11 Memory Care Facilities in Hampden County, MA
The average cost of memory care in Hampden County is $5,447 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for memory care facilities in Hampden County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Hampden County 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hampshire County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 13 families in Hampden County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Hampden County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Hampden County, MA
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
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Memory Care costs in Hampden County start around $4,880 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Hampden County
Review of Keystone Commons
I went to Keystone Commons. I visited the memory care and the intermediate care. I liked the cleanliness, the size of the rooms, and the activities they had going on and available for them. It was ... Read more
Review of Orchard Valley at Wilbraham
My mother is at Orchard Valley at Wilbraham. It is very nice, and the community itself is beautiful. The location is great. It's very close to where I live, so I am able to visit her very often. Sh... Read more
Review of The Wellington at Springfield
I was only at The Wellington at Springfield for a few minutes, but I took the tour. It seemed very nice and secure for the memory care unit. It was very clean too. There was no smell or anything to... Read more