2 Memory Care Facilities in Wooster, OH
The average cost of memory care in Wooster is $4,832 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Medina with an average starting cost of $4,205.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Wooster, OH
What to Consider About Memory Care in Wooster
The city of Wooster, Ohio is home to 25,119 residents. Over 16 percent of those residents are seniors aged 65 and older, some of whom may be among the 220,000 Ohio residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Wooster has four memory care facilities, with another 28 in neighboring areas.
Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in Wooster, as in the rest of Ohio, are licensed as Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) and regulated by the Ohio Department of Health.
- Residents of Wooster enjoy a low cost of living. On a scale where 100 represents the U.S. national average, Wooster ranks 82.7. Groceries, healthcare and transportation costs also rank below the national average. Seniors with tight budgets may wish to consider the lower cost of living in Wooster as the savings might help them have more money for their memory care budgets.
Crime rates in Wooster are lower than the national average for violent crime but higher for property crime. Wooster ranks 12.2 for violent crime, which is 19 points lower than the U.S. national average of 31.1. The property crime rate ranks 46.3 which is eight points higher than the American national average. Families can feel confident that Wooster is a safe city for seniors, as seniors living in a secure ALF may not be affected by the high property crime rates.
Social security benefits in Wooster are not taxed and pensions are only partially taxed. However, income from retirement savings accounts is fully taxed. Seniors on fixed incomes might benefit from these tax savings when it comes to saving money for memory care expenses.
- Seniors who enjoy the outdoors might not enjoy living in Wooster. Summers are warm with highs reaching 82, and winter lows can drop to 19 degrees. Rainfall in Wooster is on par with the U.S. national average of 39 inches yearly, but the area receives 31 inches of snow annually, compared to the national average of 26 inches.
Paying for Memory Care in Wooster
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Wooster start around $4,487 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Wooster 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 Wooster
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 Wooster
Wooster 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 Wooster, please visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.
Directory of Winners in the Wooster Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wooster
Wooster-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.