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The Best Memory Care Facilities in Plymouth County, MA for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Plymouth County is $8,028 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Plymouth County

Approximately 130,000 residents in Massachusetts have Alzheimer's out of the state's 6.8 million residents. The Alzheimer's Association projects this number to grow 15.4 percent by 2025 to 150,000. To accommodate this population of residents requiring memory care, there are thousands of memory care facilities.

In Plymouth County, there are just over a half million residents at 515,142 people, 17.6 percent of whom are 65 or over. There are 10 memory care facilities in Plymouth County to accommodate residents with Alzheimer's or dementia.

In Massachusetts, memory care facilities are officially recognized as Dementia Special Care Units (DSCUs). 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Weather in Plymouth County is comfortable for much of the year, especially in the spring, summer and fall. The average temperature in July is around 81 degrees. Seniors who find winters challenging should know that Plymouth County receives about 47 inches of snow each year.
  • Crime in Plymouth County is about on par with state and national averages. On a scale of one, which indicates low crime, to 100, which indicates high crime, Plymouth County is 30.3 for violent crime and 27.5 for property crime. State averages are 31.6 and 21.1, respectively. Families concerned about security may want to inquire about existing protective measures at memory care communities.
  • Plymouth County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, which has a Acute Care for the Elderly unit, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Massachusetts is considered moderately tax-friendly for retirees. While the state does not tax income from Social Security or public pensions, it does tax other forms of retirement income, including IRAs, 401ks and private pensions at the state's income tax rate of 5.1 percent. 

Paying for Memory Care in Plymouth County

Memory Care costs in Plymouth County start around $8,058 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 Plymouth 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.

Counties in Massachusetts

Newport County

$8,565

Plymouth County

$8,058

Barnstable County

$7,721

Bristol County

$7,579

Norfolk County

$7,552

Suffolk County

$6,542

US

$5,694

Providence County

$5,545

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Plymouth 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 Plymouth County

Plymouth 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 Plymouth County, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Plymouth County

Plymouth 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Bridges by EPOCH at Pembroke

My wife moved into Bridges by EPOCH at Pembroke. It's a nice facility and it is very clean. It's only about 5 years old. The decorations are just beautiful. She's acclimating well there now. The...

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Frustrared

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of All American Assisted Living

We placed our mom in their dementia care July 2021. Her sheets were not changed for a month. We were told they wash them and put them back on the same day. We finally left a tissue in a pillowcase...

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lynne62

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Stafford Hill

I would have picked zero for my rating, but it was not an option. My dad has been in hospice for over two years. He has dementia and his aortic heart valve is no good. We took care of him at home...

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