12 Memory Care Facilities in Eau Claire County, WI
The average cost of memory care in Eau Claire County is $4,703 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Chippewa County 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 County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Eau Claire County 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Eau Claire County
Eau Claire County has over 100,000 residents, roughly 15 percent of whom are seniors. It's projected that over 13 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and over in this county have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The county is home to the Eau Claire County Dementia Coalition, which is made up of more than 30 providers, caregivers and people living with dementia.
Eau Claire County has 10 memory care facilities, including eight in the city of Eau Claire and two in Altoona. While some memory care facilities in this county operate independently, many are located within community-based residential facilities that have obtained licensing to provide specialized services for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia.
- The air quality in Eau Claire County is exceptional, with the county receiving an A for both ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution, as well as a passing grade for annual particle pollution, from the American Lung Association. This may benefit seniors who have respiratory or cardiovascular conditions.
- In Eau Claire County, income that seniors receive from Social Security and public pensions is not taxed at the state level, but all other types of retirement income are subject to state income tax. A senior's memory care budget may depend on the source of their retirement income.
- The overall cost of living in Eau Claire County is roughly 5 percent below state and national averages, primarily due to the low cost of real estate. This may bring down the cost of local memory care services. Healthcare expenses are a little higher than state and national averages, which may be a consideration for families whose senior loved ones have chronic conditions like dementia.
- On a 100-point scale, with a high score indicating high crime, Eau Claire County's property and violent crime rates are both 43.0, compared to the national violent crime rate of 31.1 and the national property crime rate of 38.1. Families may wish to inquire how the memory care facility they choose for their loved one keeps residents and their belongings safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Eau Claire County
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Memory Care costs in Eau Claire County start around $4,681 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 Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire County
Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Directory of Winners in the Eau Claire County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Eau Claire County
Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire County
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 The Classic at Hillcrest Greens
The Classic at Hillcrest Greens was absolutely beautiful. They've got a beautiful dining room, and we really liked the rooms. Even the owner was helping with the drinks, which I thought was impress... 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