8 Memory Care Facilities in Barnstable County, MA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Barnstable County, MA

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Caring Star 2022

Atria Woodbriar

Provides: Memory Care
339-389 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
"I really like Atria Woodbriar -- I really like that place. It's nice and clean. The people are friendly. You get to bring your own stuff. If my husband needs to go into a home, that would be the..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Harbor Point at Centerville

Provides: Memory Care
22 Richardson Road, Centerville, MA 02632
"After touring other memory care facilities in the area, we chose Harbor Point for our family member for the following reasons: the facilities are older, its not the fanciest of the long term care..." More

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Maplewood at Brewster

Provides: Memory Care
820 Harwich Road, Brewster, MA 02631
"I went to Maplewood at Brewster. It's fairly new, everything is new. It's only a couple of years old, so I was very fairly disposed with it because everything was new. The staff was very thorough,..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

Provides: Memory Care
218 Main St., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
"I've seen the entirety of Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay. Their respite care was a little less expensive than others per day. The rooms were lovely, and they furnish them for respite care. If you..." More

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Brookdale Cape Cod

Provides: Memory Care
790 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
"I went to Brookdale Cape Cod on Wednesday. It was a very positive experience. I didn't like the rooms as much as the other two properties I went to. I met the people, I saw some of the residents,..." More

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Maplewood At Mill Hill

Provides: Memory Care
164 MA-28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
"Having to move your family member into an Assisted Living location is not an easy decision. Mill Hill was not the first place we brought our Dad - the first location was a beautiful spot - but..." More

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Bridges by EPOCH at Mashpee

Provides: Memory Care
462 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee, MA 02649
"Bridges by EPOCH at Mashpee was very nice. All of the rooms seemed to be single rooms, which was unusual. They only take memory-impaired/Alzheimer's people. I've gone there several times for..." More

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Maplewood at Mayflower Place

Provides: Memory Care
579 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
"Comfort and intimacy. Vibrancy and convenience. Come experience retirement living at its best at Maplewood at Mayflower Place. Our mid-Cape location in West Yarmouth is close to Hyannis Hospitals..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Barnstable County

    In Massachusetts, where an estimated 130,000 residents have Alzheimer's, it's important for counties and cities to have enough memory care facilities to accommodate this population. This is no exception in Barnstable County, where there are eight memory care facilities. Barnstable County, which consists of Cape Cod and nearby islands, is home to 213,444 residents, 29.9 percent of whom are 65 or over.

    In Barnstable County as in the rest of Massachusetts, memory care facilities are known as “Dementia Special Care Units”, (DSCUs). In addition, some assisted living facilities in Barnstable County may include a Special Care Residence, or SCR, for residents with dementia, Huntington's disease or other mental health issues. 

    • Barnstable County, being located on Cape Cod, enjoys pleasant summers. The average July high is 80 degrees, and memory care residents can enjoy supervised outdoor walks during the spring and summer. During the fall, the area has beautiful foliage to admire. Winters can be a bit challenging; however, Barnstable County receives less snow than other parts of Massachusetts. They average about 33 inches per year, whereas other parts of the state, such as Boston, that are further inland, average around 50 inches.
    • The cost of living in Barnstable County is about on par with the rest of Massachusetts. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, Barnstable County sits at 141, while Massachusetts is at 139. Housing is the biggest cost of living difference in this part of the country. Families may want to keep this in mind when searching for memory care facilities.
    • Massachusetts is considered to be moderately tax-friendly towards retired seniors. Social Security income and public pension retirement income are fully exempt from taxation, but other forms of retirement income are taxed at a rate of 5.1 percent, including withdrawals from retirement accounts such as an IRA or 401k.
    • Barnstable County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Barnstable County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Massachusetts

    $7,286.00 Newport County
    $7,273.00 Plymouth County
    $7,250.00 Barnstable County
    $7,085.00 Norfolk County
    $6,439.00 Bristol County
    $6,270.00 Suffolk County
    $5,825.00 Providence County
    $5,053.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Barnstable County start around $7,250 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Barnstable County 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 Barnstable County

    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 Barnstable County

    Barnstable County 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 Barnstable County, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

    Directory of Winners in the Barnstable County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Barnstable County

    Barnstable County-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Barnstable County

    • Review of Maplewood At Mill Hill

      Having to move your family member into an Assisted Living location is not an easy decision. Mill Hill was not the first place we brought our Dad - the first location was a beautiful spot - but ter... Read more

      SG17
    • Review of Harbor Point at Centerville

      I went to Harbor Point at Centerville yesterday. It's only the third community that I have toured, and honestly, it was very consistent with the others. But I saw a lot more on this particular tour... Read more

      Dan
    • Review of Maplewood at Brewster

      I went to Maplewood at Brewster. It's fairly new, everything is new. It's only a couple of years old, so I was very fairly disposed with it because everything was new. The staff was very thorough, ... Read more

      Dan
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