31 Memory Care Facilities in Allegheny County, PA
The average cost of memory care in Allegheny County is $4,258 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Westmoreland County with an average starting cost of $3,671.
To help you with your search, browse the 36 reviews below for memory care facilities in Allegheny County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Allegheny County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Westmoreland County with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 12 families in Allegheny County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Allegheny County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Allegheny County
Allegheny County is home to 1,223,048 people, and 18.4 percent of the population is aged 65 and older, which is the most likely demographic to be living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. About 13.6 percent of the state's population have cognitive ailments and may benefit from an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit (SCU), as they're known across Pennsylvania. The Office of Long-Term Living is responsible for licensing and governing the operation of these SKUs, such as the 30 scattered throughout Allegheny County.
- Allegheny County's temperate climate is similar to the national average with 39 inches of rain, 31 inches of snow and 162 sunny days as compared to 39, 26 and 205, respectively. Summertime highs climb to the low 80s, and January lows fall to 22 degrees. The county's Sperling's Comfort Index is 51, which is three points lower than the national average.
- The violent crime rate of 37.6 in Allegheny County's is not far above the U.S. average of 31.1, and the property crime rate is less than two points lower than the national norm of 38.1 at 36.8. SCUs are required to have extra safeguards in place to keep occupants from wandering away from the SCU and to stop strangers from entering, which should help families feel that their loved ones are safe.
- The air quality in Allegheny County is poor, according to the American Lung Association, which gives the area "F" grades for particle pollution and for high ozone levels. Seniors who have a respiratory ailment may find the air detrimental to their health.
- Allegheny County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as St. Clair Hospital and UPMC Mercy Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Allegheny County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Allegheny County start around $4,258 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Allegheny County 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 Allegheny County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Allegheny County
Allegheny County 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 Allegheny County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Allegheny County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Allegheny County
Allegheny County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Pennsylvania are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Allegheny County
Review of Mount Vernon of South Park
My mother-in-law moved into Mount Vernon of South Park. She's doing good, her room is spacious and clean, and there are games listed in the schedule of activities. The dining area looked very big, ... Read more
Review of Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills
I would like to thank Kristin and Terrie for all the help in expediting the move in for my father in their facility. They and their entire staff have been very helpful in keeping him well taken car... Read more
Review of Arden Courts of North Hills
We recently needed a memory care facility for our mother. It was important for us to find the very best that was available in our area. Upon arrival at Arden we were greeted by the Administrator Jo... Read more