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A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Memory Care Near You

Step 1: To find dementia or Alzheimer’s care near you, browse the best memory care facilities in Gainesville.

Step 2: Narrow down your options by considering key memory care features and amenities, like an engaging memory care activities calendar and staff expertise.

Step 3: Understand the costs of memory care and make a plan for how to pay for memory care.

Step 4: Schedule a tour of your top memory care picks, and choose your favorite.

Step 5: Get expert tips on moving a parent to memory care.

Not sure if memory care is right for you? Learn about memory care services and benefits.

Step 1: Browse top rated memory care in Gainesville, Florida

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Memory Care

Average starting price $4,357/month
Average starting price $3,912/month
Average starting price $3,201/month
Average starting price $3,279/month
Recent reviews of Memory Care in Gainesville, FL
The Windsor of Gainesville
5.0

The staff at the Windsor Of Gainesville is caring and kind and take excellent care of the residents. My father requires the highest level of care that the Windsor offers, and during the year that my father has been living there, I've made many requests regarding his care and well-being (I admit I'm very particular), and the staff have always done their best to assist and do what's best for my father, which I truly appreciate. When Covid hit and the Windsor had to "lock down", I was very glad my dad was at the Windsor because I knew he was in good hands and would be treated well and with love. The facility itself is new and very well maintained; it always looks and smells clean and welcoming.

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HarborChase of Gainesville, an ECC licensed Community
4.5

Could not be more pleased with the care my mom is getting at Harbor Chase. She transferred from another facility and had no problem settling in. The staff is very warm, attentive, friendly and caring. At this crazy time of restrictions and anxiety for all, Harbor Chase has gone a step above keeping family informed and the residents busy. THANKS HARBOR CHASE!

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Hunters Crossing Place - AL in Gainesville, FL
4.8

I have peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of for my loved one. The staff is excellent. They're very friendly and good about getting in contact with me if anything is wrong or if I have questions. I like that she has her own place where her family can come in and visit, and we don't have to be amidst everyone else, especially now with Covid. She has plenty of space to get around in, and I feel that she's safe there.

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Hunters Crossing Place - AL

4601 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653 | 3.2 milesfrom Gainesville center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Hunters Crossing Place - Assisted Living provides exceptional assisted living services in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville has been ranked as the #1 place to live in North America and one of the 'best places to live and play.' Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville is more than a college...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.8(9 reviews)

They are very accomodating in the kitchen area, if it's something my loved one does not eat, they will make something else, like a grill cheese sandwich or something. It takes a while to get acclimated, but...

The Windsor of Gainesville

3605 NW 83rd St, Gainesville, FL 32606 | 5 milesfrom Gainesville center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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The Windsor of Gainesville is an assisted living community located in Gainesville, Florida. We are committed to providing residents with the care and support they need, including memory care. Gainesville is a vibrant city with much to offer to both residents and guests.At The Windsor of...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.4(35 reviews)

The care here has saved my mother's life. She entered in a wheelchair and now she sometimes even leaves her walker behind! It is a small community so everyone is known. Even the family members who visit! I...

Hunters Crossing Place - MC

4607 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606 | 3.2 milesfrom Gainesville center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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Hunters Crossing Place - Memory Care is an exceptional Alzheimer's and dementia care community in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is home to the University of Florida but is so much more than just another college town. Gainesville has been ranked as the #1 place to live in North America as well...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(7 reviews)

The staff and everything about our experience here has been great. My mom is doing very well - even experiencing the declines that she is having, overall her physical health has improved and she is in...

Charter Senior Living of Gainesville

1001 Southwest 62nd Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32607 | 4.1 milesfrom Gainesville center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Full Days, Full HeartsLife is lived to the fullest here. In fact, each day brings a brand new list of activities that add to life’s richness in some way, with dementia-friendly activities chosen for our memory care residents. Each day also brings time spent with a community of seniors who are...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.7(21 reviews)

I am so glad we found A Place For Mom and they lead us to Brookdale Gainesville Southwest. I wish we found them sooner! My mother looks so happy and healthy now. I like that Brookdale offers a quiet...

HarborChase of Gainesville, an ECC licensed Community

1415 Fort Clarke Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606 | 5.4 milesfrom Gainesville center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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At HarborChase of Gainesville, you will embrace new friendships and an engaging lifestyle that allows you the freedom to do the things you love to do. Featuring a variety of helpful services, HarborChase offers delicious restaurant-style dining, thoughtful amenities and a wealth of activities...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
(5 reviews)

Last January 2020, HarborChase welcomed my mom into the memory care unit after a week long hospital stay. Under the new administration, the care was excellent throughout Covid and beyond to my mom's recent...

