7 Memory Care Facilities in Delaware County, PA
The average cost of memory care in Delaware County is $4,643 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Gloucester County with an average starting cost of $4,603.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Delaware County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Delaware County 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Philadelphia County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 11 families in Delaware County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Delaware County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Delaware County
Delaware County is west of Philadelphia and adjacent to the state of Delaware with a population of 564,696, including 91,000 seniors aged 65 or older who are in the prime age bracket for people living with dementia. Many of its residents may require live-in supervision at an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit (SCU), as Pennsylvania assisted living facilities treating patients with cognitive ailments are known. The Office of Long-Term Living is responsible for licensing and overseeing these SCUs across Pennsylvania, including the six that are located in Delaware County.
- The air quality in Delaware County ranges from good to bad. The county received a "B" for particle pollution from the American Lung Association and an "F" for ozone levels. Seniors with asthma, lung cancer, COPD or other respiratory ailments may want to consider the effects of the county's air on their health.
- The violent crime rate in Delaware County is 35.8 percent, which is just a few points higher than the U.S. average of 31.1, and the property crime rate is several points lower than the national norm of 38.1 at 33.2. These low rates and the laws mandating safety protocols like self-locking doors, guards and security cameras may allow families to sleep easier knowing that their loved ones are being cared for properly.
- The overall cost of living in Delaware County is 15 points greater than the U.S. and Pennsylvania median figures of 100. Housing is at 111, compared to state and national averages of 89 and 100, respectively, while healthcare is 15 points above the U.S. norm and eight points above the state average. Transportation is high at 141, compared to 117 statewide and the national average of 100. Seniors on a fixed income living with dementia may be able to budget more money for quality healthcare.
- Delaware County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Riddle House and Springfield Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Delaware County
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Memory Care costs in Delaware County start around $4,572 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware County
Delaware 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 Delaware County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Delaware County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Delaware County
Delaware 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 Delaware County
Review of Impressions Memory Care
I give Impressions the best recommendation possible: Mom is content here, and just as important, we feel content that mom is surrounded by warmth and caring. One day when I visited the comfy ... Read more
Review of Residences at Chestnut Ridge
Residences at Chestnut Ridge is very clean and very well maintained. The staff seems friendly and knowledgeable. They seem concerned about their residents, and they answer any question my mother ha... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Newtown Square
Our tour at Sunrise of Newtown Square wasn't bad. We got there during dinner so there was food on the floor. But the director that ran the place was very lovely and professional, and she took us ar... Read more