11 Memory Care Facilities in Polk County, FL

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Spring Haven Retirement

Provides: Memory Care
1225 Havendale Blvd, NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
"My mom moved into Spring Haven Retirement. There haven’t been any problems, and the people were very accepting and very understanding. The experience so far has been great. They seemed to have a..." More
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Brookdale Highlands

Provides: Memory Care
4250 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813
"Brookdale Highlands provides assisted living residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through..." More

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Grand Villa of Lakeland

Provides: Memory Care
2111 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805
"My grand mother is currently a resident at Grand Villa Lakeland and every time I come my grand mother always looks happy. She is either in the activity room or the living room talking to the other..." More

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The Hawthorne Inn

Provides: Memory Care
625 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33884
"The Hawthorne Inn was our first choice, but they didn't have any availability. When you walk in the people actually talk to you about dementia, and none of the other places really talked about it...." More

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Windsor at Celebration

Provides: Memory Care
1370 Celebration Boulevard, Celebration, FL 34747
"Rare, spirited and throughly modern senior living inspired by genius: Windsor at Celebration is your invitation to live your best life in the idyllic neighborhood of Celebration, Florida. Here,..." More

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Water Edge of Lake Wales

Provides: Memory Care
10 Grove Avenue West, Lake Wales, FL 33853
"If you’re looking for 55+ communities in Lake Wales, FL, one visit will help you understand why Water’s Edge of Lake Wales is right for you. We are a not-for-profit central Florida retirement..." More

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Grace Manor at Lake Morton

Provides: Memory Care
610 East Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
"My mom is at Grace Manor at Lake Morton. What we like about it is that the cottage itself only holds four to five people as there are only 45 residents in the facility. It is designed like a large..." More

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Best Care Senior Living at Winter Haven

Provides: Memory Care
1801 Lake Mariam Dr, Winter Haven, FL 33884
"Best Care Senior Living at Winter Haven provides high quality, caring and affordable communities throughout Central Florida that you will enjoy calling home with committed staff around the clock to..." More

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Arbor Oaks at Lakeland Hills

Provides: Memory Care
4141 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805
"Our friend was a resident in the memory care unit and it was a nightmare! The bedrooms are all locked during the day and all the residents sit in a large gathering area where they eat, so..." More

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Savannah Cottage of Lakeland

Provides: Memory Care
605 Carpenter's Way, Lakeland, FL 33809
"I've put my wife at Savannah Cottage of Lakeland. I chose this facility for her because I think it's a very good place and it seemed to be the best fit for her. One of the things I really like..." More

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Lakeland Manor

Provides: Memory Care
747 Bon Air Street, Lakeland, FL 33805
"Lakeland Manor ALF offers assisted living and memory care. We offer more than just a beautiful place to live. We offer a lifestyle that embraces our resident's independence and offers high-quality..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Polk County

    Polk County is located east of Tampa and south of Orlando. It has a population of 686,543, and 20.1 percent of those residents, or about 137,000, are aged 65 or older, which is the primary age bracket for Alzheimer's disease.

    It's estimated that more than 17,000 seniors in Polk County have dementia. They may benefit from supervision in one of the nine extended congregate care facilities (ECC) that are licensed and regulated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

    • Due to its southern location, Polk County never has snowfall. It receives 13 inches of rainfall more per year than an average U.S. city. The national average is 205 sunny days per year, but Polk County has 238. Seniors with respiratory disease or joint pain can appreciate the temperate climate, where winter lows only drop to 49 degrees, and summer highs stay below 93. Polk County received a 78 out of 100 in Sperling's Comfort Index.
    • Polk County's violent crime rate is 51.7 compared to the national average of 31.1, which is based on a scale with one being the safest area and 100 being least safe. The U.S. average for property crime is 38.1, while Polk County's is 51.8. Families should check into the kinds of security measures an ECC has taken to protect the residents, such as cameras, guards, and self-locking doors.
    • There's no state income tax in Florida, so seniors and family members on a fixed income may find that their budgets stretch farther in Polk County. The extra money can be put toward healthcare costs in an ECC.
    • Cost of living estimates use 100 as the national median expense across all categories. Polk County's overall cost of living is 97, with a housing expense of 89 and healthcare at 94. Families should consider that when searching for an ECC in Polk County.


    Paying for Memory Care in Polk County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Florida

    $5,500.00 Osceola County
    $4,905.00 US
    $4,171.00 Orange County
    $4,059.00 Manatee County
    $4,057.00 Pasco County
    $3,831.00 Hillsborough County
    $3,776.00 Polk County
    $2,187.00 Highlands County

    Memory Care costs in Polk County start around $3,776 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,905 per month.

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

    Polk 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 Polk County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.

    Directory of Winners in the Polk County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Polk County

    Polk 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Polk County

    • Review of Grand Villa of Lakeland

      My grand mother is currently a resident at Grand Villa Lakeland and every time I come my grand mother always looks happy. She is either in the activity room or the living room talking to the other ... Read more

      Carl Jerkins
    • Review of Arbor Oaks at Lakeland Hills

      Our friend was a resident in the memory care unit and it was a nightmare! The bedrooms are all locked during the day and all the residents sit in a large gathering area where they eat, so activiti... Read more

      D and M
    • Review of Spring Haven Retirement

      My mom moved into Spring Haven Retirement. There haven’t been any problems, and the people were very accepting and very understanding. The experience so far has been great. They seemed to have a lo... Read more

      Sam
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