2 Memory Care Facilities in Sioux City, IA

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Bickford of Sioux City

Provides: Memory Care
4020 Indian Hills Dr., Sioux City, IA 51108
"We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were..." More

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Whispering Creek Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
2609 Nicklaus Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51106
"Whispering Creek Retirement Community is located on Nicklaus Blvd in Sioux City, IA. We're dedicated to providing best-in-class service, amenities, and lifestyle. We care deeply about our..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Sioux City

    Sioux City is home to over 80,000 people, 13.5 percent of whom are seniors 65 years of age or older. One in 10 of them is believed to have Alzheimer's  disease or another form of dementia. For diagnosed seniors who require a higher level of care than loved ones are able to provide at home, memory care facilities offer around-the-clock services in safe, home-like environments. 

    The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division, certifies memory care providers as dementia care units, which are designated areas within licensed assisted living programs or residential care facilities. These dementia care units must meet special requirements, including additional staff training and an operational alarm system.

    • Choosing a facility in an affordable town may help free up money that families of seniors with dementia can use toward memory care. For comparison, Sioux City's overall living costs are about 18 percent lower than the national average and 8 percent lower than the state average.
    • Sioux City tends to have warm, humid summers in the 80s and cold, dry winters that dip down into the 10 to 20 degree range. These seasonal temperature extremes may limit the time that seniors can safely spend outside in a memory care facility's yard.
    • Thanks to Iowa's state income tax rules, seniors in Sioux City don't have to pay tax on Social Security benefits. Other kinds of retirement income are taxed, however, seniors may be eligible for a deduction of up to $6,000 on this income.
    • When selecting a memory care facility, safety is often at the forefront of a family's concerns. In Sioux City, there is a rate of 47.52 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is significantly higher than the national median of 24 crimes per 1,000 people. Families may want inquire what security measures a facility uses to keep seniors safe and prevent them from wandering.


    Paying for Memory Care in Sioux City

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $5,670.00 Elkhorn
    $5,380.00 Sioux Falls
    $5,067.00 Omaha
    $4,871.00 US
    $3,550.00 Council Bluffs
    $2,585.00 Sioux City

    Memory Care costs in Sioux City start around $2,585 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,871 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Sioux City 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 Sioux City

    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 Sioux City

    Sioux City 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 Sioux City, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.

    Directory of Winners in the Sioux City Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sioux City

    Sioux City-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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