The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Framingham, MA for 2023
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There are 14 Memory Care Facilities in the Framingham area, with 5 in Framingham and 9 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Framingham is $7,061 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include Waltham with an average starting cost of $5,600.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for memory care facilities in Framingham. On average, consumers rate memory care in Framingham 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Wayland with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Framingham, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Framingham
Framingham is an affluent suburb of Boston, the capital of Massachusetts. This is a state with over 130,000 diagnosed Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Framingham's population is just 71,000, although 14 percent of those are seniors over 65, many of whom will need accommodations in memory care facilities. To care for these folks, Framingham has over 20 memory care facilities, with more in the greater Boston metro area.
Memory care facilities are regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which stipulates security measures for residents, staff to patient ratios and around-the-clock supervision. Workers in designated dementia care facilities are required by state law to undergo specific training for these conditions. This includes both assisted living facilities that have separate memory care wings as well as Alzheimer's only treatment centers, referred to as “Dementia Special Care Units” (DSCUs). Other memory care facilities attached to assisted living communities are called “Special Care Residence” (SCR).
- Framingham residents, as all of those in Massachusetts, are exempt from tax on Social Security income, which may leave more money available for families budgeting for memory care costs. In addition, those over 65 may claim a state tax exemption, and there are several other exemptions for seniors and those with a qualifying disability.
Weather in Framingham is warm in the summer, and cold and snowy in the winter. 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.
- The Framingham area, as part of the Boston metropolis, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Cost of living in Framingham is notably higher than the national average. This figure is due mainly to housing costs, which are more than double the U.S. average. Grocery costs and health care are more in line with the national average. While higher housing costs may affect some memory care fees, many seniors in memory care facilities should be largely unaffected.
Paying for Memory Care in Framingham
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Framingham start around $6,793 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 Framingham 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 Framingham
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 Framingham
Framingham 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 Framingham, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Framingham
Framingham-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 Framingham, MA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Framingham
Review of St. Patrick's Manor - Memory Care
My wife has been a resident of St. Patrick's Manor for more than a year and I have nothing but admiration for the work they do, from my initial contact with the admissions director (One special Lad... Read more
Review of Mary Ann Morse at Heritage
Mary Ann Morse is a little old and worn looking, but very homey, and clearly everybody loves being there. There were lots of activities going on. In the memory unit, they were really engaged in a p... Read more
Review of Mary Ann Morse at Heritage
I visited for my mom. I liked it very much and they were very nice. Since my mother had a fall everything's on hold, but they were very nice, and it was a positive experience. The room was small, b... Read more