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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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326 Memory Care Facilities near Wakefield, MA

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If your loved one needs memory care in Wakefield, A Place for Mom can help. With 326 memory care facilities in Wakefield, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.

Alzheimer’s care in Wakefield incorporates memory care activities and therapies to reduce residents’ confusion and agitation. Wakefield memory care also provides security features and supervision, along with trained staff. If you’re considering dementia care in Wakefield, know it’s a safe setting for your older relative.

You may also consider nearby communities such as Andover, Bedford or Burlington.

Memory Care Facilities near Wakefield, MA

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Atria Marland Place

15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

For more than 18 years, Atria Marland Place has been the senior living provider of choice for Andover's wisest older adults. Building on this foundation of trust, they've recently completed a thoughtful, thorough renovation to expand and enhance their community — including the addition of Atria...

4.3(56 reviews)

My mom lived at Atria Marland Place in their Memory Care residence in 2021. The facility is in a very nice building - cl...

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Whitcomb House

245 West Street, Milford, MA 01757

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
23

Provides: Assisted Living

Make yourself at home in the warm, welcoming community of Whitcomb House in Milford, MA, where abundant amenities and thoughtful features provide comfort and convenience. Our Assisted Living residents enjoy regular live entertainment as well as several family events throughout the year. Imagine...

4.4(44 reviews)
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Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

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$X,XXX+ monthly
9
4
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living.Atria...

4.3(47 reviews)
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Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

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$X,XXX+ monthly
14
4
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Sunrise of Burlington is nestled right in the heart of this great town. Our attractively designed apartments overlook suburban neighborhoods, forests and a town baseball field. Enjoy watching baseball and lacrosse practices in your own backyard! If you are a proud Burlington resident you will be...

4.6(43 reviews)
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Brookdale Cushing Park

300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702

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$X,XXX+ monthly
8
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Quality Care Today and TomorrowIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in comfort and quality care, prepare to savor the good life. Nestled on more than 100 acres in Framingham, Massachusetts, our community offers a wonderful quality of...

4.2(46 reviews)

Overall this is a really good community for your loved one. They have a coffee doughnut social. holiday activities, outi...

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Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
15
4

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Maplewood at Weston is located along the Charles River in one of the most desirable suburbs in the country. Surrounded by the tranquil countryside, our community is just minutes from the many cultural attractions of Boston, including the Museum of Fine Arts and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. We...

4.4(42 reviews)

This week my wife and I visited our long time next door neighbor, who recently moved into the Maplewood facility. Frankl...

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Langdon Place of Nashua

319 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
6

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Langdon Place of Nashua is located in historic and scenic Nashua, New Hampshire, the only city to be voted 'The Best Place to Live' by Money magazine on two separate occasions. Our lovely city is quaint and welcoming with plenty of recreational, cultural and religious opportunities that our...

4.7(38 reviews)
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Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171

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$X,XXX+ monthly
9
7
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

At Atria Marina Place, you'll find a welcoming senior community just 10 minutes from Boston on the seaside enclave of Marina Bay. Invite friends and family to enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the water or participate in one of more than 250 monthly activities.Atria Marina Place offers a choice...

4.2(41 reviews)

After visiting several assisted living facilities we selected Atria because of its on- site nursing availability, cleanl...

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Brookdale Eddy Pond West

669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
8
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Freedom to Live WellGet ready to exchange cooking, cleaning and laundry for a rich and full retirement experience. At our assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts, we handle the household chores so you can spend more time doing the things you love. With cozy private...

4.0(43 reviews)
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Atria Merrimack Place

85 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
10
11
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, MA in Essex County is a senior living community for active, independent-minded seniors. Our community resides on beautiful grounds, with lush greenery in a quiet residential area. We're located in close proximity to the Interstate 95 and surrounded by the...

4.3(38 reviews)
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The Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
17

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

The Linden at Dedham is nestled in an inviting green country setting in a quiet wooded area conveniently located off of Route 95. Although we are not the “shiny penny” in our market, we offer all the comforts of home with unparalleled nursing care, coupled with longevity amongst its staff. As a...

4.1(38 reviews)
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New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

400 Hemenway St, Marlborough, MA 01752

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
19

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

New Horizons is a large not-for-profit continuing care retirement community where a safe, happy, and engaging retirement is everyone's most important concern. Fine dining and extensive activities are vital parts of every day. Our staff of exceptional people has enabled New Horizons to build its...

4.4(35 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and its a nice facility, but a little far away. It is a little bit older but still nice...

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The Linden at Danvers

220 Conant St, Danvers, MA 01923

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
10

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

The Linden at Danvers is a highly regarded senior care community in Danvers, Massachusetts providing assisted living and memory care services. Our stunning and inviting home-like community enjoys a prime location next to the world famous Cherry Hill Creamery and is just minutes from grocery...

3.6(44 reviews)
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Brookdale Quincy Bay

99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
9
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Welcome to the Good LifeIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores for scenic views of Quincy Bay and the breathtaking Boston skyline, our independent and assisted living community is the place for you. You can enjoy all the conveniences of the city without sacrificing the...

