37 Memory Care Facilities in Saint Louis County, MO
The average cost of memory care in Saint Louis County is $5,100 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Saint Charles County with an average starting cost of $4,730.
To help you with your search, browse the 40 reviews below for memory care facilities in Saint Louis County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Saint Louis County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Monroe County with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 20 families in Saint Louis County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Saint Louis County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Saint Louis County
The large community of St. Louis County is home to nearly 997,000 residents and has a senior community that makes up about 18 percent of the population. In this county, it's projected that about 13 percent of the seniors who receive Medicare benefits are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The region is served by the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, which has a local office in the city of St. Louis. This organization provides a wealth of informational resources and supports for seniors with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.
Families seeking out memory care services find nearly two dozen facilities in St. Louis County. Here, as in the rest of Missouri, memory care is most often provided in residential care facilities.
- According to the American Lung Association, St. Louis County's ozone pollution levels are high, with the county receiving an F for this type of pollution. The region's short-term particle pollution levels are moderate, receiving a C. This may be a consideration for families researching local memory care facilities.
- In Missouri, all retirement income is taxable. However, seniors can claim deductions on their Social Security benefits and public pensions. This may leave more money in the budget for memory care in St. Louis County.
- St. Louis County residents see hot summers with highs near 90 degrees and chilly winters with lows in the low-20s. The county averages 15 inches of snow annually, versus the national average of 26 inches, which may appeal to families who drive locally to visit a loved one in memory care here.
- The cost of living in St. Louis County is about 4 percent below the state median and 10 percent below the national median, which may result in more affordable memory care costs. Healthcare expenses are also relatively affordable here at a little more than five percent lower than state and national averages.
Paying for Memory Care in Saint Louis County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Saint Louis County start around $5,227 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 Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis County
Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis County, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Saint Louis County
Saint Louis 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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Saint Louis County
Review of Sunrise On Clayton
I liked everything about Sunrise On Clayton. It was clean. I didn't smell anything. They have a lot of things for them to do, and the rooms were nice -- even the smaller ones were. The person was v... Read more
Review of Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care
My dad is at Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care. He's in the memory care part. He's very happy there. He says the food is really good. Because of the COVID thing, I couldn't go in to see a... Read more
Review of Anthology of Clayton View
My mother moved into Anthology of Clayton View. Mom enjoyed the conversations when we were there among the staff and also the other residents. I think that's what made up our mind that she would be... Read more