9 Memory Care Facilities near Independence, MO
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There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Independence area, with 2 in Independence and 7 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for memory care facilities in Independence. On average, consumers rate memory care in Independence 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kansas City with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Independence, MO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Independence
The Alzheimer's Association projects that as many as 110,000 Missourians are living with Alzheimer's, a disease that is primarily diagnosed in adults 65 and over. In Independence, nearly 18 percent of the city's 117,000 residents are seniors.
The region has five memory care facilities for families to choose from. Two of these facilities are located in Independence, and the other three are located in the nearby cities of Lees Summit, Kansas City and Blue Springs. These facilities are all housed within residential care facilities, which are all licensed and monitored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
- In Missouri, all retirement income is taxable, including Social Security benefits, withdrawals from retirement accounts and income from public and private pensions. However, there are generous deductions for Social Security benefits and public pensions, which may leave more money in the budget for memory care.
- The air quality in Independence is fair. The American Lung Association ranked Jackson County 46 out of 201 metropolitan areas for short-term particle pollution and gave it passing score for annual particle pollution. This may be a consideration for families whose loved ones have a chronic condition like COPD or cardiovascular disease.
- While the rate of violent crime in Independence is higher than the state and national averages, it is lower than the regional average. Property crime is particularly prevalent in this city, however, rating 70.4 points on a 100-point scale on which a higher score indicates more crime. Families may want to ensure that the memory care facility they choose for their loved one takes measures to keep residents secure.
- The overall cost of living in Independence is about 10 percent lower than the national average, and healthcare costs are on par with the nationwide median. This may appeal to families whose senior loved one has a restrictive monthly budget.
Paying for Memory Care in Independence
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Independence start around $0 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 Independence 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 Independence
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Missouri 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 Missouri page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Independence
Independence 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 Independence, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
Directory of Winners in the Independence Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Independence
Independence-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Missouri are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Missouri page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Independence
Review of Villages of Jackson Creek
Great place for memory care. Long tenured caring staff many with 10+ years there. Rooms are spacious and clean. Very fair priced considering the quality of staff. They provide a variety of inte... Read more
Review of The Groves Retirement Community
I am quite upset at the lack of MAIL Service! Mail is not being delivered to the Residents. The shippers state they have delivered it to the "office"...BUT the packages, tho delivered to the Offic... Read more
Review of Villages of Jackson Creek
I would recommend the Villages. It was just taken over by a big corporation, and I hate that. They have their little routine for the day. They have their menu that looks yummy and isn’t. I think th... Read more