8 Memory Care Facilities near Worcester, MA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Worcester, MA

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Caring Star 2020

Dodge Park Rest Home

Provides: Memory Care
101 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"Dodge Park is a one of kind care facility with a unique community approach and truly compassionate caregivers. They have been providing my husband with outstanding advanced care, positive group..." More

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Caring Star 2020

Oasis At Dodge Park

Provides: Memory Care
102 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"The owners and staff at The Oasis go above and beyond to keep the residents happy and safe. They have taken great measures to keep their residents healthy in a very challenging time, and are so..." 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

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Caring Star 2018

Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury...

Provides: Memory Care
311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
"The reason I chose Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury was because they have 2-bedrooms. I needed 2 rooms for my parents to separate them. We like the staff. We saw the food presented in the..." More

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The Overlook

Provides: Memory Care
88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA 01507
"With so much to do and enjoy in all directions, it’s no surprise that The Overlook attracts people from all around. They come for the spectacular setting. They come for the spacious and elegant..." 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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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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Caring Star 2015

The Communities at Golden Pond

Provides: Memory Care
50 W Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
"Golden Pond provides comfortable, affordable studios, one-and two-bedroom apartment homes with fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas and scenic views. Common areas include a library, a..." 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

    $9,150.00 Weston
    $7,883.00 Worcester
    $6,797.00 Franklin
    $6,156.00 Wayland
    $5,873.00 Framingham
    $5,095.00 Auburn
    $4,999.00 US
    $4,773.00 Leominster

    Memory Care costs in Worcester start around $7,883 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 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 owners and staff at The Oasis go above and beyond to keep the residents happy and safe. They have taken great measures to keep their residents healthy in a very challenging time, and are so pat... Read more

      Sarah Drepanos
    • Review of Oasis At Dodge Park

      Having experienced several nursing homes throughout Massachusetts for both parents, I can say that Oasis is far and away the best. The owners are great and the staff sets them apart from the rest.... Read more

      Pats2434
    • Review of Oasis At Dodge Park

      Oasis offers excellent personal care with knowledge, dignity and compassion. Staff members are friendly, well-trained and interactive. Communication between staff and family members is open and f... Read more

      Cleary
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