The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Harrison County, MS for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Harrison County is $4,285 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,349.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Harrison County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Harrison County 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Harrison County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Harrison County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Harrison County, MS
What to Consider About Memory Care in Harrison County
The Alzheimer's Association reports that 54,000 Mississippi seniors have Alzheimer's disease, a number that's expected to grow about 20 percent by 2025, and some of these seniors may live in Harrison County, where more than 14 percent of the population of 205,027 is 65 or older. Harrison County seniors with dementia can choose from three memory care facilities in the area.
Memory care facilities are a type of personal care home assisted living facility as defined by the Mississippi Department of Health. The Division of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification oversees memory care facilities in Harrison County and throughout the state.
- Seniors who enjoy moderate year-round temperatures may like Harrison County's climate. Winter lows drop to just the 40s, and the area doesn't see any snow. Harrison County summer high temperatures reach 90 degrees, and the area sees more sunny days than the national average. It also sees 65 inches of rain, more than the national average of 39 inches.
- Crime rates in Harrison County are higher than average, so seniors' families may want to inquire about security measures in place at memory care facilities. On a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 the most dangerous, the violent crime rate is 58.6, compared to a national average of 31.1. The property crime rate is 59.4, compared to a national average of 38.1.
- Cost of living in Harrison County is 89, which is well below the national average of 100. Housing costs are especially low at 65. Seniors' families may want to consider the lower overall costs to live in the county as they budget for memory care.
- Seniors in Harrison County can enjoy some tax benefits, thanks to Mississippi's tax laws. The state does not tax any retirement income, including social security income and 401(k) income, which may result in some monthly savings for seniors.
Paying for Memory Care in Harrison County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Harrison County start around $4,223 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 Harrison County
Harrison 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 Harrison County, please visit our Memory Care in Mississippi page.
Directory of Winners in the Harrison County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Harrison County
Harrison 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 Harrison County
Review of SummerHouse Bay Cove Memory Care
I toured SummerHouse Bay Cove Memory Care. It was nice and clean. The staff was attentive and very receptive. They had specific activities for women such as arts and crafts, and men can do other th... Read more
Review of Brookdale Biloxi
My brother lives in Brookdale Biloxi. It is very expensive, but I guess everybody else is. They don't seem to give each one of the residents as much personal care as we would have hoped that they w... Read more
Review of Seashore Highlands
I did a tour of Seashore Highlands Retirement Community. It had a very homey feel, it didn't have an institutional feel. It was a little smaller than the other place I visited. For someone that doe... Read more