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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Hampden County, MA for 2024

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Hampden County

In Massachusetts, there are an estimated 6,859,819 residents as of 2017. Of these, approximately 130,000 people have Alzheimer's, and this number is expected to grow to 150,000 by 2025. With numbers like these, it's important for the state to have enough memory care facilities to support this population.

Hampden County, located in the western part of Massachusetts, includes the city of Springfield and has a population of 469,818 people, 16.5 percent of whom are age 65 or older. There are eight memory care facilities in Hampden County to support residents with Alzheimer's or dementia.

In Hampden County 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

  • Hampden County has relatively pleasant weather. The area experiences four seasons each year, as does most of New England, including beautiful foliage in the fall and the nearby mountains. The average high in July is around 83 degrees, making for pleasant weather for outdoor walks. Winters tend to be cold and snowy, as the area receives about 45 inches of a snow each year and the average January low is around 17 degrees.
  • On a cost of living index where 100 represents the national average, the cost of living in Hampden County is slightly higher than the national average at 101.8  yet lower than the state average of 139. Families may want to keep this in mind as they search for memory care facilities for their loved ones.
  • Massachusetts tends to be moderately tax-friendly toward retired seniors. It fully exempts Social Security benefits and public pension income. Other forms of retirement income are taxed at the state rate of 5.1 percent. This includes any income from a 401k, IRA or private pension.
  • Hampden County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Western Massachusetts Hospital in Westfield, MA, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in Hampden County

Memory Care costs in Hampden County start around $5,847 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 Hampden 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.

Counties in Massachusetts

Worcester County

$8,001

Hartford County

$7,200

Middlesex County

$7,006

Hampshire County

$6,475

Hampden County

$5,847

Litchfield County

$5,755

Berkshire County

$5,737

US

$5,694

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Hampden 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 Hampden County

Hampden 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 Hampden County, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Hampden County

Hampden 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Amanda

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Review of The Wellington at Springfield

I went to The Wellington at Springfield for my dad. I like that the area was secure for someone who has dementia. The staff seemed to care and have an interest in everyday life. They had a lot of...

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Joan

I visited this facility

Review of River Mills Assisted Living at Chicopee Falls

The person who took me around River Mills Assisted Living at Chicopee Falls was very knowledgeable. My husband has Parkinson's and Lewy Body and she was very knowledgeable about what residents with...

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I visited this facility

Review of The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

I went to The Atrium at Cardinal Drive. They offer memory care. If you need that level of care, they seem to have a good number of residents to caregivers ratio. It's a smaller facility and they...

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