12 Memory Care Facilities near Danbury, CT
There are 12 Memory Care Facilities in the Danbury area, with 2 in Danbury and 10 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Danbury is $7,372 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Brookfield with an average starting cost of $5,948.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Danbury. On average, consumers rate memory care in Danbury 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Danbury, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Danbury
Danbury, which is situated along the Long Island Sound in southwestern Connecticut, is home to over 85,000 people. The city has a large senior population that makes up more than 13 percent of the population, and according to the Alzheimer's Association, as many as one in 10 of those seniors may be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. In Connecticut, 77,000 people are currently living with Alzheimer's.
In Danbury, as in all of the state, memory care facilities may also be called special care units. SCUs provide specialized care or services for residents who have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. These facilities have separate licensure requirements, which are enforced by the Connecticut State Department of Health. Danbury has one memory care facility, and there are eight dozen more in nearby cities.
- Danbury's air quality is fair. The American Lung Association gave Fairfield County an F for ozone pollution and a B for short-term particle pollution, which may be a consideration for families who senior loved one has a condition like asthma or cardiovascular disease.
- Overall living costs are about 25 percent over the national median, and healthcare expenses are about 6 percent higher here than they are elsewhere. This may be a concern for families with tight memory care budgets.
- Social Security benefits are taxable for Danbury seniors whose income level is above a certain level, and other forms of retirement income, including pensions and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts, are fully taxable. This may reduce how much money can be put toward memory care expenses.
- Danbury's summers are warm and wet with highs in the low-80s, and winters are chilly with lows in the teens. Families who are visiting local memory care facilities should ensure that staff members keep residents indoors when it's very cold.
Paying for Memory Care in Danbury
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Danbury start around $7,372 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Danbury 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 Danbury
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 Danbury
Danbury 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 Danbury, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Danbury Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Danbury
Danbury-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.
Other Options in Danbury, CT
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Danbury
Review of Maplewood at Danbury
Our family member has been at Maplewood in Danbury for the past 2 1/2 Years. When I was looking for a special place for dear Esther I visited 8 facilities between NY and Ct. I was just about to ... Read more
Review of Maplewood at Danbury
The memory care unit (secured on the second floor) has recently been renovated, and I'm told plans are in place to completely renovate the entire facility this year. Clearly managed by an experienc... Read more