2 Memory Care Facilities in Chisago County, MN

2 Memory Care Facilities in Chisago County, MN

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Encore at North Branch

Provides: Memory Care
38610 14th Ave, North Branch, MN 55056
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Meadows on Fairview

Provides: Memory Care
25565 Fairview Avenue, Wyoming, MN 55092

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Chisago County

    About about 20 miles north of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Chisago County, Minnesota has a population of over 55,000. Of these residents, 15 percent are aged 65 and older, and may be living with Alzheimer's disease, a diagnosis that impacts the lives of 94,000 seniors across the state.

    To ensure proper care is available, the Minnesota Board on Aging has developed a State Plan emphasizing the need for memory care facilities. Two of these facilities, which are considered Special Care Units (SCUs) in the county and across the state, are currently available to serve the residents of Chisago County.

    • On a scale to 100, with 100 representing high crime, Chisago County receives a 28.6 in the category of violent crime and 24.3 in terms of property crime. These scores fall below the U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively, which may offer peace of mind to seniors and their families, though it's still a good idea to review an SCUs security policies and procedures.
    • Based on the U.S. national average of 100, the cost of living in Chisago County is rated 111.9, which is also higher than the Minnesota state average of 106. This may be something for seniors with limited funds to be mindful of when budgeting for memory services.
    • Chisago County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Cambridge Medical Center, St. Croix Regional Medical Center and Fairview Lakes Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • In terms of overall comfort, Chisago County only scores a rating of 35 out of a possible 100, largely due to the harsh conditions residents experience during the winter months. The area receives nearly 50 inches of snow throughout the season and temperatures can drop to just one degree. When visiting an SCU, consider asking about the measures the facility has in place to protect its senior residents from becoming exposed to cold, unfavorable weather.

    Paying for Memory Care in Chisago County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Minnesota

    $6,241.00 Ramsey County
    $5,817.00 Hennepin County
    $5,750.00 Polk County
    $5,332.00 Anoka County
    $5,057.00 US
    $4,287.00 Saint Croix County
    $3,042.00 Chisago County

    Memory Care costs in Chisago County start around $3,042 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 Chisago 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 Chisago 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 Chisago County

    Chisago 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 Chisago County, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.

    Directory of Winners in the Chisago County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chisago County

    Chisago 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.

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