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Senior housing types near Merritt Island, FL

  • Norwood Assisted Living

    325 Norwood Street, Merritt Island, FL 32953
    (3)
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    Norwood Assisted Living is a residential care home located along the eastern coast of Merritt Island, Florida. The beautiful Atlantic Ocean is visible throughout the peninsula. The scenic area is well known for John F. Kennedy Space Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Merritt...

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  • The Palms of Florida AFCH

    2460 S Courteney Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32952
    (2)
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    The Palms of Florida AFCH is a senior residential care home located in the coastal city of Merritt Island, FL and in Brevard county. Merritt Island is located on the Eastern side of the Florida coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. It is local to the River Lakes Conservation Area. The group home setting...

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  • Living Southern Style of Brevard

    Living Southern Style of Brevard

    821 Georgia Avenue, Rockledge, FL 32955
    (1)
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    Living Southern Style of Brevard Living Southern Style of Brevard is a senior care home with heart in Florida's peaceful Rockledge community. Welcome to life in perpetual summer, where the sun shines on our residents 365 days a year and it's a common occurrence to see us enjoying a walk or a meal...

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  • Palm Cottages of Rockledge

    Palm Cottages of Rockledge

    3821 Sunnyside Ct, Rockledge, FL 32955
    (4)
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    Palm Cottages is an assisted living and memory care community located just off I-95 in Rockledge, FL. The beautiful 5 acre campus has been carefully designed to enhance the natural beauty of the Florida landscape and to create an oasis for the residents to enjoy. Our community offers 8 home-like...

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  • The Brennity at Melbourne Senior Living

    The Brennity at Melbourne Senior Living

    7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940
    (28)
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    Located in the upscale area of Viera, The Brennity at Melbourne is the clear choice for today's perceptive retirees and their families. Medical services, shopping, restaurants and hospitals are all close by. Convenience is built right in. The Brennity at Melbourne modernizes and redefines the...

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  • Discovery Village at Melbourne

    Discovery Village at Melbourne

    3260 N. Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935
    (29)
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    The Sonata at Melbourne is a new luxury rental continuum of care campus offering independent living, assisted living and memory care assisted living. Sonata's resort-style lifestyle features: •Five-star signature “At Your Service”SM customer service program •Signature “Agewell” fitness and wellness...

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  • Zon Beachside

    Zon Beachside

    1894 S Patrick Dr, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
    (1)
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    Beachside Living. Your Life. Your Way. Experience the lifestyle option at Zon Beachside. Conveniently located near walking paths and community parks. Providing an unmatched senior living experience with many apartment options available for both Assisted Living and Memory Care. Experience our...

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  • Brookdale West Melbourne MC

    Brookdale West Melbourne MC

    7199 Greenboro Drive, West Melbourne, FL 32904
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    A Community That Feels Like Home Sweet Home For those looking for exceptional memory care for exceptional seniors, our community provides industry-leading care in a setting that provides maximum home sweet home factor. You’ll find us in West Melbourne, Florida, a fast-growing city offering a wide...

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  • Grand Villa of Melbourne

    Grand Villa of Melbourne

    964 South Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (29)
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    At Grand Villa of Melbourne Senior Living Community we offer a choice of lifestyles based upon your individual needs. We provide Assisted Living, Memory Care, Personal Care, Short-term/Respite Care and a Senior Day and Overnight Program. Whatever lifestyle you choose, you are assured of our most...

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  • Brookdale Melbourne

    Brookdale Melbourne

    1765 West Hibiscus Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (29)
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    A Great Backdrop for a Great Life If you live in the greater Palm Bay area, you have an exceptional choice for senior living right in the heart of West Melbourne. You’ll get to explore a new kind of senior lifestyle, as our staff takes care of the cooking, cleaning and typical household chores, so...

