7 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
"We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.Our peaceful..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg

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

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Butler Street Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
3251 Butler Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103
"Butler Street Senior Living is a residential community for seniors who are looking for social interaction, personal care services, and an active lifestyle. Butler Street offers our residents the..." More

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Ecumenical Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
624 Wilhelm Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111
"Welcome to the Country Meadows. After 46 years in senior living we remain family managed and 100% family owned. At Country Meadows Retirement Communities we focus on living...for now and the..." More

Country Meadows - Hershey

Provides: Memory Care
451 Sand Hill Road, Hershey, PA 17033
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Arden Courts of Susquehanna

Provides: Memory Care
2625 Ailanthus Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17110
"My husband has been placed into Arden Courts of Susquehanna. They are very caring and compassionate. The staff members pay attention to details about each individual resident. Everyone has a..." More

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Frey Village

Provides: Memory Care
1020 N. Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057
"Inspired by casual, relaxed living, Frey Tower Apartment Homes combine carefree living with the convenience of amenities and services. Residents enjoy a choice of floor plans including spacious..." 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

    $5,269.00 Berks County
    $5,001.00 Dauphin County
    $5,000.00 Lebanon County
    $4,991.00 Lancaster County
    $4,974.00 US
    $4,826.00 Cumberland County
    $4,660.00 York County

    Memory Care costs in Dauphin County start around $5,001 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 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 Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg

      My father is at Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg. It has been wonderful. The staff is loving, very patient, kind, and really willing to work with whatever his needs are. They're really grea... Read more

      Laura
    • Review of Arden Courts of Susquehanna

      My dad was at Arden Courts of Susquehanna for a short period of time and it was not a match. The rooms were very small and cramped. Because of COVID we were not allowed to go in the rooms, but look... Read more

      Laura
    • Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Harrisburg

      At the end of April 2020 our mother suffered a stroke. In that minute our once independent, thoughtful and beautiful matriarch of our family was gone. She was replaced by a person who could no long... Read more

      Tarq212
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