The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Waconia, MN for 2023
Also serving communities of Norwood Young America, Belle Plaine.
There are 6 Memory Care Facilities in the Waconia area, with 2 in Waconia and 4 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Waconia is $5,575 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Eden Prairie with an average starting cost of $3,413.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Waconia. On average, consumers rate memory care in Waconia 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Waconia, MN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Waconia
Waconia, Minnesota, is a city in Carver County, sitting on the shores of Lake Waconia with a population of over 12,000. An estimated 94,000 seniors in the state of Minnesota suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and with 11.9 percent of its residents aged 65 and older, Waconia has two dedicated memory care facilities to accommodate this population. An additional 18 of these facilities, known in Minnesota as special care units (SCUs), are also available in neighboring communities.
- Waconia is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Ridgeview Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Housing and transportation costs play a significant role in bringing Waconia's cost of living up to 21.4 percent above the U.S. national average. This may be something for seniors and their families to keep in mind when budgeting for a memory care facility.
- While summers are warm and sunny with temperatures in the mid-80s, winters in Waconia are harsh, resulting in an overall comfort index rating of 37 out of 100. Temperatures can drop below 5 degrees, and residents can expect around 50 inches of snow. Families may want to consider looking into the measures facilities have in place to keep seniors safe from the cold during winter months.
- Crime rates in Waconia are similar to average rates seen on a national level. At 34.7, the rate of property crime is lower than the 38.1 national average; however, the rate of violent crime is higher at 32.6 compared to 31.1. While memory care facilities are generally secure, families may still want to find out the policies and procedures to keep residents safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Waconia
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Waconia start around $5,575 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 Waconia 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 Waconia
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 Waconia
Waconia 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 Waconia, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.
Directory of Winners in the Waconia Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Waconia
Waconia-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 Waconia
Review of New Perspective | Waconia
My mother-in-law was recently moved into the Memory Care unit (one of two units at the facility). We have been very pleased with the attractive decor, friendly and attentive staff, great food (acc... Read more