2 Memory Care Facilities in Portage, WI

2 Memory Care Facilities in Portage, WI

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The Rivers Portage

Provides: Memory Care
611 E Albert St., Portage, WI 53901
" Unique Features Housekeeping services—daily bed making and trash removal Laundry services 24-hour care staff Registered Nurse supervision Pharmacy delivery Medication..." More

American Way Dementia Specialty

Provides: Memory Care
602 E. Albert Street, Portage, WI 53901

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Portage

    Portage is located in Columbia County, Wisconsin and is home to more than 10,000 residents. A significant portion of the area's population consists of seniors aged 65 and older, many of whom require advanced care for dementia disorders such as Huntington's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease, the latter of which affects an estimated 110,000 seniors in Wisconsin.

    There are two memory care facilities in the Portage area that provide residential dementia care to seniors. These facilities are officially considered assisted living facilities and are subject to similar rules as those facilities that offer only basic assisted living services to seniors. As such, both levels of care are often provided in the same location. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is responsible for regulating and monitoring all types of long-term senior care in the state.

    • Portage and the Columbia County area have moderate levels of ozone pollution according to the American Lung Association. When air quality is low, vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with respiratory illnesses may experience adverse health effects. 
    • The Portage area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Divine Savior Healthcare, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 
    • The cost of living in Portage is nearly 10 percent lower than in the average U.S. city. Families of seniors with limited funding for memory care should find that the area is quite affordable. 
    • The Portage area's winters are extremely cold and snowy. In January, which is the coldest month of the year, the average low temperature is only 9 degrees. It's important that families discuss resident safety with memory care facilities to make sure that there are measures in place to prevent residents from wandering outdoors unsupervised, especially during the winter.


    Paying for Memory Care in Portage

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Wisconsin

    $6,300.00 Sun Prairie
    $5,666.00 Madison
    $5,316.00 Middleton
    $5,107.00 US
    $4,950.00 Cottage Grove
    $4,600.00 Waunakee
    $4,000.00 Beaver Dam
    $3,500.00 Portage

    Memory Care costs in Portage start around $3,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,107 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Portage 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 Portage

    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 Portage

    Portage 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 Portage, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.

    Directory of Winners in the Portage Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Portage

    Portage-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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