19 Memory Care Facilities near Salem, OR
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There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Salem area, with 16 in Salem and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Salem is $5,604 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,180. Cheaper nearby regions include Keizer with an average starting cost of $5,097.
To help you with your search, browse the 50 reviews below for memory care facilities in Salem. On average, consumers rate memory care in Salem 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Woodburn with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 18 families in Salem find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Salem, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Salem, OR
What to Consider About Memory Care in Salem
Salem, Oregon, is home to nearly 170,000 residents, over 13 percent of whom are 65 years of age or older. Throughout Oregon, an estimate 65,000 seniors have dementia disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and in a city like Salem, the need for memory care facilities that provide support and care to those who need it is considerable. There are 13 of these facilities, officially known as memory care communities, in the Salem area.
Memory care communities are strictly regulated by the Oregon Department of Human Services and regulations are similar to those in place for assisted living services, with which they often share facilities. Facilities that provide multiple levels of care are required by the state to have a segregated, secure area for memory care residents to reside.
- The Salem area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Salem Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Some seniors living in Salem may find themselves with more available funds to pay for memory care thanks to the state's tax policies. Social security benefits are fully exempt from income tax, and there is no state sales tax in Oregon.
- Above-average crime rates in Salem may be cause for concern for seniors and their loved ones. A total of 40 property crimes and 3.29 violent crimes occur per 1,000 residents each year in Salem. Both of these rates are above state averages.
- Salem's annual rainfall is higher than the national average by three inches per year, and the city gets 51 fewer sunny days each year than the average U.S. city. This may be a major deterrent for seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors.
Paying for Memory Care in Salem
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Salem start around $5,604 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,361 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Salem 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 Salem
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 Salem
Salem 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 Salem, please visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Salem
Salem-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 Salem, OR
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Salem
Review of Boone Ridge Senior Living Community
I actually had all 4 of my grandparents at Boone Ridge at one time! It was wonderful to have the option of assisted care and memory care under one roof. The building is nice and new. There are many... Read more
Review of Battle Creek Memory Care
My mom moved into Battle Creek Memory Care. The rooms we saw were a good size, even though they were shared rooms. My mom is hard to see, but she can hear well, and it was bright in the building, s... Read more
Review of Brookdale Salem Oregon
We went to look at Brookdale Salem Oregon. The staff members were very caring and seemed nice. The residents were getting ready to play bingo when we were there. They had a dining area and a salon.... Read more