Nestled along southern Florida’s Treasure Coast, Port Saint Lucie is home to nearly 205,000 people. Seniors aged 65 and older account for 20.5% of this population — a demographic at high risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders. As reported by the CDC, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths rose from 102 to 141 between 2014 and 2018. This is an increase of 38.24%, which is more than three times higher than the 10.63% increase in overall deaths. Alzheimer’s is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., impacting a growing number of seniors in Port Saint Lucie and other areas.

In addition to the many local resources in Port Saint Lucie, seniors with Alzheimer’s may benefit from relocating to a memory care community. These communities offer a secure, comfortable environment where seniors with dementia have access to 24/7 care and support from trained caregivers, along with specialized memory-focused therapies and programs, This guide offers a look at memory care as a long-term care option Port Saint Lucie, including the typical cost of these services, other care types and some of the local resources available to seniors. It also lists some of the benefits and drawbacks of retirement in Port Saint Lucie.

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Port Saint Lucie, FL

2015, 2016

The Brennity at Tradition

10685 SW Stony Creek Way, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34987

My grandmother has moved into The Brennity at Tradition. We haven’t been there very long, but from what we have seen, whom we have met, and to whom we have spoken, they’re very helpful. She was kind o … (read more)
My grandmother has moved into The Brennity at Tradition. We haven’t been there very long, but from what we have seen, whom we have met, and to whom we have spoken, they’re very helpful. She was kind o … (read more)

Royalty First LLC

1733 South East Marianna Road, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952


Baxter’s Adult Living Facility

1092 SW Majorca Ave, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953


2015

Wickshire Port St. Lucie

9825 South US Highway 1, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952

I moved my mom to Wickshire Port St. Lucie in October. So far, it’s been wonderful. The place is very clean. The residents are always clean. I think there are over 25 residents for memory care and the … (read more)
I moved my mom to Wickshire Port St. Lucie in October. So far, it’s been wonderful. The place is very clean. The residents are always clean. I think there are over 25 residents for memory care and the … (read more)

2014, 2016

Palms at St. Lucie West

501 NW Cashmere Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34986

I toured The Palms at St. Lucie West. It was really nice. I like the way it’s laid out and how they have the people there. The only thing is the price. The staff are really, really nice. The way it lo … (read more)
I toured The Palms at St. Lucie West. It was really nice. I like the way it’s laid out and how they have the people there. The only thing is the price. The staff are really, really nice. The way it lo … (read more)

A Kee to Paradise

5579 NW Commodore Terrace, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34983


Brookdale Jensen Beach

1700 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL, 34957

I liked Brookdale Jensen Beach. It seemed to fit our needs. There’s this lady that was tremendously nice. She knew everything that was going on all around her all the time. It looked like she was very … (read more)
I liked Brookdale Jensen Beach. It seemed to fit our needs. There’s this lady that was tremendously nice. She knew everything that was going on all around her all the time. It looked like she was very … (read more)

2014

Lake Forest Park

2909 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce, FL, 34981


The Broadmoor Assisted Living Community

200 Dixieland Dr., Fort Pierce, FL, 34982

My father moved to The Broadmoor Assisted Living Community. Of course, because of COVID, we physically can’t actually visit, but everyone we’ve worked with has been very helpful, very cooperative, and … (read more)
My father moved to The Broadmoor Assisted Living Community. Of course, because of COVID, we physically can’t actually visit, but everyone we’ve worked with has been very helpful, very cooperative, and … (read more)

American House Stuart Lodge

1301 SE Palm Beach Road, Stuart, FL, 34994


Harbor Chase of Stuart

650 NW Fork Rd, Stuart, FL, 34994

Please Do not send your loved one to this memory care. Do not be fooled by the beauty and newness of the facility. Staff is so friendly upon sign up but once in they could care less. No memory Car … (read more)
Please Do not send your loved one to this memory care. Do not be fooled by the beauty and newness of the facility. Staff is so friendly upon sign up but once in they could care less. No memory Car … (read more)

The Cabana at Jensen Dunes

1537 N.E. Cedar Street, Jensen Beach, FL, 34957

We went to The Cabana at Jensen Dunes. It’s very clean. The staff called the individuals by name. The individuals that are living there are smiling. They were happy. We had no meal, and we didn’t see … (read more)
We went to The Cabana at Jensen Dunes. It’s very clean. The staff called the individuals by name. The individuals that are living there are smiling. They were happy. We had no meal, and we didn’t see … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Port Saint Lucie

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 Port Saint Lucie

In Florida, all long-term care communities, including memory care facilities, are licensed and regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Health Facility Regulation. All facilities undergo an inspection prior to licensure, with a follow-up inspection conducted every two years to ensure the facility remains compliant with state and federal regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Port Saint Lucie

