14 Memory Care Facilities near Salem, NH
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There are 14 Memory Care Facilities in the Salem area, with 2 in Salem and 12 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Salem is $6,925 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Haverhill with an average starting cost of $6,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Salem. Better rated regions include North Andover with an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Salem, NH
12 Memory Care Facilities near Salem, NH
What to Consider About Memory Care in Salem
Roughly 24,000 seniors in New Hampshire have Alzheimer's, a disease that is primarily diagnosed in seniors aged 65 and over. Some of these seniors with Alzheimer's may be a part of Salem's own senior community, which makes up over 17 percent of the city's population of 29,000 people.
Local seniors with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia may reside in one of the two memory care facilities in Salem. Families looking for other options can find nearly a dozen more memory care facilities in nearby cities like Haverhill and North Chelmsford. In Salem, as in all of New Hampshire, memory care services may be offered in assisted living facilities that have wandering prevention systems.
- The cost of living in Salem is high, even by New Hampshire's standards. Overall, living costs are about 30 percent higher than the U.S. average and 15 percent higher than the state average. This high cost of living may increase the cost of memory care. Healthcare expenses are slightly lower here than in the country as a whole, however, which may offset memory care-related expenses.
- While ozone pollution levels in Rockingham County are fairly high, short-term particle pollution levels are low, and the county received a passing score for annual particle pollution from the American Lung Association. Because ozone pollution can worsen certain medical conditions, Salem's air quality may be a consideration for some families researching memory care here.
- New Hampshire does not have a state sales tax or a state income tax, which may allow for more money in the memory care budget in Salem. The state does have a low tax for dividends and interest, so seniors with investment income may pay some state taxes.
- In Salem, summers are warm and humid, and winters are chilly and snowy. Year-round temperatures range between 18 degrees and 83 degrees, and the city gets almost 60 inches of annual snowfall. This may affect seasonal travel for families visiting their loved ones in memory care in this city.
Paying for Memory Care in Salem
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Salem start around $6,925 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 Salem 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 Salem
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 Salem
Salem 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 Salem, please visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page.
Directory of Winners in the Salem Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Salem
Salem-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.