The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Appleton, WI for 2023
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There are 16 Memory Care Facilities in the Appleton area, with 8 in Appleton and 8 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Appleton is $4,898 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 21 reviews below for memory care facilities in Appleton. On average, consumers rate memory care in Appleton 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kimberly with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Appleton, WI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Appleton
Appleton, Wisconsin, which is located within the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Wisconsin Chapter, is home to about 75,000 people and a senior community that comprises 12 percent of the population. Situated in a state in which it's estimated that 110,000 seniors are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, the Appleton area has an array of supports and informational resources, including nearly five dozen memory care facilities. Eighteen of these facilities are located within the city, and there are 40 facilities in the surrounding cities, including Neenah, Menasha and Kimberly.
In Appleton, as in the rest of Wisconsin, memory care facilities are generally situated within licensed community-based residential facilities. These facilities are licensed and monitored through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Assisted Living, Division of Quality Assurance.
- Appleton has warm, comfortable summers, with highs in the low-80s and lows in the 60s, which may appeal to seniors who enjoy relaxing outdoors. Winters are harsh, however, with 43 inches of annual snowfall and temperatures ranging between 12 degree and 26 degrees. This may hinder travel for families visiting their loved ones in memory care in this city.
- Social Security income and public pensions are not taxed in Wisconsin, meaning that seniors who rely solely on these forms of retirement income may not pay income tax at all. However, private pensions and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts are fully taxable.
- Overall, Appleton's living costs are several points below both the state and U.S. average. While this is primarily due to the low cost of real estate in the area, it may positively impact how much seniors pay for room and board in memory care. Healthcare expenses are 11 points higher than they are elsewhere in the country, which may increase the expense of managing a chronic condition like dementia.
- Appleton has a relatively low crime rate, with both property and violent crime rates coming in well below the national average. On a 100-point scale, with a lower number representing lower crime, the property crime rate is 33.2, compared to the national average of 38.1, and the violent crime rate is 22.3, compared to the national average of 31.1. This may give families peace of mind as they move their senior loved ones to memory care here.
Paying for Memory Care in Appleton
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Appleton start around $4,898 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Appleton 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 Appleton
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Appleton
Appleton 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 Appleton, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Appleton
Appleton-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Wisconsin are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Appleton, WI
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Appleton
Review of Dimensions Living Appleton
Everyone in Dimensions Living Appleton was very nice and kind. The rooms were small though and there was no in-room shower. You had to go to other places for a bath or shower. That's one thing that... Read more
Review of Oak Park Place Menasha
We put our mother in memory care at Oak Park Place because we loved the location and design of the facility. Unfortunately this faculty wasn't staffed with enough qualified people to care for resid... Read more
Review of Eagle Court Memory Care
We got a recommendation from a person that we had dealt with before, and we have gone with Eagle Court. My mom is moving soon. It's outstanding. It is a memory care unit. The actual apartment is 40... Read more