10 Memory Care Facilities in Haverhill, MA
Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings254 Amesbury Road, Haverhill, MA
Wingate Residences at Haverhill10 Residences Way, Haverhill, MA
Greystone Farm at Salem242 Main Street, Salem, NH
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Atria Marland Place15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA
Ashland Farm at North Andover700 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA
Bridges by EPOCH at Andover254 Lowell St., Andover, MA
Avita of Newburyport4 Wallace Bashaw Junior Way, Newburyport, MA
Brightview North Andover1275 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA
Atria Merrimack Place85 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA
The Residence at Salem Woods6 Sally Sweets Way, Salem, NH
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Haverhill
Haverhill is located north of Boston, Massachusetts, a state with over 130,000 diagnosed Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Haverhill itself has a population of 63,000, 13 percent of whom are seniors over 65. Many of these seniors may have Alzheimer's or dementia and need care in one of the city's 30 memory care facilities.
Memory care facilities are regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which requires certain security measures for residents, staff-to-patient ratios and around-the-clock supervision. This includes both assisted living facilities that have separate memory care wings as well as Alzheimer's-only treatment centers, referred to as Dementia Special Care Units (DSCUs). Other memory care facilities attached to assisted living communities are called Special Care Residences (SCR).
- Haverhill residents, like all those in Massachusetts, are not subject to a state tax on Social Security income or disability benefits. This may be helpful as families budget money for a loved one's memory care fees. In addition, there are several other exemptions for seniors and those with a qualifying disability.
Weather in Haverhill means cold, snowy winters with January lows in the teens and an average of 55 inches of snow per year. Summers are warm, with July high temperatures averaging 82 degrees. Seniors who are sensitive to high heat may be comfortable here, although those in memory care with health conditions aggravated by cold may be uncomfortable.
- The Haverhill area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Holy Family Hospital and Tewkesbury Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Haverhill's cost of living is higher than the national average, mostly due to housing costs 60 percent higher than the national average. This may affect memory care fees, as the cost of operations in these facilities might increase. Healthcare costs, however, are nearly 20 percent lower than the U.S. average, which may benefit seniors in memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Haverhill
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Haverhill start around $6,375 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,736 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Haverhill 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 Haverhill
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 Haverhill
Haverhill and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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.
Memory Care Facilities in Haverhill
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Haverhill
Haverhill-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Massachusetts are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.