Tallahassee is home to more than 196,000 people, and just over 10% are aged 65 and older. Like most cities across the U.S., Tallahassee has been affected by a growing number of Alzheimer’s and dementia cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Tallahassee rose from 57 in 2017 to 74 in 2018, which is an increase of close to 30%. Comparing the number of deaths from all causes, the overall death rate in the city rose by just 12%.

To help accommodate the growing number of seniors with cognitive impairments, memory care communities provide a safe and structured environment with set routines and programs that are designed to help seniors overcome stress and calm challenging behaviors. Memory care communities also offer daily meals, housekeeping, laundry, in-house medical alert systems and assistance with daily living. This guide covers the cost of care in Tallahassee and throughout the state and provides a list of available services.

Memory Care Facilities in Tallahassee, Florida

Pacifica Senior Living Woodmont

3207 North Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL, 32303

Pacifica Senior Living Woodmont is located in Tallahassee, Florida just below Lake Jackson. Guests enjoy snacks, TVs, personal chefs and a wealth of daily activities. Pacifica Senior Living Woodmont i … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living Woodmont is located in Tallahassee, Florida just below Lake Jackson. Guests enjoy snacks, TVs, personal chefs and a wealth of daily activities. Pacifica Senior Living Woodmont i … (read more)

Brookdale Centre Pointe Boulevard

1980 Centre Pointe Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL, 32308

Brookdale Centre Pointe Boulevard was very nice. It’s a smaller facility and it’s memory care only. It just wasn’t a good fit for my dad because I didn’t like that they didn’t have emergency pendants … (read more)
Brookdale Centre Pointe Boulevard was very nice. It’s a smaller facility and it’s memory care only. It just wasn’t a good fit for my dad because I didn’t like that they didn’t have emergency pendants … (read more)

St. Augustine Plantation

2507 Old St. Augustine Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32301

St. Augustine Plantation is a large assisted living facility located a short drive east of Tallahassee, Florida, with convenient access from Route 27 and 319. The surrounding area is home to numerous … (read more)
St. Augustine Plantation is a large assisted living facility located a short drive east of Tallahassee, Florida, with convenient access from Route 27 and 319. The surrounding area is home to numerous … (read more)

Canterfield of Tallahassee

208 E. Tharpe St. , Tallahassee, FL, 32303

I visited Canterfield of Tallahassee. It was a very nice facility. The workers seem to be very attentive, very friendly, open, and caring. The facility was clean, and they seemed to be keeping it up p … (read more)
I visited Canterfield of Tallahassee. It was a very nice facility. The workers seem to be very attentive, very friendly, open, and caring. The facility was clean, and they seemed to be keeping it up p … (read more)

HarborChase of Tallahassee

100 John Knox Rd, Tallahassee, FL, 32303

HarborChase of Tallahassee is located in a quiet neighborhood in Tallahassee, just off Interstate 10 and moments away from Brinkley Glen Park, Faith Presbyterian Church and the downtown area. Visitors … (read more)
HarborChase of Tallahassee is located in a quiet neighborhood in Tallahassee, just off Interstate 10 and moments away from Brinkley Glen Park, Faith Presbyterian Church and the downtown area. Visitors … (read more)

Azalea Gardens

2724 Ox Bottom Rd, Tallahassee, FL, 32312

I liked that Azalea Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center wasn’t really big. The lady who set up the visit and the executive director seemed genuinely interested in showing me around. All the worker … (read more)
I liked that Azalea Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center wasn’t really big. The lady who set up the visit and the executive director seemed genuinely interested in showing me around. All the worker … (read more)

Tapestry Senior Living Lakeshore

2516 W. Lakeshore Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32312

Tapestry Senior Living is nestled in Tallahassee, Florida, near Interstate 10, restaurants and shopping centers. The facility has a patio with a fountain for outdoor socializing, a full-service restau … (read more)
Tapestry Senior Living is nestled in Tallahassee, Florida, near Interstate 10, restaurants and shopping centers. The facility has a patio with a fountain for outdoor socializing, a full-service restau … (read more)

Villas at Killearn Lakes

8213 Killearn Lakes Terrace, Tallahassee, FL, 32312

While a nice, community style assisted living facility with friendly staff and good sized rooms, I do not recommend this as a memory care facility. The staff is not equipped nor properly trained to ta … (read more)
While a nice, community style assisted living facility with friendly staff and good sized rooms, I do not recommend this as a memory care facility. The staff is not equipped nor properly trained to ta … (read more)

Eternally Rich Assisted Living Facility

218 Daffodil Circle, Tallahassee, FL, 32305


Alzheimer’s Project

301 East Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32303

This agency has been very helpful in helping my mother transition. They have Offered help so far in each transition she’s had to make. One of the last things They did was to fit mother with a locator … (read more)
This agency has been very helpful in helping my mother transition. They have Offered help so far in each transition she’s had to make. One of the last things They did was to fit mother with a locator … (read more)

