6 Memory Care Facilities near Smithfield, RI
There are 6 Memory Care Facilities in the Smithfield area, with 2 in Smithfield and 4 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Smithfield is $5,457 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Auburn with an average starting cost of $5,095.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Smithfield. On average, consumers rate memory care in Smithfield 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Cranston with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Smithfield, RI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Smithfield
The town of Smithfield is home to nearly 22,000 residents and has a senior community that makes up nearly 20 percent of the population. According to the Alzheimer's Association, as many as one in 10 of these seniors may be living with Alzheimer's disease. In Rhode Island alone, 23,000 seniors are living with Alzheimer's.
To accommodate local seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia, the Smithfield area has four memory care facilities. Two of these facilities are in Smithfield proper, and the other two are located in the nearby city of Lincoln. In most cases, memory care is provided in F1-M1 assisted living residences that have obtained dementia care licensure and have Alzheimer's dementia special care units.
- Overall living costs in Smithfield are higher than state and national averages, which may result in higher memory care expenses. However, healthcare costs are lower here than in the country as a whole, which may help seniors and families afford the costs associated with managing chronic conditions like Alzheimer's disease.
- Safety in Smithfield is rated 60 out of 100, meaning that the city is safer than 60 percent of U.S. cities of all sizes, and only 49 percent of Rhode Island cities have lower crime rates than Smithfield. When compared to similarly sized cities across the nation, Smithfeld's crime rate is notably lower than average. This may appeal to families researching memory care in the area.
- Any Social Security benefits that are subject to federal income tax are also subject to state income tax in Rhode Island, and all other types of retirement income are fully taxable. This may affect how much money can be put towards memory care in Smithfield.
- According to the American Lung Association, ozone pollution levels in Providence County are relatively high, but 24-hour particle pollution levels are fair. Because pollutants can exacerbate certain medical conditions, Smithfield's air quality may be a consideration for families researching local memory care options.
Paying for Memory Care in Smithfield
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Smithfield start around $5,150 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Smithfield 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 Smithfield
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 Smithfield
Smithfield 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 Smithfield, please visit our Memory Care in Rhode Island page.
Directory of Winners in the Smithfield Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Smithfield
Smithfield-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.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Smithfield
Review of Smithfield Woods Senior Living
We absolutely love Smithfield Woods Senior Living. This place is God sent. The care is phenomenal. When I showed up today, my mother-in-law said, "What are you doing here? I'm here with my friend."... Read more
Review of Smithfield Woods Senior Living
My brother has been in Smithfield Woods Senior Living for a couple of weeks now, and so far it's been pretty good. His apartment is very nice and bigger than some of the other ones we looked at. Th... Read more
Review of The Village at Waterman Lake
I had visited The Village at Waterman Lake before. When my father passed away, we decided to place my mom there. I thought it was very good and that the staff was very helpful in helping us place h... Read more