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What to Consider About Memory Care in Douglas County

Douglas County is home to nearly 121,000 people and has a senior community that makes up almost 12 percent of the population. In this county, it's projected that about 10.8 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who are seniors have Alzheimer's disease or dementia, which is a little lower than the national average of 11.3 percent. 

Families seeking out memory care services in northeastern Kansas find five memory care facilities in Douglas County, including four facilities in the city of Lawrence and one in Baldwin City. Because the state does not license or certify dementia care units, memory care services are provided in assisted living facilities that have admission and discharge criteria in place to serve those with dementia.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Douglas County seniors whose adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 do not pay state income tax on their Social Security income, and public pensions are not taxed at all. All other forms of retirement income are fully taxable. This may affect how much money can be put toward memory care expenses.
  • The cost of living in Douglas County is on par with the national average, but healthcare is slightly more affordable here, with costs coming in about 3 percent below the state and national median. The county's relatively affordable medical costs may benefit seniors with chronic conditions like Alzheimer's disease.
  • Crime is more prevalent in Douglas County, which may be a consideration for some families seeking memory care for loved ones. On a 100-point scale, with a higher score representing more crime, violent crime is rated 41, which is about 10 points higher than the national average, and property crime is rated 46.5, versus the national average of 38.1. 
  • Douglas County residents enjoy 212 sunny days annually and see just 92 days with measurable precipitation, and year-round temperatures range between 18 degrees and 86 degrees. The region gets 13 inches of snow annually, which is half the national average, which may make visiting memory care residents in winter easier for family members with mobility difficulties.

Paying for Memory Care in Douglas County

Memory Care costs in Douglas County start around $6,069 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Douglas 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.

Counties in Kansas

Cass County

$10,075

Shawnee County

$6,805

Clay County

$6,561

Jackson County

$6,200

Douglas County

$6,069

Platte County

$5,875

Johnson County

$5,807

US

$5,694

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Douglas County

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

Free Memory Care Resources in Douglas County

Douglas 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 Douglas County, please visit our Memory Care in Kansas page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Douglas County

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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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James

I visited this facility

Review of Neuvant House of Lawrence

I went to Neuvant House Of Lawrence. The facilities were extremely nice. They have both assisted living and memory care, but they're in two separate units. I didn't specify when I made the...

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James

I visited this facility

Review of The Windsor of Lawrence

I toured The Windsor of Lawrence and they were right on time for the tour schedule. We sat down with the staff and asked questions about my wife's present condition, so they could pick the places...

Provider response

Thank you, James for this great review and sharing your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the residence. Let us know if we can help in any way as you continue your search.

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VM

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

Review of Brandon Woods at Alvamar

My parents stayed at Brandon Woods at Alvamar. It was just down the street from their house, and the food was good, but the place didn't have a way that they could be together. My father went to...

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