4 Memory Care Facilities near Carefree, AZ
There are 4 Memory Care Facilities in the Carefree area, with 2 in Carefree and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Carefree is $3,500 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Carefree. Better rated regions include Anthem with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Carefree, AZ
2 Memory Care Facilities near Carefree, AZ
What to Consider About Memory Care in Carefree
Carefree, Arizona, is an upscale master-planned community with a population of 3,360, including more than 1,180 residents 65 and older. Like other parts of Maricopa County, the area has a substantial number of dementia cases. More than 54,736 residents in the county have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This number is projected to exceed 85,000 by 2020 as the population ages.
Arizona residents who have been diagnosed with dementia and require full-time assistance may choose from several memory care facilities, called directed care properties, located in Carefree and the surrounding area. Directed care properties must follow the same regulations as other assisted living facilities.
- Carefree is an affluent area with a cost of living that's double the national average. Apart from housing, which is four times more expensive than the rest of the nation, most other living expenses, including health care, are close to the baseline for the United States. If the cost of memory care is a concern, decision-makers may want to consider alternative communities within the Phoenix area.
- Arizona's low humidity and mild winters are beneficial for seniors who experience arthritis. However, Carefree also experiences extreme heat with summer highs above 100 degrees. For safety, memory care facilities may provide a secure shaded outdoor area for residents to enjoy. In most cases, special precautions are required to protect residents from excessive heat.
- Crime rates in Carefree, Arizona, are well below the national average. The community is also substantially safer than the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan area. Carefree has a violent crime score of 23.5 compared to the U.S. average of 31.1. Likewise, the local property crime score is 32.5 versus 38.1 nationally. Also, memory care facilities typically have their own security systems.
- As a residential suburb, Carefree has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness. The nearest major hospitals specializing in brain health and dementia care are located 20 minutes away in Scottsdale or Phoenix.
Paying for Memory Care in Carefree
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Carefree start around $3,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Carefree 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 Carefree
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Arizona 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 Arizona page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Carefree
Carefree 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 Carefree, please visit our Memory Care in Arizona page.
Directory of Winners in the Carefree Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Carefree
Carefree-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.