27 Memory Care Facilities near Westwood, MA
There are 27 Memory Care Facilities in the Westwood area, with 2 in Westwood and 25 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Westwood is $8,850 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Norwood with an average starting cost of $6,366.
To help you with your search, browse the 24 reviews below for memory care facilities in Westwood. On average, consumers rate memory care in Westwood 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Dedham with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Westwood, MA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Westwood
Westwood, Massachusetts, is a small town with a population of 14,618 residents, according to the 2010 census. Of this group, 2,051 residents are between the ages of 65 and 80, and there are two memory care facilities located in Westwood to accommodate residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. Forty-two more memory care facilities are located in nearby areas.
In Massachusetts, 130,000 residents have dementia, and there are hundreds of memory care facilities across the state to accommodate this population. In Westwood and the rest of the state, memory care facilities are officially known as "Dementia Special Care Units" (DSCUs). Some assisted living facilities in Westwood also may have special memory care wings where they specialize in caring for residents with Alzheimer's or dementia.
- Westwood is located in a quiet suburban area of Massachusetts, and the weather is relatively comfortable for most of the year. There are an average of 201 sunny days in Westwood each year, and since it's located in New England, the area experiences four distinct seasons. The summer and spring offer pleasant weather with occasional rain; however, winters can be a bit harsh, as the area receives an average of 54 inches of snow per year, well above the U.S. average of 26 inches. Seniors may enjoy their favorite indoor activities during the winter months while enjoying the outdoors the rest of the year.
- Massachusetts is moderately tax-friendly towards retirees. The state fully exempts Social Security retirement benefits, but they do tax other forms of retirement income. Withdrawals from retirement accounts, for instance, are fully taxed. Public pension income is not taxed, but private pension income is fully taxed.
- The cost of living in Westwood is relatively expensive compared to other areas of Massachusetts. Based on a U.S. average of 100, Westwood's cost of living sits at 198.2, much higher than the Massachusetts average of 139, so it's one of the most expensive places to live in the state.
- Seniors can feel safe living in Westwood since it has very low property and violent crime rates. Ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 high (100). Westwood's violent crime rate is 20.4, much lower than the state average at 31.6 and the Boston-Cambridge Metro area average of 34.2. It's also safer than Boston-Cambridge and the state average in terms of property crime - Westwood's is 17.5, compared to 21.1 for the state and 34.5 for Boston-Cambridge.
Paying for Memory Care in Westwood
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Westwood start around $8,850 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 Westwood 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 Westwood
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 Westwood
Westwood 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 Westwood, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Westwood
Westwood-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 Westwood
Review of White Oak Cottages
White Oak Cottages was very nice. The doors are locked from the inside so the residents can't wander. They have a lot of staff on board and you know the people are going to be watched on a regular ... Read more
Review of Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood
My mother-in law was in The Bridges for a couple of weeks before she passed away. It's brand new. They were wonderful, the staff was phenomenal, always willing to help us out with anything, and the... Read more
Review of Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood
The Bridges is a beautiful place. It’s nice, and I like it. The services were nice. They had activities and do a couple of things. The nurses were great, but the aides could help out a little more.... Read more