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Memory Care Facilities in Sioux City, IA

 

Seniors make up 14.2% of Sioux City's 85,497 residents, and Alzheimer's disease affects about 1 in 9 people within the 65+ population. However, it's the high mortality rate that makes Alzheimer's most devastating, and CDC data shows deaths from the condition rose by 152.63% from 2016 to 2020 in Sioux City. All-cause mortality over the same period was only 23.76%.

Many seniors with Alzheimer's eventually require dementia care. It helps minimize disease complications by ensuring seniors can access caregivers with relevant training and skills to manage Alzheimer's symptoms. Special programming available in memory care communities, such as reminiscence or sensory therapies, can also help calm seniors and reduce anxiety.

This guide outlines the average costs of memory care in Sioux City and other locations throughout Iowa, as well as ways to pay and forms of financial assistance available. It also features a list of free and low-cost resources to help families plan care.

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Sioux City, Iowa
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Sioux City
  • Paying for Memory Care in Sioux City
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Sioux City
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Sioux City
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sioux City

What to Consider About Memory Care in Sioux City

The Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals and Licensing regulates memory care providers in Sioux City, ensuring they follow health and safety standards. The department conducts regular inspections to maintain the quality of memory care throughout the state, as well as more in-depth investigations into complaints.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Sioux City

 

  • Sioux City suffers from high crime rates. About 29.41 people per every 1,000 experience property crime in the city each year vs. 15.68 statewide and 19 nationwide. Residents of Sioux City also have a 1 in 179 chance of experiencing violent crime, compared to a 1 in 331 chance average across Iowa. However, memory care communities often provide a high degree of safety, thanks to their security measures and the constant presence of staff.

 

  • Winters can become quite cold in Sioux City, as the region experiences lows of 9.6 degrees Fahrenheit compared to the nation's much higher 21.7-degree Fahrenheit average. However, summer temperatures closely match the U.S. norm of 85.8 degrees Fahrenheit, and Sioux City sees about five more sunny days annually. The region also experiences 8.6 fewer inches of annual rainfall than the national average.

 

  • Sioux City's cost of living measures 0.1% higher than the national average. While much of these expenses result from high housing costs — 45.6% above the national average —, seniors may also pay 15.4% more for health care in Sioux City. However, Iowa exempts retirement income from taxes, which may help reduce expenses for seniors.

 

 

  • Air quality measures high in Sioux City. The American Lung Association gives the region a B rating for overall particulate pollution levels. The city also typically ranks in the good category of the U.S. Air Quality Index and usually has low levels of airborne plant allergens.

Paying for Memory Care in Sioux City

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care providers charge seniors $5,185 per month in Sioux City.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care costs less in Sioux City than the Iowan and national averages, saving families up to $274 and $440, respectively. Care costs rise across other locations in Iowa, with expenses averaging nearly 4.9% more in Davenport, 14.5% more in Cedar Rapids and 10.1% more in Waterloo. However, memory care is most expensive for seniors relocating to Des Moines, where providers charge an average rate of $819 more than in Sioux City.

Sioux City

$5,185

Iowa

$5,459

United States

$5,625

Davenport

$5,438

Cedar Rapids

$5,935

Waterloo

$5,709

Des Moines

$6,004

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Averaging $5,185, memory care costs less than several other forms of senior living in Sioux City. For example, in-home care costs $154 more for assistance with activities of daily living. Home health care has the same higher price but focuses on skilled nursing and medical treatments. Seniors can save the most money by moving into assisted living, as it costs ‬$1,037 less than memory care. However, staff in this type of care may not possess the knowledge to support seniors with more advanced Alzheimer's symptoms. Semi-private accommodations in nursing homes cost about 32% more than memory care but provide 24-hour professional medical support.

Memory Care

$5,185

In-Home Care

$5,339

Home Health Care

$5,339

Assisted Living Facility

$4,148

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6,844

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Sioux City

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Iowa page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Iowa

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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sioux City

 

Sioux City Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Iowa are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Iowa page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Iowa

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Richard

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Bickford of Sioux City

My wife is in Bickford of Sioux City's memory care. I like that they know how to handle them. The staff is excellent. My wife says that the food is good. They have a lot of activities, just about...

Provider response

Richard, Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating. We are always striving to deliver our best, which makes us curious as to what we could do to receive a 5-star review from you. Your...

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ReviewerVT021820214

I visited this facility

Review of Bickford of Sioux City

We toured Bickford of Sioux City for my husband. We just thought it was a nice place, close to home, and we just kind of thought it was a good place to go. It is small and they seem to offer a lot...

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Meryl

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Bickford of Sioux City

We are very impressed with Bickford of Sioux City. My mother-in-law is currently living in their memory care. I like the assisted living building a little better because it seems brighter and...

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