4 Memory Care Facilities in Okaloosa County, FL

Caring Star 2019

The Meridian at Westwood

Provides: Memory Care
1001 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
"At Meridian at Westwood, you will enjoy an exclusive retirement lifestyle provided in stunning settings; a lifestyle rich in services, special amenities, breathtaking beauty and endless..." More

Caring Star 2018

Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach

Provides: Memory Care
2000 Principal Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
"Welcome to a place you'll truly love to call home! Located along the gulf coast, Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach offers a full range of services and amenities that will enrich your..." More

Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Fort Walton Beach

Provides: Memory Care
233 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
"Wellington Place of Ft. Walton Beach provides our residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through..." More

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Superior Residences of Niceville

Provides: Memory Care
2300 Partin Drive N., Niceville, FL 32578
"Superior Residences of Niceville offers the finest senior living experiences for those needing enhanced assisted living or memory care services. To learn more about one of these lifestyles, please..." More

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Okaloosa County

Some 202,970 people reside in Okaloosa County, and 15.7 percent of them are aged 65 or older, which equals more than 30,000 residents. According to Elder Affairs, about 4,150 people in the county are living with Alzheimer's disease or some other dementia-related condition, and that number is expected to rise.

Florida has about 540,000 seniors currently, but it's estimated that by 2025, more than 720,000 seniors will live in the state. These people may require specialized care, and per state regulations, assisted living facilities are required to obtain a supplemental license to become an extended congregate care (ECC) facility that can treat residents who have cognitive impairments. Six ECC are in the area with three in Ft. Walton and one in Niceville.

  • Okaloosa County averages 67 inches of rain annually with no snow. It has 226 sunny days, which is 21 more than the U.S. average. The low winter temperature is 41 degrees, and the summertime high is 89. The county scores 75 on the Sperling Comfort Index, which is attractive to seniors, especially those with painful joints.
  • The cost of living of 99.4 is almost equal to the U.S. average of 100. Since seniors may require continuous healthcare for dementia, families should remember that those expenses in Okaloosa County are congruent with the national average.
  • On a scale of one to 100, with one being lowest and 100 being highest, Okaloosa County ranks exactly the same as the national violent crime average of 31.1. Its 55.3 rating in property crime is 17 points higher than the U.S. average of 38.1. Families should ask any prospective ECC about extra protection for elderly residents, such as security doors, closed circuit cameras and guards.
  • Florida is among the most tax-friendly states in the nation. Residents do not pay any state income taxes, so families may find extra money in their budgets to spend on healthcare.

Paying for Memory Care in Okaloosa County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Florida

$5,347.00 Walton County
$4,799.00 US
$4,649.00 Baldwin County
$4,573.00 Okaloosa County
$4,431.00 Bay County
$4,000.00 Coffee County
$3,466.00 Escambia County
$3,453.00 Santa Rosa County

Memory Care costs in Okaloosa County start around $4,573 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa County

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

Okaloosa 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 an assisted living 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 Okaloosa County, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Memory Care Facilities in Okaloosa County

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Okaloosa County

Okaloosa County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.

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