2 Memory Care Facilities in Erie, PA

2 Memory Care Facilities in Erie, PA

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Bickford of Presque Isle Bay

Provides: Memory Care
1012 W. Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507
"My wife moved into Bickford of Presque Isle Bay, and she's been there a week. I had one meal there, and it was excellent. It was an excellent facility, in the dining room they had a rack full of..." More

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Independence Court of Erie

Provides: Memory Care
41 West Gore Road, Erie, PA 16509
"At Independence Court of Erie, we believe enhanced personal care should enhance your lifestyle. Located in a peaceful suburban wooded area, our residents enjoy elegant settings, a wide variety of..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Erie

    The city of Erie, Pennsylvania, is home to more than 97,000 people and has a large senior community that makes up 14 percent of the population. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that one in 10 seniors have Alzheimer's, a disease that is the leading cause of dementia. Currently, about 280,000 Pennsylvanians are living with Alzheimer's disease. 

    Erie has one memory care facility, and there is one located in the nearby city of North East. These facilities may also be called Special Care Units and are generally housed within assisted living residences or personal care homes.

    • Pennsylvania is a tax-friendly state for seniors, making it a good option for families who have a tight memory care budget. The state fully exempts retirement income from Social Security and retirement savings accounts, and adults over the age of 59.5 years old do not pay state income tax on public and private pension disbursements.
    • Erie's air quality is fair, which may appeal to families whose senior loved ones have asthma, COPD or cardiovascular disease. The American Lung Association gave Erie County a C for ozone pollution, and an A for short-term particle pollution and a passing grade for long-term particle pollution.
    • Erie's property and violent crime rates are a little higher than the U.S. averages. On a scale of one to 100, with a higher score indicating more crime, the property crime rate is 45.1 and the violent crime rate is 34.7, compared to the national medians of 38.1 and 31.1. This may be a consideration for families helping their loved ones transition to Erie for memory care. 
    • Erie's summers are warm and partly cloudy with July highs near 80 degrees. Winters are chilly and windy with January lows in the 20s. The area gets an average of 113 inches of snowfall annually, which is more than four times the average annual U.S. snowfall and may impede travel for families visiting their loved one in memory care.

    Paying for Memory Care in Erie

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Pennsylvania

    $5,072.00 Wickliffe
    $4,974.00 US
    $4,897.00 Austintown
    $4,897.00 Mentor
    $4,800.00 Willoughby
    $3,978.00 Erie
    $3,400.00 Buffalo

    Memory Care costs in Erie start around $3,978 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 Erie 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 Erie

    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 Erie

    Erie 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 Erie, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.

    Directory of Winners in the Erie Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Erie

    Erie-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 Erie

    • Review of Bickford of Presque Isle Bay

      My wife moved into Bickford of Presque Isle Bay, and she's been there a week. I had one meal there, and it was excellent. It was an excellent facility, in the dining room they had a rack full of ut... Read more

    • Review of Bickford of Presque Isle Bay

      I was very impressed while touring facility. But after our mom moved in & had been there a short time, we began to hear the staff was not happy w/new mgmt. Also, some of the staff acted inappr... Read more

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