2 Memory Care Facilities in Union County, OR
The average cost of memory care in Union County is $4,240 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,750.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for memory care facilities in Union County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Union County 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Union County
Union County, Oregon, is home to more than 25,000 people, 16.7 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors may be dealing with an Alzheimer’s disease or dementia diagnosis and may benefit from the services of a memory care facility. There are two memory care facilities in Union County for seniors and their families to choose from, one in Monroe and one in La Grande.
In Union County and the rest of Oregon, memory care facilities are called Assisted Living Facilities and Residential Care Facilities, both of which are licensed and governed by the Office of Licensing and Oversight division of the Oregon Department of Human Services.
- Although Oregon fully taxes seniors' retirement savings account withdrawals and partially taxes their pensions, Social Security income is not taxed. Union County seniors with restrictive budgets may find that these tax laws result in less money to put toward memory care budgets.
- The cost of living in Union County is 91.8, almost nine points lower than the national average of 100. Seniors can also expect to pay less for healthcare and transportation in the area. The lower cost of living in the county may be good news for seniors with tight budgets.
- Union County’s violent crime rate is 10.1, more than 12 points lower than the national average of 22.7. The property crime rate in the area, at 35.9, is almost on par with the U.S. average of 35.4. Although memory care facilities are among the safest places to live due to security cameras and alarms, families may want to ask about the precautions a prospective facility takes to keep its residents safe.
- Union County has warm summers with daytime temperatures around 85 degrees and comfortable winters where temperatures only drop to 24. Seniors' families may want to ensure that rooms in the prospective facility have individual climate controls to keep their loved one comfortable regardless of the season.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Union County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Union County start around $4,240 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,850 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Union 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 Union 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 Union County
Union 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 Union County, please visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.
Directory of Winners in the Union County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Union County
Union 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.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Union County
Review of Wildflower Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community
Wildflower Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community is a very nice, clean, and well-kept. The people are very courteous. The memory care is a locked facility with a key card that's used to g... Read more
Review of Brookdale Monroe Square
We chose Brookdale Monroe Square for my mother-in-law, but we brought her back home because she fell twice there and broke her hip. My overall impression of it was not very good because now my moth... Read more
Review of Brookdale Monroe Square
All the help there has really gone above and beyond at Clare Bridge of Monroe. They keep Mom calm and work with her. I like everything about this place. The staff is great. It’s clean. The rooms ar... Read more