Danvers is a welcoming town in eastern Massachusetts with about 28,000 residents and a large senior community that makes up over a fifth of the population. According to information from the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s cases in Massachusetts are projected to increase by over 15% between 2020 and 2025. Locally, this disease has had an increasingly serious impact on public health. The CDC reports that in 2014, there were 190 Alzheimer’s-related deaths in the Danvers area. In 2018, the agency disclosed 265 deaths from this disease, which reflects a 39% increase. By comparison, the total death rate went up by less than 11% during that period.  

There are numerous memory care facilities in the Danvers region to meet the needs of those with dementia. These facilities offer a safe, nurturing environment with specialized care, dementia-informed recreational programs and 24-hour supervision. This guide contains information on memory care costs in and around Danvers, as well as an overview of COVID-19 guidelines, things to consider before relocating to the area and some of the programs and agencies that serve seniors with dementia. 

Memory Care Facilities in Danvers, MA

2014, 2015

Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm

9 Summer Street, Danvers, MA, 01923

Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm, located in Danvers, Massachusetts, is a satellite facility of Beverly Hospital that offers both memory care and assisted living. This updated facility features … (read more)
Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm, located in Danvers, Massachusetts, is a satellite facility of Beverly Hospital that offers both memory care and assisted living. This updated facility features … (read more)

The Atrium at Veronica Drive

1 Veronica Drive, Danvers, MA, 01923

My LO entered the Atrium in 2018 with a diagnosis of FTD (Frontotemporal Degeneration), a form of Dementia that affects a younger population and affects their behavior, understanding, executive think … (read more)
My LO entered the Atrium in 2018 with a diagnosis of FTD (Frontotemporal Degeneration), a form of Dementia that affects a younger population and affects their behavior, understanding, executive think … (read more)


Seasons of Danvers

44 Summer Street, Danvers, MA, 02747

I went to Seasons of Danvers, I liked it, and my mother moved there a month and a half ago. I liked the way it was laid out. It was very clean, I liked the staff, and it just seemed like they had thei … (read more)
I went to Seasons of Danvers, I liked it, and my mother moved there a month and a half ago. I liked the way it was laid out. It was very clean, I liked the staff, and it just seemed like they had thei … (read more)

2015

Atria Marland Place

15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA, 01810

Atria Marland Place is a restored mill building, and the building is stunning. The memory care unit is on the fourth floor. The facility was very clean. We didn’t eat the food, but it looked good. The … (read more)
Atria Marland Place is a restored mill building, and the building is stunning. The memory care unit is on the fourth floor. The facility was very clean. We didn’t eat the food, but it looked good. The … (read more)

2019, 2022

Windsor Place of Wilmington

92 West Street, Wilmington, MA, 01887

Windsor Place of Wilmington is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts, conveniently close to Interstates 93 and 95. Residents of this facility highlight the the respectful and compassionate staff, who a … (read more)
Windsor Place of Wilmington is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts, conveniently close to Interstates 93 and 95. Residents of this facility highlight the the respectful and compassionate staff, who a … (read more)

Sunrise at Gardner Park

73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA, 01960

Sunrise at Gardner Park is an assisted living facility in Peabody, Massachusetts, near Interstate 95, shopping at Peabody Mall and popular historic attractions such as Phillips House and the Salem Wit … (read more)
Sunrise at Gardner Park is an assisted living facility in Peabody, Massachusetts, near Interstate 95, shopping at Peabody Mall and popular historic attractions such as Phillips House and the Salem Wit … (read more)

Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803

Situated across the street from the Boston Marriott Burlington, Sunrise of Burlington is located in the quaint city of Burlington, Massachusetts, a short drive from Boston. The facility is described b … (read more)
Situated across the street from the Boston Marriott Burlington, Sunrise of Burlington is located in the quaint city of Burlington, Massachusetts, a short drive from Boston. The facility is described b … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of Lynnfield

55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA, 01940

Sunrise of Lynnfield is situated close to the stores, restaurants and hotels of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and near Intersate 95. Family members commend this facility’s pretty surroundings, high-qualit … (read more)
Sunrise of Lynnfield is situated close to the stores, restaurants and hotels of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and near Intersate 95. Family members commend this facility’s pretty surroundings, high-qualit … (read more)

