23 Memory Care Facilities near Waltham, MA
There are 23 Memory Care Facilities in the Waltham area, with 1 in Waltham and 22 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Waltham is $6,750 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Newton with an average starting cost of $5,300.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for memory care facilities in Waltham. Better rated regions include Weston with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Waltham, call (855) 863-8283.
1 Memory Care Facility in Waltham, MA
22 Memory Care Facilities near Waltham, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Waltham
Waltham is a safe, family-friendly suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, a state with over 130,000 residents diagnosed as having Alzheimer's Disease or dementia. Many of Waltham's seniors, 13 percent of the town's population of 63,000, may comprise part of this number. To care for Waltham's dementia patients, there are over 20 memory care facilities in the city, with a further 60 in the greater Boston area. These places are regulated and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Some assisted living facilities in Waltham have separate memory care wings, called “Special Care Residence” (SCR). Alzheimer's-only treatment centers, referred to as “Dementia Special Care Units” (DSCUs). All memory care facilities, whether memory-care only or part of a larger assisted living community, are regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which stipulates security measures for residents, and specific training for memory care.
- Weather in Waltham means cold winters with plenty of snow. Seniors in memory care with certain health conditions may be uncomfortable. Summers are warm and not overly hot, which may bring relief to those sensitive to high heat.
- Massachusetts does not levy a state income tax on Social Security income. This may make budgeting for memory care easier for residents and their families.
- Waltham, as part of the greater Boston metro area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston and Boston Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Waltham's cost of living is higher than the national average. Housing, at over three times the rest of the U.S., may increase operating costs for memory care facilities, something seniors and their families may need to consider.
Paying for Memory Care in Waltham
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Massachusetts
Memory Care costs in Waltham start around $6,750 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Waltham 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 Waltham
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 Waltham
Waltham 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 Waltham, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Directory of Winners in the Waltham Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Waltham
Waltham-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.