3 Memory Care Facilities in Martin County, FL
The average cost of memory care in Martin County is $4,277 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,650. Cheaper nearby regions include Saint Lucie County with an average starting cost of $4,186.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Martin County
Martin County is south of Vero Beach on the Atlantic side of the Florida Panhandle. The population of the county is 159,923, and around 50,000 residents are 65 or older with an estimated 5,000 seniors living with dementia. The Alzheimer's Association is projecting that the number of Florida residents with some form of cognitive impairment will leap from 540,000 to 720,000 by 2025.
Extended congregate care (ECC) facilities that specifically treat Alzheimer's patients are licensed by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, and the staff receives special training. Two ECCs are in Stuart, and one is in Jensen Beach.
- Based on a scale with one being the safest area and 100 being least safe, Martin County's violent crime rate is 35.6, four points higher than the U.S. average of 31.1. The national average for property crime is 38.1, while Martin County's is two points lower at 36.6. Even with such a safe location, families might want to ask about security measures that an ECC has taken to protect the residents.
- Florida citizens do not pay state income tax, so retirement pensions and Social Security payments are tax-free. This cash surplus can be used for healthcare expenses at an ECC.
- With 100 as the overall national median expense, the cost of living rating for Martin County is 114.3, with housing being the highest at 142, and healthcare a few points above median at 103. This is definitely something for families to consider before moving to Martin County.
- Martin County receives 59 inches of rainfall per year, which is 20 inches more than the U.S. average of 39. Martin County has 238 sunny days per year, and the national average is 205. Seniors with painful joints or respiratory disease may benefit from the mild climate, where winter lows only drop to 55 degrees, and summer highs top out at 90. Martin County receives an 84 out of 100 in Sperling's Comfort Index.
Paying for Memory Care in Martin County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Martin County start around $4,277 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Martin 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 Martin 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 Martin County
Martin 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 an assisted living 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 Martin County, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Memory Care Facilities in Martin County
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Martin County
Martin County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.