33 Memory Care Facilities in Washington County, MN
The average cost of memory care in Washington County is $4,365 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Saint Croix County with an average starting cost of $4,287.
To help you with your search, browse the 25 reviews below for memory care facilities in Washington County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Washington County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Dakota County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 12 families in Washington County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Washington County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Washington County
The sprawling community of Washington County, Minnesota, has over 256,000 residents, roughly 14 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. It's projected that almost 11 percent of the seniors who rely on Medicare benefits here are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Families seeking out memory care in the Washington County region have over 30 options to choose from.
In Washington County and the rest of Minnesota, memory care facilities may also be referred to as special care units. Dementia services are generally offered in assisted living facilities, which the state officially refers to as housing with services establishments. These facilities must register annually with the Department of Health.
- The American Lung Association gives Washington County an A for ozone pollution, a C for 24-hour particle pollution and a passing grade for annual particle pollution. With its relatively clean air, this county may be a good option for seniors who have conditions like heart disease or COPD.
- In Washington County and the rest of Minnesota, all forms of retirement income are subject to state income tax, including Social Security income. This may leave less money in the budget for local memory care expenses.
- Washington County is among the pricier counties for memory care. Overall living expenses in this county are about 22 percent higher than the national median and roughly 15 percent higher than the state median. Families and seniors may save money on healthcare expenses, however, with the cost of hospital stays and doctor's office visits coming in on par with the state average and about 15 percent lower than the national average.
- Summers in Washington County are mild and comfortable, with July highs of around 83 degrees. As is typical of Minnesota, winters tend to be harsh, with January lows around 6 degrees. The county gets about 50 inches of snow annually, which is nearly double the national average. This may make local travel challenging for families visiting loved ones in memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Washington County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Washington County start around $4,365 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County
Washington 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 Washington County, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.
Directory of Winners in the Washington County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Washington County
Washington 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 Washington County
Review of White Pine Memory Care #2
White Pine Advanced Memory Care of Cottage Grove was brand new and clean. It was built for the purpose of taking care of people. It was very well designed and very nice looking. It was a little mor... Read more
Review of Bickford of Hugo
My wife is in Bickford of Hugo, and it's very good. They have very caring people, good food, and numerous activities. They have decks on three sides of the building and a walkway. We're very please... Read more
Review of Elk Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center
My mom is now at Elk Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center. I like the concept that everybody is on one floor. The offices are spread out throughout the building, so it seems like there is always s... Read more