7 Memory Care Facilities near Waterford, CT
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There are 7 Memory Care Facilities in the Waterford area, with 1 in Waterford and 6 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Waterford is $7,540 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Niantic with an average starting cost of $7,200.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for memory care facilities in Waterford. Better rated regions include Clinton with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Waterford, CT
6 Memory Care Facilities near Waterford, CT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Waterford
In a state where 75,000 seniors have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, communities across Connecticut are seeing a growing need to provide specialized care options people with some form of dementia. The town of Waterford has a population of just over 19,000, 22.4 percent of whom are 65 years of age and older and a portion of them need memory care support.
There is one memory care facility in the town and an additional seven facilities in nearby communities. These facilities are known as Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs) in Connecticut and are required to have a special license from the state's Department of Public Health to operate.
- While higher than the U.S. national average of 100, Waterford's cost of living scores a 113.5, which is lower than the state average of 118. This may make Waterford an attractive option for seniors and families looking to save money to put toward the cost of a memory care facility.
- Compared to both state-wide and national averages, the rate of crime in Waterford is higher. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being high crime, violent crime in Waterford scored a 41.2 and property crime received a 31.1. Most SCUs are equipped with surveillance cameras and have security systems, but it's still a good idea to ask about a facility's specific safety policies and procedures.
- Located in the New London County, Waterford is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as New London's Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Like much of Connecticut, Waterford experiences harsh winters. Temperatures can drop below 20 degrees, and an average of 27 inches of snow is expected to fall each year. Consider looking into the policies an individual memory care facility has in place to ensure its senior residents are safe during the cold winter months.
Paying for Memory Care in Waterford
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Waterford start around $7,485 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,921 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Waterford 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 Waterford
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 Waterford
Waterford 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 Waterford, please visit our Memory Care in Connecticut page.
Directory of Winners in the Waterford Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Waterford
Waterford-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.