2013

Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA, 02148

We toured all of Atria Maplewood Place. We liked the security, the way the facility was maintained, the cleanliness of the facility, and the location (because it’s in the town that I live in). The app … (read more)
We toured all of Atria Maplewood Place. We liked the security, the way the facility was maintained, the cleanliness of the facility, and the location (because it’s in the town that I live in). The app … (read more)

Ashland Farm at North Andover

700 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA, 01845

Ashland Farm at North Andover is located in North Andover, Massachusetts, only 3 miles away from Lawrence General Hospital and Interstate 495. Residents and their families appreciate the kind, informa … (read more)
Ashland Farm at North Andover is located in North Andover, Massachusetts, only 3 miles away from Lawrence General Hospital and Interstate 495. Residents and their families appreciate the kind, informa … (read more)

The Residence at Pearl Street

75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA, 01867


The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA, 02176

We visited The Residence at Melrose Station and it was good. The first thing was the proximity; it is in the same town as I live in. Second thing was it is a new building. The only thing that was not … (read more)
We visited The Residence at Melrose Station and it was good. The first thing was the proximity; it is in the same town as I live in. Second thing was it is a new building. The only thing that was not … (read more)

The Residence at Riverbend

149 County Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938


The Residence at Vinnin Square

224 Salem Street, Swampscott, MA, 01907


Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

1 Cedar Street, Woburn, MA, 01801

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn is conveniently situated between Interstates 93 and 95 in Woburn, Massachusetts, just down the road from the Cranberry Bog Conservation Area. Relatives consistently p … (read more)
Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn is conveniently situated between Interstates 93 and 95 in Woburn, Massachusetts, just down the road from the Cranberry Bog Conservation Area. Relatives consistently p … (read more)

Bridges by EPOCH at Andover

254 Lowell St., Andover, MA, 01810

My mom has moved into Bridges by EPOCH at Andover. There are several things I like about it. The staff there has been excellent; I can’t ask for any better staff. My mom is getting better at getting a … (read more)
My mom has moved into Bridges by EPOCH at Andover. There are several things I like about it. The staff there has been excellent; I can’t ask for any better staff. My mom is getting better at getting a … (read more)

The Parc at Harbor View

46 Lincoln Street, Winthrop, MA, 02152

I moved my mom after 5 years in a facility very close to me and spent 7 nights a week there with her and the staff. I liked most of the staff however they didnt stay long. I had many issues with manag … (read more)
I moved my mom after 5 years in a facility very close to me and spent 7 nights a week there with her and the staff. I liked most of the staff however they didnt stay long. I had many issues with manag … (read more)

Prospect House

420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA, 02151

Located in Revere, Massachusetts, the spacious Prospect House senior living community is in proximity to local beaches and numerous regional cultural attractions. Friends and family comment on the var … (read more)
Located in Revere, Massachusetts, the spacious Prospect House senior living community is in proximity to local beaches and numerous regional cultural attractions. Friends and family comment on the var … (read more)

Windrose at Woburn

857 Main Street, Woburn, MA, 01801


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Danvers

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Massachusetts. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Danvers

In Danvers, memory care facilities comply with regulations set by the Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Elder Affairs. This department ensures high-quality care through an initial licensing process as well as scheduled and unannounced inspections.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Danvers

