7 Memory Care Facilities in Strafford County, NH
The average cost of memory care in Strafford County is $5,763 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Belknap County with an average starting cost of $5,037.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for memory care facilities in Strafford County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Strafford County 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Rockingham County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 11 families in Strafford County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Strafford County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Strafford County, NH
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
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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.
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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.
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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
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
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