11 Memory Care Facilities in Fort Wayne, IN
Also serving communities of Bluffton, Kendallville.
The average cost of memory care in Fort Wayne is $4,722 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fort Wayne. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fort Wayne 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Fort Wayne find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Fort Wayne, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, which has over 265,000 people and a senior community that makes up 13 percent of the population, is located in the heart of Indiana — a state where about 110,000 residents have Alzheimer's disease. The city offers an array of programs for those with dementia, including the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department’s Unwind Your Mind program, which provides classes and activities for those in the early stages of dementia. In addition to this, the city has eight memory care facilities.
In Fort Wayne, as in the rest of Indiana, memory care facilities may also be called dementia special care units or SCUs. Some of these facilities occupy their own building while others are situated within assisted living communities that are equipped to care for seniors with dementia.
- Fort Wayne is an affordable place for seniors, with a cost of living that is roughly 17 percent below the national average. Seniors can expect to spend about 20 percent less on health care expenses in this city than they would elsewhere in the country, which may help them more easily afford necessary medical care.
- Fort Wayne's climate is typical of central Indiana, with hot, humid summers and cold, windy winters. The region is partly cloudy year-round, and the temperature ranges from 19 degrees Fahrenheit to 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Fort Wayne's property crime rate is relatively high, rating 47.3 on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 representing high crime. However, its rate of violent crime, which is 27.1, is lower than regional, state and national averages. This may provide peace of mind for families helping their loved ones transition to a memory care facility in this area.
- While all Social Security benefits are exempt from Indiana's state income tax, seniors do pay income tax on income they receive from other retirement income.
Paying for Memory Care in Fort Wayne
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Indiana
Memory Care costs in Fort Wayne start around $4,774 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Indiana 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 Indiana page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne, please visit our Memory Care in Indiana page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Indiana are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Indiana page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Fort Wayne, IN
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fort Wayne
Review of BrightStar Senior Living of Fort Wayne
I am the elder brother of Your resident, Tom Feely at your Ft. Wayne location, on Coldwater. I recently visited him and was totally impressed with your staff and the care that TOM is receiving. ... Read more
Review of Elevate Fort Wayne Memory Care
The staff was friendly and helpful, the care provided for my father was wonderful Read more
Review of North Woods Village at Inverness Lakes
For almost 3 years my mother has been a resident. I, along with my sister, have been very pleased with the facility and staff. Of course, we all want the absolute best care for our parents and/or l... Read more