3 Memory Care Facilities in Woodbury County, IA
The average cost of memory care in Woodbury County is $4,042 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781.
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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
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Memory Care costs in Woodbury County start around $2,585 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 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.
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 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 Woodbury County, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Directory of Winners in the Woodbury County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Woodbury County
Woodbury 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.