28 Memory Care Facilities near Southbury, CT
There are 28 Memory Care Facilities in the Southbury area, with 2 in Southbury and 26 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Southbury is $7,080 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Waterbury with an average starting cost of $6,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 35 reviews below for memory care facilities in Southbury. Better rated regions include Newtown with an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Southbury, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Southbury
Southbury, Connecticut is a town of roughly 20,000, located in western New Haven County. Over 75,000 seniors across the state of Connecticut have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and in a town where 28.2 percent of its residents are aged 65 and older, several memory care programs, or Alzheimer's special care units (SCUs) as they are referred to as in Connecticut, are available to serve this segment of the population.
In Southbury itself, there are two facilities offering this type of care, along with an additional 21 options available in nearby communities. Each of these facilities, as required by the state's Department of Public Health, have a special license that authorizes them to provide services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
The New Haven-Milford metropolitan area is ranked as the 20th most secure place to live in the U.S. for large metropolitan areas. On a scale out of 100, with 100 being high crime, the area receives a score of 23.9 for violent crime and 23.5 for property-related offenses, which are significantly lower than the U.S. averages of 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories.
At 124.7, the overall cost of living in Southbury exceeds the U.S. national average of 100. Housing and associated daily living expenses are the largest contributing factors for this, something seniors transitioning to a memory care facility may need to consider when budgeting.
The New Haven-Milford metropolitan area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as St. Mary's Hospital and Waterbury Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. The Bridgeport Hospital is also located less than 30 miles away, which has received national recognition and several prestigious awards for its dedicated work in geriatrics.
While the climate is generally more temperate in Southbury than in other parts of Connecticut, the area only receives a 49 out of a possible 100 in terms of overall comfort. Winter lows can drop below 20 degrees, and an average of 45 inches of snow are expected each year. Check with individual memory care facilities to see what measures they have in place to ensure residents are safe during winter months.
Paying for Memory Care in Southbury
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Southbury start around $7,080 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Southbury 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 Southbury
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 Southbury
Southbury 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 Southbury, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Southbury
Southbury-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.