Located northwest of Tampa, Palm Harbor has a population of 61,366, with 36% of residents being seniors aged 60 and older. Many of these elderly residents battle the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. To combat the statewide increase in seniors diagnosed with dementia, Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs established statewide Memory Disorder Clinics and the Florida Alzheimer’s Brain Bank. Palm Harbor’s Alzheimer-related death rate likely decreased as a result of these efforts, from 455 in 2014 to 417 in 2018. The Centers for Disease Control reported an 8.35% drop in Alzheimer’s deaths during this time, with a 4.93% overall death rate.

Many assisted living communities in Palm Harbor offer memory care options for seniors with dementia. These specialty units within the community employ specially trained staff, provide activities to promote cognitive function and utilize security systems to prevent wandering. This guide includes helpful information for those seeking long-term care options for loved ones with dementia, the costs of memory care in Palm Harbor and a list of free and low-cost resources.

Memory Care Facilities in Palm Harbor, FL

2012, 2014

HarborChase of Palm Harbor

2960 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34684

HarborChase of Palm Harbor is near U.S. Highway 19, West Coast Medical Group and Seabreeze Shopping Center in Palm Harbor, Florida. Community members can participate in religious services, Wii Sports, … (read more)
HarborChase of Palm Harbor is near U.S. Highway 19, West Coast Medical Group and Seabreeze Shopping Center in Palm Harbor, Florida. Community members can participate in religious services, Wii Sports, … (read more)

2022

Arden Courts of Palm Harbor

2895 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34684

I am grateful to Arden Courts in so many ways. My wife is a current resident and from the first step into AC during our selection process, I noted a uniqueness of facility and care that went beyond j … (read more)
I am grateful to Arden Courts in so many ways. My wife is a current resident and from the first step into AC during our selection process, I noted a uniqueness of facility and care that went beyond j … (read more)

St. Mark Village

2655 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor, FL, 34684

I toured St. Mark Village for my dad. The staff was very friendly. I was really interested in going to memory care. I really like the look of the facility, how clean it was, and how friendly the staff … (read more)
I toured St. Mark Village for my dad. The staff was very friendly. I was really interested in going to memory care. I really like the look of the facility, how clean it was, and how friendly the staff … (read more)

Grand Villa of Clearwater

2750 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL, 33759

Minutes from Old Tampa Bay and surrounded by more than half a dozen parks, Brookdale Clearwater is an assisted living and memory care facility in Clearwater, Florida. Their clean rooms, great food and … (read more)
Minutes from Old Tampa Bay and surrounded by more than half a dozen parks, Brookdale Clearwater is an assisted living and memory care facility in Clearwater, Florida. Their clean rooms, great food and … (read more)

Pacifica Senior Living Belleair

620 Belleair Rd., Clearwater, FL, 33756

Minutes from the Belleair Country Club and surrounded by trees and residential areas, Pacifica Senior Living Belleair is an assisted living and memory care facility in Clearwater, Florida. Visitors an … (read more)
Minutes from the Belleair Country Club and surrounded by trees and residential areas, Pacifica Senior Living Belleair is an assisted living and memory care facility in Clearwater, Florida. Visitors an … (read more)

2020, 2022

Grand Villa of Dunedin

880 Patricia Avenue, Dunedin, FL, 34698

Grand Villa of Dunedin is situated in the heart of Dunedin, Florida, just off Patricia Avenue and Main Street. It’s minutes from the Coastal Shopping Center, Dunedin History Museum and Mease Dunedin H … (read more)
Grand Villa of Dunedin is situated in the heart of Dunedin, Florida, just off Patricia Avenue and Main Street. It’s minutes from the Coastal Shopping Center, Dunedin History Museum and Mease Dunedin H … (read more)

Aravilla Clearwater

3055 Union St., Clearwater, FL, 33759

In a pinch we had to move my mom from an assisted living to a full-time memory care facility. Luckily after requesting personal reccomendations on social media, I was directed to Aravilla. The executi … (read more)
In a pinch we had to move my mom from an assisted living to a full-time memory care facility. Luckily after requesting personal reccomendations on social media, I was directed to Aravilla. The executi … (read more)

