2 Memory Care Facilities in Platte County, NE

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The Heritage at Meridian Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
4515 38th Street, Columbus, NE 68601
"Meridian Gardens is proud to serve Columbus area seniors and their families in a community that provides nurturing assistance, a home like environment, comfort and peace of mind to residents and..." More

Edgewood Vista - Columbus

Provides: Memory Care
3386 53rd Avenue, Columbus, NE 68601

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Platte County

    Platte County, Nebraska, has a little more than 33,000 residents and a large senior community that makes up almost 17 percent of the population. Nebraska is home to about 34,000 seniors who are living with Alzheimer's disease, some of whom may be a part of Platte County's senior population. The Nebraska Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides access to information and other resources to the county's families and seniors who have been affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.  

    Platte County families have two memory care facilities to choose from, both of which are in the city of Columbus. In this county, as in all of the state, assisted living facilities that provide dementia care must adhere to the regulations in the Alzheimer's Special Care Disclosure Act. These facilities are licensed and monitored by the Nevada Division of Public Health.  

    • Platte County seniors pay state income tax on all types of retirement income, including Social Security income, income from retirement savings accounts and money from government and private pensions. This may impact how much of a senior's monthly income may be put toward memory care expenses. 
    • Platte County is a relatively affordable place to live, with an overall cost of living that is about 5 percent below the statewide average and 10 percent below the national average. However, healthcare expenses in this county are almost 30 percent higher than the national average, which may be prohibitive for some seniors. 
    • Over the course of a year, temperatures in Platte County range between 12 and 86 degrees. The area's snowfall is roughly on par with the national average at 28 inches. Families may wish to seek out memory care facilities with rooms that have individual climate control to ensure year-round comfort. 
    • Platte County's crime rate is fairly low, which may provide peace of mind for families with loved ones in memory care here. On a 100-point crime index, the county's violent crime rate is 9.2 and the property crime is rated 22, versus the respective national averages of 22.7 and 35.4. 

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Platte County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Nebraska

    $5,995.00 Hall County
    $5,657.00 Lancaster County
    $5,400.00 Sarpy County
    $5,201.00 Douglas County
    $4,889.00 US
    $4,042.00 Woodbury County

    Memory Care costs in Platte County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,889 per month.

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

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

    Directory of Winners in the Platte County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Platte County

    Platte 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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