The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Dauphin County, PA for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Dauphin County is $6,045 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,480. Cheaper nearby regions include York County with an average starting cost of $4,050.
To help you with your search, browse the 22 reviews below for memory care facilities in Dauphin County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Dauphin County 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lebanon County with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Dauphin County, PA
Harmony At Hershey
Butler Street Senior Living
Arden Courts of Susquehanna
Viva Senior Living at Harrisburg
Country Meadows of Hershey
Ecumenical Retirement Community
Columbia Cottage Linglestown
Ecumenical Retirement Community
What to Consider About Memory Care in Dauphin County
Dauphin County is in central Pennsylvania, south of the coal mining towns and north of the factory-fueled cities in York County. It's home to 275,720 people, with 55,000 of them age 65 and older, some of whom are living with Alzheimer's disease. Around 11.6 percent of the state population enrolled in Medicare has been diagnosed with some form of dementia and could benefit from an Alzheimer's special care unit (SCU), as they're called in the state. These units are licensed by the Office of Long-Term Living, and they must provide specialized training to the staff and implement strict safety protocol to safeguard their residents. Dauphin County has four SCUs, with two in Harrisburg, one in Middleton and one in Hershey.
- The air quality in Dauphin County is poor. The American Lung Association gave it grades of "D" and "F" for ozone and particle pollution, respectively. Seniors with diseases, such as asthma, lung cancer or COPD may find their ailments are aggravated by the county's air.
- Dauphin County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in the county is a bit lower than the U.S. average of 100 at 96. Housing is the lowest category at 81, while groceries are 6 points below the state average of 100 at 94. Health care, however, is above the median at 111, but that may be negated by the low housing and food costs.
- The climate is just about equal to the U.S. median figures, which explains Sperling's Comfort Index of 47 out of 100. Rainfall in Dauphin County is a few inches off the national average, as is snowfall. High temperatures in July only reach 84 degrees and January lows stay above 20. Dauphin County has eight fewer sunny days annually than an average U.S. area.
Paying for Memory Care in Dauphin County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Dauphin County start around $6,045 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,670 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin County
Dauphin 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 Dauphin County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Dauphin County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dauphin County
Dauphin 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 Dauphin County
Review of Brookdale Harrisburg
I toured Brookdale Harrisburg, and it was a very positive experience. It was attractive and neat. I liked it. The staff was very nice. I liked the rooms. I liked everything about it. Read more
Review of Columbia Cottage Linglestown
I toured Columbia Cottage Linglestown. This one would not be good for my mother being that it is for people that have greater memory loss and have more needs than where I feel she's at. It is a hig... Read more
Review of Viva Senior Living at Harrisburg
Viva Senior Living at Harrisburg was very good. I enjoyed it. The sales manager went above and beyond to try and get my mom there. The rooms were nice. The facility was nice. There was plenty of ro... Read more
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