11 Memory Care Facilities near Des Moines, IA
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the Des Moines area, with 5 in Des Moines and 6 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Des Moines is $5,510 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include West Des Moines with an average starting cost of $5,077.
To help you with your search, browse the 19 reviews below for memory care facilities in Des Moines. Better rated regions include Pleasant Hill with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Des Moines, IA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Des Moines
The city of Des Moines, Iowa caters to the needs of its large senior population, 11.4 percent of residents, with a variety of amenities including transportation services, senior centers and over 50 memory care facilities — for seniors with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other memory conditions.
The state licenses assisted living programs and residential care facilities, and each may cater to seniors with Alzheimer's Disease. If the ALP meets specific requirements, it can be certified as a dementia care unit, and the RCFs may be set up to provide memory care services in a stand-alone unit or as a separate area within the facility.
- Des Moinians experience the full range of weather fluctuations each year with January lows in the teens and summer highs in the eighties. The city's 204 annual sunny days are right on par with the U.S. average of 205. Thanks to the changing seasons, facility residents can view vibrantly colored leaves each fall.
- Seniors living in Des Moines enjoy a lower cost of living than other areas of the state or nation with an average of 85.9 compared to the national standard of 100. Health costs are slightly higher than average at 111, but groceries and transportation are less at 91.9 and 87 respectively.
- The state sales tax rate is six percent, and the city of Des Moines and Polk County do not levy any additional amount. Social Security income is not taxed, and the state allows some portion of pensions and annuities to be excluded each year on the federal tax return.
- Des Moines' violent crime rate of 45.2 is slightly higher than the national average of 31.1 with most acts of violent crime occurring in the immediate downtown area. Property crime is also relatively high showing a rate of 59.8 compared to the U.S. average of 38.1.
Paying for Memory Care in Des Moines
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Des Moines start around $5,510 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines
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 Des Moines
Des Moines 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 Des Moines, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Des Moines
Des Moines-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.