17 Memory Care Facilities near Mount Vernon, NY
There are 17 Memory Care Facilities in the Mount Vernon area, with 1 in Mount Vernon and 16 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Mount Vernon is $5,057 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Yonkers with an average starting cost of $4,380.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for memory care facilities in Mount Vernon. Better rated regions include Riverdale with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Mount Vernon, NY
16 Memory Care Facilities near Mount Vernon, NY
What to Consider About Memory Care in Mount Vernon
In the state of New York, an estimated 400,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease. In Mount Vernon, a small suburb of NYC, 15 percent of the 67,000 residents are over the age of the 65, the age when dementia and Alzheimer’s symptoms often begin to show. Caregivers will be glad to learn that Mount Vernon is within 13 miles of both locations of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
In New York, memory care facilities that provide for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients are called Special Needs Assisted Living Residences. They are licensed and regulated by the New York State Department of Health. There is only one memory care facility within Mount Vernon, but several more are in Westchester County in White Plains, Yonkers and Briarcliff Manor.
- Any pension income paid by state, local or federal government is not taxed in New York. This means caregivers can use entire Social Security checks to help pay for care and facility fees.
- Mount Vernon has a high cost of living. The biggest factor in the high cost is housing, but utilities are also expensive in the city. These high costs can affect facility fees.
- The city has a very high violent crime rate. With one as low crime and 100 as high crime, Mount Vernon sits at 79. Caregivers may want to discuss the steps memory care facilities take to keep residents safe.
- New York experiences all four seasons. The average summer temperature in Mount Vernon is 84 degrees, and the average winter temperature is 25. Caregivers may want to inquire how facilities make sure residents are kept comfortable as the weather changes.
Paying for Memory Care in Mount Vernon
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Mount Vernon start around $5,057 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in New York 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 New York page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.
Directory of Winners in the Mount Vernon Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in New York are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New York page for more information about these laws.