Sarasota, FL, has an estimated population of 54,700 and around 27.7% of residents are aged 65 or over, and seniors are at a higher risk of developing memory loss disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Research shows Alzheimer’s is currently the seventh-leading cause of death in this country, and data from the CDC regarding Alzheimer’s related deaths in Sarasota seems to support this conclusion. Fatalities from Alzheimer’s rose by 24.37% between 2016 and 2020, while in the same period of time, deaths from all causes rose by only 19.63%. In 2020, there were 6.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s and this number is predicted to hit 12.7 million by 2050.
These numbers are concerning, but seniors in Sarasota have access to several excellent memory care facilities where they can receive 24/7 care from staff trained to address their specific needs. This guide gives an overview of the pros and cons of living in Sarasota, the average costs of memory care and alternative options and a resource guide for seniors.