2 Memory Care Facilities in Ashland, OH
The average cost of memory care in Ashland is $5,910 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include Wooster with an average starting cost of $4,295.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Ashland
Ashland, Ohio, located in Ashland County, is home to 32,245 residents. Over 16 percent of those residents are seniors aged 65 and older, some of whom might be dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and may require memory care. Ashland is home to three memory care facilities to support these residents, with another four facilities in the surrounding communities.
Memory care facilities in Ohio are typically referred to as either Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) or Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) and are licensed and regulated by the Ohio Department of Health.
- Residents of Ashland enjoy a low cost of living. On a scale where 100 is the average, Ashland ranks 81.8. Ashland also ranks lower for groceries, health expenses and transportation. Seniors in memory care on a limited budget might appreciate the lower cost of living that could result in more money for their memory care budgets.
- Withdraws from retirement savings accounts in Ashland, Ohio, are fully taxed and pensions are partially taxed. However, social security benefits are tax exempt. Seniors whose only income comes from social security may benefit from Ohio’s moderately tax-friendly status.
- Ashland is a high crime city. Ashland ranks 50.5 for violent crime, higher than the national average of 31.1, and 51.6 for property crime, also much higher than the U.S. average of 38.1. Seniors living in secure ALFs shouldn’t be directly affected by the crime rate. If concerned, families can ask facility staff about security measures in prospective facilities.
- Seniors living in memory care facilities who love the outdoors might not enjoy living in Ashland. Although the area experiences summer highs of 83 degrees, they also experience winter lows of 18 and 32 inches of snow, compared to the national average of 26 inches. The area also gets 38 inches of rain each year, which is almost on par with the national average of 39 inches annually.
Paying for Memory Care in Ashland
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Ohio
Memory Care costs in Ashland start around $5,910 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Ashland 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 Ashland
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Ohio 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 Ohio page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Ashland
Ashland 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 Ashland, please visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.
Directory of Winners in the Ashland Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ashland
Ashland-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Ohio are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Ohio page for more information about these laws.