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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Newton, MA for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Newton, Massachusetts
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Newton
  • Paying for Memory Care in Newton
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Newton
  • Free & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in Newton
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Newton

What to Consider About Memory Care in Newton

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs monitors and regulates memory care facilities in Massachusetts. It issues licenses to those that comply with the rules and regulations and revokes them from those that don’t. The office conducts unannounced inspections and reviews complaints registered with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman to help it determine if a facility is underperforming.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Newton

  • Newton’s seniors are never far from high-quality medical care. The main provider is Newton-Wellesley Hospital. It’s a 273-bed facility with many specialties, including orthopedics and neurology. There are also nationally ranked hospitals nearby, such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
  • NewMo makes it easier for seniors who can no longer drive to get around the city. It’s a door-to-door shared ride service operating on weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 12 noon on weekends. The standard fare for seniors is $3 per ride, while those with low incomes pay $1 per ride.
  • Glancing at Newton’s overall cost of living index of 207.9 may put some people off. It’s far above the state average of 127.5 and the country’s 100. However, the city’s housing costs distort the figure. Newton actually compares favorably with other cities. The health cost average of 89.2 is one point below the state average, and transportation costs are significantly lower.
  • One of the strongest indicators of Newton’s value is the very low rates of crime. Violent crime ranks at 9.7, well below the national average of 22.7. In percentage terms, property crime is lower still, ranked at 15.2, which is less than half the country’s norm of 35.4.
  • Although it can’t compare with warmer climes, Newton’s climate is above average for Massachusetts. Lows of 18 degrees make chilly days in winter, and the 50 inches of snowfall is 22 more than the country’s average. However, the city gets 204 sunny days every year — one below the U.S. average — and 83 degrees in summer isn’t unusual. Annual rainfall is 10 inches more than the country’s median, but the city’s tree-lined streets and parks are lush and green because of it.
  • Sperling’s BestPlaces gives Newton a health cost index of 82.7, placing it far ahead of the national average of 100. Although the city’s water quality is below average, other factors compensate overall. These include 371 physicians per 100,00 people, which is 161 more than the country’s median.

Paying for Memory Care in Newton

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The median fee for memory care in Newton is $8,524 per month, although, families will find facilities with varying fees, considering location and amenities.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

At $8,524, the average Newton senior pays an additional $2,899 per month when compared to the average American. However, New England states tend to be costlier, so the gap between Newton and the Massachusetts average is narrower, at $399. Newton’s not the state’s costliest city, as seniors in Barnstable Town pay $226 more for memory care. But Newton is costly when compared to other cities. Seniors relocating to Worcester could save $1,418, while a move to Springfield could save even more, at $2,214 per month.

Newton

$8,524

Massachusetts

$8,125

The United States

$5,625

Springfield

$6,310

Worcester

$7,106

Barnstable Town

$8,750

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care’s median monthly fee is lower than nursing homes, which are around $13,155. Assisted living averages $6,819, while in-home care is $6,292. Deduct $48 to get the average for home health care. However, even this isn’t the most affordable option, as adult day care’s median fee is $1,614. This is attractive, but these centers aren’t always right for seniors with late-stage dementia.

Memory Care

$8,524

In-Home Care

$6,292

Home Health Care

$6,244

Adult Day Health Care

$1,614

Assisted Living Facility

$6,819

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13,155

Note: Data for Newton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boston, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Newton

In Newton there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit 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 & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in Newton

Seniors and their families can get free assistance from nonprofits operating in Newton. The following table covers topics such as the law, social engagement and access to information and support.

ResourceContactService
Long-Term Care Ombudsman(617) 926-4100Families concerned about the quality of care given to a loved one in a memory care facility can register a complaint with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. It will investigate the issue and try to negotiate a resolution with the care provider while advocating for the resident.
Temple Emanuel Memory Cafe(617) 959-4928The Temple Emanuel Memory Cafe welcomes seniors of all faiths and none, and their caregivers. Its goal is to be somewhere seniors can engage with others in comfort, make new friends and learn more about their conditions without fear of embarrassment.
Alzheimer's Association - Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter(800) 272-3900The association's local chapter offers care consultations to seniors and their families to help them understand the condition and prepare for a life that includes it. There are also in-person and virtual support groups and education programs available in English and Spanish.
Greater Boston Legal Services(800) 323-3205The attorneys and paralegals at Greater Boston Legal Services provide information, advice and representation to individuals on low incomes. The nonprofit specializes in civil law. It can help seniors who have been denied government benefits, had their consumer rights infringed and refused Medicare and/or MassHealth.
Newton Council on Aging(617) 796-1000The purpose of the Newton Council on Aging is to improve the lives of the city's oldest residents. They help the city implement its action plan since it joined the AARP's Age-Friendly Network in 2015. Its 10 areas of improvement include social participation — the development of opportunities for seniors to access facilities and events.
Alzheimer's Clinical Trials(617) 732-8085Brigham and Women's Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment regularly conducts clinical trials. Seniors who want to help the center learn more about the condition to aid future generations are welcome to participate. Additional monitoring and support from the center's experts may also help the senior personally.
Newton Veterans' Services Department(617) 796-1092The City of Newton's Veterans' Services Department supports vets and surviving spouses in many ways. This includes helping them access the state and federal benefits they deserve and submitting compensation claims for disabilities connected with active service. The office can also provide medical assistance to qualifying vets.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Newton

Newton Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Massachusetts are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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John

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Falls at Cordingly Dam

The staff at The Falls Cordingly Dam is great. They're friendly, nice, and competent. They have three meals a day, and that's in the afternoon, and the food seems to be very good. From what I've...

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kimmdrop

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Adelaide of Newton Centre

My family member has been there for a year. Not only is the facility beautiful but the staff is thoughtful, caring, and tries very hard to work within the limits of each resident. I had serious...

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FMH

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Adelaide of Newton Centre

The staff at Adelaide are dedicated and loving (despite the full PPE). Residents have access to a physician, a psychiatrist, dental, podiatry, and a host of other support services and amenities...

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