14 Memory Care Facilities in Marion County, IN
The average cost of memory care in Marion County is $4,617 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 13 reviews below for memory care facilities in Marion County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Marion County 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hamilton County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Marion County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Marion County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Marion County, IN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Marion County
Marion County is located in central Indiana and has a population of a little over 950,000 people, over 12 percent of whom are seniors. According to data gathered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, nearly 13 percent of seniors in this county who receive Medicare benefits have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Families who are seeking out memory care services in Marion County have 10 facilities to choose from. While some of these facilities are independent and only provide care for those with dementia, most are located in senior living facilities that provide a full range of care options. In Marion County, as in all of Indiana, memory care facilities are officially called dementia special care units and are monitored by the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging.
- Marion County is a relatively affordable place to live in. The overall cost of living for this county is on par with the statewide average and about 12 percent below the national average, which may result in affordable memory care costs. Healthcare expenses are also fairly low in this region at about 13 percent below the national median.
- Marion County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as IU Health University Hospital and Eskenazi Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Marion County seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits, even those that may be subject to federal income tax, which may leave more money toward memory care expenses for those who rely solely on this income. All other types of retirement income are fully taxable.
- The air quality in Marion County is poor, which may worsen certain types of illnesses and be a concern for some families researching local memory care options for their loved ones. The American Lung Association gave Marion County an F for both ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution.
Paying for Memory Care in Marion County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Marion County start around $4,783 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion County
Marion 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 Marion County, please visit our Memory Care in Indiana page.
Directory of Winners in the Marion County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Marion County
Marion 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 Marion County
Review of The Wellington at Southport
The Wellington at Southport is probably great for higher or worse levels of dementia, but for my dad it's kind of limited. The staff members were great, personable, and caring. It was a quick visit... Read more
Review of The Wellington at Southport
The Wellington at Southport was not updated, and it was kind of depressing, but the room that we saw appeared to be OK. We really just interacted with the sales person. She was friendly and knowled... Read more
Review of Anthology of Meridian Hills
Anthology was wonderful until they changed management within the last year. It has now become horrible. They are understaffed and use many temporary staff, which are not well trained. I echo the ab... Read more