6 Memory Care Facilities in Polk County, OR
The average cost of memory care in Polk County is $5,091 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Yamhill County with an average starting cost of $4,944.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for memory care facilities in Polk County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Polk County 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Yamhill County with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Polk County, OR
What to Consider About Memory Care in Polk County
Polk County, located in Willamette Valley in north-central Oregon, has more than 300,000 residents and a thriving senior community of 40,549 seniors who are 65 or older. Some of the area’s seniors may be among the 65,000 Oregon seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, a number that’s expected to grow by 29.2 percent over the next few years. To care for this growing demographic, there are six memory care facilities located in the county.
Memory care facilities are known as Assisted Living Facilities and Residential Care Facilities in Polk County, and in Oregon as a whole, and are licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
- It rains a lot in Polk County, which might be disappointing to seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors. Although the county gets 61 inches of rain annually, significantly more than the national average of 39 inches, it only gets six inches of snow each year, 20 inches less than the national average of 26.
- Polk County’s cost of living is 114.5, more than 14 points higher than the national average of 100. Seniors can also expect to pay more for transportation and groceries, although healthcare expenses are less than the average at 83. Housing expenses are significantly higher than the U.S. average at 154.6, which might be a concern to families with restrictive budgets hoping to move to the area.
- Polk County has low crime rates which might be good news for safety-cautious seniors and their families. The county has a violent crime rate of 12.1 and a property crime rate of 31.7, both lower than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively.
- Polk County has better air quality than other parts of the U.S., which might be of interest to seniors with respiratory issues. Polk County’s air quality has a rank of 65 on a scale where 100 represents the areas with the best air, a full seven points higher than the national average of 58.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Polk County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Polk County start around $5,010 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 Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk County
Polk 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 Polk County, please visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Polk County
Polk 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Polk County
Review of Prestige Senior Living Orchard Heights
The assisted living of Prestige Senior Living Orchard Heights was quite nice, but the memory care was not up to par with my standards. It was down in the basement, quite closed, off the side, and i... Read more
Review of Prestige Senior Living Orchard Heights
I had a good experience at Prestige Senior Living Orchard Heights. The care is adequate, and I like how they had it set up because the bottom floor is for the memory care and the floor above is for... Read more
Review of Blue Haven RCF - Dallas
Blue Haven RCF Dallas is the most reasonably-priced and affordable, and the accommodations are acceptable. Its arranged so it's a circle with the resident's rooms around the edges. There's a lit... Read more