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Jacksonville, Florida, has excellent memory care options for seniors with memory loss. Older adults flock to Jacksonville for the warm weather, world-class health care system, and low cost of living. Many of these seniors are veterans, thanks to the many military facilities and the deep sea port in Jacksonville. But seniors from all over the nation are drawn to the Bold New City of the South. Some follow their children who move to Jacksonville for jobs in technology or finance, and some want to be near the cutting-edge memory loss research taking place in Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic. Either way, seniors with memory loss are well cared for in Jacksonville.

Florida’s Department of Health considers memory care to be a type of assisted living. Most memory care communities are embedded within assisted living communities as a result, although there are a few memory care-only communities in Jacksonville. Regardless of which type of memory care community you choose for your loved one, you can rest assured that they will receive compassionate and person-centered care in a safe and secure environment.

A Place for Mom partners with 12 memory care communities within 10-miles from Jacksonville’s city center. This guide provides information about A Place for Mom’s partnering memory care facilities in Jacksonville, Florida. You’ll find a detailed look at how much memory care costs in Jacksonville, how to pay, and how to use veterans benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare. You’ll also find an in-depth description of what Jacksonville’s local memory care communities are like. Then, you can learn more about what it’s like to live in Jacksonville, from transportation to health care to dementia-friendly activities. Read on to learn how memory care in Jacksonville can help you.

