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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Dartmouth, MA for 2024

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Dartmouth

The coastal town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, is home to about 35,000 people, more than a fifth of whom are age 65 or older. In Dartmouth and throughout Massachusetts, a growing number of seniors in this age group have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Across the state, one report estimates that as many as 130,000 seniors are affected by dementia. In the Dartmouth area, five memory care facilities provide memory care services to local seniors who are experiencing Alzheimer's disease and various forms of dementia. The state of Massachusetts calls these memory care facilities Dementia Special Care Units (DSCUs) and has established a special set of rules that they must follow to ensure residents' safety.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Dartmouth

  • Tax laws in Massachusetts give seniors several advantages over the general population. For one, the state does not tax Social Security income. Also, those age 65 or older are allowed a $700 exemption.
  • Dartmouth is more affordable for seniors than the average town in Massachusetts. The average cost of living in the state of Massachusetts is about 39 percent above the national average. By comparison, Dartmouth's living costs are only 27.9 percent above the national average.
  • Summers in Dartmouth are often sunny and warm, with highs in the low 80s. However, the town's cold, snowy winters with average low temperatures of just 22 degrees Fahrenheit may be hard on some seniors.
  • Dartmouth's overall crime rate, which includes both property and violent crimes, is below national and state averages. A resident's risk of being the victim of any type of crime in the city is about one out of 36. Around 79 percent of American cities are safer than Dartmouth, and around 92 percent of the state's towns and cities are considered safer.  

Paying for Memory Care in Dartmouth

Memory Care costs in Dartmouth start around $9,195 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Dartmouth 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.

Cities in Massachusetts

Dartmouth

$9,195

East Greenwich

$8,147

Plymouth

$6,841

US

$5,694

Providence

$5,692

Warwick

$5,590

East Providence

$4,800

Cranston

$3,800

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Dartmouth

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 Dartmouth

Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dartmouth

Dartmouth-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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I visited this facility

Review of The Residence at Cedar Dell

We toured The Residence at Cedar Dell. It was a small facility. They had a seating area, and they had an activity area which I think doubled as their dining area. The staff were friendly and...

Provider response

Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Cedar Dell.

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Mikyle

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Cottages of Dartmouth

Thank you to the Cottages for making my mother feel welcome.It has been hatd for everyone with the pandemic. The staff is wonderful and caring.There is always activities going on now.My mother...

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