2 Memory Care Facilities in Centre County, PA

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Elmcroft of State College

Provides: Memory Care
150 Farmstead Lane, State College, PA 16803
"My mother is at Elmcroft of State College memory care. The care is very good, the staff is very accommodating, very laid back, and easy going. There's always something going on and she seems very..." More
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Juniper Village Wellspring Memory Car...

Provides: Memory Care
610 West Whitehall Drive, State College, PA 16801
"Juniper Village Wellspring Memory Care at Brookline had a lot of staff working, and the residents seemed happy. The rooms were quite lovely, and they had two separate dining rooms for the memory..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Centre County

    Centre County lies in Central Pennsylvania and this Penn State University town has a population of about 163,000 people, 13.7 percent of whom are aged 65 or older. Seniors in this age range are particularly susceptible to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and 11 percent of seniors in Centre County on Medicaid have been diagnosed with the disease. There are two memory care facilities in Centre County to accommodate seniors with Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and other dementias.

    In Centre County and throughout the Commonwealth, memory care units are known as Special Care Units and are typically located within Assisted Living Residences licensed by the Department of Aging, Office of Long Term Living

    • Compared to a state and national average of 100, Centre County has a cost of living of 102. Utilities, transportation and groceries are all under the national average in contrast to the higher housing cost of 120. The moderate cost of living may mean that families of seniors in memory care facilities have a bit more money to help pay for memory care.
    • Violent crime in Centre County is 33.7, compared to the U.S. average of 31, while property crime here is 36.4, compared to the U.S. average of 38. These average crime stats combined with added security measures taken by memory care facilities should help ease the minds of family members concerned with their loved ones' safety. 
    • Centre County rated a 47 out of 100 on Sperling's comfort ranking. This is due, in part, to the 42 inches of rain and 43 inches of snow received annually, far above the national averages. With a year-round temperature range of 17 to 82 degrees, Centre County can be difficult for seniors with arthritis and other climate-sensitive conditions.
    • According to the EPA's National Air Toxics Assessment, ranked on a scale of one to 100 (best), Centre County's air quality is 69, which is much lower than the national average of 58. Seniors with respiratory ailments might be able to breathe a little easier here than in areas with lower air quality.


    Paying for Memory Care in Centre County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Pennsylvania

    $5,785.00 Centre County
    $5,150.00 Franklin County
    $5,000.00 Lebanon County
    $4,864.00 US
    $4,376.00 Cumberland County
    $3,360.00 Washington County
    $3,040.00 Dauphin County

    Memory Care costs in Centre County start around $5,785 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,864 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Centre 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 Centre 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 Centre County

    Centre 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 Centre County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.

    Directory of Winners in the Centre County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Centre County

    Centre 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Centre County

    • Review of Elmcroft of State College

      My mother is at Elmcroft of State College memory care. The care is very good, the staff is very accommodating, very laid back, and easy going. There's always something going on and she seems very w... Read more

      Sheila
    • Review of Juniper Village Wellspring Memory Care at Brookline

      Juniper Village Wellspring Memory Care at Brookline had a lot of staff working, and the residents seemed happy. The rooms were quite lovely, and they had two separate dining rooms for the memory ca... Read more

      Sheila
    • Review of Juniper Village Wellspring Memory Care at Brookline

      I have been very pleased since the day grandma moved in here. The building and grounds are absolutely beautiful, clean and extremely well maintained. The staff here are so welcoming and warm with ... Read more

      CHarris610
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