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  • Hibiscus Court

    Hibiscus Court

    540 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (62)
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    Hibiscus Court Senior Assisted Living Community caters to active senior assisted living and secured memory care services in sunny Melbourne, Florida. Licensed for 78 residents, Hibiscus Court offers a vibrant, active lifestyle while also creating a warm and comfortable home-like feel. Conveniently...

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  • Bethesda on Turkey Creek

    Bethesda on Turkey Creek

    2800 Fordham Road NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905
    (15)
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    Bethesda on Turkey Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care is a beautiful and historic property that inspires peace of mind and tranquility. Our community features several floor plan options that include water, garden and dock views that welcome your personal touch. Our units are individually climate...

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  • Gentry Park Orlando

    Gentry Park Orlando

    3201 Center Pointe Dr, Orlando, FL 32825
    (6)
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    Gentry Park Orlando is a beautiful and cozy senior living community located in East Orlando, at the intersection of 417 & Curry Ford Rd. We are owned by a private group- Mizak Development, LLC- who have many years of experience in building senior living facilities. Located on 30+ acres, the...

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  • Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo

    Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo

    395 Alafaya Woods Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765
    (31)
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    Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo consists of two assisted living communities and one memory care residence nestled on a beautiful campus setting. Each community is the ideal size offering an intimate atmosphere yet is full of vibrant activity. Both Savannah Courts provide affordable assisted...

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  • Memory Lane Cottage at Oviedo

    Memory Lane Cottage at Oviedo

    450 Oviedo Blvd, Oviedo, FL 32765
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    Memory Lane Cottage is a state of the art assisted living facility for persons with Alzheimer and dementia related disease. It is designed as a luxury estate home with 20 private bedrooms (suites) with 20 full bathrooms, surrounding a community core that is typical in the resident's prior home, such...

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  • Somerby Lake Nona

    Somerby Lake Nona

    9682 Lake Nona Village Pl, Orlando, FL 32827
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    You’ll feel like you’re living at your favorite resort when you call Somerby Lake Nona your home. This beautiful community lets you enjoy a small-town atmosphere while being close to everything that Orlando has to offer. Residents love our spacious apartments that feature high ceilings, spa showers,...

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  • Brookdale Conway

    Brookdale Conway

    5501 East Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32822
    (23)
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    Built For One Thing: You. Our residents enjoy exceptional assisted living and memory care services in beautiful East Orlando, just a short drive from downtown, but miles from ordinary. Our community has a resort feel, providing luxurious accommodations, almost endless options for activities and...

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  • Madison at Oviedo

    Madison at Oviedo

    1725 Pine Bark Point, Oviedo, FL 32765
    (21)
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    Exceptional Senior Living If you’re looking for exceptional assisted living or industry-leading memory care, you’ve found it in Oviedo, Florida. Our plantation-style setting is located within a mile of a thriving marketplace complete with shops and restaurants, meaning we’re not just conveniently...

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  • Arden Courts of Winter Springs

    Arden Courts of Winter Springs

    1057 Willa Springs Dr, Winter Springs, FL 32708
    (18)
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    For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...

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  • Palmetto Landing

    Palmetto Landing

    1016 Willa Springs Drive, Winter Springs, FL 32708
    (29)
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    Palmetto Landing offers assisted living and memory care options for seniors in Winter Springs, Florida. We are conveniently nearby a large shopping center, as well as many parks, shops and restaurants. Our lovely single-story community has 64 apartments with three different floor plans for residents...

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  • Palmer Oaks

    Palmer Oaks

    1525 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
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    Palmer Oaks offers a senior living experience that delivers the highest standards of care in an environment that offers community and welcomes you home. We are nestled into the beautiful streets of Winter Park, just a few blocks away from our sister facilities, Alabama Oaks Assisted Living and...

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  • Hibiscus Oaks

    Hibiscus Oaks

    1385 Hibiscus Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
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    Hibiscus Oaks offers a senior living experience that delivers the highest standards of care in an environment that offers community and welcomes you home. We are nestled into the beautiful streets of Winter Park, just a few blocks away from our sister facilities, Alabama Oaks Assisted Living and...

