2 Memory Care Facilities in Dodge County, NE

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The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
749 E. 29th Street, Fremont, NE 68025
"There's something about the small town of Fremont, Nebraska. Everyone knows one another. Wants to stay there. The strength of this community is reflected in an ideal place for the area's seniors:..." More

Edgewood Vista - Fremont

Provides: Memory Care
2910 North Clarkson Street, Fremont, NE 68025

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Dodge County

    Out of the estimated 34,000 seniors in the state of Nebraska who have Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, a small portion call Dodge County home. People aged 65 and over only make up only 9.4 percent of the population in the county, well below the national average of 15.6 percent. Living arrangements for these seniors are available through two memory care facilities, officially known as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), located within the city of Fremont.

    All facilities that care for seniors, even those with cognitive impairments like dementia, fall under the same licensing laws enforced by the Nebraska Division of Public Health.

    • Families needing memory care on limited budgets may find Dodge County appealing due to its low cost of living. Compared to the national average of 100, the county has a cost of living index rating of 87.7. Dodge County is about five percent less expensive than neighboring Washington County.
    • While Dodge County is an affordable place to live, the state of Nebraska does not have tax policies that are friendly for seniors. Social security income that's subject to federal taxes is also subject to state taxes, and all withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxed.
    • The climate in Dodge County can get quite harsh during the winter with low temperatures reaching 12 degrees and snowfall of 32 inches per year. In order to keep seniors safe during these conditions, memory care facilities train staff to prevent seniors from going outside. Summer can be quite warm with a January high of 86 degrees.
    • Dodge County has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Omaha

    Paying for Memory Care in Dodge County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Nebraska

    $5,712.00 Lancaster County
    $5,325.00 Sarpy County
    $5,226.00 Douglas County
    $4,939.00 US
    $4,152.00 Pottawattamie County
    $4,042.00 Woodbury County

    Memory Care costs in Dodge County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Dodge 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 Dodge County

    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 Dodge County

    Dodge 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 Dodge County, please visit our Memory Care in Nebraska page.

    Directory of Winners in the Dodge County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dodge County

    Dodge County-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.

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