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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Simsbury, CT for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Simsbury, Connecticut
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Simsbury
  • Paying for Memory Care in Simsbury
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Simsbury
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Simsbury
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Simsbury

What to Consider About Memory Care in Simsbury

Simsbury, Connecticut is a town of roughly 25,000 located in Hartford County. Around 16.5 percent of its residents are 65 years of age and older, the population most at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia. There are 75,000 residents across the state with Alzheimer's disease, and those who live in Simsbury will find one memory care facility in the town and 23 additional options in nearby communities.

In Connecticut, these facilities are known as Alzheimer's Special Care Units         (SCUs) and are required to obtain special licensing from the state's Department of Public Health to provide care for seniors with dementia.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Simsbury

  • While most memory care facilities are fully equipped with modern security technologies, a low crime rate can offer families peace of mind. Simsbury's rate of violent crime scores a 14.2 out of 100, with 100 being high crime, and a 15.6 for property crime. These numbers are far below U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively.
  • Daily living costs are often something seniors and their families have to keep in mind when budgeting for care at an SCU. At a score of 130, the cost of living in Simsbury is higher than both the Connecticut average of 118 and the national average of 100. The is largely due to high housing costs and miscellaneous expenditures.
  • Like much of Connecticut, Simsbury is known to experience harsh winters. Temperatures can drop to lows around 17 degrees, with an average of 40 inches of snow expected each year. Families may want to discuss the precautions taken by individual memory care facilities to ensure residents remain safe during these cold conditions.
  • Simsbury is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Hartford HealthCare's Senior Services branch just a ten-minute drive from the town center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in Simsbury

Memory Care costs in Simsbury start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Simsbury 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.

Cities in Connecticut

Farmington

$8,577

West Hartford

$7,520

South Windsor

$6,942

Rocky Hill

$5,915

Agawam

$5,816

Torrington

$5,755

US

$5,694

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Simsbury

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 Simsbury

Simsbury 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 Simsbury, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Simsbury

Simsbury-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.

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