2 Memory Care Facilities in Putnam County, WV
The average cost of memory care in Putnam County is $5,507 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Kanawha County with an average starting cost of $4,839.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Putnam County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Putnam County 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Putnam County
A short drive from the state capital of Charleston, Putnam County has just under 57,000 residents, 18 percent of whom are 65 or older. Putnam County residents in that age group who have Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia can choose between two memory care facilities.
As is the case in all of West Virginia, memory care facilities in Putnam County are referred to as Alzheimer's/Dementia Special Care Units (SCUs) and are housed within licensed assisted living residences or skilled nursing facilities.
- Putnam County has a four-season climate that includes warm summers with highs averaging in the mid-80s, cool winters with about a foot of annual snow, and pleasant springs and falls. Family members visiting loved ones in memory care in Putnam County can find outdoor recreation in any season.
- As with most of West Virginia, the cost of living in Putnam County is low, coming in at seven percent less than the national average. Everything from healthcare to groceries and utilities costs less in Putnam County than in the average U.S. city. Housing is especially affordable in the area, which could be enticing for family members wanting to buy a home near their loved one in memory care.
- Putnam County seniors must pay state income taxes on their Social Security benefits and other retirement income, but they receive a deduction to lower their tax burden. West Virginia also has lower-than-average property and sales taxes.
- The violent and property crime rates in Putnam County are 27.2 and 25.7, respectively, on a scale of one to 100 with 100 being the worst. These rates are markedly lower than the corresponding national rates of 31.1 and 38.1. Seniors should feel safe living in the area, especially if they reside in memory care facilities, most of which offer a number of security features, such as cameras, guards, and locking exterior doors.
Paying for Memory Care in Putnam County
Average Monthly Costs
County in West Virginia
Memory Care costs in Putnam County start around $5,392 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Putnam 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 Putnam County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in West Virginia 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 West Virginia page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Putnam County
Putnam 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 Putnam County, please visit our Memory Care in West Virginia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Putnam County
Putnam County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in West Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in West Virginia page for more information about these laws.
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Review of Elmcroft of Teays Valley
We have decided on Elmcroft of Teays Valley for my grandmother. Of all the ones that she can afford, it is the better one. Everything seems nice to me. They have a little place in the middle with a... Read more