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My mom is completely at home at Brookdale Mandarin Central. The staff is caring and thoughtful. They keep my mom engaged in activities throughout the day. "Family & friends" events are exceptional.
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
A Community Built for One Thing: Memory CareWhile other communities might offer a range of care levels, we do one thing, and we do it very well. And because memory care is such a specialized kind of care, we think you’ll find that makes us special. Our community offers Alzheimer's and dementia...
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We moved our parents to Windsor at the Ortega a month ago. What a wonderful experience. The staff immediately engaged with us, getting to know the supports we needed, and what they could do to make our...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Windsor at Ortega is an assisted living community located in Jacksonville, Florida. We are committed to providing residents with the care and support they need, including memory care. Jacksonville is a vibrant city with much to offer to both residents and guests including great opportunities...
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Overall I'm very pleased and would recommend. They really need more staff in dining and to help with activities. More staff led activities would be beneficial rather than through video.I would tell a friend...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Windsor at San Pablo is a caring assisted living community located in Jacksonville, Florida. We are committed to providing residents with the care and support they need, including memory care. Jacksonville is a vibrant city with much to offer to both residents and guests including great...
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The staff at Brookdale Avondale are very helpful and responsive. They are also very professional. We are very happy that we were able to move my mother-in-law to Brookdale Avondale. The food is great too.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Luxurious Senior Living in JacksonvilleOur residents have traded the stress and isolation that often comes from living at home for a life lived well. We handle all the cooking, cleaning and chores. You just handle making the most out of each of your senior living days. Our community is a...
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They are very thoughtful, professional, kind and thorough. The residents are happy. My brother loves it there. He is content and is making many new friends. He feels valued there. There are no bad smells in...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Redefining Assisted Living For Jacksonville seniors looking for exceptional care, our community is worth a close look. Visit, and you might find that we feel more like a great resort than what you typically think of senior living. Our community offers assisted living for seniors in...
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the staff is amazing! so friendly and they all show great caring and love for my mom. tonight the food was spectacular and we all enjoyed the night.
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Great Care for Great SeniorsBrookdale was one of the pioneers of memory care over 25 years ago, and we haven’t stopped perfecting our system ever since. Our program, called Clare Bridge, is an award-winning, research-based way of providing a safe, stable and predictable environment for seniors so...
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All of the staff are very friendly and seem to be concerned with the residents . Her room is always clean, and she is always dressed in fresh clothing. She appears to be bathed frequently. The activities...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Sunrise of Jacksonville, FL, is proud to offer residents and their families the benefits of Sunrise Senior Living’s 30-plus years of expertise in caring for the needs of seniors. Situated on three beautiful acres with walking paths and benches, our mansion-style community features gorgeous...
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I highly recommend. While the facility was not the fanciest, they are remodeling. The care is exceptional, the staff is so caring, it is truly a wonderful family environment.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...
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Essentially, nice place, good people but understaffed and unprepared to handle people that have fall issues. She fell several times, last time she hit her head real hard and ended up with a brain bleed. She...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
From our tranquil and relaxing atmosphere to our luxurious apartments with modern amenities—HarborChase of Mandarin provides helpful and convenient services that make life easier and more enjoyable. Residents can enjoy a cafè latte just the way they like it, in our bistro or let our chefs delight...
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Everyone was very friendly and outgoing. The food is excellent! The only downside is the facility was losing patients, so that resulted in reducing staff which impacted care and responsiveness.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to The Gables of Jacksonville! We believe in celebrating senior living every day, and we have the perfect location to do just that. Shopping, dining and entertainment outings take full advantage of the greater Jacksonville, Florida area. Loving, lively and dedicated associates make the...
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The administrative people I've dealt with seem sincerely engaged with the residents welfare and happiness. Apartment sizes are comfortable. Not too small.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At Camellia at Deerwood, you can live the life you want to. Enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive dining, a wealth of life enrichment activities and the freedom to explore your interests within the community and around Jacksonville area. Our amenities are designed to enhance your day, leaving...
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I think it's a great place. I recommended it to many people. It's an older facility, but that is what makes it affordable. It's very cozy under all the shaded trees. I would live there myself.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Always ready to lend a hand, our team is a caring and compassionate group of individuals committed to providing the best care and service to our residents.' Wyndham Lakes is conveniently located behind Southlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Our beautiful park-like community sits on 14 acres...
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New facility. Young energetic staff. Apartments have plenty of room. My parents are in memory care, so it's not so much about the amenities. Everything is taken care of: meds, meals, PT, laundry.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Every single visit I observe patient, kind, and caring staff. I am so impressed with the compassion displayed on a daily basis. My mother is so happy here. We are truly blessed!!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Great Care for Great SeniorsA great life deserves a great backdrop, and that’s what our community provides. Days spent in our on-site beauty parlor, or evenings on our covered porch are often filled with friends, as our community is full of vibrant seniors just like you. And with an almost...
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My mom is currently a resident at Discovery Commons San Pablo. We like the place because it is small and with mom's dementia, she can find her way around and get back to her room easily. The staff are all...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Atria Park of San Pablo is a charming, elegant senior living community located on the Intracoastal Waterway between historic St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida, offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. This location is near some of Florida's most beautiful...
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I found the facility to have a very active and diverse independent living schedule of activities, including shuttles for errands to Walmart, Target, etc. The outdoor pool is a real plus in Florida!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Relaxation for Now. Care for Later.With three distinctly different levels of senior living care, our community has something for everybody. Our residents take advantage of independent living, assisted living, and memory care for those living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. At each care...
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[name removed] who gave me the tour was amazing! Knowledgeable, kind, patient & understanding. Memory care is their primary focus. My mom has dementia. This was a perfect fit.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Ortega Gardens Memory Care provides the highest quality of geriatric care in the Jacksonville, Florida area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and personalized care and attention...
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My loved one was previously a resident at The Fountains at Mill Cove and it was a great experience. I like that there were no hidden fees, the facility offered multiple care options, and the direct care...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
You really can have everything that senior living has to offer! A beautiful quiet setting with that sweet home feeling, an almost endless list of activities designed to bring fulfillment and socialization. A life of fewer worries that comes from living in a community built specifically for your...
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My loved one is currently a resident at San Jose Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center. Overall, her experience here at this facility has been very good. The friendliness is great! The cleanliness, staff,...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
San Jose Gardens provides the highest quality of memory care and is deeply committed to serving people living with Alzheimer's and related dementia. San Jose Gardens offers 24 hour nurses, compassionate and highly trained caregiver and a dedicated Meaningful Moments program director.Meaningful...
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What our family likes the most about Anthem Lakes is the overall cleanliness, the staff stability, location and the food services. Based on the experience we have had we would recommend Anthem Lakes to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Anthem Lakes: Why a better choice?Consider the setting and the value of nature for health.Anthem Lakes has 14 acres. A lake and a dock. Three ponds. Mature forest in a park-like setting.Does It Matter?Yes. Extensive research proves the health benefits of nature.Consider this summary statement...
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This is a lovely property with gorgeous grounds. I believe there isn't enough staff due to COVID. The family has to follow up on requests to make sure these are taken care of for our loved one. The...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nestled on 75-acres of lush, semi-tropical paradise, Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is situated on the shores of Julington Creek, a half-mile wide arm of the St. Johns River. Our community provides the best combination of a private, natural setting with the big-city amenities of nearby...
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The staff and management are very willing to work with you. The caregivers are friendly and kind. The location is awesome. I wish they would let the chef have more say in the menu instead of being dictated...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Discovery Village at Deerwood is a newly-opened purpose built, luxury Supervised Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community located in Jacksonville, FL.
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Overall, our experience has been good here at this facility. We're having a few difficulties at the present time, but we are working through them. The food is very good and includes a great variety. The...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Starling at San Jose is an elegant sanctuary offering unmatched comfort and vitality along the peaceful shores of Goodby’s Creek. Offering resort-style services and personalized care, this state-of-the-art community featuring luxurious amenities in a warm and inspiring environment is the perfect...
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What I like the most about the Bartram Lakes Assisted Living community is the friendliness of the staff members. I have a great apartment where I get to control my own heat and air conditioning Everything is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Brooks Bartram Lakes Assisted Living and The Green House Residences is an ECC licensed assisted living community and memory care provider located in the friendly and upscale Bartram Park area of sunny Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. Situated in one of the most desirable residential areas in...
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My family and loved one have had a good experience with Benton House at Oakleaf. The community is clean when we visit our loved one. The staff are kind, caring, and helpful. Everyone seems to be friendly....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Recent reviews for memory care in Jacksonville

