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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Suffolk County, MA for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Suffolk County is $6,542 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 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

Memory Care costs in Suffolk County start around $6,542 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 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.

Counties in Massachusetts

Essex County

$8,757

Plymouth County

$8,028

Middlesex County

$7,877

Norfolk County

$7,667

Bristol County

$7,579

Suffolk County

$6,542

Providence County

$6,045

US

$5,743

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.

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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Michael

I visited this facility

Review of Parc at Winthrop

I spoke with a woman, Katie, here. She was very helpful. I thought the layout was great. It was tidy and a nice area. The common areas and the couple of rooms we looked at were very nice. There was...

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Noreen

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

Review of Parc at Winthrop

I highly recommend them. It is local and they are very friendly, very caring, and supportive. My mom is in memory care and our move-in experience was excellent. They were very helpful. She seems to...

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LAZap

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

Review of Prospect House

I needed to find a memory care unit for my mom who has Alzheimer's Dementia. While I was researching I read the reviews for Prospect House but unfortunately did not pay attention to them. I was so...

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