5 Memory Care Facilities in Carver County, MN
The average cost of memory care in Carver County is $5,567 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Carver County
Alzheimer's disease is a growing concern in the state of Minnesota, with approximately 94,000 seniors across the state currently living with this diagnosis. Just southwest of the Twin Cities, Carver County is home to over 102,000 residents, 11.5 percent of whom are aged 65 and older, and may require specialized dementia treatment. This can be accessed at memory care facilities, known as Special Care Units (SCUs), five of which are available throughout the county.
- At 126.9, the cost of living in Carver County is much higher than both the U.S. national average of 100 and Minnesota state average of 106. While health costs remain low, residents can expect to spend more on housing, transportation and miscellaneous expenditures, which may be an important consideration for seniors on a tight budget.
- A low rate of crime can offer peace of mind for seniors and their families. Out of a possible 100, with 100 representing high crime, Carver County is scores 19.8 in terms of violent crime and 20.3 for property-related crime. These ratings are lower than national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively, though it's still a good idea to review the security policies and procedures of an SCU.
- Carver County has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the only major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Waconia at the Ridgeview Medical Center.
- Seniors and other residents of Carver County are subject to harsh winters, with temperatures dropping as low as 3 degrees and an average 48 inches of snow expected to fall throughout the season. In fact, the county's overall comfort index score is only rated 37 out of 100, with 100 being the best.
Paying for Memory Care in Carver County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Carver County start around $5,567 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Carver 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 Carver County
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 Carver County
Carver 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 Carver County, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.
Directory of Winners in the Carver County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Carver County
Carver County-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.