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What to Consider About Memory Care in Portage County

Portage County, which is located in the northeastern region of Wisconsin, has a large senior community that accounts for over 16 percent of the 70,000-person population. In this county, it's estimated that nearly 9 percent of seniors who receive Medicare benefits have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The county offers an array of resources for seniors with dementia and their caregivers, including respite care and training opportunities.

Families seeking local memory care options for their loved one find six memory care facilities in Portage County, all of which are located in the city of Stevens Point. Generally, memory care services in this county are provided within community-based residential facilities and are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Seniors in Portage County do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, and income from public pensions is fully exempt from taxes. Other sources of retirement income, including private pensions and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts, are fully taxable. This may affect how much money can be put toward memory care here.  
  • Portage County's cost of living is about 9 percent lower than the national average and 7 percent lower than the state average, which may result in lower memory care expenses. Healthcare is also more affordable here, coming in slightly below state and national averages. This county may be a good option for families and seniors with restrictive memory care budgets. 
  • Violent crime is slightly more common here than in the nation as a whole, but property crime rates are below the national average. To keep residents safe, memory care facilities often install security components like surveillance cameras, high-security locks and alarm systems. 
  • Over the course of a year, average temperatures in Portage County range between 7 degrees and 80 degrees, which is several degrees cooler than the national average. The region gets an average of 46 inches of annual snowfall, which may be a consideration for families whose senior loved one has mobility challenges. 

Paying for Memory Care in Portage County

Memory Care costs in Portage County start around $4,172 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 Portage 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.

Counties in Wisconsin

US

$5,694

Wood County

$5,165

Outagamie County

$4,804

Winnebago County

$4,572

Marathon County

$4,341

Portage County

$4,172

Calumet County

$4,026

Marquette County

$2,975

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Portage 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 Portage County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Portage County

Portage 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Terry

I visited this facility

Review of Willow Brooke Pointe Senior Living

Willow Brooke Pointe Senior Living is a very open facility. It's got a lot of open space and a lot of long halls. The room was okay. It was fairly roomy. The staff took me for a tour. They're very...

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Renee

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Maple Ridge of Plover Memory Care Campus

Maple Ridge of Plover Memory Care Campus has a really strong activities program, and so they work hard to keep the residents busy. They were very accommodating. It was so moving. The staff has...

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Christine

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Wellington Place of Whiting

My father moved into Wellington Place of Whiting. It's a smaller community and it has a very homey atmosphere. It does not feel like an institution. It just has such a personal and cozy feeling....

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