26 Memory Care Facilities near Brighton, MA
Also serving communities of Watertown.
There are 26 Memory Care Facilities in the Brighton area, with 2 in Brighton and 24 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Brighton is $7,077 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. 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 Brighton. Better rated regions include Waltham with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Brighton, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Brighton
In Massachusetts, 130,000 or more residents have Alzheimer's, and that number is expected to grow to 150,000 by 2025. Brighton, which is a suburb of Boston, the state capital, is home to two memory care facilities, with 22 more located nearby. In Brighton, as in the rest of Massachusetts, memory care facilities are known as "Dementia Special Care Units," or DSCUs. It's estimated that approximately 11 percent of Boston's population is age 65 or over, including those in Brighton.
- Boston's weather is relatively pleasant much of the year -- Brighton and other nearby neighborhoods experience four distinct seasons as much of New England does. However, in the winter, Boston averages about 52 inches of snow, well above the U.S. average of 26 inches. Family members searching for memory care facilities in Brighton may want to keep this in mind for seniors who may find winters challenging. The city also averages about 200 sunny days a year.
- The cost of living in Boston is relatively expensive -- on a cost of living index of 100, where 100 in the U.S. average, Boston is 181.6. Housing is the biggest factor affecting cost of living in this New England city, as average rents are well above national averages.
- Massachusetts is considered to be a relatively tax-friendly state -- it fully exempts Social Security benefits but taxes most other forms of retirement income, including withdrawals from retirement accounts and private pension income. Public pension income, however, is not taxed. This may leave more room in the budget for memory care.
- Brighton is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. Many other world-class medical facilities are located nearby in Cambridge and Boston.
Paying for Memory Care in Brighton
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Brighton start around $7,077 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Brighton 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 Brighton
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 Brighton
Brighton 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 Brighton, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Brighton Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Brighton
Brighton-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.