44 Memory Care Facilities in Middlesex County, MA
The average cost of memory care in Middlesex County is $6,941 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Suffolk County with an average starting cost of $6,225.
To help you with your search, browse the 40 reviews below for memory care facilities in Middlesex County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Middlesex County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Worcester County with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 13 families in Middlesex County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Middlesex County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Middlesex County
Massachusetts has 6,859,819 residents as of July 2017, and of these, approximately 130,000 people are estimated to have Alzheimer's. By 2025, this number is expected to increase 15.4 percent to 150,000 people. It's important for Massachusetts to have enough memory care facilities to support this population of seniors.
In Middlesex County, which is the most populous county in Massachusetts and New England, there are 1,602,947 residents, 15 percent of whom are age 65 or over. There are 40 memory care facilities located within Middlesex County to support residents with Alzheimer's or dementia.
In Massachusetts, memory care facilities are officially known as Dementia Special Care Units (DSCUs).
- Middlesex County has relatively pleasant weather, especially in the spring, summer and fall. Average temperatures in July are around 80 degrees, comfortable enough to spend time outside. Winters in Middlesex County can be challenging, however, especially for seniors. The area averages 77 inches of snow each year.
- The cost of living in Middlesex County is a bit more expensive than Massachusetts's average of 139, which is based on a cost of living index of 100 as the national average. Middlesex County's cost of living is 161, so families searching for memory care services may want to keep this in mind as they search.
- Middlesex County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Tewksbury Hospital and Emerson Hospital in Concord, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Massachusetts is considered moderately tax-friendly for retired seniors. Retirement income from Social Security and public pension funds are fully tax exempt; however, private pensions, IRAs and 401ks are subject to the state's income tax rate of 5.1 percent.
Paying for Memory Care in Middlesex County
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Memory Care costs in Middlesex County start around $6,497 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex County
Middlesex 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 Middlesex County, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Middlesex County
Middlesex 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 Middlesex County
Review of The Residence at Watertown Square
We visited The Residence at Watertown Square for our friend and we were only there for the tour and it was impressive. It's seems like it was well planned, and they have a beautiful setting. It's c... Read more
Review of Brightview Wakefield
My 95 mother was a resident in memory care (Wellspring village at Brightview Wakefield)from August-October 2020. Our family moved her there as her previous place closed. On first impression, ... Read more
Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings
I am so appreciative of the great care that the Harbor (Memory care) staff are giving my husband. Their patience, kindness, and gentle ways have reduced his difficult behavior which have led to him... Read more