6 Memory Care Facilities in Porter County, IN
The average cost of memory care in Porter County is $5,060 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Lake County with an average starting cost of $4,756.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for memory care facilities in Porter County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Porter County 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Porter County, IN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Porter County
Porter County is located in north-central Indiana and has a large senior community that makes up nearly 16 percent of its population of 168,000 people. In this county, it's projected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that almost 12 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and over have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Local families and seniors have a variety of informational resources and support groups available to them through the Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana.
Porter County is home to five memory care facilities, all of which are located on senior living campuses that provide other levels of care. In Indiana, memory care services are offered in dementia special care units, and they are licensed by the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging.
- The air quality in Porter County is subpar. The American Lung Association gave the county an F for ozone pollution and a C for 24-hour particle pollution. Families whose senior loved ones have conditions that may be worsened by pollution may want to consider the county's air quality.
- Compared to Indiana as a whole, Porter County's cost of living is relatively expensive at about 20 percent higher than the state median, and living costs are about 7 percent higher than the national median. Healthcare is affordable here, coming in about 18 percent below the nationwide average, which may benefit those managing chronic conditions like dementia.
- While the rate of violent crime in Porter County is roughly on par with the national average, the rate of property crime is a little lower. Even so, as they're touring local memory care facilities, families may want to inquire about what measures are taken to protect residents and their belongings.
- Porter County seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, but all other types of retirement income are subject to tax. This may affect how much money is available for memory care expenses.
Paying for Memory Care in Porter County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Porter County start around $5,060 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Porter 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 Porter 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 Porter County
Porter 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 Porter County, please visit our Memory Care in Indiana page.
Directory of Winners in the Porter County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Porter County
Porter 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 Porter County
Review of Residences at Coffee Creek
Residences at Coffee Creek is an outstanding and beautiful place for our dad. He previously lived in two different Valpo based memory care assisted livings over the past 3 years that were terribly... Read more
Review of Brookdale Valparaiso
My dad is going to be moving into the memory care side of Brookdale Valparaiso. There's a foyer living area with a fireplace and a big TV. I've been there probably four or five times to take things... Read more
Review of Residences at Coffee Creek
Residences at Coffee Creek is an outstanding and beautiful place for our dad. His recent move to his memory care apartment has been an extremely positive experience. The staff has been wonderful ... Read more