3 Memory Care Facilities in Warren County, IA
The average cost of memory care in Warren County is $5,023 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Warren County
The south-central Iowa county of Warren has about 50,000 residents, almost 16 percent of whom are aged 65 and older. It's projected that a little over 8 percent of seniors who receive Medicare benefits in this county have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves these seniors and their families by providing support and informational resources.
Those who are seeking memory care services for a loved one in Warren County may choose from three facilities, including two in Indianola and one in Norwalk. In Iowa, memory care services are most often provided in assisted living programs. These facilities are certified as dementia care units by the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division.
- While Warren County's overall cost of living is nearly 10 percent higher than the state median, it's roughly on par with the national average. Healthcare expenses are about 13 percent higher than the national average and 5 percent lower than the state average. This may be a consideration for seniors and families seeking cost-effective memory care services.
- Warren County is a relatively safe community with a crime rate that is below the national average, which may appeal to families seeking local memory care services for a loved one. On a 100-point scale with a higher value indicating more crime, property crime in this county is rated 25.1 and violent crime is rated 25.8, versus the national rates of 38.1 and 31.1, respectively.
- Year-round temperatures in Warren County range between 12 degrees and 85 degrees, and the county receives 36 inches of rain and 29 inches of snow annually. As they're touring memory care facilities, families may want to ask what measures are taken to prevent residents from wandering when outside temperatures are low.
- In Iowa, all Social Security income is exempt from state income taxes, and the state provides a deduction on other types of retirement income. This may leave families with more money for memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Warren County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Warren County start around $5,023 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,944 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren County
Warren 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 Warren County, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Directory of Winners in the Warren County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Warren County
Warren 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.