2 Memory Care Facilities in Vigo County, IN
The average cost of memory care in Vigo County is $5,460 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Vigo County
Vigo County, situated in west-central Indiana, is home to roughly 108,000 residents and has a senior community that makes up about 16 percent of the population. According to data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, over 14 percent of seniors receiving Medicare benefits have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. This is notably higher than the national average of 11.3 percent. There are three memory care facilities in Vigo County, all three of which are in Terre Haute.
In Vigo County, as in all of Indiana, memory care facilities are officially called dementia special care units and are most often located in assisted living facilities or nursing homes. These facilities are licensed by the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging.
Summers in Vigo County are warm with highs near 90 degrees and winter lows drop to around 20. This county receives about 15 inches of annual snowfall, versus the national average of 26 inches, which may appeal to families who travel during the winter months to visit loved ones in local memory care facilities.
- Vigo County's overall cost of living is roughly 20 percent below the national average, and healthcare expenses are about 8 percent lower than the national median. Vigo County's relatively low living expenses may leave more money in the budget for memory care services.
- Vigo County's air quality is decent, which may benefit seniors with respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular disease. The American Lung Association gave the county a B for ozone pollution and a C for short-term particle pollution.
- In Indiana, seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits. However, all other forms of retirement income, including public and private pensions and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts, are fully taxable. This may affect how much money seniors can budget toward memory care services in Vigo County.
Paying for Memory Care in Vigo County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Vigo County start around $5,460 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Vigo 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 Vigo 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 Vigo County
Vigo 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 Vigo County, please visit our Memory Care in Indiana page.
Directory of Winners in the Vigo County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Vigo County
Vigo 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.