5 Memory Care Facilities in District Of Columbia County, DC
The average cost of memory care in District Of Columbia County is $7,758 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Arlington County with an average starting cost of $4,680.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in District Of Columbia County
The District of Columbia County, which includes the nation's capital, is home to almost 9,000 seniors who are living with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Approximately 12 percent of the county's 694,000 people are 65 and over. Among this population, those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and other cognitive impairments can choose from four memory care facilities in the District of Columbia County that provide the memory care they require. The Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration licenses these facilities and ensure that they are operating in line with the law.
- The District of Columbia County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Howard University Hospital and the Sibley Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The price of housing is one of the primary influences on the high cost of living in the District of Columbia County. It can cost almost three times the national average to buy a home in this county. The overall cost of living in this county is around 75 percent more than the national average. However, the cost of healthcare can be up to 20 percent cheaper than national averages. Seniors who are likely to require medical treatment while living in memory care accommodation could save some money in the long run.
- Social Security benefits aren't taxed in the District of Columbia County, which may leave more cash for healthcare and towards the cost of a memory care facility.
- Annually, the District of Columbia County has an average of around 44 inches of rain and 13 inches of snow, compared to the national averages of 39 inches of rain per year and 26 inches of snow. Seniors in the District of Columbia County usually benefit from mild weather.
Paying for Memory Care in District Of Columbia County
Average Monthly Costs
Counties in District of Columbia
Memory Care costs in District Of Columbia County start around $8,197 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia page.
Free Memory Care Resources in District Of Columbia County
District Of Columbia 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 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 District Of Columbia County, please visit our Memory Care in District Of Columbia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in District Of Columbia County
District Of Columbia County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in District Of Columbia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in District Of Columbia page for more information about these laws.