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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in St. Petersburg, FL for 2024

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What to Consider About Memory Care in St Petersburg

Located just to the south of Tampa, Florida, St. Petersburg is home to more than 47,000 seniors over the age of 65, some of whom make up the 520,000 people in the state who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. To care for these seniors, there are 11 memory care facilities located in St. Petersburg and surrounding cities like Pinellas Park.

In St. Petersburg and the state of Florida, memory care facilities are assisted living facilities (ALFs) that operate under a limited mental health license (LMH). These facilities must house at least three individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia and who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in St. Petersburg

 

  • The overall crime rate in St. Petersburg is 83 percent higher than the national average, which can make the city a dangerous place for seniors to retire. An individual living in the area has a one in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime.
  • St. Petersburg is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg General Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies of illness.
  • Seniors looking for a warm place to retire will likely find St. Petersburg’s climate acceptable. The average high in July is 90 degrees, while the average low In January is around 52. The city rarely gets any snowfall, but the area gets around 50 inches of rain per year, which is higher than the national average of 39 inches.
  • The cost of living in St. Petersburg is 106.9, which is slightly lower than the state average of 111. It is higher than the national average of 100. Seniors looking to have more left over at the end of the month might find St. Petersburg to be an affordable option for the state.

 

Paying for Memory Care in St Petersburg

Memory Care costs in St. Petersburg start around $5,048 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in St. Petersburg 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.

Cities in Florida

Seminole

$7,950

US

$5,694

St Petersburg

$5,048

Ruskin

$5,000

Sun City

$4,498

Largo

$4,365

Pinellas Park

$3,970

Saint Petersburg

$3,916

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in St Petersburg

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 St Petersburg

St Petersburg 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 St Petersburg, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in St Petersburg

St Petersburg-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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LovedOne

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Aventura Health Group

The facility is beautiful, clean. The rooms are very spacious. Staff is friendly, caring and very passionate! If you want your loved one in a facility, this is the place

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Elena

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of La Orilla of St Petersburg

I was not happy with my husband's care at the other facility, so when La Orilla of St Petersburg had an opening, I transferred him over there and they're doing a very nice job. I like their format...

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Sarah

I visited this facility

Review of La Orilla of St Petersburg

La Orilla of St Petersburg was beautiful. The room was well kept, comfortable, clean, and tidy. The staff was very friendly. They offer activities, mainly crafts and group activities, movies, and...

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Memory Care Facilities near St Petersburg, FL

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