12 Memory Care Facilities in Lancaster County, NE
The average cost of memory care in Lancaster County is $5,512 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Sarpy County with an average starting cost of $5,325.
To help you with your search, browse the 38 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lancaster County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lancaster County 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Lancaster County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Lancaster County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Lancaster County
More than 300,000 people reside in Lancaster County, and nearly 14 percent of those residents are age 65 and over. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about one in 10 seniors who receive Medicaid services in Lancaster County have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Lancaster County’s assisted living facilities that offer memory care services must meet the guidelines outlined in the Alzheimer's Special Care Disclosure Act, including providing a secured and separate unit for residents with dementia. In this county, there are 10 memory care facilities for local families to choose from.
- Nebraska imposes a state income tax, without exemptions or deductions, on all types of retirement income. Because seniors pay state income tax on Social Security benefits, withdrawals from retirement savings accounts and money from government and private pensions, they may have less money to put toward memory care expenses in Lancaster County.
- The air quality in Lancaster County is exceptional, with the American Lung Association giving the county an A for ozone pollution, an A for short-term particle pollution and a passing score for annual particle pollution. This may make the county a good option for seniors who have conditions like heart disease or diabetes.
- Lancaster County's crime rate is relatively low. On a 100-point scale, the county's violent crime is rated 16.3 and the property crime is rated 34.3. This is compared to the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4. Even so, families may want to seek out memory care facilities with security features like alarm systems and surveillance cameras.
- Lancaster County's cost of living is relatively low, which may be beneficial to seniors who have restrictive memory care budgets. While healthcare in this county costs about 20 percent more than in the nation as a whole, it is roughly 7 percent lower than the statewide median.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Lancaster County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lancaster County start around $5,512 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster County
Lancaster 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 Lancaster County, please visit our Memory Care in Nebraska page.
Directory of Winners in the Lancaster County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lancaster County
Lancaster 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 Lancaster County
Review of High Plains Alzheimer's Special Care Center
This place is an awesome place for your love ones. My mom was very well taken care of. They show compassion. Loving care. They truly understand residents that have dementia and are there to educate... Read more
Review of CountryHouse at Pine Lake – Lincoln
I toured Wife CountryHouse at Pine Lake - Lincoln and I saw a lot of care being given to the residents. The staff had a cheerful attitude and they were on top of things. The food was good, the plac... Read more
Review of The Waterford at Wilderness Hills Memory Care
The people at The Waterford at Wilderness Hills Memory Care weren't very on top of things. I had an appointment and the person that we spoke to wasn't there, so the person who gave me the tour wasn... Read more