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  • Memory Care Facilities in Melbourne, Florida
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Melbourne
  • Paying for Memory Care in Melbourne
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Melbourne
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Melbourne
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Melbourne

What to Consider About Memory Care in Melbourne

In Melbourne, memory care facilities may be freestanding or housed within assisted living communities, and they follow the Florida Agency for HealthCare Administration’s regulations for assisted living facilities. To obtain licensure, facilities must disclose the memory care services they provide, and they must follow state-mandated guidelines for building security, staffing ratios and caregiver training.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Melbourne

 

 

  • Melbourne has long, hot summers and short, mild winters and may be an attractive retirement destination for seniors sensitive to cold temperatures. The hottest temperatures typically come between the end of May and the end of September when daytime highs average 89 degrees Fahrenheit. During the cold season, which spans early December to early March, daytime temperatures average in the low 70s Fahrenheit.

 

  • The American Lung Association reports exceptional air quality in Brevard County, benefiting memory care residents who have comorbidities, such as heart disease or asthma. The region has the highest marks available for the three metrics the organization ranks, which include ozone pollution, 24-hour particle pollution and annual particle pollution levels.

 

  • Crime occurs more often in Melbourne than in a typical U.S. city, although rates have been slowly dropping over the past two decades. On a 100-point index, the city rates 42.7 for violent crime, outpacing the national norm by 20 points, and its property crime rate comes in at 57.9 versus 35.4 nationally. Fortunately, memory care facilities often have door alarms, high-security locks and security gates to keep residents safe.

 

  • Melbourne’s cost of living comes in about 4% below the national norm and six percentage points below Florida’s average and may result in competitive memory care rates. In general, housing costs come in 5% lower than state and national norms, and health care costs fall 3% below the U.S. average.

Paying for Memory Care in Melbourne

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care residents in Melbourne pay $5,576 per month for specialized residential services.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

In Melbourne, residential dementia care costs $5,576 per month. This rate exceeds Florida’s average of $5,000 but comes slightly below the national median of $5,625. Other cities in Central Florida have competitive care costs, including Orlando, where seniors pay 10% less for memory care. Similarly, rates in Ocala come in 14% below Melbourne’s average, and in Sebastian, the monthly care cost competes with the local norm at $4,188. Even so, Melbourne may be a budget-friendly alternative to The Villages, a community where memory care facilities charge $6,510 for services.

Melbourne

$5,576

Florida

$5,000

United States

$5,625

Ocala

$4,813

Orlando

$5,000

Sebastian

$4,188

The Villages

$6,510

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The average memory care rate in Melbourne exceeds costs for most senior care solutions, with seniors paying $5,576 for specialized care. Although nursing home care rates are higher than memory care fees at $9,688, other options tend to cost less. For example, seniors who live in their own homes pay $4,767 for basic in-home care and skilled home health care, and those who don’t need memory support pay $4,461 for assisted living. Additionally, adult day health care rates come in 75% lower than local memory care costs.

Memory Care

$5,576

In-Home Care

$4,767

Home Health Care

$4,767

Adult Day Health Care

$1,408

Assisted Living Facility

$4,461

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,688

Note: Data for Melbourne was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Palm Bay, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Melbourne

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Florida page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Florida

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 Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Florida

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Memory Care

Sheila

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookdale Melbourne

My husband stayed at Brookdale Melbourne for just one night. It was not a good experience. The overall care and medication attention were not acceptable. I didn't try their food, but I did watch my...

Provider response

We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. The health and well-being of our residents is our top priority and we have...

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Memory Care

Kathy

I visited this facility

Review of Chateau Madeleine

My mom will be moving into Chateau Madeleine. For memory care, there are 11 beds on the first floor and 11 beds on the second floor. I like very much that the rooms can be personalized to whatever...

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Memory Care

Sheila

I visited this facility

Review of Hibiscus Court - CLOSED

Hibiscus Court looked like it was very well run and thought out. The memory care room was very small. It's a two-person room. I was disappointed that the physical therapy would be conducted in the...

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