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  • Rose Garden of Orlando

    Rose Garden of Orlando

    9309 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837
    (77)
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    Rose Garden of Orlando is an assisted living and memory care community located in Orlando, FL in Orange County. Orlando is in central Florida, its biggest claim to fame being that it is home to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks. Orlando is also dotted with numerous lakes, one of...

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  • Spring Hills Hunters Creek

    Spring Hills Hunters Creek

    3800 Town Center Blvd, Orlando, FL 32837
    (90)
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    Spring Hills Hunter's Creek is an assisted living community in sunny Orlando, Florida. In addition to our regular functions, we are also a community of Alzheimer's support and care. At Spring Hills, our motto is 'Caring with a Commitment to Quality.' This motto reflects us in everything we do. Our...

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  • Strive at Fern Park (Opening Early 2020)

    Strive at Fern Park (Opening Early 2020)

    7255 Strive Place, Fern Park, FL 32730
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    Strive at Fern Park offers luxurious assisted living and memory care services in an enriching environment where residents enjoy services and amenities to promote their independence. Residents can customize their lifestyle with several apartment floor plans to choose from, heart and brain healthy...

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  • Sonata Hunter?s Creek

    Sonata Hunter?s Creek

    1701 Ball Park Road, Kissimmee, FL 34741
    (1)
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    At Sonata Hunter’s Creek, we’re known for personalized care that weaves each resident’s tastes, preferences and choices into the day’s activities, programming and dining services. Personalization carries over to our staff and team members who develop care plans fully reflective of the individual....

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  • Serenades by Sonata - Longwood

    Serenades by Sonata - Longwood

    425 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood, FL 32750
    (24)
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    Serenades at Longwood Serenades at Longwood by Sonata Senior Living is an award-winning, purpose-built memory care assisted living community conveniently located in Longwood, Florida. Recognized by Argentum as a Best of the Best Award recipient for programming and design, Serenades is committed to...

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  • Brookdale Lake Orienta

    Brookdale Lake Orienta

    217 Boston Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
    (32)
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    Orlando Senior Living at Its Best Orlando seniors, there’s exceptional senior living waiting for you just a short drive away in the vibrant suburb of Altamonte Springs. Whether you’re looking for independent living, assisted living, or memory care specially designed for Alzheimer’s or those living...

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  • Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs

    Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs

    433 Orange Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
    (70)
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    Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs was designed specifically for Assisted Living. Its spacious apartments are inside a community filled with thoughtful services and generous amenities. Lifestyle options include a continuum of care to provide peace of mind now, and also in the future should a...

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  • Caring Hands

    Caring Hands

    2933 Cottageville Street, Deltona, FL 32738
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    Caring Hands been in business since 1997. Marie Timogene is a Licensed Practical Nurse with over 20 years experience in senior care. Caring Hands is a safe, happy and nurturing environment for you or your family member whenever it is needed. Marie is the caring hands who will provide the tender...

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  • Brookdale Lake Mary

    Brookdale Lake Mary

    150 Middle Street, Lake Mary, FL 32746
    (43)
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    Our residents stay busy building beautiful lives. Choose us for your next home sweet home away from home, and you’ll enjoy exceptional assisted living and memory care options in Lake Mary, Florida. You’ll trade the stress and hassle of daily chores, and the worry that often comes from living at home...

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  • Spring Hills of Lake Mary

    Spring Hills of Lake Mary

    3655 West Lake Mary Boulevard, Lake Mary, FL 32746
    (53)
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    We provide our residents with the personal attention and assistance they deserve, while also promoting an independent lifestyle. With a friendly staff and our holistic approach, we engage residents by intriguing their mind, moving their body, and inspiring their spirit while making them as...

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  • HarborChase of Dr. Phillips, an ECC licensed Community

    HarborChase of Dr. Phillips, an ECC licensed Community

    7233 Della Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
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    HarborChase of Dr. Phillips is a place where unrivaled hospitality and classic elegance converge in a timeless setting of peaceful tranquility. Here, you’ll find much more than amazing value in the award-winning cuisine, personalized housekeeping, exhilarating activities, generous amenities and...

