21 Memory Care Facilities in Norfolk County, MA

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Caring Star 2020

New Pond Village

Provides: Memory Care
180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
"My husband has been in New Pond. It is a lock-in community and at the moment there are about 12 to 15 residents. My husband has his own bedroom and a common room. He is very happy there. There are..." More

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Sunrise of Braintree

Provides: Memory Care
618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184
"For more than 35 years, Sunrise Senior Living has been committed to providing seniors the best possible support, rooted in the latest research, and theories of aging. We take a holistic approach to..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Atria Marina Place

Provides: Memory Care
Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA 02171
"At Atria Marina Place, you'll find a welcoming senior community just 10 minutes from Boston on the seaside enclave of Marina Bay. Invite friends and family to enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the..." More

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Wingate Residences at Needham

Provides: Memory Care
235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
"The Residences at Wingate, locally owned and operated, provides expert care and services, physical assistance, emotional support, and social and mental stimulation that have become synonymous with..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

Provides: Memory Care
40 Clapboardtree Street, Norwood, MA 02062
"Conveniently located on the Westwood/Norwood line across from Xaverian Brothers High School – Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree is where Seniors will come together to live well. With just..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

Provides: Memory Care
4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038
"Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is Franklin's first senior living community. Located on Forge Hill Road less than a mile from routes 140 and 495, Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is a..." More

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Sunrise of Norwood

Provides: Memory Care
86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA 02062
"For more than 35 years, Sunrise Senior Living has been committed to providing seniors the best possible support, rooted in the latest research, and theories of aging. We take a holistic approach to..." More

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The Atrium at Faxon Woods

Provides: Memory Care
2003 Falls Boulevard, Quincy, MA 02169
"We chose The Atrium at Faxon Woods since it is the best fit for my mother. The faculty is wonderful and invested in the residents. They get to know them and make them feel comfortable, which is..." More

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Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood

Provides: Memory Care
140 University Avenue, Westwood, MA 02090
"My mother-in law was in The Bridges for a couple of weeks before she passed away. It's brand new. They were wonderful, the staff was phenomenal, always willing to help us out with anything, and the..." More

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Windrose at Weymouth

Provides: Memory Care
670 Main Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190
"The Windrose at Weymouth was very nice. The staff was very professional, caring, and helpful. The rooms were wonderful. They were excellent. I toured the dining and kitchen areas, and they were..." More

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The Enclave of Franklin

Provides: Memory Care
656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038
"to The Enclave of Franklin Assisted Living and Memory Care ________________________________________ Set in a quaint, wooded area is a senior living community that offers comfort, convenience and..." More
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Sunrise of Cohasset

Provides: Memory Care
125 King Street (Rt 3A), Cohasset, MA 02025
"For more than 35 years, Sunrise Senior Living has been committed to providing seniors the best possible support, rooted in the latest research, and theories of aging. We take a holistic approach to..." More

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White Oak Cottages

Provides: Memory Care
6 Longwood Dr, Westwood, MA 02090
"White Oak Cottages was very nice. The doors are locked from the inside so the residents can't wander. They have a lot of staff on board and you know the people are going to be watched on a regular..." More

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Allerton House at Central Park

Provides: Memory Care
43 School House Road, Weymouth, MA 02188
"Welcome to Allerton House at Central Park Caring for residents like family is a long-standing Welch Senior Living tradition for over 65 years. With life-enriching amenities and respectful care..." More

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Avita of Needham

Provides: Memory Care
880 Greendale Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
"Avita of Needham was the best that I went to. They were really good. They were providing very good facilities for people for memory care. It was also very new, and the facility looked very nice and..." More

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The Linden at Dedham

Provides: Memory Care
391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026
"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..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Traditions of Dedham

Provides: Memory Care
735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
"A beautifully-situated senior community with classic New England style. Nestled on wooded grounds with easy proximity to downtown Dedham and Route 128, Traditions offers the best of all worlds: A..." More

Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcar...

Provides: Memory Care
150 Lincoln Street, Needham, MA 02492
"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..." More

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Wingate Healthcare

Provides: Memory Care
63 Kendrick Street, Needham, MA 02494
"Wingate Healthcare was formed 22 years ago to meet the challenges facing the senior long term care industry. Based in Needham, MA, Wingate currently operates 19 state-of-the-art skilled nursing..." More

Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer...

Provides: Memory Care
694 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
"We placed my mother-in-law in Newton & Wellesley. They have specialized care for dementia and Alzheimer's patients, and I think that they are terrific. It is just what she needs, and she's..." More

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Brightview Canton

Provides: Memory Care
125 Turnpike St., Canton, MA 02021
" Conveniently located in Canton, Massachusetts, Brightview Canton features Independent Living apartments on a monthly rental basis with no large entrance fee. The all-inclusive monthly fee..." More

    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

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Massachusetts

    $6,893.00 Bristol County
    $6,826.00 Plymouth County
    $6,681.00 Middlesex County
    $6,387.00 Norfolk County
    $6,327.00 Essex County
    $6,132.00 Suffolk County
    $5,962.00 Providence County
    $4,939.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Norfolk County start around $6,387 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Norfolk County

    • Review of The Atrium at Faxon Woods

      My mother stayed at this facility and I was shocked at how poorly she was treated. Here are my main takeaways about life at the Atrium. -Staff: Terrible. Absolutely terrible. The staff would bla... Read more

      DSullivan325899
    • 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

      Ann Jacobs Mooney
    • 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

      a friend to my friend
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