3 Memory Care Facilities near Meriden, CT
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There are 3 Memory Care Facilities in the Meriden area, with 1 in Meriden and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Meriden is $6,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Meriden. Better rated regions include Plantsville with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Meriden, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Meriden
Over 75,000 seniors in the state of Connecticut have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Located in New Haven County the city of Meriden has a population of roughly 60,000, 16.5 percent of whom are aged 65 years and older and some have a form of dementia. To serve this segment of the population, there are two memory care facilities, or Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs) as they are known as in Connecticut, located in Meriden. These facilities are specially licensed by Connecticut Department of Public Health to provide care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
- The rate of violent crime in Meriden receives a score of 24.1 on a scale out of 100, with 100 being high crime. This number is much lower than the U.S. national average score of 31.1, which may give seniors living in memory care facilities peace of mind as they go about their daily activities. The rate of property crime, however, is slightly higher than the national average, scoring a 40.8 as compared to 38.1.
- Like most cities across the state, Meriden experiences cold winters, and the area only receives a 38 out of a possible 100 in terms of overall comfort. Residents can expect temperatures to drop below 18 degrees in winter months, along with an average 35 inches of snow expected annually. It's important to discuss the safety precautions individual memory care facilities have in place to keep residents safe in these cold conditions.
- While slightly above the U.S. national average of 100, at 103.1 the cost of living in Meriden, still scores far below the average cost of living across the state of Connecticut, which receives a 118. This may make Meriden an appealing option for seniors who are transitioning to a memory care facility and looking to save on living expenses.
- Meriden is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the MidState Medical Center, the Hospital of Central Connecticut, St. Mary's Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Meriden
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Meriden start around $6,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,973 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Meriden 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 Meriden
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 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.
Directory of Winners in the Meriden Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Meriden
Meriden-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.