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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Olmsted County, MN for 2024

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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

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

 

  • 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

Memory Care costs in Olmsted County start around $6,696 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 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.

Counties in Minnesota

Olmsted County

$6,696

US

$5,743

Pierce County

$5,450

Houston County

$4,857

Mower County

$4,827

Steele County

$4,628

Goodhue County

$3,395

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.

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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Ms. Rochester

I visited this facility

Review of Shorewood Senior Campus

I was impressed with Shorewood Senior Campus. I got the feeling that they're short-staffed. Residents have to be high functioning in their Alzheimer's to go there. The staff answered questions. The...

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Ms. Rochester

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Cottagewood Senior Community

My father has moved into Cottagewood Senior Community. So far, they are attending to his needs. They're trying to learn his behaviors and stuff. So far, it's going well. There's ample staff...

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Daphne

I visited this facility

Review of Cascade Creek

I toured Cascade Creek. They were the ones who kind of said they thought we'd be better off bringing my mom home, and I thought that was kind of a strange recommendation. The lady that I toured...

Provider response

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your tour of Cascade Creek. We appreciate your honesty and understand that choosing the right community for your loved one is a significant...

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