Allegro Fleming Island

4.3
My Mother arrived about 10 days before Xmas after selling her home of 20 years. She was scheduled for a 30 day Respite visit but they offered a better deal to go ahead & sign on as a regular resident with her household stuff following her there in late Jan after I returned from my trip. Since ...
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Canterfield of Jacksonville in Middleburg, FL

4.5
My best day was when my mother said "I really like being here....they take good care of me"...then I new I had made the right choice. Thank you for making your residents care a priority. Mom is content and well cared for and that gives me peace of mind. Thank you all for loving my mom too.

Brookdale Orange Park

5.0
My experience has been excellent. Programs and staff are pleasant and engaging. My mom is in memory care and Brookdale could not have been a better choice!! ???

Jacksonville review score based on 344 family reviews

8.1
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This proprietary review score is based on 344 reviews of 51 Jacksonville memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Jacksonville review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Jacksonville review score compared against nearby cities

8.1
Jacksonville, FL51 facilities
8.5
Orange Park, FL37 facilities

Review subcategories for Jacksonville memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 344 reviews of 51 Jacksonville memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Jacksonville resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Jacksonville, FL averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.5
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
4.5
Care services
4.2
4.2
Staff
4.4
4.4
Meals & dining
4.1
4.0
Activities
4.2
3.9
Value for cost*
4.2
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Costs of memory care in the Jacksonville, FL, area

Memory care in Jacksonville costs on average $4,110 a month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This sum is the total cost of memory care, and includes rent, meals, care services, and all extra amenity fees. Memory care is more expensive than other care types because it often requires specialized training and additional security.

However, Jacksonville is known for its low cost of living, and this holds true for memory care. In Jacksonville, memory care is more affordable than in other similarly-sized cities, such as Phoenix or Denver. In fact, Jacksonville’s housing is almost 15% more affordable than the average across Florida.[02]

Seniors and their loved ones will find that Florida is financially friendly to people over 65. Florida has no income tax, and it doesn’t tax Social Security benefits or income from pensions. Florida also doesn’t use an inheritance or estate tax, which is beneficial to seniors and their families.

The chart below showcases the baseline costs for memory care in Jacksonville, before any additional amenity fees or care services. It’s best read as a useful comparison of the costs of senior living in Jacksonville and nearby cities.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Jacksonville, FL vs. nearby cities

Jacksonville, FL
$4,566/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Jacksonville, FL vs. the state and national average

Jacksonville, FL
$4,566/mo
$5,252/mo
U.S. national average
$4,885/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Jacksonville vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$4,566/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Jacksonville, FL by room type

Semi-Private
$3,884/mo
Studio
$4,598/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,670/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,427/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Jacksonville over time

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How people pay for memory care in Jacksonville, FL

Memory care can be affordable and remain affordable with careful planning. Most families use a combination of public and private funds to pay for their loved one’s memory care. Because of the nature of memory care, many families attempt to cover as much of their loved one’s care as possible using public funds, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and veterans benefits. Memory care is expensive, however, so most families do need to use some private savings or income to cover the remainder of their loved one’s memory care services.

Learn how to pay for memory care in Jacksonville. Regardless of your financial situation, memory care can be affordable with the right resources. Read on to discover how Medicaid, Medicare, veterans benefits, and private savings can help you keep memory care within reach.

Private pay methods in Jacksonville, FL

Most families turn to private pay methods only after using public funds, like Medicaid, Medicare, and veterans benefits to pay for their loved one’s memory care. While memory care is considered a type of assisted living, associated health care expenses can often be paid for with public benefits.

Private pay methods include any financial assets that can be used to pay for memory care, such as retirement accounts, health care insurance, money from the sale of a house, and more. Individual savings are not the only way to pay for senior care. You can learn more about how to leverage your private financial assets to pay for your loved one’s memory care in the articles below.

