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What to Consider About Memory Care in Billerica

Billerica is a safe, affluent suburb of Boston, the capital city of Massachusetts, a state with over 130,000 diagnosed Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Billerica's population of 43,000 includes an over-65 population of 6,300, many of whom will need accommodations in one of the town's five memory care facilities.

In Billerica, and all of Massachusetts, memory care facilities are regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Regulations include security measures for residents, staff to patient ratios and 24-hour supervision and accountability. In order to work in an Alzheimer's or dementia care facility, employees are required by state law to undergo specific training for these conditions. Memory care facilities in Massachusetts can either be separate wings of an assisted living campus or a facility devoted entirely to memory care. Stand-alone memory care facilities are referred to as “Dementia Special Care Units” (DSCUs). Other memory care facilities attached to assisted living communities are called “Special Care Residence” (SCR). 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Billerica

  • The state of Massachusetts does not tax Social Security income, which may leave more money available for families budgeting for memory care costs. Other tax breaks include an over-65 state tax exemption, as well as several other exemptions for seniors and those with a qualifying disability. 
  • Weather in Billerica means cold, snowy winters and warm summers. Those in memory care with health conditions aggravated by cold may be uncomfortable. 
  • Billerica, as part of the greater Boston area, 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.
  • Cost of living in Billerica is about one and a half times the national average. While healthcare is noticeably lower, the housing costs, more than double the rest of the country, may cause memory care fees to rise.

Paying for Memory Care in Billerica

Memory Care costs in Billerica start around $5,675 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Billerica 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.

Cities in Massachusetts

Andover

$10,015

Burlington

$9,908

Reading

$8,900

Woburn

$8,192

North Chelmsford

$5,982

Tewksbury

$5,787

US

$5,694

Billerica

$5,675

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Billerica

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 Billerica

Billerica 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 Billerica, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Billerica

Billerica-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Eileen

I visited this facility

Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

My sister and I did a tour at Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings for my cousin. The woman there spent a lot of time telling us what it entailed. We also saw the people eating. We went...

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M.J.

I visited this facility

Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

I went to Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings. It was a little more inexpensive, but the rooms were a little small, like only one window, and the bathrooms weren't that big. They had...

Provider response

Thanks for your review. We appreciate this feedback from your tour, and are sorry to hear that you didn’t have a better experience. We take all feedback seriously, and would like to learn a bit...

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Virginia

I visited this facility

Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings

I visited the memory care unit of Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings because my mother needed memory care. It was clean and the people there seemed very nice. They were trying to engage...

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