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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Fairfield County, CT for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Fairfield County is $8,148 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Fairfield County

Located in the southwestern corner of Connecticut, Fairfield County is home to around 950,000 residents, 15.5 percent of whom are aged 65 and older. Across the state, 75,000 seniors have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, resulting in a growing need for specialized care options. In Connecticut, treatment for dementia can be accessed at memory care facilities, known as Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs), 22 of which are available throughout the county.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Fairfield County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Bridgeport Hospital, Danbury HospitalGreenwich Hospital and Norwalk Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Though slightly warmer than other areas in the region, winters in Fairfield County are quite cold. Temperatures can drop below 20 degrees, and an average of 34 inches of snowfall is expected each year. Overall, the county scores a 47 out of 100 in terms of comfort. When considering this region, families should talk to staff members about the measures their SCU has in place to keep residents safe during cold winter conditions.
  • Low crime can offer families of loved ones with dementia peace of mind when planning a move to an SCU. On a scale of one to 100, with 100 considered the worst crime rate, Fairfield County scores a 29.7 for violent crime and a 30 for property crime. While higher than the statewide averages, these numbers are lower than national averaged 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively.
  • Considered one of the more affluent counties in the state, Fairfield County also has a high cost of living. The county scored a139.8, which is higher than the Connecticut average of 118 and the national average of 100. The largest factors are higher housing and transportation costs, something seniors may need to consider when budgeting for memory care.

Paying for Memory Care in Fairfield County

Memory Care costs in Fairfield County start around $7,889 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fairfield County 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.

Counties in Connecticut

Bronx County

$12,597

Westchester County

$9,800

Rockland County

$8,760

Fairfield County

$7,889

New Haven County

$6,102

Litchfield County

$5,755

US

$5,694

Dutchess County

$4,000

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Fairfield County

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 Fairfield County

Fairfield County 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 Fairfield County, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fairfield County

Fairfield County-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Michael

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull

My wife has moved into Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull. It seemed like a nice place, the people seemed nice, and so we put her there. It's very well decorated, all rugs, and so forth. They have a...

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Christine 011

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Maplewood at Danbury

Reaching the decision to place mom in memory care was emotionally challenging. We chose Maplewood at Danbury because of their expert staff, beautiful facility, and most importantly, their...

Provider response

Dear Christine, We deeply appreciate your heartfelt feedback. Making the decision for memory care is undoubtedly challenging, and we're honored you chose Maplewood at Danbury. It warms our hearts...

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Cheryl Prigge

I visited this facility

Review of Maplewood at Stony Hill

Never ever send your loved one there. They care more about the money than your loved one!..my mother was found covered in vomit and mucous when EMS arrived. Unacceptable! RUN!

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