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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in East Longmeadow, MA for 2024

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What to Consider About Memory Care in East Longmeadow

In Massachusetts, the Alzheimer's Association estimates that 130,000 residents have Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to grow to 160,000 by 2025. The population of East Longmeadow, a small town located in the western part of the state, is estimated to be 16,291. Of these residents, 21.1 percent of them are aged 65 or over, and many of them may require memory care. Luckily, there are about 8 memory care facilities located in the East Longmeadow area to help serve this population of seniors. In East Longmeadow, as in the rest of Massachusetts, memory care facilities are officially known as Dementia Special Care Units (DSCUs). 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in East Longmeadow

  • Located in the western part of Massachusetts, the weather in East Longmeadow is relatively pleasant, as it enjoys four distinct seasons throughout the year. Summers tend to be relatively warm, as the average July high is around 83 degrees. Winters are often cold and snowy, however, which may be challenging for seniors. East Longmeadow receives an average of 42 inches of snow annually, well above the national average of 26 inches.
  • Crime is low in East Longmeadow, so seniors that need memory care can consider it a safe place to live. On a scale of one to 100, with one being low crime and 100 being high crime, East Longmeadow ranks at 13.5 for violent crime, well below the national average of 31.1. The same is true for the area's property crime, which sits at 32.6, a bit below the national average of 38.1.
  • Massachusetts is considered to be moderately tax friendly towards retirees. Social security income is not taxed in Massachusetts, but other forms of retirement income are, including withdrawals from retirement accounts and private pension income. Public pension income, however, is not taxed.
  • The cost of living in East Longmeadow is slightly more than the national average but is significantly less than the state of Masschusetts overall. On an index scale where the national cost of living average is 100, East Longmeadow is 113 and Massachusetts as a whole is 139. Families searching for memory care facilities may want to consider this as part of their search criteria.

Paying for Memory Care in East Longmeadow

Memory Care costs in East Longmeadow start around $6,501 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 East Longmeadow 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

West Hartford

$7,520

Glastonbury

$7,298

South Windsor

$6,942

East Longmeadow

$6,501

Springfield

$6,030

Agawam

$5,816

US

$5,694

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in East Longmeadow

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 East Longmeadow

East Longmeadow 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 East Longmeadow, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in East Longmeadow

East Longmeadow-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

Memory Care

Martin

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

Review of East Village Place

My mom is staying at East Village Place. It's excellent, and she's been given good care. The staff members have been attentive and helpful. For the most part, they've been very good. They have...

Provider response

Thank you for sharing your experience, I'm glad you are happy with the care your mother is receiving and that you are finding the associates helpful. I also appreciate your feedback regarding...

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Memory Care

Linda

I visited this facility

Review of The Reserve at East Longmeadow

The Reserve at East Longmeadow was very nice. Everyone was friendly. I liked everything. Everything was nice. Everybody was good there. They were friendly, helpful, and caring. All looked nice and...

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Memory Care Facilities near East Longmeadow, MA

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