2 Memory Care Facilities near Niantic, CT
There are 2 Memory Care Facilities in the Niantic area, with 1 in Niantic and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Niantic is $7,200 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Mystic with an average starting cost of $6,900.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Niantic, CT
1 Memory Care Facility near Niantic, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Niantic
Niantic is a village in East Lyme, and while its population is only around 3,100, roughly 23.2 percent of those residents are aged 65 years and older and may require specialized care for dementia. An estimated 75,000 seniors across the state of Connecticut have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This care can be found at a memory care facility, or Alzheimer's Special Care Unit (SCU) as they are known as in Connecticut. There is a single facility available in the village, with an additional option just over three miles away in Waterford.
- Despite low crime averages across the state, crime rates in Niantic are quite high. Compared to national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 out of 100 for violent and property crime, respectively, Niantic scores a 39.9 and 41.1 in the same categories. Families of prospective SCU residents may wish to review the security policies and procedures the facility has in place.
- Compared to the U.S. national average of 100, Niantic's cost of living is rated 120.6, largely due to high housing costs, which are around 1.5 times higher than they are nationally. Families budgeting for a memory care facility may want to keep this in mind.
- Niantic 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 New London at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, a division of Yale New Haven Health.
- While winters in Connecticut can be harsh, the weather in Niantic is known to be slightly more temperate. The winter low is 21 degrees, four degrees higher than the state average, though summer temperatures generally do not climb past the low 80s. Overall, the village receives a comfort index rating of 44 out of 100. It may be beneficial to discuss the safety measures of an SCU as winters are accompanied by an average 26 inches of snow, which may put seniors with dementia at risk.
Paying for Memory Care in Niantic
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Niantic start around $7,200 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,944 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Niantic 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 Niantic
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 Niantic
Niantic 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 Niantic, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Niantic
Niantic-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.