The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Dane County, WI for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Dane County is $5,770 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Columbia County with an average starting cost of $4,462.
To help you with your search, browse the 55 reviews below for memory care facilities in Dane County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Dane County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Columbia County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 12 families in Dane County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Dane County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Directory of 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 $5,770 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 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 Madison West
My tour of Brookdale Madison West was really good. Heidi, who gave us the tour, was very nice and very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all our questions. The individual rooms were nice. W... Read more
Review of Cardinal View Senior Living
We went to Cardinal View Senior Living. It is a new facility, so it was very nice and spacious and clean, and there weren't any smells. All of the bedrooms seemed to be closer to the common areas, ... Read more
Review of Oak Park Place Nakoma
I toured Oak Park Place Nakoma. Sue, the director, was the most kind, caring, and generous with the time of any of the people. She was the most proactive in terms of follow-up and not pressuring yo... Read more