8 Memory Care Facilities near Fountain Hills, AZ
There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Fountain Hills area, with 2 in Fountain Hills and 6 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Fountain Hills is $5,845 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Scottsdale with an average starting cost of $5,237.
To help you with your search, browse the 15 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fountain Hills. Better rated regions include Scottsdale with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Fountain Hills, AZ
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fountain Hills
Located in the suburbs of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills is a master-planned community where adults aged 65 and over represent nearly 35 percent of the population. Due to the high concentration of seniors in Fountain Hills, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are a growing concern. Today, more than 140,000 residents of the Grand Canyon State are living with Alzheimer's disease, and this number is projected to rise by 43 percent.
As dementia diagnoses increase, more families are faced with the challenge of assisting their loved ones at home or arranging 24-hour care. State regulations permit specially equipped assisted living centers to provide directed care and behavioral health services to dementia patients. Families who are looking for a memory care facility in Fountain Hills can choose from more than 30 options.
- The cost of living in Fountain Hills is 40 percent higher than the national average and 30 percent higher than most of Arizona. Although residents spend twice as much on housing, prices for healthcare, food and utilities are close to the U.S. median, which might increase the affordability of memory care.
- Arizona's tax policies also affect the cost of living. While Social Security payments are exempt from state income tax, IRAs and other retirement accounts are taxed at the normal rate. Additionally, purchases are subject to 5.6 percent sales tax plus local surcharges.
- Fountain Hills' abundant sunshine and low humidity attracts many retirees to the area. The community has a Sperling's Comfort Index of 77, which is 23 points higher than the national average. Although winter lows hover around 40, summer highs regularly top 100 degrees. For much of the year, seniors may need to take precautions to avoid the extreme heat.
- The Fountain Hills area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness. The nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care is the HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center, which is located nearly 30 minutes away in Scottsdale.
Paying for Memory Care in Fountain Hills
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fountain Hills start around $5,845 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,062 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills
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 Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills, please visit our Memory Care in Arizona page.
Directory of Winners in the Fountain Hills Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills-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.