The Preserve at Clearwater

2010 Greenbriar Blvd., Clearwater, FL, 33763

Located near the beaches, The Preserve at Clearwater is situated on lush acreage surrounded by a Pinellas County nature preserve. The facility offers several apartment options for assisted living and … (read more)
Located near the beaches, The Preserve at Clearwater is situated on lush acreage surrounded by a Pinellas County nature preserve. The facility offers several apartment options for assisted living and … (read more)

The Colonnade at Beckett Lake

2155 Montclair Road, Clearwater, FL, 33782

I like The Colonnade at Beckett Lake; they’re our second choice. I like their location, and it seemed like a great community. They’re a little less expensive than the place where my mom is now. It’s a … (read more)
I like The Colonnade at Beckett Lake; they’re our second choice. I like their location, and it seemed like a great community. They’re a little less expensive than the place where my mom is now. It’s a … (read more)

Sunflower Springs at Trinity Now Open!

2300 Welbilt Blvd., Trinity, FL, 34655

I visited Sunflower Springs at Trinity, and I was looking for Memory care. I would say that the person that that decorated the place completely turned me off. Everything was gray. The furniture was ne … (read more)
I visited Sunflower Springs at Trinity, and I was looking for Memory care. I would say that the person that that decorated the place completely turned me off. Everything was gray. The furniture was ne … (read more)

The Landmark

3260 North McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL, 33761

We took a tour of The Landmark Clearwater FL online. The place looked good and the staff seems to understand our needs and seems to be taking good care of my mom. I do window visits with her so I get … (read more)
We took a tour of The Landmark Clearwater FL online. The place looked good and the staff seems to understand our needs and seems to be taking good care of my mom. I do window visits with her so I get … (read more)

Theresa Home

485 Mapleway, Safety Harbor, FL, 34695


The Oaks of Clearwater

420 Bay Avenue, Clearwater, FL, 33756

The Oaks of Clearwater is located in the heart of the Clearwater, Florida, near the relaxing neighborhood of Viewpoint on the Bay. Residents can walk right into their own backyard to get spectacular v … (read more)
The Oaks of Clearwater is located in the heart of the Clearwater, Florida, near the relaxing neighborhood of Viewpoint on the Bay. Residents can walk right into their own backyard to get spectacular v … (read more)

2015

Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay

12951 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33626

My mother is in Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay. They’re doing a fantastic job. We like the staff and we like everything about it. It’s not perfect and it’s not laid out like an apartment, but it’s well ke … (read more)
My mother is in Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay. They’re doing a fantastic job. We like the staff and we like everything about it. It’s not perfect and it’s not laid out like an apartment, but it’s well ke … (read more)

2015

Whickshire Countryside

3141 North McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL, 33761

The Wickshire Countryside is an assisted living facility located outside of Clearwater, FL, near the small community of Briarwood. With a variety of living choices, from studios up to two-bedroom apar … (read more)
The Wickshire Countryside is an assisted living facility located outside of Clearwater, FL, near the small community of Briarwood. With a variety of living choices, from studios up to two-bedroom apar … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Palm Harbor

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Florida. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Palm Harbor

The Florida Long Term Care Services Unit is part of the Agency for Health Care Administration and is in charge of licensing and registering long-term care facilities. The agency also regulates these providers and performs inspections to be sure all state and federal regulations are being upheld.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Palm Harbor

