6 Memory Care Facilities in Wicomico County, MD
The average cost of memory care in Wicomico County is $5,344 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Worcester County with an average starting cost of $4,000.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Wicomico County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Wicomico County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Wicomico County, MD
What to Consider About Memory Care in Wicomico County
Wicomico County has a little over 100,000 residents, roughly 15 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 11 percent of the seniors in this county who receive Medicare benefits have Alzheimer's disease or dementia, which is on par with the national average.
Wicomico County has six memory care facilities, including four in Salisbury and two in Delmar. In this county, as in all of Maryland, memory care services are provided in assisted living facilities, which are officially called assisted living programs.
- The amount of money that seniors are able to put toward memory care in Wicomico County may depend on the source of their income. In Maryland, Social Security payments and government pensions are exempt from state income tax, and there is a large deduction for other types of retirement income.
- Property crime and violent crime are more prevalent in Wicomico County than the nation as a whole, which may be a consideration for families researching local memory care options. On a 100-point index, with a higher value representing more crime, the county's violent crime rate is 55.3 and the property crime rate is 52.5, compared to the respective national averages of 31.1 and 38.1.
- Wicomico County has a slightly warmer climate than the nation with annual temperatures ranging from 27 degrees to 88 degrees versus the U.S. average of 23 degrees and 86 degrees. The region only receives 5 inches of annual snowfall, which may make winter travel relatively easy for families visiting loved ones in memory care in this county.
- Wicomico County's overall cost of living is about 7 percent below the national and over 30 percent lower than the state medians. Healthcare expenses are 6 percent below the national average and 3 percent below the state average. The region's low living expenses may allow for more money in the budget for memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Wicomico County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Wicomico County start around $5,630 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Wicomico 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 Wicomico 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 Wicomico County
Wicomico 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 Wicomico County, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
Directory of Winners in the Wicomico County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wicomico County
Wicomico 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.