Tapestry Senior Living Walden-CLOSED

3080 Walden Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32317

Tapestry Senior Living Walden is a large, upscale facility offering assisted living in Tallahassee, Florida, just a short drive off the I-10. The multi-level complex and gated outdoor relaxation areas … (read more)
Tapestry Senior Living Walden is a large, upscale facility offering assisted living in Tallahassee, Florida, just a short drive off the I-10. The multi-level complex and gated outdoor relaxation areas … (read more)

Sodalis Tallahassee Memory Care – CLOSED

2767 Raymond Diehl Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32309

We toured Tallahassee Memory Care. The room that they wanted to put our uncle in was about the size of a closet. It also needed a lot of help inside, like the structuring and the facade of the buildin … (read more)
We toured Tallahassee Memory Care. The room that they wanted to put our uncle in was about the size of a closet. It also needed a lot of help inside, like the structuring and the facade of the buildin … (read more)

Capital Square at Tallahassee

1060 Clarity Pointe Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32308


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Tallahassee

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Florida. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Tallahassee

In Florida, the Agency for Health Care Administration regulates long-term care communities, including memory care facilities. The agency ensures that communities comply with rules regarding staffing, daily care, housekeeping, meals, transportation and elder rights.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Tallahassee

  • Tallahassee is home to multiple medical centers. The Capital Regional Medical Center specializes in behavioral health, brain surgery, cardiology, heart screening and imaging, oncology, orthopedics and emergency care. The Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Center provides treatment for Alzheimer’s, adult genetics, outpatient rehabilitation, heart and vascular issues and aging. Other hospitals in the region include the Select Specialty Hospital and the Women’s Imaging Center.
  • Seniors who are unable to drive or don’t have transportation on their own may qualify for curb-to-curb service through the StarMetro Dial-A-Ride program. Rides must be scheduled at least 24-hours in advance and are available weekdays from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from 5:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tallahassee has a cost of living that’s lower than both the state and national averages. Seniors can also expect to pay less for groceries, housing and transportation. Financially, Florida is one of the friendliest states for retirees. Social Security income isn’t taxed, and there’s no tax on pensions, IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement income.
  • Seniors who enjoy being outdoors may appreciate Tallahassee’s warm winters with average January lows around 39. Summers are hot with average temperatures around 92. The city gets around 233 sunny days per year, which makes it easy to find time to be outdoors.
  • Water quality in Tallahassee is excellent. It scores 100, which is much higher than the US average of 55. This average measures minerals and chemical elements in the local watershed.

Paying for Memory Care in Tallahassee

The cost of memory care is approximately 20-30% more than the cost of an assisted living community due to the extra services provided. To determine the cost of memory care in Tallahassee, we added 25% to the cost of assisted living.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, memory care in Tallahassee is around $5,813 per month. This is $813 more than the state median and $188 more than the national average. In other cities around the state, the cost of memory care varies. Pensacola and Miami have similar costs at $5,404 and $5,481 per month. Lakeland is one of the most affordable locations in the state at $4,125, and Jacksonville seniors pay around $5,825 per month.

$5813

Tallahassee

$5000

Florida

$5625

The United States

$5404

Pensacola

$5825

Jacksonville

$4125

Lakeland

$5481

Miami

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Other types of long-term care in Tallahassee vary in cost. For seniors who prefer to receive treatment in their own homes, homemaker services offer nonmedical treatment at $4,814, while those who receive therapy, medical monitoring and medication management pay the same. Adult day health is the most affordable at $1,300, and an assisted living community is around $4,650. Nursing homes offer the maximum level of care. A semiprivate room costs around $9,095 per month and a private room is about $9,885.

$5813

Memory Care

$4814

Homemaker Services

$4814

Home Health Aide

$1300

Adult Day Health Care

$4650

Assisted Living Facility

$9095

Nursing Home (Semiprivate Room)

$9885

Nursing Home (Private Room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Tallahassee

In Tallahassee, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Florida page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Florida

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 Tallahassee

Tallahassee has multiple programs and services for seniors in memory care to help improve their quality of life. These resources are free or low-cost and provide everything from insurance counseling to Alzheimer’s education.

Resource

Contact

Service

(850) 386-2778

The Alzheimer’s Project of Tallahassee helps seniors with memory disorders and their caregivers by providing comfort, support and assistance through respite services, support groups and education. Services are provided free of charge.

(850) 488-0055

The Aging and Disability Resource Center coordinates a variety of home- and community-based services in the area. Programs include health insurance counseling, home energy assistance, elder abuse information and health and wellness training.

(850) 385-0029

Legal Services of North Florida helps support older adults aged 60 and older in the area with legal issues involving wills, estate planning, probate, powers of attorney, health care directives and guardianships.

(850) 414-2000

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs delivers essential services to seniors aged 60 and older throughout the community. These programs include congregate and home-delivered meals, nutrition counseling, memory disorder clinics, senior companionship, health and wellness and the Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative.

(850) 606-1940

Leon County Veterans Services helps prior military sign up to receive compensation and benefits they're entitled to. These services include health care, counseling, emergency assistance, education and legal advice. Veterans services also helps older adults sign up for the Aid and Attendance benefit, which provides financial assistance to pay for services in long-term care.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Tallahassee

Tallahassee Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Florida