4 Memory Care Facilities in New London County, CT
The average cost of memory care in New London County is $7,288 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Kent County with an average starting cost of $5,369.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in New London County
New London County forms the seacoast southeast corner of Connecticut with about 270,000 of the state's residents by U.S. Census 2017 estimate. The 65-and-older population is only slightly above average, and New London County has a total of three memory care facilities for people with Alzheimer's and dementia-related conditions.
Overall, the state of Connecticut has over 3.5 million residents and there are currently 75,000 people with Alzheimer's. Connecticut established a State Department on Aging in 2013 whose charter is to oversee and develop resources for seniors in the state.
- New London County's rating is slightly above average for violent crime and a bit less than average for property crime. Combined with the security features employed by memory care facilities, seniors should feel safe in this area.
- Even with the sea air, the American Lung Association rates the New London County area an F for ozone. This could concern seniors with common respiratory conditions such as asthma. The county does get a B grade for particulates in the air and a passing grade overall. Local efforts to control air pollution have resulted in steady improvement in local scores since 1996 when the ALA chart began.
- Typical New England weather provides four very distinct seasons here with an average number of sunny days which can help with memory care residents' moods. Time spent outdoors in the garden or taking short walks may be limited in the wintertime as temperatures can drop to 17 degrees F with 31 inches of snow each year. Summers reach a mild 82 degrees F here but an above-average 50 inches of rain do fall each year which could limit outdoor activities from time to time.
- The New London area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the regional Hartford Hospital in nearby Hartford and local Yale-New Haven-affiliated Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in New London County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in New London County start around $6,988 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in New London 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 London 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 London County
New London 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 London County, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the New London County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in New London County
New London 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.