7 Memory Care Facilities near Ankeny, IA
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There are 7 Memory Care Facilities in the Ankeny area, with 3 in Ankeny and 4 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Ankeny is $5,136 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Urbandale with an average starting cost of $4,627.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for memory care facilities in Ankeny. On average, consumers rate memory care in Ankeny 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Ankeny, IA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Ankeny
Ankeny is situated in Iowa, a state in which the Alzheimer's Association reports that 64,000 seniors are living with Alzheimer's disease. This disease, which predominantly affects the senior community, is the leading cause of dementia. Ankeny's own senior community comprises over 9 percent of the 62,000-person population.
Ankeny has three memory care facilities for local seniors with dementia, and those who are willing to look outside the city proper will find another seven facilities close by. In Ankeny, as in the rest of the state, memory care is generally provided in assisted living programs. To offer memory care, an assisted living program must be certified as a dementia care unit through the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.
- While Iowa taxes most forms of retirement income, those who are over the age of 55 are eligible for a deduction to offset the expense. The state does not impose an income tax on Social Security benefits or public pensions.
- The Ankeny area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Des Moines.
- Ankeny's general crime rate is high relative to the other cities and communities in Iowa. However, when it's compared to other U.S. cities of the same size, its crime rate is significantly lower. While Ankeny is generally safe, as they are touring memory care facilities, families may want to inquire about the measures are taken to keep residents secure and prevent wandering.
- Although Ankeny's overall cost of living is only slightly higher than the national average, the cost of healthcare in this city is over 10 percent higher than the nationwide median. This may be a consideration for seniors who are on a tight budget.
Paying for Memory Care in Ankeny
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Iowa
Memory Care costs in Ankeny start around $5,136 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Ankeny 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 Ankeny
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Iowa 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 Iowa page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Ankeny
Ankeny 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 Ankeny, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ankeny
Ankeny-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Iowa are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Iowa page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Ankeny
Review of Journey Senior Living of Ankeny
Journey Senior Living of Ankeny has been great. My husband hasn't really taken advantage of a lot of things, but they offer things and they're very patient with him. It's a beautiful facility. Peop... Read more
Review of Edencrest at Siena Hills
My father moved into Edencrest at Siena Hills, and we're very happy with it. The staff is very caring. They have trivia and different activities. My dad has been eating their food. His room is very... Read more