5 Memory Care Facilities in Sarpy County, NE
The average cost of memory care in Sarpy County is $5,325 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Douglas County with an average starting cost of $5,226.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Sarpy County
Sarpy County has a population of over 184,000 people and a large 65 and over community that makes up over 11 percent of the population. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, over 12 percent of the county's Medicaid recipients age 65 and over have Alzheimer's disease. The area is served by the Nebraska Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
In Sarpy County and in all of Nebraska, facilities that offer memory care must abide by regulations outlined in the Alzheimer's Special Care Disclosure Act, including submitting a written statement to the Division of Public Health regarding the facility’s care philosophy. This county has four memory care facilities, including two in Bellevue, one in Gretna and one in Papillion.
- Nebraska is among the few states that impose a state income tax on all forms of retirement income, including Social Security benefits. Withdrawals from retirement accounts and disbursements from public and private pensions are taxed at the normal rate without exemptions or deductions. This may affect seniors’ memory care budgets in Sarpy County.
- Sarpy County's air quality is good, with the county receiving a B for short-term particle pollution and a passing grade for annual particle pollution from the American Lung Association. This may make memory care in this county a good option for seniors with some health conditions.
- The overall cost of living in Sarpy County is about 2 percent higher than the national average and roughly 8 percent higher than the statewide average. Healthcare expenses are about 25 percent higher than the national average, which may be a concern for families whose senior loved ones have chronic medical conditions like dementia.
- Sarpy County is prone to extreme temperatures, with year-round temperatures ranging between 13 and 86 degrees. The county receives about 34 inches of snowfall each year versus the national average of 26 inches, which may be a consideration for seniors with mobility challenges.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Sarpy County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Sarpy County start around $5,325 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 Sarpy 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 Sarpy 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 Sarpy County
Sarpy 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 Sarpy County, please visit our Memory Care in Nebraska page.
Directory of Winners in the Sarpy County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sarpy County
Sarpy 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.