2 Memory Care Facilities in Morton County, ND
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Morton County
Morton County, located in central North Dakota, is home to more than 27,000 citizens, with 14.6 percent of those residents being 65 and older age bracket. To support those seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, there are two memory care facilities in the county, both located in Mandan.
In North Dakota, and in Morton County, memory care facilities are known by one of two names; assisted living facilities licensed by the Department of Human Services, and basic care facilities licensed by the Department of Health. The only difference between the two is that basic care facilities are required to provide meals.
- North Dakota fully taxes retirement savings account income and partially taxes both Social Security benefits and pensions. Morton County seniors and their families may want to take these tax laws into consideration when preparing for facility costs.
- The cost of living in Morton County is lower than the U.S. average, which might make the area more affordable for seniors with lower incomes. The overall cost of living is 99.8, slightly lower than the national average of 100. Seniors can also expect to pay less for groceries, healthcare and transportation expenses.
- Seniors seeking a facility in a safe area may appreciate Morton County’s low crime rates. The violent crime rate is 11.2, half of the national average of 22.7; and the property crime rate in the county is 29.3, slightly lower than the national average of 35.4.
- Residents of Morton County enjoy balmy summers with temperatures of 84 degrees. However, cold, harsh winters see lows of 3 degrees. The county gets 17 inches of rain each year, less than half of the national average of 39 inches, but 43 inches of snow each year, almost twice the national average of 26 inches. Seniors' families may want to ensure that individual rooms in an assisted living facility have separate climate controls to keep residents comfortable.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Morton County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Morton County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,871 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Morton 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 Morton 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 Morton County
Morton 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 Morton County, please visit our Memory Care in North Dakota page.
Directory of Winners in the Morton County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Morton County
Morton 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.