Annie's House

1201 Nw 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609 | (< 1 mile)from Gainesville center

Provides: Assisted Living

Loving Care Living LLC

1205 NW 9 AVENUE, Gainesville, FL 32601 | 1.5 milesfrom Gainesville center

Provides: Assisted Living

Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville

4000 Southwest 20th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607 | 3.9 milesfrom Gainesville center

Provides: Assisted Living

The Village at Gainsville

8000 NW 27th Blvd, Gainsville, FL 32606 | 4.1 milesfrom Gainesville center

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

North Florida Retirement Village

8000 NW 27th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606 | 4.7 milesfrom Gainesville center

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Offering a variety of retirement lifestyles from independent to assisted living, The Village is Gainesville, Florida's premier rental retirement community. Our property is tucked away on spacious North Florida acreage. The natural beauty of the small ponds, tall pines and native live oaks were...

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Oak Hammock At the UofFL

2680 SW 53rd Lane, Gainesville, FL 32608 | 5.3 milesfrom Gainesville center

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes

Melrose Country Manor Christian ALF

24715 State Road, Melrose, FL 32666 | 15 milesfrom Gainesville center

Provides: Assisted Living

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Step 2: Identify the best memory care options in Gainesville, Florida for your needs

To help you narrow down your options and choose the best memory care facility near you, some factors to consider include:

  • Memory care ratings and reviews. Our community reviews are submitted by people who have direct experience with the community. As you find memory care communities that interest you, read through the reviews: Do people have positive things to say about the community and their loved one’s experience there?
  • State licensing and regulations. Memory care communities are regulated by the state. Many states make information about community licensing, inspections, and violations available to the public. Is the community accredited? How long has it held this designation? Has the facility passed an inspection recently?
  • Specialized design. Does the community have wayfinding features, like signage and clearly marked doorways? If your loved one likes the outdoors, does the community have a healing garden or secure outdoor space?
  • Staff trained in dementia care. What specialized training do employees have? What’s the staff-to-resident ratio? Is the community staffed 24/7?
  • Memory care facility features and amenities. Does the community fit your loved one’s interests? For example, if they’re religious, is there an on-site chapel? If they value pampering and self-care, is there a beauty salon or barbershop?
  • Memory care activities. While cognitive therapies – like pet therapy and music therapy – can’t cure dementia, they can help stave off its progression and keep seniors alert and entertained. Consider asking communities if you can view a memory care activities calendar to see if there are singalongs, game nights, and supervised outings to keep your loved one socially involved.

Step 3: Compare the costs of memory care near Gainesville, Florida

How much does memory care cost in Gainesville, Florida? The answer varies based on location, floorplan options, amenities, and the level of care your loved one needs. Memory care facility costs in your area typically range between 4,131 to 6,895, with an average monthly cost for memory care of 4,357.

Families who need less expensive care and are flexible as far as location is concerned may consider nearby Middleburg, FL, where the average cost of a memory care facility is 2,000.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

More on paying for memory care

When determining how to pay for long-term care, most families end up using a variety of funding sources and strategies, such as:

Related: Visit our complete guide to paying for long-term care
All our payment advice in one place. This comprehensive resource contains detailed tips on how to plan and pay for senior living.

Step 4: Tour your top memory care communities in Gainesville, Florida

Taking a tour is a crucial step in choosing a memory care facility. In fact, 97% percent of families took a tour before moving a parent to memory care, according to A Place for Mom’s family survey. Whether you tour in-person or virtually, this experience allows you to meet community staff, see the unit your family member would live in, and ask important questions.

Related: Feel confident and prepared with our memory care touring checklist

This downloadable guide helps you identify what to look for in a community and key questions to ask when you visit.

Step 5: Plan for how to move to memory care

The process of moving a parent to memory care typically starts with an empathetic conversation. Talking to a parent about memory care should happen at the right time and place, prioritizing your loved one’s comfort and privacy.

Related: Reference our complete senior living conversation guide

This detailed resource offers tips for starting a productive dialogue, getting your family on the same page, and considering next steps.

Prepare for a move to memory care

As it gets closer to move-in day, ease the transition to memory care by packing for your family member and beginning to personalize their space. The day of, acknowledge your loved one’s questions, encourage them to get involved in memory care activities, and have conversations with staff about what communication will be like moving forward.

What is memory care?

 Memory care supports the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities provide enhanced security, dementia therapies, and spaces designed to prevent wandering. Services in memory care facilities often include:

  • Medication management
  • Memory-enhancing activities
  • Help with personal care
  • Mobility assistance
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to memory care

Frequently asked questions

The Windsor of Gainesville, Seagrass Village of Fleming Island and The Windsor of Ocala are the top rated memory care facilities near Gainesville, Florida. See full list of communities.

There are 12 memory care facilities near Gainesville, Florida. See the full list.

The best memory care facilities near you in Gainesville, Florida are The Windsor of Gainesville. These memory care communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

The 12 memory care facilities near you in Gainesville, Florida typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Gainesville, Florida, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Gainesville, Florida, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Gainesville, Florida ranges from $4, 131 to $6, 895. The average Memory Care cost in Gainesville, Florida is $4, 357. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Gainesville, Florida typically starts at $4, 131. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

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