2 Memory Care Facilities in Albert Lea, MN
Also serving communities of Ellendale, Elmore.
The average cost of memory care in Albert Lea is $4,728 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Austin with an average starting cost of $4,380.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Albert Lea
Located in the southeastern part of Minnesota, Albert Lea is a city of close to 18,000 residents. There are 94,000 seniors across the state who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and with adults aged 65 and older making up 23.9 percent of Albert Lea's total population, it is important that care is available for those living with dementia.
Specialized care to treat this condition can be found at memory care facilities, known in Minnesota as Special Care Units (SCUs). The city has two local SCU options, with an additional option in the nearby city of Austin.
- For seniors looking for a budget-friendly city in Minnesota, Albert Lea is a great option. Compared to the U.S. national average of 100 and Minnesota average of 106, the cost of living in Albert Lea scores just 79.6. Low housing, transportation and grocery costs can leave more funds available to put toward the cost of memory care services.
- Winters are far less favorable in Albert Lea than the average American city. Temperatures can drop as low as 6 degrees, and residents can expect an average snowfall of 37 inches each year. Overall, the city's comfort index scores just 23 out of 100, with 10 being the best. Families may want to check with a facility to ensure that proper precautions are in place to ensure residents are protected from harsh weather conditions.
- Alberta Lea is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Mayo Clinic Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Despite high rates seen across the general metropolitan area, violent crime in Alberta Lea is very low. It is rated 14.7 out of 100, with 100 considered high crime, which compares to rates of 31.1 nationally and 48.4 across the region. Property crime is slightly higher, scoring 35.8, though it still falls below regional and national numbers. When touring facilities, consider inquiring about their security systems and any policies and procedures they have in place to keep residents safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Albert Lea
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Albert Lea start around $4,728 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,906 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Albert Lea 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 Albert Lea
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Minnesota 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 Minnesota page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Albert Lea
Albert Lea 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 Albert Lea, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.
Directory of Winners in the Albert Lea Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Albert Lea
Albert Lea-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Minnesota are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page for more information about these laws.