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VA benefits for memory care in Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville lauds itself as being the most veteran-friendly city in the United States. With multiple military facilities and the Submarine Base Kings Bay, Jacksonville has plenty of resources for local veterans, and a high population of veterans of all ages. Because 17% of the city’s veterans are over 75, many of Jacksonville’s veteran resources are directed toward seniors.[03]

Can I pay for memory care in Jacksonville with veterans benefits?

Yes, many veterans and their families use veterans benefits to cover some or all of their memory care expenses. There are multiple types of veterans benefits, some of which can be used to pay for memory care. One of the most generous is the Aid and Attendance benefit, which can be used to pay for anything that improves a veteran’s quality of life. This includes expenses related to memory care. To determine which veterans benefits your loved one qualifies for, you should speak with local Jacksonville benefits counselors.

How do I know if I’m eligible for veterans benefits?

Your loved one may be eligible for more veterans benefits than you think. Determining which benefits they’re eligible for can be tricky, as each benefit has different criteria and can cover different services. However, in Jacksonville, seniors and their families have access to a wide variety of excellent benefits counselors who can identify the right benefits and help you apply. The best option is to start with benefits counseling to ensure your loved one gets access to all the benefits they’re entitled to, even before starting an application.

Benefits counseling for veterans and their families in Jacksonville, FL

It is especially easy for veterans in Jacksonville to access benefits counseling services. Jacksonville lives up to its reputation as a veteran-friendly city by dedicating an entire city department to veterans affairs. However, local veterans and their families can find a variety of other independent organizations that offer unbiased and straightforward advice when applying for veterans benefits.

Besides benefits counseling, the Jacksonville Vet Center provides mental health counseling to local veterans and their families for no cost. Families with loved ones experiencing memory loss after their time in the military may especially appreciate this service.

Jacksonville veterans and their families can find in-depth and personal veterans benefits counseling through these organizations:

  • Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) are a national network of VA-vetted benefits counselors. The veterans service officers who staff VSOs are experts in veterans benefits and can help you find the benefits your loved one is eligible for, and then help you and your loved one apply for them. You can find VSOs by going to the VSO webpage and clicking on “Find a new Representative,” or by going to the National Resource Directory and searching “VSO in Florida.”
  • The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department. Jacksonville’s Department of Military Affairs and Veterans serves local veterans and their families. This department provides benefits counseling to veterans and their loved one and can even appeal decisions in court. Veterans service officers are the department’s primary benefits counselors. Veterans and their families can also learn about local housing and employment opportunities in Jacksonville. To contact a service officer directly, call the department using the number listed below.
  • The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA). The FDVA provides 100% virtual benefits counseling. State-employed benefits counselors can help determine for which benefits your loved one should apply and will guide you through the application process. You can set up your virtual appointment by calling 727-319-7408.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Jacksonville. Local VFW and DAV chapters are unaffiliated with federal or state governments. Jacksonville VFW and DAV chapters advocate for veterans applying for benefits. These programs offer benefits counseling and can appeal decisions on behalf of veterans and their families. They also provide social and service events and are a great way to get involved with your local veteran community in Jacksonville.
79583

Number of veterans who live in Jacksonville, Florida

About 17% of Jacksonville veterans are 75+.

Resources for Jacksonville, FL, veterans

Government veterans services offices

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
9500 Bay Pines Blvd., #214
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Phone: 727-316-7440
Email: vso@fdva.state.fl.us
Virtual benefits counseling

Jacksonville Vet Center
3728 Phillips Highway, Suite 31
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-399-8351

Jacksonville Military Affairs and Veterans Department
City Hall
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-778-7907

Local veterans resources

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7909
6204 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Phone: 904-778-7909
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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3270
915 Eighth Ave.
South Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: 904-249-7366

Disabled American Veterans Jacksonville
1439 Parental Home Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904-720-0244

Jacksonville, FL, Medicaid for memory care

Florida Medicaid may cover some of your loved one’s memory care expenses. Medicaid is a federal- and state-funded health insurance program for low-income individuals, and in Florida, the program is run by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Under Florida Medicaid, your loved one may be eligible for one of these two health insurance plans:

  • Managed Medical Assistance (MMA). The MMA plan is the comprehensive health insurance plan under Florida Medicaid. It works the same as other health insurance plans, and it covers most health-related expenses. However, the MMA plan doesn’t cover rent or meals at a long-term care facility. If your loved one is in need of memory care, they likely should apply to Florida Medicaid’s other health insurance plan, the Long-Term Care Plan.
  • Long-Term Care (LTC). The Long-Term Care Plan is specifically for individuals who need a nursing home level of care. It covers much more than the MMA plan, including rent, meals, and all care services provided at a long-term care facility. This plan is also called the State Wide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMC LTC).[04]
What does Florida Medicaid’s SMMC LTC plan cover?

