3 Memory Care Facilities near Joplin, MO
Also serving communities of Carthage, Neosho.
There are 3 Memory Care Facilities in the Joplin area, with 2 in Joplin and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Joplin is $5,405 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Mount Vernon with an average starting cost of $2,900.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Joplin, MO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Joplin
Approximately 53,000 people reside in Joplin, Missouri, and nearly 16 percent of them are elderly adults age 65 and older. Joplin has two memory care facilities for aging adults with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia and similar conditions, and there are also dozens of facilities in surrounding southwestern Missouri cities.
Seniors with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia receive treatment from Missouri facilities called Assisted Living Facillities or Residential Care Facilities (RCFs). Employees at these facilities participate in at least three hours of dementia-specific training prior to caring for patients.
- The city of Joplin is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Mercy Hospital Joplin, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Joplin weather ranges from scorching heat to blistering cold with plenty of mild days in between. Average temperatures typically fluctuate between 27 to 91 degrees, but temperatures outside of this range aren't uncommon. Seniors who struggle with severe weather should choose a memory care facility with staff on hand to help residents select seasonally appropriate clothing.
- Seniors in Joplin enjoy an overall low cost of living compared to the national average, which may help them afford the city's slightly higher-than-average health care costs. Joplin has a cost of living score of 79, which is 21 points lower than the U.S. average and 14 points lower than the Missouri average. Housing costs are nearly half of the national average, and groceries and transportation also cost less. However, utilities cost more in Joplin than the Missouri and U.S. averages.
- Joplin has a high crime rate, so seniors should choose memory care facilities with effective security practices. The city is safer than 1 percent of other U.S. cities, with more than 4,000 crimes occurring per year. The bulk of the crimes involve property damage or theft, but residents still have a one in 163 risk of experiencing violence in Joplin.
Paying for Memory Care in Joplin
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Joplin start around $5,405 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Joplin 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 Joplin
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 Joplin
Joplin 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 Joplin, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Joplin
Joplin-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.