1 Memory Care Facility in Blackfoot, ID
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Blackfoot
The city of Blackfoot has a little less than 12,000 residents, including roughly 1,600 seniors. According to the Alzheimer's Association, as many as 10 percent of these seniors may have Alzheimer's disease. In Bingham County, where Blackfoot is located, almost eight percent of seniors on Medicare have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.
In Blackfoot, as in all of Idaho, memory care facilities are often located within assisted living facilities. Facilities that offer memory care must provide specialized training for staff members and have secured interior environments and yards to prevent residents from wandering. Blackfoot has one memory care facility to accommodate local seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia.
- Social Security income is not taxable in Blackfoot or in the rest of Idaho, but all other types of retirement income are fully taxable, including money from retirement accounts and private pensions. Public pensions are subject to state income tax, but seniors age 65 and over qualify for a large deduction to offset this expense.
- Blackfoot is an inexpensive place to live, which may make the city a good option for families with tight memory care budgets. Overall, living expenses in this city are nearly 15 percent below the state and national average. Healthcare expenses are about six percent below the national median.
- Blackfoot has a higher crime rate than 85 percent of U.S. cities of all sizes and 98 percent of Idaho's communities. Families may want to ensure that the memory care facility they choose for their loved one takes proper precautions to ensure the safety of residents and their belongings.
- Seasonal temperatures in Blackfoot tend to be extreme, with warm summers and cold winters. Throughout the year, temperatures range between 15 degrees and 86 degrees. The region receives an average of 42 inches of annual snowfall, compared to the national average of 26 inches, which may impede winter travel for those visiting loved ones in memory care here.
Paying for Memory Care in Blackfoot
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Blackfoot start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,850 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Blackfoot 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 Blackfoot
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 Blackfoot
Blackfoot 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 Blackfoot, please visit our Memory Care in Idaho page.
Directory of Winners in the Blackfoot Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Blackfoot
Blackfoot-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.