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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Washington County, WI for 2023

The average cost of memory care in Washington County is $5,513 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Washington County

Washington County has a little over 135,000 residents, nearly one in five of whom are aged 65 and over. Alzheimer's disease and dementia are relatively less common here than in the nation as a whole. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that about 9 percent of seniors who receive Medicare benefits have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, versus the national average of 11.3 percent of seniors.

There are nearly a dozen memory care facilities in the Washington County region. In this county, as in all of Wisconsin, memory care services are generally provided within community-based residential facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Washington County seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits or income from government pensions, which may allow for more money in their memory care budgets. Income from retirement savings accounts and private pensions is fully taxable. 
  • Living expenses are a little higher in Washington County than in the state and nation as a whole, which may result in memory care expenses that are slightly above average. Similarly, healthcare expenses are a little higher here than elsewhere in the state and nation. 
  • Washington County is a fairly safe county with property crime and violent crime rates that are well below state and national averages. On a 100-point scale, with a low score representing low crime, the county's violent crime rate is 23.6 and the property crime rate is 23.7, compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. This may provide peace of mind for families seeking memory care in this county.
  • On average, Washington County has 190 sunny days every year and receives 33 inches of rain and 40 inches of snow annually. Temperatures range between 10 degrees and 81 degrees over the course of a year, which is a little cooler than the national average. As they're touring local memory care facilities, families may want to find out how residents are kept safe and comfortable when outside temperatures are low. 

Paying for Memory Care in Washington County

Memory Care costs in Washington County start around $5,436 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 Washington 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

Milwaukee County

$5,901

Waukesha County

$5,878

Dodge County

$5,852

US

$5,694

Fond Du Lac County

$5,552

Washington County

$5,436

Ozaukee County

$5,014

Jefferson County

$4,513

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Washington 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 Washington County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Washington County

Washington 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.

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