14 Memory Care Facilities in Worcester County, MA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Worcester County, MA

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Caring Star 2020

Dodge Park Rest Home

Provides: Memory Care
101 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"We have nothing to say but amazing positive feedback. The facility is a miracle at work and exceeded all our expectations (and we had a lot) after 2 failed placements at other memory care..." More

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Caring Star 2021

Oasis At Dodge Park

Provides: Memory Care
102 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606
"My aunt, who was single her entire life, was well cared for in her last couple of years at The Oasis at Dodge Park. I chose Oasis for my Aunt based on the reputation for quality of care and service..." More

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Caring Star 2018

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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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 Leominster...

Provides: Memory Care
1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
"We had a good visit with Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings. They seemed to have a very nice place set up for that. The rooms were a little bit on the smaller side, that was the only..." 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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Sunrise of Leominster

Provides: Memory Care
6 Beth Avenue at Route 12, Leominster, MA 01453
"Focusing on your unique needs and preferences, Sunrise Senior Living takes a holistic approach to senior care. With us, you can expect consistent yet individualized care rooted in evidence based..." More

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Atria Draper Place

Provides: Memory Care
25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
"Atria Draper Place offers a relaxing senior community in the historic New England town of Hopedale. Residents enjoy taking a stroll down to the pond or quietly reading a book from the public..." 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

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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Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
One Railroad Street, Milford, MA 01757
"My father recently moved on to the Memory Care unit of Blaire House about 4 months ago. My Step-mother, who had fallen and broken her hip, was living in a skilled nursing setting. The plan was to..." 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

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

    $7,320.00 Cheshire County
    $7,136.00 Middlesex County
    $7,085.00 Norfolk County
    $6,826.00 Hillsborough County
    $6,550.00 Worcester County
    $6,270.00 Suffolk County
    $5,825.00 Providence County
    $5,053.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Worcester County start around $6,550 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 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 Oasis At Dodge Park

      My aunt, who was single her entire life, was well cared for in her last couple of years at The Oasis at Dodge Park. I chose Oasis for my Aunt based on the reputation for quality of care and service... Read more

      gansettri
    • Review of Dodge Park Rest Home

      We have nothing to say but amazing positive feedback. The facility is a miracle at work and exceeded all our expectations (and we had a lot) after 2 failed placements at other memory care facilitie... Read more

      JKatz
    • Review of Dodge Park Rest Home

      Our dad has been living at Dodge Park for more for three years now. We are grateful for such compassionate and excellent care being provided for him 24/7. Dodge Park's approach to senior care is un... Read more

      Dengal
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