3 Memory Care Facilities in Jackson County, MI
The average cost of memory care in Jackson County is $5,364 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Ingham County with an average starting cost of $3,683.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Jackson County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Jackson County 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Jackson County
Jackson County, which is home to about 160,000 residents, about 17 percent of whom are aged 65 and over, is served by the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, almost 13 percent of seniors receiving Medicare benefits are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
While some memory care facilities in Jackson County may occupy their own freestanding building, in most cases, dementia care is provided in assisted living facilities. In this county, as in all of Michigan, these facilities may also be called homes for the aged and are licensed and monitored by the Department of Human Services. Jackson County has three memory care facilities, all of which are located in the city of Jackson.
- In Jackson County, seniors aged 65 and over receive a tax deduction on their retirement income. Social Security benefits are not taxed at the state level, which may leave more money for memory care expenses.
- Winters in Jackson County can be harsh, with lows around 16 degrees and an average of 37 inches of annual snowfall, which may make seasonal travel difficult for families visiting loved ones in local memory care facilities. Summers are comfortable, however, with July highs in the low-80s.
- The cost of living in Jackson County is about 10 percent below the national median, and while healthcare expenses are a little higher in this county than in the rest of Michigan, they are still about 6 percent lower than the nationwide median. This may make the city a good option for seniors with tight memory care budgets.
- The crime rate in Jackson County is a little higher than the national average. On a 100-point scale, with a higher score indicating more crime, the region's property crime is rated 41.9, almost 4 points higher than the national average, and the violent crime rate is 44.8, roughly 13 points higher than the national average. Memory care facilities protect residents and their belongings by using alarm systems and security cameras.
Paying for Memory Care in Jackson County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Jackson County start around $5,364 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,932 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County
Jackson 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 Jackson County, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.
Directory of Winners in the Jackson County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jackson County
Jackson 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 Jackson County
Review of Legends at Legacy Alzheimer's Center
We moved my dad into Legends at Legacy Assisted Living Center and they are fantastic. He's in the memory unit, and his room is smaller than the regular rooms, but it's nice. The food is really good... Read more