10 Memory Care Facilities in Lancaster County, PA
The average cost of memory care in Lancaster County is $5,161 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Lebanon County with an average starting cost of $5,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 13 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lancaster County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lancaster County 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Berks County with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Lancaster County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Lancaster County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Lancaster County, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lancaster County
Lancaster County is in the heart of Amish country, with the Red Rose City of Lancaster as its county seat and a population of about 54,300. An estimated 17.5 percent of its residents are age 65 and older and 12.1 percent of those are seniors living with Alzheimer's disease.
The Office of Long-Term Living licenses and regulates Alzheimer's Special Care Units, as they're called in Pennsylvania. These facilities are required to have specially trained staff members and robust security protocols in place, such as cameras, guards, and self-locking doors. Three SCUs are in Lancaster City, and three others are located in surrounding communities.
- In Pennsylvania, Social Security benefits, pensions and retirement account funds are tax exempt for people aged 60 years or older. Along with low state sales taxes, seniors and families on a fixed income may find that their memory care budgets stretch further in Lancaster County.
- The American Lung Association gives Lancaster County grades of "D" for ozone and "F" for particle pollution. Seniors who are living with dementia and respiratory ailments may want to consider the harmful effects of poor air quality.
- Based on a scale where the median U.S. cost of living is 100, Lancaster is just over five points higher than average at 105.4. Grocery costs are at the median, and housing is only six points greater at 106. Healthcare is 22 points higher than the national average and 15 points more than the state average of 107. Memory care at a Lancaster County SCU should not cost families more than any other "average" county.
- Lancaster County's climate is temperate with mild summer highs of 84 degrees Fahrenheit and winter lows of 22. Snowfall is within two points of the norm, and rainfall is just a few inches more annually. Lancaster County averages 198 sunny days per year, which is something seniors who enjoy spending time in nature may appreciate.
Paying for Memory Care in Lancaster County
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Memory Care costs in Lancaster County start around $4,991 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster County
Lancaster 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 Lancaster County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Lancaster County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lancaster County
Lancaster 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 Lancaster County
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 Luther Acres
Don’t be fooled by the remodeled decor and upgrades. Our loved one was overmedicated within two months of moving in and then made to share a room in skilled care while trying to recover from the ... Read more
Review of Keystone Villa at Ephrata
We went to Keystone Villa at Ephrata. They were very nice. They called us the day before Thanksgiving saying, "Even though we don't have openings, you're more than welcome to come up here for Thank... Read more