14 Memory Care Facilities near Saint Louis, MO
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There are 14 Memory Care Facilities in the Saint Louis area, with 8 in Saint Louis and 6 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Saint Louis is $6,438 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include St. Louis with an average starting cost of $4,512.
To help you with your search, browse the 17 reviews below for memory care facilities in Saint Louis. On average, consumers rate memory care in Saint Louis 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include St. Louis with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Saint Louis, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Saint Louis, MO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Saint Louis
Saint Louis is a large Midwestern city that houses approximately 310,000 residents, 11.4 percent of whom are at least 65 years old. Saint Louis seniors struggling with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's Disease and dementia have more than 30 memory care facilities available, including some with views of downtown Saint Louis and the Gateway Arch. In Missouri, memory care facilities are called residential care facilities (RCFs) or assisted living facilities. Each of these facilities has staff who are trained in memory care.
- The Saint Louis area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Orthwein Brain and Spine Center at St. Luke's Hospital and the Memory Diagnostic Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Saint Louis is notorious for its high crime rate; the city is safer than just one percent of other U.S. cities. For peace of mind, loved ones can help seniors with memory conditions choose facilities that have video surveillance and a low patient-to-staff ratio. This helps reduce the risk of wandering seniors becoming victims of violent crimes, which affect one in 52 Saint Louisians.
- The cost of living is low in Saint Louis when compared to both Missouri's average and the national average. Housing averages just $117,700 in Saint Louis, which is nearly half of $216,200, the U.S. average. Saint Louis residents also pay less for groceries, utilities and medical expenses than the national average.
- Saint Louis summers are hot, sunny and humid, while winters are cold and dreary. Fall and spring often bring rain and mild or slightly chilly temperatures. Throughout the year, temperatures typically range from the mid-20s to high 80s, but single-digit and triple-digit thermometer readings may also occur.
Paying for Memory Care in Saint Louis
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Saint Louis start around $6,652 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis
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 Saint Louis
Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Saint Louis
Saint Louis-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 Saint Louis
Review of Avalon Memory Care - St. Louis
We visited Avalon Memory Care - St. Louis. They were cautious about Covid there by taking our temperature and by doing a rapid Covid test before we went in to tour, and it was the only place that d... Read more
Review of Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory Care
My mom has been at Dougherty Ferry for almost three years and we have had a very positive experience. As my mother's Alzheimers progressed she was moved into Memory Care Unit. During the first fe... Read more
Review of Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory Care
Dougherty Ferry is a relatively new facility, so everything is fantastic. The staff is outstanding. There are various size rooms from a studio to two-bedroom apartments. Everything is very nice and... Read more