The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Lake County, OH for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Lake County is $6,124 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Ashtabula County with an average starting cost of $2,300.
To help you with your search, browse the 19 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lake County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lake County 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Ashtabula County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 11 families in Lake County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Lake County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Lake County, OH
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lake County
There are more than 230,000 people living in Lake County, Ohio, and almost 20 percent of these are aged 65 years or older and the most at risk for diseases related to memory, such as dementia or Alzheimer's. Throughout Ohio, it is estimated that 220,000 people were suffering from Alzheimer's as of 2018, and Lake County has six memory care facilities to meet the needs of this demographic. In Ohio, these are considered part of the Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) designation and are licensed and regulated by the Ohio Department of Health.
- Lake County has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Cleveland.
- The weather in Lake County is typical of the rest of Northeastern Ohio, with mild summers and cold winters. Summer highs usually average around 80 degrees, and winter temperatures often get into the low 20s and teens. Nearby Lake Erie causes this county to get a full 36 inches of snow per year, 10 inches more than the national average, which could be a concern for cold-sensitive seniors or families coming to visit.
- While the overall cost of living in Lake County is 7 percent lower than the U.S. average, this is due to the very low housing costs. Residents will pay 6 percent and 11 percent more than the national average, respectively, for goods and services and groceries, which may be a concern for budget-sensitive seniors. However, healthcare costs are only about 1 percent higher than the the national average.
- Ohio is a relatively tax-friendly state for seniors because Social Security income is not subject to state taxes. There are also exemptions available to some seniors to offset the tax liability of income from IRAs and 401(k)s.
Paying for Memory Care in Lake County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lake County start around $6,124 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,745 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lake 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 Lake 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 Lake County
Lake 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 Lake County, please visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.
Directory of Winners in the Lake County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lake County
Lake 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 Lake County
Review of Symphony at Mentor
I went to Symphony at Mentor. That place was fantastic, and the staff was magnificent. The layout was excellent. It was spacious. The memory care was a different wing, but it was still not separate... Read more
Review of The Enclave of Newell Creek
We moved my Mother into the Memory Care section at the Enclave at Newell Creek from the Assisted Living area this past year. We were hopeful that her needs would be met and the care would be cons... Read more
Review of The Enclave of Newell Creek
My mom lived in both Newell Creek's assisted living and memory care sections. I will start by saying that in my opinion, behind the veneer of clean and bright public spaces, Newell Creek lacks adeq... Read more