3 Memory Care Facilities in Dodge County, WI
The average cost of memory care in Dodge County is $4,538 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,750. Cheaper nearby regions include Jefferson County with an average starting cost of $4,057.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Dodge County
Dodge County has roughly 88,000 residents and a large senior community that makes up over 17 percent of the population. According to Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services, over 2,000 people are living with dementia in Dodge County. That number is expected to reach 3,648 by the year 2040.
To create a dementia-friendly culture, Dodge County provides volunteer-led training, online and printed information and free resources to educate local businesses and organizations on the needs of those with dementia. The county is also home to three memory care facilities, including two in Beaver Dam and one in Watertown. These facilities are situated within community-based residential facilities and licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- Dodge County seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits or public pensions, but income from retirement savings accounts and private pensions is fully taxable. A senior’s memory care budget may depend on the source of their monthly income.
- Ozone pollution levels are fairly high in Dodge County, but short-term particle pollution levels are relatively low. According to the American Lung Association, ozone pollution can worsen the symptoms of conditions like asthma and COPD, which may be a consideration for some families researching memory care here.
- In Dodge County, overall living expenses are about 10 percent lower than state and national averages, and healthcare expenses are slightly lower here than in the state and nation as a whole. This may make memory care in this county a good option for families and seniors with restrictive budgets.
- Summers in Dodge County are comfortable with July highs in the low-80s. Winters are very cold with average lows near 10 degrees, and the region gets about 37 inches of snowfall annually. As they're touring memory care facilities, families may want to inquire about what measures are taken to keep residents secure and comfortable when outside temperatures are low.
Paying for Memory Care in Dodge County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Dodge County start around $4,538 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,889 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Dodge 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 Dodge 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 Dodge County
Dodge 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 Dodge County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Directory of Winners in the Dodge County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dodge County
Dodge 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.