5 Memory Care Facilities in Cass County, ND
The average cost of memory care in Cass County is $5,340 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Clay County with an average starting cost of $1,435.
To help you with your search, browse the 13 reviews below for memory care facilities in Cass County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Cass County 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Cass County, ND
What to Consider About Memory Care in Cass County
Cass County, nestled along the Minnesota border in eastern North Dakota, is home to more than 149,000 people, with almost 10 percent of those residents being seniors in the 65 and older age group. Some of those seniors could be part of the 14,000 North Dakota residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a number that’s expected to grow by more than 14% before 2025. To care for this growing demographic, the county has four memory care facilities available, all of which are located in Fargo and West Fargo.
In Cass County, and in North Dakota as a whole, memory care facilities go by two different names, depending on whether they’re required to provide meals. Assisted living facilities are governed by the Department of Human Services, and basic care facilities are governed by the Department of Health.
- The cost of living in Cass County is 101.6, slightly higher than the national average of 100, with housing being the biggest factor. Seniors can expect to pay less for groceries, healthcare and transportation. However, housing costs at 120.8 may make facilities in the area more expensive due to operating costs.
- Cass County’s low crime rates could make the area more attractive to seniors and their families. The county’s violent crime rate is 13.5 and the property crime rate is 26.7, both lower than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively.
- On a 100-point scale where 100 represents the areas with the highest air quality, Cass County has a rank of 72, almost 20 points higher than the national average of 58. Living in this county could be beneficial to seniors with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions.
- Cass County has comfortable summers with highs of 83 degrees, and chilly winters with temperatures dropping down to below freezing. Seniors who don’t like extreme heat might enjoy living in the county, however, those who dislike the cold may prefer to look for facilities in other areas of the state or nation.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Cass County
Average Monthly Costs
County in North Dakota
Memory Care costs in Cass County start around $5,670 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Cass 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 Cass County
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 Cass County
Cass 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 Cass County, please visit our Memory Care in North Dakota page.
Directory of Winners in the Cass County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cass County
Cass County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in North Dakota are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in North Dakota page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Cass County, ND
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Cass County
Review of Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo
Dad said the food there has been very good. I have been impressed with the staff and feel Dad is well taken care of. Read more
Review of Maple View Memory Care
We visited Maple View Memory Care. My sister and I both went there and toured it. It's a beautiful place for someone with a little bit of dementia. Other than that, it's not appropriate for someone... Read more
Review of Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo
We are moving my mother-in-law into Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo Memory Care. It's a very nice, small, and intimate facility for people who have memory care issues. The rooms that we saw during our v... Read more