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I. Getting Help

I. How Memory Care Facilities Can Help

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time-consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.

As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.

In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.

II. Our Selection Process

To choose the best memory care facilities in Tallahassee, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.

Overall, our team:

  • Spent over 18 hours researching memory care facilities in Tallahassee
  • Read more than 65 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
  • Interviewed 5 representatives from local communities

III. Reviews of the 8 Best Memory Care Facilities in Tallahassee

Pacifica Senior Living Woodmont

  • Resident Capacity: 99
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $2,850 for assisted living, $3,200 for memory care

Tucked away in a peaceful wooded neighborhood in Northwest Tallahassee, yet less than five miles from downtown, Pacifica Senior Living Woodmont is a breath of fresh air in Florida’s capital. The facility’s courtyard, sunroom and screened-in porch offer relaxing spaces to enjoy the warm sunshine, while several recreation and activity rooms offer spots where residents can stay busy and socially active. Dogs and cats are welcome to provide pet therapy, and group exercises occur regularly to encourage physical fitness. For peace of mind, the community offers 24-hour staff and emergency call systems. Pacifica’s Legacies Memory Care program takes a holistic approach to care by incorporating behavior management and nursing assistance. Stimulating activities include games, strolls, arts and crafts, movies and outings to address the cognitive, physical and social well-being of residents.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents and loved ones find Pacifica to be a wonderful retirement community, as one reviewer writes“The folks at Woodmont are warm, friendly and attentive to my family members’ needs … We all enjoy its beauty and accessibility, but I particularly like the safe environment it provides for being out in the sun and fresh air and a bit of exercise, away from any traffic.”

Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars; 112 reviews
Phone: (850) 907-7804
Address: 3207 North Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
Web: pacificaseniorliving.com/woodmont/

HarborChase of Tallahassee

  • Resident Capacity: 98
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $5,200 for assisted living, $6,500 for memory care

HarborChase Tallahassee is in a convenient upper-midtown location about two miles from Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Each resident in the community has a Silhouette of My Life profile for personalized care with respect to one’s needs, life story, favorites and other unique qualities. Nutritious chef-prepared meals are served daily and change constantly with seasonal ingredients for appetizing variety. Elegant community spaces with high-quality amenities keep residents comfortable and relaxed, and dedicated care partners are available 24/7. The facility’s Life Enrichment program has over 21 daily activities to cater to different interests and hobbies, and weekly excursions and group events let residents look forward to exciting encounters. Special services, such as therapy, support groups, dermatology, podiatry, psychology and equipment repairs, are also available to address immediate needs.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents’ family members appreciate the quality of service in HarborChase Tallahassee, as one reviewer notes, “My uncle is in HarborChase of Tallahassee. He appears to be comfortable there. They have physical therapy, memory game, and they take them out periodically to shopping and excursions. The staff is very friendly and they aim to be of assistance.”

Reviews: 3.88 out of 5 stars; 35 reviews
Phone: (850) 298-8055
Address: 100 John Knox Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32303
Web: harborchase.com/tallahassee/

Brookdale Centre Pointe Boulevard

  • Resident Capacity: 38
  • Room Types: Studios, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: Studios start at $3,500, plus care costs, specials are often offered

With color-coding features and circular walk areas, Brookdale Centre Pointe Boulevard is a memory care facility specifically designed to meet the needs of Florida seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Families can rest assured that loved ones who live in this community are kept safe with a 24/7 emergency response system in each room, keypad entries and monitored entrances. Residents can choose from three different suite options from single to deluxe, each equipped with Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. Brookdale Centre Pointe Boulevard also features a library, fireside living room and beauty/barber shop. In addition to a comfortable living environment, the community also offers a full calendar of activities including group exercises, trivia time, sing-alongs and movie nights. Seniors can enjoy a handcrafted menu with multiple options to choose from each day.

What Residents Are Saying

Many reviews of this facility highlight the lovely screened-in porch and outdoor living space at Brookdale Centre Pointe Boulevard. One visitor noted the pleasant indoor areas as well, stating, “They were having something musical with the clients gathered in the big living area … The rooms are immaculate and very nice. Each one has a bath and a shower in it.”

Reviews: 3.6 out of 5 stars; 30 reviews
Phone: (850) 296-0633
Address: 1980 Centre Pointe Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308
Web: brookdale.com/centre-pointe-boulevard.html

Azalea Gardens

  • Resident Capacity: 66
  • Room Types: Studios, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $3,600 for assisted living, $4,400 for memory care

Azalea Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care is a Sunshine Retirement Living Community in northeast Tallahassee. Attractive outdoor grounds with a patio, secure walking paths and enclosed landscaped gardens complement the facility’s wooded lakeside setting. Through the facility’s person-centered care approach, each resident is assured of receiving personalized assistance. Active Living programs include health and wellness activities, weekly social events, and cultural excursions to keep residents engaged. The facility’s 24/7 dining experience offers chef-prepared meals that promote brain health based on Rush University Medical Center’s MIND diet plan. Memory care residents experience multisensory stimulation through music and aromatherapy, and they find a sense of meaning through socialization, life skill stations and the staff’s validation techniques. For security and peace of mind, residents wear location-based pendants, and all apartments have safety pull cords.

