3 Memory Care Facilities in Nassau County, FL
The average cost of memory care in Nassau County is $5,231 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Duval County with an average starting cost of $4,591.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Nassau County
Nassau County is north of Jacksonville on the Georgia border with a population of 82,721 residents. About 21.6 percent, or nearly 18,000, are aged 65 or older, and it's probable that about 1,600 of them have Alzheimer's disease.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses, regulates and inspects Extended Congregate Care (ECC) facilities to care for older people with cognitive impairments. By 2025, it's estimated that Florida's senior population of 540,000 will increase to 720,000, and the three ECCs in Sumter County will not be equipped to handle the seniors who need supervised care.
- Nassau County's annual rainfall of 51 inches is more than the national average by 12 inches. The sun shines 221 days during a typical year. Summer high temperatures climb into the 90s, and the winter average low temperature is a snow-proof 42. Nassau County earned a Sperling's Comfort Index of 76 out of 100, which is 22 points over the U.S. average of 54. The pleasant weather can benefit seniors with respiratory problems or aching joints.
- Florida is one of the few states without an income tax. Families and elderly members may notice that their Social Security or pension payments last longer, and that extra cash can be applied to ECC.
- The cost of living in Nassau County is 118.5, which is 18 points higher than the national median. All of the various categories are near the state and national averages, so families should not expect to pay extra for household expenses or healthcare in the county.
- The violent crime rate of 38.4 in Nassau County and the 39.9 property crime rate are nearly equal to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 respectively. Family members should inquire regarding extra measures in place to safeguard the patients at the ECC facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Nassau County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Nassau County start around $4,285 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,871 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Nassau 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 Nassau 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 Nassau County
Nassau 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 Nassau County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Directory of Winners in the Nassau County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Nassau County
Nassau 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.