5 Memory Care Facilities near Fargo, ND
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Fargo area, with 2 in Fargo and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Fargo is $5,670 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fargo. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fargo 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include West Fargo with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Fargo, ND
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fargo
Fargo, North Dakota’s largest city, has numerous facilities for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in the Red River Valley. Almost 11 percent of the city’s total population is over 65. The Alzheimer’s Association projects that 14,000 people in 2018 have Alzheimer’s in North Dakota.
There are four facilities in Fargo devoted to helping those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and about eight memory care units combined with basic care facilities, as they’re called, in North Dakota.
- Winters in Fargo can prove challenging for seniors and those with Alzheimer’s. The temperatures are among the coldest in the U.S. and it is common for streets, sidewalks and parking lots to be caked with snow and ice, which increases the chances of slips and falls. Winter is also a long season. Temperatures fall below freezing from October through May in a typical year.
- The cost of living is on par with the national average. If it were not for the high cost of housing in Fargo, it would rank lower than the rest of the nation. The medical costs are well below the nation at 77, which helps seniors and those with dementia better afford health services.
The oil boom in the late 2000s contributed to rising housing values, and in Fargo, those home prices remained stable even after the oil slowdown. High home values help families finance memory care for their loved ones with dementia in the Fargo area.
- Low income taxes in North Dakota and sales taxes in Fargo contribute to its favorable cost of living for seniors. The state rate ranges from 1.1 percent to 2.9 percent, making it one of the lowest of all the states that levy income taxes. The sales taxes in Fargo total 7.5 percent. Five percent goes to the state, two percent to the city of Fargo and 0.5 percent goes to Cass County.
- Fargo is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Sanford Medical Center, Vibra Hospital and Essentia Health-Fargo, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Fargo
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in North Dakota
Memory Care costs in Fargo start around $5,670 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fargo 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 Fargo
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 Fargo
Fargo 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 Fargo, please visit our Memory Care in North Dakota page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fargo
Fargo-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 Fargo, ND
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fargo
Review of Maple View Memory Care
Maple View Memory Care was OK, but it was not what I was looking for. The place itself was fine, but they didn't have showers in their units, and they didn't have individual apartments that were co... Read more
Review of Edgewood in Fargo
We toured Edgewood in Fargo and it was very nice. A young man took us around, and showed us everything. He did a very nice job. He was very friendly. The facility has independent living, assisted l... Read more
Review of Touchmark At Harwood Groves
We found Touchmark At Harwood Groves for my mother. She's in their memory care. Her apartment is comparable to others, it has its own bathroom, and there's a shower. They have puzzles, they have th... Read more