What Residents Are Saying

A resident’s family member commends the overall quality of Azalea Gardens and writes, “Considering memory care for my mom was very difficult, but from the moment we walked in the door for our official tour, we saw skilled, caring professionals dealing with all levels of care in a beautiful setting. My mom has settled in and is enjoying the wide array of activities and outings.”

Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars; 16 reviews
Phone: (850) 290-3479
Address: 2724 Ox Bottom Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32312
Web: sunshineretirementliving.com/azalea-gardens/

YourLife of Tallahassee

  • Resident Capacity: 100
  • Room Types: Studios, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $3,980 for memory care

YourLife of Tallahassee Memory Care lies northeast of the city and is just less than five miles from Capital Regional Medical Center. The community aims to give residents an uplifting lifestyle through its four distinct neighborhoods. The Private and Friendship suites have oversized windows for catching plenty of sunlight, and all doors have alarms for security purposes. The landscaped central memory park has a butterfly garden, shuffleboard area, several raised gardening beds, putting greens and seating areas for an inviting outdoor atmosphere. Life Station and Creative Expressions activity areas give residents safe spaces for doing purposeful tasks, while personally inspired activities through the daily YourStory program cater to each resident’s hobbies, favorites and new interests. These activities include cultural programs, outings, special events and various health and wellness programs, including music, art and pet therapy.

What Residents Are Saying

Loved ones compliment the exceptional staff at YourLife of Tallahassee, as one reviewer comments, “My sister is not only well taken care of [by] the staff with regards to her health, but she is also shown love by all staff. We are so thankful to have a place like this to call home for her. They constantly go the extra mile.”

Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars; 28 reviews
Phone: (850) 347-0993
Address: 1060 Clarity Pointe Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32308
Web: yourlifesl.com/tallahassee/

Tallahassee Memory Care

  • Resident Capacity: 43
  • Room Types: Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: $3,300 for memory care

At Tallahassee Memory Care, skilled, professionally trained staff members provide residents with Elmcroft memory and respite care, care coordination and transportation services to and from medical appointments. This community aims to create a safe, homelike environment for Alzheimer’s and dementia care residents while also encouraging them to retain a sense of independence. Fun and sensory-stimulating activities in the dog-friendly memory care unit include pet therapy, live musical performances and bean bag tosses. Secured outdoor courtyards and common areas allow residents to relax freely and enjoy the fresh air, while the on-site beauty salon offers convenient haircuts. Along with lively, family-friendly social events, such as barbecues and holiday parties, residents enjoy daily meals in the restaurant-style dining hall.

What Residents Are Saying

Family members say they appreciate the friendly, helpful staff and community that helps their loved ones feel at home. One reviewer states, “When I arrived at TMC, there were 2 staff members to help unload my trailer and bed of my pickup truck … My grandmother seems to be fitting right in with the other residents, and I am very pleased with my choice of memory care communities.”

Reviews: 3.2 out of 5 stars; 12 reviews
Phone: (850) 329-4634
Address: 2767 Raymond Diehl Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32309
Web: seniorservicesofamerica.com/tallahassee/

Canterfield of Tallahassee

  • Resident Capacity: 100
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Townhomes
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $2,995 for independent living, $3,450 for assisted living, $3,100 for memory care

As the premier retirement living community in the city, Canterfield of Tallahassee offers seniors a country club-like neighborhood setting and a convenient two-mile proximity to the downtown area and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. This facility, which opened in June of 2019, features independent living villas and spacious assisted living and memory care apartments with walk-in closets for worry-free downsizing. The bathrooms have grab bars and shower benches for added safety, and emergency alert and monitored life safety systems are in place for the utmost in security. Restaurant-style dining with chef-prepared meals give residents a five-star food experience, and the Canterfield cafe offers a cozy space for socialization and snacks. Canterfield is also pet-friendly, so residents can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of animal companionship. Other lifestyle amenities include a gym, library and salon/barbershop for leisure and wellness activities.

Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars; 3 reviews
Phone: (850) 631-2393
Address: 208 E. Tharpe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
Web: canterfieldoftallahassee.com

Alzheimer's Project

    • Resident Capacity: No residents stay at this facility.
    • Room Types: Not available
    • Care Provided: Respite
    • Base Pricing: Many services are offered at no cost.

The Alzheimer’s Project is a Tallahassee-based program that focuses on providing peace of mind for loved ones who have a relative or friend suffering from memory loss. The program offers respite care from trained volunteers for as many as 10 hours a week while providing training for caregivers to help them better assist their loved ones. During the respite program, seniors participate in musical therapy, games and other activities aimed at promoting social engagement. The Alzheimer’s Project also facilitates Project Lifesaver, which provides memory care patients with a location device that can be tracked by the Tallahassee police department should the individual wander away from care.

What Residents Are Saying

Loved ones are pleased with the assistance the program provides them and the services available to participants. Caregivers say the Alzheimer’s Project provides necessary support and its volunteers are “very helpful,” with one stating that the program “helped me to sort out the issues and make some crucial decisions.”

Reviews: 4.83 out of 5 stars; 35 reviews
Phone: (850) 386-2778
Address: 301 East Tharpe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
Web: alzheimersproject.org