3 Memory Care Facilities in Oshkosh, WI
The average cost of memory care in Oshkosh is $4,333 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Ripon with an average starting cost of $4,200.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for memory care facilities in Oshkosh. On average, consumers rate memory care in Oshkosh 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kimberly with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Oshkosh
The city of Oshkosh is home to 67,000 people and a senior community that comprises over 13 percent of the population. According to the Alzheimer's Association, which reports that 110,000 seniors in Wisconsin have Alzheimer's disease, one in 10 adults over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Local families whose loved ones have dementia have access to a variety of local supports and services via the Alzheimer's Association local chapter. In addition to this, the area has four memory care facilities, with three in the city proper and one located in nearby Neenah. Memory care is generally provided within community-based residential facilities and is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Assisted Living, Division of Quality Assurance.
- Summers in Oshkosh are warm with highs in the low-80s and muggy conditions about 30 percent of the time. Winters are dry, windy and cold, with lows around 12 degrees and an average of 35 inches of annual snowfall. Seniors who enjoy outdoor hobbies may find Oshkosh's climate unpleasant.
- The combined property and crime rate in Oshkosh is higher than 85 percent of Wisconsin cities, but it's lower than the average crime rate of comparably sized U.S. cities. Residents have a one in 40 chance of being the victim of any type of crime. As they tour memory care facilities, families may want to ask staff members about the measures taken to keep residents safe.
- While the overall cost of living in Oshkosh is relatively low, the cost of healthcare is about 11 percent higher than the national average. This may be a consideration for seniors who are managing a chronic condition like dementia on a tight budget.
- While Oshkosh seniors do not pay income tax on Social Security income or public pensions, they must pay taxes on money from private pensions and retirement savings accounts. This may impact their memory care budget.
Paying for Memory Care in Oshkosh
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Oshkosh start around $4,333 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,932 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh
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 Oshkosh
Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oshkosh
Oshkosh-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 Oshkosh, WI
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Oshkosh
Review of Lakeshore Manor
My mom moved into Lakeshore Manor Oshkosh. It's very nice. My first impression is very good, and we like it there. The staff did a really good job. Their dining area is very pretty, and they have p... Read more
Review of Azura Memory Care of Oshkosh
I was extremely impressed with Azura Memory Care of Oshkosh, especially the longevity of the staff. The rooms were adequate. The person who took me on the tour was well-informed and had excellent v... Read more
Review of Lakeshore Manor
Our hearts go out to other families who, like ours, have or had a family member with advancing dementia. After looking at twelve different settings for our mom in three counties, we found the care,... Read more