3 Memory Care Facilities in Lecanto, FL
The average cost of memory care in Lecanto is $3,752 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Dunnellon with an average starting cost of $2,200.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lecanto. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lecanto 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Dunnellon with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Lecanto, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lecanto
As many as 540,000 people age 65 and over in Florida have Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, and some of them live in Lecanto. Out of Lecanto’s estimated 6,099 residents, approximately 23.5 percent are in the 65 and over age group. For those who need memory care, there are two facilities in Lecanto.
Assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Lecanto and the rest of Florida are licensed by the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation; there are standard licenses and specialty licenses for different levels of care. Facilities that provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care must meet special requirements related to disclosure, staffing and staff training.
- The cost of living in Lecanto is 97.9, making it one of the more affordable Florida cities for seniors in memory care. The state has an average living cost of 111, while the U.S. average is 100. The lower living cost may mean facility costs, transportation and healthcare are priced lower in Lecanto than in more expensive Florida cities, such as Miami.
Property crime in Lecanto is rated 34.6, lower than the U.S. average of 38.1. Although the violent crime rate in Lecanto is slightly higher at 36.3 as opposed to the national average of 31.1, memory care facilities have strict security requirements to ensure resident safety.
- Lecanto has a comfortable climate that ranks 72 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index, so memory care residents may be able to spend plenty of time outdoors. There are an estimated 247 sunny days in Lecanto, which is more than the national average of 205. Winters are mild, with January lows around 46 degrees.
- Air quality in Lecanto ranks 70 out of 100, based on data from the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment. The U.S. average is 58, meaning Lecanto has a better air quality than many other cities. This may make the city a good choice for seniors with respiratory conditions or those who are sensitive to pollution.
Paying for Memory Care in Lecanto
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lecanto start around $3,752 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lecanto 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 Lecanto
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 Lecanto
Lecanto 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 Lecanto, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Directory of Winners in the Lecanto Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lecanto
Lecanto-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.
Other Options in Lecanto, FL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lecanto
Review of Rosecastle of Citrus
My friend is in Rosecastle of Citrus, and they're taking good care of her. The memory care section is small, but it's a great place for memory care. The food is good, and it's a very clean facility... Read more
Review of Brookdale Citrus
We spoke with one of the representatives at Brookdale Citrus, and she gave us a lot of information. The place was very nice. I don't have anything negative to say. Everything was very positive. Eve... Read more
Review of Superior Residences of Lecanto
My mom literally stopped walking, talking, or doing anything when she lived at Superior Residences At Lecanto. She had a smaller room and she stopped living. They didn't even bother to do activitie... Read more