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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Jefferson County, KY for 2023

The average cost of memory care in Jefferson County is $5,645 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Jefferson County

The Alzheimer's Association reports that 71,000 seniors living in Kentucky have Alzheimer's disease. Some of those seniors may live in Jefferson County, where more than 15 percent of the population of 771,158 is aged 65 and older. These seniors and their families can choose from 18 Jefferson County memory care facilities, where they can find the high-quality care they require.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services defines an Alzheimer's facility as a memory care facility providing care for residents with Alzheimer's disease. The state oversees and licenses these and other assisted living facilities to ensure the staff is well prepared to care for seniors with dementia and related memory disorders.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Jefferson County's cost of living comes in at 96.3, just shy of the national average of 100. Housing and healthcare prices are lower at 86 and 89, respectively. Seniors' families budgeting for memory care facility expenses should keep this cost of living in mind.
  • Jefferson County, along with the rest of Kentucky, is tax friendly for seniors. The state doesn't tax social security income and offers deductions for other types of retirement income. Seniors' families should also consider these tax benefits when looking for an Alzheimer's facility.
  • Crime rates in Jefferson County are higher than the national average. On a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 the most dangerous, the violent crime rate is 52.8, compared to a national average of 31.1. Property crime rates are similar at 51.2, compared to a national average of 38.1. Seniors' families may consider asking about security measures in place at memory care facilities in the area.
  • Jefferson County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Baptist Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in Jefferson County

Memory Care costs in Jefferson County start around $5,617 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 Jefferson 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 Kentucky

Scott County

$6,037

Franklin County

$5,940

US

$5,694

Jefferson County

$5,617

Clark County

$4,320

Hardin County

$4,297

Nelson County

$2,700

Boyle County

$2,400

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jefferson County

Jefferson 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.

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