The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Sparks, NV for 2023
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There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Sparks area, with 3 in Sparks and 6 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Sparks is $6,100 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include Reno with an average starting cost of $5,262.
To help you with your search, browse the 42 reviews below for memory care facilities in Sparks. On average, consumers rate memory care in Sparks 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Carson City with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Sparks, NV
What to Consider About Memory Care in Sparks
Sparks is located in Washoe County, Nevada, just outside the city of Reno. Nearly 15 percent of the city's 100,000 residents are 65 years of age or older, and many have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's Disease or other forms of dementia, which affects an estimated 43,000 seniors in Nevada.
There are five memory care facilities throughout Sparks and Reno, officially referred to in Nevada as Residential Homes for Groups. These homes must operate under the same regulations as those providing assisted living services to seniors; however, they must be endorsed by the Nevada State Health Division - Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance to provide dementia care. Facilities providing memory care must also adhere to strict security regulations including maintaining fully secure premises with alarmed doors.
- The Sparks area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as the Senior Bridges Behavioral Health Program at Northern Nevada Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Washoe County, including Sparks, has high levels of ozone pollution according to the American Lung Association. Families of seniors who've been diagnosed with respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses or certain cancers may want to consider the effect that air quality may have on their loved one's health condition if supervised outdoor activities are available.
- The overall cost of living in Sparks is nearly 24 percent higher than the cost of living in the average U.S. city. Housing costs are the biggest factor, which are 76 percent above the national average. This is likely to have an effect on the cost of memory care, particularly when it comes to room and board.
- There's no state income tax in Nevada, meaning that retirement income including social security benefits and pension are tax-free. Families with a tight budget can use the savings towards the cost of memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Sparks
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Sparks start around $5,650 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Sparks 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 Sparks
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Nevada 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 Nevada page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Sparks
Sparks 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 Sparks, please visit our Memory Care in Nevada page.
Directory of Winners in the Sparks Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sparks
Sparks-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Nevada are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Nevada page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Sparks, NV
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Sparks
Review of Cascades of the Sierra
The Cascades of the Sierra was beautiful. It's nicely decorated, pleasant, and has a lot of open areas. There are a couple of dining rooms, a fitness center, and a movie theater. It's just top-notc... Read more
Review of Arbors Memory Care Community
My mom is already in Arbors Memory Care. They solely specialize in memory care. They don't have just senior living or assisted on the premises, so I felt like she would have more consistent care wi... Read more
Review of MorningStar Senior Living of Sparks
I chose Morning Star Senior Living of Sparks for my husband because of availability. He'll be moving there for respite. It's a nice facility and everyone seemed to be very caring. The staff is very... Read more