35 Memory Care Facilities near Branford, CT
There are 35 Memory Care Facilities in the Branford area, with 1 in Branford and 34 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Branford is $6,150 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Hamden with an average starting cost of $6,147.
To help you with your search, browse the 50 reviews below for memory care facilities in Branford. Better rated regions include East Haven with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Branford, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Branford
More than 75,000 seniors across the state of Connecticut are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which has prompted an increasing demand for access to dementia care. In the town of Branford, 21.5 percent of its 28,000 residents are aged 65 years and older and may have a cognitive condition that requires them to seek treatment at a memory care facility. Only one of these facilities, known as Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs), is located in Branford, but 29 other SCUs are available in nearby communities.
- The safety of a town can be an important factor when choosing a memory care facility. On a scale of 100, with 100 being high crime, Branford scores a 27.3 for violent crime and a 37.7 for property crime, which is close to the U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively. These rates are low compared to the general New Haven-Milford metropolitan area scores of 36 and 41.6.
- The overall cost of living in Branford is rated 126, compared to the U.S. national average of 100. This number also exceeds the average cost of living across the state, which is 118. The biggest factors in this difference are housing and transportation costs. Families may will likely need to factor these high costs into their budget.
- Though Connecticut is known for its harsh winter weather, residents of Branford may find the climate to be more temperate. The average winter low is 21 degrees, which is relatively mild compared to a statewide average of 17. Overall, the town receives a comfort index score of 45 out of 100.
- Branford has no available facilities in the event of a medical emergency or illness, and the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care is located in New Haven (Yale New Haven Hospital), which is about a 15-minute drive from the town center.
Paying for Memory Care in Branford
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Branford start around $6,150 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Branford 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 Branford
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Connecticut 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 Connecticut page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Branford
Branford 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 Branford, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Branford Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Branford
Branford-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Connecticut are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page for more information about these laws.