The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Olmsted County, MN for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Olmsted County is $6,097 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include Mower County with an average starting cost of $4,690.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Olmsted County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Olmsted County 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Steele County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Olmsted County, MN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Olmsted County
Olmsted County has nearly 155,000 residents, including over 23,000 of whom are aged 65 and over. In this county, a little less than 9 percent of seniors who receive Medicare benefits are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, compared to the national average of 11.3 percent. There are four memory care facilities in Olmsted County, all of which are in Rochester.
In this Olmsted County and the rest of Minnesota, memory care facilities are officially called special care units. In many cases, memory care services are offered in assisted living facilities, which may also be called housing with services establishments in the state. Facilities that offer memory care must register annually with the Department of Health.
- The air quality in Olmsted County is fair, with the American Lung Association giving this county an A for ozone pollution, a C for short-term particle pollution and a passing score for annual particle pollution. This may benefit seniors who have respiratory conditions.
- Minnesota subjects all types of retirement income to state income tax, including Social Security benefits. This may be a concern for Olmsted County seniors and families with tight memory care budgets.
- The cost of living in Olmsted County is on par with the national average and about 6 percent lower than the state average. Similarly, healthcare expenses are about two percent below the state average and 16 percent below the national average. With its low cost of living, Olmsted County may be a financially viable option for those with restrictive memory care budgets.
- Over the course of a year, temperatures in Olmsted County range between six and 82 degrees, versus the national average of 23 degrees and 86 degrees. The region receives 49 inches of annual snowfall, which is nearly double the national average. To keep residents comfortable, memory care facilities often install individual climate control in residents' bedrooms.
Paying for Memory Care in Olmsted County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Olmsted County start around $5,663 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 Olmsted 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 Olmsted 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 Olmsted County
Olmsted 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 Olmsted County, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.
Directory of Winners in the Olmsted County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Olmsted County
Olmsted 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 Olmsted County
Review of The Waters on Mayowood
When we were looking for help with our mom who had Alzheimer's, we knew we had found the best Rochester had to offer at the The Waters on Mayowood! The high ceilings and beautiful rooms/community ... Read more
Review of Cascade Creek
I liked Cascade Creek. The staff seemed nice. The facilities are brand new, and I liked the safety measures of the place. They have a safety sensor in the resident's room. When a person gets out of... Read more
Review of Cottagewood Senior Community
Horrible experience. Our loved one was there for about 11 days. It was $8600 per month for a room with a bed, a toilet, and a closet. The CNA’s/PCA’s were awesome but severely understaffed and w... Read more