Note: Due to increased licensing requirements and care services, memory care typically costs 20-30% more than assisted living services despite being provided in the same setting. No nationwide cost data is available, so we estimate memory care costs by increasing assisted living rates in the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey by 25%.
In Iowa, older adults pay $5,459 per month for memory care, which is affordable compared to the national rate of $5,625. In Minnesota, memory care residents pay $5,635 for care, and in Illinois, rates are comparable at $5,610. Seniors in Nebraska pay $5,095, and in South Dakota, memory care costs are estimated at $4,188. Missouri has some of the cheapest memory care rates in the nation with fees coming in at $3,750.