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Memory Care Facilities in Marshall County, IA

The average cost of memory care in Marshall County is $6,205 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Marshall County

Marshall County has close to 41,000 residents, nearly one in five of who are aged 65 and over. Alzheimer's disease and dementia are more prevalent here than in the state and nation as a whole. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, almost 14 percent of the seniors who receive Medicare benefits here have dementia or Alzheimer's, compared to the state average of 10 percent and the national average of a little more than 11 percent. 

Marshall County has two memory care facilities, both of which are located in the city of Marshalltown. While one of these memory care facilities is located in an independent facility that only provides dementia care, the other, like many in the state, is located within an assisted living program that is certified to provide memory care through the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Marshall County seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits or public pensions, which may leave more money in the budget for local memory care services. While all other types of retirement income are taxable, taxpayers aged 55 and over qualify for a deduction to lessen the expense. 
  • Marshall County is a relatively affordable place to live, even by Iowa's standards. The overall cost of living in this county is about 10 percent below the state average and 20 percent below the national average, primarily because of the county's affordable real estate. This may result in lower memory care expenses. 
  • On a 100-point scale, with a lower score representing less crime, the county's property crime rate is 35.1, versus the national average of 38.1, and the rate of violent crime is 36.4, compared to the national average of 31.1. Families may want to seek out a memory care facility that is equipped with security features like surveillance cameras and alarm systems. 
  • Summers in Marshall County are warm with highs in the mid-80s, and winters are cold with lows around 10 degrees. To keep residents comfortable, many memory care facilities have individual climate control in residents' private rooms.

Paying for Memory Care in Marshall County

Memory Care costs in Marshall County start around $6,205 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Marshall 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.

Counties in Iowa

Dallas County

$7,151

Marshall County

$6,205

Marion County

$6,155

Polk County

$5,779

US

$5,694

Warren County

$5,297

Black Hawk County

$5,250

Story County

$4,485

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Marshall 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 Marshall County

Marshall 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 Marshall County, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Marshall County

Marshall 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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