2 Memory Care Facilities in Ramsey County, ND
The average cost of memory care in Ramsey County is $5,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Ramsey County
Ramsey County, North Dakota has a total population of 11,451, with more than 18% of those residents being seniors who are 65 and older. Some of those seniors could be represented by the 14,000 North Dakota residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive impairments. There is one memory care facility in the county, located in Devil's Lake.
In Ramsey County and in all of the state of North Dakota, memory care facilities are referred to as basic care facilities and assisted living facilities. The first type of facility is licensed by the Department of Health, and the latter by the Department of Human Services. The difference between the two types of facilities is whether or not they are required to provide food.
- The low violent crime rates in Ramsey County may be appealing to both seniors and their families. The county’s violent crime rate is 12.9, much lower than the national average of 22.7. Property crime rates at 42 are six points higher than the national average of 35.4.
- Ramsey County has great air quality which might be comforting for seniors with respiratory and cardiovascular ailments. On a scale where 100 represents the places with the best air quality, the county has a rank of 91, almost 40 points higher than the national average of 58.
- At 84, the cost of living in Ramsey County is lower than the national average of 100. Seniors can also expect to pay less for healthcare and transportation, although groceries, at 101.7, are higher than the national average. The cost of housing in the area is also lower than the national average at 74.1, which might make living in the county more affordable for seniors and families with restrictive budgets.
- North Dakota partially taxes Social Security benefits and pensions and fully taxes retirement savings account income. Ramsey County seniors who rely on these types of income might want to keep the state’s tax laws in mind when planning their memory care budgets.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Ramsey County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Ramsey County start around $5,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,852 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Ramsey 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 Ramsey 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 Ramsey County
Ramsey 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 Ramsey County, please visit our Memory Care in North Dakota page.
Directory of Winners in the Ramsey County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ramsey County
Ramsey 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.