9 Memory Care Facilities near Brookfield, CT
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Brookfield area, with 1 in Brookfield and 8 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Brookfield is $5,700 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Woodbridge with an average starting cost of $4,762.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Brookfield. Better rated regions include Danbury with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Brookfield, CT
8 Memory Care Facilities near Brookfield, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Brookfield
The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease is growing at a rapid rate, and in Connecticut alone, 75,000 seniors are living with this diagnosis. In the town of Bridgefield, 16.5 percent of its 17,000 residents are aged 65 and older, and they may require specialized care for dementia. Memory care facilities, called Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs) in Connecticut, are available to provide this type of treatment. While there is only one SCU locally, an additional seven are available in surrounding communities.
- Temperatures in Brookfield and state averages are relatively consistent with a winter low of 18 degrees and summer high of around 83. While the town does score a 49 out of 100 in terms of overall comfort, it's expected to get 45 inches of snowfall each year, so it's important to check that an SCU has safety measures in place if conditions become unfavorable.
- Compared to the average national rating of 100, the cost of living in Clinton scores a 140.8, largely due to high costs of housing and transportation. This may be important for seniors and their families to consider when deciding where to allocate funds.
- Located in the safest mid-sized metropolitan area in the U.S., Clinton's crime rates are much lower than the national average. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being higher crime, violent crime is 15.7 compared to 31.1 nationally, and property crime is 14.9, compared to 38.1. Though these numbers are likely to offer peace of mind, families may still find it beneficial to discuss the security policies and procedures of an SCU with staff members.
- Brookfield has no available facilities in the event of a medical emergency or illness, and the nearest major hospitals specializing in brain health and dementia care are located in Danbury (Danbury Hospital) and New Milford (New Milford Hospital), each about a 15-minute drive from the town center.
Paying for Memory Care in Brookfield
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Brookfield start around $5,700 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Brookfield 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 Brookfield
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 Brookfield
Brookfield 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 Brookfield, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Brookfield Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Brookfield
Brookfield-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.