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What to Consider About Memory Care in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota with a population of approximately 177,000, with 12 percent aged 65 and older. The state has around 17,000 individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, some of whom who live in the Sioux Falls area. The city has four memory care facilities to accommodate those with cognitive disabilities.

Regulated by the South Dakota Department of Health, memory care facilities in South Dakota and Sioux Falls are referred to as Assisted Living Centers (ALC) that provide dementia care. These secured units require annual in-service training to all staff members. They must also comply with the Life Safety Code regarding locked doors and the outdoor area must be surrounded by an enclosed fence.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Sioux Falls

 

  • The city of Sioux Falls is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Sanford USD Medical Center and the Avera McKenna Hospital and University Health Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • The overall crime rate in Sioux Falls is 20 percent higher than the national average, which may be concerning to families with seniors who live in memory care facilities in the area. Individuals have a one in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime. Memory care facilities are generally secure environments, yet it's a good idea to inquire about policies and procedures to ensure residents' well-being. 
  • The cost of living in Sioux Falls is 95.1, which is lower than the national average of 100. This may make it easier for seniors living in memory care facilities to make ends meet. The cost of living is about the same as the state average.
  • Seniors who enjoy the snow may love the weather in Sioux Falls. The city gets approximately 41 inches of snow per year and has average winter lows of around seven degrees. Summers are mild with average July highs around 84.

 

Paying for Memory Care in Sioux Falls

Memory Care costs in Sioux Falls start around $5,998 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 Sioux Falls 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.

City in South Dakota

Sioux Falls

$5,998

US

$5,694

Sioux City

$3,954

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Sioux Falls

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 Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls, please visit our Memory Care in South Dakota page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Denise

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Dow Rummel Village

My mom is in the memory care of Dow Rummel Village. She started in an apartment in the assisted living area, which was a nice size with a bedroom and a bathroom, a little living area, and a kitchen...

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Memory Care

Cindy

I visited this facility

Review of The Inn on Westport

The staff at The Inn on Westport was very friendly. The place was very clean and comforting. The residents seemed happy. The only thing that I dislike is my mother doesn't have much money and they...

Provider response

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review The Inn on Westport. We appreciate your sharing your thoughts with us. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. Have a nice day. ...

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Memory Care

J-Po

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Touchmark At All Saints

My dad is in memory care and was often unkept, with a dirty room. I complained and only because I got Hospice nurses that he got better care. To even get in there I paid room deposit, but also...

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