5 Memory Care Facilities near Ridgefield, CT
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Ridgefield area, with 2 in Ridgefield and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Ridgefield is $8,625 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Wilton with an average starting cost of $6,650.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Ridgefield, CT
3 Memory Care Facilities near Ridgefield, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Ridgefield
Approximately 75,000 seniors across the state of Connecticut have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, including some of the 16.2 percent of Ridgefield's over 25,000 residents who are aged 65 years and older. To serve this segment of the population, 16 memory care facilities, called Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs) in Connecticut, are available in the town and its surrounding communities. As required by the state's Department of Public Health, these facilities are required to obtain special licensing to offer memory care services.
- On a scale where 100 represents the highest crime rate, violent crime in Ridgefield receives an 18.2, and property crime scores a 17.4. These numbers are significantly lower than the U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Family members of loved ones with dementia may still find it beneficial to discuss the specific security measures a facility has taken to ensure its residents are kept safe at all times.
- Ridgefield has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospitals specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Danbury (Danbury Hospital) and Norwalk (Norwalk Hospital), both a 20-minute drive away.
- Though winters can be cold, Ridgefield is considered to have a good climate for the Connecticut region. Lows fall to about 18 degrees during the wintertime, with roughly 39 inches of snow expected to fall throughout the season, but summer temperatures are much warmer, climbing to highs in the mid-80s. It may be beneficial to discuss the SCU's policies to protect residents when winter conditions do get harsh.
- At a score of 181, the cost of living in Ridgefield is much higher than both the Connecticut average of 118 and the U.S. national average of 100. This is something families may want to consider if moving to the area to be closer to their loved one living in a memory care facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Ridgefield
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Ridgefield start around $8,625 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 Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield
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 Ridgefield
Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Ridgefield Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ridgefield
Ridgefield-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.