Memory Care Facilities in Aberdeen, SD
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Memory Care Facilities in Aberdeen, South Dakota
What to Consider About Memory Care in Aberdeen
Sixteen percent of Aberdeen's population of 28,000 residents is aged 65 and older. Some of these Aberdeen seniors may be a part of the 17,000 South Dakota seniors living with Alzheimer's disease, as reported by the Alzheimer's Association. For these seniors, living in one of Aberdeen's two memory care facilities may provide access to the care they require.
Memory care facilities in Aberdeen and the rest of the state are a type of assisted living center. The South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Care Facilities Licensure and Certification oversees and licenses these facilities to ensure they provide the care that seniors with dementia need.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Aberdeen
- Living in Aberdeen costs about nine percent less than the national average. Aberdeen's cost of living is 91.2, compared to the U.S. average of 100. Transportation costs are lowest at 61, and grocery costs exceed the national average at 106.8. Seniors' families may want to consider these costs as they budget for memory care.
- Seniors in Aberdeen will appreciate South Dakota's tax laws. The state has no income tax, which means social security income, pension income and other retirement benefits aren't taxed. These tax laws may result in some extra savings for seniors every month.
- Cold weather and snow define Aberdeen's climate, making it ideal for seniors and their families who like wintry weather. January brings low temperatures of 2 degrees, and the area sees 38 inches of snow annually. Summer temperatures warm to 84 degrees. Aberdeen sees less rain than the national average as well.
- Both violent and property crime rates in Aberdeen are lower than average. The violent crime rate is 18.3, compared to the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime rates are 31.9, lower than the national average of 38.1. Seniors' families can rest easy knowing their loved one is living in a city with below-average crime rates.
Paying for Memory Care in Aberdeen
Memory Care costs in Aberdeen start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Aberdeen 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.
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Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Aberdeen
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in South Dakota 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 South Dakota page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Aberdeen
Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen, please visit our Memory Care in South Dakota page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Aberdeen
Aberdeen-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in South Dakota are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in South Dakota page for more information about these laws.