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  • Brookdale Dr. Phillips (MC)

    Brookdale Dr. Phillips (MC)

    8015 Pin Oak Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
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    Choose a Better Kind of Memory Care Choosing a memory care community shouldn’t mean giving up on a great life. Our residents and their loved ones take advantage of a community where those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia can thrive. We provide that through our Clare Bridge program, which pairs...

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  • Tender at Heart Assisted Living Facility

    1773 Hays Street, Palm Bay, FL 32907
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    A place full of love. We have caring and dedicated staffs ready to care for your loved ones in peaceful Palm Bay in the Sunshine State, away from the cold.

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  • Witza Larionne

    189 Donald Avenue Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32909
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    Witza Larionne senior care facility is located in Palm Bay, Florida, and may be the best place admit your elderly family member when you're searching for quality care. The property is an adult day care and specializes in providing Alzheimer's treatment for seniors. There are health professionals on...

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  • J & K Assisted Living II

    133 Lehigh Avenue Southeast, Palm Bay, FL 32909
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    J & K Assisted Living II is situated in an excellent location off of Malabar Road, near Colonial Square Commercial Center. We provide services for Alzheimer and dementia patients, with a focus on programs to enhance memory. We also provide comprehensive senior living services. Residents have help...

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  • Jeroll Care Assisted Living

    107 Coffee Street Southeast, Palm Bay, FL 32909
    (5)
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    Building Credibility: 1. We have been licensed since August 2012. 2.The owner and administrator has 16 years of experience in senior care. 3. No, we have not won any awards yet. We are licensed and certified by AHCA. 4. We are not part of a national chain. What makes makes us unique and special is...

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  • Glenville Pines Assisted Living Facility

    1351 Steele Road Southeast, Palm Bay, FL 32909
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    The Glenville Pines Assisted Living Facility is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Palm Bay, Florida. It is a small facility, that houses only five residents at a time. Our small size allows our staff to provide personalized and immediate care to each resident. Our rooms feature beds,...

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  • There's Nothing Like Home Care

    251 Falls Church ST SW, Palm Bay, FL 32908
    (3)
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    There's Nothing Like Home Care is a senior care home located in Palm Bay, FL, which is situated in Brevard County. Palm Bay, which is located on Florida's east coast, is home to beautiful parks, exciting events and an abundance of recreational opportunities. From its festive holiday parades to its...

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  • Angels On Your Shoulder

    487 Godfrey Road SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909
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    Angels On Your Shoulder is a residential care home located in charming, innovative Palm Bay, Florida which in Brevard County. The scenic area is best known for the beautiful Turkey Creek Sanctuary which embodies the freshwater wildlife of Turkey Creek. Palm Bay is an appealing place to live with...

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  • A & C Godbless Assisted Living Facility

    235 Gaspar Street SW, Palm Bay, FL 32908
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    A & C Godbless Assisted Living Facility is a residential care home for seniors located in the city of Palm Bay, Florida which is in Brevard County. The city of Palm Bay boasts numerous recreational sites including the Turkey Creek Sanctuary. This nature reserve has numerous hiking and jogging paths,...

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  • Silver Pines Assisted Living LLC

    2360 Madrid Avenue SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909
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    Silver Pines Assisted Living LLC is located in Palm Bay, FL in Brevard County. This residential care home offers the help that you are looking for in a location that is full of beautiful scenery. Those who spend time in Palm Bay appreciate the ocean views that are available there, and they also...

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  • A & J Assisted Living

    2466 Ralph Ave, Palm Bay, FL 32909
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    A & J Assisted Living senior care home is in Brevard County, Palm Bay, in the sunny weather Florida's east central coast. HAssisted Living way between Miami City and Jacksonville, Palm Bay, FL, you will find the wonderful A & J Assisted Living in an area surrounded by hanging orchids and big oaks....

