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Memory Care Facilities in Lorain, OH

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 1 in 9 adults over age 65 live with dementia. The risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is much higher for this age group than for younger people. Because about 16% of the 65,365 people living in Lorain, OH, are 65 or older, they face a high risk of developing a memory impairment. According to CDC data, Alzheimer’s deaths in Lorain dropped by about 4.4% between 2016 and 2020, but they still comprised more than 5% of all deaths in the city. Access to quality dementia care can help residents with Alzheimer’s live longer and more comfortable lives.

Memory care communities support seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by providing them with a safe, comfortable place to live along with 24-hour medical care and monitoring. The highest-quality communities even offer activities and therapies to help slow the rate of memory loss. This guide discusses the pros and cons of living in Lorain as a senior with memory loss and evaluates the cost of memory care and other senior living arrangements. It also provides a list of free memory care resources to help seniors and their loved ones.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Lorain

Memory care facilities in Lorain and across Ohio are regulated by the Bureau of Regulatory Operations at the Ohio Department of Health. This agency inspects assisted living communities to ensure they’re providing a safe and healthy environment for their residents and that all needed medical services are provided efficiently and appropriately.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Lorain

  • Lorain offers a much lower cost of living than both the Ohio and national averages. On a 100-point index, with 100 representing the national mean, Lorain’s cost of living is 70.9, meaning it’s almost 30% cheaper than a typical U.S. city.0
  • Health care is also much less expensive than average in Lorain. The city’s health cost index is 84.6 on a 100-point scale. However, the city has a low number of doctors per capita. There are 146 physicians in Lorain for every 100,000 residents compared to the national average of 210.
  • Lorain is served by Mercy Health — Lorain Hospital, an award-winning facility that is a First Joint Commission-certified stroke center. Mercy also offers top-rated rehabilitation services. Numerous additional hospitals are located close by in Cleveland and its suburbs.
  • Lorain has an average level of violent crime but more property crime than the national mean. The city’s violent crime index is 24.0 compared to the national average of 22.7, with lower numbers indicating lower crime. Its property crime index is 55.0 compared to the national average of 35.4. That said, memory care facilities typically offer an array of security features to keep both residents and their belongings safe.
  • Seniors who like watching the seasons change will enjoy Lorain, which offers a true four-season climate. Summers are warm, with July highs averaging 84 degrees, and winters are chilly: the average January low is 19. Sunny days, at 166 per year compared to the national average of 205, are somewhat scarce, especially during the winter months. Lorain receives average rainfall but almost twice as much annual snow as a typical U.S. city.
  • Ohio is a relatively tax-friendly state for seniors. Social Security benefits and military pensions aren’t subject to a state income tax, though civilian government benefits and private retirement income are taxed.

Paying for Memory Care in Lorain

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The typical cost of memory care in Lorain is $6,175 per month, but this figure is just an average. The exact cost depends on factors such as the facility’s location and the amenities offered.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care costs in Lorain are slightly higher than the state average of $5,974 and moderately higher than the national average of $5,625. They are also higher than rates found in most of Ohio’s major cities. Columbus has the lowest memory care cost at $5,106, followed by Toledo at $5,274 and Dayton at $5,313. At the southern tip of the state, Cincinnati’s costs are a bit higher at $5,833 but still lower than Lorain’s.

Lorain

$6,175

Ohio

$5,974

United States

$5,625

Columbus

$5,106

Toledo

$5,274

Dayton

$5,313

Cincinnati

$5,833

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living offers a more affordable alternative for seniors who need limited assistance but don’t require memory care. It averages $4,940 in Lorain. For seniors who prefer to live at home, in-home care and home health care are less expensive than memory care; both cost $5,196. Adult day health care is the cheapest option at $1,788, and the most expensive is a nursing home, where a semiprivate room averages $8,395.

Memory Care

$6,175

In-Home Care

$5,196

Home Health Care

$5,196

Adult Day Health Care

$1,788

Assisted Living Facility

$4,940

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,395

Note: Data for Lorain was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Cleveland, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Lorain

In Lorain there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.

More ways to pay for memory care in OH

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 & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in Lorain

Seniors in Lorain and their loved ones can access several resources to help them determine the best care options for Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. These programs can provide financial and legal help as well as advocacy services. The following table lists some memory care resources in Lorain along with contact information.

ResourceContactService
Lorain County Office on Aging(440) 326-4800The Lorain County Office on Aging supports the needs of older residents of Lorain and surrounding areas. It partners with local nonprofits to administer services such as nutritional assistance, in-home support and caregiver connections.
Alzheimer's Association — Cleveland Area Chapter(800) 272-3900The Cleveland-area chapter of the Alzheimer's Association offers support groups and educational resources to dementia patients and their families in the Cleveland area, including Lorain. The organization also works to increase advocacy and awareness of the condition and to push for new research.
Lorain VA Clinic(440) 934-9158The Lorain VA Clinic provides health care services to seniors who served in the U.S. military. Services include primary care, mental health care, women's health care, nutrition assistance and PTSD counseling and care.
Lorain County Senior NetworkP.O. Box 39553North Ridgeville, OH 44039-0553The Lorain County Senior Network brings together local nonprofits, charities and health care providers committed to supporting the needs of older adults in the area. Various advocacy services, social services and legal aid providers are counted among the network's members.
Dementia Friendly LIFE(440) 201-9345Dementia Friendly LIFE is a local organization with several locations near Lorain in suburban Cleveland. Its goal is to bring seniors with memory issues together to participate in meaningful activities. The organization runs several memory cafes throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lorain

Lorain Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Ohio are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Ohio page for more information about these laws.

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