The SMMC LTC plan is more comprehensive than the MMA plan. It covers all medical and personal care services, rent, and meals in a nursing home. Listed below are a few other examples of what the SMMC LTC plan may cover:

  • Memory care services, such as occupational therapy
  • Personal care, such as bathing and mobility
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transportation to and from medical or therapy appointments

What does Florida Medicaid’s SMMC LTC plan not cover?

Florida Medicaid’s SMMC LTC plan won’t cover rent or meals in a facility that’s not a Medicaid-approved nursing home. However, many memory care facilities in Florida technically qualify as a Medicaid-approved nursing home, even though they may not call themselves a nursing home.

If a long-term care facility — including a memory care facility — provides skilled nursing services, it can qualify as a nursing home in Florida. However, not all nursing homes are Medicaid approved. It’s best to ask directly if your loved one’s facility is a Medicaid-approved nursing home if you’re planning to pay using Medicaid. You may also want to consult an elder care attorney.

Is my loved one eligible for Florida Medicaid’s SMMC LTC plan?

If your loved one is in need of memory care, they are most likely eligible for Florida Medicaid’s SMMC LTC plan. To be eligible for the LTC plan, a senior must need a nursing facility level of care. A senior usually must go through the Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES) program to be deemed eligible. Being in need of memory care likely qualifies an individual for the SMMC LTC plan. You can schedule a free needs assessment by contacting your local Medicaid office.

Help for applying for Florida Medicaid

You can get Medicaid benefits counseling for your loved one through a few different organizations in Jacksonville, including the following:

  • The Florida Department of Health — Duval County. Duval County’s Department of Health employs Human Services Counselors who can help your loved one sign up for Florida Medicaid.
  • Jacksonville’s Senior Services. Seniors and their families can access Medicaid benefits counseling through the Jacksonville Senior Services organization. They can help you determine which benefits your loved one is eligible for and apply.
  • Florida Ombudsman Citizens’ Aide. You can direct any complaints you may have about Florida Medicaid to the Florida Ombudsman Citizens’ Aide. The ombudsman will help mediate or resolve your problem.

Jacksonville resident Medicaid resources

Local Medicaid offices

Florida Medicaid
2727 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 866-762-2237

Medicaid benefits counseling

Human Services Counselors
921 N. Davis St.
Bldg. A, Suite 251
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: 904-253-1000

Jacksonville’s Senior Services Directory
Administrative offices, City Hall at St. James building
117 W. Duval St., Suite 280
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Gloria Crawford, Chief of Jacksonville’s Senior Services Division
Phone: 904-255-5400
Email: adultsvcs@coj.net

Medicare memory care coverage in Jacksonville, FL

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 and older. Eligibility is determined by whether or not a senior has paid their Medicare taxes during their career or whether they’re married to someone who has. If your loved one has already applied for retirement or disability benefits, they’re automatically enrolled in Medicare. If your loved one has not applied for retirement or disability, then you can help them apply for Medicare on the Social Security website.

What does Medicare cover?

Medicare covers short-term and medically necessary health care services. Short-term simply means Medicare will cover 100% of the costs of an in-patient stay in a hospital or a rehabilitation facility for up to 20 days, some of the costs until day 100, and none of the costs after day 100. Some recurring expenses, like dialysis, are considered short-term and are likely covered by Medicare.

Whether or not a medical service, item, or procedure is considered medically necessary depends on the individual. What’s medically necessary for one person may not be for another. However, you can explore common items, procedures, or tests on the Medicare website to see if they’re usually covered by Medicare.

Will Medicare cover memory care?

Medicare is limited to cover only medical expenses. Medicare won’t cover rent, meals, or most services at a memory care facility. Memory care doesn’t meet the short-term or the medically necessary standard. However, some medications, items, or procedures related to memory care may be covered by Medicare.

Can seniors in Jacksonville, FL, get help paying Medicare premiums?

Yes, seniors or their families can receive assistance with paying their Medicare premiums. Jacksonville has local Medicare Savings Programs that can help seniors pay their premiums. To be eligible for these programs, a senior needs to be under the income limit of $1,153 a month for an individual or $1,549 a month for a couple.

You can find information about these programs, including how to apply, on the federal Medicare website. You can also call Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) directly for more information or to apply.

Can seniors get help applying for Medicare?

