9 Memory Care Facilities near Lancaster, PA
Also serving communities of Millersville, Landisville, Lititz, Ephrata, Lebanon.
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Lancaster area, with 5 in Lancaster and 4 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Lancaster is $4,988 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include York with an average starting cost of $4,660.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lancaster. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lancaster 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Harrisburg with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Lancaster, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lancaster
5,672 seniors live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a town with a total population of 59,708. According to US News, Lancaster is the best place in the country to retire, and this town certainly has a lot to offer seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. There are three memory care facilities in Lancaster and nine nearby in Lititz, Maytown, Ephrata, York, Lebanon, Palmyra and Hershey.
Pennsylvania offers two types of memory care facilities: assisted living residences and personal care homes. Assisted living residences are licensed by the Department of Aging, Office of Long Term Living, Division of Licensing. These facilities may provide nursing home care and other services to four or more adults. Personal care homes are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare, Adult Residential Licensing. Personal care homes also house four or more residents but cannot provide nursing home care. Both types may operate in one building under a dual license.
- Lancaster has high crime rates, so it is a good idea to ask about security protocols at the memory care facilities you visit. Violent crime in this city is more than twice the national average, and property crime is around 60 percent higher than the national average.
- The American Lung Association gives Lancaster County a failing grade on its annual particle pollution levels, so the air quality in this town may worsen the condition of seniors with cardiovascular conditions. Lancaster was rated at number eight out of 187 metropolitan areas for its annual particle pollution levels.
- Lancaster is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Lancaster General Hospital, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Lancaster has exceptionally low housing costs, sitting 32 points lower than the national average, and the overall cost of living is seven percent less than the national average. For seniors with a limited budget, these are important considerations.
Paying for Memory Care in Lancaster
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lancaster start around $4,988 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lancaster 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 Lancaster
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 Lancaster
Lancaster 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 Lancaster, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lancaster
Lancaster-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 Lancaster, PA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lancaster
Review of Legend of Lancaster
Don’t let the quality of the building fool you like it fooled us! Management was totally unprofessional, care was subpar, and memory care activities were pathetic. Read more
Review of Legend of Lancaster
My uncle has moved into Legend of Lancaster. The staff is very friendly. He seems to like it, and he seems to be doing well there. It's a very nice facility, it's always clean, and they have it dec... Read more
Review of Providence Place Senior Living of Lancaster
My dad was a resident of Country Meadow Lancaster for almost 3 years and the care he received was excellent. Read more