11 Memory Care Facilities in Marion County, FL

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Marion County, FL

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Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle

Provides: Memory Care
1801 SE 24th Road, Ocala, FL 34471
"Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle is fine. Under the circumstances regarding the virus, they're handling things as they should be like not allowing anyone in. My mother enjoys the food and everything,..." More

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Brookdale Paddock Hills

Provides: Memory Care
1601 SE 24th Road, Ocala, FL 34471
"We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our..." More

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Brookdale Canopy Oaks

Provides: Memory Care
9070 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34481
"Brookdale Canopy Oaks is excellent. My mother's room is good sized. We've got a bed in there, two chairs, a dresser, a recliner, two end tables, a nightstand, and a refrigerator. I saw all of the..." More

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Brentwood at Fore Ranch

Provides: Memory Care
4511 SW 48th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474
"Welcome home to Brentwood at Fore Ranch! We are a two story, 96 unit community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory care. With frequent scheduled activities and outings,..." More

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Caring Star 2017

The Windsor of Ocala

Provides: Memory Care
2650 Southeast 18th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
"The Windsor is a licensed assisted living and memory care residence dedicated to providing quality services in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed..." More

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The Haven House at Ocala

Provides: Memory Care
12980 S.W. Highway 484, Dunnellon, FL 34432
"The Haven House at Ocala is excellent from top to bottom. The aroma was very fresh-scented and very clean-smelling. The receptionist was excellent and called for a person to give me a tour. That..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Marion Oaks Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
3590 SW 137th Loop, Ocala, FL 34473
"Marion Oaks is extremely clean. My father is upstairs on the second floor and we liked the layout, and there are two people on constantly for the 10 residents that are up there 24/7. He is always..." More

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Superior Residences at Cala Hills

Provides: Memory Care
2300 S.W. 21St Circle, Ocala, FL 34471
"Superior Residences at Cala Hills is an excellent institution and I had no problems with it at all. The few members of the staff I met were absolutely professional. The facilities were OK." More

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Harmony House at Ocala

Provides: Memory Care
5762 S.W. 60Th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474
"My Mother, Colleen, was for the last 6 months of her life. The staff could not have been more compassionate, dedicated and informative. The director, who kept my sister informed was not only..." More

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The Harbor House at Ocala

Provides: Memory Care
12080 S.W. Highway 484, Dunnellon, FL 34430
"Harbor House at Ocala offers spacious private and semi-private apartments for an inclusive monthly rate. Our professional team of care managers ensures excellent care and services. Harbor House’..." More

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Canterfield of Ocala

Provides: Memory Care
9589 SW. Highway 200, Ocala, FL 34481
"As Ocala’s newest, most elegant retirement living community, Canterfield of Ocala invites you to discover a truly exceptional way of life. From our ideal location on Highway 200 to our continuum of..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Marion County

    Marion County is in the center of the Florida panhandle, north of Orlando, with the city of Ocala as the county seat. It has a population of 354,353 residents. About 90,000 of those people are age 65 or older, and as many as 11,000 of them are estimated to be living with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia.

    To support those living in Marion County, there are nine specialized assisted living facilities, called Extended Congregate Care (ECC), in the cities of Ocala and Dunnellon. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses and regulates them.

    • Marion County's annual rainfall of 51 inches is more than the national average of 39 by 12 inches. It never receives snowfall, and the sun shines 233 days annually. Summer high temperatures top out at 93 degrees, and the winter lows are a pleasant 43. Marion County scored a 74 out of 100 in Sperling's Comfort Index, compared to the U.S. average of 54.
    • Florida does not have a state income tax, and seniors receive favorable treatment by the Department of Revenue. Families and elderly members may find extra money in the budget after bills are paid that can be spent on continued care, as needed.
    • The cost of living in Marion County is 108, which is only 8 points higher than the U.S. median. All categories are within a few points of the average, so families looking for an ECC in this area should not expect to pay extra for basic living expenses.
    • The violent crime rate here is higher than the U.S. average, and the property crime rate is a little less. Family members should feel comfortable knowing that the city is a safe environment for seniors, and the extra security measures implemented by the ECC regulations can increase the safety of all the patients at the facility.


    Paying for Memory Care in Marion County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Florida

    $4,974.00 US
    $4,741.00 Flagler County
    $4,459.00 Sumter County
    $4,442.00 Alachua County
    $4,386.00 Lake County
    $3,777.00 Marion County
    $3,525.00 Citrus County
    $3,516.00 Clay County

    Memory Care costs in Marion County start around $3,777 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion County

    Marion 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 Marion County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.

    Directory of Winners in the Marion County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Marion County

    Marion 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Marion County

    • Review of Paddock Ridge

      My husband moved into Paddock Ridge. I think it's great. They have different areas called neighborhoods, and each neighbor is kept busy. They have stuff going on all day. We walked in and they were... Read more

      Susan
    • Review of Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle

      Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle is fine. Under the circumstances regarding the virus, they're handling things as they should be like not allowing anyone in. My mother enjoys the food and everything, ... Read more

      Sharon
    • Review of Brookdale Canopy Oaks

      Brookdale Canopy Oaks is excellent. My mother's room is good sized. We've got a bed in there, two chairs, a dresser, a recliner, two end tables, a nightstand, and a refrigerator. I saw all of the r... Read more

      Faith
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