38 Memory Care Facilities near Needham, MA
Also serving communities of Wellesley.
There are 38 Memory Care Facilities in the Needham area, with 4 in Needham and 34 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Needham is $7,745 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Newton with an average starting cost of $7,740.
To help you with your search, browse the 36 reviews below for memory care facilities in Needham. On average, consumers rate memory care in Needham 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Dedham with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Needham, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Needham
Needham, Massachusetts, is a safe, family-friendly suburb of Boston. The state of Massachusetts indicates that over 130,000 of its residents have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Needham, with a population of 29,000, has 5,500 seniors aged 65 and older, a population with many vulnerable to memory care conditions. To care for those with dementia and Alzheimer's, Needham has over two dozen memory care facilities.
Memory care facilities in Needham, as in all of Massachusetts, can either be separate wings of an assisted living campus or a facility devoted entirely to memory care. Stand-alone memory care facilities are referred to as dementia special care units (DSCUs). Other memory care facilities attached to assisted living communities are called special care residences (SCRs).
- Weather in Needham means cold winters with plenty of snow; temperatures can regularly drop into the teens in January. Seniors in memory care with certain health conditions may be uncomfortable. Summers are warm and not overly hot, with July averages in the low 80s, which may bring relief to those sensitive to high heat.
- Massachusetts does not levy a state income tax on Social Security income. This may make budgeting for memory care easier for residents and their families.
- Needham, as part of the greater Boston metro area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Massachusetts General Hospital — Boston and Boston Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Needham's cost of living is nearly 2.5 times the national average, with high housing costs making this number so high. Housing, at over four times the rest of the country, may cause the operational costs for memory care facilities to increase, something that families on a budget may need to consider.
Paying for Memory Care in Needham
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Needham start around $7,745 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 Needham 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 Needham
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 Needham
Needham 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 Needham, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Needham Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Needham
Needham-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.
Other Options in Needham, MA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Needham
Review of Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
My relative stayed at this facility for almost 18 months. Some of the nurses were very friendly and capable. Then turnover occurred and my relative's care declined sharply. I mentioned my concern t... Read more
Review of Avita of Needham
I toured Avita of Needham. It's a very supportive community. The apartments were very clean, spacious, and full of sunlight. There were people who were engaging in artwork, there were people who we... Read more
Review of Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Just ewwwwwww, patients are definitely not cared for well in dining room, totally ignored, if these people do not eat, their plate is taken away, some residents don’t know how to eat anymore, some ... Read more