2 Memory Care Facilities in Saint Augustine, FL
The average cost of memory care in Saint Augustine is $3,845 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Green Cove Springs with an average starting cost of $2,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Saint Augustine. On average, consumers rate memory care in Saint Augustine 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Green Cove Springs with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Saint Augustine
According to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, nearly 12 percent of the senior population in Florida has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. With an estimated 520,000 seniors in the state living with Alzheimer's, the need for memory care facilities is significant. St. Augustine, located on Florida's northern Atlantic Coast, is home to two of these facilities designed for the area's large senior population that represents nearly 21 percent of residents.
Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in Florida are regulated by the Department of Elder Affairs. In addition, Florida ALFs who welcome seniors with dementia must complete additional training at the University of South Florida's Training Academy on Aging. This training ensures that the staff is well equipped to handle the needs of the memory care population.
- The cost of living in St. Augustine is higher than the national average. Housing costs drive up the average cost of living in the area, with rates coming in at 133 on a scale where 100 equals the national average. These high housing costs pertain to memory care facilities as well, where seniors can expect to pay more than average.
- Florida's lack of a state income tax works in seniors' favor because Social Security income isn't taxed, either. Seniors in need of memory care can enjoy some extra money in the bank, which can pay for the higher-than-average expenses in St. Augustine.
- St. Augustine is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Flagler Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors seeking warm weather will enjoy St. Augustine's climate. The city boasts more sunny days than the U.S. average, and no snow. While the heat and humidity increase during the summer months, winter temperatures drop only to the mid-40s.
Paying for Memory Care in Saint Augustine
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Memory Care costs in Saint Augustine start around $3,845 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Saint Augustine 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 Saint Augustine
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 Saint Augustine
Saint Augustine 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 Saint Augustine, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Saint Augustine
Saint Augustine-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 Saint Augustine
Review of Symphony at St. Augustine
Very bad experience with Symphony. Director and Admissions representative seem kind and caring, but they don't have the staff to back it up and in the end corporate greed wins out. My stepfather... Read more
Review of Silver Creek
Silver Creek had two sizes for rooms. Their smaller room was the same price as what my dad has now, which was a lot smaller, and their bigger room, which was the same size as my dad's room, was abo... Read more
Review of Symphony at St. Augustine
Symphony at St. Augustine was very helpful in a time of crisis. It's a very pretty place, plus they have a memory care unit and that's where mom is at the moment. They do a lot of activities and th... Read more