13 Memory Care Facilities near Bethlehem, PA
Also serving communities of Hellertown, Center Valley.
There are 13 Memory Care Facilities in the Bethlehem area, with 2 in Bethlehem and 11 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Bethlehem is $3,500 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for memory care facilities in Bethlehem. Better rated regions include Allentown with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Bethlehem, PA
11 Memory Care Facilities near Bethlehem, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Bethlehem
The city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has a population of nearly 76,000 people, and more than 15 percent of residents are age 65 and over. According to the Alzheimer's Association, about 280,000 Pennsylvania seniors have Alzheimer's disease. To support local seniors with dementia, the area has 14 memory care facilities, with two in Bethlehem and another dozen in the surrounding region.
In addition to providing memory care facilities, the Bethlehem area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Luke's University Hospital. The St. Luke's Memory Disorder Center specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating seniors with dementia.
- While the overall cost of living in Bethlehem is a little lower than the nationwide average, healthcare expenses are about 18 percent higher here than the U.S. average. This may make the cost of managing a chronic condition, like dementia, a challenge for seniors and families on a tight budget.
- The property crime rate in Bethlehem is roughly on par with the national average, and the violent crime rate is lower than regional, state, and national averages, which may provide peace of mind for families. On a 100-point scale, with a higher score indicating more crime, the city receives a 38.7 for property crime, compared to the national average of 38.1, and a 24.1 for violent crime, versus the U.S. average of 31.1.
- Northampton County received an F for ozone pollution and a C for short-term particle pollution from the American Lung Association. The region's relatively poor air quality may be a consideration for families who are moving their senior loved one to memory care in Bethlehem.
- Pennsylvania does not impose an income tax, meaning that seniors hang on to the entirety of their Social Security income, pension income and withdrawals from retirement accounts.
Paying for Memory Care in Bethlehem
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Bethlehem start around $3,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem
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 Bethlehem
Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Bethlehem Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bethlehem
Bethlehem-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.