14 Memory Care Facilities near Newtown, CT
There are 14 Memory Care Facilities in the Newtown area, with 2 in Newtown and 12 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Newtown is $7,650 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Southbury with an average starting cost of $6,247.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Newtown. Better rated regions include Bethel with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Newtown, CT
12 Memory Care Facilities near Newtown, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Newtown
With approximately 75,000 seniors across the state of Connecticut diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, cities across the state, including the town of Newtown, have taken measures to ensure these people can access the care they need. Of Newtown's nearly 28,000 residents, 15.6 percent are over 65, and some of them may have dementia or another type of cognitive impairment. To serve this segment of the population, there are two memory care facilities, or Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs), as they're known as in Connecticut, in Newtown, and 10 more in neighboring communities.
- With an index of 145.7, the cost of living in Newtown exceeds both the Connecticut average of 118 and the U.S. average of 100. This is largely due to high transportation and housing costs, which are almost double the national average.
- While most memory care facilities have surveillance equipment and security measures in place, a low rate of crime can offer peace of mind to seniors and their families. Crime rates in Newtown are much lower than the national average. Newtown scores a 13 for violent crime and a 14.9 for property crime, compared to 31.1 and 38.1.
- Newtown has no available facilities in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Danbury at Danbury Hospital.
- Compared to regional averages, Newtown tends to have a more temperate climate. The winter low is around 20 degrees, compared to an average of 17 degrees across the state, and the area receives an overall comfort index score of 45 out of 100. However, it is still expected to see about 41 inches of snow each year, so families should be sure to check what measures an SCU has in place to ensure residents remain safe when conditions get harsh.
Paying for Memory Care in Newtown
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Newtown start around $7,650 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Newtown 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 Newtown
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 Newtown
Newtown 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 Newtown, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Newtown Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Newtown
Newtown-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.