22 Memory Care Facilities in Norfolk County, MA
The average cost of memory care in Norfolk County is $6,191 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Suffolk County with an average starting cost of $6,057.
To help you with your search, browse the 31 reviews below for memory care facilities in Norfolk County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Norfolk County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Suffolk County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 14 families in Norfolk County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Norfolk County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Norfolk County
Norfolk County, which is the wealthiest county in Massachusetts, has 700,322 residents, 16.6 percent of whom are 65 or over. Of the 6,859,819 residents in Massachusetts, approximately 130,000 have Alzheimer's disease. By 2025, this number is expected to grow to 150,000, a 15.4 percent increase. With numbers likes these, it's important for the state to have enough memory care facilities to support this population.
In Norfolk County, there are 22 memory care facilities, known as Dementia Special Care Units (DSCUs), to support residents who have cognitive impairments like Alzheimer's or dementia.
- The climate in Norfolk County is comfortable for most of the year, aside from winter, which tends to be a bit cold and snowy. The average January low is 17, and the area receives an average of 41 inches of snow a year. Seniors who find winters challenging may want to keep this in mind.
- In general, Massachusetts is considered moderately tax-friendly for retirees. While income from Social Security and public pensions are fully tax exempt, retirement income from other sources, including 401ks, IRAs and private pensions are subject to the state's income tax rate of 5.1 percent.
- Crime in Norfolk County is relatively low, so seniors can feel safe living in this region of Massachusetts. On a scale of one (low crime) to 100 (high crime), Norfolk County's violent crime is 23, and property crime is 24.1. For property crime, this number is right around the state average of 21.1, but is much lower than the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area. Norfolk County's violent crime score is much lower than both the state average (31.6) and the average in the surrounding metro area (34.2).
- Norfolk County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Norfolk County
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Memory Care costs in Norfolk County start around $6,217 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Norfolk 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk County
Norfolk 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 Norfolk County, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Norfolk County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Norfolk County
Norfolk 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 Norfolk County
Review of The Linden at Dedham
Our mother, who will be 95 next month, had been in the assisted living section of the Linden and was fairly independent. She had a fall, and then later a stroke, and the aftermath of those events i... Read more
Review of New Pond Village
New Pond Village is beautiful. The rooms are very nice, lovely, kept very much like a home, and very home-like. The size is ideal and the whole concept of care is great. The staff is warm, welcomin... 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