5 Memory Care Facilities in Douglas County, KS

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The Windsor of Lawrence

Provides: Memory Care
3220 Peterson Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049
"Welcome to The Windsor of Lawrence! The Windsor of Lawrence is a licensed assisted living residence dedicated to providing quality services in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer..." More

ComfortCare Homes of Baldwin City

Provides: Memory Care
602 Ames Street PO Box 445, Baldwin City, KS 66006
"My mother-in-law is in ComfortCare Homes of Baldwin. It is fantastic. The staff is phenomenal. She is in a shared room, and she is very happy. It is pretty spacious. There is no TV because they..." More

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Brandon Woods at Alvamar

Provides: Memory Care
1501 Inverness Drive, Lawrence, KS 66047
"Brandon Woods at Alvamar offers compassionate senior care in Lawrence, KS. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff..." More

Lawrence Presbyterian Manor

Provides: Memory Care
1429 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049
"Refund Plans: Entrance Fee amortized over 10 yrs. Other refund plans available. Rental plan also available. Assisted Living and Nursing Care on Fee-For-Service basis." More

Bridge Haven Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
1126 Hilltop Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044
"Bridge Haven's people seemed very comfortable. It had more of an intimate setting and a homey and comfortable atmosphere but not luxurious by any standards. I saw a single room, and I think a..." More

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  • Review of ComfortCare Homes of Baldwin City

    My mother-in-law is in ComfortCare Homes of Baldwin. It is fantastic. The staff is phenomenal. She is in a shared room, and she is very happy. It is pretty spacious. There is no TV because they enc... Read more

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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.  

  • 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

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Kansas

$5,700.00 Clay County
$5,658.00 Shawnee County
$5,475.00 Jackson County
$5,023.00 Johnson County
$4,931.00 Douglas County
$4,798.00 US
$4,680.00 Platte County

Memory Care costs in Douglas County start around $4,931 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,798 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.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Douglas County

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

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 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 Douglas County, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.

Memory Care Facilities in Douglas County

Directory of Winners in the Douglas County Area


Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Douglas County

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

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