AlzheimersNet is your guide to memory care in Charlestown, MA. Memory care facilities offer housing and care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Memory care empowers seniors with memory impairment to stay as active and engaged as they possibly can, while living in a dignified, comfortable and secure setting. Our local Senior Living Advisors understand dementia care in Charlestown, MA and nearby cities. After an initial consultation, your advisor will send you a list of memory care providers that most closely match your loved one's individual needs for care and living preferences, as well as your family's budget.
Memory Care Costs in Nearby Cities* The costs above represent the AVERAGE monthly cost of memory care for a one person bedroom in that city.
Facts about Charlestown
Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Originally called Mishawum by the Native Americans, it is located on a peninsula north of the Charles River, across from downtown Boston, and also adjoins the Mystic River and Boston Harbor. Charlestown was laid out in 1629 by engineer Thomas Graves, one of its early settlers, in the reign of Charles I of England. It was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Charlestown became a city in 1848 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874. With that, it also switched from Middlesex County, where it had been located since 1643, to Suffolk County. It has had a substantial Irish American population since the migration of Irish people during the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s. Since the late 1980s the neighborhood has changed dramatically because of its proximity to downtown and its colonial architecture. A mix of Yuppie and Upper-middle class gentrification has overtaken much of the area, as it has in many of Boston's neighborhoods, but Charlestown still maintains a strong Irish American population and "Townie" identity.