4 Memory Care Facilities in Johnson County, IA
The average cost of memory care in Johnson County is $5,765 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include Linn County with an average starting cost of $5,146.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Johnson County
Johnson County has a little less than 150,000 residents, over one in 10 of whom are aged 65 and over. While Alzheimer's disease and dementia are not as prevalent here as in the state and nation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services still project that 9.5 percent of seniors who receive Medicare benefits are living with this diagnosis.
Johnson County is home to four memory care facilities. In this county, as in all of Iowa, memory care may be provided in an assisted living program that is certified as a dementia care unit or in a standalone facility that primarily serves residents with dementia.
- Johnson County seniors pay state income tax on most forms of retirement income, but residents aged 55 and over qualify for a deduction to lower this expense. Social Security benefits and public pensions are not taxed, which may let seniors and families put more money toward local memory care services.
- According to data published by the American Lung Association, particle pollution levels in Johnson County are low, which may benefit seniors with respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular disease. The county was given a B for short-term particle pollution and a passing score for annual particle pollution.
- Overall, crime in Johnson County is roughly on par with the national average, which may make it a good option for families seeking a safe community for memory care services. On a 100-point scale on which a higher score indicates more crime, violent crime is rated 32.9, versus the national median of 31.1, and property crime is rated 37.1, versus the national average of 38.1.
- Johnson County is a relatively expensive place to live, which may be a consideration for seniors and families with limited memory care budgets. The overall cost of living in here is about 12 percent higher than the state median and 2 percent higher than the national median, and healthcare expenses are about 4 percent higher than the state median and 22 percent higher than the national median.
Paying for Memory Care in Johnson County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Johnson County start around $5,048 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County
Johnson 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 Johnson County, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Directory of Winners in the Johnson County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Johnson County
Johnson 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.