The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Darien, CT for 2023
There are 22 Memory Care Facilities in the Darien area, with 2 in Darien and 20 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Darien is $8,740 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Stamford with an average starting cost of $8,230.
To help you with your search, browse the 24 reviews below for memory care facilities in Darien. Better rated regions include Stamford with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Darien, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Darien
Darien is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, where 75,000 seniors have Alzheimer's disease. Of its close to 22,000 residents, roughly 12 percent are age 65 years or older and may be living with some type of dementia. Across the state, memory care facilities, also known as Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs), are available to provide specialized treatment for this segment of the population. Being the smallest town along Connecticut's gold coast, Darien only has one of these facilities; however, an additional 14 are available in surrounding communities.
- Families of loved ones with dementia may find comfort in Darien's low crime rates. On a scale of 100, where 100 represents high crime, the town scores a 13.6 for violent crime and a 12.5 for property crime, much lower than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories. In fact, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area is ranked as the #1 best city for crime compared to other mid-sized metropolitan areas across the U.S.
- Darien 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 Norwalk at Norwalk Hospital.
- A mild climate can have a beneficial effect on seniors with dementia. While Connecticut is known for its cold temperatures and snow, Darien sees much more temperate conditions in the winter months. The winter low is only 22 degrees, compared to an average low of 17 degrees statewide. Overall, the town scores a comfort index rating of 51 out of 100.
- Compared to the national index score of 100, the average cost of living in Darien is 306.3. This difference can be attributed to the cost of housing, which is more than seven times greater than the national average. Families on a tight budget may need to take this into consideration when choosing a memory care facility for their loved ones.
Paying for Memory Care in Darien
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Darien start around $8,740 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 Darien 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 Darien
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 Darien
Darien 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 Darien, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Darien Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Darien
Darien-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.