6 Memory Care Facilities in Lake County, OR
The average cost of memory care in Lake County is $4,771 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,850.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lake County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lake County 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Lake County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Lake County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Lake County, OR
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lake County
Lake County has a population of almost 8,000 people, 20.4 percent of whom are seniors within the 65 and older age bracket. Some of these residents could be among the 65,000 seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in Oregon. There are eight memory care facilities located within Lake County to care for them.
In Lake County, and all of Oregon, memory care facilities are known as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and Residential Care Facilities (RCFs), both of which are licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
- Although Oregon does not tax seniors' Social Security income, the state partially taxes pensions and fully taxes retirement savings account income. Lake County seniors may find that the state’s tax laws result in less money for their facility expenses.
Crime rates in Lake County are lower than the national averages. The county has a violent crime rate of 20.4 and a property crime rate of 28.6, both lower than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4 respectively. Despite these low crime rates, seniors’ families may want to ensure that prospective facilities have safety measures in place, such as alarms, self-locking doors and cameras.
- Lake County has very good air quality. On a scale where 100 represents the best air quality, Lake County has a rank of 92, almost 40 points higher than the national average of 58. Seniors with breathing impairments like COPD or lung disease may find that they feel better when living in Lake County.
- Residents of Lake County enjoy the views during all four seasons. Summer highs can reach 86 degrees, and winter lows dip down to 22. The county gets 14 inches of rain and 25 inches of snow annually, both lower than the national averages of 39 and 26 inches respectively. The county also gets 221 sunny days each year, which might be good news for seniors who enjoy the outdoors.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Lake County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lake County start around $4,771 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 Lake 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 Lake County
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 Lake County
Lake 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 Lake County, please visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.
Directory of Winners in the Lake County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lake County
Lake County-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 Lake County, OR
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lake County
Review of Clarendale of Schererville
My mother moved into Clarendale of Schererville. I'm pleased with it, but she's not, and she wants to come home. The one thing I really don't like is that there's no visitation on Sunday, and I wou... Read more
Review of Journey Senior Living at Merrillville
My husband stayed at Journey Senior Living at Merrillville for three weeks. The staff was wonderful and went above and beyond. His room was nice and big. He did good there. The food was great, and ... Read more
Review of Journey Senior Living at Merrillville
Journey Senior Living at Merrillville was a very small facility. The staff was very friendly. The residents can go into the kitchen and have somebody get them something at almost any time. The room... Read more