2 Memory Care Facilities near Bismarck, ND
There are 2 Memory Care Facilities in the Bismarck area.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Bismarck
Bismarck is home to over 73,000 residents and over 16 percent of its population is aged 65 years or older. Many of the area's seniors have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or another form of dementia. In fact, throughout the state, an estimated 14,000 residents have a dementia-related diagnosis. There are two memory care facilities in the Bismarck area that provide residential care to seniors with dementia. In North Dakota, memory care is typically offered in an assisted living facility, as no specific provisions are in place for dementia care or memory care. The North Dakota Department of Health is responsible for regulating all levels of care throughout the state.
- The Bismarck area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Sanford Health and CHI St. Alexius Health in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Winters in Bismarck are cold and snowy. The city gets nearly double the U.S. snowfall average each year and has an average low temperature in January of only three degrees. When seniors and their families are touring memory care facilities it is a good idea to make sure there are security measures in place to prevent residents from wandering outdoors during extreme weather conditions.
- Although the overall cost of living in Bismarck is seven percent higher than the national average, healthcare costs are nearly 25 percent below the national average. For families on a tight budget, the money saved on healthcare costs may make it easier to pay for a memory care facility.
- Crime is far more common in Bismarck than in the average city in North Dakota. Residents have a one in 30 chance of becoming the victim of violent crime and a one in 285 chance of becoming the chance of a property crime. When choosing a memory care facility, it is important to make sure that the facility is secure, and residents are kept safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Bismarck
Average Monthly Costs
City in North Dakota
Memory Care costs in Bismarck start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,798 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bismarck 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 Bismarck
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in North Dakota 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 North Dakota page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Bismarck
Bismarck and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Bismarck, please visit our Assisted Living in North Dakota page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bismarck
Bismarck-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in North Dakota are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in North Dakota page for more information about these laws.