1 Memory Care Facility in Mayo, FL

1 Memory Care Facility in Mayo, FL

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Homewood Lodge

Provides: Memory Care
430 SE Mills Street, Mayo, FL 32066
"Toured for an aunt the facility was lovely and the staff seemed very professional and welcoming." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Mayo

    Located in Lafayette County at the top of the Florida panhandle, Mayo is a small town with a population of 1,237, including 213 seniors aged 65 and older. In the county, it's estimated that some 160 people in that demographic are living with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.

    Eventually, many of these people may need full-time care from an assisted living facility that is qualified to admit patients with memory impairments. In Florida, these residential treatment centers must receive an Extended Congregate Care (ECC) license from the Agency for Health Care Administration. This organization is responsible for regulating healthcare facilities and providers. Mayo currently has one ECC facility, and five others are located in nearby Gainesville.

    • The violent crime rate in Mayo is substantially higher than the U.S. average, as is the rate of property crimes. However, ECCs provide an extra layer of security with self-locking doors, surveillance cameras and 24-hour guards. For peace of mind, you may wish to verify what safety measures are in place at each ECC you're considering.
    • Mayo's weather is pleasantly predictable for northern Florida. While snow doesn't fall here, the town receives 53 inches of rain and 235 days of sunshine. Additionally, high temperatures peak around 92, and lows average around 40. If your loved one is bothered by heat and humidity, you may want to check the facility's resident safety plan or consider another geographic area.
    • The local cost of living is less than the national average at 81.1 versus 100. Housing is far cheaper in Mayo than most of Florida, but healthcare is about even with state and national norms. For most seniors, healthcare costs won't be unexpectedly high or low, which may benefit fixed-income retirees. 
    • Many seniors gravitate to Florida due to its lack of a personal income tax. Additionally, the maximum sales tax is competitive at 7.5 percent. These policies may allow families to set aside more funds for medical care or personal assistance.

    Paying for Memory Care in Mayo

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Florida

    $8,990.00 Live Oak
    $6,212.00 Gainesville
    $5,361.00 US
    $4,601.00 Tallahassee
    $3,418.00 Mayo
    $3,225.00 High Springs
    $2,950.00 Valdosta

    Memory Care costs in Mayo start around $3,418 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,361 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mayo 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 Mayo

    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 Mayo

    Mayo 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 Mayo, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.

    Directory of Winners in the Mayo Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mayo

    Mayo-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 Mayo, FL

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Mayo

    • Review of Homewood Lodge

      Toured for an aunt the facility was lovely and the staff seemed very professional and welcoming. Read more

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