11 Memory Care Facilities near Urbandale, IA
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the Urbandale area, with 2 in Urbandale and 9 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Urbandale is $4,399 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include West Des Moines with an average starting cost of $3,498.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for memory care facilities in Urbandale. On average, consumers rate memory care in Urbandale 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Ankeny with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Urbandale, IA
9 Memory Care Facilities near Urbandale, IA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Urbandale
The city of Urbandale is home to nearly 44,000 people and has a senior community that makes up close to 14 percent of the population. The Alzheimer's Association reports that Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed primarily in older adults over the age of 65 and is the leading cause of dementia. About 64,000 people in Iowa are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and as the population continues to age, that number is expected to increase by over 14 percent.
To serve local seniors with dementia, Urbandale has two memory care facilities, and there are a dozen more nearby. In most cases, memory care services are offered in assisted living programs that meet additional requirements to be certified as special care units. They are licensed through the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.
- Social Security benefits are not taxed in Iowa, so Urbandale seniors who rely entirely on this form of retirement income do not pay income tax at all. Other types of retirement income are taxed, but those over the age of 55 are eligible for a deduction.
- Compared to the rest of Iowa, Urbandale's crime rate is higher than that of 81 percent of the state's cities and towns of all sizes, though it's considerably lower than most cities of the same size nationwide. Residents have a one in 164 chance of being the victim of a violent crime and a one in 61 chance of being the victim of a property crime. To keep residents safe, memory care facilities have alarm systems, security cameras and controlled exits.
- Urbandale has warm, humid summers, with July highs in the 80s and humid conditions about 80 percent of the time. Winters are cold and snowy, with January lows in the teens. The region receives about 35 inches of annual snowfall, compared to the national average of 26 inches, which may be a consideration for families who travel to Urbandale throughout the year to visit their loved one in memory care.
- The Urbandale area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Des Moines.
Paying for Memory Care in Urbandale
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Iowa
Memory Care costs in Urbandale start around $4,399 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Urbandale 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 Urbandale
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 Urbandale
Urbandale 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 Urbandale, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Urbandale
Urbandale-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.
Other Options in Urbandale, IA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Urbandale
Review of Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center
A lot of thought and care goes into finding a place to care for your elderly family member. Many families seek out sites such as this one to gather opinions and determine the best place to suit th... Read more
Review of Bickford of Urbandale
My father moved into Bickford of Urbandale and we love it. It's all on one floor, they have small rooms, but large enough for a TV, recliner, and a queen-size bed, and they encourage the residents ... Read more
Review of Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center
Some of our loved ones are not able to tell people what they need or want.. that is left up to us the family and the caregivers we entrust with our family member.. we did much research before comin... Read more