17 Memory Care Facilities in Douglas County, NE
The average cost of memory care in Douglas County is $5,201 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795.
To help you with your search, browse the 27 reviews below for memory care facilities in Douglas County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Douglas County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pottawattamie County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Douglas County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Douglas County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Douglas County
Nestled along the Missouri River, Douglas County in eastern Nebraska is home to 517,110 residents, with more than 10 percent of its population being comprised of seniors aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors may be among the 34,000 Nebraska residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. To accommodate this group, there are 17 memory care facilities in Douglas County.
In all of Nebraska including Douglas County, memory care facilities are known as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and are licensed by the Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Licensure and Regulation.
- Residents in Douglas County experience harsh winters with lows of 13 degrees and annual snowfalls totalling 30 inches, four inches more than the national average of 26. Seniors who don’t like cold weather might not like living in Douglas County.
- The cost of living in Douglas County is 96, slightly lower than the U.S. average of 100. Transportation expenses are also lower than the average, but healthcare costs are higher than the average at 125. Seniors wishing to move to a facility in the county might want to take the higher healthcare expenses into consideration.
- Nebraska is not tax-friendly toward seniors. While Social Security benefits are only partially taxed, retirement savings account income and pensions are fully taxed. Douglas County seniors on fixed incomes might find that the higher taxes result in less money to allocate toward their memory care budgets.
- Douglas County has a violent crime rate of 40.6 and a property crime rate of 42.1, both slightly higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. While these crime rates are unlikely to affect seniors living in memory care facilities, families might still want to ask staff about safety measures for their own peace of mind.
Paying for Memory Care in Douglas County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Douglas County start around $5,201 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,864 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Douglas 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 Douglas 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 Douglas County
Douglas 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 Douglas County, please visit our Memory Care in Nebraska page.
Directory of Winners in the Douglas County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Douglas County
Douglas 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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Douglas County
Review of CountryHouse – Omaha
We were impressed with CountryHouse - Omaha. It's great, modern, and clean. I could not find anything particularly wrong with it. The staff did a great job and were accommodating and friendly. All ... Read more
Review of Fountain View Senior Living
Dad stayed at Fountain View Memory Care for a year and a half. As is anywhere, there were pros and cons. Pros- Most Staff was friendly. Appeared to like their jobs. Meals were healthy and ni... Read more
Review of Brighton Gardens of Omaha
My dad spent 8 awful weeks at another memory care facility. We then moved him to memory care at Brighton Gardens. From the moment we had contact with any of the staff members it was easy to tell ... Read more