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What to Consider About Memory Care in Waterbury

The Connecticut State Department of Public Health licenses all long-term care facilities in Waterbury and the rest of the state. Memory care facilities must adhere to regulations established by this department, which performs regular and unannounced inspections to help ensure compliance.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Waterbury

  • Waterbury’s cost of living is 98.1 overall, which is lower than the state average of 111.8 and the national average of 100. Broken down into cost-of-living categories, housing is lowest and health care is highest. The lower-than-average overall living cost may compensate for higher health costs for seniors in memory care and their family members.
  • Crime rates in Waterbury are slightly higher than average. The city’s violent crime rate of 27.2 is higher than the U.S. average of 22.7. When it comes to property crime, Waterbury ranks 57.1 as compared to the nation’s 35.4 rating. The good news is that memory care facilities have strict security measures in place to protect residents and their belongings.
  • Waterbury has a high number of physicians per capita with 318 per 100,000 residents. In comparison, the United States averages 210 physicians for every 100,000 people. This may make health care more accessible to seniors in Waterbury. Located here is the award-winning Waterbury Hospital, which has a 24/7 emergency room for urgent medical needs.
  • Summers in Waterbury rank 9 out of 10 on Sperling’s Comfort Index. This allows seniors in memory care to enjoy ample sunshine — 203 sunny days per year on average — within the supervised outdoor area of their community. Although winter temperatures can reach as low as 16 degrees Fahrenheit, memory care facilities are climate-controlled for resident comfort.
  • Dementia Friendly America (or DFA) has a location about 12 miles from Waterbury in Southington. This nationwide network promotes quality care and advocacy for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Through DFA, Waterbury residents can learn more about memory care conditions to better support their senior loved ones. DFA’s website has a Community Toolkit packed with educational information.

Paying for Memory Care in Waterbury

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The average monthly cost for memory care in Waterbury is $6,360.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Waterbury has an average monthly memory care cost of $6,360. This is slightly less than the state average of $6,411. In contrast, the United States average costs are $735 lower per month. West of Waterbury in Bridgeport, memory care costs are higher at $7,841, and Hartford lies slightly north, with prices at $171 more expensive. In eastern Connecticut is Norwich, where these types of facilities charge about $5,375 per month.

Waterbury

$6,360

Connecticut

$6,411

The United States

$5,625

Bridgeport

$7,841

Hartford

$6,531

Norwich

$5,375

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care isn’t the only care option for Waterbury seniors. For elder adults who need light housekeeping and aid at their residence, there’s in-home care for $5,243 per month. Home health care costs more at $5,339 and includes skilled nursing. For seniors in need of daytime care, adult day health care may be an option at $1,885 monthly. Assisted living facilities are $5,088 monthly and help with daily activities in a residential setting. Nursing homes provide comprehensive, around-the-clock medical care. A semiprivate room at a nursing facility costs about $13,090 per month.

Memory Care

$6,360

In-Home Care

$5,243

Home Health Care

$5,339

Adult Day Health Care

$1,885

Assisted Living Facility

$5,088

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13,090

Note: Data for Waterbury was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New Haven Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Waterbury

In Waterbury there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.

More ways to pay for memory care in CT

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 & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in Waterbury

There are multiple free or low-cost resources available to families and seniors dealing with memory care issues. These resources include the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter and legal aid services.

ResourceContactService
Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter(800) 272-3900The Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers local education and advocacy services. There are virtual seminars geared toward loved ones of seniors with Alzheimer’s. This nonprofit also provides training for first responders and caregivers. The 24/7 helpline offers support, information and advice on issues related to memory care.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America(866) 232-8484Another nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and caregivers is the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The website has a wealth of informative articles and an online memory test. This foundation also offers support groups and education for family members of seniors with Alzheimer’s.
Connecticut Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(866) 388-1888The office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman addresses abuse and neglect of seniors in long-term care. Once the ombudsman receives a report, the office contacts the proper authorities and investigates the facility. Ombudsman’s offices provide community outreach and education on issues important to seniors, including those with memory care issues.
AARP Connecticut(866) 295-7279Family members of seniors with memory care issues can find support through AARP Connecticut. This state branch helps educate Waterbury residents on issues related to elder care. Examples of events held by this nonprofit include online ombudsman’s seminars and classes ranging from calming meditation to senior fitness.
Connecticut Legal Services(203) 756-8074Through the Waterbury office of Connecticut Legal Services, seniors can receive free legal advice and representation. This nonprofit handles various aspects of elder law including memory care facility residents’ rights. The attorneys can work with family members or other legally designated representatives of seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Waterbury

Waterbury Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Connecticut are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Maycin

I visited this facility

Review of The Village at East Farms

I liked the staff at The Village at East Farms. Everybody was very helpful and was just so open. I toured the memory care and they were able to answer all our questions and they gave us so much...

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Thomas

I visited this facility

Review of The Village at East Farms

We couldn't be more pleased with our tour at The Village at East Farms. Everybody was cheerful, and even the cleaning staff greeted us and smiled, so it was just terrific. Randy was the director...

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Lisa

I visited this facility

Review of The Village at East Farms

I visited friends at The Village at East Farms, and they were in memory care. It was fine going in, but when we went to memory care it was like a different world. I didn't like the way it was...

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