The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Portage County, OH for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Portage County is $5,325 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Stark County with an average starting cost of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Portage County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Portage County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Summit County with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Portage County, OH
What to Consider About Memory Care in Portage County
Ohio has an estimated 220,000 people living with diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and some of these seniors live in Portage County. Nearly 16 percent of the approximately 162,000 people living in the county are 65 years of age or older, and there are three memory care facilities in the nearby area to provide this level of care.
In Portage County and the rest of the Buckeye State, memory care facilities are considered part of the Residential Care Facility (RCF) category, and the Ohio Department of Health is responsible for licensing and monitoring these assisted living places.
- The weather in Portage County, as in the rest of Northeast Ohio, can be a challenge even for seniors in a memory care facility. Winter temps regularly dip below freezing, and sometimes even below zero, and the area gets several inches of snow a year. However, the mild summers can be a willing tradeoff for seniors with breathing issues who don't handle heat well.
- The higher-than-average crime rates in Portage County may be of concern to families of seniors needing memory care. In the county seat of Ravenna, both violent and property crime rates are 19 percent higher than the rest of the state, although the year-over-year crime rate has decreased 2 percent.
- The relatively low cost of living in Portage County can be a big draw for seniors needing memory care as well as their families. Healthcare costs in the area are 16 percent lower than the U.S. average which can provide significant savings for seniors who need to be aware of their budgets.
- Portage County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as University Hospitals, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Portage County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Portage County start around $5,325 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Portage 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 Portage 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 Portage County
Portage 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 Portage County, please visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.
Directory of Winners in the Portage County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Portage County
Portage 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 Portage County
Review of Kentridge Senior Living
My grandmother is now at Kentridge Senior Living. They are one of the number one memory care facilities in Ohio, so we went there and toured it and were impressed with all the activities and everyt... Read more
Review of Vista Veranda
I went to visit Vista Veranda. They showed us the lunchroom area and the general living area where the TV and chairs are for all the residents to socialize together. They showed me an example of on... Read more
Review of Kentridge Senior Living
We visited Kentridge Senior Living, we like that the location is closer to our church. We only met two staff people, but they were very nice and informative. We saw the open areas, it was nice alth... Read more