The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Marathon County, WI for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Marathon County is $5,176 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Wood County with an average starting cost of $5,150.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Marathon County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Marathon County 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Marathon County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Marathon County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Marathon County, WI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Marathon County
Marathon County is located in the west-central region of Wisconsin and has about 136,000 residents, over 17 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. According to data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, one in 10 seniors who are Medicare beneficiaries have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The region is served by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin, which provides numerous services for local seniors with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.
In Marathon County, memory care services are provided within community-based residential facilities and are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Marathon County has five memory care facilities, including three in Wausau, one in Weston and one in Schofield.
- The American Lung Association gave Marathon County a B for ozone pollution, indicating relatively low levels of this type of pollution. This may be beneficial for seniors in local memory care facilities who have cardiovascular disease or a respiratory condition.
- In Marathon County, seniors pay state income tax on income from private pensions and retirement savings accounts. Social Security benefits and public pension income is not taxed at the state level, even that which is subject to federal tax. A senior’s source of retirement income may impact their memory care budget.
- Marathon County's summers are warm and comfortable with highs around 80 degrees, and the county gets about 188 sunny days annually. Winters are chilly and snowy, with lows around 6 degrees and an average of 58 inches of annual snowfall. The region's snowfall may be a concern for families who travel locally to visit loved ones in memory care.
- The overall cost of living in Marathon County is about 10 percent below the national average. The region's relatively affordable housing costs and utilities may result in lower memory care expenses. Healthcare costs are on par with the national average and about 5 percent lower than the state average.
Paying for Memory Care in Marathon County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Marathon County start around $4,877 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Marathon 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 Marathon 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 Marathon County
Marathon 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 Marathon County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Directory of Winners in the Marathon County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Marathon County
Marathon 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 Marathon County
Review of Wellington Place of Rib Mountain
My mother has moved into Wellington Place of Rib Mountain. She hasn't accepted the move well. She's in memory care. The staff is very friendly, very helpful, and very patient. I had looked at six d... Read more
Review of Wellington Place of Rib Mountain
We were impressed with Wellington Place of Rib Mountain because it was quite large. We visited the memory care, and the rooms were like tiny apartments. They had an area for the bed and then a smal... Read more
Review of Azura Memory Care of Wausau
Azura Memory Care of Wausau was very clean and very organized. The staff was quite pleasant and very involved with the residents. They had a room for a twin bed, a dresser, and maybe another chair,... Read more