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Mississippi Memory Care Facilities

Mississippi is a smaller state in the south that is not extremely dense, only the 34th most populated with approximately 3 million residents. The selection of dementia care facilities in Mississippi though is quite strong, as many seniors prefer to retire or seek specialized care here where monthly costs are typically cheaper in the south.

Memory Care in Mississippi - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

Mississippi ranks in the Top 5 for most affordable memory care costs in the United States based on the average median for a monthly rent. The southern states of West Virginia, Arkansas and Louisiana are the only other states in the south with lower costs than Mississippi.

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in Mississippi based on Monthly Price are:

  1. Corinth, MS                       $3,925
  2. Biloxi, MS                         $4,020
  3. Oxford, MS                       $4,165         
  4. Meridian, MS                    $4,275         
  5. Hattiesburg, MS                $4,300

The Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Dementia Care in Mississippi:

  1. Brandon, MS                    $4,885
  2. Olive Branch, MS              $4,800         
  3. Ridgeland, MS                  $4,640         
  4. Clinton, MS                       $4,360
  5. Hattiesburg, MS                $4,300

The Top 5 Most Affordable Counties in Mississippi for Memory Care based on Monthly Median Average:

  1. Alcorn County                   $3,930         
  2. Harrison County                $4,015
  3. Lafayette County               $4,185
  4. Lauderdale County            $4,270         
  5. Forrest County                  $4,295

The Top 5 Most Expensive Counties in Mississippi for Alzheimer’s Care:

  1. Rankin County                  $4,880
  2. DeSoto County                 $4,795
  3. Madison County                $4,635
  4. Hinds County                    $4,370
  5. Forrest County                  $4,295

Mississippi Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

Whether you are 5 or 95, people like to “fit in” and get comfortable in new surroundings. Consequently, having to relocate someone from a place they may have lived in for years (yet can no longer efficiency and safely live on their own anymore at) provides several challenges. First, the unsettling place of having a new bed and new room to adapt too. Then, there is a new schedule and routine of eating meals and getting to know strangers like dementia trained caregivers.

Consequently, Alzheimer’s care homes in Mississippi has sought to eliminate some of the stress and agitation of being in new surroundings and with unfamiliar people, especially for those dealing with cognitive disorders like dementia, by limiting the number of residents in each facility and providing a high staff to resident ratio.

The goal is to make the transition as effortless as possible, realizing that families of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia may have their own hesitations and worries about the new facility. Communication is crucial, so a good staff caregiver should make a point to relay all information about the transition (and time thereafter once the resident gets settled), especially when the resident may demonstrate odd behavior or radical shifts in eating and sleeping habits.

Generally, the transition to a memory care home in Mississippi is not as bad as one may assume, so families can expect to find new residents eventually opening up to a new room and staff, finding that the treatment and services offered are very beneficial to their well-being. And, since socialization is actively encouraged, residents can hopefully make some new friends and feel more watched after comparing to many circumstances at the previous home where they may have been left alone for large portions, if not all, of the day.

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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