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Memory Care Facilities in Bullhead City, AZ

Bullhead City is a welcoming community with a large senior population that makes up nearly 30% of its 43,000 residents. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about one in nine seniors nationwide have Alzheimer’s, a degenerative disease that’s increasing in prevalence. In the Bullhead City region, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths went up by 38.8% between 2016 and 2020. By comparison, the total number of deaths in the region went up by just 27.8% during this time frame.

Addressing dementia-related challenges can be difficult, but fortunately, there are several dementia care facilities in the Bullhead City region that can help. These facilities provide housing, meals and recreational activities, all in a secured setting. Residents have access to indoor and outdoor amenities and can participate in activities such as brain games, life skills stations and pet therapy, helping them remain active and engaged for as long as possible. 

This guide provides more information on memory care in Bullhead City, including an overview of how local care costs compare to rates in other cities. 

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Memory Care Facilities in Bullhead City, Arizona

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Bullhead City

In Bullhead City, all memory care facilities are monitored and regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing. They’re officially licensed as assisted living facilities, and they’re subject to rules related to housing, security requirements, staffing and dementia-related care services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Bullhead City

  • Bullhead City seniors pay state income taxes on all distributions from retirement savings accounts. However, while pension income is also taxable, seniors may be able to reduce what they owe by claiming a deduction, and Social Security benefits are entirely tax-exempt at the state level. This may make memory care in Bullhead City more affordable for some seniors.
  • Bullhead City is one of the hottest cities in Arizona, with year-round temperatures ranging from 44 to 111 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather is very dry with just 6 inches of annual rainfall, and noticeable humidity is uncommon. To keep residents comfortable regardless of the weather, many memory care communities have features such as individual climate controls in residents’ rooms and indoor activities and amenities.
  • Violent crime is uncommon in Bullhead City, with the city rating 16.4 on a 100-point index versus the national score of 22.7. Historically, property crime is prevalent, earning the city a score of 53.8 compared to 35.4 nationally, but the frequency of this type of crime has been dropping over the past two decades. Fortunately, many memory care facilities have features such as alarm systems, security gates and surveillance cameras, making residential care a preferred alternative to living alone for many vulnerable seniors.
  • The cost of living in Bullhead City is about 6% lower than the national norm and 12 percentage points below the Arizona average, making this an attractive option for prospective memory care residents seeking affordability. Housing prices are relatively low in this city, which may drive down the cost of residential care.
  • Bullhead City is home to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, a 139-bed acute care facility that provides a full range of specialized geriatric services. While there are only 137 doctors per 100,000 residents compared to the national norm of 210 doctors, many memory care facilities have on-call physicians and on-site nurses who prevent gaps in care.

 

Paying for Memory Care in Bullhead City

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care facilities in Bullhead City charge approximately $5,875 per month for care.  

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

On average, seniors in Bullhead City pay $5,875 per month for memory care, which is several hundred dollars higher than Arizona’s norm of $5,000 and $250 higher than the national rate. Several cities in Arizona have more competitively priced care, including Prescott Valley, where monthly fees come in at $5,625, and Phoenix, where residents pay 15% less for care than seniors in Bullhead City. Rates in Yuma are comparatively economical at $4,750, and rates in Bullhead City are 6% lower than care costs in Flagstaff.

Bullhead City

$5,875

Arizona

$5,000

United States

$5,625

Flagstaff

$6,250

Prescott Valley

$5,625

Phoenix

$4,969

Yuma

$4,750

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Bullhead City, memory care facilities charge $5,875 per month for care, making this one of the more expensive senior care options available in the city. While nursing home rates are about $90 more per month, other options tend to have lower monthly costs. For example, those who obtain in-home care or skilled home health care pay about 12% less on monthly care expenses than those in residential dementia care. Similarly, seniors without dementia pay about $1,200 less per month for assisted living.  

Memory Care

$5,875

In-Home Care

$5,148

Home Health Care

$5,148

Assisted Living Facility

$4,700

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$5,962

Note: Data for Bullhead City was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Lake Havasu City, was used instead.

 

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Bullhead City

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Arizona page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Arizona

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 Arizona page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Bullhead City

Bullhead City 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 Bullhead City, please visit our Memory Care in Arizona page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bullhead City

 

Bullhead City-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Arizona are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Arizona page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Arizona

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Memory Care

Gene

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Joshua Springs Senior Living

Joshua Springs Senior Living says they're a memory care, but they only take residents that are non-active. My wife has what they had as sundowners, which was verbally abusive and physically abusive...

Provider response

Dear Gene, Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry to see your frustration. We have a long track record of prioritizing the health, safety, and well-being of residents. I would very much appreciate...

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Memory Care

Judy

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Joshua Springs Senior Living

My mother moved into Joshua Springs Senior Living a little over two weeks ago. They highly recommended that we don’t visit her in two weeks, so we will see her this weekend. She seems to be doing...

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