15 Memory Care Facilities in Chester County, PA
The average cost of memory care in Chester County is $4,628 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Delaware County with an average starting cost of $4,561.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for memory care facilities in Chester County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Chester County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Delaware County with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 12 families in Chester County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Chester County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Chester County
Chester County's population is 519,293, with 15.8 percent aged 65 and older. Alzheimer's disease and related impairments are already affecting more than 280,000 Pennsylvania citizens, and that figure is expected to increase to 320,000 by 2025. An estimated 10.9 percent of the state's population who are enrolled in Medicare have dementia and could benefit from supervision in an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit (SCU), as they're called in Pennsylvania.
These units are licensed by the Office of Long-Term Living, which puts strict regulations in place regarding the facilities' accommodations and operation. Families can choose from 13 SCUs available throughout Chester County.
- Retirees 60 and older in Pennsylvania enjoy the tax-exempt status of their pensions, retirement accounts, and Social Security benefits. The sales tax is also low, and between the two tax breaks, families may have some leeway to set aside more money for memory care in Chester County.
- Chester County's violent crime rate of 19.2 is well below the U.S. average of 31.1, and the property crime rate is nearly 50 percent of the national norm. Seniors living in SCUs have extra security protocols to prevent them from wandering and to keep the facility safe.
- Chester County's overall cost of living is 32 points higher than the U.S. and state medians of 100 with housing being the highest cost. Healthcare is eight points higher than the state norm at 115. Families on a fixed income may need to reconfigure their budgets to afford the expense of an SCU in Chester County.
- The air quality in Chester County is excellent for particle pollution but poor for ozone, according to the American Lung Association, which gives the area an "A" and an "F," respectively. Seniors may want to consider the effects of regular exposure to high levels of ozone on their health, especially those with respiratory ailments.
Paying for Memory Care in Chester County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Chester County start around $4,628 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester County
Chester 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 Chester County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Chester County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chester County
Chester 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 Chester County
Review of Freedom Village at Brandywine
My father moved into the memory care of Freedom Village at Brandywine. They do a wonderful job with my father, I have nothing negative to say about the facility, or caregivers, and my father is now... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Westtown
We went to Sunrise of Westtown, but it's 20 to 25 minutes from my mother's house. When we walked in, there's a big welcome sign with my name on it. The girl was very nice, and the facility was nice... Read more
Review of Arbor Terrace Willistown
Arbor Terrace Willistown is very clean and very pleasing. The staff has been wonderful. They're working with my mom to see what she can and can't eat. They're doing the best they can with that. If ... Read more