The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Manatee County, FL for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Manatee County is $4,571 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Hillsborough County with an average starting cost of $4,530.
To help you with your search, browse the 69 reviews below for memory care facilities in Manatee County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Manatee County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Sarasota County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 27 families in Manatee County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Manatee County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Manatee County, FL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Manatee County
Manatee County is located south of Tampa and has a population of 385,571, and 26.8 percent of these people, or about 95,000, are age 65 or older. Many of those seniors may be suffering from Alzheimer's disease and may need memory care, either now or in the future.
It's estimated that nearly 10,000 seniors in Manatee County are living with dementia, and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is licensing, regulating and governing extended congregate care facilities (ECCs) to house and treat those with cognitive impairments. Manatee County has 14 ECCs in Bradenton and 2 in Lakewood Ranch.
- Manatee County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Manatee Memorial Hospital and Bradenton Community Based Outpatient Clinic, in the event of a medical emergency or illness.
- The violent crime rate is 45 compared to the U.S. average of 31.1. This is based on a 100 point scale with 1 being the safest. The U.S. average for property crime is 38.1, while Manatee County's is 51.8. Families might want to look into what types of security measures an ECC has in place.
- It doesn't snow in Manatee County, but it does rain 55 inches per year, which is considerably higher than the U.S. national average of 39 inches. The national average of 205 sunny days annually is lower than Manatee County's average of 244. Seniors' health could benefit from the balmy weather. Winter lows only fall to 49 degrees, and summer highs stay below 92. Manatee County received an 83 out of 100 in Sperling's Comfort Index.
- Cost of living ratings are based on a U.S. median of 100 across all categories. Manatee County's overall cost of living is 112.6, with a housing expense of 135 that really has a pronounced effect on COL average. Healthcare is 10 percent lower, so these expenses may not rise too much too fast.
Paying for Memory Care in Manatee County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Manatee County start around $4,510 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Manatee County 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 Manatee County
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 Manatee County
Manatee County 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 Manatee County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Directory of Winners in the Manatee County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Manatee County
Manatee County-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 Manatee County
Review of Poet's Walk Sarasota
My mom is in Poet's Walk Sarasota. They have a lot of activities. They try to keep my mom engaged. She doesn't have to participate if she doesn't want to. The food is excellent. It is homemade food... Read more
Review of Select Group Home
My parent was in the Select Group Homes. It's a very small facility, they barely have nine or ten patients. If someone is looking for a small family atmosphere, that's a good fit for them. They coo... Read more
Review of Inspired Living at Hidden Lakes
I've visited Inspired Living at Hidden Lakes, and I was extremely impressed with them. It's very, very high-scale when it comes to the staff and everything. The only reason I gave up on it is that ... Read more