  • Considered one of the best places to retire in all of the U.S., Port Saint Lucie offers plenty for seniors to do. Right in the heart of Florida’s Treasure Coast, seniors have abundant access to beaches and outdoor recreation. The city is also home to numerous museums, galleries and riverside botanical gardens.
  • Seniors and their families can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that crime is very low in Port Saint Lucie. In fact, it’s one of the safest cities in the country. The city’s violent crime rate is 9.1 out of 100, which is significantly lower than the U.S. average of 22.7. Property crime rates are slightly higher at 22.3, though most facilities are fully-equipped with security systems and safety features.
  • The cost of living in Port Saint Lucie is right on par with the U.S. average. While some costs such as housing and utilities are low, seniors may end up paying a bit more for their health care services, groceries and transportation.
  • Florida is one of the country’s most tax-friendly states for retirees. There is no sales tax, but seniors will not be taxed on Social Security benefits, pensions, IRAs, 401(k) s or other forms of retirement income.
  • With its subtropical climate, Port Saint Lucie offers warm, sunny weather all year long — perfect for seniors looking to escape cold, snowy winters. However, seniors and their caregivers should be mindful during hurricane season and in the height of summer, when temperatures can climb as high as 90 degrees.
  • Port Saint Lucie offers access to a number of world-class health care facilities, including Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital and HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital. The city is also home to Port St. Lucie Hospital, which has a specialized Senior Adult Mental Health Program to treat seniors diagnosed with a variety of conditions, including memory loss and symptoms of early dementia.
  • Using the Area Regional Transit (ART) system, seniors can get around Port Saint Lucie. The service operates eight fixed bus routes around St. Lucie County and a free, award-winning micro-transit service known as ART On-Demand.

Paying for Memory Care in Port Saint Lucie

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The average cost of care at a memory care facility in Port Saint Lucie is $4,704 per month, which is lower than both the state median of $5,000 and the national average of $5,625.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

While Port Saint Lucie is one of the most affordable cities in southern Florida, there are even less expensive options, including the Sebring area, where memory care typically costs $4,295 per month and Sebastian at $4,188. Rates can be much higher in cities such as Miami, where seniors can expect to pay around $5,481 per month. Memory care is most expensive in Naples. Here, seniors typically pay $6,625 per month, which is more than $1,900 higher than Port Saint Lucie.

$4704

Port Saint Lucie

$5000

Florida

$5625

The United States

$5481

Miami

$6625

Naples

$4295

Sebring

$4188

Sebastian

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Depending on their level of need, seniors have multiple care options available to them. The least expensive option is adult day health care. It’s ideal for seniors who require minimal supervision and costs an average of $1,517 per month. Assisted living is also affordable at $3,763 per month, followed by in-home care and home health care, which cost $4,671 and $4,767, respectively. A nursing home will be the most expensive option, with costs averaging $8,164 per month for a semiprivate room.

$4704

Memory Care

$4671

In-Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$3763

Assisted Living Facility

$8164

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Port Saint Lucie

In Port Saint Lucie, 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 Port Saint Lucie

Seniors in Port Saint Lucie have access to numerous resources to support their needs as they age in the community. Provided by government agencies and local nonprofits, the following resources offer a range of programs and services such as care management, benefits counseling, legal aid and caregiver support, all of which are free or available at low cost.

Resource

Contact

Service

(866) 684-5885

The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast serves as a comprehensive resource for seniors and their caregivers across five counties in southeastern Florida. Seniors can call the nonprofit's helpline to speak with specialists who can provide information, referrals and assistance with services such as case management, Medicaid enrollment, nutrition counseling, prescription savings and long-term care options.

(800) 272-3900

The Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association supports those impacted by dementia through educational programs, support groups and caregiver resources. The organization operates a 24/7 helpline that seniors, families and caregivers can call for free, confidential support from specialists and highly-trained clinicians. In Florida, the Alzheimer's Association also operates a statewide outreach initiative known as Brain Bus, which helps raise awareness about dementia.

(561) 683-2700

Alzheimer's Community Care is a nonprofit organization serving seniors and families in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties who are affected by dementia. Its seven core services include case management, family nurse consultations, ID locator services, community advocacy and caregiver support groups. The organization also operates a 24-hour crisis line that offers caregivers vital information, guidance and crisis management.

(772) 336-8608

The Council on Aging of St. Lucie coordinates and administers services to help seniors live healthy, meaningful lives as they are. Programs are available to all seniors across the county aged 60 and older and include nutrition services, care management, community transportation, social activities and caregiver respite.

(772) 337-5670

St. Lucie County Veterans Services helps advocate for the needs and rights of veterans and their dependents. The agency offers assistance with applying for VA benefits, transportation services, supportive counseling and referrals to VA health care services.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Port Saint Lucie

Port Saint Lucie 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