26 Memory Care Facilities in Sarasota County, FL
The average cost of memory care in Sarasota County is $4,382 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Manatee County with an average starting cost of $4,059.
To help you with your search, browse the 40 reviews below for memory care facilities in Sarasota County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Sarasota County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Charlotte County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 16 families in Sarasota County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Sarasota County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Sarasota County
Sarasota County boasts a large senior population, with more than 36 percent of the county's 419,119 residents aged 65 and older. According to the Alzheimer's Association, Florida has a large senior population of 540,000 living with Alzheimer's disease. Some of these seniors may live in Sarasota County, where they can explore the area's 25 memory care facilities to find one that delivers the care they require.
Memory care facilities are one type of assisted living facility, as defined by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. This department licenses and regulates them and works with the University of South Funtylorida's Training Academy on Aging to ensure staff are adequately trained.
- Cost of living is above the national average in Sarasota County, ranking 108.8 on a scale where 100 represents that average. Housing costs are highest at 127, but healthcare cost are just under the U.S. average at 99. This cost of living is a factor that seniors' families may want to consider as they evaluate memory care facilities for their loved one in the area.
- Sarasota County can be a tax-friendly spot for seniors. The state does not have an income tax, which means that social security income isn't taxed.
- Crime rates in Sarasota County are higher than average. On a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 represents the most dangerous, the violent crime rate is 73.5 and property crime rate is 68.9. Seniors' families may consider these crime rates when touring memory care facilities, focusing on the location of the facility as well as any security measures that are in place.
- Seniors and their families looking for a warm place to call home will enjoy Sarasota County's climate. Winter low temperatures hit right above 50, and summer highs exceed 90 degrees. The area sees more sunny days than the national average, along with no snowfall.
Paying for Memory Care in Sarasota County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Sarasota County start around $4,269 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota County
Sarasota 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 Sarasota County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sarasota County
Sarasota 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Sarasota County
Review of Tuscan Gardens of Venetia Bay
DO NOT BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY! I am a disabled veteran and my wife is in the later stages of Alzheimers. I can't remember a time in all my 71 years on this earth when I have ever felt as deceive... Read more
Review of Autumn Leaves of Venice
If you are concidering Autumn Leaves for you loved one- run the other way - fast. My husband was there for 2 weeks. He was walking with no assistance, had no sores or wounds on his body when he mov... Read more
Review of HarborChase of Sarasota
My husband's grandmother used to live in the memory care section of HarborChase of Sarasota. I think the staff did a great job with her, and we would sometimes take her outside. They had a TV area,... Read more