1 Memory Care Facility in Mountain Home, ID
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Mountain Home
The small city of Mountain Home is located in Idaho, a state in which as many as 25,000 seniors are living with Alzheimer's disease. Some of these seniors may be a part of Mountain Home's 65 and over population, which accounts for more than 10 percent of the city's 14,000 residents. The area is served by the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Idaho Chapter, which serves as an advocate and source of information for seniors and families who have been affected by Alzheimer's.
The Mountain Home region is home to eight memory care facilities, with the closest facilities to Mountain Home located in Boise. Most memory care facilities in this region are located within assisted living facilities that provide specialized training for staff members and have secured indoor and outdoor environments to allow residents freedom while preventing unsafe wandering.
- In the Mountain Home region, Social Security income is not taxable, but all other types of retirement income are fully taxable. Public pensions are subject to state income tax, but seniors age 65 and over qualify for a large deduction to minimize how much they owe on this type of income.
- Crime in Mountain Home is rated safer than 37 percent of communities of all sizes across the country. When Mountain Home is compared only to that of cities with similar population sizes, it's crime rate is fairly average. Even so, families may want to find out how the memory care facility they choose keeps residents and their belongings secured.
- Summers in Mountain Home are short and hot with virtually no humidity. Winters are cold and dry with December lows in the low-20s, and the city gets just 10 inches of annual snowfall, which may make winter travel easier for families who visit their loved ones in memory care here.
- Mountain Home is home to world-class medical facilities, such as St. Luke's Elmore Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Mountain Home
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home
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 Mountain Home
Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home, please visit our Memory Care in Idaho page.
Directory of Winners in the Mountain Home Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mountain Home
Mountain Home-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.