4 Memory Care Facilities in Kennebec County, ME
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Kennebec County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Kennebec County 3.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Androscoggin County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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4 Memory Care Facilities in Kennebec County, ME
What to Consider About Memory Care in Kennebec County
Maine, a state in northernmost New England, is home to 1.3 million residents, 19.9 percent of which are aged 65 or over. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that some 28,000 Maine residents have Alzheimer's disease, and this number is expected to grow to 35,000 by 2025, an increase of 25 percent.
In Kennebec County, which has an overall population of 121,821 people, 19.1 percent of whom are 65 or older, there are three memory care facilities. In Kennebec County, as in the rest of Maine, memory care facilities are known as Alzheimer's/dementia care units.
- Kennebec County, Maine, enjoys four distinct seasons, as does most of New England. The average high in July is around 79 degrees, quite pleasant for taking outdoor walks at a memory care facility in this region. Kennebec County also has an average of 200 sunny days a year. Winters in Kennebec County can be difficult. The area receives about 67 inches of snow each year on average, so seniors at memory care facilities can enjoy a wide variety of indoor activities.
- Kennebec County is a very affordable place to live. On a cost of living index scale with 100 being the national average, Kennebec County sits at 90.1. This is less expensive than the entire state as a whole, which is 105. Families investigating memory care facilities may find some affordable places here.
- Maine is not considered to be tax-friendly towards retirees. While Social Security is exempt from taxing, other forms of retirement income are not, and seniors are often taxed at high rates for them. For instance, those who receive retirement income from a 401k, an IRA or a pension fund may pay tax rates as high as 7.15 percent.
- Kennebec County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as MaineGeneral Health in Augusta, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Kennebec County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Kennebec County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kennebec 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 Kennebec County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Maine 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 Maine page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Kennebec County
Kennebec 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 Kennebec County, please visit our Memory Care in Maine page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kennebec County
Kennebec County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Maine are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Maine page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kennebec County
Review of Woodlands Senior Living of Waterville
Woodlands MC of Rockland. This facility is by most the bottom of the barrel. The communication with the staff here is just plain terrible. My family member fell multiple times here the staff are ... Read more
Review of Alzheimer's Care Center
My Mom was a resident in this assisted-living facility for two years. The aides, nurses, and social workers were knowledgeable, helpful, and compassionate. They cared not only for the residents, bu... Read more