3 Memory Care Facilities in Franklin County, MA
The average cost of memory care in Franklin County is $4,995 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,781.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Franklin County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Franklin County 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Franklin County
In Massachusetts, there are approximately 130,000 residents living with Alzheimer's, and this figure is expected to grow by 15.4 percent by 2025 to 150,000 residents. With numbers like these, it's important to have memory care facilities to accommodate memory care residents, and in Franklin County, there are three memory care facilities. The population of Franklin County is just 70,702 residents, 21.2 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 or older.
In Franklin County as in the rest of the Bay State, memory care facilities are officially known as Dementia Special Care Units (DSCUs). Some assisted living facilities in this area may also have a Special Care Residence (SCR) for residents with mental health issues.
- Weather in Franklin County is relatively pleasant, as the area has four seasons each year. Fall features beautiful foliage, and the summer months have pleasant temperatures. The average high in July is around 82 degrees, which is about average for the state as a whole. Winters in Franklin County tend to be cold and somewhat snowy — the area receives 43 inches of snow a year, which is about average for the Boston area.
- The cost of living in Franklin County is relatively low compared to the rest of Massachusetts. On a cost of living index of 100, where 100 is the national average, Franklin County comes in just under it at 99.5. Compared to Massachusetts overall cost of living score of 139, living in Franklin County is much more affordable. Families should keep this benefit in mind as they search for memory care facilities in this region.
- Franklin County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as The Memory Disorders Program at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Massachusetts is considered to be relatively tax-friendly towards retirees. Public pension funds and Social Security are fully tax exempt; however, other forms of retirement income, including retirement accounts such as a 401k, IRA or private pension fund, are fully taxable at the state's rate of 5.1 percent.
Paying for Memory Care in Franklin County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Franklin County start around $4,995 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Franklin County 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 County
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 County
Franklin County 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 County, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Franklin County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Franklin County
Franklin County-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Franklin County
Review of Sage Park Alzheimer's Special Care Center
My mom is now living in Sage Park. It's very warm and comfortable, and feels more like you're in a home setting than in a medical setting. The rooms are very spacious, even the shared rooms. The st... Read more