2 Memory Care Facilities in Putnam County, MO
The average cost of memory care in Putnam County is $4,680 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Putnam County
Putnam County, Missouri has a population of just over 4,800 people, 24 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 or older. Some of these seniors may be among the 110,000 people in Missouri living with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. There are currently two memory care facilities in the Putnam County, one in Greencastle and the other in Columbus Grove.
In Putnam County and the rest of Missouri, memory care facilities are known as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and are licensed and governed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation.
- The cost of living in Putnam County is 81.2, lower than the national average of 100, with housing being the biggest driver. Healthcare, however, ranks higher than the average at 117. Seniors with tight memory care budgets might want to keep the cost of living in the county in mind.
Crime rates in Putnam County are higher than the national averages. On a scale of 1 to 100 with 1 representing areas with the lowest crime rates, Putnam County has a violent crime rating of 38 and a property crime rate of 40.8, both slightly higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Families might want to ask prospective facilities about security measures they have in place to keep residents safe.
- Residents of Putnam County get to experience all four seasons with temperatures ranging from 15 to 86 degrees. The area receives 30 inches of rain and 19 inches of snow annually, both slightly lower than the U.S. averages of 39 and 26 inches, respectively. Families might want to ask facility staff about safeguards they have in place to protect wandering residents from the elements and harsh weather conditions.
- Missouri partially taxes Social Security income and public pensions, but only partially taxes retirement savings account income and private pensions. Seniors in Putnam County who rely on these types of income might want to keep Missouri's tax laws in mind when allocating money for memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Putnam County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Putnam County start around $4,680 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Putnam 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 Putnam 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 Putnam County
Putnam 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 Putnam County, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
Directory of Winners in the Putnam County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Putnam County
Putnam 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.