4.1(38 reviews)
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Greystone Farm at Salem

242 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
9
3

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Surrounded by natural woodlands, Greystone Farm at Salem evokes the serenity of a bygone era. In the country kitchen sits a beautifully restored antique loom, brought here by its original owner, fully restored and now a reminder of a simpler time. Thoughtfully designed apartments and amenities...

3.9(40 reviews)

The staff members are all very friendly, and even though they are short handed like many other communities they do a goo...

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Atria Draper Place

25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747

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$X,XXX+ monthly
7
3
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Atria Draper Place offers a relaxing senior community in the historic New England town of Hopedale. Residents enjoy taking a stroll down to the pond or quietly reading a book from the public library. A variety of lectures and entertainment provide social interaction for residents, friends and...

4.3(36 reviews)

Atria Draper made the transition for my mom as smooth as possible. The staff and residents are all very kind. They put...

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Bedford Falls

5 Corporate Drive, Bedford, NH 03110

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
11
3

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Bedford Falls is a welcoming assisted living community located in Bedford, New Hampshire of Hillsborough County. Our beautifully landscaped community allows residents to feel right at home while enjoying the cozy gazebo or relaxing on the patio with fellow residents and friends. Home of the...

4.1(36 reviews)

The care seems to be good. They're very attentive and helpful. Somebody is always popping in to see if my loved one ne...

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Brookdale Attleboro

100 Garfield Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
10
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

We can help with the little things so you can go do more of what you love.If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, Brookdale Attleboro with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. With assisted...

4.1(35 reviews)

Brookdale Attleboro is a beautiful place. They've been very friendly, and its always very delightful to go in there. T...

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Sunrise of Plymouth Beach

97 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
13
3
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Set in a quiet, seaside neighborhood on the bay, Plymouth Senior Living offers gorgeous water views from our wooded campus. Here, you will receive the very best in personalized care from our expertly trained team, including assisted living and memory care. Let us take care of the everyday details...

4.4(31 reviews)
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Methuen Village

4 Gleason Street, Methuen, MA 01844

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
14

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a secure residential Compass Memory Support Neighborhood for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Our community features gracious accommodations, numerous amenities, and expansive grounds...

4.2(31 reviews)

We had a very nice tour with Methuen Village and thought it was a great place, but unfortunately they did not have any a...

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Cost of memory care in Wakefield, MA

The average cost of senior living in Wakefield is $6,964 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Peabody, MA with an average of $4,923 per month.

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What is memory care?

 Memory care supports the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities provide enhanced security, dementia therapies, and spaces designed to prevent wandering. Services in memory care facilities often include:

  • Medication management
  • Memory-enhancing activities
  • Help with personal care
  • Mobility assistance
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Learn More About Memory Care in Wakefield, MA

On the northern end of the Boston metro area, this suburban Massachusetts town offers all resources and services to meet residents’ daily needs, including shopping centers and health care facilities. Wakefield’s location amongst other suburbs allows for many leisure and entertainment opportunities in the surrounding area or in Boston’s accessible downtown district. Events like the annual Festival by the Lake showcase the area’s local artisans and celebrate Wakefield’s culture and community.

In Wakefield, memory care communities — sometimes called Alzheimer’s care or dementia care facilities — provide specialized care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other forms of memory loss. These communities offer personalized cognitive rehabilitation programs alongside assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Memory care usually includes 24-hour supervision and unique design elements, like outdoor gardens and color-coded walls, to help ease anxiety, agitation, and other symptoms of dementia.

Cost of Memory Care in Wakefield, MA

The median monthly cost of memory care in the state of Massachusetts is around $7,300. To learn more about the cost of memory care in Wakefield, contact A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Wakefield are rated 14 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
114 119 122 117 110 114

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$107,962 per year $58,493 per year $92,977 per year $46,194 per year $51,345 per year $6,662 per year $1,296 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Wakefield include:

Winchester Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 200+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Burlington

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 340+
  • Specialties: ICU, liver transplant, kidney transplant

Weather and Climate

Wakefield lies in a transitional zone between humid subtropical and humid continental climates, experiencing four distinct seasons with heavy rain and snowfall during winter months. The average humidity level is 65%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
26°F 35°F 16°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
72°F 83°F 60°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 73

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 48″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
44 18.6% 27,314 3,713 per square mile 2.5

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.1% 2.4% 1.8% 3.5% <0.1% 1.3% 91.0%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Boston: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2020 Presidential Election Results for Middlesex County

Democratic Republican Other
71.8% 26.4% 1.2%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Wakefield include:

  • Wakefield History Museum
  • Elizabeth Boit House

Outdoor attractions in Wakefield:

  • Round Park
  • Sullivan Memorial Park
  • Middlesex Fells Reservation
  • Lake Quannapowitt

Wakefield’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Festival by the Lake
  • North Ave. Plaza

Transportation

Middlesex County Area Transit (MCAT) offers public bus transportation throughout the Boston metropolitan area with connections to local community transportation services. The city of Wakefield operates a senior transportation program with demand-based trips for groceries, appointments, and more. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Wakefield.

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VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy, VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community and Zelma Lacey House are the top rated memory care facilities near Wakefield, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

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