14 Memory Care Facilities in New Haven County, CT
The average cost of memory care in New Haven County is $6,226 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Suffolk County with an average starting cost of $6,216.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for memory care facilities in New Haven County. On average, consumers rate memory care in New Haven County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Middlesex County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in New Haven County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in New Haven County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in New Haven County
In the state of Connecticut, there are approximately 75,000 adults aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease. Of the more than 860,000 residents who call New Haven County home, 16.9 percent belong to this age demographic and may be affected by this diagnosis. Across the state, memory care facilities, known as Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs), are available to provide specialized treatment for seniors with some type of dementia, 14 of which are available throughout the county.
- Winters in New Haven County are cold, though they are a little warmer than average temperatures seen across the state. The winter low is 19 degrees, a few degrees higher than the Connecticut average, and summers highs can reach 84 degrees. However, residents can expect 34 inches of snow each year. Families should consider looking into an SCU's security policies to make sure proper precautions are taken to keep residents safe in harsh conditions.
- New Haven County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Milford Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital and, of course, the nationally recognized Yale-New Haven Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Crime rates in New Haven County can be considered quite high. Compared to the U.S. averages of 31.1 for violent crime and 38.1 for property crime, New Haven scores a 41.1 and 39.8 in the same categories, respectively. These numbers are on a scale out of 100, with 100 considered high crime. While most SCUs are fully equipped with surveillance and security systems, families may find added peace of mind reviewing a facility's safety policies and procedures in detail.
- At a score of 114.4, the cost of living in New Haven County is higher than the U.S. national average of 100, however, it is lower than the state average of 118. Factoring in areas of particularly high cost, such as transportation and utilities, may be important for seniors when budgeting for memory care services.
Paying for Memory Care in New Haven County
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Memory Care costs in New Haven County start around $6,224 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in New Haven 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 New Haven 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 New Haven County
New Haven 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 New Haven County, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the New Haven County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in New Haven County
New Haven 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 New Haven County
Review of Meadow Mills Assisted Living Memory Care
My mother was at Meadow Mills. It was a very good experience. The staff was knowledgeable, kind and attentive. Cleanliness was excellent. Each time I came in, they were either doing an activity in ... Read more
Review of The Village at Mariner's Point
The Village at Mariner's Point was quite expensive and when they needed to add a hoyer lift to my mother's care, they were going to increase the rate by approximately another $5000 a month. It was ... Read more
Review of Meadow Mills Assisted Living Memory Care
Meadow Mills is a memory care facility. The only drawback was they didn't have any transportation to doctors' appointments and outside trips. The rooms were pretty standard, they were setup into ho... Read more