6 Memory Care Facilities in Ozaukee County, WI
The average cost of memory care in Ozaukee County is $4,956 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include Sheboygan County with an average starting cost of $4,389.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Ozaukee County
Ozaukee County is located in the extreme southeastern region of Wisconsin and has over 88,000 residents, nearly one in five of whom are aged 65 and over. Alzheimer's disease and dementia rates are considerably lower in this county than in the United States as a whole. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports that a little over 8 percent of seniors in this county who have Medicare have dementia, versus the national average of 11.3 percent of seniors with Medicare.
In spite of its relatively limited percentage of seniors with dementia, Ozaukee County has six memory care facilities. Like many memory care facilities in the state, these facilities are located within community-based residential facilities, and they are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- According to data published by the American Lung Association, Ozaukee County's ozone pollution levels are very high. This type of pollution, which is sometimes called "smog," can be dangerous for seniors with cardiovascular disease or respiratory illnesses. Short-term particle pollution levels here are very low, however, with this county being rated an A for this type of pollution.
- In Ozaukee County, seniors pay state income tax on income from retirement savings accounts and private pensions. Social Security income and public pensions are not taxed, which may allow seniors who draw income from these sources to have more money for memory care expenses.
- Ozaukee County is a relatively costly place to live, with living expenses coming in about 20 percent more expensive than state and national averages. Healthcare expenses are a bit higher than they are elsewhere in the state and about 7 percent higher than they are in the nation as a whole. The region's cost of living may be a consideration for families and seniors with tight memory care budgets.
- Ozaukee County is a safe place to live with property crime and violent crime rates that are well below the national average. This may make the county a good option for safety-minded families seeking local memory care options.
Paying for Memory Care in Ozaukee County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Ozaukee County start around $4,956 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Ozaukee 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 Ozaukee 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 Ozaukee County
Ozaukee 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 Ozaukee County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Directory of Winners in the Ozaukee County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ozaukee County
Ozaukee 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.