4 Memory Care Facilities in Monroe County, MI
The average cost of memory care in Monroe County is $4,608 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Wayne County with an average starting cost of $3,929.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for memory care facilities in Monroe County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Monroe County 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lucas County with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Monroe County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Monroe County
Monroe County, Michigan is home to a little more than 150,000 residents, nearly 20 percent of whom are seniors age 65 or older. Many seniors in the area have been diagnosed with some form of dementia such as Alzheimer's Disease, which affects an estimated 180,000 seniors throughout the state.
The Monroe County area is home to four memory care facilities that provide residential care and health services to seniors with dementia. These facilities, as well as those that provide basic assisted living services, are officially known as homes for the aged in Michigan and are regulated closely by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
- Although the overall cost of living in Monroe County isn't much lower than the countrywide average. Healthcare is nearly 10 percent less expensive than in the average U.S. city and housing is more than 20 percent below average. These low costs are likely to be reflected in both healthcare and room and board costs in memory care services.
- The average snowfall in Monroe County is nearly double that of the average U.S. city and in January, the average low temperature is only 18 degrees. When touring memory care facilities, its important to make sure that there are security measures in place that prevent seniors from wandering outside unsupervised.
- Michigan's tax laws are retirement-friendly. Social security income isn't taxed in the state and generous deductions are offered for all other forms of retirement income including savings and pension. Families that are relying on senior income can use the extra funds to help pay for memory care.
- The Monroe County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Monroe County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Monroe County start around $4,712 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County
Monroe 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 Monroe County, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.
Directory of Winners in the Monroe County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Monroe County
Monroe 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 Monroe County
Review of Brookdale Monroe
My mother was in Brookdale Monroe's memory care facility for about 4 years. It looked nice and didn't smell. Everything was fine at the beginning. However, over time fees increased dramatically.... Read more
Review of Brookdale Monroe
My dad is a resident there and I am very pleased with Brookdale. The staff is very friendly and very helpful and caring. It's a clean facility and they have frequent outings for the residents. Read more
Review of Brookdale Monroe
I am a counselor, so I was doing some searches for my client. I was able to visit a facility in the Monroe County area named Clare Bridge. My overall experience with it went well. The staff that as... Read more