2 Memory Care Facilities in Bingham County, ID
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Bingham County
In Bingham County, nearly 14 percent of the 46,000 residents are aged 65 and over. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the county's rate of Alzheimer's disease and dementia among Medicare recipients aged 65 and over is relatively low, with less than 8 percent of seniors on Medicare living with this diagnosis versus the national average of 11.3 percent. Families and seniors who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease find support through the Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Bingham County has two memory care facilities, including one in Blackfoot and one in Shelley. In most cases, Bingham County seniors with dementia receive personalized memory care services in assisted living facilities that specialize in dementia care.
- Private pension income and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts are fully taxed in Idaho. Seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security income, and taxpayers aged 65 and over receive a large deduction for public pension income. The source of a senior’s retirement income may influence how much money they can put toward memory care expenses in Bingham County.
- The Bingham region is among the cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for ozone pollution levels, according to the American Lung Association. This may make the county a good option for memory care for seniors with respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular disease.
- Bingham County's summers are warm with highs in the high-80s, and winters are chilly with average lows around 16 degrees. The region, which gets precipitation an average of 35 days each year, receives just 11 inches of annual rainfall and 38 inches of annual snowfall. As they're touring local memory care facilities, families may want to find out how residents are kept safe and comfortable when outdoor temperatures are extreme.
- Bingham County is a fairly affordable place to live, with living expenses, including healthcare expenses, coming in a little below the national average. This may appeal to families with tight memory care budgets.
Paying for Memory Care in Bingham County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Bingham County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,864 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bingham 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 Bingham County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Idaho 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 Idaho page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Bingham County
Bingham 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 Bingham County, please visit our Memory Care in Idaho page.
Directory of Winners in the Bingham County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bingham County
Bingham County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Idaho are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Idaho page for more information about these laws.