2 Memory Care Facilities in Columbus, NE
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Columbus, NE
What to Consider About Memory Care in Columbus
In Nebraska, there are an estimated 34,000 people aged 65 and over with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and a portion of them reside in Columbus. Approximately 15.9 percent of the 23,128 residents in Columbus are 65+ years of age. To accommodate the need for Alzheimer’s and dementia care, there are two memory care facilities in the city.
In Columbus and statewide, assisted living facilities (ALFs) are licensed by the Department of Licensure and Regulation, which is a division of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. There are requirements for memory care facilities in Columbus and the rest of Nebraska related to staffing and staff training, which were put in place by the Alzheimer’s Special Care Disclosure Act.
- Columbus has a cost of living of 88.3, which is lower than both the Nebraska state average of 95 and the U.S. average of 100. The lower living cost may mean that memory care facility rates, transportation costs, healthcare and other expenses for seniors are more affordable in this city as compared to other cities, such as Omaha.
- Memory care residents and their loved ones can feel safe because Columbus has a crime rate that’s lower than the state and U.S. average. Violent crime in Columbus ranks 28.5, while the U.S. violent crime rate is 31.1. The property crime rate in Columbus is 31.5; the United States ranks 38.1.
- According to data from the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment, Columbus has an air quality of 74 out of 100. The United States ranks 58, meaning Columbus has some of the cleanest air in the nation, which is good news for seniors with respiratory conditions.
- Columbus is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Columbus Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Columbus
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Columbus start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Columbus 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 Columbus
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Nebraska 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 Nebraska page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Columbus
Columbus 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 Columbus, please visit our Memory Care in Nebraska page.
Directory of Winners in the Columbus Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Columbus
Columbus-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Nebraska are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Nebraska page for more information about these laws.