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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Strafford County, NH for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Strafford County is $6,058 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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Memory Care Facilities in Strafford County, NH

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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

Memory Care costs in Strafford County start around $6,058 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 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.

Counties in New Hampshire

York County

$8,498

Essex County

$8,287

Hillsborough County

$7,571

Merrimack County

$7,300

Rockingham County

$6,644

Strafford County

$6,058

US

$5,694

Belknap County

$5,345

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.

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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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EmmaValentine

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

Review of The Residence at Silver Square

We were very optimistic about Silver Square when my brother moved into the dementia facility there. I live nearby, so I was able to drop in at odd times to visit. One of the first things I...

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Roni

I visited this facility

Review of The Residence at Silver Square

I went to the Residence at Silver Square. I like them because they deal with memory care, which is what my mother needs. It's a nice place. Everybody I met up there was very nice and the staff...

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Julia

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

Review of Langdon Place of Dover

I got a call from the director of Langdon Place of Dover who said that there was a bed available and if we wanted to come down and look at it. So, she was just on the ball and I thought that was...

Provider response

Julia, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Langdon Place of Dover! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned...

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