10 Memory Care Facilities near Lees Summit, MO
There are 10 Memory Care Facilities in the Lees Summit area, with 3 in Lees Summit and 7 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Lees Summit is $6,483 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Blue Springs with an average starting cost of $5,850.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lees Summit. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lees Summit 2.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Independence with an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Lees Summit, MO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lees Summit
Many middle-aged adults and children call Lee's Summit home, but elderly residents age 65 and older make up nearly 12 percent of the city's population. Some of these seniors are among Missouri's 110,000 adults with Alzheimer's disease, while others live with dementia or similar conditions. To meet the needs of these Missourians, approximately 10 memory care facilities are in the Lee's Summit area.
In Missouri, memory care facilities are also called residential care facilities, often shortened to RCFs, and assisted living facilities. Staff who work directly with patients at these facilities must participate in at least three hours of dementia-specific training. This helps health-care workers understand the special needs and behaviors of dementia patients so they can provide appropriate care.
- Lee's Summit, Missouri, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Saint Luke's East Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- In Lee's Summit, temperatures typically range from the low 20s during winter to the high 80s during summer, but residents sometimes experience significant deviations from this range. Seniors with dementia need seasonally appropriate clothing in case they wander outside during triple-digit or below-zero temperatures. Summer is characterized by high humidity, which may create breathing difficulties for residents with respiratory conditions. Winter often brings ice, snow and sleet.
- Seniors with memory issues have minimal risks if they ask for help or directions in Lee's Summit. The city is safer than 6 out of 10 other U.S. cities, and it also has a lower crime rate than the Missouri average. The risk of experiencing a violent crime in Lee Summit is one in 924, which is significantly better than Missouri's average of one in 193.
- Lee's Summit has a cost of living that is slightly higher than the national average. Groceries cost less than the U.S. average, but residents of Lee's Summit typically pay higher rates for transportation, housing and medical care.
Paying for Memory Care in Lees Summit
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Memory Care costs in Lees Summit start around $6,483 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 Lees Summit 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 Lees Summit
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 Lees Summit
Lees Summit 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 Lees Summit, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lees Summit
Lees Summit-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 Lees Summit
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