The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Gulfport, MS for 2023
There are 6 Memory Care Facilities in the Gulfport area, with 3 in Gulfport and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Gulfport is $4,650 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include Biloxi with an average starting cost of $3,920.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Gulfport. On average, consumers rate memory care in Gulfport 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Biloxi with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Gulfport find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Gulfport, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Gulfport, MS
What to Consider About Memory Care in Gulfport
Gulfport is home to about 72,000 residents with 13.5 percent aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors are part of the 54,000 Mississippi residents living with Alzheimer's disease and a memory care facility can provide the services and care they need. Gulfport is home to one memory care facility and there are five more nearby.
The Mississippi Department of Health oversees and regulates all memory care facilities in the state. Described as Alzheimer's disease units or dementia care units, these facilities are subject to additional regulations. As a result, these facilities are equipped to work with the dementia population and deliver high-quality care.
- Gulfport offers a moderate year-round climate for seniors. Temperatures hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and average around 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Gulfport sees no snow but gets more rain than the national average. Its coastal location on the Gulf of Mexico makes hurricanes a possibility, which seniors and their families should consider when evaluating the area.
- Mississippi does not tax social security benefits, which can offer some tax savings for seniors. Seniors and their families should consider these savings when budgeting for memory care facility expenses.
- Gulfport's cost of living is below the national average. On a scale where 100 represents the national average, Gulfport ranks 87.8. Housing and utility costs are especially low. Memory care facility expenses in Gulfport's Harrison County are also below the national median.
- Violent crime rates are low in Gulfport, which is appealing to families looking for memory care in the area. On a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 the most dangerous, Gulfport's violent crime rate is 19.6. Its property crime rate, which includes burglary and motor vehicle theft, comes in at 63.2.
Paying for Memory Care in Gulfport
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Gulfport start around $4,375 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Gulfport 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 Gulfport
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Mississippi 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 Mississippi page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Gulfport
Gulfport 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 Gulfport, please visit our Memory Care in Mississippi page.
Directory of Winners in the Gulfport Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gulfport
Gulfport-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Mississippi are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Mississippi page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Gulfport, MS
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Gulfport
Review of Seashore Highlands
I did a tour of Seashore Highlands Retirement Community. It had a very homey feel, it didn't have an institutional feel. It was a little smaller than the other place I visited. For someone that doe... Read more
Review of Claiborne at Gulfport Highlands
If you are looking at this place I urge you to look elsewhere. My father spent 4 months there before his treatment got so bad that we had to move him to another place right around the corner. If yo... Read more
Review of Claiborne at Gulfport Highlands
We placed my mom at Claiborne at Gulfport Highlands, and it's awesome. I like the security and knowing she is safe. It is beautiful, very peaceful, and very clean. The staff are very helpful and ve... Read more