24 Memory Care Facilities near Norwood, MA
Also serving communities of Canton, Walpole.
There are 24 Memory Care Facilities in the Norwood area, with 2 in Norwood and 22 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Norwood is $7,260 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Brighton with an average starting cost of $6,575.
To help you with your search, browse the 36 reviews below for memory care facilities in Norwood. Better rated regions include Westwood with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Norwood, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Norwood
Norwood is a small, family friendly suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, a state with over 130,000 diagnosed Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Norwood itself has a population of 11,000, 15 percent of whom are seniors over 65. Many of these seniors may have Alzheimer's or dementia and need care in one of the city's close to 20 memory care facilities.
Memory care facilities are regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which requires certain security measures for residents, staff-to-patient ratios and around-the-clock supervision. This includes both assisted living facilities that have separate memory care wings as well as Alzheimer's-only treatment centers, referred to as dementia special care units (DSCUs). Other memory care facilities attached to assisted living communities are called special care residences (SCR).
- Norwood residents, like all those in Massachusetts, are not subject to a state tax on Social Security income or disability benefits. This may be helpful as families budget money for a loved one's memory care fees. In addition, there are several other exemptions for seniors and those with a qualifying disability.
Weather in Norwood means cold, snowy winters with January lows in the teens and an average of 55 inches of snow per year. Summers are warm, with July high temperatures averaging 82 degrees. Seniors who are sensitive to high heat may be comfortable here, although those in memory care with health conditions aggravated by cold may be uncomfortable.
- The Norwood area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Holy Family Hospital and Tewkesbury Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Norwood's cost of living is higher than the national average, mostly due to housing costs nearly 2.5 times the national average. This may affect memory care fees, as the cost of operations in these facilities might increase. Families budgeting for memory care will need to take this into account.
Paying for Memory Care in Norwood
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Norwood start around $6,366 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Norwood 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 Norwood
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 Norwood
Norwood 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 Norwood, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Norwood Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Norwood
Norwood-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.