4 Memory Care Facilities in Strafford County, NH

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Brookdale Spruce Wood

Provides: Memory Care
25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH 03824
"My mom is now in Brookdale Spruce Wood. It has been great so far. It is costly, but they try to customize the treatment or the activities for everyone. They have been very responsive; they have..." More
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Kirkwood Corners

Provides: Memory Care
206 North River Road, Lee, NH 03861
"Listening. Serving. Caring. These things matter to you, and to us. We offer more than just a beautiful place to live. We offer a lifestyle that embraces our residents independence and offers high..." 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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Spring Village at Dover

Provides: Memory Care
35 Pointe Place, Dover, NH 03820
"Opening Spring 2019 Affordable and safe memory care. Spring Village at Dover is a Senior Living community specializing in caring for people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Loss. We are..." 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

    $8,060.00 York County
    $6,560.00 Merrimack County
    $6,332.00 Hillsborough County
    $6,327.00 Essex County
    $5,880.00 Rockingham County
    $5,791.00 Strafford County
    $4,950.00 Belknap County
    $4,939.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Strafford County start around $5,791 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 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

      My mom is now in Brookdale Spruce Wood. It has been great so far. It is costly, but they try to customize the treatment or the activities for everyone. They have been very responsive; they have com... Read more

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