2 Memory Care Facilities in Cochise County, AZ

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Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista

Provides: Memory Care
4400 Avenida Cochise, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
"Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista offers seniors and their families a range of senior living and care services from our inviting community.Living at Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista..." More


Via Elegante Luxury Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
4120 East Ramsey Road, Hereford, AZ 85615
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Cochise County

Cochise County is home to about 125,000 residents and has a large senior community accounting for about 22 percent of the population. The rate of Alzheimer's and dementia here is relatively low, with 7.5 percent of seniors living with this diagnosis versus the national average of 11.3 percent.

There are two memory care facilities in Cochise County, including one in Sierra Vista and one in Hereford. In most cases, memory care services in Cochise County are provided within assisted living facilities that specialize in providing high-level care. These facilities are licensed and regulated by the Division of Public Health Licensing Services, Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing

  • While Cochise County seniors do not pay income tax on their Social Security retirement benefits, they pay state income tax on other types of retirement income. Taxpayers who receive public pension income may be eligible for a tax deduction. A senior's source of retirement income may affect how much money can be budgeted toward memory care here.
  • Cochise County is a very affordable place to live, with an overall cost of living that is more than 10 percent lower than the national average and over 20 percent less than the state average. This may result in lower memory care expenses, which could benefit families with tight memory care budgets. Healthcare expenses are slightly higher here, coming in a little more than 5 percent higher than state and national averages. 
  • The air quality in Cochise County is decent, which may make the region a good option for memory care for seniors with a condition that is worsened by pollution. The American Lung Association gave the city a "C" for ozone pollution and an "A" for short-term particle pollution.
  • Cochise County has a comfortable year-round climate, rating 77 out of 100 on Sperling's Comfort Index. Summer highs are in the mid-90s and January lows are in the mid-30s. The region receives just 15 inches of rain and 1 inch of annual snowfall, which may make local travel easy for families visiting loved ones in memory care here. 

Paying for Memory Care in Cochise County

Average Monthly Costs

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$5,150.00 Cochise County
$4,800.00 US

Memory Care costs in Cochise County start around $5,150 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,800 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Cochise 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 Cochise County

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

Cochise 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 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 memory care resources in Cochise County, please visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page.

Memory Care Facilities in Cochise County

Directory of Winners in the Cochise County Area

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cochise County

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

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