2 Memory Care Facilities in Franklin County, KY

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Dominion Senior Living of Frankfort

Provides: Memory Care
122 Leonardwood Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601
"Dominion of Frankfort is a personal care home and memory care community nestled in between Louisville and Lexington, in the capital of Kentucky, Frankfort. Our goal as a personal care home..." More

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The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Fran...

Provides: Memory Care
66 C Michael Davenport Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40601
"The staff are wonderful and very attentive. The Executive Director is dedicated and actively involved with the residents. The whole team is hardworking and dedicated to the residents. They all go..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Franklin County

    Franklin County, Kentucky, is home of the state's capital, Frankfort, and has a large senior population, with 17.5 percent of its 50,485 residents falling into the 65-and-older age bracket. For residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, specialized care is available at 12 memory care facilities in Franklin County or nearby in neighboring Fayette or Scott Counties.

    Memory care for Kentucky’s nearly 71,000 residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is available in either assisted living communities or personal care homes. These facilities offer assistance with daily living, social activities, and basic health services along with the continuous monitoring and supervision that is generally required for memory care patients. 

    • Franklin County is served by a 173-bed regional hospital that houses a Level III trauma center, primary stroke center and accredited chest pain center for peace of mind if a medical emergency occurs. Five major hospitals are within a 20-minute drive of Franklin County, including the University of Kentucky Hospital located in nearby Lexington.
    • The cost of living in Franklin County is 17 percent lower than the U.S. average, which may be important when budgeting for memory care expenses such as healthcare and housing. 
    • Temperatures can dip into the low 20s in winter and soar into the upper 80s in summer in Franklin County. When assessing a memory care facility, it’s important to find out how staff ensures dementia patients’ safety during times of extreme weather.
    • Seniors in Frankfurt and the rest of Kentucky are exempt from paying tax on all Social Security income and enjoy a hefty deduction for most other types of retirement income. This can be beneficial for families who need to put more money toward memory care. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Franklin County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Kentucky

    $5,253.00 Boone County
    $5,109.00 Fayette County
    $5,000.00 Scott County
    $4,932.00 Clark County
    $4,900.00 US
    $4,851.00 Jefferson County
    $4,610.00 Kenton County
    $4,275.00 Franklin County

    Memory Care costs in Franklin County start around $4,275 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Franklin 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 Franklin County

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


    Free Memory Care Resources in Franklin County

    Franklin 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 Franklin County, please visit our Memory Care in Kentucky page.

    Directory of Winners in the Franklin County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Franklin County

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

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Franklin County

    • Review of The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort

      My aunt is at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort. She has physical therapy and she can’t do much because she has dementia. They serve three meals a day including snacks. They are very conce... Read more

      Rosemary29
    • Review of The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort

      The staff are wonderful and very attentive. The Executive Director is dedicated and actively involved with the residents. The whole team is hardworking and dedicated to the residents. They all go t... Read more

      Susan1977
    • Review of The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort

      My Dad has lived at Morning Pointe for 2 and a half years. I especially like the small, family style atmosphere. The staff and managers really pay attention to individual needs of each resident. I ... Read more

      Jerry27
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