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Special care residences in Massachusetts, which can also go by the terms memory care, dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, or special care units, are facilities that are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with forms of dementia. They include specially trained staff to adequately monitor residents to prevent wandering and ensure safety.


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*Average monthly cost for single occupancy room in a memory care community

Recreation and Attractions in Massachusetts

There are enjoyable attractions throughout Massachusettes including beaches, parks, museums, historical sites, and many more. Some of the most popular include Fenway Park, the Normal Rockwell Museum, Cape Code National Seashore, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. 

Massachusetts' Climate, Geography, and Culture

The overall climate of MA is considered humid continental and supports four distinct seasons. Temperatures are generally pretty regular, but extremes are always a possibility. Typically, summers are warm with the average high temperature reaching 82 degrees and winters are cold with the average low temperature around 17 degrees. The coastal areas are less prone to temperature extremes compared to farther inland. During the summer, thunderstorms are very common, but usually, come and go quickly. During the winter, Nor’easters aren’t uncommon with Massachusetts receiving significant snowfall every year. The fall is a very popular season because of the changing weather and leaves. The state is also known for its beloved Boson Red Sox, so there is a significant amount of baseball culture throughout MA.

Massachusetts' Dementia Care Regulations and Laws

In Massachusetts, facilities that care for residents with special needs are required to be certified as a special care residence. There is specific training, policies, and procedures established for every type of special care residence. For an Alzheimer’s care unit, all staff must undergo two hours of dementia-specific training and then an additional two hours every year.

Crime and Safety in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is ranked 1st in overall safety according to 2016’s the Safest States to Live In.

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Payment Options for Memory Care in Massachusetts

Medicare, private long-term insurance, and out of pocket payment are the typical methods to pay for dementia care in Massachusetts. The Medicaid state plan also covers personal care services. The average monthly cost for Memory Care in Massachusetts is about $7,203. 

Elderly Rights for Alzheimer's Care Communities in MA

Patients have the right in Massachusetts to be informed, in a manner they understand, their health status, planned treatment, risks, benefits, and alternatives. It is also their decision to consent or refuse treatment. The patient’s privacy should be respected to the highest extent possible. Someone may be designated by the patient of an Alzheimer’s care community to be involved and informed and make health care decisions for them if they do not have the capacity to do so themselves.

MA Memory Care: Medical Record Rules and Regulations

In Massachusetts, after a request for medical records has been received, a copy should be provided within 30 days, if not less. The patient or a personal representative may receive access to the medical records.

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