3 Memory Care Facilities in Jackson, TN
The average cost of memory care in Jackson is $3,575 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Jackson
Situated along Interstate 40 in Madison County, Jackson offers easy access to West Tennessee Healthcare, which provides care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Listed as the sixth most affordable place to live in the U.S., Jackson has a population of approximately 67,000 with over 14 percent aged 65 and older.
Located in the state of Tennessee, where approximately 120,000 individuals have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and related cognitive disabilities, Jackson is home to three memory care facilities. These facilities are regulated by the Tennessee Department of Health and include assisted living care facilities and residential homes for the aged. Both facility types can provide dementia care as long as there is at least one fully trained attendant on duty at all times.
- Tennessee and the city of Jackson have several tax benefits afforded to seniors, which is ideal for those living in memory care. The state income tax only applies to interest and dividends, which means retirement income is not taxed.
- In Jackson, the overall crime rate is 94 percent higher than the national average, which means individuals have a one in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime. Families with seniors in memory care facilities in the area should check on the security procedures to ensure the safety of their loved ones.
- Like many cities in the south, Jackson has hot and humid summers with average July highs around 90 degrees. Seniors with respiratory illnesses may have a hard time going outdoors in the warmer summer months. Winters are short and cold with average January lows around 28. The city gets around four inches of snow per year.
- The cost of living in Jackson is 88.5, which is lower than the state average of 96 and the national average of 100. Families paying for memory care for seniors in the area may find Jackson an affordable option.
Paying for Memory Care in Jackson
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Jackson start around $3,512 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 Jackson 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 Jackson
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Tennessee 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 Tennessee page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Jackson
Jackson 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 Jackson, please visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page.
Directory of Winners in the Jackson Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Jackson
Jackson-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.