7 Memory Care Facilities near Hagerstown, MD
There are 7 Memory Care Facilities in the Hagerstown area, with 5 in Hagerstown and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Hagerstown is $3,934 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for memory care facilities in Hagerstown. On average, consumers rate memory care in Hagerstown 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Leesburg with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Hagerstown find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Hagerstown, call (855) 863-8283.
5 Memory Care Facilities in Hagerstown, MD
2 Memory Care Facilities near Hagerstown, MD
What to Consider About Memory Care in Hagerstown
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 12.6 percent of the Hagerstown population is over the age of 65. For those in need of memory care services, the town is home to five memory care facilities with 10 others to choose from in the surrounding area.
Memory care facilities in Maryland are governed under assisted living program (ALP) regulations and licensing is handled through the state's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Any assisted living program can qualify to provide memory care services provided staff receive training specific to the needs of residents.
- The crime rate in Hagerstown is higher than the national average, even when comparing to communities of similar size and population. Violent crime in the area occurs at a rate of one per 175 residents while property crime comes in at one in 32. Families are encouraged to take precautions for the safety of their loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
- Maryland is not considered a very senior-friendly tax state. Social Security income is not taxed at the state level but other forms of retirement income, such as 401(k)s and IRAs, are fully taxed. It is also one of only two states that charge inheritance and estate tax. There are a few tax benefits offered to those over the age of 65, including a personal exemption of $1,000 and a higher income level required to file a tax return.
- Hagerstown has a wonderful climate for seniors who prefer to stay out of the heat. The average high temperature in July sits around 87 degrees Fahrenheit and January lows dip down to 22 degrees. The area is humid and annual rainfall is 38 inches, just one inch below the national average. Snowfall in Hagerstown is three inches above average at 29 inches per year.
- Seniors under memory care and their families will appreciate the savings offered by the city's low cost of living. Hagerstown's cost of living is 10 percent below the national average with lower prices for health care and housing. Only groceries are higher, at five percent over the U.S. average.
Paying for Memory Care in Hagerstown
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Maryland
Memory Care costs in Hagerstown start around $3,537 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Maryland 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 Maryland page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Hagerstown
Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Hagerstown
Hagerstown-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Maryland are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Maryland page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Hagerstown
Review of Elmcroft of Hagerstown
We were really impressed with the staff, the programs, and the common areas at Elmcroft of Hagerstown. The rooms were quite small, but everything else was so impressive. They were setting up to hav... Read more
Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Hagerstown
I visited Greenfield Senior Living of Hagerstown, its very friendly, very nice, and open. The staff was very open to our questions. We did not sit down to eat, but we were there when they were eat... Read more
Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Hagerstown
I like Greenfield Senior Living of Hagerstown a lot. I would have put my mother there because its a great place. It's very clean, I didn't notice the urine smell or anything. I think the value is ... Read more