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The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Nashua, NH for 2024

With a population of 91,322, Nashua, NH, is New England’s second-most populous city, with 16.2% of the population aged 65 or older. According to the CDC, from 2016 to 2020, the Alzheimer’s death rate increased by 3.75%. This is low compared to the state’s 14.91% increase for the same timeframe. To meet the needs of its growing senior populationNashua offers memory care centers specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

Dementia care typically isn’t a community on its own. A lot of assisted living communities and nursing homes have memory care wings tailored to suit the needs of seniors. Memory care communities usually have smaller staff and security measurements in place to prevent wandering. Qualified staff assists with providing routine, structure and help with daily tasks such as dressing and meal planning.

This guide offers information about costs, local resources and the pros and cons of living in Nashua, NH, as well as a list of valuable resources for families in need of extra help with memory care.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Nashua

In Nashua, NH, a state regulatory board ensures that senior communities meet a high quality of standards. Health Facilities Administration monitors communities to ensure they provide seniors with independence, a sense of safety, security and dignity. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Nashua

  • On a scale where the average cost of living in the United States is 100, Nashua scores 111.6, making it more expensive than average. However, the income tax rate of 0.0% for Nashua is well below the national average of 7.3%, and health care is more affordable than the nation’s average. On the 100-point scale for health care costs, Nashua ranks 83. 
  • According to recent statistics, Nashua is a relatively safe place to live. The U.S. average figure is 22.7 for violent crime, and Nashua is only 15.5. The neighboring area of Hudson ranks 73.9, and Litchfield scores 34.6, which makes Nashua one of the safest places to live in New Hampshire. 
  • New Hampshire has an array of memory cafes offering a safe environment for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and their families. The cafes are designed to offer a common space for everyone to relax. 
  • For seniors 65 and up, Nashua has a dedicated transportation system that operates on an availability of space option.
  • There are two major health care centers and hospitals in Nashua, the St. Joseph Hospital and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Both medical centers use state-of-the-art equipment and have a multitude of treatment options available.

Paying for Memory Care in Nashua

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The cost of assisted living and memory care in Nashua, NH, varies according to services offered and type of facilities. On average, seniors can expect to pay $10,076 per month for memory care.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care in Nashua is $2,510 higher than the state average of New Hampshire. It’s also significantly higher compared to memory care costs in the rest of the nation, which averages at $5,625 per month. Portland averages $1,920 less per month than Nashua, which is marginally less than Boston’s monthly average of $8,524. The most affordable city for memory care is Lewiston, which averages at $6,855 per month.

Nashua

$10,076

New Hampshire

$7,566

United States

$5,625

Portland, ME

$8,156

Lewiston, ME

$6,855

Boston, MA

$8,524

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care is one of the most expensive care options in Nashua, at $10,076 per month. In-home care and home health care services are around $3,900 less costly, providing grooming and errand assistance and light medical care. The most costly option is nursing home care, which costs $2,182 more per month than memory care for a semiprivate room. Assisted living costs $8,061 per month if supportive residential living is preferred, and adult day health care costs $1,625 per month for weekday senior center socialization.

Memory Care

$10,076

In-Home Care

$6,149

Home Health Care

$6,178

Adult Day Health Care

$1,625

Assisted Living Facility

$8,061

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,285

Note: Data for Nashua was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Manchester Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Nashua

In Nashua there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page.

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Free Memory Care Resources in Nashua

To ease the transition to an assisted living community or nursing home, seniors and their families can make use of the below resources to help them on their journey. 

ResourceContactService
The Alzheimer's Association Support Groups

(800) 272-3900There are various support groups throughout the Massachusetts/New Hampshire area. Meetings are usually held monthly, but there are also groups that meet every week. There's also a 24-hour help line for the meetings.
Caregiver Support Services

(866) 634-9412Local caregiver services provide assistance in caregiving needs for seniors and their families. Caregiver Support Services provide much-needed information about community programs and training centers to enhance caregiving skills.
Bureau of Elderly Adult Services

(603) 271-9203The Bureau of Elderly Adult Services offers long-term support to adults over 60 who have a chronic illness or disability. Services include transportation assistance, advice about nursing home care, information about Medicare and resources for meal delivery services.
St.Joseph Hospital's Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center

(603) 882-3000St. Joseph Hospital’s Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center aims to provide support to memory care patients and their families. It offers access to programs, support groups and other educational resources.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Nashua

Nashua Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in New Hampshire are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations New Hampshire

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Reviewer RC#0427a

I visited this facility

Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings

Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings seemed clean, friendly, and well-organized. The rooms felt like it would be a good place for a person with memory issues to live. It was appropriately...

Provider response

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad to hear about your experience visiting our community. Our dedicated associates take great pride in providing the very best experience...

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Candace

I visited this facility

Review of Bridges by EPOCH at Nashua

I found Bridges by EPOCH at Nashua for my dad. It's designed specifically for dementia patients. So the whole visual look of the place, they make it kind of like an octopus. So you have your center...

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Karen

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Bridges by EPOCH at Nashua

My father-in-law is in Bridges by EPOCH at Nashua and it's fantastic. It's amazing and they're on the ball. They know how to talk to people with dementia. They have kind of a COVID lockdown right...

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