The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Melbourne, FL for 2023
Also serving communities of Satellite Beach.
There are 17 Memory Care Facilities in the Melbourne area, with 10 in Melbourne and 7 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Melbourne is $5,473 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include West Melbourne with an average starting cost of $4,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 36 reviews below for memory care facilities in Melbourne. On average, consumers rate memory care in Melbourne 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include West Melbourne with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Melbourne, FL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Melbourne
According to the Alzheimer's Association, the state of Florida has the second highest rate of Alzheimer's in the country, with roughly 1 in 40 people living with the disease. Melbourne, a Florida city with a sizable senior community that accounts for nearly a quarter of the 82,000-person population, offers an array of resources to support and educate families and seniors with dementia.
In addition to local resources, including The Alzheimer's Association, Central and North Florida Chapter, the city has six memory care facilities. Families who are looking for more options will find an additional five facilities outside the city limits. In Melbourne, memory care facilities may occupy their own facility, or they may be located within an assisted living facility that has a specialized care staff, staff training and activities specifically for residents with dementia. Both types of facilities are licensed through the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation.
- The cost of living in Melbourne is about 3 percent lower than the national average and 14 percent below the statewide average, which may make the city an appealing option for seniors with a limited budget.
- Melbourne experiences warm temperatures year-round, making it a good option for seniors who enjoy being outdoors. The July high is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the January lows are in the low-50s. The region receives 49 inches of rain annually, compared to the national average of 39 inches of rain, but most years see no snow.
- The crime rate in Melbourne is significantly higher than the regional, state and national averages. On a scale of one to 100, with 100 representing high crime, the violent crime rate in this city is 75.1 and the property crime rate is 57.8. This is compared to the respective state averages of 49.2 and 47.1 and the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. Families who are researching memory care facilities in Melbourne may review each facility's security measures to keep residents safe.
- The air quality in Brevard County, which is the county that Melbourne is in, is exceptional. The American Lung Association gave the region an A for both ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution, as well as a passing grade for annual particle pollution. The clean air may be beneficial for seniors who have cardiovascular disease or respiratory illnesses.
Paying for Memory Care in Melbourne
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Melbourne start around $5,473 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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne
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 Melbourne
Melbourne 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 Melbourne, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Melbourne
Melbourne-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 Melbourne, FL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Melbourne
Review of Brookdale Melbourne
I liked Brookdale Melbourne memory care a lot. They have a safe feeling community. The caregivers all seemed like they cared about their residents. Nobody from the staff looked tired or worn out. T... Read more
Review of Discovery Village at Melbourne
This WAS a great place for my grandpa for years. The staff was excellent and so good to him. He passed from Covid 3 days ago. From what I understand the virus is all over the entire facility. It’s ... Read more
Review of Market Street Memory Care Residence
I toured Market Street Viera. The place was newly built. It's only about a mile from where I live. They seemed to have graduated programs to take advantage of the capabilities or disability level o... Read more