents have easy access to 3 hospitals in the city, in addition to the many more medical facilities in the Tampa Bay Area. Largo Medical Center is a 455-bed teaching hospital specializing in many areas of medicine, including heart disease, knee replacement, stroke care and transplants. Bardmoor Emergency Center has an excellent reputation for providing immediate care, with those who need overnight stays referred to Morton Plant Hospital in nearby Clearwater. Largo can also boast of having many more Medicare-registered physicians than normal for the country.
  • Largo’s health cost index of 101.4 is above the state and national averages, although not by a significant number. When comparing the overall cost of living in the city, the index is 96, which is notably below the state and national indices of 102.8 and 100, respectively. This suggests that for many in Florida, Largo is a more affordable place to live. 
  • With temperatures averaging a pleasantly cool 53 degrees in January and a comfortably warm 93 degrees in July, Largo earns its reputation for having a senior-friendly climate. The city also gets an additional 41 sunny days compared to the U.S. average of 205 and no snow. Rainfall is higher than normal, at 51 inches annually, which can cause humid heat, but it also freshens the environment and contributes to the city’s above-average air quality.
  • Crime rates in Largo are generally similar to the state and national averages. The chances of being a victim of a violent crime are 1 in 248 compared to Florida’s average of 1 in 258. For property crime, the figures are 1 in 46 for Largo and 1 in 56 for the state. Seniors and families concerned about the crime rates may want to know that memory care communities typically include comprehensive security systems as standard.
  • Neighborly is a nonprofit organization located in Clearwater that provides a transportation service for adults aged 60+ attending medical appointments within a 10-mile radius of their homes. It’s a door-to-door service and all vehicles are suitable for wheelchair users.

Paying for Memory Care in Largo

Largo’s memory care facility fees are usually between 20-30% more than the assisted living communities they’re within. This is due to several factors, including greater staff-to-resident ratios. The following figures come from using assisted living costs published in the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey and adding 25%. Consequently, Largo’s median fees are below the state average of $5,000 by $812 per month, rising to $1,437 when compared to the nation’s.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

With the exception of Lakeland, where costs average $4,125, Largo is the most affordable city for memory care within a 2-hour journey of its limits. Orlando’s costs are the same as the state average and seniors in North Port pay approximately $5,181 per month.

$4188

Largo

$5000

Florida

$5625

The United States

$4125

Lakeland

$5181

North Port

$5000

Orlando

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day centers offer the most affordable type of senior care in Largo at $2,123, followed by assisted living at $3,350. Homemaker service companies typically charge $4,767, while a home health aide will likely add another $95 per month to the fee. Nursing homes are the most expensive option, with fees averaging $8,927 for semiprivate rooms and $9,885 for private ones.

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4862

Home Health Aide

$2123

Adult Day Health Care

$3350

Assisted Living Facility

$8927

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9885

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Largo was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tampa, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Largo

In Largo, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Florida page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care - Florida

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 Largo

Seniors residing in Largo’s memory care facilities can benefit from many of the resources provided by nonprofits operating in the city. This list also includes organizations that support the families of those affected by dementia. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(727) 578-2558

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association supports adults during every stage of cognitive decline and the family members dealing with the emotional and financial fallout. It manages several face-to-face and virtual support groups for seniors with Alzheimer's and other groups for those who care for them. The chapter also educates seniors about their condition and helps them plan for living with Alzheimer's.

(800) 963-5337

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. assists seniors in Largo diagnosed with dementia. Being the Aging and Disability Resource Center for Largo enables it to combine support from two or more agencies to develop long-term care plans for seniors facing cognitive decline. Its scope can include helping to find the best memory care facility for the senior's budget and getting advice from legal experts on dealing with an estate. The agency can also provide respite care while families await their loved one's placement in a memory care community.

(888) 831-0404

The Florida Long-Term Ombudsman Program can assist seniors in memory care communities whose facilities aren't fulfilling their obligations to their residents. Anyone can anonymously register their concern about care to the ombudsman, including third parties. An ombudsman will investigate the complaint and pursue a resolution with the facility through negotiation.

(813) 974-4904

The Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute in Tampa regularly invites seniors with memory loss to participate in clinical trials, which can range from as little as 24 weeks to over 4 years. Trials do vary, with some involving observation of the participant while they undertake various tasks that challenge their cognitive abilities and others that may include the use of devices or ingestion of oral treatments designed to mitigate the effects of memory loss.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Largo

Largo Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Florida