5 Memory Care Facilities in Rockland County, NY
The average cost of memory care in Rockland County is $7,841 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Bergen County with an average starting cost of $6,734.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Rockland County
Rockland County has a large senior community, with adults aged 65 and over comprising nearly 16% of the county's population of 326,000 people. It's projected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that 11.5 percent of seniors who receive Medicaid services have Alzheimer's disease. The county is served by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, which provides informational resources to seniors and families who have been affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.
In Rockland County, and in all of New York, memory care services are provided in assisted living facilities that are certified as special needs assisted living facilities, and they are licensed by New York’s Department of Health. Families can find four memory care facilities in Rockland County.
- New Yorkers age 65 and over do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits, and there is a sizable deduction on all other types of retirement income. This may allow seniors and families to put more money toward memory care services in Rockland County.
- According to the American Lung Association, ozone pollution levels in Rockland County are very high, with the county earning an F for this type of pollution. This may have a negative impact on seniors' health and quality of life, particularly for those with conditions like heart disease or COPD.
- Rockland County has warm summers and chilly winters, with year-round temperatures ranging between 20 degrees and 84 degrees. Average annual snowfall is 33 inches, which is 7 inches more than the national average. To ensure their loved one's comfort, families may want to seek out memory care facilities that have bedrooms equipped with individual climate control.
- Rockland County's overall cost of living is high, even in comparison to the statewide average. The main drivers behind the region's cost of living are high housing, utilities and transportation costs, all of which may result in higher memory care expenses.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Rockland County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Rockland County start around $7,083 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 Rockland 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 Rockland County
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 Rockland County
Rockland 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 Rockland County, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rockland County
Rockland County-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.