4 Memory Care Facilities in St Joseph County, IN

4 Memory Care Facilities in St Joseph County, IN

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North Woods Village at Edison Lakes

Provides: Memory Care
1409 East Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545
"I went to North Woods Village at Edison Lakes. The facility is beautiful. It's arranged in a circle, so I'm not sure if the residents can find their way around really well, but I suppose that there..." More

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StoryPoint Granger

Provides: Memory Care
6330 N. Fir Road, Granger, IN 46530
"My mother-in-law moved in. Our visit was pleasant, it's pretty, it's attractive there, it felt and it smelled clean, and the staff has so far been very informative, appears to have a pretty..." More

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Heritage Point

Provides: Memory Care
1215 Trinity Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545
"We did an in-person tour at Heritage Point Memory Care. It was a very nice building, almost like a hotel. It had dining rooms that were very clean. The staff was friendly. I could see that the..." More

Morningview Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
475 N Niles Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617
"When you are faced with an emotional and heart breaking decision of placing the most beloved member of your family into someone else’s care, your thoughts are on a million different directions in..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in St Joseph County

    St. Joseph County is located in northern Indiana near the Michigan border and has a large senior community that makes up over 15 percent of the county's population of 270,000 residents. According to data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, almost 13 percent of seniors in this county who receive Medicare benefits are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. This is compared to the national rate of 11 percent of senior Medicare beneficiaries with this diagnosis.  

    There are three memory care facilities in St. Joseph County, two of which are in Mishawaka and one of which is in Granger. These facilities are licensed by the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging and are officially called dementia special care units.

    • St. Joseph County experiences warm summers with highs in the low-80s and very cold winters with lows near 17 degrees. The region gets 64 inches of annual snowfall, largely due to the lake effect snow that it receives due to its proximity to Lake Michigan, which may make winter travel difficult for families visiting local loved ones in memory care.
    • St. Joseph County's property crime and violent crime rates are higher than the national averages, which may be a consideration for families who are helping their senior loved ones relocate to memory care here. On a 100-point scale, with a high score indicating high crime, the county's violent crime rate is 46.9 and the property crime rate is 44.5, compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively.
    • The air quality in St. Joseph County is relatively poor, which may be a concern for seniors with respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular disease. The American Lung Association gave the county an F for ozone pollution and a C for short-term particle pollution. 
    • In Indiana, including St. Joseph's County, seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits, even those that are taxable on the federal level. All other types of retirement income are fully taxable, however, which may impact seniors' memory care budgets in St. Joseph County.


    Paying for Memory Care in St Joseph County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Indiana

    $5,535.00 Elkhart County
    $5,078.00 St Joseph County
    $5,060.00 Porter County
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,816.00 Van Buren County
    $4,756.00 Lake County
    $3,915.00 Berrien County
    $3,442.00 La Porte County

    Memory Care costs in St Joseph County start around $5,078 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 St Joseph 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 St Joseph 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 St Joseph County

    St Joseph 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 St Joseph County, please visit our Memory Care in Indiana page.

    Directory of Winners in the St Joseph County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in St Joseph County

    St Joseph 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in St Joseph County

    • Review of StoryPoint Granger

      I was very impressed with StoryPoint Granger. The living areas are very, very nice. Chris, the administrator, was very informative. He took me through the entire unit. The rooms were adequate. Ther... Read more

      Nancy
    • Review of North Woods Village at Edison Lakes

      I went to North Woods Village at Edison Lakes. The facility is beautiful. It's arranged in a circle, so I'm not sure if the residents can find their way around really well, but I suppose that there... Read more

      Nancy
    • Review of Heritage Point

      We did an in-person tour at Heritage Point Memory Care. It was a very nice building, almost like a hotel. It had dining rooms that were very clean. The staff was friendly. I could see that the resi... Read more

      Catherine
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