29 Memory Care Facilities in Fairfield County, CT
The average cost of memory care in Fairfield County is $7,100 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include New Haven County with an average starting cost of $5,959.
To help you with your search, browse the 35 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fairfield County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fairfield County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Westchester County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 16 families in Fairfield County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Fairfield County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Fairfield County, CT
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.
- Fairfield County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Bridgeport Hospital, Danbury Hospital, Greenwich 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
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Memory Care costs in Fairfield County start around $7,134 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 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.
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.
Directory of Winners in the Fairfield County Area
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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fairfield County
Review of Just Like Home's Dogwood Home
Such a wonderful facility within a great community! Best thing about Dogwood Home is the staff, who will go above and beyond to meet the residents every need and wish. The communal area is great, o... Read more
Review of Maplewood at Stony Hill
Maplewood at Stony Hill is very nice, and it's fairly well equipped. People are super nice and very attentive to the guests. We're pleased with what's going on. My wife is in a studio apartment. Du... Read more
Review of Maplewood at Newtown
Since Covid we cannot visit my mother's room frequently. We finally were able to take her out and her toenails were so overgrown she couldn't wear shoes properly. She is not getting enough fluids... Read more