  • Florida is ahead of the game with recognizing and caring for the needs of seniors with dementia. The Dementia Care & Cure Initiative, part of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, includes services and supports for seniors who are living with dementia and want to remain active in their communities. 
  • The weather in Palm Harbor may be hot and humid in July and August, but the city’s proximity to the ocean provides fresh breezes for those summer days. The sun shines an average of 246 days per year compared to the national average of 205 days, and the area does not receive snow in the winter. Eight months out of the year Palm Harbor has a comfort index of 7.6 or greater, with 10 being the most comfortable. June through September are the least comfortable months, at a 2.6, because of temperatures in the 90s with high humidity.
  • Seniors who live in long-term memory care facilities can make their retirement funds go further due to Florida’s tax-friendly retiree policies. Florida has no income tax on wages or Social Security income. Pension income and income from an IRA or 401(k) are not taxed, and there’s no estate or inheritance tax.
  • Hospital care in Palm Harbor includes the Mease Countryside Hospital a few miles south in Safety Harbor, offering excellent medical care. The Entel Education Center, which provides classes for patients on health care topics such as diabetes and dementia, was added as part of the expansion of services. Tampa, a half-hour drive southeast, is home to world-class hospitals such as Tampa General and St. Joseph’s.
  • Palm Harbor is safer than most cities in Florida. Property crime averages 9.4 per 1,000 residents compared to Florida at 17.85 and crimes per square mile are 24 versus Florida as a whole at 45. The most stark difference is the chance of violent crime in Palm Harbor being a low 1 in 990 residents compared to Florida at 1 in 258. 

Paying for Memory Care in Palm Harbor

Assisted living communities often include memory care units to provide the specialized care, activities and around-the-clock supervision seniors with dementia require. The Genworth Cost of Care Survey does not include costs for memory care, however, the additional care services, staff training and security needed for residents with cognitive impairments average 20-30% more than assisted living. The costs for memory care in this guide are calculated by adding 25% to the cost of assisted living.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Palm Harbor’s monthly average cost of memory care is $4,188, $812 less than Florida at $5,000 and almost $1,500 less than the United States at $5,625. A two-hour drive south, North Port averages $5,181 and Lakeland is similar to Palm Harbor averaging $4,125. Sebring, a little over two hours southeast, averages $4,295, and The Villages, an hour and 40-minute drive north, has the highest costs, averaging $6,510. Homosassa Springs is northwest of The Villages, with a monthly average of $5,313.

$4188

Palm Harbor

$5000

Florida

$5625

The United States

$5181

North Port

$4125

Lakeland

$4295

Sebring

$6510

The Villages

$5313

Homosassa Springs

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day health care, which costs an average of $2,123 per month, is a more affordable option for seniors who want to stay at home and only require supervision and care during the week. Homemaker services offer daily living assistance and housekeeping at an average cost of $4,767 per month, while home health aides perform the same duties with some medical care for $4,862. A semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $8,927 on average, and a private room costs $9,885 for seniors who require round-the-clock, higher-level medical care.

$2123

Adult Day Health Care

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4862

Home Health Aide

$3350

Assisted Living Facility

$8927

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9885

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Palm Harbor

In Palm Harbor, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Florida page.

More ways to pay 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 Palm Harbor

Local and state agencies and nonprofits in Palm Harbor provide free and low-cost resources for seniors. These groups offer information about memory care communities, senior advocacy, benefits assistance and services such as classes and support groups. 

Resource

Contact

Services

1 (800) 963-5337

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) provides specially trained volunteers to help seniors and their families understand the benefits provided by Medicare and Medicaid. One-on-one counseling is available to answer questions. All services are free and confidential.

(727) 459-9818

The Dementia Caregivers Support Group offers an opportunity for caregivers, family and friends of seniors living with dementia to visit and offer support for one another. The group is an open forum for caregivers to encourage each other through the struggles of caring for loved ones with dementia.

1 (800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter supports those living with dementia and their families and friends through education and resources. It also advocates for the rights of seniors living with Alzheimer's disease and works to advance research, prevention and the goal for a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs collaborated to create the ALZ STARS program to raise dementia awareness and its impact on Florida seniors.

(727) 771-6000

Through programs, classes, socialization and activities, the Palm Harbor Area Senior Council and Community Services Agency promote healthy aging among the elderly in the area. Some offerings include Lunch & Learn events, arts and crafts, ice cream socials, pinochle, mah-jongg and bridge.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor 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.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Florida