2 Memory Care Facilities in Lee County, 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

    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

    Counties in Iowa

    $5,550.00 Lee County
    $5,123.00 Peoria County
    $5,048.00 Johnson County
    $4,869.00 US
    $4,721.00 Scott County
    $4,689.00 Adams County
    $4,680.00 Putnam County
    $3,800.00 Rock Island County

    Memory Care costs in Lee County start around $5,550 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 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lee County

    • 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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