7 Memory Care Facilities in Lancaster County, PA

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Legend of Lancaster

Provides: Memory Care
31 Millersville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
"At Legend of Lancaster, you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere that values both community and individuality. Gathering areas are purposefully designed to make life more engaging, convenient and social,..." More

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Keystone Villa at Ephrata

Provides: Memory Care
100 North State Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
"My wife stayed at Keystone Villa at Ephrata memory care. It has four floors and memory care is on the fourth. The staff was good. Her room was big and clean, but their activities seemed pretty..." More

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Paramount Senior Living at Lancaster ...

Provides: Memory Care
2760 Maytown Road, Maytown, PA 17550
"I’m a granddaughter of a resident at Paramount and my grandpa is new to the Dementia wing. I have worked for two other facilities so I had concerns. I’m telling everyone now how incredibly..." More

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Evergreen Estates Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
1300 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
"Evergreen Estates Personal Care, is located at the edge of Lancaster City. Our compassionate caring team offers a variety of services and levels of care, to create a personalized plan of care for..." More

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Magnolias of Lancaster

Provides: Memory Care
1870 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
"Magnolias is a top notch personal care facility. Because my father had problematic, obsessive behaviors, I have had the chance to observe a lot of personal care situations. The staff at Magnolias..." More

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Legend of Lititz

Provides: Memory Care
80 W Millport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543
"My wife is at Legend of Lititz memory care. The residents seem friendly, but you can't have much of a conversation with them. They give her three meals a day, they help her go to the bathroom, and..." More

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Country Meadows of Lancaster

Provides: Memory Care
1380 Elm Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
"My dad was a resident of Country Meadow Lancaster for almost 3 years and the care he received was excellent. " More

    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

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Pennsylvania

    $6,000.00 Harford County
    $5,567.00 Berks County
    $5,000.00 Lebanon County
    $4,905.00 US
    $4,879.00 Lancaster County
    $4,628.00 Chester County
    $4,605.00 York County
    $3,040.00 Dauphin County

    Memory Care costs in Lancaster County start around $4,879 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,905 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lancaster County

    • Review of Paramount Senior Living at Lancaster County

      I’m a granddaughter of a resident at Paramount and my grandpa is new to the Dementia wing. I have worked for two other facilities so I had concerns. I’m telling everyone now how incredibly gratef... Read more

      wsparkels
    • Review of Keystone Villa at Ephrata

      My wife stayed at Keystone Villa at Ephrata memory care. It has four floors and memory care is on the fourth. The staff was good. Her room was big and clean, but their activities seemed pretty dumb... Read more

      JDM
    • Review of Legend of Lititz

      My wife is at Legend of Lititz memory care. The residents seem friendly, but you can't have much of a conversation with them. They give her three meals a day, they help her go to the bathroom, and ... Read more

      JDM
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