11 Memory Care Facilities near Ocala, FL
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the Ocala area, with 10 in Ocala and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Ocala is $4,323 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Belleview with an average starting cost of $1,950.
To help you with your search, browse the 60 reviews below for memory care facilities in Ocala. On average, consumers rate memory care in Ocala 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Belleview with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 17 families in Ocala find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Ocala, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Ocala, FL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Ocala
Like much of Florida, Ocala has a large senior population, with over 18 percent of the 59,000 residents aged over 65. The state also has a large number of people with Alzheimer's; it is estimated that 520,000 Floridians have been diagnosed with the disease. Ocala has 10 memory care facilities that offer assistance to people diagnosed with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and there are a further seven in nearby communities.
Florida's Bureau of Health Facility Regulation Licenses Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in the state. ALFs that provide special care to people with dementia must meet special requirements, including additional staffing numbers, specialized, ongoing training and buildings that provide for the safety and welfare of residents.
- Florida has no state income tax, so seniors keep all their retirement income from pensions, Social Security and retirement funds. This means that people with dementia and their families have more money available for memory care.
- Ocala has a high crime rate. On a scale of one to 100, where one is the worst, Ocala is ranked three, and it is less safe than 95 percent of Florida's other towns and cities. When touring a memory care facility, families should consider asking about security to understand how their loved one is being protected.
- Ocala can be hot, and it is humid during the wet season that runs from June to September. The average high temperature in July is around 92 degrees and families should ask how residents are kept comfortable during extreme heat. Temperatures stay warm throughout the year and the average low in January is 44 degrees.
- The Ocala area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Orlando.
Paying for Memory Care in Ocala
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Ocala start around $4,216 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Ocala 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 Ocala
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 Ocala
Ocala 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 Ocala, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ocala
Ocala-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 Ocala, FL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Ocala
Review of Harmony House at Ocala
I visited Harmony House at Ocala. It was clean, it was peaceful, and everyone was happy and looked well cared for. They're friendly, and I met the chef; he's a great guy. The room was beautiful; my... Read more
Review of Harmony House at Ocala
My mom has been in Harmony House at Ocala since the 1st of January. I haven't seen it, but my daughter's been there. It's been fine, and they answered all my questions. Our communication has been f... Read more
Review of Hampton Manor 24th Road
We visited the Hampton Manor. It was very nice, but it was just too expensive for what we were looking for for my mom. Most of it was assisted living in there. It was like one little wing of memory... Read more