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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 26, 2023

Florida has long been a popular retirement destination for its stunning weather and lack of state income taxes, but Miami has a smaller senior community than some areas of the state. Of Miami’s population of nearly 450,000 residents, seniors aged 65 or older make up 16.4% of the community, well below the state average of 21.1%. However, the city supports its senior residents through various community resources. Aging adults seeking dementia care also have access to the Memory Disorders Clinic at the UHealth medical center and the Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai.

The aging process may include some forgetfulness, but when memory loss significantly impacts a person’s life, it may be a sign of dementia. The potentially debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementias may cause some to seek specialized facilities with trained memory care staff. Memory care communities often cost 25% more than assisted living, making Miami’s average memory care cost around $5,481 monthly. While this average is almost $500 higher than the state average, it’s $144 less than the national norm.

Individuals in Miami, FL, with cognitive challenges have numerous long-term care options offering dementia care. Memory care communities offer a safe environment where seniors receive specialized care based on their changing needs. Explore these top-rated memory care communities in Miami to compare what’s available.

The Palace Renaissance

The Palace Renaissance offers more extensive assistance to serve residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. It made our list because it received accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, demonstrating its dedication to providing the highest quality of care. Residents have furnished studio apartments with three nutritious meals served daily, and an activities calendar specifically designed for those with cognitive impairment. The community’s diversified social and recreational activities help ensure pursuits that appeal to various interests and ability levels. The community has a licensed nurse on duty and on call 24/7, with round-the-clock supervision by professional staff, skilled nursing services right next door and a doctor’s office on-site.

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Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon

Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon offers assisted living services and a memory care program that provides specialized care based on the Montessori for Aging and Dementia Program. Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia-related disorders receive 24/7 support that allows them to stay physically and socially engaged in a homelike setting. Spacious, private living quarters provide a comforting environment that promotes independence, while social gathering places encourage interaction with other residents. Registered and licensed nurses are on-site to support medical needs, while trained caregivers provide round-the-clock person-centered care.

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Oasis Living Quarters

Located 29 miles north of Miami in Fort Lauderdale, Oasis Living Quarters provides independent living, assisted living and memory care in a supportive environment. Staff members offer personalized support tailored to each resident’s unique needs and lifestyle preferences. Its memory care community is part of an 18-acre campus with private studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Residents may participate in personalized, engaging activities and community events, with a movie theater, library, game room and auditorium on-site. A physical therapy gym is also available.

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The Meridian at Waterways

The supportive independent living, assisted living and memory care community at The Meridian at Waterways offers a distinctive lifestyle filled with convenient amenities and stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway. We chose the award-winning community for its Montessori Moments in Time™ programming developed through extensive research to bring meaning and independence to the lives of its memory care residents. The secure memory care neighborhood features private suites, 24/7 care by highly trained staff and supervised access to amenities. Staff members regularly participate in classroom, in-service and hands-on training to ensure they have the latest knowledge and skills to support residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale

We included Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale for its innovative, research-based programming that offers resident-centered independent living, assisted living and memory care. Its dedicated memory care neighborhood features the renowned Whole Brain Fitness Lifestyle and Circle of Friends memory support. Belmont’s memory care experts create individualized plans based on each resident’s needs and abilities, including therapeutic activities overseen by a memory program coordinator. The community also has a licensed nurse on-site 24/7, with 24/7 urgent care telemedicine available and major health care facilities just a short drive away.

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  • Adaptive, ability-centered approach
  • Private outdoor area for activities and exercise

Colonial Assisted Living at Fort Lauderdale LLC

Colonial Assisted Living at Fort Lauderdale LLC is an assisted living and memory care community that offers a full spectrum of services in a homelike environment. Its 24-hour staff of caregivers provides comprehensive assistance with personalized care plans based on individual needs. The pet-friendly memory care community has alarmed doors and employs the latest technologies to manage wandering to ensure each resident’s safety. Residents may choose from private or friendship suites with spacious bedrooms and full bathrooms, with restaurant-style dining featuring meals planned by experienced nutritionists.

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Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace

Located about 28 miles north of Miami in Lauderhill, Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace offers independent living, assisted living and memory care on 73 acres of the protected Big Cypress National Preserve. Dedicated 24/7 memory care staff get to know residents to provide personalized support in a secured setting. Residents may choose from a selection of private or shared studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans, with private bathrooms and stunning views from a screened-in patio or terrace. Homes and common areas throughout the memory care community are designed to be easily navigable, allowing exploration while ensuring safety. The community also offers social programs, activities and special events for varying levels of cognitive and physical abilities.

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Covenant Living of Florida Assisted Living & Memory Care

Less than 30 miles north of Miami in Plantation, Covenant Living of Florida Assisted Living & Memory Care offers assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing in a self-contained community in lush tropical surroundings. Its Reflections memory care community provides a safe, secure environment for residents with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges. Memory care residents live in private studio apartments with personal touches to maintain a stronger sense of identity. To ensure residents enjoy maximum freedom of movement while staying protected, the community utilizes WanderGuard personal bracelets and an electronic perimeter alert system.

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Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood

Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood is about 20 miles north of Miami, FL, and offers independent living, assisted living and memory care on 22 acres with picturesque lakes, fountains and walking paths. We included Five Star for its award-winning, exclusive Bridge to Rediscovery Alzheimer’s and dementia care program. This program features a nurturing, whole-person approach that emphasizes maintaining and building basic life skills instead of participating in a standard set of activities. Memory care residents choose from private or shared studio apartments located near key services and amenities in a secured community. Specially trained staff are available 24/7 to provide assistance and encouragement.

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  • On-site Ageility state-of-the-art gym
  • Regular health and wellness assessments

Sterling Aventura

The Sterling Aventura, 18 miles north of Miami, offers assisted living and memory care in a pet-friendly community with extensively trained care providers. Its memory care program builds on residents’ strengths through an innovative approach that enhances their overall well-being in a safe, secure environment. Memory care residents participate in personalized social activities, weekly outings and fitness programs that help them feel engaged and connected to the community. Residents choose from studio or one-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms and built-in 24/7 emergency response systems. The Sterling Aventura also offers various resources for residents’ families, including sensitivity training and educational seminars.

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  • 24-hour health monitoring
  • Therapeutic diets, including mechanical soft and puréed cuisine