2 Memory Care Facilities in Clinton County, IA
The average cost of memory care in Clinton County is $5,500 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Scott County with an average starting cost of $4,721.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Clinton County
Along the Mississippi River in the easternmost part of Iowa, more than 47,000 people call Clinton County home. Seniors make up 19.3 percent of this population, and many of these seniors require assistance due to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Help is available for this group at two memory care facilities located within the county.
In Clinton County and the rest of Iowa, facilities that provide assisted living for seniors with mental conditions are officially called Assisted Living Programs (ALPs). ALPs can be certified to provide dementia care for their residents through the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.
- Clinton County is home to several medical facilities, including those providing brain health and dementia care, such as Mercy Medical Center Clinton, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The average low temperature in January for Clinton County is 12 degrees. The area also accumulates an average of 30 inches of snow in winter. These conditions can be dangerous for seniors, so families may want to make sure their chosen memory care facility takes measures to prevent their residents from wandering outside during cold weather.
- Seniors with breathing problems can feel confident that their condition won't worsen in Clinton County due to the area's passing grade for particle pollution by the American Lung Association. They gave the county a "B" for ozone pollution.
- Families concerned about being able to pay for memory care may be glad to know that Clinton County has a low cost of living compared to both U.S. and state averages. The cost of living index rating fro the county is 85 compared to 90 for the state and 100 for the national average. In particular, housing and transportation are very affordable.
Paying for Memory Care in Clinton County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Clinton County start around $5,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,904 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Clinton 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 Clinton County
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 Clinton County
Clinton 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 Clinton County, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Directory of Winners in the Clinton County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Clinton County
Clinton County-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.