8 Memory Care Facilities near Franklin, MA

2 Memory Care Facilities in Franklin, MA

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Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

Provides: Memory Care
4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038
"Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is Franklin's first senior living community. Located on Forge Hill Road less than a mile from routes 140 and 495, Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is a..." More


Atria Franklin

Provides: Memory Care
656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038
"Set in Norfolk County in the historic town of Franklin, Atria Franklin is a senior living community where older adults can live more independently, with discreet support from a caring, 24-hour..." More

6 Memory Care Facilities near Franklin, MA


New Pond Village

Provides: Memory Care
180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
"New Pond Village is beautiful. The rooms are very nice, lovely, kept very much like a home, and very home-like. The size is ideal and the whole concept of care is great. The staff is warm,..." More


The Branches of North Attleboro

Provides: Memory Care
40 Robert F. Toner Blvd, Attleboro Falls, MA 02763
"Conveniently located off 95 on Robert F. Toner Boulevard and nestled amongst the trees in a residential neighborhood, The Branches offers the high quality care and experience you have come to..." More


Atria Draper Place

Provides: Memory Care
25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
"Atria Draper Place offers a relaxing senior community in the historic New England town of Hopedale. Residents enjoy taking a stroll down to the pond or quietly reading a book from the public..." More


Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
One Railroad Street, Milford, MA 01757
"Blaire House Assisted Living is a family-owned and operated, new senior living residence built within an integrated care community, including; sub-acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, adult day..." More


The Residence at Valley Farm

Provides: Memory Care
369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
"The Residence at Valley Farm is a brand new community featuring stunning architecture, a signature clock tower, beautiful landscaped grounds, and every convenience, service or indulgence you can..." More


The Lighthouse at Lincoln

Provides: Memory Care
425 Albion Court, Lincoln, RI 02865
"My husband and I moved our 88 year old aunt into The Lighthouse a year ago. It was obvious from day one that we had made the right choice. Her care level increased.The attention she receives..." More

Memory Care near Franklin, MA

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Franklin

Franklin, Massachusetts, is a small suburban town located about 40 miles southwest of Boston, the state capital, and home to 32,996 residents. There are 130,000 residents statewide with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, including some seniors in Franklin.

Franklin is home to two memory care facilities with 16 located in nearby areas. In Franklin as in the rest of Massachusetts, memory care facilities are officially known as "Dementia Special Care Units" (DSCUs). Some assisted living facilities in Franklin may also have special memory care wings in their facility with staff that are trained to care for residents who need memory care.

  • Since Franklin is a part of Massachusetts and New England, the area experiences four distinct seasons, with summer, spring and fall offering the most pleasant weather as well as beautiful foliage, which seniors may enjoy in outdoor spaces. Winters can be challenging in Franklin, as they tend to be cold and snowy. Franklin receives an average of 42 inches of snow per year, much higher than the national average of 26 inches.
  • Franklin's cost of living is slightly more expensive when compared to the state average and other nearby areas, including the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area. On a cost of living index where the U.S. average is 100, Franklin's cost of living sits at 152, slightly higher than the state average of 139. Housing is the biggest factor that affects cost of living, and for seniors, the cost will vary based on the memory care facility they or their family chooses.
  • Massachusetts is moderately tax-friendly towards seniors, as Social Security income is not taxed; however, other forms of retirement income are fully taxed. These include private pension funds and retirement account withdrawals. In addition, the Massachusetts estate tax has an exemption of $1 million, among the lowest in the country.
  • Seniors can have peace of mind living in Franklin, knowing that the crime rate is low. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being low crime and 100 being high crime, Franklin's incidents of violent crime rank at 24.1, lower than the national average of 31.1 and the Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro area average of 34.2. Property crime tells a similar story - incidents in Franklin are relatively rare and sit on a scale of 18.8, lower than the state average of 21.1 and much lower than the national average of 38.1.

Paying for Memory Care in Franklin

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Massachusetts

$8,662.00 Westwood
$7,720.00 Lincoln
$6,594.00 Franklin
$5,197.00 Framingham
$4,989.00 Norwood
$4,800.00 US
$4,025.00 Smithfield

Memory Care costs in Franklin start around $6,594 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,800 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Franklin 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 Franklin

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Massachusetts page. Financial Assistance in Massachusetts Financial Assistance 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 Franklin

Franklin and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Franklin, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Memory Care Facilities in Franklin

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Franklin

Franklin-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Massachusetts are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.

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