20 Memory Care Facilities near Blue Bell, PA
There are 20 Memory Care Facilities in the Blue Bell area, with 2 in Blue Bell and 18 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Blue Bell is $5,027 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Lafayette Hill with an average starting cost of $3,631.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Blue Bell. Better rated regions include North Wales with an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Blue Bell, PA
18 Memory Care Facilities near Blue Bell, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Blue Bell
Blue Bell, which Money Magazine has ranked as one of the 100 best places to live in the U.S., is home to about 6,000 people, more than a fifth of whom are 65 or older. According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services, about one in 10 of these seniors is living with Alzheimer's.
As the disease progresses, affected seniors may require more intensive care than families are able to provide at home. Although the decision may be difficult to make, families in this situation may wish to consider helping their loved ones move into one of Blue Bell's two memory care facilities. These facilities are known in Blue Bell and throughout Pennsylvania as special care units.
- At a memory care facility, seniors may have access to outside areas for exercise and enjoyment; however, poor outdoor air quality may be a concern. In Montgomery County, where Blue Bell is located, the American Lung Association reports that ozone pollution levels are unhealthy and can worsen respiratory diseases.
- On a scale where the U.S. average cost of living is indexed at 100, Blue Bell's overall cost of living is 144, meaning that it is 44 percent more expensive than the national average. High housing prices are the biggest factor; however, healthcare costs in Blue Bell are also 15 percent above the national average. Families of seniors with dementia may want to consider these costs as they decide how to finance memory care services.
Blue Bell typically has summers in the high 80s and winters in the low 20s, may be rough on seniors who spend time outdoors. Families may want to ask memory care staff to monitor how much time their loved one is outside.
- The Blue Bell area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the Penn Memory Center in nearby Philadelphia, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Blue Bell
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Blue Bell start around $4,267 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Blue Bell 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 Blue Bell
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 Blue Bell
Blue Bell 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 Blue Bell, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Blue Bell Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Blue Bell
Blue Bell-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.