The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Dedham, MA for 2023
There are 22 Memory Care Facilities in the Dedham area, with 2 in Dedham and 20 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Dedham is $8,820 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include Norwood with an average starting cost of $7,261.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Dedham. On average, consumers rate memory care in Dedham 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Dedham, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Dedham
Dedham is a small, family-friendly suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, a state with over 130,000 people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or another memory illness. Out of Dedham's population of 25,000, 20 percent are seniors aged 65 and older, a number of whom may be vulnerable to dementia and similar conditions. To treat these folks and provide around-the-clock supervision, there are twenty memory care facilities in the Dedham area.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulates and licenses Alzheimer's-only treatment centers, referred to as dementia special care units (DSCUs), as well as memory care facilities attached to assisted living communities, called special care residences (SCR).
- Dedham residents, like all those in Massachusetts, are not subject to a state tax on Social Security income or disability benefits. This may be helpful as families budget money for a loved one's memory care fees. In addition, there are several other exemptions for seniors and those with a qualifying disability.
Winters in Dedham are very chilly, with temperatures regularly dropping into the teens and a lot of snow. Summers are warm and mild, with July averages in the mid-80s. Dedham seniors who are sensitive to high heat may be comfortable here, although those in memory care with health conditions aggravated by cold may be uncomfortable.
- Dedham, as part of the greater Boston area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Holy Family Hospital and Tewkesbury Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Dedham is one and a half times the national average, mainly due to housing prices, which are more than two and a half times the rest of the county. This may increase memory care fees, as the cost of operations for some facilities may be higher than other areas of the state. Healthcare, however, is notably lower than the national average.
Paying for Memory Care in Dedham
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Dedham start around $8,820 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Dedham 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 Dedham
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 Dedham
Dedham 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 Dedham, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Dedham Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dedham
Dedham-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 Dedham, MA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Dedham
Review of The Linden at Dedham
I chose The Linden at Dedham for my mother because it was highly recommended. It was small and beautiful. The staff is amazing; they're very attentive and helpful. She has a standard, big studio wi... Read more
Review of The Linden at Dedham
Our mother, who will be 95 next month, had been in the assisted living section of the Linden and was fairly independent. She had a fall, and then later a stroke, and the aftermath of those events i... Read more