7 Memory Care Facilities in Suffolk County, MA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Suffolk County, MA

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Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

Provides: Memory Care
50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135
"Chestnut Park provides residents with personalized service plans tailored to meet their unique needs. Assistance with personal care, housekeeping, 24-hour staff, three meals daily and a wide range..." More

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Landmark at Longwood

Provides: Memory Care
63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
"Landmark is an ideal retirement home for anyone seeking assisted living and memory care services in a spectacular location at an affordable rate. We are nestled atop a scenic hill within the New..." More

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Providence House Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
" From the moment you step into Providence House Assisted Living, you’ll feel right at home. Our inviting common areas provide comfortable places to gather with friends and neighbors, relax with..." More

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Prospect House

Provides: Memory Care
420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
"Health. Happiness. Hospitality. Conveniently located and easily accessible, Prospect House’s modern campus is close to home, beaches and the region’s numerous cultural attractions. Our modern,..." More

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The Parc at Harbor View

Provides: Memory Care
46 Lincoln Street, Winthrop, MA 02152
"At The Parc at Harbor View, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that..." More

Rogerson House

Provides: Memory Care
434 Jamaicaway, Boston, MA 02130
"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..." More

Standish Village

Provides: Memory Care
1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124

    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

    Counties in Massachusetts

    $6,937.00 Plymouth County
    $6,628.00 Middlesex County
    $6,460.00 Norfolk County
    $6,246.00 Essex County
    $6,225.00 Suffolk County
    $5,965.00 Bristol County
    $5,909.00 Providence County
    $4,974.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Suffolk County start around $6,225 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 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.

    Directory of Winners in the Suffolk County Area

    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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Suffolk County

    • 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

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