3 Memory Care Facilities in Newport County, RI
The average cost of memory care in Newport County is $6,831 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Bristol County with an average starting cost of $6,052.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Newport County
Newport County is the ocean-facing part of the state of Rhode Island. There are three memory care facilities here, licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health as "F1--M1" assisted living residences, offering specialized care to seniors with Alzheimer's, dementia and related conditions. The demand for these services is high: the population with Alzheimer's in Rhode Island is currently listed at 23,000 residents. Newport County is especially vulnerable to dementia-related diseases with a large senior population: the U.S. Census 2017 estimate shows 83,460 residents in Newport County and, of those, 21.3 percent who are 65 and older compared to an average 15.6 percent nationwide.
Newport County's waterfront weather is typical for New England with 201 sunny days and changes from season to season which helps seniors to keep track of the days as they enjoy them. While only a couple of feet of snow falls each year in Newport County, the area experiences significant amounts of rain totaling 48 inches annually. July can get up to 78 degrees Fahrenheit while January chills to 22 degrees.
- The cost of living is fairly high in Newport County at 137.7 compared to a national average of 100. Scores for categories such as groceries, transportation and utilities are above a 100 average and housing is above 200 but the healthcare cost score is only 83. Families might want to take the higher cost of living into consideration when planning their memory care budgets.
- Violent crime numbers in Newport County are fairly typical for the United States at 33.3 compared to a national rating of 31.1, while property crime is slightly below average at 35.8 relative to 38.1. Seniors and their families might want to ask staff about security measures a facility has in place to protect their residents.
- Newport County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Newport Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Newport County
Average Monthly Costs
Counties in Rhode Island
Memory Care costs in Newport County start around $6,831 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Newport 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 Newport 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 Newport County
Newport 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 Newport County, please visit our Memory Care in Rhode Island page.
Directory of Winners in the Newport County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Newport County
Newport 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.