5 Memory Care Facilities near Cedar Rapids, IA
Also serving communities of North Liberty, Coralville, Lone Tree, Wellman.
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Cedar Rapids area, with 2 in Cedar Rapids and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Cedar Rapids is $5,802 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,750. Cheaper nearby regions include Marion with an average starting cost of $3,988.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Cedar Rapids, IA
3 Memory Care Facilities near Cedar Rapids, IA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Cedar Rapids
Out of the 131,127 people who call Cedar Rapids, Iowa, home, approximately 13.8 percent of them are seniors age 65 or older. About 64,000 seniors in the state live with Alzheimer’s disease, and to care for those in the Cedar Rapids area, the city has five memory care facilities. One facility is located in the city and four more are in nearby communities.
Memory care units in Cedar Rapids are housed within assisted living programs. These facilities are licensed and regulated by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division to ensure they meet the required standards of care.
- Iowa doesn’t impose a state income tax on Social Security payments. However, withdrawals from retirement accounts and pension payments are taxed, but they are only taxed at a portion of the state’s 6.12 percent income tax rate.
- Seniors residing in a Cedar Rapids memory care facility and their loved ones may be concerned with personal safety because the city has an overall crime rate that’s higher than average. It’s 47 percent higher than the national average and 67 percent higher than the state average. Fortunately, memory care facilities are required to have extra security in place to keep seniors from venturing out on their own and this should provide a bit of extra protection for them as well.
- The Cedar Rapids area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as UnityPoint Health, Mercy Medical Center, and UnityPoint Health — St. Luke’s Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Cedar Rapids has four distinct seasons, which is ideal for seniors who enjoy nature’s beauty. The highest average monthly temperature in July is 73 degrees Fahrenheit, making it easy to partake in outdoor events and activities. However, the area is prone to cold winter weather, which could affect some seniors. Low temperatures in January dip down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and snow is possible.
Paying for Memory Care in Cedar Rapids
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Cedar Rapids start around $5,802 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,884 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids
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 Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids-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.