11 Memory Care Facilities near Harrisburg, PA
Also serving communities of Lemoyne, Camp Hill, Middletown, Hershey, Palmyra.
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the Harrisburg area, with 5 in Harrisburg and 6 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Harrisburg is $5,084 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include York with an average starting cost of $4,660.
To help you with your search, browse the 13 reviews below for memory care facilities in Harrisburg. On average, consumers rate memory care in Harrisburg 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Harrisburg, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Harrisburg
Harrisburg is the capital city of Pennsylvania, a state where the Alzheimer's Association estimates that roughly 280,000 people are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. The city has a population of almost 50,000 people, about 10 percent of whom are over the age of 65. Harrisburg offers an array of resources for families and seniors affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, including two memory care facilities in the city and 10 more outside the city limits.
Memory care facilities, which may also be called special care units, or SCUs, in Pennsylvania, may be located in either personal care homes or assisted living residences.
- Pennsylvania seniors find the state to be moderately tax-friendly, which may enable them to put more money toward memory care. Income from Social Security is not subject to income tax, and all other forms of retirement income are tax-exempt for seniors who are over the age of 60.
- The Harrisburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The violent crime rate in Harrisburg is high compared to regional, state and national averages, which may be a concern for families who are helping their loved ones relocate to this city for memory care. On a scale of one to 100, with 100 representing high crime, the violent crime rate is 91.7, compared to the state average of 27.0 and the national average of 31.1. Property crime is high as well, rating 58.1. This is compared to the state average of 23.7 and the national average of 38.1. Families may wish to speak to their loved one's memory care community to learn how they keep residents safe and secure.
- Harrisburg's seasonal temperatures are on par with the nationwide averages, with highs in the mid-80s in the summers, lows near 22 in the winter and about 27 inches of annual snowfall. The city's climate may be ideal for seniors who enjoy experiencing all four seasons.
Paying for Memory Care in Harrisburg
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Harrisburg start around $5,001 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg
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 Harrisburg
Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Harrisburg
Harrisburg-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.
Other Options in Harrisburg, PA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Harrisburg
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
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
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