4 Memory Care Facilities in St Joseph County, IN
The average cost of memory care in St Joseph County is $4,978 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include La Porte County with an average starting cost of $4,484.
To help you with your search, browse the 42 reviews below for memory care facilities in St Joseph County. On average, consumers rate memory care in St Joseph County 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Berrien County with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 14 families in St Joseph County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in St Joseph County, call (855) 863-8283.
4 Memory Care Facilities in St Joseph County, IN
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
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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.
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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
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
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