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The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Meriden, CT for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Meriden, Connecticut
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Meriden
  • Paying for Memory Care in Meriden
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Meriden
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Meriden
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Meriden

What to Consider About Memory Care in Meriden

Connecticut licenses memory care facilities through the Department of Public Health, Facility Licensure Processing Unit. This department officially recognizes facilities as assisted living service agencies. It requires them to follow standard rules for the number of residents they accommodate, the scope of services they provide and staff hiring and training practices.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Meriden

  • Midstate Medical Center serves memory care residents in Meriden through a full range of specialties, a 24-hour emergency room and community initiatives. It houses the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, which has a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neuroscientists, surgeons and neurointensivists who help seniors and families navigate and manage memory-related disorders. The hospital also hosts a variety of classes and support groups for those affected by memory loss.
  • While Meriden’s New Haven County doesn’t perform as well as other Connecticut communities for health outcomes and factors, it fares better than a typical county in the nation as a whole. The local life expectancy exceeds the national norm but falls about a year shy of Connecticut’s average at 78.5 years, and the region has a primary care physician for every 1,170 residents versus 1,330 nationally, potentially reducing wait times for appointments for memory care residents.
  • The cost of living in Meriden exceeds the national norm by about 9%, but it runs a couple of percentage points below Connecticut’s average, which may provide financial favorability for memory care residents. Housing prices run well below the national and state norms, driving down the cost of memory care, and the state funds the Community Options waiver to help qualified individuals afford residential care.
  • The income tax rate in Connecticut varies from 3.00-6.99%, and the state taxes all forms of retirement income. Fortunately, it provides relief for qualified seniors by exempting Social Security benefits from taxation for those whose annual income falls below $75,000. This may make Meriden a financially viable option for seniors with limited access to resources.
  • In Meriden, residents have a 1 in 342 chance of becoming victims of a violent crime, which runs about double the risk in the state as a whole but falls a little below the national norm. Property-related offenses occur more often here than in a typical Connecticut or U.S. city, with residents seeing about 23 property-related infractions per 1,000 people in a given year. This may make residential memory care, which features a secure environment, preferable over living alone for seniors with memory loss.

Paying for Memory Care in Meriden

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

In Meriden, the median rate for memory care comes to $6,844.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Meriden pay around $6,844 for memory care. Although this exceeds the respective state and national norms of around $5,970 and $6,688, local rates are competitive compared to most other cities in the state. In Bridgeport, for example, monthly fees run nearly double the cost in Meriden at about $12,766, and in Norwich fees surpass the local norm at around $19,688. Rates also trend higher outside the state, with seniors in Providence, RI, paying approximately $8,800 per month.

Meriden

$6,844

Connecticut

$5,970

United States

$6,688

Bridgeport

$12,766

Norwich

$19,688

Providence, RI

$8,800

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care rates in Meriden come in at around $6,844 per month. This rate aligns with the cost of home health care, which provides skilled nursing in the individual’s home. However, it exceeds the cost of standard assisted living, which includes housing and personal care in a non specialized environment for around $5,475. Seniors pay lower rates of around $4,195 for in-home care, which includes nonmedical companionship and custodial services, and those who attend adult day health care pay about $2,167 for nonresidential personal care and skilled nursing support. On the other hand, nursing home rates run higher at $16,030 for 24-hour skilled nursing and medical supervision.

Memory Care

$6,844

In-Home Care

$4,195

Home Health Care

$6,864

Adult Day Health Care

$2,167

Assisted Living Facility

$5,475

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$16,030

Note: Data for Meriden was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New Haven, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Meriden

In Meriden, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.

 

Financial Assistance in Connecticut

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 Meriden

Meriden 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 Meriden, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Meriden

Meriden Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Connecticut are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page for more information about these laws.

 

Laws and Regulations in Connecticut

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Gloria

I visited this facility

Review of The Village at Kensington Place

The Village at Kensington Place is big enough, but it's not humongous. The memory care unit has a fabulous setup. The rooms are clean. The food was great. I thought it was a really nice place. The...

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Memory Care

David

I visited this facility

Review of The Village at Kensington Place

We went to The Village at Kensington Place. Overall, it's a very nice place. They have everything. They have nursing staff, they administer medications, and they have someone clean the rooms once a...

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Memory Care

Carol

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

Review of The Village at Kensington Place

My mother-in-law is at The Village at Kensington Place. They've been great so far. We chose the place for its location. They are very professional people, it is very clean, and it is homey. I have...

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