9 Memory Care Facilities near Worcester, MA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Worcester, MA

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Caring Star 2022

Dodge Park Rest Home

Provides: Memory Care
101 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"Mom has been at the Dodge Park facility for almost 5 years. This is her home. She is treated with respect and dignity. Everyone knows her name and addresses her accordingly. She continues to..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Oasis At Dodge Park

Provides: Memory Care
102 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"The facility and staff are amazing. To see such transformation in mom so quickly. She is looking more focused and has her smile back. She has made friends. Her caregivers have gotten her out of a..." More

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Tatnuck Park at Worcester

Provides: Memory Care
340 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602
"Tatnuck Park at Worcester in Worcester, MA is a 76-apartment assisted living community offering both traditional assisted living and The Harbor Program, a specialized program for the memory..." More

Notre Dame du Lac

Provides: Memory Care
555 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605
"My mother has been living in Notre Dame du Lac for around five months now. She is in the memory care unit. I think the place is very clean. It's quiet, and I think they're organized. The girls are..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury...

Provides: Memory Care
311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
"Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings and the grounds are all pristine, beautiful, and in a wonderful location. I was very impressed by how clean it was, how organized and the setup. The..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Brookdale Eddy Pond East

Provides: Memory Care
669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
"I visited Brookdale Eddy Pond East. I didn’t get a warm fuzzy feeling. It's on the third floor and I didn't like it being up that high. I didn't see any activities going on, but they were all..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Golden Pond Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
50 W Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
"PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR LOVED ONE HERE!!! I'm looking to move my loved one but feel an obligation to inform families about this place. Don't be fooled by pretty pictures.of the building because..." More

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Brookdale Eddy Pond West

Provides: Memory Care
669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
"We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.Our peaceful..." More

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The Residence At Orchard Grove

Provides: Memory Care
258 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
"Imagine having more time to do the things that make you happy: catching up on the best-seller list, getting out to the theater with friends, learning a new language or just relaxing with the people..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Worcester

    In the state of Massachusetts, 130,000 people have dementia. Massachusetts passed legislation recently that enhances efforts to train medical professionals to care for patients with Alzheimer's and dementia more effectively and provide assistance to families of loved ones in memory care. 

    Because of these efforts, Massachusetts is considered an Alzheimer's-friendly state, and Worcester, a city in the central part of the state, has 16 memory care facilities in the area to accommodate this population of residents. Three of these are located in the city, and 13 are located near the city limits.

    In Worcester as in the rest of Massachusetts, memory care facilities are known as "Dementia Special Care Units" (DSCUs). Some assisted living facilities in Worcester have specialized memory care wings, officially called "Special Care Residences" or SCR, for residents with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

    • Since Worcester is a part of Massachusetts and New England, it experiences four distinct seasons, during which seniors can enjoy the outdoors. On average, there are 197 sunny days in Worcester, and the average high during the middle of the summer in July is 81 degrees, which is pleasant. However, winters are typically cold and snowy — Worcester receives an average of 55 inches of snow a year. During the winter months, seniors may enjoy spending time doing favorite activities indoors.
    • The cost of living in Worcester is slightly more expensive than the U.S. average. In a cost of living index where the U.S. average is 100, the cost of living in Worcester is 109. However, this is less than the Massachusetts state average of 139, making Worcester one of the more affordable places to live in Massachusetts.
    • Massachusetts fully exempts Social Security retirement benefits, but the state does tax other forms of retirement income. The state's estate tax has an exemption of just $1 million, among the lowest in the country. Seniors considering a move to Massachusetts would be wise to keep these tax drawbacks in mind, as their retirement income might be affected.
    • Violent crime in Worcester is much higher than the national average. On a scale of one (low crime) to 100 (high crime), Worcester is at 88.1, while the U.S. average is 31.1. Incidents of property crime are also higher in Worcester compared to the rest of the U.S. at 45.8, more than the country's average of 38.1. It is also slightly higher compared to the nearby urban areas of Marlborough and Leominster.


    Paying for Memory Care in Worcester

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $6,897.00 Shrewsbury
    $6,883.00 Worcester
    $6,713.00 Wayland
    $6,647.00 Franklin
    $6,236.00 Framingham
    $5,395.00 Auburn
    $5,141.00 Leominster
    $5,071.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Worcester start around $6,883 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,071 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Worcester 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 Worcester

    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 Worcester

    Worcester 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 Worcester, please visit our Memory Care in Massachusetts page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Worcester

    Worcester-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.

    Memory Care near Worcester, MA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Worcester

    • Review of Oasis At Dodge Park

      The facility and staff are amazing. To see such transformation in mom so quickly. She is looking more focused and has her smile back. She has made friends. Her caregivers have gotten her out of a ... Read more

      Wendy Bu
    • Review of Oasis At Dodge Park

      My Mom has been at Oasis for over a year everyone that I have meet has been so professional and nice. When we go visit Mom she always looks so nice the aids even paint her nails 💅 Thank You Mike, ... Read more

      Josie S
    • Review of Dodge Park Rest Home

      Mom has been at the Dodge Park facility for almost 5 years. This is her home. She is treated with respect and dignity. Everyone knows her name and addresses her accordingly. She continues to receiv... Read more

      Alin23
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