10 Memory Care Facilities near Smithtown, NY
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There are 10 Memory Care Facilities in the Smithtown area, with 2 in Smithtown and 8 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Smithtown is $7,795 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Westbury with an average starting cost of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for memory care facilities in Smithtown. On average, consumers rate memory care in Smithtown 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include West Babylon with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Smithtown, NY
What to Consider About Memory Care in Smithtown
Because 400,000 people aged 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease in New York state, Smithtown provides various memory care facilities to serve its share of seniors with any type of dementia. Smithtown is a suburb in Suffolk County on Long Island with a senior population of 19 percent. Those in need of memory care can select from eight memory care facilities in the area.
Memory care units in Smithtown and throughout New York are classified as adult care facilities (ACFs) by the New York State Department of Health. ACFs in New York use the state's EDGE program to give employees in dementia care settings various tools to contribute quality care.
- Smithtown is considered safer than two-thirds of all communities across the United States. With only 10 crimes per 1,000 residents, Smithtown's crime rates are noticeably lower than the national average. Based on this data, Smithtown could be considered a safer option for memory care than other areas of the country.
- The air quality in Smithtown is rated higher than the U.S. average. On a scale of one to 100 (with 100 being perfect air quality), Smithtown's air quality is given a score of 65 compared to the national score of 58. These numbers are derived from the National Air Toxics Assessment and might be considered by seniors looking for memory care who have respiratory illnesses or allergies.
- Because of Smithtown's location on Long Island, winters are very cold and windy, with average temperatures fluctuating between 20 and 40 degrees. However, summers are the opposite, with hot and humid weather and temperatures around 80 degrees. For seniors or family members who are looking for a more steady climate, Smithtown might be a less ideal option.
- The Smithtown area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in neurological care, such as St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Smithtown
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Smithtown start around $7,058 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Smithtown 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 Smithtown
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in New York 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 York page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Smithtown
Smithtown 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 Smithtown, please visit our Memory Care in New York page.
Directory of Winners in the Smithtown Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Smithtown
Smithtown-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in New York are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New York page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Smithtown
Review of Whisper Woods of Smithtown
I visited Whisper Woods of Smithtown, and it was a good tour. The facility is the newest that we saw. It is well laid out also with a secure courtyard area for the residents to be outside in good w... Read more
Review of Whisper Woods of Smithtown
The tour we had with Whisper Woods of Smithtown was excellent. It's a beautiful facility. It's very clean, very new, and the people were very, very attentive. We saw the rooms in the memory care an... Read more