2 Memory Care Facilities in Woodbury County, IA


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 Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
2609 Nicklaus Blvd., Sioux City, IA 51106
"Welcome to Whispering Creek Senior LivingLove the Way You Live.At Whispering Creek Active Retirement Community, you have a chance to enjoy peace, relaxation, and calm in one of the most idyllic..." More

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Woodbury County

Woodbury County is situated in the extreme western region of Iowa and is home to a little over 100,000 people. In the senior community, which makes up nearly 15 percent of the total population, roughly one in 10 Medicare beneficiaries has Alzheimer's disease or dementia. 

There are two memory care facilities in Woodbury County, both of which are located in Sioux City. These facilities share housing with assisted living programs that are certified as dementia care units by the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division, as is the case across the state.

  • Woodbury County is a very affordable place to live, with overall living expenses coming in 8 percent below the state average and nearly 20 percent below the national average. Although healthcare expenses are high here compared to the nation as a whole, they are about 6 percent below the state median. The region's relatively low cost of living may let families allocate more money toward memory care expenses.
  • Iowa exempts all Social Security income from state income tax and provides a deduction on all other types of retirement income. Therefore, seniors may put more of their income toward memory care in Woodbury County.
  • Over the course of a year, temperatures in Woodbury County fluctuate between 10 degrees and 85 degrees, and the region receives about 33 inches of annual snowfall. To ensure year-round comfort for residents, many memory care facilities have individual climate control in residents' bedrooms.
  • Woodbury County's crime rate is a little higher than the national median. On a 100-point scale where a higher score indicates more crime, property crime in this county is rated 43.1 and violent crime is rated 44.5, versus the national averages of 38.1 and 31.1. Families may want to ask about the security measures taken by their loved ones' memory care facilities.

Paying for Memory Care in Woodbury County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Iowa

$5,400.00 Sarpy County
$5,268.00 Douglas County
$4,753.00 US
$4,462.00 Pottawattamie County
$2,585.00 Woodbury County

Memory Care costs in Woodbury County start around $2,585 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,753 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Woodbury 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 Woodbury County

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

Woodbury 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 an assisted living 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 Woodbury County, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

Memory Care Facilities in Woodbury County

Directory of Winners in the Woodbury County Area

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Woodbury County

Woodbury County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Iowa are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Iowa page for more information about these laws.

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