4 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia County, WI
The average cost of memory care in Columbia County is $3,662 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,750. Cheaper nearby regions include Sauk County with an average starting cost of $3,558.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for memory care facilities in Columbia County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Columbia County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Sauk County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Columbia County
Columbia County, which is located near the state capital of Madison, is home to over 57,000 residents and has a senior community that makes up more than 17 percent of the population. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports that roughly 9 percent of county seniors who are on Medicare have Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Columbia County has four memory care facilities, including two in Portage, one in Rio and one in Wisconsin Dells. In this county, as well as in the rest of Wisconsin, memory care services are provided within community-based residential facilities.
- Wisconsin seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security income or disbursements from public pensions, but all other types of income are fully taxable. This may affect how much money can be put toward memory care in Columbia County.
- The American Lung Association gave Columbia County a C for ozone pollution, indicating moderate levels of this type of pollution. Because ozone pollution can worsen the symptoms of certain conditions, the county's air quality may be a consideration for some families researching local memory care options.
- The overall cost of living in Columbia County is roughly on par with state and national averages. Healthcare costs are more affordable here than in the rest of the state and nation, which may make doctor's office visits more affordable for those with chronic conditions like dementia.
- On a 100-point scale, with a low rate representing low crime, Columbia County's violent crime rate is 33.2, just a couple points higher than the national average, and the property crime rate is 33.5, which is several points lower than the national average. With relatively low crime rates, this county may be a good option for safety-minded families seeking memory care for a loved one.
Paying for Memory Care in Columbia County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Columbia County start around $3,662 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,864 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Columbia 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 Columbia County
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 Columbia County
Columbia 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 Columbia County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Directory of Winners in the Columbia County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Columbia County
Columbia County-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbia County
Review of At Home Again
My husband moved into At Home Again. The staff has taken excellent care of him, they treat him very well, and I have no negative comments about the place. Its very clean. They offer different thin... Read more
Review of Heritage House of Portage
My grandmother was a resident of this facility for 3 1/2 yrs. During her stay here she enjoyed her friends and activities. She enjoyed watching out the window with her friends! However she also fo... Read more
Review of Our House Senior Living - Wisconsin Dells Memory Care
Our House (Wisconsin Dells Memory Care) is really good and not expensive compared to other places. The rooms are pretty large and very spacious. My mom has been there in memory care for about a mon... Read more