13 Memory Care Facilities near American Fork, UT
Also serving communities of Lehi, Cedar Hills.
There are 13 Memory Care Facilities in the American Fork area, with 2 in American Fork and 11 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in American Fork is $4,497 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,925.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in American Fork. Better rated regions include Lindon with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in American Fork, UT
What to Consider About Memory Care in American Fork
American Fork is a regional hub in north-central Utah County, Utah, and is home to around 29,527 residents, 9.5 percent of whom are aged 65 years and over. Fourteen memory care facilities within the area, two in the city and 12 in nearby neighborhoods, are capable of providing long-term care to members of this population who have Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive disorders. In American Fork and the rest of Utah, employees of assisted living facilities are required to have documented orientation and training on dementia care, including maintaining a safe dementia patient environment within their respective facilities.
The city is also home to an Intermountain Healthcare facility, the American Fork Memory Clinic, which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders, as well as research programs and clinical trials for new treatment options.
- Social Security retirement benefits in American Fork and the rest of Utah are subject to a 5 percent flat income tax rate. This also applies to other types of retirement income, including pension and retirement accounts incomes. Although seniors are entitled to a small credit against these taxes, the additional cut in their income provides a substantial dent on the family’s budget for memory care expenses.
- The American Lung Association’s list of most polluted cities ranks the Salt Lake-Provo-Orem metro area, which includes American Fork, 18th and 8th in ozone and short-term particle pollution, respectively. This translates into a major health consideration for seniors with respiratory illnesses.
- The overall cost of living in American Fork, pegged at 118, is higher than the national index and is at almost the same level as the whole Provo-Orem metro area and the rest of the state. Health care in American Fork is one of the biggest contributors to the high cost of living, which may greatly impact seniors’ long-term memory care needs. Grocery is slightly lower at 91, making daily supplies a little more affordable.
- Although American Fork enjoys a comfortable year-round climate, it is susceptible to extreme conditions during the winter and summer months. Winter months register low average temperatures of 20 degrees and 55 inches of snow per year, almost double the nation’s average of 26 inches. Summer's high average, on the other hand, is listed at 91 degrees, way above the comfortable range of 70 to 80 degrees. Families need to be assured that their chosen facilities are capable of protecting residents from extreme conditions.
Paying for Memory Care in American Fork
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in American Fork start around $4,497 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in American Fork 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 American Fork
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Utah 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 Utah page.
Free Memory Care Resources in American Fork
American Fork 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 American Fork, please visit our Memory Care in Utah page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in American Fork
American Fork-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Utah are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Utah page for more information about these laws.