3 Memory Care Facilities in Forrest County, MS
The average cost of memory care in Forrest County is $4,700 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,850.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for memory care facilities in Forrest County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Forrest County 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in Forrest County, MS
What to Consider About Memory Care in Forrest County
Forrest County is an area of southeastern Mississippi that has a population of 75,000, more than 12 percent of whom are people aged 65 and older. Many seniors in this county require special care due to Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. The state licenses and regulates facilities, officially known as Personal Care Home-Assisted Living, that include Alzheimer’s disease/dementia care units to provide care for this population. There are two memory care facilities located within the county.
Forrest County is also home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Forrest General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Forrest County is 13 percent below the national average of 100, making it one of the more affordable places in the United States for seniors. The overall cost of living is just one point below the average of 88 for Mississippi. Seniors living in the county may find that the lower cost of living helps them have more money for their memory care budgets.
- Mississippi is considered one of the most tax-friendly states for seniors in the country, meaning it may be the ideal location for families who need memory care on limited budgets. IRAs, 401(k)s, pensions and social security benefits are all exempt from state income tax.
- Forrest County has a very wet and warm climate. The county gets 60 inches of rain per year on average, well above the U.S. average of 39 inches. Heat can be a serious issue for seniors during the summer with average highs in July reaching 93 degrees.
- For families worried about property and violent crime, Forrest County may not be the ideal location for memory care. The county has a violent crime rate 33 points above the national average of 31.1 and a property crime rates 24 points above the U.S. average of 38.1.
Paying for Memory Care in Forrest County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Forrest County start around $4,925 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Forrest 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 Forrest County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Mississippi 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 Mississippi page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Forrest County
Forrest 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 Forrest County, please visit our Memory Care in Mississippi page.
Directory of Winners in the Forrest County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Forrest County
Forrest County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Mississippi are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Mississippi page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Forrest County
Review of The Claiborne at Hattiesburg Assisted Living & Memory Care
When it became obvious that my wife needed 24/7 care because of Alzheimer’s, there was only one choice. Becca and Jennifer at Claiborne were very clear in explaining the program as well as the ame... Read more
Review of Brookdale Hattiesburg
My mother is a resident at Brookdale Hattiesburg Memory Care. She is very happy and well cared for by the nurses, staff and of course, Cindy, the manager. No matter what my mother needs, it is prov... Read more
Review of Provision Living at Hattiesburg
My mother has moved into Provision Living's memory care. There is a lot of things I like about it, but there are some things I don't like. It seems like they have less staff. I had a problem with g... Read more