The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Oneida County, WI for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Oneida County is $4,200 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Oneida County, WI
Milestone Senior Living - Rhinelander
4686 North Shore Drive, Rhinelander, WI, 54501
"My wife was at Milestone. She was there for respite stay. The ladies that were there were very nice, but the room was awful. On the way there we got a call that she wouldn't qualify for the apartment side and that she had to be in the "memory" sid..."READ MORE
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Oneida County
Oneida County is a small county of a little over 35,000 residents, roughly one in four of whom are aged 65 and over. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 10 percent of the seniors in this county who are on Medicare have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The local Aging and Disability Resource Center provides support for seniors and their families who have been affected by dementia through a variety of services.
Oneida County has three memory care facilities. Like many memory care facilities in the state, they are located within community-based residential facilities. These facilities specialize in caring for residents with dementia and are regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in
- In Oneida County, as in all of the state, seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits or money received from public pensions. Other sources of retirement income are fully taxable, however, which may affect how much money can be budgeted toward local memory care expenses.
- The overall cost of living in Oneida County is about 10 percent below the state and national average, which may result in lower memory care expenses here. Healthcare expenses in this county are on par with the national average and about 5 percent lower than the state average.
- On a 100-point crime scale with a lower score representing less crime, Oneida County's violent crime rate is 37.8 and the property crime rate is 43.3. This is compared to the respective national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. To keep memory care residents safe, facilities install surveillance cameras and alarm systems.
- Oneida County's climate is cool compared to the nation as a whole. Year-round temperatures range between 2 degrees and 77 degrees, versus the national average of 23 degrees and 86 degrees. The region receives 57 inches of snow annually, more than double the nationwide average, which may impede seasonal travel for families visiting loved ones in local memory care facilities.
Paying for Memory Care in Oneida County
Memory Care costs in Oneida County start around $4,200 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Oneida 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.
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Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Oneida 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 Oneida County
Oneida 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 Oneida County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oneida County
Oneida 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.