The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Dakota County, MN for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Dakota County is $6,433 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Washington County with an average starting cost of $5,225.
To help you with your search, browse the 32 reviews below for memory care facilities in Dakota County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Dakota County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Scott County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Dakota County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Dakota County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Dakota County, MN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Dakota County
Known for its unique geographical landscape and diverse demographics, Dakota County is located in the southeast corner of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area and has a population of close to 422,000. Around 13.6 percent of these residents are aged 65 and older and may require specialized treatment for Alzheimer's disease, as 94,000 seniors across the state face this challenge in their daily lives. This treatment can be accessed at one of the 13 memory care facilities located across Dakota County, commonly referred to as Special Care Units (SCUs).
- Dakota County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Regina Hospital, Northfield Hospital and the nationally recognized Fairview Ridges Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors may find it difficult to cope with the harsh winter conditions in Dakota County. Though temperatures can be a bit warmer than the rest of state on average, the area receives about 6 inches of snow each year, and only receives a 40 out of 100 in terms of overall comfort.
- At 117.6, the cost of living in Dakota County is higher than both the U.S. national average of 100 and Minnesota state average of 106. Housing and transportation are the largest contributing factors to this difference, which may be something for seniors to keep in mind when budgeting for memory care services.
- Crime rates in Dakota County are close to the national average. The region scores a 32.2 for violent crime and a 31.3 for property crime on a scale of one to 100, with 100 representing the highest rate of crime. On a national scale, rates are 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively. Most SCUs are fully outfitted with security and surveillance, though it's still a good idea for families to ask about the specific policies and procedures a facility has in place.
Paying for Memory Care in Dakota County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Dakota County start around $6,235 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Dakota 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 Dakota 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 Dakota County
Dakota 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 Dakota County, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.
Directory of Winners in the Dakota County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dakota County
Dakota 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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Dakota County
Review of Suite Living of Inver Grove Heights
Mom moved to Suite Living of Inver Grove Heights and what appealed to us was the size of the place and the program they offer. It develops to be a little community among the residents. There's the ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Eagan
Brookdale Eagan is a very nice facility. It's quite large, which was not appealing to us, but it was very clean, and they were friendly. The people were very nice, everybody seemed helpful. It just... Read more
Review of Arbor Lane Memory Care and Assisted Living
Mom had a wonderful apartment overlooking the childrens play ground.She so enjoyed watching the kids. The apartment was very cozy and just the right size foe her. The staff did a marvelous job tak... Read more