3 Memory Care Facilities in Delaware County, OK
The average cost of memory care in Delaware County is $4,975 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Delaware County
Located on the eastern edge of Oklahoma on the border with both Arkansas and Missouri, Delaware County has 42,000 residents, nearly a quarter of whom are 65 or older. Some of these seniors may be living with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia and may benefit from living in one of the three memory care facilities in the county.
In Delaware County, as is the case in all of Oklahoma, memory care facilities are classified as assisted living centers and are regulated by the Oklahoma Department of Health, Protective Services, Long-Term Care Services.
- Like much of the Lower Midwest, Delaware County experiences all four seasons and is known for weather extremes. Summer highs typically exceed 90 degrees, while winter lows fall below 30. The area gets an average of nine inches of snow each year but also receives 224 sunny days, compared to the national average of 205. Memory care residents who enjoy getting outside for supervised recreation will have plenty of opportunities to do so.
- Delaware County is an affordable destination for memory care residents along the income spectrum. The area's cost of living is 16 percent less than the national average. Housing costs in Delaware County are about half what they are in a typical U.S. city, making it attractive to family members wanting to purchase a place near their loved ones in memory care.
- Retirees in Delaware County do not have to pay taxes on Social Security benefits, and most Oklahoma seniors receive a $10,000 deduction that applies to private retirement income, such as 401(k)s and pensions.
- Safety-conscious seniors may want to be aware of Delaware County's higher-than-average crime. The area has a violent crime rate of 44.1, compared to the national average of 31.1, and a property crime rate of 46.5, compared to the national average of 38.1. That said, memory care facilities are among the safest places a person can live. Most provide an abundance of security measures, including cameras, guards and locking exterior doors.
Paying for Memory Care in Delaware County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Delaware County start around $4,975 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,921 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Delaware 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 Delaware County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Delaware County
Delaware 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 Delaware County, please visit our Memory Care in Oklahoma page.
Directory of Winners in the Delaware County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Delaware County
Delaware County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Oklahoma are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Oklahoma page for more information about these laws.