2 Memory Care Facilities in Pinal County, AZ
The average cost of memory care in Pinal County is $4,850 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,650.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Pinal County
Pinal County is a sprawling area with more than 430,000 residents that rests between the cities of Phoenix and Tuscon. About 86,000 people aged 65 or over call this county home, and there are two local memory care facilities where seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can get the care they need.
Memory care facilities in the state of Arizona are officially recognized as Assisted Living Facilities. These are licensed and regulated by the Division of Licensing Services which is part of the Arizona Department of Health Services. Pinal County is home to high-quality medical facilities, including those specializing in Alzheimer's and dementia care such as Banner Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The climate in Pinal County is hot and dry with average highs in July reaching 104 degrees. The county only gets about 11 inches of precipitation per year. Extreme heat can be a major health hazard for seniors, so families may want to ensure their chosen memory care facility has reliable air conditioning.
- According to the American Lung Association, the ozone pollution in Pinal County gets a failing grade. This is because the county had an average of 7.7 high-ozone days in 2015. This is down, however, from 35 high-ozone days in 2002. The particle pollution grade is a pass.
- Arizona is considered a somewhat tax-friendly state for seniors because there is no income tax on social security benefits and a partial tax on public and private pensions. Families may want to consider these factors when financially planning for memory care.
- The cost of living in Pinal County is just 5 index points above the national average. It's about 15 percent less expensive, however, than nearby Maricopa County. This makes Pinal County an ideal place for seniors who love the Arizona desert but want to live affordably.
Paying for Memory Care in Pinal County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Pinal County start around $4,850 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,778 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Pinal 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 Pinal County
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 Pinal County
Pinal 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 Pinal County, please visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pinal County
Pinal 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.