Memory Care Facilities in Lee County, IA for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Lee County is $5,672 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Des Moines County with an average starting cost of $4,413.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lee County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lee County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Des Moines County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Lee County, IA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lee County
Lee County, located along the Mississippi River in Iowa, is home to 35,862 residents, 6,078 of whom are seniors aged 65 and older and may be living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The county has two memory care facilities to support these seniors, both of which are located in Fort Madison.
Memory care facilities in Iowa, including Lee County, are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) or Residential Care Facilities (RCFs). ALFs and RCFs are licensed by The Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.
- Lee County has a low overall cost of living. On a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average, Lee County ranks 84.2, which is 15.8 percent lower than the average. This lower cost of living could result in seniors and their families having more money to put toward facility expenses.
Crime rates are determined using a scale where 100 represents areas with the most crime. While property crime in Lee County ranks 39.9, almost on par with the U.S. average of 38.1, the area ranks 41.4 for violent crime which is almost nine index points higher than the national average of 38.1. Seniors living in memory care facilities may not be directly affected by the property crime rate, although family members wanting to move to the area to be closer to their loved one might want to take it into consideration.
- Pensions and retirements savings account withdrawals are partially taxed in Lee County and the rest of Iowa. However, social security benefits are not taxed. Seniors with these types of income might be able to spread their dollars further when living in Lee County.
- Lee County sees summer highs of 86 degrees along with winter lows of 16 and the area gets 39 inches of rain and 23 inches of snow annually. Despite the temperatures and precipitation Lee County still has 200 sunny days per year, which might give seniors a lot of time for supervised outdoor activities.
Paying for Memory Care in Lee County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lee County start around $5,672 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County
Lee 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 Lee County, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Directory of Winners in the Lee County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lee County
Lee 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lee County
Review of The Kensington – Fort Madison
The visit to The Kensington - Fort Madison was phenomenal. The staff was really nice. Our contact there was very helpful. We've talked to a few of the people that were on the memory care floor. The... Read more
Review of Addington Place of Fort 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
Review of Addington Place of Fort 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