3 Memory Care Facilities in Pottawattamie County, IA
The average cost of memory care in Pottawattamie County is $4,519 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Pottawattamie County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Pottawattamie County 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in Pottawattamie County, IA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Pottawattamie County
Pottawattamie County is located near the Iowa/Nebraska border and is home to over 93,000 residents, about 17 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. According to data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, one in 10 seniors who rely on Medicare benefits have Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
There are two memory care facilities in Pottawattamie County, both of which are in Council Bluffs. In this county, as in all of Iowa, memory care services are generally provided in assisted living programs. These facilities are certified to provide dementia care through the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.
- Particle pollution levels in Pottawattamie County are fairly low, with the county receiving a B for 24-hour particle pollution and a passing score for annual particle pollution from the American Lung Association. The county's clean air may benefit seniors with conditions like asthma and COPD.
- In Iowa, all Social Security income is exempt from state income tax. While other types of retirement income are taxable, the state provides a deduction to minimize this expense. The state's retirement-friendly tax laws may leave more money in the budget for memory care expenses in Pottawattamie County.
Overall living expenses in Pottawattamie County are nearly 10 percent lower than the national average and on par with the state average, and healthcare expenses are about 18 percent higher than the U.S. average and roughly equal to the state average. Families who are relocating their loved one to memory care in Pottawattamie County may want to consider how the region's cost of living may affect their memory care budget.
- Year-round temperatures in Pottawattamie County range between 13 degrees and 86 degrees, and the region gets about 216 sunny days annually. To keep residents safe during cold weather, memory care facilities have measures in place to prevent residents from wandering.
Paying for Memory Care in Pottawattamie County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Pottawattamie County start around $4,519 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County
Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pottawattamie County
Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County
Review of CountryHouse – Council Bluffs
CountryHouse - Council Bluffs was great. We enjoyed it when my dad was there. The staff was great. His room was very nice and the layout was great. The food looked good, and he always ate it. There... Read more
Review of Hansen House
My husband is in Hansen House. They seem to be very caring, friendly, personable, and keep me informed of what's going on, so they're very good. They play ball, they have hand massages, and they go... Read more