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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in North Chelmsford, MA for 2024

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What to Consider About Memory Care in North Chelmsford

In Massachusetts, more than 130,000 residents live with dementia. Residents between the ages of 65-84 make up about 16.5 percent of North Chelmsford's population, and those searching for memory care living options here will find eight communities to choose from in this close-knit town in northern Massachusetts. In the Bay State, memory care facilities are officially referred to as “Dementia Special Care Units,” or DSCUs.

Some assisted living facilities in the North Chelmsford or surrounding areas also include a Special Care Residence, or SCR, for residents with dementia, Alzheimer's or other mental health disorders.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in North Chelmsford

  • New England has four distinct seasons, which may be enjoyable for those with Alzheimer's who enjoy spending time outside in the fall, spring and summer. North Chelmsford receives an average of 53 inches of snow a year, and winters can be quite cold. Those with Alzheimer's and dementia may enjoy indoor activities during the winter months.
  • Massachusetts fully exempts Social Security retirement tax benefits. However, Massachusetts does tax most other forms of retirement income. Massachusetts's estate tax has an exemption of just $1 million, among the lowest in the United States.
  • North Chelmsford is situated in a relatively safe area, as incidents of both violent crime and property crime are well below U.S. averages. Seniors can feel safe living in a memory care community in this region. On a scale of 1 to 100, North Chelmsford violent crime is 25.2, below the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime in North Chelmsford is about the same at 25.5, while the U.S. average is 38.1.
  • North Chelmsford is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Chelmsford Campus of Lowell General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in North Chelmsford

Memory Care costs in North Chelmsford start around $5,982 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in North Chelmsford 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.

Cities in Massachusetts

Andover

$10,015

Burlington

$9,908

Nashua

$8,536

North Andover

$6,130

North Chelmsford

$5,982

Tewksbury

$5,787

US

$5,694

Billerica

$5,675

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in North Chelmsford

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 North Chelmsford

North Chelmsford 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 North Chelmsford, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in North Chelmsford

North Chelmsford-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Patrick

I visited this facility

Review of The Atrium at Drum Hill

The Atrium at Drum Hill is a well-designed and well-kept facility. The staff who I met were all very polite and looked to be very efficient. It appears to be a comfortable environment, one which...

Provider response

Hello Patrick, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad to hear about your experience with our community. Our dedicated associates take great pride in providing the very best...

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Memory Care

Linda

I visited this facility

Review of The Atrium at Drum Hill

I went to The Atrium at Drum Hill. The staff were out and about. The rooms are very nice. The only thing I didn't like about this one was it was one huge room, and they just had people sitting...

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Memory Care

Dan

I visited this facility

Review of The Atrium at Drum Hill

We have planned to choose The Atrium at Drum Hill for my dad. The facility was laid out on two separate sides, and one of the sides had just recently been refurbished. It's a large, spacious area...

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