5 Memory Care Facilities in Lake County, IN
The average cost of memory care in Lake County is $5,076 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Porter County with an average starting cost of $4,998.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lake County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lake County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Porter County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Lake County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Lake County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lake County
Lake County, which is situated in northern Indiana, is home to about 486,000 people, including a senior community that makes up 16 percent of the population. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 13 percent of seniors receiving Medicare benefits are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Memory care facilities in Lake County, as in all of the state, may also be called dementia special care units. Some DSCUs have their own dedicated building that serves only those with dementia; others are situated within assisted living facilities that specialize in multiple levels of care. Lake County has four memory care facilities, which are located in the cities of Merrillville, Hobart, Crown Point and Schererville.
- In Lake County, as in the rest of Indiana, seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits, but all other types of retirement income are fully taxable. Depending on a senior’s source of retirement income, this may decrease how much money they can put toward memory care expenses.
- According to data gathered by the American Lung Association, Lake County has very high ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution levels. The region’s air quality may be a consideration for families whose senior loved one has a condition like cardiovascular disease or COPD.
- The crime rate in Lake County is higher than state and national averages. On a 100-point scale, with a higher score representing more crime, the county's violent crime rate is 49.4, which is about 18 points higher than the national average. The property crime rate is 45.7, which is about 15 points higher than the national average. As they're researching local memory care facilities, families may want to find out what measures are taken to keep residents and their belongings safe.
- Lake County experiences warm summers and chilly winters, with year-round temperatures ranging between 16 degrees and 84 degrees. To keep residents comfortable throughout the year, many local memory care facilities have individual climate control in each bedroom.
Paying for Memory Care in Lake County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lake County start around $5,100 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lake 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 Lake County
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 Lake County
Lake 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 Lake County, please visit our Memory Care in Indiana page.
Directory of Winners in the Lake County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lake County
Lake County-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lake County
Review of Brentwood at Hobart
My husband has moved into Brentwood at Hobart. We really like it a lot. Everybody is really happy with the care he is getting here. We think they're doing a good job. He is happy, healthy and activ... Read more
Review of Towne Centre
When I walked into Towne Centre, right away, it turned me off. The physical appearance was not kept up. The staff members were nice enough, but they didn't sell the place. You could also tell that ... Read more
Review of Residences at Deer Creek
Our experience has been one of great satisfaction! Our mom is safe and watched over carefully and thoughtfully. She is always invited to be included in all activities and the Staff in ALL areas o... Read more