There are plenty of programs available to help you and your loved one apply for Medicare in Jacksonville, Florida. First, you can review the Medicare website, which has information about benefit eligibility, and covered items, tests, or procedures. Then, you can contact local human services counselors who are employed by the Florida Department of Health-Duval County. You can direct any complaints or concerns about your Medicare benefits to the local ombudsman citizens’ aide.

Jacksonville, FL, resident Medicare resources

Social Security Administration
Medicare benefits counseling

Human Services Counselors
921 N. Davis St.
Bldg. A, Suite 251
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: 904-253-1000

Jacksonville’s Senior Services Directory
Administrative offices, City Hall at St. James building
117 W. Duval St., Suite 280
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Gloria Crawford, Chief of Jacksonville’s Senior Services Division
Email: adultsvcs@coj.net
Phone: 904-255-5400

Understand Florida laws and regulations for memory care facilities

You can rest assured that your loved one will receive compassionate memory care in a safe environment in Jacksonville. Memory care communities in Florida go through strict regulations and adhere to high standards. In Florida, memory care communities are considered a type of assisted living facility. This means both assisted living and memory care communities receive the same license and need to follow the same regulations.

What are the requirements for assisted living facilities in Jacksonville?

The Bureau of Health Facilities Regulation licenses assisted living communities that offer memory care services in Florida. Florida’s Residential Care and Assisted Living Policy outlines the standards memory care facilities must maintain in order to keep their license:

  • Facilities must be kept clean and hygienic.
  • Facilities must provide regular nutritious meals that accommodate their residents’ dietary restrictions.
  • Residents must be allowed to keep their personal belongings in their rooms.
  • Residents must be allowed to live with their spouse if they reside in the same community.
  • Facilities must communicate with family members or guardians at a minimum of once every 30 days.

Are there special requirements for memory care facilities in Jacksonville?

While the Bureau of Health Facilities Regulation doesn’t provide any special licenses for memory care providers, it does have specific requirements for assisted living facilities that offer memory care. Any senior living community that offers memory care must meet these standards:

  • Staff members who work regularly with people with memory loss must have at least four hours of memory care-specific training within nine months of their employment.
  • Each year, staff members must go through an additional four hours of memory care-specific training. All memory care training programs or courses must be approved by the bureau.
  • Facilities that offer memory care must provide regular activities appropriate for people with memory loss.
  • Facilities must have comprehensive security systems and be wander safe.
  • Facilities must have staff on-site 24 hours a day.
  • Facilities with more than 17 residents must have awake staff on-site 24 hours a day.

Do memory care communities in Jacksonville go through regular inspections?

After an initial inspection, Jacksonville memory care communities go through inspections every two years. All inspection results are public, and you can find them on the Agency for Health Care Administration’s website. Go to the “Statement of Deficiencies” tab. Then, select “Assisted Living Facility” in the drop-down menu for “Provider type.” You can search for specific facilities by name, or you can search for all communities in Duval County.

Florida Department of Health contact information

Agency for Health Care Administration — Assisted Living Facility Unit

Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
2727 Mahan Drive, MS #30
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-412-4304
Email: assistedliving@ahca.myflorida.com

COVID-19 regulations for Jacksonville, FL, memory care facilities

Florida has no COVID-19 mandates for memory care facilities. However, the state does set guidelines for mitigating COVID-19 in long-term care facilities that provide skilled nursing, which includes some memory care facilities. These guidelines include recommendations for masking and quarantining in the case of an outbreak. Visitors are allowed at any time regardless of vaccination status.

The City of Jacksonville publishes case maps and COVID-19 testing sites on the Jacksonville COVID-19 FAQ page.

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Facility cleanliness. Facilities should maintain good hygiene and cleanliness. They should also regularly disinfect high-use areas.

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Staff safety. All memory care facilities should have a written plan for mitigating COVID-19 available to staff members.

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Social distancing. If a resident becomes ill with COVID-19, they should avoid interacting with other residents. Masks are not required, but they are recommended.

What to expect from memory care living in Jacksonville, FL

All of A Place for Mom’s partnering memory care facilities in Jacksonville, Florida, offer compassionate, person-centered care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Families can expect that their loved one will be well cared for and safe in A Place for Mom’s partnering Jacksonville memory care facilities.

Jacksonville is the largest city by land mass in the United States, stretching out over 840 square miles. Because Jacksonville is so geographically large, many residents know Jacksonville by its neighborhoods. Almost all of A Place for Mom’s memory care facilities are located in the South Jacksonville neighborhood. This area is characterized by a booming health care industry, new shopping malls, and luxury apartments. South Jacksonville is also more geographically protected from coastal weather patterns, making it a logical place for hospitals and memory care facilities.

