9 Memory Care Facilities near North Chelmsford, MA
Also serving communities of Dracut, Westford.
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the North Chelmsford area, with 2 in North Chelmsford and 7 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in North Chelmsford is $6,797 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Tewksbury with an average starting cost of $5,579.
To help you with your search, browse the 27 reviews below for memory care facilities in North Chelmsford. On average, consumers rate memory care in North Chelmsford 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Billerica with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in North Chelmsford, MA
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.
- 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
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in North Chelmsford start around $6,797 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 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.
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.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in North Chelmsford
Review of The Atrium at Drum Hill
I went to The Atrium at Drum Hill. It was very nice, but it was more geared toward people with more advanced memory problems than what we have. It was a lovely place, but not for us. The rooms were... Read more
Review of The Atrium at Drum Hill
The Atrium at Drum Hill is a really wonderful place. My father had lived there himself, so I really wanted my husband to go there because they give excellent care. Unfortunately, my husband was rej... Read more
Review of The Residence at Freeman Lake
Housekeeping terrible, dried feces imbedded in carpet and bathroom. Have brought to managements attn. multiple times, remains the same. No improvement. Management tells you what you want to hear. ... Read more