9 Memory Care Facilities in Ingham County, MI
The average cost of memory care in Ingham County is $3,846 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Eaton County with an average starting cost of $3,444.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for memory care facilities in Ingham County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Ingham County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Shiawassee County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Ingham County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Ingham County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Ingham County
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, almost 14 percent of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Although dementia can be diagnosed in adults of any age, it is most commonly diagnosed in seniors. In Ingham County, this demographic makes up 13 percent of the 290,000-person population.
While some memory care facilities in Ingham County have their own independent building that only serves those with dementia, in most cases, memory care services are provided in assisted living facilities that specialize in multiple levels of care. These facilities are licensed by the Department of Human Services, and Ingham County is home to nine memory care facilities.
- In Ingham County, seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits, even those that are taxed at the federal level. Other types of retirement income are fully taxable, with a sizeable deduction available for taxpayers aged 65 and over. This may leave more money toward memory care expenses.
- Ingham County's air quality is decent, with the county receiving a C for ozone pollution, and A for short-term particle pollution and a passing score for annual particle pollution from the American Lung Association. The region's air quality may benefit seniors with respiratory conditions.
- Ingham County receives about 175 sunny days annually and some type of precipitation 70 days out of the year. July highs are around 80 degrees, and January lows are in the teens. The region receives about 40 inches of snow annually, which is about 14 inches higher than the national average and may impede seasonal travel for families visiting loved ones in local memory care facilities.
- Ingham County's overall cost of living is roughly 10 percent below state and national averages, which may result in lower memory care costs. Healthcare expenses in this county are about 15 percent below the national median, which may make it more affordable to manage a chronic condition like dementia.
Paying for Memory Care in Ingham County
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Memory Care costs in Ingham County start around $3,846 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 Ingham 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 Ingham County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Michigan 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 Michigan page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Ingham County
Ingham 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 Ingham County, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ingham County
Ingham County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Michigan are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Michigan page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Ingham County
Review of The Willows at East Lansing
Very nice workers good food took Care of my father very good patient people Read more
Review of Brookdale Meridian
Brookdale Meridian was nice, clean, and recently renovated. The rooms that were in my mother's price range were more like hospital rooms, which didn't have a separate bedroom, just one room with a ... Read more
Review of The Willows at East Lansing
The Willows at East Lansing was very nice. The staff member who showed me around was very nice too. The place was just too big for my husband. The apartment I saw looked fine. The place is very new... Read more