25 Memory Care Facilities near Sarasota, FL
There are 25 Memory Care Facilities in the Sarasota area, with 18 in Sarasota and 7 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Sarasota is $5,091 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,875. Cheaper nearby regions include Bradenton with an average starting cost of $3,805.
To help you with your search, browse the 67 reviews below for memory care facilities in Sarasota. On average, consumers rate memory care in Sarasota 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Sun City Center with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 22 families in Sarasota find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Sarasota, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Sarasota, FL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Sarasota
Florida has one of the largest populations of people with Alzheimer's disease in the country. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 540,000 individuals in the state live with Alzheimer's disease, and the number is expected to rise. Sarasota features a large senior population, with more than 35 percent of its residents aged 65 or older. As a result, some of these seniors may live with dementia and require access to memory care facilities. Fortunately, Sarasota is home to 16 memory care facilities, with another 16 located nearby. These memory care facilities, which fall into the category of assisted living facilities in the state, are licensed and regulated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
- Sarasota's cost of living is higher than the national average. On a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average, Sarasota comes in at 108.8. Housing is the most expensive category in Sarasota. However, memory care facility costs in Sarasota are below average, which can save seniors with dementia some money in an otherwise pricier city.
- Seniors in Sarasota can also enjoy tax savings. Florida does not tax social security income. Seniors and their families may consider putting this money toward memory care facility living expenses.
- Crime is a concern in Sarasota. Violent crime rates are significantly higher than the national average. On a scale where one represents the safest and 100 represents the most dangerous, Sarasota's violent crime rate comes in at 73.5. Property crime rates are also above average, ranking at 68.9. As a result, seniors and their caregivers should consider safety precautions that the memory care facility takes to protect its residents.
- Sarasota is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Sarasota Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Sarasota
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Sarasota start around $4,658 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Sarasota 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 Sarasota
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 Sarasota
Sarasota 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 Sarasota, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sarasota
Sarasota-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.
Other Options in Sarasota, FL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Sarasota
Review of Poet's Walk Sarasota
My husband will be moving into Poet's Walk Sarasota. It's small, and they seem to be a caring bunch of people. The staff was very helpful. I think the room is going to be just right. The people are... Read more
Review of Poet's Walk Sarasota
I'm very pleased with everything at Poet's Walk Sarasota. They are being very careful with the pandemic that's going on. They're taking good care of the people, keeping them active, which is good, ... Read more
Review of Aravilla Assisted Living & Memory Care
My husband has been a resident for 3+ years and our experience has been good. His room is comfortable and the common facilities are spacious and pleasantly decorated. Staff is caring and kind and... Read more