9 Memory Care Facilities near Waterbury, CT
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Waterbury area, with 1 in Waterbury and 8 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Waterbury is $6,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Waterbury. Better rated regions include Plantsville with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Waterbury, CT
8 Memory Care Facilities near Waterbury, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Waterbury
Across the state of Connecticut, over 75,000 seniors have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The second largest city in New Haven County, Waterbury, has a population of close to 110,000, with almost 13 percent of its residents aged 65 years and older, some of whom have cognitive impairments.
Over 30 memory care facilities, or Alzheimer's special care units (SCUs) as they are called in Connecticut, are available in Waterbury and its surrounding communities for seniors with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. These facilities require special licensing, in addition to the Connecticut Department of Public Health's basic requirements, in order to operate.
- At 118, the average cost of living in the state of Connecticut exceeds the U.S. national average of 100. However, Waterbury scores a 99.8, making it a much more affordable option for seniors on a budget than other communities in surrounding metropolitan areas.
- While Waterbury's violent crime rate of 30.6 out of a possible 100 falls just below the U.S. average of 31.1, the rate of property crime is significantly higher at 54.3, compared to 38.1 nationally. Be sure to check with individual facilities about the security measures they employ to keep residents safe.
- Waterbury is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the award-winning Waterbury Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Like many cities across the state of Connecticut, Waterbury experiences cold winters. Temperatures can drop to 17 degrees in the winter months, with an average of 37 inches of snow expected per year. It's important to ensure your chosen memory care facility has measures in place to protect seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia from cold weather conditions.
Paying for Memory Care in Waterbury
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Waterbury start around $6,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Waterbury 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 Waterbury
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 Waterbury
Waterbury 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 Waterbury, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Waterbury Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Waterbury
Waterbury-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.