7 Memory Care Facilities in Suffolk County, MA
The average cost of memory care in Suffolk County is $6,270 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Providence County with an average starting cost of $5,825.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Suffolk County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Suffolk County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Norfolk County with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Suffolk County, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Suffolk County
In Massachusetts, there are an estimated 6,859,819 residents as of 2017. Of this population, approximately 130,000 people have Alzheimer's disease, and the Alzheimer's Association expects this number to grow to 150,000 by 2025.
Suffolk County, which includes Massachusetts's state capital of Boston, has 807,252 residents, 11.7 percent of whom are 65 or over. To support this population of seniors who may have Alzheimer's or dementia, there are five memory care facilities, two located in Boston, two in Brighton and one in Revere.
In Suffolk County as in the rest of Massachusetts, memory care facilities are officially known as Dementia Special Care Units (DSCUs).
- Suffolk County has a relatively comfortable climate, but since it's located in New England, winters can be difficult for seniors who don't like cold temperatures. The average low in January is about 20 degrees, and the area receives an average of 47 inches of snow each year. Summers, on the other hand, are more comfortable, as the average high in July is 83 degrees.
- The cost of living in Suffolk County is a bit higher than average nationally and above the state average as well. On a cost of living index of 100, where 100 is the national average and includes factors such as utilities, housing and food, the cost of living in Suffolk County is 172.7, above the Massachusetts average of 139.
- Massachusetts is considered to be moderately tax friendly for retirees. It does fully exempt Social Security and public pension income from taxation, but the state taxes other forms of retirement income, including IRAs, 401k accounts and private pensions at the state income tax rate of 5.1 percent.
- Suffolk County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Neurology Department at Mass General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Suffolk County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Suffolk County start around $6,270 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Suffolk 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.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Suffolk 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 Suffolk County
Suffolk 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 Suffolk County, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Suffolk County
Suffolk 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Suffolk County
Review of The Parc at Harbor View
I moved my mom after 5 years in a facility very close to me and spent 7 nights a week there with her and the staff. I liked most of the staff however they didnt stay long. I had many issues with ma... Read more
Review of Rogerson House
I went to Rogerson House. I thought the admissions director was very nice, we talked for about an hour, then she showed me around, they were asking for $8400 a month, and when it came down to seein... Read more
Review of Rogerson House
My husband moved into Rogerson House. We chose it because of its location, programming, longevity, the staff, and because I had several friends with husbands there. It's elegant, very pretty, and i... Read more