25 Memory Care Facilities in Johnson County, KS
The average cost of memory care in Johnson County is $5,141 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Douglas County with an average starting cost of $4,931.
To help you with your search, browse the 62 reviews below for memory care facilities in Johnson County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Johnson County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Platte County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 17 families in Johnson County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Johnson County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Johnson County
Johnson County has over 591,000 people, including a large senior community that accounts for about 14 percent of residents. In this county, nearly 12 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and over are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The county is served by the Heart of America Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Johnson County families have nearly two dozen memory care facilities to choose from, including several in Overland Park and Olathe. Kansas does not license or certify dementia care units, but memory care services are offered in assisted living facilities that specialize in serving those with dementia.
- Kansas seniors whose adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, and public pension income is not subject to state income tax. All other types of retirement income are fully taxable, which may impact the memory care budget for services in Johnson County.
- Johnson County has outstanding air quality, which may make the county a great option for seniors with respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular disease. The American Lung Association gave the county an A for both ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution, as well as a passing score for annual particle pollution.
- Compared to the state and national medians, Johnson County's overall cost of living is high, which may be a concern for families and seniors with tight memory care budgets. Living costs are about 25 percent higher than the state median and 15 percent higher than the national median, and healthcare expenses are about 5 percent higher here than in the state and nation as a whole.
- Summers in Johnson County are hot with July highs near 90 degrees, and winters are chilly with January lows around 20 degrees. As they're touring memory care facilities, families may want to ask what measures are taken to prevent residents from wandering outdoors during the chilly winter months.
Paying for Memory Care in Johnson County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Johnson County start around $5,141 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County
Johnson 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 Johnson County, please visit our Memory Care in Kansas page.
Directory of Winners in the Johnson County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Johnson County
Johnson 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Johnson County
Review of Brookdale Leawood State Line
I've been pleased with Brookdale Leawood State Line so far. The staff and the administration are great. My mother is happy there, and she's making friends. It's a nice place, it's in a nice neighbo... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Leawood
Our parent was rushed to the St. Luke's Hospital ER late one night (not by Sunrise but by a visiting relative) as she was too weak to stand or sit up. She nearly died due to dehydration and over-me... Read more
Review of Morningside Place
We visited several facilities in the area and Morningside Place was the one. The staff is friendly and although they have a difficult job they do it well. Taking care of residents with dementia can... Read more