40 Memory Care Facilities in Pinellas County, FL
The average cost of memory care in Pinellas County is $4,170 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Hillsborough County with an average starting cost of $4,081.
To help you with your search, browse the 77 reviews below for memory care facilities in Pinellas County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Pinellas County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hillsborough County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 26 families in Pinellas County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Pinellas County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Pinellas County, FL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Pinellas County
Part of the bustling and fast-growing Tampa-St. Petersburg metropolitan area, Pinellas County has a population of nearly a million people, 24 percent of whom are 65 or older. Some of the seniors may be living with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia and may be in need of memory care services. There are 35 memory care facilities in Pinellas County for these seniors to choose from.
As is the case in all of Florida, memory care facilities in Pinellas County must hold an extended congregate care license, which is issued by the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation.
- The weather in Pinellas County is perfect for seniors who want to escape the cold and don't mind dealing with a little heat to do it. Temperatures in July and August often reach or exceed 90 degrees, while January lows tend to hover in the 50s. The area averages no snow but does get 50 inches of rain each year. However, with Pinellas County's 244 annual sunny days, memory care residents have plenty of time to get outside for supervised recreation.
- The cost of living in Pinellas County is nine percent higher than the national average. Most of that difference is due to its rising housing costs, which are currently 19 percent above average. Memory care residents will find necessities such as groceries and health care reasonably priced in Pinellas County.
- Florida does not tax Social Security benefits, retirement income, estates or inheritances, making it one of the most tax-friendly states in the country for seniors. Because of the lack of taxes in Florida, memory care residents have more money to spend on quality care.
- Pinellas County has a higher-than-average crime rate. Its violent crime rate is 48 out of 100, compared to the U.S. average of 31.1. This is something to consider for safety-conscious memory care residents and their families. Memory care facilities, most of which offer a long list of security features such as guards, cameras and locking exterior doors, are among the safest places to live.
Paying for Memory Care in Pinellas County
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Memory Care costs in Pinellas County start around $4,106 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Pinellas 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 Pinellas 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 Pinellas County
Pinellas 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 Pinellas County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pinellas County
Pinellas 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Pinellas County
Review of The Oaks of Clearwater
My brothers and I moved our Mom into a local Memory Care that only offers Memory Care, they claimed to specialize in it. She was there for a year before we decided to see what other options were ou... Read more
Review of Bayside Terrace
My father has been in the memory care unit for less than a month. My mother and I have visited him 2 times. He is well cared for, always clean and his room is kept very clean. The first time we... Read more
Review of Arden Courts of Palm Harbor
My sister and I had been taking turns caring for our Mom in our homes when we realized that, despite our best efforts, we could no longer continue to do so. After some research, we settled on admit... Read more