The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Westminster, MD for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Westminster is $8,270 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Reisterstown with an average starting cost of $3,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for memory care facilities in Westminster. On average, consumers rate memory care in Westminster 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Brookeville with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Westminster, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Westminster, MD
What to Consider About Memory Care in Westminster
Located along the coast of Chesapeake Bay, the largest city in Maryland, Westminster, has 18,590 residents, 2,518 of whom are seniors aged 65 or older. Some of those seniors have an Alzheimer’s disease or dementia diagnosis, especially since the Alzheimer's Association estimates 110,000 people in the state have the disease and may be in need of memory care. Currently, there are 14 memory care facilities directly in Westminster and another 17 facilities located in neighboring communities.
All memory care units in Maryland are licensed and regulated by the Assisted Living Unit of the Maryland Department of Health.
- Westminster, Maryland, has a high cost of living. Westminster ranks 121 on a scale of one to 100 where 100 is the average. Housing is a major contributor to this higher cost of living, although groceries and health fall below the average. While seniors living in memory care facilities might not be directly impacted by this higher cost of living, it could impact the facility’s operating costs which could make the monthly bills higher.
- Westminster is a high crime area. On a scale of one to 100 where one represents the safest areas, Westminster ranks 48.1 for violent crime and 51.2 for property crime, compared to the U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 respectively. This high crime rate may not affect seniors living in a secure facility, however, it's still a good idea to ask facility staff about security measures in place.
- Westminster, Maryland, is moderately tax-friendly when it comes to retirees and seniors. Although private pensions are fully taxed, public pensions and withdraws from retirement savings accounts are only partially taxed. Seniors will appreciate the fact that Maryland does not tax social security benefits.
- Residents of Westminster enjoy warm summers and cold winters with a lot of precipitation. The summer highs can reach as high as 85 degrees, while the colder months typically see lows of 23. On average, Westminster receives 43 inches of rain per year as compared to the national average of 38 inches. However, in the winter, they receive less snow per season, 23 inches, than the national average of 26 inches annually. Seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors may be affected by these adverse weather conditions.
Paying for Memory Care in Westminster
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Westminster start around $8,270 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,745 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Westminster 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 Westminster
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Maryland 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 Maryland page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Westminster
Westminster 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 Westminster, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
Directory of Winners in the Westminster Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Westminster
Westminster-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Maryland are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Maryland page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Westminster
Review of Brightview Westminster Ridge
My dad is moving into the Wellness Center of Brightview Senior Community because he has dementia and Parkinson's. I have had a very good experience with them. They have been very kind to us. It has... Read more
Review of The Terraces at Westminster
I chose it because it's close to home. It's been good so far, everybody has been very helpful, and the staff is great to work with so far. My mother's room is very nice, she's in a room by herself.... Read more
Review of Inspirations Memory Care of Westminster
I toured Inspirations Memory Care of Westminster. It was very nice, fairly small, and just 6 minutes from my house which was an advantage. The staff was very open, very forthcoming, and answered ev... Read more