13 Memory Care Facilities near West Melbourne, FL
There are 13 Memory Care Facilities in the West Melbourne area, with 2 in West Melbourne and 11 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in West Melbourne is $4,292 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Melbourne with an average starting cost of $4,291.
To help you with your search, browse the 27 reviews below for memory care facilities in West Melbourne. On average, consumers rate memory care in West Melbourne 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Palm Bay with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in West Melbourne find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in West Melbourne, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in West Melbourne, FL
What to Consider About Memory Care in West Melbourne
West Melbourne, Florida, is home to approximately 22,000 residents, one-fifth of whom are 65 years of age or older. Along with a warm and predictable year-round climate, the city offers nine memory care facilities for those seniors in the community with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
In West Melbourne, like the rest of Florida, memory care facilities are classified by the state as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and are regulated by the Department of Elder Affairs. Since nearly one in 40 people have Alzheimer’s disease in Florida, memory care facility staff must be explicitly trained by a state-approved educator in order to serve those with Alzheimer's or any other form of dementia.
- Florida is considered one of seven retirement tax-friendly states throughout the country. Since income, such as Social Security retirement benefits is untaxed, West Melbourne offers seniors or family members the opportunity to save more money, which can make a difference for those seeking memory care on a budget.
- Air quality throughout the United States is measured by the EPA through The National Air Toxics Assessment. Based on this examination, West Melbourne's air quality is considered 14 percent better than the national average air quality. Since bad air can cause irritated eyes and throats and create shortness of breath for seniors, West Melbourne might be an appealing option for memory care because of its above-average air quality.
- Though the average cost of living in West Melbourne is five percent higher than the national average, the cost of living in West Melbourne is cheaper than the average cost throughout Florida. Those looking for a more affordable area in Florida for memory care could consider West Melbourne.
- Over 80 percent of all communities throughout the United States are considered safer than West Melbourne. A senior has a one in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in West Melbourne, with a crime rate of 29 crimes per 1,000 residents.
Paying for Memory Care in West Melbourne
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in West Melbourne start around $4,292 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,062 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in West Melbourne 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 West Melbourne
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 West Melbourne
West Melbourne 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 West Melbourne, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Directory of Winners in the West Melbourne Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in West Melbourne
West Melbourne-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.
Other Options in West Melbourne, FL
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in West Melbourne
Review of YourLife™ of West Melbourne
My father-in-law is at YourLife™ of West Melbourne. It's very close to where we live, it's brand new, it's beautiful, and the people are great. I like just how the staff is very friendly. She's mai... Read more
Review of Brookdale West Melbourne
I've always loved Brookdale West Melbourne (Formerly Clare Bridge of West Melbourne). I liked that it's open, and it had a lot of light in there, which is good for Alzheimer's. I liked their activi... Read more
Review of Brookdale West Melbourne
We moved my mother-in-law into Brookdale West Melbourne (Formerly Clare Bridge of West Melbourne) in January. The staff was very open to answering all the questions that we had. It specializes in m... Read more