With a city this big, it’s no surprise that it has plenty of seniors in need of memory care. In fact, Florida has the second-highest incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. But Jacksonville’s well-connected memory care communities and exceptional health care system have kept memory loss-related deaths low. In Jacksonville, only 3% of senior deaths are related to memory loss, while the national average is 6.4%.[06]

Memory care wings in assisted living facilities in Jacksonville, FL

In Florida, memory care is considered a type of assisted living, and most of A Place for Mom’s partnering memory care facilities are embedded within multi-care communities. The most common communities offer memory care, assisted living, and independent living, although some offer skilled nursing services as well.

Many of these multi-care type facilities are larger, with over 50 residents. Seniors in memory care reside in their own memory care wing, which is usually connected to other parts of the facility. Memory care wings are designed with residents’ needs in mind: Circular hallways, reminiscent decor, and comforting color palettes are the norm. Residents typically have a shared room. Private rooms are often available for an extra fee. These rooms don’t have kitchens, although they may have a mini-fridge and a microwave. All of our partnering memory care facilities in Jacksonville have indoor or outdoor walking paths (or both) and up-to-date security systems to keep your loved one safe.

Memory care-only communities in Jacksonville, FL

About 25% of A Place for Mom’s memory care facilities in Jacksonville offer only memory care.[01] These facilities are considerably smaller than multi-care communities and tend to have up to 30 residents. These are not residential care homes, however. Instead, they’re in larger buildings designed to support people who need memory care, with state-of-the-art security systems, intentional design features, and safe outdoor areas. Residents usually share a room and eat their meals in a communal dining area. The smaller size of these memory care-only facilities may be an easier transition for some seniors.

Memory care services in Jacksonville, FL

Both large multi-care facilities and smaller memory care-only facilities in Jacksonville provide the same type of intelligent and gentle memory care services to their residents. In Florida, all memory caregivers must go through an approved memory care training program. These programs often include a daily curriculum of activities and other considerations for running a memory care facility.

One of the more common programs in Jacksonville is the Montessori method. Most of A Place for Mom’s partnering memory care facilities explain their memory care programming on their website so you can understand the types of activities, care, and daily routines that your loved one may experience.

Residents in Jacksonville’s memory care communities will receive three nutritious meals a day, and many communities also have at-will dining services. Housekeeping and laundry services are also provided. Staff members can help your loved one stay groomed, eat their meals, and maintain their health. Daily activities — like reminiscence afternoons, singalongs, and walks — help residents stay active and engaged.

Jacksonville for seniors

Plenty of seniors in Jacksonville’s memory care facilities are born and bred Jaxons. However, a good portion of seniors move into Jacksonville from other cities in Florida or from across the United States. Regardless of why seniors end up in Jacksonville, anyone can enjoy the city’s giddy mix of beautiful weather, wide open beaches, Southern hospitality, and low cost of living.

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Percentage of seniors 75 and older within Jacksonville, Florida

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Health care for seniors in Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville has exceptional health care options specifically for seniors with memory loss. Local neurology programs are working on cutting-edge research in memory care, and physicians provide some of the most up-to-date and comprehensive health care to seniors with memory loss in the United States. South Jacksonville has a high concentration of health care options for seniors, and most of these are close to local memory care facilities.

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Mayo Clinic — Memory Disorder Clinic

The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is ranked the best hospital in Florida by U.S. News and World Report. It’s home to the Memory Disorder Clinic, which provides comprehensive care to people with memory loss across the state. This clinic partners with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, and is a main research center for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: 904-953-2000
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Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

The Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the headquarters for the entire Baptist Medical Group, and one of the best hospitals in Florida. It offers exceptional care in geriatrics and neurology.

800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-202-2000
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University of Florida Health Jacksonville — Alzheimer’s and Dementia Program

The University of Florida Health in Jacksonville is an academic medical center. It’s home to the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Program, which is part of the Neuroscience Institute. Seniors with memory loss can get diagnosed and treated by some of the world’s leading neurologists at the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Program.

655 Eighth St.
West Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: 904-244-0411
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Registry for Endangered, Vulnerable, and Missing Persons (REVAMP) Duval

Officials with the city of Jacksonville launched the Registry for Endangered, Vulnerable, and Missing Persons (REVAMP) Duval to create a safer environment for people with memory loss. Family members can register their loved one, and the information goes to first responders. The registry includes information about frequented areas, disabilities, common behaviors, transportation modes, and descriptions of the best way to approach the individual.

Phone: 904-255-3172
Sign up for REVAMP.

Transportation for seniors in Jacksonville, FL

Seniors in Jacksonville’s memory care facilities will receive transportation services directly from their communities, so you won’t need to worry about how your loved one will get to their appointments. Florida Medicaid also offers transportation to and from Medicaid-approved appointments or procedures.

