2 Memory Care Facilities in Marion County, OH


Brookdale Marion

Provides: Memory Care
308 Barks Road East, Marion, OH 43302
"Brookdale Marion provides our residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's signature..." More


Kingston Residence of Marion

Provides: Memory Care
464 James Way, Marion, OH 43302
"Kingston Residence of Marion offers residents the best in care, comfort, and support. A recipient of the Marion Star's 2012 Award for Best Assisted Living - Memory and Favorite Place to Work in..." More

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Marion County

Marion County is home to a population of almost 65,000, and of those, more than 17 percent are part of the 65 years and over demographic, which is most at risk for developing a memory disease like Alzheimer's or dementia. Ohio is estimated to have 220,000 residents suffering from Alzheimer's, and for those living in Marion County, there are two memory care facilities to choose from. Both of these, as with all Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) in the state, are licensed and regulated by the Ohio Department of Health.

  • Marion County has no 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 Columbus.
  • Retirees looking at memory care in Marion County should know that 401(k)s and IRAs are taxed at the normal rates in the state of Ohio. However, the state exempts Social Security income and has several other exemptions of which seniors may qualify.
  • The low cost of living in Marion County may be attractive to seniors and their families. The area has an overall cost of living that 13 percent lower than the U.S. average and 4 percent lower than the rest of Ohio. However, much of this savings is in housing costs, which run just under half of the rest of the country, and healthcare is slightly more expensive at 2 percent and 7 percent higher than the U.S. and Ohio averages, respectively.
  • Marion County is located in central Ohio and as such sees a decent degree of variability in the weather across the seasons. The average July high is 84 degrees, and January lows average around 18 degrees. The area gets only 175 sunny days a year compared to the U.S. average of 205, which may be an issue for seniors who do better in sunnier climates.

Paying for Memory Care in Marion County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Ohio

$6,440.00 Delaware County
$5,910.00 Ashland County
$4,800.00 US
$4,615.00 Union County
$4,489.00 Franklin County
$4,200.00 Hancock County
$3,599.00 Fairfield County
$2,972.00 Marion County

Memory Care costs in Marion County start around $2,972 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,800 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Marion 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 Marion County

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Ohio page. Financial Assistance in Ohio Financial Assistance in Ohio

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 Marion County

Marion 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 an assisted living 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 Marion County, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.

Memory Care Facilities in Marion County

Directory of Winners in the Marion County Area

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Marion County

Marion County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Ohio are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Ohio page for more information about these laws.

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