2 Memory Care Facilities in Blount County, AL
The average cost of memory care in Blount County is $2,150 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Blount County
An estimated 92,000 Alabama residents aged 65 and over have Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, including 10.4 percent of the 58,013 Blount County residents in this age group. As many as 17.8 percent of Blount County residents fall into the 65 and over age range. There are two memory care facilities in the area to provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care for this portion of the population.
Facilities that provide memory care in Blount County and the rest of Alabama are known as special care assisted living facilities and are licensed by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
- Blount County has a living cost of 95.2, which is slightly higher than the state average of 89 but lower than the U.S. average of 100. It’s also lower than some of the other Alabama counties, such as Baldwin. The lower cost may mean that memory care facility costs, healthcare and other expenses are more manageable in Blount County than in other areas of the state and country. Seniors and their families might benefit from this lower cost of living.
- Alabama doesn't tax social security benefits, which means Blount County is tax-friendly for seniors. Although Alabama does have a relatively high sales tax, the property taxes for homeowners are low as compared with the rest of the U.S. Seniors on a fixed income might appreciate the tax savings that Blount County has to offer.
- The property crime rate in Blount County ranks at 33.7, while the U.S. average is higher at 38.1. Blount County has a violent crime rate of 36.2, which is only slightly higher than the national average of 31.1. To keep residents safe, memory care facilities have staff on-site around the clock, along with secured perimeters and doors.
- Blount County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as St. Vincent’s Blount, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Blount County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Blount County start around $2,150 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Blount County 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 Memory Care in Blount County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Alabama page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Blount County
Blount County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Blount County, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
Directory of Winners in the Blount County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Blount County
Blount County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Alabama page for more information about these laws.