4 Memory Care Facilities in Topeka, KS
The average cost of memory care in Topeka is $5,825 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Lawrence with an average starting cost of $4,931.
To help you with your search, browse the 17 reviews below for memory care facilities in Topeka. On average, consumers rate memory care in Topeka 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Topeka find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Topeka, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Topeka
Topeka is the capital city of Kansas, where a projected 53,000 people are living with dementia. This sprawling city has nearly 127,000 residents with a sizable senior community of about 16 percent of the total population. To support local seniors and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, the city offers a variety of resources through the public library. Topeka also has four memory care facilities, and there are an additional four nearby.
The state of Kansas does not license or certify memory care facilities, including those that are in Topeka. However, facilities are permitted to serve seniors with "special needs," including dementia, if they have an admissions procedure in place to identify a resident's diagnosis, behavior and specific clinical needs. They must also provide specialized training for staff members and have secured exits.
- The property crime rate in Topeka is high, which may be a consideration for families who are helping their senior loved ones relocate to this city. On a scale of one to 100, with 100 representing the highest crime, Topeka's property crime is rated 67.8, compared to the state average of 43.1 and the national average of 38.1. Violent crime is rated 46.2, compared to the state average of 31.5 and the national average of 31.1.
- According to the Sperling's Comfort Index, Topeka has a relatively low score of 44 out of 100, versus the annual national average of 54. Summers in Topeka are hot and humid, with highs around 90 with uncomfortably muggy conditions at least 17 percent of the time. Winters are cold and windy, with lows in the 20s. The area receives 16 inches of snow annually, compared to the national average of 26 inches, which may make local traveling convenient for those visiting friends or family members in memory care.
- The Topeka area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Kansas seniors whose adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 do not pay taxes on their Social Security income, and public pensions are not taxed. Other forms of retirement income are taxed, however, which may affect how much money can be put in a senior's memory care budget.
Paying for Memory Care in Topeka
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Topeka start around $5,825 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,921 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Topeka 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 Topeka
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 Topeka
Topeka 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 Topeka, please visit our Memory Care in Kansas page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Topeka
Topeka-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 Topeka
Review of Atria Hearthstone
I only rated Atria 1 star because I couldn’t rate it 0. My family member was in the memory care unit and there were MANY times I went to visit and couldn’t find her anywhere and the staff didn’t k... Read more
Review of Brookdale Topeka
We went to Brookdale Topeka. The salesperson was very nice, continues to get back with me to see how things are going, and very concerned and caring. The only problem I had was there was smell of u... Read more
Review of Atria Hearthstone
Atria Hearthstone had nice rooms which were studio apartments. You order your food from a menu, and the place was just a very nice setting. It's several thousand cheaper and was much nicer than the... Read more