9 Memory Care Facilities in Hampden County, MA

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Landmark at Monastery Heights

Provides: Memory Care
110 Monastery Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089
"The Landmark at Monastery Heights has been completely restored and is now a beautiful senior living community, offering independent and assisted living as well as a special program for the memory..." More

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Keystone Commons

Provides: Memory Care
460 West Street, Ludlow, MA 01056
"Just outstanding care and attention given to my wife by all the staff. They are able to continually see to her needs during any/all physical and mental occurrences. I highly recommend their..." More

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Caring Star 2020

The Wellington at Springfield

Provides: Memory Care
942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA 01119
"I saw the Wellington at Springfield. It was very nice, the lady that showed me through the process was very nice, and overall it was an excellent experience. I had no complaints. The staff was..." More

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The Reserve at East Longmeadow

Provides: Memory Care
741 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
"The Reserve at East Longmeadow is a senior living community in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts that provides both Assisted Living services to seniors and high-quality Memory Care services with our..." More

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Heritage Woods

Provides: Memory Care
462 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001
"Heritage Woods is located in Agawam, MA. Our Assisted Living Community offers residents a dynamic lifestyle that promotes mind, body and spirit wellness. Registered as an Eden Alternative community..." More

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Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

Provides: Memory Care
2387 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095
"Orchard Valley at Wilbraham in Wilbraham, MA is a 66-apartment assisted living community offering both traditional assisted living and The Harbor Program, a specialized program for the memory..." More

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The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

Provides: Memory Care
153 Cardinal Drive, Agawam, MA 01001
"The Atrium at Cardinal Drive is a beautiful place and the staff members are all very nice and friendly. I had a very good impression of the place, but it's too far away from my dad's house. I saw a..." More

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Ruth's House

Provides: Memory Care
780 Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
"Here, we believe independence is important, and our residents remain in charge of their own schedules. But they can rest assured knowing that our highly trained team is available 24 hours a day,..." More

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East Village Place

Provides: Memory Care
50 Benton Dr, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
"East Village Place in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts is a rental community offering Assisted Living and Memory Care on our friendly, full-service campus with restaurant-style dining. Choose your..." More

    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).

    • 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

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Massachusetts

    $7,288.00 New London County
    $6,742.00 Middlesex County
    $6,371.00 Hartford County
    $6,262.00 Worcester County
    $5,983.00 Litchfield County
    $5,179.00 Hampden County
    $4,995.00 Franklin County
    $4,939.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Hampden County start around $5,179 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 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.

    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.

    Directory of Winners in the Hampden County Area


    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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Hampden County

    • Review of The Wellington at Springfield

      I saw the Wellington at Springfield. It was very nice, the lady that showed me through the process was very nice, and overall it was an excellent experience. I had no complaints. The staff was exce... Read more

      P.J.
    • Review of The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

      The Atrium at Cardinal Drive is a beautiful place and the staff members are all very nice and friendly. I had a very good impression of the place, but it's too far away from my dad's house. I saw a... Read more

      Lynn
    • Review of Keystone Commons

      Just outstanding care and attention given to my wife by all the staff. They are able to continually see to her needs during any/all physical and mental occurrences. I highly recommend their facilit... Read more

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