8 Memory Care Facilities in Dauphin County, PA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Dauphin County, PA

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Brookdale Harrisburg

Provides: Memory Care
3560 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110
"Brookdale Harrisburg is a senior housing facility that offers a home-like setting and cheerful smiles from their professional staff. They offer the assistance residents need while respecting their..." More

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Harmony At Hershey

Provides: Memory Care
75 E Canal St, Hershey, PA 17033
"Comfort. Easy elegance. Irresistible cuisine. Friends and family. These are the elements that make a person feel at home, and they are the very essence of everyday senior living at Harmony at..." More

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Butler Street Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
3251 Butler Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103
"The tour at Butler Street Senior Living was a good experience. I learned a lot, they educated me on a lot of things. The lady was pretty pleasant and the facility looked nice and clean. It seemed..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg

Provides: Memory Care
150 Kempton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17111
"My father is at this community. It has been wonderful. The staff is loving, very patient, kind, and really willing to work with whatever his needs are. They're really great to work with. They could..." More

Country Meadows - Hershey

Provides: Memory Care
451 Sand Hill Road, Hershey, PA 17033
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Ecumenical Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
624 Wilhelm Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111
"We recently moved our mother to the secured memory care. Treva,Ashlee,Denise, T,Ty, Kenzi, Jolene are all wonderful staff members. They have made a difficult circumstance so much easier. We would..." More

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Arden Courts of Susquehanna

Provides: Memory Care
2625 Ailanthus Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17110
"Arden Courts of Susquehanna is all memory care. I'd actually visited there about three years ago, and then I went again yesterday. It's excellent and definitely at the top of my list. It's nice and..." More

Ecumenical Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
3525 Canby St, Harrisburg, PA 17111
"My mom is currently in Ecumenical Retirement Community. It's fine. And it's good for that level of care. Her room is nice. It's a private room. It's good, it's clean. The staff is pretty..." More

    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

    Counties in Pennsylvania

    $5,756.00 Dauphin County
    $5,577.00 Lancaster County
    $5,518.00 Berks County
    $5,294.00 US
    $5,000.00 Lebanon County
    $4,948.00 Cumberland County
    $3,826.00 York County

    Memory Care costs in Dauphin County start around $5,756 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Dauphin County

    • Review of Butler Street Senior Living

      My mother will be moving into Butler Street Senior Living. It was just completely remodeled a year ago. The staff was very friendly. They have a lot of outside space for the residents. The cafeteri... Read more

      Brian
    • Review of Ecumenical Retirement Community

      We recently moved our mother to the secured memory care. Treva,Ashlee,Denise, T,Ty, Kenzi, Jolene are all wonderful staff members. They have made a difficult circumstance so much easier. We would ... Read more

      Pam Buxton
    • Review of Ecumenical Retirement Community

      My sister, brother and I visited five other communities while looking for assisted living with memory care for our mother and Ecumenical Retirement Community was by far the most impressive. The st... Read more

      Mark899
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