2 Memory Care Facilities in Lafayette County, MS
The average cost of memory care in Lafayette County is $3,996 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lafayette County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lafayette County 3.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Lafayette County
Lafayette County has a little over 100,000 residents, including a senior community that makes up about 12 percent of the population. According to data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a little less than 10 percent of seniors in this county who rely on Medicare have Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
In Lafayette County, as in all of the state, memory care services are provided within licensed assisted living facilities that have separate Alzheimer’s disease/dementia care units. These facilities are required to meet special requirements regarding staffing, training and facility features. The county has two memory care facilities, both of which are in the city of Oxford.
- Lafayette County seniors do not pay state income tax on any type of retirement income, even that which is taxed at the federal level. This may benefit seniors and families with limited memory care budgets.
- The overall cost of living in Lafayette County is high relative to the state average, but it is about 2 percent lower than the national average, which may result in relatively low memory care expenses. Healthcare expenses, including doctor's office visits and hospital stays, are slightly lower here than elsewhere in the state and on par with the national average.
- On a 100-point scale where a higher value indicates more crime, the respective crime rates for violent crime and property crime are 60.4 and 62.5. This is compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. To keep memory care residents safe, facilities often install security features like door and window sensors and surveillance cameras.
- In Lafayette County, the summer high reaches 91 degrees and the winter low falls to 29. There's an average of 215 sunny days annually, and the county receives 57 inches of rain yearly and just two inches of snow. The region's climate may be well-suited for seniors who enjoy being outdoors.
Paying for Memory Care in Lafayette County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lafayette County start around $3,996 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette County
Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, please visit our Memory Care in Mississippi page.
Directory of Winners in the Lafayette County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lafayette County
Lafayette 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.
Other Options in Lafayette County, MS
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lafayette County
Review of The Blake at Oxford
For "Assisted Living", this may be ok, but NOT for "Memory Care". This place can be deceiving. We thought it was great for about 8 months. We now know, that it was great because my mom was easy a... Read more
Review of The Blake at Oxford
The Blake at Oxford was very nice. The people who worked there were very nice and knew everyone by name. The rooms were all private, a little tiny, but nice. Everything was clean. They have games a... Read more