8 Memory Care Facilities near Council Bluffs, IA
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There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Council Bluffs area, with 3 in Council Bluffs and 5 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Council Bluffs is $4,519 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Council Bluffs. On average, consumers rate memory care in Council Bluffs 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Council Bluffs find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Council Bluffs, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Council Bluffs, IA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Council Bluffs
Around 64,000 people in Iowa have Alzheimer's disease, a number that's expected to grow to 73,000 by 2025. In Council Bluffs, where over 15 percent of the city's 62,000 residents are 65 or older, memory care facilities are an important resource for people with dementia to live out their lives in a secure, therapeutic environment. The city has two of these facilities with a further five in nearby communities.
In Iowa, memory care can be provided by both assisted living programs (ALPs) and residential care facilities (RCFs). Both have staff with specialized training on duty 24 hours a day and are licensed by the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.
- Income from retirement funds and pensions is subject to income tax in Iowa, but deductions are available for seniors. People receiving benefits from Social Security will not have it taxed by the state. This may make more money available in the budget for memory care.
- The cost of living in Council Bluffs is rated at 90.5 on the Sperling Index, compared to the national average of 100. However, seniors and their families should be aware that some expenses are still high compared to other parts of the country. In particular, healthcare is rated at 118, 18 points higher than the U.S. average, which can have a large impact on seniors with health conditions.
- The Council Bluffs area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Council Bluffs' crime rate is 62 crimes per 1,000 residents, one of the highest crime rates in the state. This is largely due to the high property crime rate of 59.65, which is almost triple the state average of 21.25. The violent crime rate of 2.41 is slightly lower than the Iowa average of 2.93. Families may wish to ask about security measures in their loved one's memory care facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Council Bluffs
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Council Bluffs start around $4,519 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 Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs
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 Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Directory of Winners in the Council Bluffs Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Council Bluffs
Review of CountryHouse – Council Bluffs
CountryHouse - Council Bluffs was great. We enjoyed it when my dad was there. The staff was great. His room was very nice and the layout was great. The food looked good, and he always ate it. There... Read more
Review of Hansen House
My husband is in Hansen House. They seem to be very caring, friendly, personable, and keep me informed of what's going on, so they're very good. They play ball, they have hand massages, and they go... Read more