17 Memory Care Facilities near Madison, WI
Also serving communities of Monona, Fitchburg.
There are 17 Memory Care Facilities in the Madison area, with 6 in Madison and 11 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Madison is $5,666 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Middleton with an average starting cost of $5,316.
To help you with your search, browse the 28 reviews below for memory care facilities in Madison. On average, consumers rate memory care in Madison 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Waunakee with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Madison, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Madison, WI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Madison
Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, where over 110,000 people are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. The city is home to more than 255,000 people, roughly 11 percent of whom are over the age of 65. Local families who are looking for memory care facilities for their loved one with cognitive impairments will find five facilities in the city and another nine facilities outside the city limits. Some memory care facilities are situated in assisted living facilities that meet specialized staff training requirements, while others occupy their own building. All memory care facilities in Madison are licensed and regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Assisted Living, Division of Quality Assurance.
- Madison is among the pricier cities in the state, with a cost of living that is about 12 percent higher than the Wisconsin average. Healthcare expenses are about 10 percent below the state average and 6 percent lower than the national average, which may appeal to seniors managing chronic conditions like dementia.
- Madison's rate of property crime is higher than regional, state and national averages, rating 44.9 on a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 representing low crime. The city's violent crime rate is lower than the national average, however, which may provide peace of mind for families helping their loved ones transition to memory care.
- Madison's air quality is fair, with the county receiving B grades for ozone pollution and short-term particle pollution from the American Lung Association. This may appeal to seniors who have respiratory conditions or cardiovascular disease.
- The Madison area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UW Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Madison
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Madison start around $5,573 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Madison 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 Madison
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 Madison
Madison 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 Madison, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Madison
Madison-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 Madison, WI
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Madison
Review of Cottages of Madison
I would not recommend The Cottages because of our experience in December 2020. My brother had terminal cancer. He was placed at The Cottages of Madison's Elmwood building for nearly the entire m... Read more
Review of Oak Park Place Madison
We went to Oak Park Place. It was very nice. It was laid out very nice for their memory care units. Unfortunately, they denied to take my husband in for care. It was very nicely built. The areas we... Read more
Review of Brookdale Madison West
I looked at Brookdale Madison West for my husband. While one of the charges was for administering medicines, which was $500 a month, I really have a hard time believing that most of those people in... Read more