2 Memory Care Facilities in Clearfield County, PA
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Clearfield County
Clearfield County is in Pennsylvania's mountainous northwestern region with a population close to 80,000, including an estimated 16,000 who are aged 65 or older and in the most common age bracket for people living with dementia. Many of those seniors may require supervision and treatment at an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit (SCU), as Pennsylvania assisted living facilities that house and supervise memory care patients are known. The Office of Long-Term Living licenses and governs these SCUs, and Clearfield County has two of them within its borders.
- During an average year, Clearfield County receives 42 inches of rain, and the U.S. average is 39. Snowfall is around 43 inches annually, compared to the US average of 26. Sunny days outnumber cloudy ones by 177 to 137. Summer temperatures climb to 80 degrees, and the winter lows are a bone-chilling 16. The U.S. has a 54 Sperling's Comfort Index rating, which is nine points higher than Clearfield County.
- The violent crime rate in Clearfield County is 43.7 percent, which is one-third higher than the U.S. average of 31.1, and the property crime rate is almost equal to the national norm of 38.1 at 38.4. These moderate rates, and the regulations requiring safety enhancements like guards, security cameras, and self-locking doors, may help family members experience greater peace of mind.
- The overall cost of living in Clearfield County is a remarkable 22 points lower than both the U.S. and Pennsylvania median figures of 100. Housing is very low at 38, compared to state and national averages of 89 and 100, respectively, while healthcare is six points below the U.S. norm. Groceries average 94 points, transportation is 91, and utility expenses are 99. Seniors living with dementia who are on a fixed income may be in a position to budget more money toward quality healthcare here.
- Pennsylvania does not tax any retirement income, including Social Security payments, pensions, or retirement accounts of those residents who are aged 60 and older. A low state sales tax combined with the senior-friendly income tax exemptions may result in more money to spend on care in an SCU.
Paying for Memory Care in Clearfield County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Clearfield County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,849 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Clearfield 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 Clearfield 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 Clearfield County
Clearfield 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 Clearfield County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Clearfield County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Clearfield County
Clearfield 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.