4 Memory Care Facilities in Litchfield County, CT
The average cost of memory care in Litchfield County is $5,851 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Dutchess County with an average starting cost of $4,110.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Litchfield County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Litchfield County 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hampden County with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
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4 Memory Care Facilities in Litchfield County, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Litchfield County
Litchfield County is located in the New York Metropolitan area and has a population of 189,972. Over 30,000 of these residents are seniors aged 65 or older, some of whom may be living with Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia. At present, there are four memory care facilities in Litchfield County. One is in the city of Litchfield, and the other three are in the neighboring areas of Torrington and Canaan.
Memory care facilities across Connecticut are referred to as Alzheimer’s Special Care Units (SCUs) and are licensed by The Department of Public Health, Facility Licensing and Investigations Section.
- Litchfield County has a high cost of living. On a scale where 100 represents the American average, the cost of living in Litchfield ranks 116.4. Groceries and healthcare are also higher than average, although transportation ranks slightly lower at 99. Seniors and their families may take the higher cost of living in Litchfield County into consideration when preparing their memory care budgets.
Crime rates are relatively low in Litchfield County. On a scale from one to 100 where 100 represents high crime areas, Litchfield County ranks 26.9 for violent crime, compared to the national average of 31.1. For property crime, it ranks 26.4, 12 points less than the U.S. average of 38.1. Litchfield County’s low crime rates may appeal to seniors and their families.
- Litchfield County, like the rest of Connecticut, is not tax-friendly toward seniors. Although social security benefits are only partially taxed, pensions and retirement savings account income are fully taxed. Seniors and their families should take Connecticut’s tax laws into consideration when planning for memory care expenses.
- Litchfield County receives 51 inches of rain and 56 inches of snow annually compared to the national averages of 39 inches and 26 inches respectively. Summer highs only reach 81 degrees, and winter lows dip to a bone-chilling 13 degrees. Seniors with bone or joint pain might not enjoy living in Litchfield County.
Paying for Memory Care in Litchfield County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Litchfield County start around $5,851 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 Litchfield 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 Litchfield 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 Litchfield County
Litchfield 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 Litchfield County, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Litchfield County
Litchfield 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 Litchfield County
Review of The Ivy at Watertown
We chose The Ivy at Watertown for my mother because it's a brand new place and the level of care that they're offering is much better than the others are for a very similar price. There's a lot mor... Read more
Review of Litchfield Hills
It is a beautiful place. All the nurses are very nice. My relative has his own two-bedroom apartment. He is happy there. He is still a little confused trying to get used to the place, but they take... Read more
Review of Brandywine Assisted Living at Litchfield
I went to Brandywine Senior Living and this place is very nice. It was close to my house. What I really like about it is that they let the memory are residents go and enjoy what the assisted living... Read more