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  • Harmony Retirement Living

    1411 El Paso Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806
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    Harmony Retirement Living Harmony Retirement Living is a residential care home located in the diverse and vibrant city of Orlando, Orange County, Florida. We have beautiful warm weather and sunny blue skies all year round, perfect for seniors who enjoy outdoor recreational activities. We encourage...

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  • Eastbrooke Gardens

    201 N Sunset Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707
    (12)
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    East Brooke Gardens is a seniors day care based in the rejuvenating neighborhoods of Casselberry, FL. Our community's location offers an excellent space for our residents to experience the much needed peace of mind. The stunning horizons of our neighborhood offer nothing short of relaxation and...

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  • Savannah Grand of Maitland

    740 N Wymore Rd, Maitland, FL 32751
    (28)
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    Savannah Grand of Maitland, Florida, offers gracious senior living accommodations in Orange County, Florida. Formerly known as Indigo Palms, Savannah Grand of Maitland located at 740 N Wymore Rd, offers assisted living one bedroom, one bedroom deluxe and studio and studio deluxe apartments. This is...

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  • The Islands ALF Inc

    901 N Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32818
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    The Islands Assisted Living Inc. is a residential care home located in the fun capital of America, Orlando, Florida which is located in Orange County. Orlando is America's playground, boasting Disney World, Universal Studios, Medieval Times Dinner Theater, Bok Tower Gardens, Sea Life Orlando...

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Merritt Island, Florida

Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide care in compliance with a memory-care specific care program. This style of facility offers occupants with expert aid in a setting principally constructed with numerous security features. Structured activities are delivered by caregivers educated explicitly on providing aid for seniors with memory impairments. Typically, residents in memory care need support with personal care , medications, and eating. This kind of facility offers 24-hour monitored care with meals, recreational opportunities, and health management for inhabitants. The annual median cost for a private room is around $112,639 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $102,565 . The state of Florida maintains specific standards associated with this kind of facility. The The Bureau of Health Facility Regulation governs this type of facility.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a major influence in determining which care choice fits best. The rent burden for Merritt Island is around 17.8% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Merritt Island costs around $218,101 and the median rent is $1,032 a month.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Merritt Island 26.0% have a high-school diploma, 12.4% have a graduate degree, and 32.4% have a college degree. The total population of Merritt Island consists of 36,380 people. Merritt Island has a population density of 801 people per square mile. In Merritt Island, 14.0% live in poverty, 9.3% are widowed, 17.7% have some form of disability, and 12.5% do not have health insurance. Demographically, Merritt Island is 0.8% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.5% mixed race, 7.8% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 4.4% black, 2.4% Asian, and 89.7% white. In Merritt Island, 15.5% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Based on gender, 48.4% are male and 51.6% are female. The median age of Merritt Island is 50 years old.

State Information

An overview of Florida

The state of Florida has 218 hospitals and 108 health centers, providing care to a population of 21,626,797. St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Based on natural beauty, Florida ranks 21st in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Florida citizen is ranked 13th nation-wide. Additionally, Florida is ranked 29th by standards of healthcare. The state of Florida has a cost of living index of 98.9 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 104.0 and a housing index rating of 95.4.

Social demographics of the state

In Florida, 34% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 42. In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 48% of Florida residents voted Democrat and 49% voted Republican. In terms of religion, 35% of Florida residents attend religious services among the 15,611 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 11.50 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Florida is around 4.54 inches. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 60°F. The average high winter temperature is around 79°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 36°F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Florida is around 82°F. The average high summer temperature is around 95°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66°F in the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Florida is 37.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 75%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 78%. While residents of Florida mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Florida can include hurricanes and floods.

Wildlife to be found in Florida

The state of Florida has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of saw palmetto, a wide variety of palms, orchid, and water oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the fox squirrels, the herons, the six species of sea turtle, or the gray fox. The state animal of Florida is the florida panther.