28 Memory Care Facilities in Dane County, WI
The average cost of memory care in Dane County is $4,987 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Columbia County with an average starting cost of $3,662.
To help you with your search, browse the 29 reviews below for memory care facilities in Dane County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Dane County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Columbia County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Dane County, WI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Dane County
Dane County has nearly 540,000 residents and a senior population that makes up over 13 percent of the population. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 9 percent of county seniors who receive Medicare benefits are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. To accommodate those with dementia, Dane County has over two dozen memory care facilities.
Dane County, which is home to the state capital city of Madison, has taken strides toward becoming a dementia-friendly community by working to raise awareness about people with dementia and their unique needs. Numerous organizations in the county, including churches, libraries and city services and have formed coalitions to address the needs of local seniors with dementia.
- In Dane County, seniors pay state income tax on income from private pensions and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts. Income from Social Security and public pensions are not subject to state tax. The source of a senior’s income may affect how much money they can put toward memory care expenses.
- Dane County's air quality is good, with the county receiving a B for both ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution from the American Lung Association. This may make memory care in this county well-suited for seniors with respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular disease.
- Dane County is a relatively expensive place to live, with an overall cost of living that comes in a little more than 10 percent above state and national averages. This may drive up the cost of memory care here. Healthcare is relatively affordable here, however, which may offset other living expenses.
- On a 100-point scale, with a high score indicating more crime, Dane County's violent crime rate is 34.2 and the property crime rate is 37.6. This is compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. To keep residents secure, memory care facilities install alarm systems and security cameras.
Paying for Memory Care in Dane County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Dane County start around $4,979 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 Dane 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 Dane 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 Dane County
Dane 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 Dane County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dane County
Dane 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 Dane County
Review of Brookdale Sun Prairie
I have been very happy with Brookdale in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin for my mother who has Alzheimer's. The director has been so helpful, and very friendly and compassionate with both my mother and mys... Read more
Review of Sage Meadow of Middleton
My husband is a resident at Sage Meadows in the Memory Care Facility. He has only been there for about two months, but I am very impressed by the staff. Everyone that I have met so far has been v... Read more
Review of Noel Manor
Please do your research on this facility. Our family member's experience here was very poor. She was a resident for a month and she needs a high level of care. We did a lot of research but stil... Read more