2 Memory Care Facilities in Lawton, OK
The average cost of memory care in Lawton is $3,740 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,925.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Lawton, OK
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lawton
Lawton is a large city of just over 94,000 people in the southwestern region of the Oklahoma. The town has three memory care facilities for seniors with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairments with more available in nearby cities.
Memory care, which is sometimes called dementia care or Alzheimer's care in official state documents, is a special concern of seniors and their families, especially for the more than 64,000 Oklahoma seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the single leading cause of dementia among aging citizens.
- The climate in Lawton is as variable as it can be in the rest of the state. Summers get hot and dusty, which is an issue for heat-sensitive and asthmatic seniors. July and August see average high temperatures of 95 degrees. Winters are cold and wet, which can be a problem for seniors with COPD or other breathing difficulties. December lows average 27 degrees. Lawton gets a solid 33 inches of rain in a typical year, but just 1 inch of snow falls here, usually in January.
- The average cost of living in Lawton is split. In general, people here pay 9 percent less for living expenses than the average nationwide, though much of those savings are in the affordable housing market. Costs that are especially relevant to seniors in memory care can be higher, such as health care, which runs as much as 15 percent more than the national average.
Crime in Lawton is an issue for many people, though less so for seniors in memory care facilities. Violent crime is about twice as common here as it is in the rest of Oklahoma, with a roughly one in 120 chance that a resident of Lawton will be the victim of a violent crime in any given year, versus a one in 220 chance elsewhere in the state. Property crime in Lawton is not as bad, but the rate here is still about 30 percent higher than it is for Oklahoma overall.
- The Lawton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Comanche County Memorial Hospital and Southwestern Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Lawton
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lawton start around $3,740 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 Lawton 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 Lawton
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 Lawton
Lawton 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 Lawton, please visit our Memory Care in Oklahoma page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lawton
Lawton-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.