  • Danvers is a relatively expensive place to live, even compared to Massachusetts as a whole. On a 100-point cost of living index based on national data, Danvers is rated 132.8 versus the state score of 127.2. Eligible individuals may qualify for public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance, which may help them afford residential memory care services in the town. 
  • Crime, particularly violent crime, is somewhat uncommon in Danvers. On an index that rates crime frequency on a scale of one to 100, Danvers’ violent crime rate is 11.2 and the property crime rate is 35.1 versus respective national scores of 22.7 and 35.4. This may provide peace of mind to those transitioning loved ones to memory care in the area.
  • Danvers has a generally mild climate year-round, which may appeal to those who enjoy therapeutic outdoor activities such as birdwatching and gardening. Daytime high temperatures range from 36 degrees in the winter to 81 during the warmest part of the summer, and the town sees 47 inches of rain and 42 inches of snowfall on average each year.  
  • Health care costs in Danvers come in about 15% below the national median, which may make care for chronic conditions such as dementia more affordable. While there are no hospitals in the town itself, residents have access to 10 hospitals within a 15-mile radius. North Shore Medical Center and Beverly Hospital are the closest facilities.  
  • Seniors in Danvers pay state income tax on most types of retirement income, with the exception being Social Security benefits, and Massachusetts has one of the lowest estate tax exemptions in the nation. Local resources such as the Area Agency on Aging can help seniors connect with financial and legal advisors who can provide assistance with accessing exemptions to make the most of their retirement income.  

Paying for Memory Care in Danvers

In Danvers, seniors obtain memory care services in assisted living facilities. While memory care units provide standard assisted living services, they also offer dementia-specific programming and meet additional requirements for staffing and safety. As a result, care costs are typically 20-30% more for memory care. No authoritative data sources are available, so we calculated memory care costs by increasing the assisted living rates in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey by 25%. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities 

Seniors in Danvers pay $8,524 per month for memory care services. This is about $400 higher than the statewide rate ($8,125) and nearly $3,000 higher than the national median ($5,625). In Worcester, seniors pay $7,106, and in Springfield, monthly fees average $6,310. Pittsfield has the lowest rates statewide at $2,605.  

$8524

Danvers

$8125

Massachusetts

$5625

The United States

$2605

Pittsfield

$6310

Springfield

$7106

Worcester

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Older adults in Danvers have several care options to choose from. Adult day health care is the cheapest option at $1,614. Seniors can expect to pay $6,292 for home care and $6,244 for home health care. Standard assisted living averages $6,819, while memory care costs $8,524. Nursing home care is the most expensive option at $13,155 for shared rooms and $14,402 for private accommodations.  

$8524

Memory Care

$6292

Home Care

$6244

Home Health Care

$1614

Adult Day Health Care

$6819

Assisted Living

$13155

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$14402

Nursing Home (private)

Note: Data for Danvers was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boston, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Danvers

In Danvers, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Massachusetts

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 Danvers

Seniors in Danvers can access a range of services and supports from local nonprofit agencies and programs. Through these programs, individuals can receive long-term care options counseling, help applying for public benefits that may cover care costs and access to support groups for seniors and their families.   

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Contact 

Description 

(888) 283-1722 

Care Dimensions is a leading nonprofit organization that provides a range of supportive services to Danvers seniors and families affected by Alzheimer’s. It has a dementia support program that provides personalized care plans for individuals in hospice with moderate to severe dementia, whether they’re in their own home, a nursing home or a memory care facility. The organization’s website also has a free downloadable handbook, Making the Most of Today: A Guide to Caring for Your Loved One with Dementia, which provides practical information for families and informal caregivers.

(800) 892-0890 

AgeSpan is a regional nonprofit organization that serves older adults aged 60 and over. Through this agency, seniors and families obtain information and referrals for local programs that provide dementia support. It houses the region’s long-term care ombudsman, which advocates for older adults in memory care to ensure they receive the quality and scope of care they deserve. It has health insurance options counselors who provide free information and advice for Medicare-eligible individuals, as well as dementia-specific support groups for seniors and families.

(800) 272-3900 

The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has a 24-hour helpline staffed with live agents who provide a listening ear, emotional support and practical guidance for making decisions regarding long-term care solutions. The chapter also operates early-stage social and recreational programs for seniors and families affected by dementia, as well as support groups, virtual and in-person educational workshops and opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

(978) 777-0001 ext. 3025 

Staff at the Danvers’ Veterans Services office provides one-on-one assistance to older veterans to help them access state and federal benefits they've earned through their service. These can include VA pensions and Aid and Attendance benefits, which may help eligible veterans cover the cost of memory care expenses. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Danvers

Danvers Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Massachusetts are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Massachusetts