2 Memory Care Facilities in Muskingum County, OH
The average cost of memory care in Muskingum County is $3,837 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include Fairfield County with an average starting cost of $3,599.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Muskingum County
Around 86,000 people were living in Muskingum County as of 2017, and almost 18 percent are people aged 65 years of older. It's this age group that comprises the majority of the 220,000 Ohioans currently dealing with Alzheimer's, and this group is most at risk for other memory-related diseases like dementia. Muskingum County has two memory care facilities, both of which are in Zanesville and regulated by the Ohio Department of Health, to help provide care to these seniors.
- Muskingum 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.
- Muskingum County has an overall cost of living that is 19 percent cheaper than the U.S. average and 10 percent cheaper than the state average. The biggest savings come in the housing and utilities categories, which are 51 percent and 22 percent lower than the U.S. average, respectively, but healthcare costs in the area also run about 8 percent lower than the rest of the nation. This could mean memory care is less expensive in Muskingum County than other areas.
- While violent crime rates in Muskingum County are very close the U.S. average — just a little over 2 percent higher — property crime is 92 percent higher than the national mean. Families of seniors seeking memory care in this area will want to discuss what measures the facilities take to keep residents' belongings secure.
- Ohio is a reasonably tax-friendly state when it comes to retirees. The state doesn't tax Social Security income and has several exemptions seniors may be able to qualify for to help lower their tax burdens.
Paying for Memory Care in Muskingum County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Muskingum County start around $3,837 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Muskingum 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 Muskingum 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 Muskingum County
Muskingum 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 Muskingum County, please visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.
Directory of Winners in the Muskingum County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Muskingum County
Muskingum 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.