9 Memory Care Facilities in Bristol County, MA
The average cost of memory care in Bristol County is $6,052 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Providence County with an average starting cost of $5,695.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Bristol County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Bristol County 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Suffolk County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Bristol County
An estimated 130,000 residents in Massachusetts have Alzheimer's disease, and this number is expected to grow to 150,000 by 2025, an increase of 15.4 percent. Bristol County, Massachusetts has a population of 561,483 residents, and 16.7 percent of them are 65 or over. For residents who have Alzheimer's disease or dementia in Bristol County, there are nine memory care facilities to choose from.
In all of Massachusetts, including Bristol County, memory care facilities are known as Dementia Special Care Units (DSCUs). Special Care Residences, or SLRs, may be part of some assisted living facilities in Bristol County that are designed specifically for residents with dementia, Huntington's disease or other memory impairments.
- Since Bristol County is part of New England, the area experiences four distinct seasons each year. Spring, summer and fall are considered to be the most comfortable and suitable for outdoor activities, including supervised walks on the grounds of memory care facilities. The average high in July is 83 degrees, and the area features beautiful foliage in the fall. Winters may be challenging for memory care residents in Bristol County, as the area receives about 42 inches of snow each year.
- The cost of living in Bristol County is relatively affordable -- on a cost of living index where 100 is the national average, Bristol County sits at 118, which is much less than the state average of 139. Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference, although it is one of the more affordable places to live in Massachusetts, as housing costs are at 158 on the same index, whereas the state average is 210.
- Crime rate is an important consideration for families searching for memory care for their loved ones in Bristol County. On a scale of one (low crime) to 100 (high crime), this region of Massachusetts falls at 43.9 for violent crime and 42.2 for property crime. These numbers are both higher than the overall state and national averages and higher than the crime rates in the nearby Providence-Warwick Metro area in Rhode Island. Families may want to inquire about security measures at memory care facilities in this area.
- Massachusetts is considered to be moderately tax friendly towards retirees. Income from Social Security and public pension funds are fully tax exempt, but other forms of retirement income are taxed at the state rate of 5.1 percent. These include private pensions and income from a 401k, IRA or other retirement savings account.
Paying for Memory Care in Bristol County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Bristol County start around $6,052 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol County
Bristol 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 Bristol County, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Bristol County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bristol County
Bristol 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Bristol County
Review of The Village at Willow Crossings
My father had a beautiful apartment in the Assisted Living area before moving to the Memory Care Unit. His room there is nice as well. The staff is incredible, very caring and committed. There are ... Read more
Review of The Branches of North Attleboro
My mom is now in The Branches of North Attleboro and our experience has been good. The staff is very caring and very dedicated to what they do. They have a passion for dealing with Alzheimer's pati... Read more
Review of Seasons of Danvers
Seasons of Danvers was an excellent place. The layout was very good. The people are very pleasant and helpful. They do periodically offer virtual programs to show you what it's like to have Alzheim... Read more