Cities with Memory Care Communities in Florida

Altamonte Springs
Englewood
Land O'Lakes
Palm Beach Gardens
Stuart
Altoona
Estero
Lantana
Palm Coast
Summerfield
Amelia Island
Eustis
Largo
Palm Harbor
Sun City Center
Apopka
Fern Park
Lauderhill
Panama City Beach
Sunrise
Atlantic Beach
Fernandina Beach
Lecanto
Parkland
Tallahassee
Aventura
Fleming Island
Leesburg
Pembroke Pines
Tamarac
Belleair
Fort Lauderdale
Longwood
Pensacola
Tampa
Belleview
Fort Myers
Maitland
Pinellas Park
Tarpon Springs
Boca Raton
Fort Pierce
Margate
Plant City
Tavares
Bonita Springs
Fort Walton Beach
Melbourne
Plantation
Temple Terrace
Boynton Beach
Gainesville
Merritt Island
Pompano Beach
Tequesta
Bradenton
Green Cove Springs
Miami
Port Charlotte
The Villages
Brandon
Greenacres
Mount Dora
Port Orange
Titusville
Brooksville
Gulf Breeze
Naples
Port Richey
Trinity
Cape Coral
Holiday
New Port Richey
Port St. Lucie
Venice
Casselberry
Hollywood
Niceville
Punta Gorda
Vero Beach
Clearwater
Hudson
Nokomis
Riverview
Wellington
Clermont
Inverness
North Miami
Rockledge
Wesley Chapel
Coconut Creek
Jacksonville
North Port
Royal Palm Beach
West Melbourne
Cooper City
Jacksonville Beach
Ocala
Saint Augustine
West Palm Beach
Cutler Bay
Jensen Beach
Ocoee
Sanford
Winter Garden
Davie
Jupiter
Orange City
Sarasota
Winter Haven
Deerfield Beach
Kissimmee
Orange Park
Satellite Beach
Winter Park
Defuniak Springs
Lady Lake
Orlando
Sebastian
Winter Springs
Deland
Lake Mary
Ormond Beach
Sebring
Zephyrhills
Delray Beach
Lake Wales
Oviedo
Seminole
 
Destin
Lake Worth
Palatka
Spring Hill
 
Dunedin
Lakeland
Palm Bay
St. Petersburg
 
Altamonte Springs
Jacksonville
Plant City
Altoona
Jacksonville Beach
Plantation
Amelia Island
Jensen Beach
Pompano Beach
Apopka
Jupiter
Port Charlotte
Atlantic Beach
Kissimmee
Port Orange
Aventura
Lady Lake
Port Richey
Belleair
Lake Mary
Port St. Lucie
Belleview
Lake Wales
Punta Gorda
Boca Raton
Lake Worth
Riverview
Bonita Springs
Lakeland
Rockledge
Boynton Beach
Land O'Lakes
Royal Palm Beach
Bradenton
Lantana
Saint Augustine
Brandon
Largo
Sanford
Brooksville
Lauderhill
Sarasota
Cape Coral
Lecanto
Satellite Beach
Casselberry
Leesburg
Sebastian
Clearwater
Longwood
Sebring
Clermont
Maitland
Seminole
Coconut Creek
Margate
Spring Hill
Cooper City
Melbourne
St. Petersburg
Cutler Bay
Merritt Island
Stuart
Davie
Miami
Summerfield
Deerfield Beach
Mount Dora
Sun City Center
Defuniak Springs
Naples
Sunrise
Deland
New Port Richey
Tallahassee
Delray Beach
Niceville
Tamarac
Destin
Nokomis
Tampa
Dunedin
North Miami
Tarpon Springs
Englewood
North Port
Tavares
Estero
Ocala
Temple Terrace
Eustis
Ocoee
Tequesta
Fern Park
Orange City
The Villages
Fernandina Beach
Orange Park
Titusville
Fleming Island
Orlando
Trinity
Fort Lauderdale
Ormond Beach
Venice
Fort Myers
Oviedo
Vero Beach
Fort Pierce
Palatka
Wellington
Fort Walton Beach
Palm Bay
Wesley Chapel
Gainesville
Palm Beach Gardens
West Melbourne
Green Cove Springs
Palm Coast
West Palm Beach
Greenacres
Palm Harbor
Winter Garden
Gulf Breeze
Panama City Beach
Winter Haven
Holiday
Parkland
Winter Park
Hollywood
Pembroke Pines
Winter Springs
Hudson
Pensacola
Zephyrhills
Inverness
Pinellas Park
Altamonte Springs
Naples
Altoona
New Port Richey
Amelia Island
Niceville
Apopka
Nokomis
Atlantic Beach
North Miami
Aventura
North Port
Belleair
Ocala
Belleview
Ocoee
Boca Raton
Orange City
Bonita Springs
Orange Park
Boynton Beach
Orlando
Bradenton
Ormond Beach
Brandon
Oviedo
Brooksville
Palatka
Cape Coral
Palm Bay
Casselberry
Palm Beach Gardens
Clearwater
Palm Coast
Clermont
Palm Harbor
Coconut Creek
Panama City Beach
Cooper City
Parkland
Cutler Bay
Pembroke Pines
Davie
Pensacola
Deerfield Beach
Pinellas Park
Defuniak Springs
Plant City
Deland
Plantation
Delray Beach
Pompano Beach
Destin
Port Charlotte
Dunedin
Port Orange
Englewood
Port Richey
Estero
Port St. Lucie
Eustis
Punta Gorda
Fern Park
Riverview
Fernandina Beach
Rockledge
Fleming Island
Royal Palm Beach
Fort Lauderdale
Saint Augustine
Fort Myers
Sanford
Fort Pierce
Sarasota
Fort Walton Beach
Satellite Beach
Gainesville
Sebastian
Green Cove Springs
Sebring
Greenacres
Seminole
Gulf Breeze
Spring Hill
Holiday
St. Petersburg
Hollywood
Stuart
Hudson
Summerfield
Inverness
Sun City Center
Jacksonville
Sunrise
Jacksonville Beach
Tallahassee
Jensen Beach
Tamarac
Jupiter
Tampa
Kissimmee
Tarpon Springs
Lady Lake
Tavares
Lake Mary
Temple Terrace
Lake Wales
Tequesta
Lake Worth
The Villages
Lakeland
Titusville
Land O'Lakes
Trinity
Lantana
Venice
Largo
Vero Beach
Lauderhill
Wellington
Lecanto
Wesley Chapel
Leesburg
West Melbourne
Longwood
West Palm Beach
Maitland
Winter Garden
Margate
Winter Haven
Melbourne
Winter Park
Merritt Island
Winter Springs
Miami
Zephyrhills
Mount Dora

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.