The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Franklin, MA for 2023
Also serving communities of Wrentham, Milford, Hopedale, Mansfield.
There are 10 Memory Care Facilities in the Franklin area, with 2 in Franklin and 8 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Franklin is $6,500 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Lincoln with an average starting cost of $6,047.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Franklin. On average, consumers rate memory care in Franklin 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lincoln with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Franklin, MA
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
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Memory Care costs in Franklin start around $6,500 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 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.
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 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 Franklin, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Franklin
Franklin-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 Franklin, MA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Franklin
Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill
My mom is a resident of Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill. We liked them because the staff to patient ratio is much lower than the other places. We liked the activities that they provide her du... Read more