9 Memory Care Facilities near Elkhorn, NE
Also serving communities of Gretna, Bennington.
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Elkhorn area, with 2 in Elkhorn and 7 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Elkhorn is $5,670 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Omaha with an average starting cost of $5,067.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Elkhorn. Better rated regions include Omaha with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Elkhorn, NE
7 Memory Care Facilities near Elkhorn, NE
What to Consider About Memory Care in Elkhorn
Elkhorn, Nebraska, is a quiet neighborhood in the west of Omaha, well-located for memory care patients with Alzheimer's or dementia-related diseases. Omaha, including Elkhorn, represents nearly one-quarter of Nebraska's 1.9 million residents. A large number of the 33,000 residents diagnosed with memory conditions in the state reside here in Omaha, and about 12.3 percent of Omaha's 460,000 residents are 65 or older.
In Elkhorn, there are two assisted living facilities for memory care patients, with an additional 13 in the area and 152 in the city. The Department of Neurological Sciences at the nearby University of Nebraska Medical Center provides patient treatment for and conducts research into dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
- Violent crime in Elkhorn is low with a 19.6 score versus a national average of 31.1. Property crime is rated 24.9 against an average of 38.1. In addition, memory care units at long-term care facilities provide multiple forms of security to ensure that residents don't have a chance to wander away from the community.
- Elkhorn has comfortable, four-season weather, providing variety for memory care residents. In the winter it can be as low as 14 degrees while summer temperatures reach up to 86 degrees. Snow fall averages 33 inches and rainfall averages 31 inches - both per year.
- The Douglas County area, including Elkhorn, is rated a "B" by the American Lung Association for its air quality. Nebraska is a low-population-density state and seniors who have respiratory conditions benefit from the low volume of automobile traffic, even in the city.
- Taxes in Nebraska, according to Kiplinger, are among the worst ten states in the U.S. for retirees. State income tax rates vary to 6.84 percent and most pension and retirement income is taxed with a limited exemption for military pensions. Social Security income is exempt only as long as the income of the individual or couple remains under $58,000 for joint filing, $43,000 for others.
Paying for Memory Care in Elkhorn
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Elkhorn start around $5,670 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Elkhorn 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 Elkhorn
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 Elkhorn
Elkhorn 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 Elkhorn, please visit our Memory Care in Nebraska page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Elkhorn
Elkhorn-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.