5 Memory Care Facilities in Muskegon County, MI
The average cost of memory care in Muskegon County is $4,500 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Muskegon County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Muskegon County 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Ottawa County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Muskegon County, MI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Muskegon County
More than 15 percent of Muskegon County's 172,000 residents are seniors age 65 or older. Many seniors in the area have been diagnosed with dementia-related disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease, which affects an estimated 180,000 seniors throughout Michigan. There are four memory care facilities in the county that provide specialized residential care to seniors with dementia. The facilities are frequently housed alongside assisted living facilities, which are subject to a similar set and rules and regulations.
Facilities that provide either level of care are referred to as homes for the aged and are overseen by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
- According to the American Lung Association, Muskegon County's air quality is poor thanks to high levels of ozone pollution. Breathing low-quality air on a regular basis can result in adverse health affects, particularly for seniors and those with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions.
- The Muskegon County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Mercy Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Muskegon County is well below the national average. While the overall cost is nearly 12 percent below average, the cost of housing is nearly 40 percent lower than in the average U.S. City. Families on a tight budget should find that the Muskegon County area is a very affordable choice for memory care.
- Annual snowfall in Muskegon County is more than double that of the average city in the U.S. The area sees 60 inches of snow on average each year, while the national average is only 26 inches. When considering a memory care facility in the area, it's important to make sure that there are security measures in place to keep residents indoors, particularly when there's a risk of the resident wandering.
Paying for Memory Care in Muskegon County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Muskegon County start around $4,500 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 Muskegon 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 Muskegon 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 Muskegon County
Muskegon 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 Muskegon County, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Muskegon County
Muskegon 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 Muskegon County
Review of Sanctuary at the Oaks
We chose Sanctuary at the Oaks for Mom because my father is in the independent living. He can just go down and visit. My father hates the food there. My mother is in a very small shared room with s... Read more
Review of Seminole Shores Assisted Living Center
My wife has moved into Seminole Shores. It's a good place, all on one floor. It is also very close to my home. They have good memory units. Food is not gourmet, but it is pretty good. They have ent... Read more
Review of Christian Care Center - Hope's Harbor
Christian Care Nursing Center is quite a new facility, and the whole family is happy with his location there. It is divided into three different units. One of the units is called the memory unit an... Read more