17 Memory Care Facilities near Allentown, PA
Also serving communities of Whitehall, Topton, New Tripoli, Palmerton.
There are 17 Memory Care Facilities in the Allentown area, with 6 in Allentown and 11 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Allentown is $5,465 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Bethlehem with an average starting cost of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for memory care facilities in Allentown. On average, consumers rate memory care in Allentown 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Easton with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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6 Memory Care Facilities in Allentown, PA
11 Memory Care Facilities near Allentown, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Allentown
Allentown, Pennsylvania is the third-most populous city in the state, and 11.8 percent of its 121,283 population are seniors. Allentown senior residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia have access to six memory care centers in the city itself as well as 19 additional facilities in neighboring Hellertown and other communities. Pennsylvania offers two types of memory care facilities, assisted living residences and personal care homes. Assisted living residences are licensed by the Department of Aging and these facilities may provide nursing home care and other services to four or more adults. Personal care homes, licensed by the Department of Public Welfare, can also house four or more residents but cannot provide nursing home care. An assisted living residence and a personal care home may operate in one building under a dual license.
- In Allentown, as in the rest of Pennsylvania, pension income and income from Social Security and other retirement accounts are tax-exempt for seniors 60 years of age or older. In addition, Allentown’s cost of housing is 34 percent lower than the national average. Thanks to its reasonable cost of living, this city is an attractive option for seniors with a limited budget.
- The weather in this city is overcast and wet year-round. Allentown sees 46 inches of rain and 32 inches of snow per year, with hot, muggy summers and bitingly cold winters that bring flooding, ice, and freezing rain. It is a good idea to ask your chosen memory care facility how they keep residents safe from weather-related hazards.
- Allentown is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as St. Luke’s Neurology Associates, as well as Lehigh Valley Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Allentown
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Allentown start around $5,465 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Allentown 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 Allentown
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 Allentown
Allentown 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 Allentown, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Allentown
Allentown-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.
Other Options in Allentown, PA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Allentown
Review of Arden Courts of Allentown
When my Mom’s condition rapidly deteriorated, I was forced to make an almost overnight decision on where to place her. One of her doctors recommended I visit Arden Courts of Allentown. I did so a... Read more
Review of Heather Glen Senior Living
I placed Mom in Heather Glen Senior Living memory care. I like it, and it's great. Her apartment is very nice and very spacious, but we need to bring out more things to make it a little homier. The... Read more
Review of Heather Glen Senior Living
Our mom has been a resident of Heather Glen since May 2017. We believe that we selected the best possible place for her. She has made some wonderful friends since moving there. The staff has also b... Read more