That said, visiting family or friends should be aware that Jacksonville is primarily a driving city. And it’s large, so expect to budget a considerable amount of time if you want to drive across the city. Jacksonville does have public transportation, called the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTAFLA). The JTAFLA is a city-wide bus system. Seniors can ride for free, but those with memory loss should avoid riding public transportation.

Senior activities in Jacksonville, FL

Seniors in Jacksonville’s memory care facilities will most often participate in activities within their community. All of our partnering memory care facilities in Jacksonville offer daily activities designed for people with memory loss. These activities are often part of the community’s memory care curriculum. On any given day, you’re likely to find your loved one participating in engaging pastimes, like a sing-along to hits from the past, gardening, or painting.

Many memory care facilities make an effort to connect residents with their past careers, and design activities to mimic previous jobs. Regardless of which memory care facility your loved one resides in, they will be encouraged to participate in daily activities to keep them active and engaged.

Shop in South Jacksonville

While seniors in memory care tend to stay close to their community, you can take your loved one for a day out on the town. Jacksonville has plenty of senior and memory loss-friendly activities to choose from.

In South Jacksonville, shopping is king. Shopping can be an ideal way to allow your loved one to wander, as long as they’re accompanied by you or a caregiver. With two massive shopping centers — the indoor Avenues and the outdoor St. Johns Town Center — South Jacksonville is the perfect place to window shop and grab a snack. These are large, clean, and safe shopping centers, and are excellent places to take your loved one for a walk.

Dive into the arts in downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville has a thriving arts culture. Seniors with memory loss may especially enjoy the peaceful Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. The museum regularly puts on an event specifically for seniors with dementia, called Artful Moments. Seniors and their loved ones can explore the museum and gardens comfortably with thoughtful guides and will receive a $10 voucher to redeem at the Cummer Cafe. Admission is free, but you need to reserve a spot online.

Relax at The Beaches

Jacksonville’s coastal areas are comprised of small towns collectively called The Beaches. These towns are quiet and relaxing, and make great day trips for people with dementia and their families. Jacksonville Beach is the largest of these towns with about 24,000 people, and has a wide sandy beach and a fishing pier.

There are other beaches in the area, including the quiet Atlantic Beach and high-end Neptune Beach. Families can enjoy kayaking in the nearby Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, which is one of the best places in the United States to enjoy the rare coastal hammock groves from the water.

Day trips for family and friends

Jacksonville is near excellent day trip destinations which may be appropriate for people with memory loss if they’re accompanied by their loved ones. Little Talbot Island State Park and Big Talbot Island State Park are both 26 miles from Jacksonville’s downtown and are accessible by car. These islands offer a beautiful reprieve from the city with clear beaches and a plethora of unique flora and fauna. Big Talbot Island State Park is a top birding destination, so bring your binoculars.

Jacksonville is within driving distance of a few beautiful clear springs. Blue Springs State Park is a good place to see manatees, and Ichetucknee Springs is the perfect spot to bring kids to play in the water.

Local guides

To find updated information about what’s happening in and around Jacksonville, check out the city’s local visitor’s guide. You’ll find up-to-date information about events and where to stay if you’re coming from out of town.

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Brookdale Mandarin Central, Brookdale Orange Park and The Windsor at Ortega are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Jacksonville, FL. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Jacksonville is $4,566 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 55 memory care facilities near you in Jacksonville, Florida typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, Florida ranges from $1 to $9900. The average Memory Care cost in Jacksonville, Florida is $4,566. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Jacksonville, Florida typically starts at $1. 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.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Forbes Advisor. (2023, February). Cost of Living Calculator. Forbes.com

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Jacksonville city [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  4. Statewide Medicaid Managed Care. Agency for Health Care Administration: State of Florida. (2023). Health plans and program. Automated Health Systems, Inc.

  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018-2021). Underlying cause of death: Mental and behavioral disorders [Data set]. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

  6. Alzheimer’s Association. (2021). Florida Alzheimer’s statistics. Elderaffairs.com

  7. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101): Jacksonville city [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

Forbes Advisor. (2023, February). Cost of Living Calculator. Forbes.com

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Jacksonville city [Data set]. American Community Survey.

4.

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care. Agency for Health Care Administration: State of Florida. (2023). Health plans and program. Automated Health Systems, Inc.

5.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018-2021). Underlying cause of death: Mental and behavioral disorders [Data set]. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

6.

Alzheimer’s Association. (2021). Florida Alzheimer’s statistics. Elderaffairs.com

7.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101): Jacksonville city [Data set]. American Community Survey.