2 Assisted Living Facilities in Macon, MO
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Macon, MO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Macon
With adults aged 65 and older comprising a significant 23.6% of Macon's nearly 5,300 residents, the "City of Maples" offers seniors an abundance of natural beauty in a friendly, progressive community. The city houses two assisted living facilities within its borders, and nearby communities such as Moberly, Salisbury and Kirksville contain eight more.
In Macon as well as other cities throughout the state, assisted living facilities are inspected and licensed by Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services' section for long-term care regulation. These facilities provide residents with 24-hour care and must employ a licensed nursing home administrator.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Macon
In Macon, the average low temperature in January is 18 degrees, and winters overall tend to be windy and frigid with temperatures ranging from the teens to 20s. Seniors may find it difficult to spend time outdoors during the months of November through early March.
The National Air Toxics Assessment ranks Macon air quality to be 17 points higher than the U.S. average on a 100-point scale, making it a potentially healthier choice than many other cities for those prone to respiratory illness.
With a cost of living 16.3% lower than the national average, seniors in Macon enjoy much lower overall costs than most residents throughout the country.
Senior individuals in Missouri are exempt from Social Security income taxes if they earn less than $85,000, making it easier for Macon seniors to save during retirement.
The Macon County OATS transit service provides low-cost, $2 rides within the county to any resident, and donation-based rides are offered to seniors aged 60 and older.
The Macon area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Samaritan Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Macon
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Macon start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Macon and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Macon
Missouri's Supplemental Nursing Care program provides assisted living residents with financial assistance in the form of cash payments of up to $292 per month as well as a $50 monthly personal allowance. Seniors may also be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income payments through the Social Security office.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Macon
Macon and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Macon, please visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Macon
Macon-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Missouri are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Macon
Review of Loch Haven
The staff at Loch Haven are very caring and treat the residents as people - not just a responsiblity. They take the time to visit and listen to each person - not just rush in to do their jobs and ... Read more