9 Memory Care Facilities near Springfield, MA
Also serving communities of West Springfield, Longmeadow.
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Springfield area, with 1 in Springfield and 8 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Springfield is $3,825 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for memory care facilities in Springfield. Better rated regions include Agawam with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Springfield, MA
8 Memory Care Facilities near Springfield, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Springfield
The city of Springfield is home to nearly 155,000 people, roughly 12 percent of whom are seniors. The Alzheimer's Association reports that adults age 65 and over are most likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's, an illness that affects 130,000 Bay Staters.
Memory care facilities are senior care facilities that are specially designed to meet the needs of those with dementia. In Springfield, these facilities may be called special care residences and may either be freestanding or housed within an assisted living facility. The city is home to one memory care facility, and there are seven more located nearby.
- Although the cost of living in Massachusetts is generally higher than the national average, Springfield is an affordable place to live. Average living costs in this city are nearly 45 percent below the state average and 5 percent below the national average, and healthcare expenses are about 15 percent lower here than they are elsewhere in the country. This may make Springfield a good option for seniors on a tight budget.
- The overall crime rate in Springfield is high, with the rates of both property and violent crime surpassing regional, state and national averages. This may be a consideration for families helping their loved ones transition to memory care in this region.
- Massachusetts is a moderately tax-friendly state for seniors. Social Security benefits and disbursements from a public pension are not taxed, but withdrawals from retirement accounts and income from private pensions are fully taxable. Additionally, the state's estate tax has just a $1 million exemption, which is among the lowest in the country.
- The American Lung Association gave Hampden County a D for ozone pollution, an A for short-term particle pollution and a passing grade for annual particle pollution. Seniors with cardiovascular disease or respiratory illnesses may want to speak with their doctor to discuss how the city's air quality could affect their health.
Paying for Memory Care in Springfield
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Springfield start around $3,825 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Springfield 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 Springfield
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 Springfield
Springfield 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 Springfield, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Springfield Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Springfield
Springfield-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.