5 Memory Care Facilities near Bel Air, MD
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Bel Air area, with 2 in Bel Air and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Bel Air is $6,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,650. Cheaper nearby regions include Cockeysville with an average starting cost of $3,820.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Bel Air
In Maryland, 110,000 residents who are 65 years and older have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. In Bel Air, where more than 20 percent of the population is 65 or older, a considerable need exists for memory care.
There are eight memory care facilities in the Bel Air area to support seniors with dementia. These facilities, officially known as assisted living programs, are regulated closely by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Because provisions are similar for both assisted living services and memory care, often the two levels of care are housed in the same facility.
- The overall cost of living in Bel Air is more than 25 percent above the national average. Seniors and their families who have a limited memory care budget may find that the expense of living in Bel Air is too high.
- Some forms of retirement income are exempt from income tax in Maryland, including social security benefits. For some seniors, this exemption may help to offset the high cost of living in the area and provide more available funds to pay for memory care.
- The Bel Air area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Property crime rates are above the state average in Bel Air. A total of 26.02 property crimes occur per 1,000 residents each year in Bel Air, while only 22.84 property crimes per 1,000 residents occur throughout Maryland. When considering memory care facilities, seniors and their families should inquire about what safety and security measures are in place on the premises.
Paying for Memory Care in Bel Air
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Memory Care costs in Bel Air start around $6,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,800 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bel Air 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 Bel Air
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Maryland 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 Maryland page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Bel Air
Bel Air and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Bel Air, please visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bel Air
Bel Air-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Maryland are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Maryland page for more information about these laws.