19 Memory Care Facilities near Norwalk, CT
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There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Norwalk area, with 3 in Norwalk and 16 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Norwalk is $8,315 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Wilton with an average starting cost of $6,539.
To help you with your search, browse the 17 reviews below for memory care facilities in Norwalk. On average, consumers rate memory care in Norwalk 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Norwalk, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Norwalk
Situated on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, Norwalk, Connecticut, is a city of more than 89,000. Roughly 14.2 percent of Norwalk residents are age 65 and older, and some are part of the state's more than 75,000 seniors who have Alzheimer's disease. In the Norwalk area, more than a dozen memory care facilities are available to serve people in need of care for dementia other cognitive impairments. There are three memory care facilities, or Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs), as they're known as in Connecticut, located within Norwalk itself, and an additional 10 in surrounding communities. All are licensed by the state's Department of Public Health.
- On a scale of one to 100, with 100 the highest, the rates of violent crime and property crime in Norwalk score a 29.5 and 32.3 respectively, lower than the corresponding U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. In fact, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area is ranked as the second-safest midsized metropolitan area in America. This fact may provide peace of mind for families with a loved one living in a memory care facility in the area.
- At a score of 149.5, the cost of living in Norwalk exceeds both the state average of 118 and the U.S. national average of 100. High housing costs are the largest contributing factor, coming in at 113 percent of the national average. Families should keep this in mind when budgeting for memory care.
- Norwalk is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Norwalk Hospital, home to an award-winning neurology and stroke center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Compared with other cities across the state of Connecticut, Norwalk has a more temperate climate. Overall, the Norwalk area scores a 51 out of a possible 100 on Sperling's Comfort Index, but winter temperatures can drop into the low 20s, and the amount of snowfall averages 33 inches per year. Families may want to consult with prospective memory care facilities to ensure they have proper measures in place to keep residents safe during the winter months.
Paying for Memory Care in Norwalk
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Norwalk start around $8,315 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Norwalk 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 Norwalk
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 Norwalk
Norwalk 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 Norwalk, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Norwalk Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Norwalk
Norwalk-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.
Other Options in Norwalk, CT
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Norwalk
Review of Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk
Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk was absolutely beautiful and the people were fantastic. The chef came to meet us when we went to be interviewed and we were told how great the food was, what he prepare... Read more
Review of Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk
Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk is very nice. The staff is very caring and everything works out very nicely. The size of our aunt's room is nice, the layout is wonderful and it's convenient to all the ... Read more