1 Memory Care Facility in Live Oak, FL
The average cost of memory care in Live Oak is $8,990 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,750. Cheaper nearby regions include Mayo with an average starting cost of $2,500.
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 Live Oak, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Live Oak
Live Oak's seven percent senior population might be drawn to the city because of Florida's retirement tax-friendliness, which can make a difference for those searching for memory care solutions on a tighter budget. Since one in 40 people of all ages has Alzheimer’s disease in Florida, memory care facilities, known as Assisted Living Facilities, or ALFs, are located throughout the state to assist those with Alzheimer's or various forms of dementia. There is only one memory care facility in Live Oak but over three dozen in the surrounding area.
- Compared to the national average cost of living which is scored at a flat 100, Live Oak's cost of living is given a score of 86. This is considerably cheaper than the average cost of living throughout Florida, which is given a score of 111. Those seeking memory care in the state of Florida may want to contemplate Live Oak for its relative affordability.
- Based on the National Air Toxics Assessment (an evaluation of the number of air pollutants by the EPA), Live Oak's air quality is deemed nearly equivalent to the average air quality throughout the nation.
- People in Live Oak have a one in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime. In other words, there are approximately 25 crimes per 1,000 residents. When examining the area for memory care, seniors or relatives of those with some form of dementia might wish to consider that Live Oak's crime rates are 61 percent higher than all other Florida communities.
- The Live Oak area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Live Oak
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Florida
Memory Care costs in Live Oak start around $8,990 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,852 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Live Oak 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 Live Oak
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 Live Oak
Live Oak 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 Live Oak, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Directory of Winners in the Live Oak Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Live Oak
Live Oak-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.