1 Memory Care Facility in Lakeside, AZ
Also serving communities of Snowflake.
The average cost of memory care in Lakeside is $4,500 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Vernon with an average starting cost of $3,900.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Lakeside, AZ
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lakeside
There are approximately 140,000 people age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia in Arizona, with some residing in Lakeside. Out of the 4,282 estimated total residents in Lakeside, around 17 percent are 65 years of age or older. To accommodate the need for Alzheimer's and dementia care for this portion of the population, there is one memory care facility in Lakeside.
In Arizona, including Lakeside, assisted living facilities (ALFs) are regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing. Facilities providing memory care must provide resident agreements that detail aspects of services and care. Memory care facilities must also adhere to stringent security requirements, including exit door controls and access to secured outdoor areas.
- Lakeside ranks 70 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index and has 272 sunny days per year on average. Memory care residents in this city may be able to spend plenty of time outdoors, thanks to the comfortable climate. However, not all facilities offer outdoor activities and not residents are eligible.
- Arizona doesn’t tax Social Security benefits, making Lakeside a tax-friendly place to live for seniors in memory care. Other types of retirement income, such as IRAs and 401k accounts are taxed.
- The air quality in Lakeside is rated 89 out of 100, based on the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment. The U.S. average is 58, meaning Pinetop-Lakeside has cleaner air and may be a good place to live for seniors in memory care with respiratory conditions.
- Lakeside has no/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 Phoenix.
Paying for Memory Care in Lakeside
Average Monthly Costs
City in Arizona
Memory Care costs in Lakeside start around $4,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lakeside 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 Lakeside
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 Lakeside
Lakeside 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 Lakeside, please visit our Memory Care in Arizona page.
Directory of Winners in the Lakeside Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lakeside
Lakeside-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.