5 Memory Care Facilities in Bend, OR
Also serving communities of Redmond, La Pine.
The average cost of memory care in Bend is $3,772 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for memory care facilities in Bend. On average, consumers rate memory care in Bend 3.8 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Bend
In Oregon, there are approximately 65,000 people over age 65 living with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, and that number is only projected to grow over the next decade. In Bend, where more than 15,000 residents are 65 years of age or older, there are five memory care facilities available to help meet the needs of seniors with dementia and their families.
Oregon State's Department of Human Services may license memory care facilities in Bend as nursing facilities, Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) or Residential Care Facilities (RCFs). Oregon requires memory care facilities to obey special rules to ensure residents' safety and security. For example, memory care facilities must provide their staff with training on how to care for the unique needs of residents with dementia.
- According to Sperling's Best Places, Bend has a pleasant climate. It scores 69 out of 100 on Sperling's comfort index, which is above the U.S. average rating of 54 and means that seniors living in Bend can expect to enjoy a higher than average number of days each year with temperatures in the 70s.
- Living in Bend can really stretch a senior citizen's budget. Sperling's Best Places estimates that Bend's cost of living is more than 34 percent above the national average.
- Seniors and their families who are budgeting for memory care services in Bend may find that Oregon's friendly tax policies can help them save toward their goals. For one thing, Oregon does not have a state sales tax. Even more importantly for many retirees, Social Security benefits are also tax-free in the state, allowing seniors to keep more of their incomes.
- Property crimes in Bend occur at a rate that is higher than the U.S. national average. The chance of a senior becoming a victim of a property crime in the city is one out of 44. However, for violent crimes, the odds are only one in 852, which is close to the average rate across the country.
Paying for Memory Care in Bend
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Oregon
Memory Care costs in Bend start around $3,772 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,876 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bend 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 Bend
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Oregon 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 Oregon page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Bend
Bend 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 Bend, please visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bend
Bend-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Oregon page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Bend, OR
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Bend
Review of Mill View Memory Care
I had a walk through with Mill View Memory Care, and it was all fairly good. Its practically brand new, it was still clean, and nothing broke down. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpf... Read more
Review of Mt. Bachelor Memory Care
My husband was in Mt. Bachelor Assisted Living for a couple of days, and I had to take him out. The place is highly over-rated, and they misrepresent the whole thing. He had a tiny room like a jail... Read more
Review of Brookdale Bend
I visited Brookdale. It was nice and clean. The room was OK, and the staff was very friendly. The outside area was really small, with no outside activities, and there was a lot of people watching TV. Read more