19 Memory Care Facilities near Billerica, MA
There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Billerica area, with 2 in Billerica and 17 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Billerica is $5,250 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include North Chelmsford with an average starting cost of $4,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 35 reviews below for memory care facilities in Billerica. On average, consumers rate memory care in Billerica 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Billerica, MA
17 Memory Care Facilities near Billerica, MA
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).
- 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
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Billerica start around $5,250 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 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.
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.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Billerica
Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings
Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings has very caring people. They went out of their way to help me out, and reached out to me to see how I was doing. They continued until the end to try t... Read more