The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in East Haven, CT for 2023
There are 15 Memory Care Facilities in the East Haven area, with 1 in East Haven and 14 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in East Haven is $5,900 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Milford with an average starting cost of $5,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 26 reviews below for memory care facilities in East Haven. On average, consumers rate memory care in East Haven 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Woodbridge with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in East Haven, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in East Haven
Currently, 75,000 seniors in Connect are living with Alzheimer's disease. Of its close to 29,000 residents, 18.8 percent are aged 65 years and up. For those individuals in this age range affected by dementia, specialized care can be found at the town's one memory care facility. Twelve more of these facilities, known as Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs) in Connecticut, are in neighboring communities. As per state regulations, all of these SCUs are specially licensed by the Department of Public Health.
- Using the U.S. national average of 100 as a point of reference, the overall cost of living in East Haven is rated 112.8, more than five points less than the state-wide average of 118. Residents can expect to save on housing and grocery costs, which could make it an attractive, cost-effective option for Connecticut families on a tight budget.
- East Haven has no available facilities in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in New Haven at Yale New Haven Hospital.
- While Connecticut is known for its cold winter temperatures, the low in East Haven only drops to 21 degrees, which is 4 degrees higher than the state average, making the overall climate milder and more comfortable. The area does receive around 32 inches of snow, so it's important to discuss the measures taken by SCUs to protect residents when the weather becomes harsh.
- Crime rates in East Haven are quite similar to the averages seen on a national scale. Violent crime scores a 31.3 out of 100, with 100 considered high crime, and a 42.3 in terms of property crime. These numbers are much higher than the national averages state-wide, which are 21.1 and 23.7, respectively. Memory care facilities should have security equipment in place, and an overview of the facility's policies and procedures may offer added peace of mind.
Paying for Memory Care in East Haven
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Connecticut
Memory Care costs in East Haven start around $5,900 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 East Haven 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 East Haven
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 East Haven
East Haven 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 East Haven, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the East Haven Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in East Haven
East Haven-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 East Haven, CT
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in East Haven
Review of The Village at Mariner's Point
I was happy with The Village at Mariner's Point. It was very pleasant, professional, and clean. The director came right out and took me on a tour. I saw the whole facility. I was able to ask a lot ... Read more
Review of The Village at Mariner's Point
The Village at Mariner's Point was quite expensive and when they needed to add a hoyer lift to my mother's care, they were going to increase the rate by approximately another $5000 a month. It was ... Read more