The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Fairfield County, OH for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Fairfield County is $4,258 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Muskingum County with an average starting cost of $3,565.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fairfield County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fairfield County 2.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Franklin County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Fairfield County, OH
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fairfield County
Of the nearly 155,000 people residing in Fairfield County, Ohio, 15.5 percent are seniors aged 65 years or older, which is the most at-risk demographic for diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. To help serve these seniors, Fairfield County offers two memory care facilities, both of which are in the county seat of Lancaster. In Ohio, facilities that provide memory care are still classified as Residential Care Facilities, and the Ohio Department of Health is in charge of licensing and regulation.
- Ohio is a relatively tax-friendly state for seniors, with Social Security income totally exempt from state taxes. While other retirement income, such as 401(k)s and IRAs are taxed at regular rates, there are exemptions some seniors in memory care in Fairfield County may be able to take advantage of.
- Healthcare and housing costs can both impact the price of memory care, and in Fairfield County, these are cheaper than much of the rest of the United States. Healthcare costs run about 8 percent less than the U.S. average, and housing is much cheaper at 32 percent less than the rest of the country.
- The weather in Fairfield County may be a drawback for some seniors considering memory care facilities in this area. While summers are mild with highs in the mid 70s, winter temperatures are usually below freezing, and the area sees 40 inches or rain and 18 inches of snow on average every year.
- While violent crime rates in Fairfield County are more than 17 percent lower than the U.S. average, the area sees quite a bit of property crime. Property crime rates are 80 percent higher than the national average, so families of seniors may want to ask what procedures the facilities have in place to keep residents' belongings safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Fairfield County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fairfield County start around $4,258 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield County
Fairfield 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 Fairfield County, please visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.
Directory of Winners in the Fairfield County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fairfield County
Fairfield 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fairfield County
Review of Primrose Retirement Community of Lancaster
I was not satisfied with Primrose Retirement Community of Lancaster. They lack a lot. There wasn't enough time spent with the people. There's no activities. It's like a money making thing. They are... Read more
Review of Violet Springs Health Campus
Violet Springs Health Campus was nice, but they do all levels of care like assisted living, and they have a very small memory care place. The rooms were all brand new and private. I saw both assist... Read more