26 Memory Care Facilities near Newton, MA
Also serving communities of Newton Centre, Newton Lower Falls.
There are 26 Memory Care Facilities in the Newton area, with 2 in Newton and 24 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Newton is $6,888 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Waltham with an average starting cost of $6,143.
To help you with your search, browse the 19 reviews below for memory care facilities in Newton. Better rated regions include Waltham with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Newton, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Newton
Newton is part of the greater Boston area, where an estimated 120,000 seniors have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. Just under 17 percent of the city's residents are seniors, which indicates a substantial need for dementia care facilities in the area. While there is only one memory care facility in Newton, an additional 126 facilities are located in surrounding cities, including Wayland, Brighton and Arlington.
In Massachusetts, facilities that provide residential care to seniors with dementia are officially known as Assisted Living Residences (ALRs). ALRs often provide both memory care and assisted living services to seniors, as state regulations are similar for both levels of care. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs is responsible for certifying and overseeing ALRs throughout the state.
- According to the American Lung Association, ozone pollution in Newton and throughout Middlesex County is minimal. That means that the air quality poses very little risk to seniors who have been diagnosed with respiratory illnesses.
- The Newton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Newton-Wellesley Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Although the overall cost of living is nearly 125 percent higher than the average U.S. city, the cost of healthcare in Newton is 17 percent lower. For seniors who need extensive medical attention, living in Newton may be more affordable than many other cities in the area.
- Newton experiences extreme weather during the winter. The city averages 53 inches of snow per year, which is nearly double the U.S. average. Temperatures average as low as 17 degrees Fahrenheit in January. It's important for families to inquire about security measures that memory care facilities have in place to protect residents from wandering outdoors, especially during inclement weather.
Paying for Memory Care in Newton
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Newton start around $6,040 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Newton 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 Newton
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 Newton
Newton 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 Newton, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Newton Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Newton
Newton-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.