2 Memory Care Facilities in Fort Madison, IA

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The Kensington – Fort Madison

Provides: Memory Care
2210 Ave H, Fort Madison, IA 52627
"What is it that makes any house a home? It's when you belong to the family inside. And each one of our residences is home to a unique family, a circle that encompasses both residents and staff.In..." More

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Sunnybrook at Ft. Madison

Provides: Memory Care
5025 River Valley Road, Fort Madison, IA 52627
"We chose Sunnybrook at Ft. Madison for my mom. It's a lovely place close to home. It's very accommodating for my mother. They have activities with plenty of options. They're very expensive, though...." More

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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fort Madison

  • Review of Sunnybrook at Ft. Madison

    We chose Sunnybrook at Ft. Madison for my mom. It's a lovely place close to home. It's very accommodating for my mother. They have activities with plenty of options. They're very expensive, though.... Read more

    SM
  • Review of Sunnybrook at Ft. Madison

    My husband is going to start at Sunnybrook on Monday, and it’s just 6 miles away. It’s assisted living, but It has a dementia unit, and you furnish everything. The people that work there seemed to ... Read more

    Karen
  • Review of Sunnybrook at Ft. Madison

    It is very comfortable. We have much privacy if we desire. I have made some new and wonderful friendships at Sunny Brook. I appreciate the staff doing the best they can to helping aide me in any ti... Read more

    Janet Clarkson
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Fort Madison

Fort Madison is located in the Fort Madison-Keokuk metro area of Lee County and has a population of 13,105. Of those residents, 2,141 or 16.3 percent are seniors aged 65 years or older, some of whom may have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. There is currently one memory care facility located in Fort Madison, but there are four more available in the surrounding areas.

Memory care facilities in Fort Madison and all of Iowa are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALPs) and are licensed by the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.

  • Iowa is a moderately tax-friendly state for seniors. Social security income is not taxed in Fort Madison, however, retirement savings account income and pensions, both private and public, are partially taxed. Iowa’s tax breaks for seniors should be taken into account when choosing a facility for a loved one.
  • Fort Madison's crime rate is slightly higher than average. On a scale of one to 100 with one representing areas of low crime, Fort Madison ranks 40.8 for violent crime and 41 for property crime, compared to the national average of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Seniors' families should ask facility staff about protocols that can protect residents from crime.
  • Fort Madison, like much of Lee County, experiences hot summers and cold winters with highs climbing to 86 degrees in July and lows reaching 17 degrees in January. Families should ask what measures a facility takes to protect residents from wandering away during extreme weather.  
  • The cost of living is lower than the national average in Fort Madison, Iowa. On a scale of one to 100 with 100 being the median, Madison ranks 81.3.  Housing is the biggest factor in this lower cost of living. Families living in Fort Madison might be able to save money that can be used for healthcare.


Paying for Memory Care in Fort Madison

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Iowa

$5,550.00 Fort Madison
$5,123.00 Peoria
$4,799.00 US
$4,689.00 Quincy
$4,529.00 Davenport
$4,350.00 Jacksonville
$4,305.00 Pekin

Memory Care costs in Fort Madison start around $5,550 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fort Madison 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 Fort Madison

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Iowa page. Financial Assistance in Iowa Financial Assistance in Iowa

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 Fort Madison

Fort Madison and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Fort Madison, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fort Madison

Fort Madison-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Iowa are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Iowa page for more information about these laws.

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