14 Memory Care Facilities in Bucks County, PA
The average cost of memory care in Bucks County is $5,019 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Montgomery County with an average starting cost of $4,634.
To help you with your search, browse the 30 reviews below for memory care facilities in Bucks County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Bucks County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Philadelphia County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 13 families in Bucks County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Bucks County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Bucks County
Located northeast of Philadelphia, Bucks County's population is 628,341 people, and 18.1 percent of the population is 65 or older, which is an age bracket prone to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Alzheimer's Special Care Units (SCUs), as they're called in Pennsylvania are licensed and governed by the Office of Long-Term Living and are available to offer support to people with cognitive ailments. There are 13 SCUs in the Bucks County that seniors and their families can select from, including three in Yardley, two in Newtown and another eight throughout the county.
- Pennsylvania seniors aged 60 and above enjoy tax-exempt retirement income, including Social Security benefits, pensions, and funds from other retirement accounts. This senior-friendly exemption and the low sales tax rate may leave extra room in a family's budget for memory care.
- Bucks County's climate is very close to the national average. It gets 48 inches of rain, 23 inches of snow and 205 sunny days as compared to U.S. norms of 39, 26, and 205, respectively. July high temperatures are a comfortable 85 degrees, and the January lows can drop to 21. The county also received a 48 Comfort Index from Sperling, which is six points below the U.S. average. The temperate weather is great for seniors who prefer four distinct seasons and enjoy supervised outdoor activities throughout the year.
- The Bucks County cost of living rating is high at 132 compared to the national median, 100. Housing and transportation are especially high at 169 and 139, respectively. Utilities are closer to the U.S. mean at 105, and grocery costs are even at 100. Healthcare is slightly higher at 112, so families may want to explore ways to stretch their budget, especially if they are living on a fixed income.
- Bucks County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Doylestown Hospital and Jefferson Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Bucks County
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Memory Care costs in Bucks County start around $5,092 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 Bucks 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 Bucks 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 Bucks County
Bucks 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 Bucks County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Bucks County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bucks County
Bucks 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 Bucks County
Review of The Birches at Newtown
My father is in The Birches at Newtown. We like the rooms and the staff, and they have a nice outdoor space that the seniors can access whenever they want. We like the person in-charge of the memor... Read more
Review of Brookdale Northampton
We liked Brookdale Northampton a lot. We liked the people there and the small nurse to patient ratio. The grounds were nice. They have a lot of activities planned for the seniors. The rooms were ni... Read more
Review of Arden Courts of Yardley
We liked Arden Courts of Yardley, but the rooms were very small and dark. The staff was very nice, and it's a good value for the money. They have a nice outdoor space, a decent range of activities,... Read more