The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Worcester County, MA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Worcester County, MA

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Caring Star 2023

Dodge Park Rest Home

Provides: Memory Care
101 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"My Mom had dementia and was a resident at Dodge Park, our experience there was excellent right from the start. They are very caring people and took wonderful care of my Mother. I had heard good..." More

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Caring Star 2023

Oasis At Dodge Park

Provides: Memory Care
102 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"Oasis At Dodge Park took care of my father before he sadly passed away and the two owners were the most wonderful people you could ever imagine. They got to know their residents. They even came to..." More

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Caring Star 2023

Atria Draper Place

Provides: Memory Care
25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
"Staff is always caring, upbeat and helpful. Rooms are bright and roomy and there are plenty of activities for various interests." 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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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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Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster...

Provides: Memory Care
1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"My Aunt, who has Dementia moved into Leominster Crossing a little over a year ago. She is a resident iof the Harbor Care Community. I thought that her transition from another Assisted Living..." More

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Brookdale Eddy Pond East

Provides: Memory Care
669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
"It offers a memory care unit, which we are going to need because my mother-in-law has dementia. I was impressed by the different activities that they offer. The clients and the staff that I met..." More

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Manor on the Hill

Provides: Memory Care
450 N Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"We at Manor On The Hill strive to provide our Residents with a level of service that continually exceeds their expectations. We believe in offering a variety of tools and supportive services..." More

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Sunrise of Leominster

Provides: Memory Care
6 Beth Avenue at Route 12, Leominster, MA 01453
"My father moved into Sunrise of Leominster last December. The care has been very good, the communication not so good. They're short-staffed like everybody else, so I understand. But for the money..." More

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The Residence At Orchard Grove

Provides: Memory Care
258 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
"The Residence At Orchard Grove was brand new. It's very costly, but it's definitely worth the money if you have it. The people were extremely nice (the CNAs, and the activities director). They got..." More

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Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
One Railroad Street, Milford, MA 01757
"I toured Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living and got some information. I was very happy. The woman was on time, explained things, and answered a lot of questions. I actually had someone else..." 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

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

Quaboag on the Common

Provides: Memory Care
47 E Main St, West Brookfield, MA 01585
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Worcester County

    Approximately 130,000 Massachusetts residents have Alzheimer's disease. This figure includes residents from Worcester County, which is the second-most populous county in Massachusetts. Worcester County has 830,839 residents as of July 2017, and of these, 15.3 percent, or approximately 127,118 residents, are age 65 or over. To accommodate seniors who may require memory care services, there are 12 memory care facilities in Worcester County. 

    In Worcester County as in the rest of Massachusetts, memory care facilities are officially known as "Dementia Special Care Units" or DSCUs. Some assisted living facilities in Massachusetts include a Special Care Residence (SCR) for residents with dementia or other mental health issues.

    • Worcester County has a relatively comfortable climate, with its warmest seasons being spring and summer. The average high in July is 81 degrees, and there are an average of 197 sunny days a year. For seniors who find winters challenging, living in Worcester County may be difficult as the area receives an average of 52 inches of snow a year.
    • Seniors can feel safe living in Worcester County, as both property and violent crime are infrequent. Property and violent crime levels in Worcester County are lower on average than the Worcester Metro area and Massachusetts as a whole.
    • Massachusetts is moderately tax-friendly for retirees. While Social Security income and withdrawals from public pension funds are not taxed, withdrawals from retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s, IRAs and private pensions are fully taxed at the state income tax rate of 5.1 percent.
    • Worcester County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Neurology Department at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Worcester County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Massachusetts

    $7,809.00 Norfolk County
    $7,721.00 Hillsborough County
    $7,368.00 Middlesex County
    $7,320.00 Cheshire County
    $7,237.00 Worcester County
    $6,225.00 Hampshire County
    $5,771.00 Providence County
    $5,525.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Worcester County start around $7,237 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

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

    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 County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Worcester County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Worcester County

    Worcester County-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 Worcester County

    • Review of Atria Draper Place

      Staff is always caring, upbeat and helpful. Rooms are bright and roomy and there are plenty of activities for various interests. Read more

      Mama Duke
    • Review of The Residence At Orchard Grove

      The Residence At Orchard Grove was brand new. It's very costly, but it's definitely worth the money if you have it. The people were extremely nice (the CNAs, and the activities director). They got ... Read more

      Ann
    • Review of Oasis At Dodge Park

      Oasis At Dodge Park took care of my father before he sadly passed away and the two owners were the most wonderful people you could ever imagine. They got to know their residents. They even came to ... Read more

      Ann
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