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What to Consider About Memory Care in St Louis Park

More than 94,000 seniors across the state of Minnesota have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. St. Louis Park is a suburb just west of Minneapolis with a population of close to 50,000. Of those residents, 13.6 percent are aged 65 and older, and a portion have some type of dementia.

Memory care facilities, or special care units (SCUs) as they're called in Minnesota, are available to provide specialized care for people living with cognitive impairments. St. Louis Park is home to one top-rated facility, and there are 48 additional options in surrounding communities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in St Louis Park

 

  • St. Louis Park is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Methodist Hospital, which has been recognized as one of America’s 100 best hospitals by Healthgrades, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Across Minnesota, winters are known to be quite harsh. Temperatures in St. Louis Park can drop as low as 7 degrees, and an average 53 inches of snow is expected per year. The area's comfort index only receives a rating of 40 out of 100. Families should find out what procedures memory care facilities have in place to keep its senior residents safe in the cold weather.
  • The cost of living in St. Louis Park exceeds the U.S. national average by over 19 percent. Though health and grocery costs remain lower, housing and transportation costs are significantly higher. This may be something to consider when budgeting for an SCU.
  • Rates of violent crime in St. Louis Park are much lower than the U.S. national average, scoring a 10.5 out of 100 compared to 31.1 nationwide. However, at 43.2, the rate of property crime is higher than the national average of 38.1. Memory care facilities are secure buildings, yet families may still want to find out the policies and practices of prospective memory care facilities.

 

Paying for Memory Care in St Louis Park

Memory Care costs in St Louis Park start around $5,222 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in St Louis Park 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.

Cities in Minnesota

Crystal

$9,050

Golden Valley

$6,750

Hopkins

$5,999

US

$5,694

Minneapolis

$5,269

St Louis Park

$5,222

Edina

$5,215

Plymouth

$4,801

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in St Louis Park

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 St Louis Park

St Louis Park 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 St Louis Park, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in St Louis Park

St Louis Park-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.

Memory Care Facilities near St Louis Park, MN

Golden ValleyHopkinsEdinaCrystalMinneapolisPlymouth

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