25 Memory Care Facilities near Arlington, MA
There are 25 Memory Care Facilities in the Arlington area, with 2 in Arlington and 23 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Arlington is $6,415 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Cambridge with an average starting cost of $5,925.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for memory care facilities in Arlington. On average, consumers rate memory care in Arlington 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Arlington, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Arlington
Arlington, Massachusetts, is a safe suburb of Boston, with settlements dating back before the American Revolution. This is a state where over 130,000 residents have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Arlington's seniors aged 65 and over, 16 percent of the town's population of 45,000, make up part of this number and may need care in one of the area's many memory care facilities.
Memory care facilities in Arlington are regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This includes both assisted living facilities that have separate memory care wings as well as Alzheimer's-only treatment centers, called dementia special care units (DSCUs). Other memory care facilities attached to assisted living communities are called special care residences (SCR).
- Arlington residents, as all of those in Massachusetts, are exempt from tax on Social Security income. As families budget for a loved one's memory care costs, this extra money may help.
Weather in Arlington is warm in the summer and cold and snowy in the winter. Seniors living in memory care who are sensitive to high heat may be comfortable here, as July average temperatures are rarely higher than the mid-80s. However, those with health conditions aggravated by cold may be uncomfortable as January lows are consistently in the teens.
- The Arlington area, as part of the Boston metropolis, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Arlington's cost of living is nearly double the U.S. average, due to housing costs that are nearly four times the rest of the nation. While healthcare and grocery costs are more in line with the national average, these high housing costs may increase the cost of operations for memory care facilities in the area, something those on a budget may need to take into account.
Paying for Memory Care in Arlington
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Arlington start around $6,415 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Arlington 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 Arlington
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Arlington
Arlington 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 Arlington, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Arlington Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Arlington
Arlington-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Massachusetts are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Arlington, MA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Arlington
Review of Brightview Arlington
My mother lived at Brightview Arlington for the last 4 and a half years of her life. The staff was excellent - helpful and caring. Lisa Sabatino was especially helping in getting hospice services f... Read more