The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Wood County, WI for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Wood County is $5,150 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include Marathon County with an average starting cost of $4,877.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for memory care facilities in Wood County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Wood County 3.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Marathon County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Wood County, WI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Wood County
Wood County has about 73,000 residents and a large senior community that accounts for over 20 percent of the population. The area is served by the South Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. This organization provides support and informational resources for those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a group which makes up almost 11 percent of Wood County seniors who receive Medicare benefits.
Wood County is home to three memory care facilities, all of which are located in the city of Wisconsin Rapids. These facilities are officially called community-based residential facilities, and they are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- In Wisconsin, retirees do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits or government pensions, meaning that those who rely solely on income from these sources only pay federal income tax. Withdrawals from retirement savings accounts and disbursements from private pensions are taxed at the state level, however, which may affect how much money can be put toward memory care services in Wood County.
- Wood County is a very affordable place to live with an overall cost of living that is about 15 percent below the state and national averages, which may make the county a good option for seniors and families with restrictive memory care budgets. Healthcare expenses, including doctor's office visits and hospital stays, cost a little less here than elsewhere in the state and country.
- Summers in Wood County are pleasant with lows around 80 degrees, but winters can be harsh with lows around 6 degrees. The county receives about 50 inches of snowfall annually, which is nearly double the national average. This may impede winter travel for families visiting loved ones in local memory care facilities.
- The overall crime rate in Wood County is roughly on par with the national average, with the violent crime rate coming in slightly higher than the national average and the property crime rate coming in a little lower. This may appeal to families researching memory care options for loved ones in this region.
Paying for Memory Care in Wood County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Wood County start around $5,150 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Wood 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 Wood 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 Wood County
Wood 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 Wood County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Directory of Winners in the Wood County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wood County
Wood 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.
Memory Care near Wood County, WI
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Wood County
Review of Arborview Court
Arborview Court has provided my father-in-law a place to reside that is safe and secure, allowing him to have the best quality of life while living with dementia. Our family is comforted knowing he... Read more
Review of The Waterford at Wisconsin Rapids
When your mom is clearly not getting the proper care and gets a fairly good size bruise on her cheek. What on earth! Always have to hunt down staff. Zero cameras as I know of in the common areas. ... Read more
Review of The Waterford at Wisconsin Rapids
I liked that The Waterford at Wisconsin Rapids was a safe place. They just didn't seem to have that many caretakers per resident, and I was kind of upset about that. They showed me the rooms in the... Read more