2 Memory Care Facilities in Darke County, OH
The average cost of memory care in Darke County is $5,445 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,850. Cheaper nearby regions include Miami County with an average starting cost of $5,165.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Darke County, OH
What to Consider About Memory Care in Darke County
A little over 51,000 people call Darke County, Ohio, home, and of those, more than 19 percent are seniors aged 65 or older. This demographic is the most at risk for memory-related diseases, and around 220,000 Ohio residents were reported to be suffering from Alzheimer's in 2018 with a projected 13.6 percent increase over the next seven years.
To help provide care and support to this seniors, Darke County has two memory care facilities, both of which are located in Greenville. Those are considered Residential Care Facilities and are regulated and licensed by the Ohio Department of Health.
- Darke County residents enjoy a lower-than-average cost of living. The county seat of Greenville has a 24 percent lower cost of living compared to the U.S. average and is 15 percent lower than Ohio's overall cost of living. The least expensive categories are healthcare and housing, 24 percent and 48 percent lower than the national average, respectively, which may translate to cheaper memory care costs for seniors.
- Crime rates in Darke County are lower than the rest of the nation, especially when it comes to violent crimes which are what concern most people. Violent crime rates in Darke County are 18 percent lower than U.S. average, and property crime rates are 9 percent lower than the national mean, which can help put families of seniors in memory care at ease.
- Darke County gets all four seasons and has a relatively temperate climate, which can be good for seniors who are sensitive to extreme temperatures or who like to spend some time in the fresh air. Summer highs average in the low to mid 70s, and winter highs tend to hover right around or just below the freezing mark.
- The overall air quality in Darke County is 87 percent better than in the rest of the country, and the pollution index is 72 percent better than the national average. This means seniors with heart issues or COPD are likely to be comfortable in this area.
Paying for Memory Care in Darke County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Darke County start around $5,145 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 Darke 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 Darke County
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 Darke County
Darke 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 Darke County, please visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Darke County
Darke County-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.