2 Memory Care Facilities in Brown County, SD
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Brown County
Brown County, South Dakota, has a population of 36,531 people, more than 16 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. Some of those residents may be among the 17,000 South Dakota seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairments. There are two memory care facilities in the county to care for these seniors, both of which are located in Aberdeen.
In South Dakota, including Brown County, memory care facilities are referred to as Assisted Living Centers and are governed by the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Facilities Licensure and Certification.
- South Dakota is a very tax-friendly state for seniors. No taxes are applied to Social Security income, pensions, or income from retirement savings accounts. Seniors living in Brown County may find that these tax laws result help them allocate more money toward facility expenses.
- Brown County has good air quality. On a scale where 100 represents the areas with the best air quality, Brown County ranks 86, almost 30 points higher than the U.S. average of 58. Seniors with respiratory ailments like COPD, asthma and lung cancer may find that they have an easier time breathing in the county.
- Brown County has a low cost of living. On a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average, the county ranks 86.4. Healthcare and transportation costs are also lower than the national average at 95 and 64, respectively. Seniors on fixed incomes may find that the county is more affordable than other areas in the U.S.
- Brown County has warm summers with July highs of 84 and cold winters with January lows of only one degree. Yearly rainfalls total 23 inches, much lower than the national average of 39, but annual snowfall totals 37 inches, 11 more inches than the national average of 26. Sperling’s Comfort Index gives the county a rank of 34 out of 100, 20 points higher than the national average of 54, which indicates that seniors with joint ailments like arthritis might be more comfortable living in the county.
Paying for Memory Care in Brown County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Brown County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,852 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Brown 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 Brown County
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 Brown County
Brown 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 Brown County, please visit our Memory Care in South Dakota page.
Directory of Winners in the Brown County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Brown County
Brown County-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.