The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Orange, CT for 2023
There are 20 Memory Care Facilities in the Orange area, with 1 in Orange and 19 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Orange is $7,550 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Milford with an average starting cost of $5,220.
To help you with your search, browse the 53 reviews below for memory care facilities in Orange. On average, consumers rate memory care in Orange 3.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Milford with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Orange, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Orange
Orange is located on the south coast of Connecticut along the Long Island Sound in New Haven County, where it's estimated that well over 14 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and over have Alzheimer's or dementia. Some of these seniors may be a part of Orange's large senior population, which makes up more than 20 percent of the community's 14,000 residents.
Orange has one memory care facility, and there are over a dozen more in nearby cities, including Shelton and Milford. In Connecticut, memory care facilities are officially called special care units, and they have their own licensure requirements separate from those of standard assisted living facilities. These facilities are monitored by the Connecticut State Department of Health.
- While Social Security income is exempt from state income tax for seniors whose adjusted gross income is below a certain level, all other types of retirement income are taxable in Connecticut. This may impact how much money can be put towards memory care services in Orange.
- According to data presented by the American Lung Association, the ozone pollution levels in Orange are very high and the short-term particle pollution levels are moderate. New Haven County, which includes Orange, was given an F for ozone pollution and a C for 24-hour particle pollution, and this may be a consideration for families whose senior loved one has a condition like asthma.
- Orange is a fairly expensive city to live in. Overall, living costs here are about 40 percent higher than the nationwide average, and the region's high cost of housing, utilities and groceries may drive up the price of memory care.
- Orange's overall crime rate is higher than 79 percent of U.S. cities of all sizes, and when it's compared only to similarly sized cities, it's crime rate is considerably higher than average. Memory care facilities keep residents safe by using security cameras and access control systems.
Paying for Memory Care in Orange
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Orange start around $7,550 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Orange 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 Orange
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 Orange
Orange 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 Orange, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Orange Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Orange
Orange-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.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Orange
Review of Maplewood at Orange
My wife has moved into Maplewood at Orange. Well, two things; I wasn't happy with the room she got, and the TV has snow and I'm paying for it. She doesn't like being there anyway, she wants to come... Read more