7 Memory Care Facilities in Springfield, MO
Also serving communities of Ozark, Lebanon.
The average cost of memory care in Springfield is $5,036 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.
To help you with your search, browse the 15 reviews below for memory care facilities in Springfield. On average, consumers rate memory care in Springfield 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Springfield find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Springfield, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Springfield, MO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Springfield
With a population of over 167,000 people, Springfield is one of the largest cities in the state of Missouri. Currently, there are 110,000 people living with Alzheimer's disease in Missouri, and it's estimated that as the population ages, the number of residents with Alzheimer's will increase by 18 percent.
To accommodate Springfield seniors with dementia, the area has nine memory care facilities. Seven of these facilities are located within the city proper, while the other two are located in nearby Nixa and Ozark. In Missouri, memory care facilities are generally housed within residential care facilities.
- Springfield has one of the highest crime rates in the country. Residents have a one in 10 chances of being the victim of any type of crime. To protect residents, particularly those who are prone to wandering, memory care facilities use surveillance cameras, alarm systems and secured indoor and outdoor access.
- Springfield is prone to extreme temperatures, with hot, muggy summers and very cold winters. The hottest month of the year is July when highs are near 90 degrees and the air is muggy about 60 percent of the time. January is the coldest month, with lows in the 20s. To keep residents comfortable, memory care facilities generally have individual climate controls in each living quarter.
- While Springfield's overall cost of living is lower than the national median, the city may not be well-suited for seniors and families on tight budgets. Healthcare expenses are a little higher than the national average, which can make it expensive to manage a chronic condition like dementia.
- Springfield is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Mercy Hospital Springfield and Cox Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Springfield
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Springfield start around $5,036 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 Springfield 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 Springfield
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 Springfield
Springfield 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 Springfield, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Springfield
Springfield-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.
Other Options in Springfield, MO
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Springfield
Review of The Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care - Springfield
We met with the director at The Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care. We got to see part of the facility. The main building and the dining area is absolutely beautiful. When we talked with the... Read more
Review of The Fremont Senior Living
My mother-in-law will be going into The Fremont Senior Living. It was wonderful, and we really liked it. The staff was excellent. It was clean, warm, and cozy. You get the fuzzy feeling when you wa... Read more
Review of Close to Paradise Senior Care
Close to Paradise Senior Care is excellent for my father. The aides are excellent and the communication is excellent. He has a private bedroom. I'm not sure what activities they have. We're not the... Read more