2 Memory Care Facilities in Sagadahoc County, ME
The average cost of memory care in Sagadahoc County is $6,850 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Sagadahoc County
Sagadahoc County is the smallest county in the state of Maine in terms of overall geographic area. It's estimated that some 28,000 Maine residents have Alzheimer's disease, and this number is expected to grow to to 35,000 by 2025, an increase of 25 percent.
Sagadahoc County, located along the coast north of Portland, has a population of just 35,392, about 21.4 percent of whom are 65 or older. There are two memory care facilities in Sagadahoc County to serve residents with Alzheimer's or dementia, one in Bath, Maine, and one inTopsham. Memory care facilities are officially known as Alzheimer's/dementia care units in Sagadahoc County, as in the rest of Maine.
- Sagadahoc County has four distinct seasons. Spring, summer and fall are the most comfortable. The average July high is around 79 degrees, perfect for taking supervised outdoor walks on the grounds of a memory care facility. Fall brings with it beautiful foliage and cooler temperatures. Winters can be challenging in Sagadahoc County, as the area averages about 66 inches of a snow a year.
- The cost of living in Sagadahoc County is about on par with the rest of the state and the national average. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, Sagadahoc County is 103 and Maine overall is 105. This means there is likely to be affordable memory care facilities in this area.
- Maine is not considered to be tax-friendly towards seniors. Although Social Security income isn't taxed, every other form of retirement income is, and often at high rates. For instance, seniors who receive retirement income from a 401k, an IRA or a pension fund may pay tax rates as high as 7.15 percent.
- Sagadahoc County has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in nearby Brunswick at Mid Coast Hospital.
Paying for Memory Care in Sagadahoc County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Sagadahoc County start around $6,850 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,852 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Sagadahoc 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 Sagadahoc 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 Sagadahoc County
Sagadahoc 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 Sagadahoc County, please visit our Memory Care in Maine page.
Directory of Winners in the Sagadahoc County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sagadahoc County
Sagadahoc 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.