8 Memory Care Facilities near Whitewater, WI
There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Whitewater area, with 3 in Whitewater and 5 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Whitewater is $4,384 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include Fort Atkinson with an average starting cost of $3,615.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in Whitewater, WI
5 Memory Care Facilities near Whitewater, WI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Whitewater
The small city of Whitewater is home to less than 15,000 people with a senior community of a little more than 8 percent of the population. In Wisconsin, it's estimated that 110,000 seniors have Alzheimer's disease, a disease that affects as many as one in 10 seniors.
While the community of Whitewater is relatively small, families have numerous memory care options for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. The city has three memory care facilities, and there are five more in nearby Atkinson, Jefferson, Elkhorn and Janesville. While memory care facilities may be located in a dedicated building, they are generally situated within licensed community-based residential facilities that offer specialized services in a secured unit.
- In Wisconsin, income from Social Security and government pensions is not taxed at the state level, but all other forms of retirement income are subject to state income tax. This may affect how much money can be put into memory care in Whitewater.
- Whitewater is an affordable city to live in, which may make it an attractive option for seniors and families with tight memory care budgets. Overall living costs are about 8 percent lower than the national median, and health care costs come in 13 percent below the nation's average.
- Whitewater's summers are warm and humid with highs in the low 80s, and winters are chilly with January lows in the teens. The city gets an average of 37 inches of annual snowfall, versus the national average of 26 inches. This can pose a challenge for families who travel to this city to visit their loved ones in local memory care facilities.
- Ozone pollution levels are high in Walworth County, with the county receiving an F for this type of pollution from the American Lung Association. This may be a consideration for families whose senior loved ones have respiratory or cardiovascular conditions that may be exacerbated by poor air quality.
Paying for Memory Care in Whitewater
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Whitewater start around $4,384 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Whitewater 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 Whitewater
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 Whitewater
Whitewater 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 Whitewater, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Directory of Winners in the Whitewater Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Whitewater
Whitewater-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.