12 Memory Care Facilities near Eau Claire, WI
There are 12 Memory Care Facilities in the Eau Claire area, with 10 in Eau Claire and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Eau Claire is $4,647 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Chippewa Falls with an average starting cost of $4,280.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Eau Claire. On average, consumers rate memory care in Eau Claire 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Altoona with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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10 Memory Care Facilities in Eau Claire, WI
2 Memory Care Facilities near Eau Claire, WI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Eau Claire
Eau Claire, which is situated in dementia-friendly Eau Claire County, has nearly 69,000 residents and a large senior community that makes up more than 13 percent of the population. The city is in northwest Wisconsin, where about 115,000 people are living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Eau Claire has a variety of resources for seniors and families who have been affected by dementia, including screening services, fitness programs and activities that encourage engagement. In addition to this, Eau Claire is home to eight memory care facilities, and there are two more in the nearby city of Altoona.
- While the overall cost of living in Eau Claire is a little lower than the national average, medical expenses come in about 3 percent higher than the state average and 8 percent higher than the national average. Those on a tight budget may find it challenging to pay for costs associated with managing a chronic condition such as dementia.
- The level of Wisconsin's tax-friendliness towards seniors depends heavily on their assets and income level. Seniors who do not own a home and rely solely on Social Security income may pay nothing in state income taxes, while memory care residents who still have property in their name or draw income from retirement savings accounts or pensions may pay a generous amount in income tax. Families should speak with a tax professional to determine how Wisconsin's laws will affect their memory care budget.
- The air quality in Eau Claire is exceptional, with the county receiving an "A" for both ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution from the American Lung Association. This may be beneficial for seniors with respiratory illnesses.
- The Eau Claire area is home to world-class medical facilities, including HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Eau Claire
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Eau Claire start around $4,647 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire
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 Eau Claire
Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Directory of Winners in the Eau Claire Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Eau Claire
Eau Claire-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 Eau Claire, WI
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Eau Claire
Review of Heritage Court
Heritage Court was very nice. The rooms were small, but it's probably the best for dementia patients, so they don't get too overwhelmed with their space. The dining area wasn't as fancy as some of ... Read more
Review of Heritage Court
My mom moved into Heritage Court Memory Care recently. It's good and we are very pleased with it. They're very caring and very attentive. It seems like a good fit for her. Her room is very nice and... Read more
Review of Azura Memory Care of Eau Claire
My dad and mom lived at Azura and the experience was truly amazing! The caregivers are so well trained and compassionate they made all of us feel like family. We had originally put mom elsewhere, b... Read more