20 Memory Care Facilities in Chester County, PA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Chester County, PA

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Caring Star 2015

Bellingham Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380
"Bellingham Retirement Community was too expensive. They wanted $5,000 upfront just for the community and I thought what is “for the community”? They probably have similar activities than what I get..." More

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Freedom Village at Brandywine

Provides: Memory Care
15 Freedom Blvd., Coatesville, PA 19320
"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..." More

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Sunrise of Westtown

Provides: Memory Care
1045 Wilmington Pike , West Chester, PA 19382
"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..." More

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Sunrise of Paoli

Provides: Memory Care
324 West Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355
"Focusing on your unique needs and preferences, Sunrise Senior Living takes a holistic approach to senior care. With us, you can expect consistent yet individualized care rooted in evidence based..." More

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St. Martha Villa

Provides: Memory Care
490 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
"St. Martha Villa for Independent & Retirement Living, a Catholic faith Independent and Assisted Living facility, located in Downington, Pennsylvania offers our residents a home. St. Martha..." More

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Sunrise of Exton

Provides: Memory Care
200 Sunrise Boulevard, Exton, PA 19341
"I was very impressed with Sunrise of Exton, but the price was a little bit outside of our budget. It was very clean, homey, and very welcoming. The gentleman that we spoke with was very..." More

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The Hickman

Provides: Memory Care
400 North Walnut Street, West Chester, PA 19380
"The Hickman is located on a beautiful campus and is within walking distance of restaurants, boutiques, the YMCA, the downtown area, and the university. Our environment is warm and home-like and our..." More

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Arbor Terrace Willistown

Provides: Memory Care
1713 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382
"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..." More

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Pinnacle at Plymouth Meeting

Provides: Memory Care
215 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA 19362
"Opening Early 2020 Senior Living that takes it to the top. The Pinnacle at Plymouth Meeting is the newest senior living community in the Northern Philadelphia Suburbs, and offers independent,..." More

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Highgate at Paoli Pointe

Provides: Memory Care
600 Paoli Pointe Drive, Paoli, PA 19301
"Highgate at Paoli Pointe is a Senior Living Community located right in the heart of Chester County. Our Senior Living and Rehabilitative Health campuses offer our patients and residents the..." More

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Eagleview Landing - Opening Summer 2020

Provides: Memory Care
650 Stockton Drive, Exton, PA 19341
"Opening Summer 2020 Introducing Eagleview Landing, the newest senior living community in Exton, PA. The location just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is close to perfect. THE ULTIMATE IN..." More

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Arbor Terrace Exton Opening March 2021

Provides: Memory Care
100 Oaklands Blvd, Exton, PA 19341
"Our bustling community was designed for seniors of varying interests, preferences, and ability levels. We’ve put in all the perfect touches to make Arbor Terrace feel cozy and comfortable. Our..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Exton Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
600 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
"Exton Senior Living offers compassionate senior care in Exton, PA. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Spring Mill Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
3000 Balfour Cir, Phoenixville, PA 19460
"Spring Mill Senior Living, a monthly rental community, represents a new beginning for retirement living in Chester County. Offering the most extensive range of services in the area, you can move to..." More

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Woodbridge Place

Provides: Memory Care
1191 Rapps Dam Road, Phoenixville, PA 19442
"Woodbridge Place is an active Personal Care Community. We also offer a secure and spacious Memory Care neighborhood. Supportive services are provided with respect, love, and understanding. We..." More

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Arbour Square at West Chester

Provides: Memory Care
1205 Ward Avenue, West Chester, PA 19380
"I have a friend who lives at Arbour Court & she loves it, the staff is attentive & the residents are lovely. We find each time we go to visit that the management & staff cannot do..." More

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The Devon Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
445 North Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333
"DO NOT send your loved ones to this horrible place! My dear Father walked in here smiling on a Monday afternoon and by Saturday morning, he was found unresponsive being rushed to the hospital taken..." More

Simpson Meadows

Provides: Memory Care
101 Plaza Drive, Downingtown, PA 19335

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The Ruston Residence

Provides: Memory Care
2000 Greenbriar Lane, West Grove, PA 19390

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Daylesford Crossing

Provides: Memory Care
1450 East Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301
"This was the worst experience ever. The management staff is the worst. They yes you to death and never change.People are fired left and right and they just have bad people who care more about money..." More

    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

    Counties in Pennsylvania

    $5,725.00 Philadelphia County
    $5,469.00 Chester County
    $5,269.00 Berks County
    $5,219.00 Delaware County
    $5,103.00 Montgomery County
    $5,082.00 New Castle County
    $4,991.00 Lancaster County
    $4,974.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Chester County start around $5,469 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Chester County

    • Review of The Devon Senior Living

      DO NOT send your loved ones to this horrible place! My dear Father walked in here smiling on a Monday afternoon and by Saturday morning, he was found unresponsive being rushed to the hospital taken... Read more

      Sunnie5
    • Review of Arbour Square at West Chester

      I have a friend who lives at Arbour Court & she loves it, the staff is attentive & the residents are lovely. We find each time we go to visit that the management & staff cannot do enoug... Read more

      Nancy Newman
    • Review of Daylesford Crossing

      This was the worst experience ever. The management staff is the worst. They yes you to death and never change.People are fired left and right and they just have bad people who care more about money... Read more

      Ryan D
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