19 Memory Care Facilities near Boston, MA
There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Boston area, with 4 in Boston and 15 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Boston is $4,000 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for memory care facilities in Boston. On average, consumers rate memory care in Boston 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Malden with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Boston, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Boston
In Massachusetts, an estimated 130,000 residents have Alzheimer's or dementia. To support this population of seniors, Boston, the state's capital, is home to 58 memory care facilities, with three located in Boston proper and 55 located in nearby suburbs just outside the city limits.
In Massachusetts, memory care facilities are officially known as "Dementia Special Care Units" (DSCUs). Some assisted living facilities in Boston may also have special memory care wings to support residents with demenia or Alzheimer's. The state refers to these as "Special Care Residences" or SCRs.
- As part of New England, Boston experiences four distinct seasons. Spring and summer are relatively pleasant, although it can get a bit humid in the summer, which seniors can combat with sufficient air conditioning. The fall offers plenty of scenic foliage within the city, but winters can be cold and snowy. Boston averages 52 inches of snow a year, higher than the national average of 26 inches.
- The cost of living in Boston can be expensive depending on the memory care facility chosen, although the state offers financial assistance for seniors interested in memory care facilities. According to one cost of living index based on a U.S. average of 100, Boston's cost of living is 181, more expensive than Massachusetts as a whole, which sits at 139. Housing is the biggest difference in the cost of living in Massachusetts.
- Massachusetts is considered moderately tax-friendly to retired seniors. While Social Security income is not taxed, other forms of retirement income are, including retirement account withdrawals and private pension income. Public pension income, however, is not taxed.
- Boston is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Boston
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Massachusetts
Memory Care costs in Boston start around $4,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,050 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Boston 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 Boston
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 Boston
Boston 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 Boston, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Boston
Boston-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 Boston, MA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Boston
Review of Rogerson House
I went to Rogerson House. I thought the admissions director was very nice, we talked for about an hour, then she showed me around, they were asking for $8400 a month, and when it came down to seein... Read more
Review of Rogerson House
My husband moved into Rogerson House. We chose it because of its location, programming, longevity, the staff, and because I had several friends with husbands there. It's elegant, very pretty, and i... Read more