The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Rockingham County, NH for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Rockingham County is $6,644 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Strafford County with an average starting cost of $6,058.
To help you with your search, browse the 17 reviews below for memory care facilities in Rockingham County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Rockingham County 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Rockingham County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Rockingham County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Rockingham County, NH
What to Consider About Memory Care in Rockingham County
New Hampshire is home to just over 1.3 million residents, and of this population, approximately 24,000 individuals have Alzheimer's disease. Rockingham County, located on New Hampshire's coastal region, has approximately 53,487 seniors aged 65 or over, which is about 17.3 percent of the county's total population. To support the residents of Rockingham County who may have Alzheimer's or dementia, there are five memory care facilities, with two located in Salem, one in Rye, one in Portsmouth and one in Deerfield.
In Rockingham County as in the rest of New Hampshire, assisted living residences (ALRs) have special provisions that provide specialized memory care for its residents. For example, ALRs with fewer than 16 residents are required to install a wandering prevention system if staff do not work overnight shifts.
- On Sperling's Comfort Index, Rockingham County ranks at 42 out of 100. While the area has very pleasant summers, as the average high is about 82 degrees, winters can be difficult for those seniors who find winters challenging, as Rockingham County receives an average of 55 inches of snow each year.
- The cost of living in Rockingham County is a bit above both the state average and national average, so seniors may want to keep this in mind when looking for housing here. On an index that takes into account the cost of housing, groceries, utilities and healthcare, Rockingham County has an overall score of 130. New Hampshire's average is 114, and the national average is 100.
- Seniors can feel relatively safe living in Rockingham County, as the violent and property crime rates are quite low. On a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), Rockingham County is at 8.4 for violent crime and 18.8 for property crime. These numbers are both below state and national averages.
- New Hampshire is considered to be very tax-friendly towards seniors. The state does not have sales tax or income tax, and it does not tax Social Security income, withdrawals from retirement accounts, nor pensions, both public and private.
Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Rockingham County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Rockingham County start around $6,644 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Rockingham 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 Rockingham 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 Rockingham County
Rockingham 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 Rockingham County, please visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page.
Directory of Winners in the Rockingham County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rockingham County
Rockingham 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 Rockingham County
Review of The Residence at Salem Woods
My wife has moved into The Residence at Salem Woods. It's very clean. The people working there are absolutely incredible and very caring. They are very attentive and very kind. My wife is a very pi... Read more
Review of Greystone Farm at Salem
My mother has moved into Greystone Farm at Salem. It was more of my sister's decision. Of all the places that we went to see, my sister just seemed to feel the most comfortable there. They seem to ... Read more
Review of The Residence at Salem Woods
The Residence at Salem Woods was very nice. The girl who assisted me on the tour was wonderful. The people were very nice and friendly. I had a great tour of the facility. We went down to the Memor... Read more