4 Memory Care Facilities in Pottawattamie County, IA

4 Memory Care Facilities in Pottawattamie County, IA

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Amelia Place

Provides: Memory Care
57 West Ferndale Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
"I went to Amelia Place. Walking in, it was very comfortable. It was cozy. It was warm, and we were greeted very friendly. The staff was very informative. They gave us information that we weren't..." More

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Hansen House

Provides: Memory Care
2331 Nash Boulevard, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
"Hansen House is developed specifically for memory care. There were a lot of things with how they built it that they took into consideration for the different stages of dementia and memory issues of..." More

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CountryHouse – Council Bluffs

Provides: Memory Care
1831 E. Kanesville Blvd., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
"CountryHouse - Council Bluffs has been involving my mother-in-law into a lot of activities. Her mental health has been really good ever since she's moved in there. All of the staff have just been..." More

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Risen Son Christian Village

Provides: Memory Care
3000 Risen Son Boulevard, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
"At Risen Son Christian Village, we care about you, your family and your future. Think of us as a "one-stop" retirement community. We offer spacious independent living options and wonderful..." More

    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

    Counties in Iowa

    $5,700.00 Carroll County
    $5,617.00 Lancaster County
    $5,592.00 Sarpy County
    $5,468.00 Douglas County
    $5,062.00 US
    $4,864.00 Woodbury County
    $4,519.00 Pottawattamie County

    Memory Care costs in Pottawattamie County start around $4,519 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,062 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.

    Directory of Winners in the Pottawattamie County Area


    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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Pottawattamie County

    • Review of CountryHouse – Council Bluffs

      I went to CountryHouse - Council Bluffs. It seemed very comfortable and cozy. The staff seemed reassuring. Their policies for the overnight care and the bathing policies, I was totally impressed wi... Read more

      Mary
    • Review of Amelia Place

      I went to Amelia Place. Walking in, it was very comfortable. It was cozy. It was warm, and we were greeted very friendly. The staff was very informative. They gave us information that we weren't aw... Read more

      Mary
    • Review of CountryHouse – Council Bluffs

      CountryHouse - Council Bluffs has been involving my mother-in-law into a lot of activities. Her mental health has been really good ever since she's moved in there. All of the staff have just been v... Read more

      Stacey
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