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The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Jasper County, MO for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Jasper County is $5,277 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Jasper County

Jasper County, which is situated in the southwestern region of Missouri, has about 120,000 residents, including about 18,000 of whom are aged 65 and over. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, almost 12 percent of the seniors in this county who receive Medicare benefits have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. 

Jasper County is home to three memory care facilities, including two in Joplin and one in Marshall. In this county, as in all of the state, memory care is generally provided in residential care facilities

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Ozone pollution levels in Jasper County are low, with the American Lung Association giving the county an A for this type of pollution. The county's clean air may be beneficial for memory care residents who have respiratory conditions or cardiovascular disease. 
  • In Missouri, all retirement income is subject to state income tax, but seniors can claim large deductions for Social Security benefits and public pensions. This may minimize the taxes they pay on their income and leave more money for memory care expenses in Jasper County.
  • Jasper County is a fairly inexpensive place to live, which may appeal to seniors and families with tight memory care budgets. The overall cost of living is about 20 percent below the national median and 10 percent below the state median. Healthcare costs are slightly higher, however, coming in about 3 percent higher than the national average.
  • Jasper County is prone to extreme seasonal temperatures, which may be a consideration for families whose senior loved one prefers a milder climate. year-round temperatures range between 23 degrees and 90 degrees, and the county experiences 208 sunny days and 82 days with precipitation per year. 

Paying for Memory Care in Jasper County

Memory Care costs in Jasper County start around $5,277 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Jasper 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.

Counties in Missouri

Washington County

$6,262

US

$5,743

Greene County

$5,740

Benton County

$5,564

Jasper County

$5,277

Rogers County

$5,265

Christian County

$4,950

Lawrence County

$4,000

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Jasper 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 Jasper County

Jasper 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 Jasper County, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jasper County

Jasper 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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