2 Memory Care Facilities in Lapeer County, MI
The average cost of memory care in Lapeer County is $4,510 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Genesee County with an average starting cost of $4,014.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Lapeer County, MI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lapeer County
Of the 88,000 residents living in Lapeer County, Michigan, 17.5 percent are aged 65 or older and many seniors in the area have been diagnosed with a dementia related disorder such as Alzheimer's Disease. In fact, throughout the state there are an estimated 180,000 seniors who are living with dementia.
Seniors with dementia and their family members can choose from two memory care facilities in the Lapeer County area. These facilities are officially referred to as Homes for the Aged across Michigan and are often housed alongside assisted living facilities, as both levels of care are subject to a similar set of rules and regulations. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for overseeing the operation of Homes for the Aged.
- Lapeer County has property crime rates that are considerably higher than both state and countrywide averages. On a scale of one to 100, where one represents low crime and 100 represents high crime, Lapeer County is rated 51.5 while Michigan is only 25.3 and the U.S. is only 38.1. It's a good idea to speak to memory care facilities about the measures they've taken to keep residents protected against crime.
- Although the overall cost of living in Lapeer County is about the same as the national average, the cost of housing is 22 percent lower and the cost of healthcare is nearly 10 percent lower. Families paying for memory care are likely to see these lower costs reflected in the fees charged by Homes for the Aged.
Lapeer County's winters are cold and snowy. Average January temperatures drop as low as 15 degrees and the area has 36 inches of snowfall annually. When considering a memory care facility in the area, it's important to make sure there are systems in place to keep residents from wandering outdoors, especially in frigid temperatures.
- The Lapeer County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as McLaren Lapeer Regional Hopsital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Lapeer County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lapeer County start around $4,510 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lapeer 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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer County
Lapeer 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 Lapeer County, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.
Directory of Winners in the Lapeer County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lapeer County
Lapeer 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.