3 Memory Care Facilities in Muncie, IN
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The average cost of memory care in Muncie is $4,415 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,120.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in Muncie, IN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Muncie
The city of Muncie is home to nearly 69,000 people, approximately 14 percent of whom are seniors. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's disease, a disease that about 110,000 Hoosiers are currently living with.
Local families looking for memory care in Muncie will find three memory care facilities, all of which share campuses with assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The official term for memory care facilities in Indiana is dementia special care units, and they are licensed and regulated by the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging.
- Muncie is an affordable place to live, with overall living costs coming in roughly 25 percent below the national average. The cost of healthcare in this city is about 15 percent less than in the nation as a whole, which may make it easier to afford the expense of managing a chronic condition like Alzheimer's.
- While the property and violent crime rates in Muncie are a little higher than the U.S. average, they are lower than regional averages. On a 100-point scale, with a higher rate indicating more crime, the city has a violent crime rate of 38.2, compared to the U.S. average of 31.1 and the regional average of 42.7. The property crime rate is 47.4, versus the national average of 38.1 and the regional average of 54.6. Memory care facilities keep residents safe by using security features like surveillance cameras and alarm systems.
- Muncie's air quality is fair, with the county receiving a B for both ozone pollution and 24-hour particle pollution. This may be beneficial for seniors with respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular disease.
- Social Security income is not taxable in Indiana, but public and private pension income, 401(k) income, IRA income and income from any other form of retirement savings accounts are. This may affect how much money can be put toward memory care in Muncie.
Paying for Memory Care in Muncie
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Indiana
Memory Care costs in Muncie start around $4,352 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Muncie 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 Muncie
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 Muncie
Muncie 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 Muncie, please visit our Memory Care in Indiana page.
Directory of Winners in the Muncie Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Muncie
Muncie-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.