2 Memory Care Facilities in Charles County, MD
The average cost of memory care in Charles County is $4,781 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Arlington County with an average starting cost of $4,357.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Charles County
Though Charles County, Maryland, is quite large with a population of 159,700, the number of people aged 65 years and older is relatively modest at 12.1 percent. Memory care facilities in Maryland are called Assisted Living Programs (ALPs) and are licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. There are two ALPs in Charles County to help support the 9.2 percent of the senior population living with Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and other dementias.
- Charles County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Charles County is only one percent higher than the Maryland average but is 26 percent higher than the national average. Housing is the biggest sector of spending, with a median home cost of $291,200. This price closely compares the median cost for a home in Maryland at $282,000, but is quite a bit higher than the national median home price of $216,200. Seniors who need memory care in Charles County can expect to pay an average property tax rate of 1.18 percent.
- Seniors who like the sun will likely enjoy Charles County, which has 202 sunny days, just three days less than the national average. Summers are hot, with a July average of 87 degrees and winters don't get extremely cold. The average temperature in January is 28 degrees.
- Crime in Charles County is close to or below the national average. Violent crime has a rating of 35.8 out of 100, where 1 indicates the safest possible environment and 100 the most dangerous. Property crime scores a 30. This compares to the national averages of 31.1 for violent crime and 38.1 for property crime. Memory care facilities often have additional security measures like alarm systems, surveillance cameras and locked gates to keep their residents safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Charles County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Charles County start around $4,781 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Charles 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 Charles County
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 Charles County
Charles 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 Charles County, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
Directory of Winners in the Charles County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Charles County
Charles County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Maryland are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Maryland page for more information about these laws.