8 Memory Care Facilities near Fort Atkinson, WI
Also serving communities of Jefferson, Cambridge, Johnson Creek.
There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Fort Atkinson area, with 3 in Fort Atkinson and 5 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Fort Atkinson is $3,615 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,860.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Fort Atkinson, WI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fort Atkinson
The low cost of living makes Fort Atkinson, population 12,400 — 16 percent seniors, an affordable option for seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. Located in the state of Wisconsin, where 110,000 people have some type of cognitive impairment, Fort Atkinson has two memory care facilities within the city limits and six in nearby cities to accommodate the seniors here in need of support. Memory care facilities are regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and are referred to as community-based residential facilities (CBRFs).
- The city of Fort Atkinson is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Fort Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Like all cities in the state of Wisconsin, Fort Atkinson does not have a state income tax. Seniors with Social Security retirement benefits and pensions save more of their money at the end of the year, which is useful for those who pay for memory care.
- Crime in For Atkinson is ranked on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). Violent crime is ranked 11.9, which is lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 28.6, which is also lower than the national average of 38.1. Families with seniors in memory care can feel safe and secure when visiting.
- Winters in Fort Atkinson are cold and long with average January lows around 11 degrees. The city also gets around 37 inches of snow per year, which may be an issue for seniors who can’t tolerate the extreme cold. Summers are mild with average July highs around 83 degrees.
Paying for Memory Care in Fort Atkinson
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fort Atkinson start around $3,615 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fort Atkinson 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 Fort Atkinson
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 Fort Atkinson
Fort Atkinson 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 Fort Atkinson, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fort Atkinson
Fort Atkinson-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.