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What to Consider About Memory Care in Wellington

Florida’s memory care communities, including those located in Wellington, are licensed and operated by the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Health Facility Regulation. Facilities must pass an inspection to ensure they are observing the state and federal laws and regulations. Licenses must be renewed every two years, at which time a follow-up inspection is to be conducted.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Wellington

  • Many seniors flock to Florida cities such as Wellington to enjoy warm and sunny weather across the seasons. The city offers snow-free winters with temperatures above 55 degrees, and an average of 230 days of sunshine are expected each year. It’s worth noting that the area experiences very hot summer weather, so seniors may want to be mindful of the time they spend outdoors.
  • Wellington is expensive compared to the average Florida city. Its cost of living index score is 128.3, which is higher than both the state median of 103.1 and the U.S. national average of 100. While seniors may notice particularly high housing and transportation costs, health care costs are moderate.
  • Fortunately, Florida is very tax-friendly toward retirees. As there is no state income tax, Florida’s seniors are not subject to taxation on any forms of retirement income or benefits, including pensions, Social Security benefits, IRAs and 401(k)s. There is also no inheritance or estate tax in Florida, and sales taxes are moderate.
  • Even if a community doesn’t offer transportation services, it’s easy for seniors to get around Wellington using Palm Tran. This regional public transportation system offers both fixed route services and scheduled door-to-door paratransit. Its Seniors in Motion program offers reduced rates for adults aged 65 and older and rider assistance.
  • According to the American Lung Association, seniors in the Wellington area breathe high-quality air. The region receives A ratings in terms of high ozone days and 24-hour particle pollution, as well as a passing grade for annual particle pollution.
  • Locally, seniors have access to world-class health care services at the nationally-ranked Wellington Regional Medical Center. In addition to emergency care, the center features a certified comprehensive stroke center.
  • Crime rates in Wellington are low compared to national rates. On a scale to 100, the city receives an index rating of 15.7 for violent crime and 28.7 in terms of property-related offenses. These numbers are lower than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4 in the same categories, respectively, which may offer peace of mind for seniors and their family members.

Paying for Memory Care in Wellington

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Seniors in Wellington typically pay $4,704 per month at memory care facilities, though prices can vary between communities.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Wellington is an affordable city in terms of care costs. Its monthly rates are not only $300 lower than the state median, but they’re also more than $900 lower than the U.S. average. While seniors can find slightly lower rates in cities such as Lakeland, costs in Wellington are less expensive than nearby cities, such as Miami and Palm Bay, where costs are between $770 and $870 higher. They’re also significantly lower than costs in Naples, which are the highest in the state at $6,625 per month.

Wellington

$4,704

Florida

$5,000

United States

$5,625

Miami

$5,481

Naples

$6,625

Palm Bay

$5,576

Lakeland

$4,125

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

For part-time assistance, adult day care is an affordable option at $1,517 per month. Assisted living is around $940 less than memory care, though services are less specialized. Monthly rates for both in-home care and home health care are similar to those for memory care; however, these options allow seniors to age in place. Nursing homes are the most expensive option, starting at $8,164 per month, though they offer the most comprehensive care.

Memory Care

$4,704

In-Home Care

$4,671

Home Health Care

$4,767

Adult Day Health Care

$1,517

Assisted Living Facility

$3,763

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,164

Note: Data for Wellington was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Port St. Lucie, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Wellington

In Wellington 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, visit 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 & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in Wellington

Individuals in Wellington who are impacted by dementia can access support through the following resources. These community organizations and government agencies are committed to serving seniors’ needs through a wide range of programming and services, such as benefits counseling, support groups, health screenings and legal assistance.

ResourceContactService
Alzheimer's Association Southeast Florida Chapter(800) 272-3900The Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of support services and educational opportunities for seniors with dementia and their families. The organization runs support groups and educational workshops and operates a 24/7 helpline for information, advice and referrals.
Alzheimer's Community Care(561) 683-2700Alzheimer's Community Care offers community-based, dementia-specific services for seniors and families impacted by Alzheimer's. The nonprofit focuses on seven core services, which include case management, family nurse navigators, ID locator services and community education programs. It also operates a 24-hour crisis line.
Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

(866) 684-5885The Area Agency on Aging serves as a comprehensive resource to connect seniors with programs and services that suit their needs. Its toll-free hotline serves as a source of advice, information and referrals to services such as benefits assistance, long-term care counseling and respite.
Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services(561) 355-4750Palm Beach County's Division of Senior Services operates three regional senior centers that offer free programs and services such as case management, tax assistance health screenings. The centers also host events, recreational activities and congregate meals.
211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast2-1-1Seniors can call 2-1-1 to speak with trained professionals who can answer questions, offer unbiased information and provide referrals to local services. The organization also offers an elder crisis outreach hotline and telephone reassurance program for individuals aged 60 and older.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wellington

Wellington 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Phyllis

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

Review of HarborChase of Wellington Crossing

The HarborChase of Wellington Crossing was clean and neat, and people were interested in talking to you. I know several patients that are there too so I think it was a very good facility. The...

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Memory Care

Bonnie

I visited this facility

Review of HarborChase of Wellington Crossing

HarborChase of Wellington Crossing is beautiful and they do a very good job. It is the one I tried to get my sister into because to me, that is the nicest of all the places we visited. It was...

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