7 Memory Care Facilities in Kent County, RI
The average cost of memory care in Kent County is $6,101 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Providence County with an average starting cost of $5,825.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for memory care facilities in Kent County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Kent County 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include New London County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Kent County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Kent County, RI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Kent County
With close to 164,000 residents, Kent County, Rhode Island, is the second most populous county in the state. Roughly 18.4 percent of these residents aged 65 and older, and may be among the 438,000 Rhode Island seniors impacted by Alzheimer's disease.
To serve this demographic, specialized memory care services are available through Alzheimer’s dementia special care units, six of which are available throughout the county. In Kent County, and throughout Rhode Island, these facilities are licensed by the Department of Health, Office of Residences Regulation.
- In terms of violent crime, Kent County receives a rating of 9.5 out of 100, with 100 representing high crime, which is far lower than the U.S. national average of 22.7. Property crime is also lower than the national rate, scoring 23.5, compared to 35.4. This may offer family members peace of mind about the safety of loved ones with dementia.
- At 113.2, the overall cost of living in Kent County is higher than the U.S. national average of 100, though it is slightly lower than the state average. Housing and transportation costs are the largest contributing factors, something families might want to consider when budgeting for memory care services.
- The Kent County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Kent Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Kent County has a very humid climate, and while summers are warm, they are short. Winters can be quite cold, with temperatures in the 20s, and the area sees around 34 inches of snow each year. When visiting a facility, family members might want to consider inquiring about the measures they take to ensure residents are safe in cold conditions.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Kent County
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Memory Care costs in Kent County start around $5,636 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kent 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 Kent County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Kent County
Kent 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 Kent County, please visit our Memory Care in Rhode Island page.
Directory of Winners in the Kent County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kent County
Kent County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Rhode Island are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Rhode Island page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kent County
Review of Brookdale Centre of New England
I visited Brookdale Centre of New England, and we've decided on it because it is close to my house. They were giving out their residents their second dose of vaccine, so I could not actually see th... Read more
Review of Spring Villa Memory Care
They don’t care for our loved ones for 3,500 a month they deserve way better. Not frozen chicken tenders and frozen hamburgers every week. They don’t tell you if someone is positive with covid. Thi... Read more
Review of Anchor Bay at Greenwich
We chose Anchor Bay at Greenwich because other places didn't have a memory care locked ward. The staff member who gave me the tour was very attentive. The room my mom is in has already been remodel... Read more