7 Memory Care Facilities in Strafford County, NH

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Strafford County, NH

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Brookdale Spruce Wood

Provides: Memory Care
25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH 03824
"I went to Brookdale Spruce Wood with a friend and I was visiting her parents. The rooms were beautiful. They have a split bedroom where you have your own separate bedroom and then you come out to a..." More

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Langdon Place of Dover

Provides: Memory Care
60 Middle Road, Dover, NH 03820
"Langdon Place of Dover is a continuum of care senior campus featuring multiple models of services and amenities to meet the changing needs of our patients and residents under one roof. From..." More

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Kirkwood Corners

Provides: Memory Care
206 North River Road, Lee, NH 03861
"I have chosen Kirkwood Corners of Lee for respite care for mom. It's not a permanent move-in; she will be there for thirty days. It's a nice, small community, and it's a very clean building. I..." More

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Wadleigh House

Provides: Memory Care
10 Summer Street, Dover, NH 03820
"Small boutique style assisted living residential care home in a neighborhood setting. Walking distance to the center of town, museum, and more. Limited to 16 residents. Our small size helps us..." More

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Spring Village at Dover

Provides: Memory Care
35 Pointe Place, Dover, NH 03820
"My mother is in Spring Village at Dover. I did a video tour, and the rooms looked very nice. My niece was able to move her things to the facility, but not go inside at this point. They do different..." More

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The Residence at Silver Square

Provides: Memory Care
100 Sterling Way, Dover, NH 03820
"My husband was a resident for 8 months suffering from vascular dementia. I was appalled at the poor care he received. Many times I found his bedding unacceptable, personal care so poor I was forced..." More

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Johnson Creek Village

Provides: Memory Care
301 Durham Rd., Dover, NH 03820
"Holistic Senior Living at Johnson Creek Village in Dover, NH is based on best practices in geriatric care known to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia when used with a..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Strafford County

    In a state that has 24,000 people living with Alzheimer's disease, it's important for New Hampshire, a state with 1.3 million residents, to have enough memory care resources. For example, Strafford County, located in the Eastern region of New Hampshire along the border of Maine, has 130,090 residents, 14.6 percent of whom are 65 or over, and to accommodate residents who may require memory care, there are three memory care facilities — one in Dover, another in Durham and a third in Lee.

    In Strafford County, assisted living residences (ALRs) have special provisions that provide its residents with specialized memory care services

    • Strafford County has a relatively comfortable climate, especially during the spring, summer and fall. In the winter, the area averages about 54 inches of snow, which can make colder months challenging. There are an average of 199 sunny days a year in Strafford County, providing plenty of time for seniors to enjoy the outdoors.
    • The cost of living in Strafford County is about average for the state. On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, Strafford County falls at 110, slightly below New Hampshire's average of 114.
    • Incidents of property crime and violent crime are infrequent for this area, so seniors can feel safe living in Strafford County. The violent crime rate is 10.7 on a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being low crime and 100 high crime. This is below the state average of 14. Property crime incidents match the state average of 22.8.
    • New Hampshire is a tax-friendly state to all of its residents, including seniors. The state does not have income or sales tax, and 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 Strafford County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New Hampshire

    $8,397.00 York County
    $7,486.00 Essex County
    $7,108.00 Rockingham County
    $6,825.00 Hillsborough County
    $6,426.00 Merrimack County
    $5,739.00 Strafford County
    $5,294.00 US
    $5,037.00 Belknap County

    Memory Care costs in Strafford County start around $5,739 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Strafford 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 Strafford 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 Strafford County

    Strafford 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 Strafford County, please visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page.

    Directory of Winners in the Strafford County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Strafford County

    Strafford 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Strafford County

    • Review of Brookdale Spruce Wood

      I went to Brookdale Spruce Wood with a friend and I was visiting her parents. The rooms were beautiful. They have a split bedroom where you have your own separate bedroom and then you come out to a... Read more

      Ann
    • Review of The Residence at Silver Square

      My husband was a resident for 8 months suffering from vascular dementia. I was appalled at the poor care he received. Many times I found his bedding unacceptable, personal care so poor I was forced... Read more

      Merrysis5
    • Review of Kirkwood Corners

      I have chosen Kirkwood Corners of Lee for respite care for mom. It's not a permanent move-in; she will be there for thirty days. It's a nice, small community, and it's a very clean building. I foun... Read more

      Karen
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