3 Memory Care Facilities in Merrimack County, NH
The average cost of memory care in Merrimack County is $6,560 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Belknap County with an average starting cost of $4,950.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for memory care facilities in Merrimack County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Merrimack County 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Merrimack County
New Hampshire, a New England state home to just over 1.3 million residents, has approximately 24,000 people living with Alzheimer's disease. In Merrimack County, located in the south-central portion of the state, which includes the state capital of Concord, there are approximately 151,132 residents, 17.8 percent of whom are age 65 or over, which works out to be about 26,901 residents. In Merrimack County, there are two memory care facilities for residents with Alzheimer's or dementia, one located in Warner and the other in Concord.
In Merrimack County as in the rest of the state, assisted living residences, or ALRs, have implemented special provisions that provide specialized memory care services for its residents. For example, ALRs with fewer than 16 residents are required to have a wandering prevention system if staff do not work overnight shifts.
- For most of the year, the climate in Merrimack County is relatively pleasant, especially during the spring, summer and fall. The average high in July is 80 degrees. Winters can be challenging in Merrimack County, however: The area receives an average of 66 inches of snow per year and the average low in January is 10.
- Seniors can feel safe living in Merrimack County, as crime levels are quite low. On a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), violent crime in Merrimack County is 9.1 and property crime sits at 19.4. Both of these figures are below state and national averages.
- Living in Merrimack County is relatively affordable, as the cost of living at 107.9 is below the state average of 114. The cost of living scale is based on a national average of 100, and takes into account costs such as utilities, housing and groceries.
- The tax benefits alone are a great reason to live in Merrimack County, as New Hampshire does not have income tax nor sales tax. As a result, the state is considered extremely tax-friendly for seniors, as the state does not tax Social Security, pension income or withdrawals from retirement accounts.
Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Merrimack County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Merrimack County start around $6,560 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Merrimack 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 Merrimack County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Merrimack County
Merrimack 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 Merrimack County, please visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Merrimack County
Merrimack County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in New Hampshire are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Merrimack County
Review of The Birches at Concord
The Birches is very posh and nice. My husband said that the food is good and has quite a variety. I am very happy with the staff, which is really good. They have a lot of silly games and sing-a-lon... Read more
Review of Pine Rock Manor
We selected Pine Rock Manor for my mother. It is very attractive, and my mother seems to be happy. I've eaten a couple of meals there that were very good. When I go there on Thursday, my mother is ... Read more
Review of Pine Rock Manor
Pine Rock Manor was the best one for the purpose I was looking for because they specialize solely in memory care. The general manager was great and just everything about it was well run. I thought ... Read more