2 Memory Care Facilities in Indianola, IA
Also serving communities of Pella, Oskaloosa.
The average cost of memory care in Indianola is $4,500 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include West Des Moines with an average starting cost of $3,498.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Indianola
Indianola is located in the Des Moines - West Des Moines metropolitan area of Warren County and has a population of 19,556. More than 2,800 or 14.4 percent of those residents are seniors aged 65 or older, the prime age for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia diagnoses. There are currently three memory care facilities in Indianola with another 20 facilities located in nearby areas for those who need 24-hour care due to memory impairments.
Memory care facilities in Indianola are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and are licensed by the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.
- Residents of Indianola enjoy a median cost of living. On a scale of one to 100 with 100 being the average, Indianola ranks 99.9. Families might want to take the cost of living into consideration when looking for a memory care facility.
- The crime rate in Indianola is lower than average. On a scale of one to 100 with one representing areas of low crime, Indianola ranks 29.2 for violent crime and 31.1 for property crime, compared to the U.S. averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Seniors or their families should ask about the security measures that an ALF has in place to protect the residents.
- Indianola is moderately tax-friendly for seniors. While social security benefits are not taxed at all, private and public pensions are taxed partially, along with withdraws from retirement savings accounts.
- The weather in Indianola is much the same as other areas in Warren County. Summer highs reach 85 degrees, and winter lows drop to 14 degrees. The annual rainfall of 36 inches is slightly lower than the national average of 39, and the yearly snowfall of 30 inches is slightly higher than the national average of 26 inches. Families should ask questions concerning safety and security for residents.
Paying for Memory Care in Indianola
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Indianola start around $4,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Indianola 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 Indianola
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 Indianola
Indianola 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 Indianola, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Directory of Winners in the Indianola Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Indianola
Indianola-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.