4 Memory Care Facilities in Scott County, MN


Kingsway Retirement Living

Provides: Memory Care
815 West Main, Belle Plaine, MN 56011
"A community of purpose With a deep history in our community and rich in local heritage, Kingsway Retirement Living has been the choice for those wanting to stay active and independent without..." More

McKenna Crossing

Provides: Memory Care
13810 Shepherd's Path, Prior Lake, MN 55379


Oak Terrace Senior Living Of Jordan

Provides: Memory Care
622 Aberdeen Avenue, Jordan, MN 55352
"Oak Terrace Senior Living of Jordan is a retirement community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Each resident has a customized care plan and is connected to a 24..." More


New Perspective | Prior Lake

Provides: Memory Care
4685 Park Nicollet Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372
"Science has identified four things all human beings need to live vibrant, fulfilling lives: physical activity, mental stimulation, rich dining experiences, and social and spiritual engagement...." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Scott County

    Scott County has nearly 146,000 residents, about 14,600 of whom are aged 65 and over. Of these seniors, it's projected that nearly 10 percent of those receiving Medicare benefits have Alzheimer's disease or dementia.  

    Scott County has four memory care facilities, including two in Prior Lake, one in Belle Plaine and one in Jordan. As is the case in all of Minnesota, memory care facilities in Scott County are officially known as special care units. SCUs are often located within assisted living facilities. These facilities, which the state refers to as housing with services establishments, register annually with the Department of Health

    • The air quality in Scott County is exceptional, with the American Lung Association giving the region an A for both ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution, as well as a passing score for annual particle pollution. The county's clean air may benefit memory care residents who have respiratory conditions or cardiovascular disease. 
    • Minnesota is among the few states that tax all types of retirement income, including Social Security benefits. This may affect how much money can be put toward memory care expenses in Scott County.  
    • In Scott County, the overall cost of living is nearly 20 percent higher than the national median and over 10 percent higher than the statewide median, which may result in more costly memory care services. Healthcare is relatively affordable, however, coming in roughly equal to the statewide average and about 13 percent lower than in the nation as a whole. 
    • Scott County residents enjoy mild summers with highs around 82 degrees. Winters are very cold and snowy, however, which can pose a challenge to seniors who have mobility difficulties. The January low is 5 degrees and the region receives 46 inches of annual snowfall, versus the national averages of 23 degrees and 26 inches of snow. 

    Paying for Memory Care in Scott County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Minnesota

    $7,300.00 Scott County
    $5,886.00 Hennepin County
    $5,567.00 Carver County
    $4,897.00 US
    $4,825.00 Dakota County
    $4,625.00 Ramsey County
    $4,500.00 Rice County
    $4,365.00 Washington County

    Memory Care costs in Scott County start around $7,300 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Scott County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Scott County

    Scott 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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