The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Bismarck, ND for 2024
Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota and home to 74,400 people. People aged 65 and over make up 17% of residents, and this segment of the population is more likely to have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Unfortunately, as the U.S. population ages, Alzheimer’s disease is expected to rise, and Bismarck’s experience reflects this. In fact, from 2016 to 2020, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in the city rose by 76%, according to the CDC.
Thankfully, quality dementia care can help seniors with Alzheimer’s disease experience a better quality of life. Team members of memory care facilities have special training to help them provide care for residents. These communities offer programs and activities that promote brain health, and they are specifically designed to provide a secure and calming environment.
This guide includes information about the cost of memory care in Bismarck, the benefits and drawbacks of living in the city and a list of resources available to seniors. This can help older adults and their families make decisions about future long-term care.
What you can do with Caring
Edgewood on Dominion in Bismarck
3406 Dominion Street, Bismarck, ND, 58503
"My mother is at Edgewood on Dominion in Bismarck. The people that work there are phenomenal. She was in assisted living in January, and last month we moved her into memory care. The staff is amazing. They're wonderful people. Her room is very nice, v..."READ MORE
Didn't find what you were looking for?
Caring's Family Advisors are here to help you with questions about senior living and care options.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Bismarck
Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Bismarck
- Bismarck has around 50% more doctors per 100,000 people than the U.S. average, giving seniors in the area a good chance of finding a primary care physician they like. Local hospitals, including CHI St. Alexius Bismarck, provide emergency care and specialist services.
- The overall cost of living in Bismarck is 5% lower than the national average. Despite the high costs of groceries, health care costs are less than both the state and national averages. This can help seniors save more money for memory care.
- Bismarck is a good choice for seniors who like comfortable summers and white winters. In summer, the average temperature is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, while winters average 15 degrees, with approximately 46 inches of snow each year.
- The State of the Air 2023 Report gives Bismarck a mixed grade for air quality. Although it has a failing grade for 24-hour particle pollution, the city earns an A for ozone pollution. It also has a passing grade for annual particle pollution, meaning that overall the air tends to be healthy for seniors.
- Bismarck has a crime rate of 38 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than 98% of other communities in North Dakota. Despite this, the violent crime rate is lower than the national average, with much of the crime rate coming from burglary and theft. However, memory care facilities are generally very secure, which can help protect seniors from property crime.
- Bismarck is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This means that the city's leaders are working to make it a pleasant place to live for people of all ages.
Paying for Memory Care in Bismarck
Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.
Memory care in Bismarck costs an average of $4,638 per month.
The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities
Memory care costs in Bismarck are 9.4% higher than the North Dakota average of $4,239 per month. Despite this, the city’s prices are still very affordable compared to the national monthly average of $5,625. Bismarck’s costs sit in the middle compared to prices in the state’s other surveyed cities. Grand Forks’ costs are significantly lower, with seniors there paying $2,750 monthly, or 40% less than those in Bismarck. Fargo’s average monthly costs of $4,800 are 3.4% higher than Bismarck's fees. Across the state border, Rapid City, SD, also has higher costs, with monthly prices averaging $4,893.
Rapid City, SD
The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care
At $4,638 per month, memory care is an affordable option in Bismarck. Only assisted living, which provides help with daily tasks, has a lower average cost, at $3,719 monthly. Adult day health care, which offers support during business hours, averages more at $5,287. Seniors looking for assistance at home can expect to pay $7,823 monthly for both non medical in-home care and medical home health care. A semi private room in a nursing home facility costs the most, at $10,342 per month, reflecting the high level of medical assistance provided.
Home Health Care
Adult Day Health Care
Assisted Living Facility
Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)
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 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 Bismarck, please visit our Memory Care in North Dakota page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bismarck
Bismarck Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in North Dakota are required to follow. Visit ourMemory Care in North Dakota page for more information about these laws.
Reviews of Communities Nearby
Review of Edgewood on Dominion in Bismarck
My sister is in memory care for now at Edgewood on Dominion in Bismarck. We're actually thinking about assisted living because she seems to be doing a little better. She's actually enjoying...
Review of Edgewood on Dominion in Bismarck
My mother is at Edgewood on Dominion in Bismarck. The people that work there are phenomenal. She was in assisted living in January, and last month we moved her into memory care. The staff is...
Review of Maple View - Bismarck
Maple View was the only place we had, so we didn't really have a choice. My family was not greatly impressed. It seemed like they only wanted people who have lost most of their faculties. People...