8 Memory Care Facilities in Jackson County, MO
The average cost of memory care in Jackson County is $5,870 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Clay County with an average starting cost of $5,600.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for memory care facilities in Jackson County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Jackson County 2.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Clay County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Jackson County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Jackson County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Jackson County
The sprawling community of Jackson County has almost 700,000 residents, nearly 15 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. The rate of Alzheimer's disease and dementia is slightly higher here than in the nation as a whole. According to data gathered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 12.4 of seniors who rely on Medicare benefits are living with this diagnosis, versus the national average of 11.3 percent.
In Jackson County as in all of Missouri, memory care services may be provided in their own independent building or within residential care facilities. There are eight memory care facilities in this county, including three in Lees Summit and two in Independence.
- In Jackson County and the rest of Missouri, all retirement income is subject to state income tax, including Social Security benefits. However, there are generous deductions for Social Security benefits and public pensions, which may leave more money in the memory care budget.
- The air quality in Jackson County is fair, with the American Lung Association giving this county a C for short-term particle pollution and a passing score for annual particle pollution. This may impact the quality of life for memory care residents who have chronic conditions like COPD or cardiovascular disease.
- The cost of living in Jackson County is on par with the statewide average and about 7 percent lower than the national average, but healthcare expenses are about 10 percent higher here than they are in the state and nation as a whole. This may be a consideration for families and seniors who are seeking affordable memory care options.
- July highs in Jackson County are around 90 degrees, and January lows are in the low-20s. In spite of its cold temperatures, the region receives just 8 inches of annual snowfall, which may make seasonal travel relatively easy for those visiting loved ones in memory care here.
Paying for Memory Care in Jackson County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Jackson County start around $5,870 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jackson 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 Jackson County
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 Jackson County
Jackson 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 Jackson County, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
Directory of Winners in the Jackson County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jackson County
Jackson County-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 Jackson County
Review of Cross Creek at Lee's Summit
I visited Cross Creek over a year ago, a caregiver whose Mother was there at the time took me aside and said she had looked everywhere and this place was excellent. I took her advice and My Mom 95... Read more
Review of Addington Place of Lee's Summit
Never send a relative to the Memory Care Unit of Addington Place of Lee Summit. My brother was in this facility for 7 months and neglected. Due to shortage of staff (per the executive directo... Read more
Review of Autumn Leaves of Lee’s Summit
Ask to see their state survey book. This facility does not use wander guard or any similar security system preventing residents from eloping. There have been multiple elopements at this location. V... Read more