4 Memory Care Facilities near West Yarmouth, MA
Also serving communities of Hyannis, Centerville, Brewster, Mashpee.
There are 4 Memory Care Facilities in the West Yarmouth area, with 2 in West Yarmouth and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in West Yarmouth is $6,600 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Plymouth with an average starting cost of $5,862.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in West Yarmouth. On average, consumers rate memory care in West Yarmouth 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in West Yarmouth, MA
2 Memory Care Facilities near West Yarmouth, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in West Yarmouth
In Massachusetts, approximately 130,000 residents have Alzheimer's or dementia. West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, a small town situated on Cape Cod in Barnstable County, has a population of just 6,012 people as of the 2010 census, and 1,194 of them were seniors between the ages of 65-84. There are six memory care facilities in the West Yarmouth area, with two located in the town and four located nearby.
In West Yarmouth, as in the rest of Masschusetts, memory care facilities are referred to as Dementia Special Care Units, or DSCUs. Many other assisted living facilities may have separate wings dedicated to memory care, and these are officially referred to as Special Care Residences (SCRs).
- West Yarmouth, MA, is located on central Cape Cod and has plenty of beautiful beaches and coastlines for seniors to enjoy during New England's pleasant summers. The average high in July in this area is 78 degrees. The area also receives less snow than the rest of Massachusetts, as West Yarmouth averages only 19 inches of snow per year.
- The cost of living in West Yarmouth, MA, is a bit higher than average compared to the rest of the country. On a cost of living index scale where the average is 100, the cost of living in West Yarmouth is 125.4, something that seniors should take into account when selecting a memory care facility.
- Massachusetts as a whole is considered moderately tax-friendly toward retirees. Social Security income, for example, is not taxed, leaving more money in your loved one's budget for memory care-related costs. However, Massachusetts does tax other forms of retirement income, including withdrawals from retirement accounts and private pension income.
- West Yarmouth is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Cape Cod Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in West Yarmouth
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in West Yarmouth start around $6,600 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in West Yarmouth 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 West Yarmouth
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 West Yarmouth
West Yarmouth 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 West Yarmouth, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in West Yarmouth
West Yarmouth-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 West Yarmouth
Review of Mill Hill Residence, a Maplewood at Mayflower Place Community
“What I love most about Mill Hill is the staff. They treat my mom - and make her feel - like family. She’s flourished since she moved in there. She’s always been a fussy eater but eats ALL three... Read more