2 Memory Care Facilities in Lee County, AL
The average cost of memory care in Lee County is $3,695 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Lee County
In Lee County, seniors over the age of 65 make up 11.5 percent of the population and 7 to 8 percent of those in the Medicare population have Alzheimer’s disease. There are two specialized memory care facilities in Lee County that are well-equipped to care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
Lee County supports senior citizens with four different senior centers open to residents over 60, and The Lee County Sheriff’s Office participates in Project Lifesaver, a program which provides a special transmitter device to memory care patients. The device can be worn on the wrist or ankle, allowing law enforcement to quickly locate a patient.
- Though the winters are mild, providing lots of opportunities for supervised outdoor recreation, summers in Lee County are often hot and humid. Make sure the facilities you are considering are able to keep your loved one comfortable year round.
- When it comes to crime, Lee County has a low violent crime rate with a score of only 18.1 compared to a national average of 31.1. However, its property crime rate is high with a score of 44.3, compared to the U.S. average of 38.1. Memory care facilities are equipped with security features to keep residents safe, but it's still a good idea to find out what measures prospective facilities take to keep seniors' belongings secure.
- Lee County has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Opelika.
- The cost of living in the Auburn-Opelika metro area is slightly lower than the national average, mostly due to an average home price of only $181,700. This may be evident is the cost of memory care facilities in the area. Healthcare costs in Lee County, however, are a few points higher (104) than the national average (100).
Paying for Memory Care in Lee County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lee County start around $3,695 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County
Lee 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 Lee County, please visit our Memory Care in Alabama page.
Directory of Winners in the Lee County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lee County
Lee 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.